Family Cultural Experience in Zagori

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Be a local for the day and experience what life was like for those living in the rural stone villages of Zagori. This family-friendly activity takes place in the traditional cottage of a historic 19th-century mansion. Your host Lena will help you understand life in Zagorochoria (the 46 villages of Zagori).

In Zagori, life is simple and slow-paced, and Lena is happy to give you an authentic experience! To start, you'll learn to weave on a traditional loom and make a natural tincture to dye wool, as the locals still do in Zagori. Then, discover the felt process and create your own keepsakes, such as a little cushion or decorative frame.

Next, you'll meet the cottage's chickens and collect the day’s eggs to make a traditional Zagori pie. Lena will need your help making bread for the day, so you'll test your skills kneading the dough and watching it bake in the oven. Finally, after all your hard work, you'll enjoy a fresh meal in the peaceful garden.

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Itineraries with Family Cultural Experience in Zagori

Family Exploration of Mainland Greece: Athens, Delphi, Meteora, & More - 14 Days

Take two weeks to travel to some of Greece's lesser-visited landmarks and villages with this family-focused itinerary. Guided tours specifically designed for school-age children will help keep everyone engaged with stories from history and legend as you visit ancient monuments, gardens, and natural attractions. Start with the main sights in Athens, then hit the road up to the temples of Delphi, sky-high monasteries of Meteora, the northern bustle of Thessaloniki, and stone villages of Zagori.