The foodies journey – 12 days

It’s a tour for foodies, who enjoy the uniqueness of high-quality flavors through a thrill-seeking journey.

The foodies journey - 12 days

Taking this journey promises to be a gastronomy experience that you won't forget. Take part in a game of discovering new tastes and aromas, new combinations of foods and new fruits of the earth.

You will love the gastronomy here: traditional Greek breakfast, colorful authentic Mediterranean cuisine, local products, fine wines, flavorful beers, and local spirits.

Every corner of the country has its own unique specialties and dishes that have evolved over time

 

Highlights:

  • Multi-destination experience
  • Guided gastronomy tours
  • Guided wine tasting experience
  • Guided cultural tours
  • Cooking lessons

 

Who it's for?

Our multi-destination trips are designed for private and corporate groups looking to explore the beauties of Greece while enjoying a ride.

 

Itinerary

  • 11-night accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis
  • Maps & detailed travel information
  • All transfers
  • Guided experiences
  • All taxes & service charges
  • 24hrs assistance phone number

Welcome to Greece! We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel in the heart of Athens to settle. What better way to explore Athens than with a culinary journey through picturesque streets and lively markets. Join our private Foodies Walking Tour, an award-winning experience that teaches you about the history of Greek gastronomy while enjoying the best of the city’s artisanal cuisine. Whether it is charcuterie, cheese, street food, or decadent desserts, this is a tour that will satisfy all of your senses. After getting some rest, the next gastronomical pleasure awaits you at a local taverna. Dine under the starry Athenian sky and take in the Acropolis view in front of you. Overnight in Athens.

Starting at 10 am, we embark on a private Acropolis Walking Tour with our expert guide and archaeologist. Learn about the significance of the majestic Acropolis, take in spectacular views, and discover the myths and legends that pervade the very ground you walk upon. Afterwards, we will enjoy lunch with traditional dishes in the old town of Athens. Late in the afternoon you can take a break at your stay or have coffee at the historic neighborhood of Plaka. Experience an evening highlights tour of Athens with your guide. Admire iconic sites such as the Syntagma Square, the Theatre of Herodus Atticus, and the Stoa of Attalos and discover Athens’ vibrant night scene. From the fairytale lamps of Pittaki street to the sweeping esplanade of Dionysiou Areopagitou you will discover the city’s most picturesque places. At the end of the walk enjoy a light meze dinner accompanied by wine at an excellent taverna with live music. Overnight in Athens.

The following morning, we will leave Athens behind us to catch a flight for Heraklion, capital of Crete. Upon arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport you will have plenty of time to check-in and enjoy a Freddo espresso at the pop-up outdoor cafe at the departures level. Your local driver will pick you up at Heraklion Airport and take you to your accommodation. As the sun sets, it’s time for your private Wine Tasting experience along with your dinner. You’ll be guided around a 19th-century building where this atmospheric experience will take place. The sommelier will introduce you to a palette of Cretan wine flavors. Your guide will provide any insights about the city during dinner. Overnight in Heraklion.

Wake up on King Minos’ island! An exclusive Foodies Tour in Heraklion is the best way to begin your day. Visit local eateries and feel the morning vibe of Heraklion by following a scenic city trail through the city’s narrow alleyways and streets. After a short break, meet with your official guide for a Tour of Knossos Palace and the renovated Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Discover the long history of Knossos city, as well as how the palace is associated with the exciting myths of “the Labyrinth and the Minotaur” and “Daedalus and Icarus”. The evening is free for you to explore the city or take a stroll by the port while admiring the beautiful sea views. Overnight in Heraklion.

Early in the morning and after a good breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back to Athens. Following your visit to Athens, you will continue on your journey to the Corinth Canal, an impressive construction that separates the Peloponnese from the mainland. Admire the steep limestone walls and observe vessels navigate their way through the Isthmus of Corinth. You can grab a bite to eat at a local cafe or restaurant. Our next stop is at an organic vineyard. Explore the estate and learn about the different products that come from the grapes such “Petimezi” an ancient sweetener and the grape must flour. Try your hand at preparing “Moustalevria” a grape must pudding or the tasty grape must cookies “Moustokouloura” to accompany your fresh brewed coffee. The evening finds you in the charming city of Nafplion, otherwise called the ‘Naples of the East’. An elegant town rich in Venetian architecture, cobbled squares and towering castles with commanding views of the Argolic Gulf. You can take a walk by the harbor or wander around its colorful picturesque streets. Visit a family-run distillery after dinner for a tasting of Greek spirits. Overnight in Nafplion.

On your private walking tour of Nafplion, our local historian will walk you through the many eras that have shaped Greece’s first capital. Then it’s time for a morning swim in the blue waters of nearby Tolo. There will be plenty of time to work on that tan, have a cold beverage, and a bite to eat. The afternoon will be dedicated to a hands-on cooking class of Greek regional classics. Join your host at her cutting-edge Cooking School where only organic ingredients are used. Understand why “simple” is the new “rich” when it comes to Greek classics. After enjoying your dishes, you are free for the afternoon back in the town of Nafplion. Overnight in Nafplion.

