Baxes Cretan Experience

Baxes Cretan Experience

Baxes Cretan Experience


Baxes tavern

Hidden in the foreground of Psiloritis mountain our welcoming taverna reveals a combination of a farm full of organic vegetables along with a fully equipped kitchen waiting for you to begin a journey in Cretan taste. Come to pick your vegetables and prepare Mama’s recipes with a glass of raki or wine. A tour to the well – known Cretan cuisine has just started and believe me you will not want to end.


Join us at our culinary lessons in mountainous village Krousonas. If you are in Heraclion come to us. It’s just 20 minutes away. Whether you are a beginner or a professional cook, you can try that tingle your palate. Imrove your culinary skills and discover secrets of healthy and tasty cooking. 



The venue is available for big receptions (capacity 500 persons) for your most happiest and special moments such as weddings and baptisms.

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Enjoy cretan breakfast with  organic products that came from our land in our veranda with the amazing view of olive groves and grapeyards.


Gyula KovácsGyula Kovács
13:55 04 Sep 23
It was a great day, even though the program was in English, but the nice, cute lady translated everything for me separately, thanks to her
georgia parasirigeorgia parasiri
20:17 03 Sep 23
The ultimate traditional experience that allows a traveler to learn more about the Cretan culture while having fun. I highly recommend this experience.
Michalis ZoulakisMichalis Zoulakis
16:15 03 Sep 23
A highly recommend experience!!!!
We had great time in Baxes place. It was the first experience we do in Crete, we have the best memories from there
Mania VidMania Vid
20:47 02 Sep 23
Ales KratochvilAles Kratochvil
16:08 10 Jul 23
Amazing afternoon!!! Sevi and her family was very welcoming and the whole experience was truly enjoyable. It is like visiting old friends rather than coming for cooking course. In very relaxed way you get to see their farm and learn a lot of new, choose what you cook, dance to Cretan music and finally enjoy what you have created on a terrace with beautiful view of surrounding hills. Leftovers were nicely packed to take home as we were not able to finish all. Would happily come back!!!
Maria RodriguesMaria Rodrigues
19:34 02 Jul 23
Me and my boyfriend decided to start doing a cooking lesson whenever we travel to new country. Gladly we came across with the Baxes family and their lessons.This family hospitality goes above and beyond. We were welcomed by Sevi and spent most of our afternoon with her. We were able to learn so much about the Cretan gastronomy, lifestyle and culture details. We visited the installations, feed the animals, saw the multiple plantations of both olives, grapes and much more.The food turned out great and I am sure that every option on the menu was great! We spent most of our time with Sevi due to the chosen menu, but her mother taught us to fry the loukoumades.I don’t drink alcohol at all, and I was able to enjoy a glass of their white wine, so this says a lot.We were also able to meet her father, and brother who apparently are experts on snails and honey.We ended up buying their olive oil and oreganos, it’s always better to support local businesses. Her brother and Sevi were even kind even to offers some souvenirs with their raki, apricot jam, and olive oil.I can only recommend joining this wonderful family for a cooking class. I would for sure repeat these experience!
Yock Song LawYock Song Law
19:14 13 Dec 22
Sevi and mama were fantastic, warm and informative. The food we cooked were very traditional createn meals eaten by families over sundays or festivals.We were provided with an option of menu to choose from based on what was in season.The highlight for us were the main (lamb stew with orzo pasta) and desserts (mizithra pies). The appetisers and salad was delicious too!Throughly enjoyed the conversations and sevi was also very helpful in providing us with all the answers to our many questions about greek culture and nuances!
Agnes PeignenAgnes Peignen
13:27 29 May 22
Awesome experience, highly recommended! Everything was perfect, in a friendly atmosphere, definitely my best day in Crete. Sevi and her family know how to make you feel at home and become a Cretan cook. You really get to cook a 4-course dinner that you can reproduce at home, after visiting the garden and the goat farm.
Sandra WeigandSandra Weigand
17:04 29 Apr 22
I couldn't have imagined a better experience! Sevi offers a great cooking course, the farm and the house are beautiful, there are home-made delicacies to welcome you, you choose the menu for the day yourself, the taste of the result couldn't be better, the view while eating is breathtaking! You can also feed the goats and at the end I got a little tour through the small town Krousonas. What more do you want?!
  • star rating  Amazing surprise - We had a wonderfull evening! The restaurant was closed because the father had an operation. His son saw us arriving and even though it was closed, he served us a... read more

    avatar thumb Valerie T
    August 1, 2023

    star rating  Cooking Lesson - What a great experience we had. My wife and I booked the evening cooking lesson and had a brilliant time. Sevi was a great teacher, and even arranged the transport... read more

    avatar thumb Graham D
    June 24, 2023

    star rating  Highlight of our trip, amazing experience - This experience was the highlight of my husband and I’s trip to Greece. We had originally booked a different cooking class, but it was canceled last minute, so we booked... read more

    avatar thumb laurasX9103IL
    May 26, 2023
  • star rating  Best cooking class in Crete! And Bambi was fun too! - Last summer, my wife and I traveled to Crete with our favorite travel friends from Italy. We arrived in Crete and drove from the airport directly to this cooking class.... read more

    avatar thumb MrSrtReggie
    May 23, 2023

    star rating  The best place in the mountain - The best food, the best view and the best experience with kids. They have little playground our kid really loved. And lovely owner who makes his own honey, olive oil,... read more

    avatar thumb Jet43098894942
    May 21, 2023

    star rating  Amazing Cooking Class - Wow!! This was such an amazing experience! Katerina and the rest of the family made my wife and I feel so special during our cooking class, catering the menu to... read more

    avatar thumb Brett L
    May 17, 2023
  • star rating  Very Welcome and Welcoming! - It was a Tuesday in April and we'd just visited Knossos. We were hungry and we drove past Baxes. It was sort of open - in the way that local... read more

    avatar thumb HuddsNell
    April 30, 2023

    star rating  Don't think just book. A Cretan experience not to be missed. - We found this experience kind of on a whim. We had a few other cooking classes on other websites but really, they didn't really appeal to us or they were... read more

    avatar thumb jakobcat9
    March 27, 2023

    star rating  Must visit place in Crete. Ask for the special Hollandia Aries Redo Caro salad. The best one - We arrived with the Red Aries car for some nice dinner at the taverna. The view from the restaurant is amazing. We where greeting by the family and we enjoyed... read more

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    February 8, 2023