8 Days in Pelion
The peninsula pokes out into the Aegean and then bends back towards the mainland about halfway between Athens and Thessaloniki. The city of Volos and its port sit at the top of this huge bay, Mount Pelion towering above them. And a ridge of hills runs down from the mountain to the southernmost tip, its slopes as thick with chestnut forests and olive groves as they are with myths. Jason and his Argonauts sailed from Pagasae near Volos in search of the golden eece.
Day 1 - Welcome to Pelion
Transfer from Volos to Portaria to Gastronomy Hotel. Welcome dinner in the restaurant of the hotel
Day 2 - A Cooking lesson, Pies
After breakfast, we go to the farm to get what we need for our 1st cooking lesson. We go to the cooking school for our first lesson (pies). You have for lunch what you prepared (with drinks). Free afternoon. Dinner (included) at the restaurant.
Day 3 - Olive oil day
The first thing after breakfast is to go and visit an Olive Oil Museum in Katichori & also have a great olive oil tasting. Lunch in Katichori (included). In the afternoon a visit to the farm is neccessary to select fruit for the 2nd cooking class.
At 5 pm you will have the second cooking lesson. You will learn to make our famous "Spoon Desserts" . Dinner at the restaurant (included).
Day 4 - Food in Makrinitsa & Volos
Buffet breakfast. Head out in Makrinitsa to do some sightseeing and have lunch at a rustic tavern (included). Then you will visit the city of Volos and have a tapas tour (meze) Return to Portaria for dinner (included).
Day 5 - Free Day
Suggestion: Meteora (transfer can be provided at an extra cost). It is a must-see site.
Day 6 - Wine Tasting
Buffet breakfast. Free morning. Lunch at your Agriturismo (included). Free afternoon.
Before dinner you will enjoy a wine tasting of brilliance (local cheese and ham will be also served). Dinner (included)
Day 7 - Third Cooking Class
After breakfast, you will go to our farm to collect some fresh ingredients. Last cooking class: main course and side dishes from Pelion. You enjoy the fruit of your labor. Afternoon free. Farewell dinner (included).
Day 8 - Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Volos train station/airport. All the good things come to an end. It has been a pleasure to have you here in Pelion!
- free wifi
- satellite tv
- bath or shower
- double bed or twin ber
- air conditioning and
- hair dryer.
Starting in the 1950s and continuing through the 1970s, traditional small-scale farming in Greece became less profitable and many farmers abandoned their farms to search for work in larger towns. However, Greek people place great value and worth in their agricultural traditions, especially in the small-scale production of foods like cheese, vegetables, and olive oil. By 1985 Greek lawmakers had created a legal definition for Agrotourism, which allowed, and in some cases provided funds for, the rehabilitation and restoration of many abandoned rural buildings and estates.
Prices & Terms:
- 8 days/7 nights at a Pelion Agriturismo/Gastronomical Hotel with daily breakfast
- All meals with drinks
- 3 Farm Visits
- 3 Cooking Classes
- 1 Museum Visit
- 1 Olive Oil Tasting
- All Transfers
- 1 Food tour in Volos
- 1 Village tour
- 1 Wine Tasting
Price does not include:
Airfare, insurance, incidentals, personal expenses, and anything else not otherwise indicated as included.
Read more about our prices and conditions here: Terms & Conditions