A brand new package from Greece tour specialists Unforgettable Greece offers vacationers a 12-day culinary journey, island-hopping through Athens, Naxos, Santorini and Crete while experiencing authentic Greek cookery classes.
The new tour enables visitors to learn about the renowned Mediterranean diet, its health benefits, and even how to cook authentic dishes of their own whilst going on a cultural expedition around Greece.
Vacationers will be treated to a diverse and extensive gastronomical journey in a variety of picturesque settings to explore the celebrated Mediterranean diet. In Naxos visitors are invited to travel to the unique village of Apriranthos where they will try Rosto, an authentic Greek dish made with pork and garlic, and have the chance to try restaurants and cafes serving local delicacies such as traditional crepes with locally made jams.
In Santorini, holidaymakers will enjoy an authentic cooking lesson in a traditional Greek home. They’ll be welcomed with local wine and appetizers as they learn about the island’s local foods. Helping to prepare Greek dishes using fresh and local ingredients under the direction of the head chef, they’ll then head out onto the terrace to eat their hard-earned meal.
In Crete, visitors will collect their own wild herbs before heading to a small village to join a cooking workshop. They’ll learn all about the local herbs and their different uses before including them in salads, pesto and appetisers.
The Mediterranean diet has risen to popularity as the diet to prevent heart disease with its fresh, non-processed approach and detoxifying properties.
New research released in the past month has found that a Mediterranean diet can improve cognitive function in older adults, while another study rated the Mediterranean diet as the best food plan for 2019.
The diet is typically high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds and of course, olive oil. The main components include daily consumption of the aforementioned foods, weekly intake of fish, poultry, beans and eggs, moderate portions of dairy products and limited intake of red meat. One of the definite upsides is the inclusion and even encouragement of wine.
With Unforgettable Greece, vacationers will have the opportunity to sample some of the most delicious wines in Europe. First, they travel through the stunning Vouraikos Canyon to a famous monastery that produces wines in harmony with the area’s wild landscape. They’ll walk through the Mega Spileon vineyards enjoying the picturesque scenery before sampling their fine wines. Visitors will also visit the mountainous region of Aigialia known for its elegant wines made with Roditis grapes.
In Crete, wine lovers will be taken on an expedition to learn about Cretan wine and winemaking. Exploring three wineries, visitors will learn about cultivation and harvesting. They’ll be given the chance to try local flavours while learning
about the methods and challenges that go into making them, led by an expert sommelier.
Throughout the journey, vacationers will be guided on pairing their meals with the finest of wine with the opportunity to try homemade Cretan wine and homemade raki liqueur.
Unforgettable Greece is a new specialist tour operator which launched in August 2019. The travel experts specialize in unique and handcrafted tours of authentic Greece.
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The Greece Culinary Journey costs from £3929pp with luxury accommodation and private airport transfers.