Nafplio Cooking Class in a Sustainable Mountain Village with transfers
Indulge in a cooking class in a mountain village outside Nafplion and prepare traditional Greek recipes while getting to know important and delicious aspects of Greek culture!
Travel to a mountain village of 24 residents a short drive outside the beautiful city of Nafplion to join a cooking class that will teach you about some of the most delicious Greek recipes and will introduce you to the sustainable way of life that this village supports. Enjoy the magical landscape full of lush vegetation, and hear a bit about the history of the region, before getting hands-on with fresh ingredients in order to cook up delicious local dishes.
Within a 40 minute drive from the romantic city of Nafplio or within 1.5 hours from Athens -as a day-trip- you will arrive in a village of 24 residents up in the mountains 700m altitude with spring waters and rich vegetation in order to indulge in the most unique cooking class of your lives!
At the center of the village, there is a restaurant that belongs to a non-profit organization. They are supplied all their goods, such as meat, goat cheese, and crops, from local shepherds and farmers. Their goal is to support the local economy and help those small businesses to continue their hard work. This way, they support and enhance sustainable tourism, while maintaining the unspoiled traditional character of the beautiful village.
As soon as you arrive, you will be welcomed with a cup of local mountain tea and a small introduction to the local history of the village from the local professionals. Following this reception, it will be time for you to put your apron on and get hands-on in a unique cooking class the will reveal to you the secrets of Greek gastronomy.
Your menu will include different local dishes depending on the seasonal ingredients, however, we always suggest handmade cheese or spinach pies, as well as 'gemista', the local dish of stuffed vegetables with rice. While your food will be in the oven you can walk through watermills and stream water.
While you wait for your food to be done, you will walk or cycle the beautiful paths around the village through plane trees, old watermills, and panoramic views of the mountains. You can also visit the folklore museum and marvel at its private collection of traditional Greek costumes, coins, farm tools, and learn the history of this village through books and old photos. To delve further into the local gastronomy, you can also collect herbs such as wild greens, oregano, and mountain tea.
After about an hour, you will have the opportunity to enjoy your creations as well as extra delicious day dishes, such as goat in the oven or wild boar stew. Your meal will take place under an age-old plain tree, far away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Alongside the delicious food, you will savor organic local wine. Leave some extra room for dessert, as by the end of your experience you will have the opportunity to taste local yogurt with a sweet spoon; the perfect end to the perfect cooking class!
- Hands-on Cooking class
- Transportation from/to Nafplion with luxury vehicle
- Services of foodie local experts
- Welcome drink, full lunch and drinks
- Walking tour of the village
- All taxes
- Any personal expenses
Available upon request: We can also offer a wine or olive oil tasting experience as a business event with catering and music in the square of the village.
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I loved every single minute of this experience! the village was incredible, the food to die for, and the staff was so helpful and genuinely friendly! 100% would recommend!