Olive groves of Crete, the largest island in Greece

Epic Culinary Tour of Aegean Flavors

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Countries Visited

Greece

Places Visited

Athens, Tinos, Mykonos, Little Venice...

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Suggested Duration

14 Days

Blend the traditions of contemporary culture and ancient heritage during your 14-day Greece food tour. Diverse flavors from around the Mediterranean will influence centuries-old recipes while exclusive wines will showcase the strong roots of viticulture around the Aegean Sea. Ancient ruins and Venetian architecture will decorate charming landscapes as you find wild herbs, sample aromatic liqueur, and uncover secret tastes to find the culinary essence of Greece.

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit a working olive grove in Crete to learn about extra virgin olive oil and sample some of the vibrant and diverse oil flavors produced
  • Indulge in the flavorful traditions and distinctive characteristics of Greek cuisine with a hands-on cooking class in Athens
  • Taste the customary flavor of a traditional Naxian liqueur at a working distillery first opened in the 19th century
  • Discover the stunning aromas and unique layered flavors of celebrated across Naxos, Tinos, and Mykonos
  • Learn about the wine-making traditions of Tinos at a family-owned vineyard and enjoy a delightful tasting of select wines produced in the winery
  • Explore the fascinating Apokoronas Villages to find ancient Minoan, Mycenaean, Roman, and Byzantine ruins at Aptera and Stylos
  • Enjoy a glimpse into the preserved culture of Crete during a traditional dinner and dance performance inside beautiful botanical gardens

Detailed Description

Experience authentic cuisine and culture during your 14-day food tour of Greece that will celebrate local and sustainable ingredients rooted in the ancient culinary traditions that span Athens, the Cyclades, and Crete. The Classical diets once stemmed from the ancient marketplaces where farmer stood alongside politicians and athletes, and the tradition continues across Greece with farmers sharing their crops with restaurants serving traditional dishes, cutting-edge gastronomy, contemporary cuisine, and household chefs focusing on the flavors passed down through the generations. Your Greece food tour basks in the importance of gastronomic heritage and the way the past has shaped the present culinary landscape of the islands.

The treasures of Greek cuisine highlight the importance of seasonality, locality, and health in crops grown across the country, and with your arrival on the island of Tinos, you will begin to feel the joy of Greek recipes. Enjoy an apprenticeship for the day under the wing of a local farmer known for harvesting delicious herbs and producing fantastic wines, accompanied by sensational local cheeses. On Mykonos, blend pleasure and gastronomy with time at one of the celebrated beaches alongside an educational tour of a local farm that will bring insight into the heritage of raising livestock, growing crops, and serving sensational meals with endlessly flowing wine.

Upon reaching Naxos, the beauty of the Cyclades’s largest island accentuates the splendor of the culinary scenery illustrated by the antique distillery that makes raki and the antique fortress known as Kastro. Crete provides a different perspective of the Greek culinary and architectural traditions through a deep connection of Minoan culture. Stunning ancient villages rise out of the diverse scenery ranging from gorges to mountains, olive groves to rolling hills. Learn the precise art of making olive oil, sample the flavors of delicious raki, delight in the elegant Venetian harbor in Chania before returning to Athens. The capital city becomes your ultimate culinary playground with a cooking class focused on the dishes you select for a complete meal ending with a deliciously sweet homemade baklava. Consider learning more about our travelers’ best Greece travel experiences by reading their Greece travel reviews.

Starting Price

$3,495 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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