Posted on 20/02/2020
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Mt Pelion: Organic Farm Moussaka Cooking lesson - 2020

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Are you visiting Pelion, the mountain of famous Centaurs and the stone build mansions? Take an authentic Moussaka 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 Moussaka cooking lesson the highlight of your holiday in Mt Pelion.

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 Moussaka 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 Moussaka 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 ingredients you will need for your cooking lesson.

Learn from your experienced cook how to prepare the aubergines, the main ingredient in Moussaka, together with all the other freshly picked vegetables from the garden. Prepare the special cream dressing and place the food in the wooden oven to bake gently. While your Moussaka is still in the oven prepare some seasonal Greek salads and a tasty fried cheese treat called Saganaki. Finally, learn to make a delicious semolina pudding with raisins called Halvah.

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 Moussaka meal accompanied by 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