Take an agricultural journey with this week-long trip to two of Greece's most dynamic islands. After your first night in Athens, you'll ferry to Naxos for an immersive food tour, then onward to Crete to see working olive groves, the seasonal harvest, and historic villages.
You'll start in the charming village of Kaloxylos, where you'll visit a local home. Chat with your hosts over the age-old tradition of Greek coffee and dessert. Learn about traditional Naxian cuisine and daily life in rural Naxos. Join your host on a stroll through the village, tasting a few items and collecting ingredients for a typical Naxian dish.
Next, make your way through the other villages, which include Filoti, Apeiranthos, and Chalki. Enjoy a local cheese tasting and sample traditional recipes as you stroll through the narrow streets. Meet with local producers and learn more about what makes Naxian produce, olive oil, meats, and dairy products so significant to the whole of Greece.
You'll end your tour with a visit to a kitron liquor distillery. See its production in action and taste the traditional spirit of Naxos.
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Itineraries with Naxos Food & Culture Tour
This tours focuses on the amazing food, wine, and culture provided by the vibrant country of Greece, highlighting bustling cities like Athens and Chania, as well as the islands of Santorini and Naxos. You'll enjoy numerous food and wine tours, allowing you to taste Greek cuisine, delicacies, pastries, and local wines and liquors, plus your own handmade dishes with a cooking class in Crete. Along the way, you'll visit an olive farm, a family-owned cheese shop, wineries, and bustling food markets, indulging your taste buds in some of the country's most beloved treats.
Spend two weeks exploring Athens and some of the highlights of the Cyclades with this itinerary. You'll start atop the Acropolis before getting down into the streets of Athens for a morning bike tour, then head over to the Cycladic islands of Naxos and Santorini. Lounge on the beaches, sample some highlights of island cuisine, and hike alongside the famous caldera before you return to Athens.