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Heraklion: Cretan Meat Tasting Tour in Galatas Village

Heraklion: Cretan Meat Tasting Tour in Galatas Village

From US$ 39.64 per person

Learn about the art of producing quality smoked meat with the Cretans. Taste exquisite meat products and pair them with wines from the Cretan Vineyards. Enjoy a unique and memorable experience based on authentic Cretan hospitality.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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English, Greek
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Limited to 10 participants


  • See a presentation on the production of traditional Cretan cold cuts
  • Have a taste of the traditional products
  • Learn about the benefits of the Cretan diet
Full description
Discover the famous Cretan meat cold-cuts and learn their production methods on a guided tour in modern certified facilities and outside at the yard. You will listen to a presentation and see a simulation of the production of traditional Cretan Cold Cuts based on the traditional "parasia". This is a traditional cooking fireplace where Cretan people used to smoke their meats. Later, taste some of the traditional products while relaxing on the front yard where you can enjoy the stunning views to the villages around. During the tour, you will learn about the benefits of the Cretan diet and become familiar with the culture and the way of living in the Cretan countryside.  The tour is at the local meat production facilities where you can buy authentic products to take with you back home. You can reach the location by car from the area of Heraklion and you can easily continue your road trip to the southern part of Crete. 
  • Local guide
  • Tasting of traditional products with wine
  • Water or soft drinks
  • Pick up or drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The deli is in the village of Galatas, which is a small rural village 35 kilometers from the main city of Heraklion. The address if ΓΑΛΑΤΑΣ ΠΕΔΙΑΔΟΣ ΚΑΣΤΕΛΙ, ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΟ ΚΡΗΤΗΣ 700 06, Ελλάδα.

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  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes
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August 12, 2020

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