Discover Greece's distinct culture and gastronomy, starting in Athens with a private tour of the Acropolis and a hands-on cooking class, followed by a transition to some of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades. Begin in Syros for food tours and explorations of medieval cities, then head to the hidden gem of Tinos for some of Greece's best cuisine, plus a visit to marble villages, an art workshop, and an afternoon swimming in the Aegean Sea. End your trip in Naxos where you'll discover ancient sites, historic streets, medieval monasteries, and, of course, delicious, locally-sourced cuisines, the pride of the Greek Islands.
After meeting Thanos, your cook, you'll discover some of the island's fresh and local ingredients. Most of what you'll use has been harvested straight from Thanos's garden. Learn the significance of these ingredients in traditional Tinian gastronomy and how they enhance each dish. You'll follow the inherited recipes and re-create the local cuisine for your lunch.
When ready, enjoy your meal the Greek way by relaxing around a table underneath an archway filled with local herbs. The ambiance includes a cobbled alleyway and fresh island air. Pair your handmade creations with selected wines and enjoy conversation with your hosts.
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Itineraries with Cultural & Culinary Workshop on Tinos
Wheat, olive oil, and wine are sometimes known as the "Mediterranean triad," forming the basis for ancient Greek cuisine. Travel through their roots with this 10-day itinerary and then see them in modern action, with cooking classes, food tours, and village explorations all to underscore these shared ancestral tastes.
Spend a week immersed in the tasty traditions of Greece with this seven-day itinerary. Enjoy a welcome dinner in Athens and venture out to a functioning olive grove, then ferry over to Tinos for a culinary workshop. Get back on board for a stop in Naxos with samples of island agriculture before your return to Athens.