from €950,00

Private Culinary Cruise

Departure and arrival: Heraklion Old Venetian Port


7 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8-10 people


English, Greek


To know a place and its culture is to get acquainted with its gastronomy. This special sailing trip combines all that we love. Sailing, sea, sun and culinary surprises!

Leave the touristic crowds behind and set sail with us! During our journey, the culinary professionals on board will share with you all the secrets and gems of the Mediterranean diet. 

The destination of our sailing trip is chosen carefully to ensure calm weather conditions and beautiful waters. This exotic experience combines the beauty of nature, swimming in crystal clear waters and leaving all weights behind before indulging yourself in what our chefs have to offer.

Some mouth-watering goodness is waiting for you onboard! Local specialities and delicacies from the island of Crete, an exploration of new tastes. The recipes you will try onboard are traditional with a modern twist, carefully picked to cover the main cuisine and gastronomy of the area. 

And if you want to prepare your palette here is what follows: 

– Welcome: Cretan Raki, variety of local cheese from small farms, home made bread, and paximadi (rusks), Cretan olives and of course Olive-oil tasting.

  • Appetizer: Cretan dakos”, fava beans, octopus, steamed mussels . 
  • First: Risotto with seafood and roe (bottarga).

– Main: Grilled sea bass with rosemary/ sepia in the stove with ink/ squid risotto

  • Wine: Three varieties of high quality wines that perfectly accompany our menu. 
  • Dessert: Home made jams, pie with honey, fresh figs

-Dessert Drink: Dessert wine from sun-dried grapes.

(Menu is a subject of change depending on the seasonal availability).

Choose your sailboat:

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  • Let us guide you through a once in a lifetime trip.
  • Sail and learn from the experts some secrets of the most famous cuisine in the world;
  • Special arrangements for families.
  • Transfer service available.


From 10 AM - Pick-up from your accommodation or meeting at the marina
As soon as the guests arrive on the yachts in Heraklio Old Venetian port, a small briefing concerning safety regulations as well as boat handling will be given by the instructor/skipper on the yacht.
We set sails for the nearby island of Dia. (around 6 miles ~1 hrs).
Our experienced crew will help our guest feel comfortable while sailing (not motoring). Enjoy silence, while the yacht moves only by
Your skipper is a certified sailing instructor and will guide you thorough some secrets of.
Everybody is welcome to participate, if would like to.
We put our anchors in a protected cove of Dia island which belongs in the Natura 2000 project.
A refreshing dive in the crystal clear water is a must
It is time for the culinary experience.
A brief introduction follows:
- Cretan Raki, variety of local cheese, home made bread, and paximadi (dry bread), olives. Olive-oil tasting.
- Appetizer: Cretan “dakos”, “boureki” (a type of pastry filled with eggplant and feta cheese), fava beans, octopus, mussels in steam.
- First dish: Pasta (spagghetti or risotto with seafood and roe (bottarga).
- Main: Grilled sea bass with rosemary.
- Wine: Three different high quality wines that perfectly accompanying our menu.
- Dessert: Home made jams, pies with honey, fresh figs, seasonal fruits
- Dessert Drink: Dessert wine from sun-dried grapes.
As the sun declines, we set sails to the marina, wishing only to meet the pair of dolphins on our way.
From 5 PM - Check out


  • Yacht with full inventory
  • Insurance
  • Crew of 2 on each yacht
  • Full culinary session as described
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Mineral water, juice, coffee, tea
  • Refreshments
  • Desserts
  • Taxes & fees
  • Diesel
  • Beach towel
  • Swimsuits
  • Beach shoes



Tour's Location

Departure and arrival: Heraklion Old Venetian Port


Do I get a refund if I cancel the booking?
Cancel up to 72 hours in advance for a full refund.
What to bring
This is a list of things that can be useful for you to bring with:
- Beach towel
- Sun block
- Hat with stripe for not losing with the wind
- Camera (underwater if available)
- Sunglasses
- Beach shoes
- Light top windbreaker
Are the yatchs regularly disinfected?
Yes, they are. (If you have other info to give me, please do!)
Any other information?
Read here all the FAQ related to the Day Tours


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