Aegean Flavours - Culinary holidays

NAXOS

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Naxos is the most fertile island of Cyclades. Its products are known throughout Greece for their excellent quality, showing that the island is as the locals say a blessed place.In the south of Naxos, the inhabitants cultivate the famous naxian potato and other fruits and vegetables.In the north part of the island they cultivate vineyards and they produce exquisite wine. 

Naxos is also famous for its olive oil production. On the island over 400,000 olive trees  are planted, of which 200,000 are in the basin of Tragaia. In the mountains hundreds of goats and sheeps are raised, while cows are raised mainly in lowland. From their milk the famous Naxian cheese are made: graviera, kefalotyri, xynotiri and xynomizithra. 

As the Naxian like having fun, they accompany their festivities by their local citrus liqueur from the distillation of the leaves of citron, cultivated only in the fertile lands of Naxos. Naxos has also great mineral wealth such as the emery and the marble, which are internationally recognized for their quality. 

From the boat one can see the entire western coastline of Naxos, with the steep rocky mountains plunging into the Aegean Sea. The entrance to the port of Naxos is unlike any other. In a few moments, the visitor can get a clear idea of the island’s rich historical background, its grandiose towers, its strong religious ties, its agricultural heritage and its recent tourist development.

But the island’s true magnificence lies in every monument, every village and every beach.



 

Rustic Villages

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The Greek myth says that god Apollo worshipped, with special affection by Naxiots, his son Aristaios, who was an excellent cheese maker, to teach the islanders the art of cheese making.
Although tens of centuries have passed since then, Naxos, being an island blessed with fertile plains, abundant water resources, mountains with rich vegetation and endless grazing lands, is still characterized by a particularly developed livestock sector and produces some of the best-known Greek cheeses.
Enjoy a unique Cycladic cooking vacation and cultural experience on this amazing and authentic culinary week in Naxos. 

Program Available in May, June, July, August, September
4 nights/5 days - Flexible start date

Day 1- Arrival

  • Arrival at Naxos Airport (or port) and private transfer to accomodation. Upon arrival meet your hostess and settle in. You may want to go for a walk, or just relax. 
  • Dinner will be served around 9 pm

Day 2 – Cooking Class

  • Breakfast
  • Many people believe that in order to know a place well you need to know its everyday life. Therefore we take you to a home in Kaloxylos to prepare a typical Greek meal with a housewife and her family!Then enjoy a great lunch with wine!
  • Afternoon free
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight

Day 3 – Cheese Tour!

  • Breakfast
  • In the morning be ready to experience first hand an authentic creamery. You will see how graviera and xinotiro are made.
  • Lunch in  a tavern (included)
  • Then you head out to a vineyard to have a wine tasting
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight

Day 4-  The Art of Greek Sandals (workshop)

  • Breakfast
  • The art of making sandals is a present from our progenitor to the world classic fashion. You will get to witness our expert craftsman prepare and make a pair Greek Sandals from scratch. It will be an interactive, one of a kind, session (morning) where we will demonstrate step by step how a greek sandal is crafted 
  • Lunch and dinner on your own
  • Overnight

Day 5- Free day


Free day for individual activities
Suggestion:Visit to Apiranthos village

Day 6- Rustic Bakery & Picnic


  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Then you will visit a traditional bakery and we cook all together a pie. You will watch the procedure of baking in the wooden oven. Then we stroll through the village of Kinidaros. 30 minutes later we go back to the bakery and we choose other goodies from the bakery. Then we have ba picnic (lunch)in the oaks groove, very close to the oven. The menu includes: cheese pie, local honey, hand-made jam, a variety of cheeses, Greek yogurt, filter coffee, juice, ham, bread, olives, eggs and of course the goods that our guests will choose from the bakery.
  • Afternoon free
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight

Day 7- Departure


  • After your last delicious breakfast you ill be transferred to the airport/port

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Your accomodation is contructed in traditional Cycladic style. The hotel is a miniature of Naxos Island where each room retains the feautures of a village and it is made of marble, emery and plaster. In addition each rooms presents one village with information and photos.

This beautiful family run boutique hotel offers magnificent rooms, some of them with seaview from the balconies, or rooms with a balcony to the small garden, and some of them with veranda and a private jacuzzi. 

Hotel Services:

  • Reception and information services
  • Daily cleaning
  • Safe box
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Credit cards accepted

Room Facilities:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite TV
  • Refectory
  • Coffeemaker
  • Hairdryer
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Free wi-fi
  • Safe box
  • Hot water 24 hours
  • Balcony / terrace
 
 

Important notes

*The order of the activities can be, at times, sucbject to change

 

Prices & Terms

(Flexible Dates • Available May-June-July-August-September-October)

Price: 1335 € based on double occupancy

Single supplement: 255 €

Children discount: From 0 till 2, 99 years old FREE

Minimum number of participants : 2

Maximum number of participants : 6

  • 30% of the amount is required at the time of booking for reservations mail us on hello@aegeanflavours.com

Price includes

  • Transfer from/to Naxos Airport or Port on a modern mini bus (or taxi to and from accomodation)
  • 7 days / 6 nights at a 3 star boutique hotel in Naxos town with daily fresh  breakfast
  • All transfers to and from the activities
  • 1 dinner
  • 1 Pic nic
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 Greek Cooking lesson 
  • 1 Bakery visit
  • 1 Greek sandals workshop experience
  • 1 cheese and Wine tour
  • 1 bread making demonstration

 

Price does not include

  • Flights
  • Meals, drinks, excursions that are not listed in the program
  • Travel insurance, personal expenses, tips.

Read more about our prices and conditions here: Terms & Conditions

 
 
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