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A Stroll through History and Gastronomy on a Rethymnon walking tour in Crete

Host Ioannis

$55.79 per guest


Experience the Cretan culture through the cuisine.
Explore the real local gastronomy of Crete with your professional guide and native expert.

You will discover the delightful back lanes of the old town; learn of its history; see architecture created by men of heart;

This mezes tour with its casual itinerary is for you the way to savour Rethymnon’s gastronomic heritage from a local perspective. Learn all the secrets of how to make traditional Greek phyllo dough and how to make with it a pie!
The guide is a local food expert who will explain in detail a wide range of local products that you will taste while visiting some traditional Raki Café’s and true insider spots. Taste a feast of Greek mezes and Cretan cuisine in a traditional old town tavern.


Mezes is a selection of typical Cretan dishes (multi-course meal)

Melzanosalata (eggplant aubergine mashed and mixed with seasonings)

Souvlaki (Bite sized meat cubes (lamb is very common), grilled on a skewer over charcoal)

Stifado (Slow cooked beef stew with lots of onions, garlic, tomatoes, cinnamon, pepper and vinegar)

Gemista (Vegetables like peppers, eggplants or courgettes stuffed with rice, chopped mint, lemon juice, pepper, minced meat)

Tzatziki (Dip made from plain yogurt, chopped cucumber with finely chopped garlic and mint leaf)

Taramosalata (a fish roe dip based on cured carp fish roe, mashed potatoes and olive oil)

Fava (Split peas beans)

Choriatiki (salad made with pieces of tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, onion, green bell pepper slices, feta cheese, capers and olives, typically seasoned with salt and oregano and dressed with olive oil)


Bostani organic garden is situated at Missiria, the quiet suburbs of Rethymnon just outside( 3 kms eastwards) of the town and very close (400m) from the main north coast road of Crete.

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My name is Yiannis Kotzianoglou and I was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. I began my career in

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