Bites of Chania Food Tour - in Chania - LikeALocal Guide

Bites of Chania Food Tour


60 EUR

Welcome to Bites of Chania, a food tasting adventure and historical walking tour. Explore the vivid history and culinary delights of one of the oldest cities in Europe!

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Mariana
Local Ambassador

I am an experimental archaeologist-food historian, who recreates Greek historical recipes using ancient or modern techniques for spectacular food events.

In 2000 I founded 'Greek Culinary History & Cooking Adventures' to create interactive, edible experiences that bring historical Greek gastronomy to life through experimental, sensory and public archaeology.

My work takes many forms, including history -themed dinners, historic cooking courses, edible installations, and historical food walking tours.
The walking food tours showcase Cretan gastronomy, culture and history in a unique and attractive way to whoever comes to Chania, with a need to understand and experience the historic and at the same time modern, adventurous and enigmatic city by using all the senses.

I am the author of a Gourmand award-winning cookbook, The Language of Taste, which is a dictionary (in Gr.) of the history and culture of Greek food and the founder and organizer of the biennial Symposia of Greek Gastronomy (conference).

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  • Enjoy a tour guided by an experimental archaeologist-food historian and Gourmand Award winner
  • Savour mouthwatering traditional and historical foods
  • Get to know the history of Chania through the history of its gastronomy

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Travel off the beaten path on my delicious 2-hour culinary adventure. Get a glimpse of the local lifestyle, and satisfy your appetite for fascinating food history and culture with delectable tastings.

The tour is available upon request if time permits

Dress: Wear casual and comfortable shoes and clothing.

Food substitutes: Please let me know about any food restrictions when purchasing your tickets. I’ll do my best to accommodate your specific needs.

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What’s included & not included

  • Experimental archaeologist-food historian as your guide
  • Food tastings
  • Traditional beverage
  • Coffee
  • Alcohol

Meeting point

Kydonias 29, in front of Chania Town Hall

Reviews from travellers (2)


Wonderful and informative
for Mariana’s tour (Bites of Chania Food Tour)
Mariane was very knowledgeable and personable. We enjoyed the tour very much. She was intent on meeting our needs. We appreciated the stops and types of food she shared with us. She also gave us a history lesson on the influences on Crete's cuisine. We loved it.
Great excursion
for Mariana’s tour (Bites of Chania Food Tour)
We thoroughly enjoyed our food tour throughout Chania. A nice mix of history and culture with many great tastes.

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Amazing tour & lovely host
Mariana, thank you so much for this really great historical food tour through Chania. We enjoyed your knowledge and the tour so much. You’re a great host and we felt so comfortable joining the real Cretan historic food way and diet. Thank you so much for this lovely time. All the best & love
Excellent!! Wonderful experience!
Mariana presented, upon our arrival, an array of Ancient Greek herbs and spices, dried grains and fruits. She served Cretian mountain tea as she showed us us how to cook flatbread, myttotos, lentils, myma, artolaganon and plakous. Cooking with fire and stones or clay ovens, we could imagine what life could have been like thousands of years ago. This was the highlight of my holiday in Chania, Crete. Highly recommended!
The perfect way to discover Chania.
Mariana is the perfect guide for this city tour. Friendly, knowledgable, and passionate about food. We learned about the history of the city, experienced wonderful food and were introduced to places we never would have found otherwise.
The highlight of our stay in Chania. It truly felt like being shown around by a friend, thank you Mariana.
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