Crete Cooking Experience with chef Sotiris Diogos Cooking Experience at a Glance

Get ready for a gratifying culinary experience in Crete, with a tailormade cooking experience by Sotiris Diogos. Discover every aspect of Cretan cuisine and learn how the local food has been constantly featuring at the top of the preference list of many visitors from all over the world for many years.

Discover the secrets of Greek gastronomy with the help of our chef, Sotiris Diogos.

Hop on a culinary experience and satisfy your tastebuds with a series of “simply delicious” recipes, which are easy to prepare and made with pure, healthy ingredients.

Receive a certificate of attendance tailor-made just for you.

Get the chance to win a custom-made Alianthos Garden Hotel apron and a package of Cretan aromatic herbs.


Crete Cooking Experience In Detail

Sign up for an once-in-a-lifetime experience and prepare to create popular Cretan-Greek dishes by yourself under the guidance of Alianthos Garden Hotel’s executive chef, Sotiris Diogos. Enjoy your culinary endeavors at the end of the session paired with Cretan wine or raki. Win prizes at the cooking contest that takes place during the experience, and unravel the secrets of Greek gastronomy.

Trust our experts, who will always be there to help with the language and will highlight the Cretan products and their benefits. Learn the recipes from the chef himself and see how to prepare the dishes according to your own preferences and tastes. Make rakomelo and Greek coffee with our Maître, who will give you an interesting insight into the customs and preparation of traditional Greek drinks & spirits.

Spend quality time with your partner, and share with your friends or family moments of absolute bliss while making the most of your holiday in Plakias, Crete. Remember that our chef awards not only the most creative dish but also every effort with a special participation certificate. The first prize is an Alianthos Garden Hotel apron and a package of Cretan aromatic herbs.


Crete Cooking Experience by Sotiris Diogos step-by-step

1. Embark on a journey of Greek flavours and aromas that can only be experienced in an authentic Greek house.

2. Prepare 3 local dishes under the guidance of Sotiris Diogos and his experienced team.

3. Learn all about the local produce, the carefully selected ingredients, as well as their optimal pairings.

4. Snap photos of blissful moments and take the recipes with you to surprise your beloved ones back home.

5. Receive a Certificate of Participation in the Cooking Experience and return home with a big smile on your face and a heart full of memories.



Cooking tools and equipment, one-piece cooking apron.

Photos from the event will be sent to your email - according to GDPR.

Recipes printouts for participants to take home.

Certificate of Participation with your name.

A custom-made Alianthos Garden Hotel apron and a package of Cretan aromatic herbs for the winner.


Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and the laid-back charm of Plakias, Beach Crete. Book your accommodation at Alianthos Garden Hotel and use it as an ideal base for daily excursions, extreme activities, and an ultimate taste of the Cretan grandeur.