Greece, with its rich variety of local produce from fruit and vegetables to seafood, provides all the ingredients for an entirely new culinary experience. Forget everything you knew about cooking and join us in preparing nutritious, healthy, and colourful dishes.
We invite you to cook, learn, laugh, experience, and travel with us. Whether you are an experienced foodie or an avid amateur cook, there is plenty for you to discover on this trip to Andros.
Spend a week on the Cycladic Island of Andros, one of the most authentic of the Greek islands. During your stay, you learn all about the cultivation of citrus fruits and olives.
Enjoy the great Greek hospitality and the culinary diversity of the island! In addition to the cooking course, you can enjoy short hikes, visit the beautiful island capital of Chora, swim in the sea, and optionally take a trip to the neighbouring island of Tinos, which is also well worth a visit.
In an introductory briefing, we outline the itinerary and give you an initial insight into the Greek style of cooking.
On a short walk through an orchard, we have the opportunity to pick some lemons ourselves, before continuing along the riverbed of Megalos Potamos to the city centre. At the Skalakia restaurant, Herakleia is already waiting to introduce us to the magical world of lemons.
Following old recipes handed down by her family through the centuries, we prepare a sweet made from lemons, which in Greece is usually served on a spoon. This is accompanied by fresh lemonade, a lemon cake, and, of course, a Greek coffee.
In the afternoon there is time to relax or even enjoy a swim in the sea before we meet again in the evening to drive to Pitrofos. Here we prepare our first Greek dinner in the spirit of Cucina Povera using fresh vegetables.
He is the owner of a restored oil mill from the 16th century and gives us a demonstration of how olive oil was pressed in earlier times, with the help of donkeys. During the guided tour through the museum, he tells us all about the production and history of olive oil, and at the end of the tasting, you are sure to be amazed at how varied and diverse olive oil can taste.
Afterwards, we go to the restaurant Tou Zotef in Pitrofos. Here we learn one of the most important principles of Greek cuisine: Food should be served as pure and natural as possible. Most Greek cuisine is fried, deep-fried, grilled, or boiled, for which olive oil is always used.
Of course, the Greeks also consume olive oil on its own, and for good reason too: It is usually cold-pressed (extra virgin) and therefore tastes particularly delicious. In the evening you are free to do as you please.
Greeks love fish and seafood, which is not surprising given their proximity to the sea. Fish is also an important part of the so-called Mediterranean diet, which is considered one of the most balanced in the world. Today we have a lot of appetisers to taste and some classic recipes to try.
Alternatively, you could take the ferry to the neighbouring island of Tinos. The island’s main harbour, Chora, with its famous pilgrimage church, Panagia Evangelistria, is definitely worth a visit. Alternatively, you are welcome to join us on a short herb hike.
Along the way, we collect herbs such as oregano, capers, and fennel and learn how these herbs are best dried and stored. After returning, we stop at a Greek taverna where we enjoy the herbs we have collected in a fresh salad.
During this trip, you will be accommodated in beautiful boutique hotels, which reflect the typical charm of the Cyclades Islands in their architecture. Here, tradition meets comfort; the spacious rooms are equipped with a shower and toilet, air conditioning, and often have a balcony or terrace.
The friendly staff will ensure that you want for nothing. Every day starts with a rich and delicious breakfast. WIFI is available around the clock in the hotels.
As this tour is very much about food, we ask that you inform us in advance of any food intolerances or special dietary requirements such as having a vegetarian diet. This tour is unfortunately not suitable for vegans.
We can gladly also arrange exclusive transfers between Athens Airport or Athens Center and Rafina (prices on request). The ferry tickets are already included in the tour price.
from 1,620 € per person in a double room
(Prices vary according to season and depend on the selected date. You will receive a detailed offer on request)
This price is applicable for groups of 2 or more from March-June and September-November. In July and August, accommodation on Andros is more expensive, which also affects the tour price.
If you are interested in taking this trip in July or August, we will gladly inform you about the additional price on request.
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