Heraklion Food Walking Tour

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4 hours



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Our Heraklion food tour will introduce you to the wealth of Cretan gastronomy, the flagship of Mediterranean cuisine, with its symphony of earthy flavours. Take a scenic stroll through the city along the streets and narrow alleyways of Heraklion and discover traditional eateries, while immersing yourself in the local vibe! Puffy delicious Cretan pasties, tasty cheese, authentic Cretan dishes and delectable desserts aplenty – learn about Cretan cuisine as you eat, with all the wealth of the Cretan lands finding its way onto your plate!

Tour Highlights
  • Discover the culture of Crete through authentic dishes and local eateries.
  • Taste at least 15 different traditional Cretan dishes and enjoy local wine, Raki and other beverages.
  • Explore the city of Heraklion and its best eateries.
  • The tour can be adjusted to any food requirements you might have.
What to Expect

Is there any better way to experience the city of Heraklion than to eat your way through it? Whether you are passionate about good food, or a traveler who loves to discover unique experiences, this gastronomic tour will certainly capture all of your senses!

Take the opportunity to sample unique dishes and try Cretan flavors in places that locals flock to; out of the way of the usual tourist-heavy places. Take a stroll through the bustling Heraklion city and taste the very best cream pie in town, the famous ‘Bougatsa’. Step into the city’s Old Market and visit the best place to sample delicious local cheese; taste the different types of Cretan cheese and learn about the cheese-making tradition in Crete, with the assistance of your food tour expert.

The next stop on your culinary tour will take you to a small honey shop, where you will be introduced to the art of beekeeping and you will be able to savor two different kinds of local honey, which promises to bring the aromas of Crete to your mouth in one spoonful!

Take a walk along the narrow alleys around the Old Market in order to discover the unique and traditional bakeries; there’s time to indulge in some delicious local pastries, such as ‘Kalitsounia’, and Cretan biscuits, such as, ‘ladokouloura’ – everything is made according to traditional recipes handed down through generations. Take a look at the thousands of Cretan herbs in one of Crete’s herb shops and sample a reviving tea made from herbs grown on the Cretan mountains. Your culinary tour will continue with a taste of authentic ‘loukoumades’, the doughnut-like dessert, and traditional pie-bites.

Find yourself in a cosy restaurant close to the Venetian Harbour – you are sure to find yourself gazing at the crystal-clear blue waters of the sea. Additionally, you’ll be able to taste local dishes, such as ‘Dakos’, ‘Dolmadakia’ and, of course, quality seafood! The icing on the cake of your fantastic food experience? Raki and traditional dessert!

Inclusions / Exclusions


  • A 4-hour private food tour in Heraklion
  • Services of an excellent foodie guide
  • All food and drink tastings


  • Any additional orders or purchases

Meeting point:

  • Lions Square, in front of the fountain (transfer can be arranged if you are not located in Heraklion)

Food subs:

  • We can accommodate vegetarians, vegans and food allergies.