Experience captivating Athens and highlights of the nearby Peloponnese Peninsula and Cycladic Islands with this week-long itinerary. After getting your first taste of Greece in the capital city, you'll take a day trip to legendary Mycenae and charming Nafplio. Then, head to Naxos to experience the beaches, history, villages, and culture of the largest Cycladic isle.
You'll meet your host in the Naxian village of Kaloxylos, home to just 30 inhabitants. The hamlet's charms range from flower-filled yards to century-old olive trees, classical architecture, an impressive church, and the Cyclades' biggest folklore museum. Your host's family will welcome you into their home and share stories about everyday life in this traditional little town. Then, you'll prepare a typical Greek meal.
You'll help your host prepare a 3-course menu based on fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients. Using traditional recipes passed down from generations, you'll learn about the Mediterranean diet and why it is significant to the islanders. When finished, enjoy your meal the Greek way: together with local wine. Swap stories with the family and ask questions about the recipes, ingredients, and Naxian cuisine.
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Itineraries with Cooking Class in a Traditional Village on Naxos
The whitewashed architecture of the Cyclades is one of the most classic Greek images. Spend two weeks amid this island chain's charms with this family-friendly itinerary full of hands-on activities for school-aged children. You'll start off with games and stories in Athens, then head to Tinos to learn about the art of marble sculpting. From there, you'll visit the villages and beaches of Naxos before you wrap up your trip along the rim of Santorini's famous caldera.
Enjoy a mini Greek experience with even the mini members of your family on this seven-day itinerary for families with school-age children. With just one week, you'll start in Athens to hit the mythology highlights, including the Acropolis and its famous Parthenon, with plenty of games and stories included. Then jet off to Naxos, the largest island in the Cyclades, to take in the beaches and inland villages via biking, cooking, and more.