Posted on 20/02/2020
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Pelion Gastronomy Cooking Lesson with lunch or dinner

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Take an authentic Pelion gastronomy cooking lesson, on an organic farm near the village of Portaria and discover the riches and the unique culinary delights of the area. Make your Pelion Gastronomy Cooking Lesson the highlight of your holiday in Greece

DURATION: 3 hours
STARTING TIME: 11.00 am & 17.00 pm
MEETING POINT: Kritsa Gastronomy Hotel, Portaria, Pelion
LANGUAGES: English, Greek
OPENING SEASON: All year round
WHO CAN COME: Anyone above the age of 10 can participate in this activity. Children won't be served wine


◾ Learn to cook the famous Greek Gemista like a local
◾ Visit the organic garden and collect the ingredients for your meal
◾ Enjoy a delicious meal in a warm and friendly atmosphere
◾ Enjoy amazing panoramic views of Pagasitikos Gulf

What is included

✔ Your local cook and guide
✔ All cooking lesson ingredients
✔ Lunch with what you have cooked
✔ Local wine, beer, tsipouro
✔ Mountain tea and coffee
✔ Transportation to and from the farm
✔ Gift bag
✖ Hotel pickup and drop-off

Description - What to expect

Meet your host in the reception of the Kritsa Gastronomy Hotel in Beautiful Portaria and drive for about 2 km to the Karaiskos Organic Farm. The farm is the perfect setting, ideally set on the slopes of Mt Pelion overlooking the Pagasitikos bay, for your Pelion gastronomy cooking lesson experience. Get welcomed with a drink and tour the organic garden to appreciate the harmony and beauty the place has to offer and collect the ingredients you will need for your cooking lesson.

Learn from your experienced cook how to prepare stuffed tomatoes and peppers by using ingredients that our farm’s land offers. Oregano, thyme, parsley, and extra virgin olive oil are deliciously blended to produce one of the most common food in greek cuisine, especially popular in the summer months. Place your creation into the wooden oven and while waiting to bake, try yet another local delicacy called Starpatsada, wrapped Greek feta cheese in phyllo pastry with Pelion honey and a traditional Greek omelet called made by fresh grated tomatoes and eggs from the farm’s chicken house.

During your cooking lesson entertain yourself with some local delicacies and appetizers seeping happily the famous local spirit called Tsipouro. After food is ready sit down to enjoy your Gemista and Strapatsada meal accompanied by seasonal Greek salads and plenty of drinks, marveling at the stunning view of the glittering bay at the distance. A bag with small gifts and wonderful memories will be handed to you by your host upon your departure.

Cutoff time before activity

  • 2 days


  • Greece