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From Kalamata: Traditional Greek Winery and Wine Tasting

1. From Kalamata: Traditional Greek Winery and Wine Tasting

Your tour will begin with an amazing tour of Kapsia Cave, one of the top ten caves in Greece. Located right outside the village of Kapsia, this cave is known for its complex system of natural sinkholes. Another feature of the cave is its rare colors (white, yellow, red, green, and light blue) and its abundance of stalactites and stalagmites. Neolithic fossils, human bones and skulls, and clay lamps dating back to the 4th and 5th century A.D. have also been discovered within the cave. You will then enjoy a tour of the vineyards to find out about the history and philosophy of organic farming, before you experience grape harvesting. This will allow you to get a first-hand look at the harvesting of organic grapes, straight from the vineyards. You can find out all the secrets of traditional wine making from the experts, before taking part in a local cooking class in which you will learn how to make a traditional Greek pie from scratch. You’ll then get the chance to taste your creations throughout a wine-tasting session. Following lunch, take a tour of the wine cellars and discover all the different wine varieties. You will then get a taste of the entire wine range of the winery, immersing yourself in the deep flavors and rich aromas of the 6 different wine labels. Following that, discover the flavors and aromatic petimezi (grape molasses). At this winery, this traditional Greek product and superfood is produced from organic grapes. Following that, you will enjoy a light lunch or full meal. with a full meal available from September to October, and a light lunch available the rest of the year. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your point of origin.

Laconia: Organic Greek Farm Tour with Cooking Class

2. Laconia: Organic Greek Farm Tour with Cooking Class

Your experience will begin with a guided tour around the facilities of the farm. You’ll find out all about the sustainable farming methods and techniques at the farm, and will also discover the story and the people behind this great concept. Following your tour, you will take a stroll around the gardens to pick fresh, organic veggies and feel closer to nature than ever. After you've picked vegetables to your heart's content, it will be time to learn how to make delicious traditional meals throughout a 3-hour cooking class. Assisted by local chefs who’ll share their experience with you, you’ll get to create special dishes using local products. Following the cooking class comes the highlight of the tour, as you feast on a traditional meal that includes 3 appetizers and a main dish. All meals are accompanied by organic wine from the vineyards as well as unique drinks, such as the farm's own homemade lemonade. Following lunch, you will visit the Greek Women Cooperative in a small village near the farm in the Laconia region.

Messinia: Organic Cooking Class and Traditional Local Feast

3. Messinia: Organic Cooking Class and Traditional Local Feast

You’ll begin with a tour all the facilities of the farm, including the amphitheater, the crops, the animal farm, and the vegetable garden. Next, enjoy a leisurely stroll to explore every corner of the farm and marvel at the unique tree houses, which are built from all-natural materials. You'll then stop at the quaint, stone-built amphitheater to learn all about the evolution of the theater in Ancient Greece. You can experience rural life at its best by feeding the animals and picking fresh fruit and vegetables, and throughout the tour you’ll get the chance to enjoy local delicacies, Mt Taygetos tea, or homemade lemonade. Next you will discover the secrets of traditional homemade food based on local recipes, "just like mama used to make". A local cook will guide you through the experience to unravel the mysteries of Greek cuisine, as you learn how to make and bake bread in a wood-fire oven and prepare authentic homemade Greek food and local delicacies in the farm's open-air kitchen. After your cooking experience, get a taste of freshly baked bread, a home-cooked Mediterranean meal, and tasty snacks prepared by you in the farm’s open-air kitchen. All ingredients are from the farm and other local producers. The meal includes local appetizers, mains, and dessert, accompanied by organic wine, soft drinks, Greek coffee, or tea. After you've savored your meal, enjoy a stroll through the cobblestone lanes and immerse yourself in the local culture, finding out the local history of the small village.

Arcadia: Traditional Local Cooking Class and Feast

4. Arcadia: Traditional Local Cooking Class and Feast

Your experience will begin with a guided tour of the workshop, including the traditional food preparation area, the cookware museum, and the library. You can leaf through old cookbooks and view rare 19th-century photos in the library, or take a step back in time and get a taste of village life back in the 1900s in the museum. Following that, you’ll get to pick fresh vegetables from the garden. You may then choose to participate in cooking classes with Rita, a local cook, to learn how to make traditional hylopites (egg pasta), trahana (fermented milk pasta), spoon sweets, jams, pasteli (sesame seed bars) and other local delights. Following your cooking class, you’ll have lunch at the restaurant where you’ll feast on local products from the workshop and other local producers. The meal includes appetizers, mains, and dessert, accompanied by organic wine, soft drinks, Greek coffee, or tea. You’ll then get the chance to find more than 50 local delicacies at the gift shop, including walnut kourabiethes, melomakarona, skaltsounia, pasta, spoon sweets, pine honey, local myzithra cheese, and Greek herbs and spices. Following the gift shop, enjoy a stroll through the small cobblestone lanes and immerse yourself in the local culture. Find out the local history of the small village and the humble beginnings of the workshop back in 1980, and take the opportunity to visit the local Greek Primary School Museum.

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