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Cooking & Winery Experiance

Cooking & Winery Experience in North Greece
6 Days Tour
1 day : flight to Thessaloniki
Arrival , transfer to your hotel and overnight.
2 day: Greek Cooking Class & Authentic food Experiences
This is a private experience where guests will learn some of the secrets of Greek cuisine, as well as experience Greek culture, while mingling with locals. Guests will
be able to observe the whole culinary process from the land to the table! Starting from food picking at a farm in Imathia (Naoussa area), buying local produce from
traditional groceries or open-air markets, sampling directly from a food bench, as well as cooking, tasting the items purchased at a specially-designed space of a
winery in Naoussa. Furthermore, guests will leave with a range of presents of the various foods they tasted during the day.
3 day: Naoussa & Veroia Culinary Experience
A unique day experience in Imathia, an area which lies some 90 kms west of Thessaloniki. Before visiting the “School of Aristotle” at Mieza, a warm welcome at the Cultural Centre will await our guests, where home-made liquor, coffee and a sweet delight will be served! The visit will help us comprehend Aristotle’s philosophy and the ‘grandeur’ of Alexander the Great. Onwards to the city of Naoussa, guests will walk by the river of Arapitsa and the old city, while their guide will guide them through the ages and the industrial history of the region. A stop at a local handicraft shop follows,where traditional Naoussa costumes and masks are fabricated. Onwards to the Naoussa city centre to see the traditional markets, buy cheese and fresh vegetables and mingle with locals. Our next visit is a local winery, where the owner will personally introduce guests to local wine varietals, such as ‘xinomayro’, as well as ‘tsipouro’, a local ‘raki-like’ drink, that will go down perfectly the foods purchased from the local market! A lunch at a traditional Greek Macedonian tavern will follow with a wide range of authentic and freshly cooked local dishes and unlimited wine of the local estates! We travel south to the city of Veroia, one of the Greek cities where St. Paul has once preached. A walk through the the old town will travel us back to the history of this town with significant Christian and Jewish culture. A stop for coffee and dessert are absolutely necessary and desired, before traveling back to Thessaloniki in late afternoon, carrying a basket full of local produce, including wine, marmelade,pickles, pasta, liquor and a local mignature ‘face’ mask!
4 day: Petralona Cave & Tsantali Winery
This private tour, about ½ hour away from Thessaloniki takes us to famous cave of Petralona. The cave presents elements of life that are 700.000 years old, as well as a human sculp of about 50.000 years old. You can also see the amazing stalactites and stalagmites, as well as the traces of the first fires lit by man.Later on, we visit the Winery of Tsantali, where some of the oldest wine and ouzo brands in Greece are produced. We will taste a selection of red, white wines and ouzo, along with cheese assortment. Back to Thessaloniki and our hotel in late afternoon.
5 day: Imathia Experience
This is full-day tour, across the beautiful landscape of the Greek Macedonian countryside,. We drive west of  Thessaloniki to the area of Imathia. Our first stop is at Vergina (a UNESCO World Heritage site), you will visit the most important remains of the monumental palace of the Kingdom of Macedonia, lavishly decorated with mosaics and painted stuccoes, and the burial ground with more than 300 tumuli, some of which date from the 11th century B.C. One of the royal tombs is identified as that of Philip II, who conquered all the Greek cities, paving the way for his son Alexander and the expansion of the Hellenistic world. Following Vergina, we will drive north to visit the Chrisohoou Winery and its vineyards; will taste a selection of Greek wine varieties. Our final stop is Naoussa, an old textile and industrial city of the Greek North. After a short stroll in its narrow streets, we will have a delicious lunch (four-course-meal) at a local Greek tavern. Later in the afternoon, we return to Thessaloniki and our hotel.
6 day: Flight from Thessaloniki
Transfer from hotel to the airport.
Note: The above tour can be organized with minimum participation of minimum 15 pax.The rates will be announced according to the seasonality and the size of each group.
The package include
  • 5 overnights at 3* / 4* / 5* hotels in Thessaloniki
  • Transfers from/ to Airport
  • English speaking guide
  • All transportation with A/C buses
  • All entrance fees
  • Services charges and VAT

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