Discover the impressive remnants of Mycenaean glory on a private tour led by your guide and archaeologist. Admire sites such as the Tomb of Clytemnestra, the famous Lion’s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls and learn of their bloodstained past. There are also ornate frescoes and carvings on display at the Museum of Mycenae that shed light on the daily life of the people of Mycenae. No trip to the Peloponnese is complete without a wine tasting in Nemea. With a history of viticulture dating back to antiquity, the region boasts some of the finest wines in Greece. Your Seminar of Modern Greek Wines will take place at a traditional vineyard located next to a manor house, home of one of the first families that bottled wine in Nemea. Their experienced oenologist will guide you through the most important Greek grape varieties as he unfolds the secrets of tasting techniques and introduces you to wines from across the country. You will also have the opportunity to pick your own vegetables for a delicious salad. The tasting will be accompanied by a rich Greek barbeque with many delicacies, your homemade salad, and your favorite wines. Overnight in Nafplion.

Today you continue south to the mountainous region of Arkadia into rural bliss, cliff-hanging stone villages, and a plethora of fresh dairy, meat, and honey products. The region is known for a cuisine that celebrates simplicity and the bounty of locally grown products served in generous, rustic dishes. Your local guide will meet you at your hotel and spend the whole day with you. Your first visit is at a rural family-run fromagerie, a local business with international fame. Their yogurt was featured in the New Yorker and has won numerous awards. The owner will introduce you to the cycle of traditional cheese and yogurt production. Expect a tasting platter of their delicious goods at the end of your visit. Your road climbs up to the Kapsia Cave, one of the most impressive stalagmite caves in Greece. Your entry fee gives you a guided tour into the colorful chambers of the cave with a short narration about its discovery and formations. Lunch is served at our favorite nearby “Hani” -where travelers used to rest in the past. This taverna is situated amidst the gorgeous Arcadian countryside and serves authentic dishes of the village using vegetables from family gardens. A short walk around Vitina is in order, after lunch. Here you will encounter a large selection of delicatessens and local specialty groceries selling all kinds of regional fresh products including the truly exceptional fir-honey of Vitina! A full day comes to an end with your driver taking you to your accommodation at Dimitsana, a very charming village set above the famous Lousios Gorge. Enjoy a quiet walk or look for a bar with a terrace to enjoy the spectacular views of the valley. Overnight in Dimitsana / Stemnitsa.

Dimitsana played an important role during the Greek War of Independence (between the 18th & 19th century AD), being in the center of the many water-powered gunpowder mills hidden in Lousios Gorge. Sunrise on the mountains is absolutely worth the effort of an early wake-up call. Your first excursion of the morning is to the magnificent Temple of Apollo Epikurious nestled in the lonely heights of the Arcadian mountains. The pattern may seem familiar to you and that is because it was designed by Iktonis, the architect of the Parthenon. An unusual display of Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian style, it is a stunning sight to behold. Our journey continues to the logically-defying Church of Agia Theodora with its incredible roof that supports the weight of the plane trees that grow from it. Learn the rather gruesome tale of how the church got its name and relax by the calming river that flows by this woodland spot. Head to a calm nearby taverna to enjoy a fresh meal. In the afternoon we travel to a family-run farm, where you can enjoy idyllic surroundings as you walk amongst the animals that roam freely. You will encounter all sorts of animals from deer to rabbits, geese, horses, and donkeys keen to see if you have an apple! Enjoy an afternoon coffee and cake snack along with some therapeutic company of Arkadia’s friendly furry friends! Spend a relaxing evening relaxing at your hotel in Dimitsana after dinner. Overnight in Dimitsana.

This morning you can opt for a short self-guided moderate walk into the gorge. Alternatively, you can visit the very attractive Open-Air Water Power Museum of Dimitsana. Travel back in time during the early industrial era of the Peloponnese through beautiful installations, unique exhibits, and a real water-powder mill! Just before lunch, your private driver will take you to visit the tiny village of Psari and the Arcadiani Agrotourism Collective where you will also attend a Country Cooking Class. The collective is an effort to combine innovation with heritage and tradition. Their facilities feature a traditional pasta factory, organic gardens, and a collection of rare cooking books. Spend the afternoon at this model establishment and learn about sustainable growth in the Greek countryside. The day ends in the seaside region of Kalamata known for its exquisite olives. Overnight in Kalamata.

Begin your day with a private guided tour of Ancient Messene & Museum. This site is simply outstanding. It is a rare example of an entire city that has never been destroyed or covered by later settlements. Follow the narration of your guide and admire the architectural perfection of sites like the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the Herron, and the Stadium. There will be time for lunch at the local cafe under the prominent Ithomi mountain. Greece is a country whose identity is forever connected to its olive and olive oil production. Visit the unique Olive & Olive Oil Museum for a more rounded view of its culture and technology. After theory, it is time for practice. We have designed for you a private Olive Oil Tasting, at a local delicatessen store that specializes in products of the Spartan land. Late afternoon finds you back at your accommodation with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the local surroundings. Overnight in Kalamata.

Today we are leaving the majestic Peloponnese on the way back home. Don’t forget to pack your souvenirs before you head back to Athens to catch a flight for your return.

Cancelation Policy

For free-cancellation tour packages options: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund. Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund.

For free-cancellation custom packages and sales: Refundable under exceptional circumstances. The refund will be subject to approval from the company.

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Number of Participants

2 minimum

Destination

Multi - Destination

Pricing
Availability

All year round, subject to availability and weather. (If the weather does not permit the trip, we guarantee to reschedule if possible or full refund)

Duration

12 days

Restrictions

Kids are allowed over 6 y.o.

What to wear

Comfortable clothes, Hat Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Windbreaker, Appropriate shoes

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