Heraklion for foodies


4 hours
Group Type
Private Tour
Daily - send us an inquiry

Short Description

Discover the wealth of Cretan gastronomy and indulge in a chorus of earthy flavors with our Heraklion food tour! Follow a scenic city trail through Heraklion streets and narrow alleys to find out traditional eateries and food shops right in the spot of the local vibe! Taste puffy Cretan pastries, delicious cheese, traditional Cretan dishes and mouthwatering desserts, while discovering all about Cretan cuisine! All the riches of the Cretan land straight to your palate!

For more flexibility on times/dates, please send us an inquiry via the "Inquiry" tab.

What you can expect

What a better way to experience Heraklion city than eating your way through it? Whether you are a passionate foodie or a traveler going after unique experiences, this gastronomy tour will jeez your senses! Get the chance to eat unique dishes and taste Cretan flavors in places that locals prefer away from tourist traps. Walk through the bustling Heraklion and taste the best cream pie in town, the famous “bugatsa”. Duck into the Old Market of the city and visit the best place to taste delicious local cheese; devour different kinds of Cretan cheese and find out about the cheese tradition in Crete by your expert food guide! Next, your cullinary experience will lead you in a small honey shop where you will be introduced to the art of beekeeping and taste two different kinds of local honey full of Cretan aromas!

Wander through small laneways around the Old Market just to discover unique traditional bakeries; time to indulge in delicious Cretan pastries, such as “kalitsounia”, and Cretan biscuits, such as "ladokouloura" - everything made according to old grandma recipes! Explore the thousands of different Cretan herbs in a cozy herb shop and enjoy a reviving tea of herbs from Cretan mountains. Continue your culinary experience with traditional loukoumades and traditional pie-bites.

Lose yourself in the town alleys for a while just to end up in a cozy restaurant by the Venetian Harbour of Heraklion - in a place where your eyes meet the blue sea; relish local dishes, such as "ntakos" or "dolmadakia" and first class seafood! And our topping for the end of your food experience? Traditional desert and raki!

This is where your journey to the Cretan cullinary scene of Heraklion finishes and you are ready to go with the best of memories in the city!

Why book this tour?

  • Enjoy the personal attention of an expert food guide
  • Discover Cretan culture through traditional dishes and local eateries
  • Relish at least 15 tastings of traditional Cretan food
  • Enjoy local drinks such as Cretan wine and raki
  • Explore the best eateries in Heraklion and the city itself
  • Adjusted to any food requirements you may have
  • Available daily as a private tour - please send us an inquiry

Tour Reviews

Crete Food Tour
Crete Food Tour

Thank you very much for the lovely experience. We started our day with coffee and Bugatta and carried on with a wide selection of different delicacies. Finished our day with lovely seafood restaurant on sea front . The next day my husband enjoyed the wine tasting in opus wine bar while I enjoyed the accompanying food. Athena and Dimetra were fabulous guides.

You must try this Heraklion Food Tour!
You must try this Heraklion Food Tour!

We are always interested in the local dining scene and with only a week in Crete we decided to book a foodies walking tour of Heraklion. Communication with Dimitra was excellent and they can cater the tour for food allergies, preferences or perceived "intolerances". We were met at the arranged time by Dimitra and Athena and we the embarked on a tour of honey shops, herbalist, pastry shops, taverna and seafood restaurants. Our guides were very informative about the food and Heraklion in general. Their English was perfect. The range of cakes and cheeses were impressive. We cannot recommend enough.