Porto Club Travel Services

Heraklion, Greece

Travel provider for small group exclusive weekly packages on the island of Crete. Food and wine, cultural visits and hands on cooking classes in Greece.

Culinary Vacations 12

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from US$2,520
from US$2,520
Price for:

5 days / 4 nights

Limited availability

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from US$6,765
from US$6,765
Price for:

14 days / 13 nights

Limited availability

5 Days Vegetarian, Vegan Culinary Tours in Greece

Dec 15-19 | Dec 22-26 | Dec 29-Jan 2 , 2017

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from US$2,560
from US$2,560
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5 days / 4 nights

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from US$2,560
from US$2,560
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4 days / 3 nights

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from US$7,490
from US$7,490
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

4 Days Luxury Vegetarian Culinary Holidays in Greece

Available in December, January & February

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from US$2,300
from US$2,300
Price for:

4 days / 3 nights

Limited availability
from US$0
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

2 Days Authentic Crete Cookery Holidays in Greece

April | May | June | July | August, 2018

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from US$960
from US$960
Price for:

2 days / 1 night

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from US$3,774
from US$3,774
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

6 Days Vegan, Mediterranean Culinary Tours in Greece

Dec | Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May, 2017–2018

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from US$4,400
from US$4,400
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

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from US$14,063
from US$14,063
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30 days / 29 nights

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from US$1,160
from US$1,160
Price for:

2 days / 1 night

Testimonials 7

  • Carolyn and Ian

    Porto Club website

    It was a memorable tour and as Ian said a true "slow food" experience! Thanks for your generosity and hospitality, for sharing your passion for Crete and showing us all the wonderful things it has to offer. Our time in Crete was much enriched by joining your tour. Thanks again.

  • Suzanne

    Porto Club website

    First of all thank you for the wonderful week with you in Crete and immersing me in the Cretan culture, food and beautiful scenery. Your vibrant personality made it so much more fun. Thank you also for sending me the recipes, I will put them to good use. Again thank you again for the wonderful time in Crete, and the cave dinner was truly a highlight during that week.

  • Diana

    Porto Club website

    I just wanted to say, that you are a true professional and a very special person. You made the experience truly memorable. You treated all of us like family instead of just strangers.You took us to local eating establishments which really enriched the experience. The cooking classes were a lot of fun, they were very hands on, which I bloody loved. You went out of your way to make sure that we all had a fabulous time.The lodgings were very nice and the location was really spectacular! George I will always remember my time there as very special, and wish you and your family the very best. I will always have a grand smile as I remember my time in Crete.

  • David United States

    Porto Club website

    I cannot thank you enough for the truly remarkable experience in Crete. Since I arrived back in the USA, I have cooked several meals using the principles you shared with us and enjoyed every one of them.Unfortunately we cannot get the freshest ingredients, but even the techniques you showed (simple combinations of ingredients that show up in most dishes, grating tomatoes, different ways of chopping onions, cooking with potatoes, and so on) have been very useful. I cannot wait to entertain others with the Cretan cuisine!The best part of the trip was that you took us to places that tourists would probably never know about, where you knew the people and their families. That made the vacation especially authentic and memorable. Even the long drives were okay, because we got to experience the wonderful sights of the island.

  • Christina

    Porto Club website

    David and I enjoyed the week we spent in Crete. The sites we visited and the food that was cooked and ate were definitely unique and delicious. Below are some feedbacks on the culinary tour.Thaloris location in the mountains and it is integrated into the village provide a local Cretan experience. Georges knowledge on Crete history and Thaloris hospitality makes the visit enjoyable.The various local restaurants that we ate at enabled David and I taste local Crete food and cooking. The ingredients were very fresh, very delicious. The cooking experience where we got hands-on experience in preparing and cooking Cretan food each night.The small group setting allows the group members and George to interact and build close relationship during the week. This helps adjust the flexible itinerary if the group likes to explore/visit some different sites. The bottom line: the food and alcoholic beverages were great.

  • Chantal

    Porto Club website

    Our trip was great, but of course, the highlight was our week on Crete. We have already made tsaziki, lots of boiled and sauted greens, the cucumber appetizers, the eggplant dip, and greek salad. We bought some grape leaves and phyllo dough so will try making some more dishes soon.As far as critical thoughts about our stay in Crete, we enjoyed the trip and learned so much about Cretan food, culture, and history. Thank you again for a fantastic week full of learning and good memories.

  • Rene

    Porto Club website

    I am writing to you because I am still awestruck by the experience of a lifetime! I could never have imagined how wonderful, gracious, enjoyable and entertaining a vacation it was to be. I absolutely fell in love with Crete and George. I couldn't have planned a better trip and I can't wait to go back. Thanks for all your help and please tell everyone this is the vacation not to be missed. There was plenty of everything. I didn't want for anything!

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