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Wild Greens & Dough: historic, traditional Cretan baking & cooking

Host Mariana

$125.54 per guest

At a glance

Start time



4 hours

Group size

2-8 people

Class language


Meeting point

Terma Konstantinoupoleos, Daratsos


This lesson is for those who want to learn about the history, the healing powers of the most popular Cretan wild greens and herbs and how to use them in cooking. We will also learn about the history of Cretan bread and phyllo making and how to recreate historical and traditional recipes.

The lesson is available upon request.
Time: 10:00 -14:00

For details, please contact.


Welcome and introduction to the lesson
Ancient and traditional dishes based around wild greens.
Phyllo dough lesson and baked goods
Mountain tea
Wild -green's beverage


The class takes place in a 300 year old olive grove situated in the village of Daratsos, 5 km from the city of Chania.

Daratsos is connected by regular city buses. The bus leaves from 1866 square and stops at the small square of the village. The house is within easy walking distance (about 200m)
If you prefer to get a taxi, the taxi queue is opposite the bus station.

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I am an experimental archaeologist-food historian, who recreates Greek historical recipes using




from Rome

I took the 'Eating in ancient Greece' cooking class. It was a cooking lesson, a history lesson and a meal all in one! I enjoyed it very much. I was by myself but Mariana had me group with four other lovely people and we learned so many interesting things and cooked and laughed. A very interesting class by an experimental archaeologist who is an Gourmand award - winning author as well. Food was great.

Anna Delhaugh

Anna Delhaugh

from New York

I’m thoroughly fascinated with Mariana's cooking courses. I took two of them and I enjoyed the entire process, from mixing historically-appropriate ingredients and cooking over an open fire to using replicas of historic equipment and tools. Mariana is extremely generous with her knowledge and responded to every question in such a warm and nuturing way!

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