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Androusa | Olive oil Cooking Class

Created with Sketch. Androusa, Messinia
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Duration

4-5 hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

50 people

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Overview

Can a cooking experience be also a travel in time? Start your journey at a 13th century Castle and discover, through interactive stories,the products of the land of Messinia and the food philosophy  since ancient times; visit an olive oil Mill, that has an “ottoman” cooking story to reveal and... More

Can a cooking experience be also a travel in time?

Start your journey at a 13th century Castle and discover, through interactive stories,the products of the land of Messinia and the food philosophy  since ancient times;
visit an olive oil Mill, that has an “ottoman” cooking story to reveal and end your journey in a local tavern cooking together with the owner, Georgia,  traditional greek recipes.

Without a doubt one of the most popular pastimes for a Greek is his food, they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, well that saying must have been made up by a Greek woman!  With so much time being spent on food, it’s easy to say that the recipes have been perfected and are truly out of this world.  A gift to take back home from your holiday in Peloponnese will be the knowledge to prepare a healthy, tasty Mediterranean meal from your kitchen back home.

Prices / 2 up to 4 persons

  • 80€/person for minimum 2 participants.
  • 60€/Kid age 3-16 years for 2 participants.

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

  • 75€/person for minimum 5 participants.
  • 55€/Kid age 5+ for 5 participants.

For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Walk inside a Castle with perennial olive trees.
  • Relax inside an ancient Olive Grove.
  • Guided tour at the olive press factory (mill).
  • Training and Olive oil tasting in 4 different extra virgin olive oils by experienced olive oil taster (member of certified olive oil panel).
  • Olive oil and Food Pairing with at least 4 different taste combinations.
  • The interactive “gastronomy” visit to the Castle with the amazing view.
  • Guided tour at the traditional and modern olive oil mill.
  • Meeting the local women and learning the tradition of Greek cuisine.
  • Hands on cooking class in different traditional Greek recipes.
  • We cook together tzatziki,dakos and pumkin pie!
  • Traditional “Messinian” lunch including lalagia, smoked ham, grilled sausage, Kalamata Olives, tzatziki, variety of cheeses, olive paste, Greek salad, potatosalad,kagianas ( smashed eggs with fresh tomato sauce), local pie, cooked vegetables etc
  • Wine and dessert.
  • On our cooking class, we aim to share with you the importance of using fresh, local ingredients, the correct use of spices and herbs; and of course the joie de vivre that goes with preparing a Mediterranean meal.
  • After the preparation of the meal, it is time to sit back and enjoy the nectar of the Gods - locally produced wines will be served throughout the meal. Wander at the traditional village of Androusaand its well preserved castle.

Itinerary

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Summary - Activity plan :
Summary - Activity plan :

A fun and informative tour that starts with a relaxing walk inside the castle of Androusa of the 13th century, admiring the vast olive valley of Messinia, we continue with a visit to an olive mill and end up in a tasting workshop of traditional wine based on olive oil.
Important reference points:
1.Explore the castle of Androusa. While admiring the view with endless olive groves, learn about the history of the area and the relationship with local products and local gastronomy.
2.Visit an olive mill. Learn about the production of Greek olive oil in the last 3000 years and learn about its quality characteristics.
3.Discover the quality of extra virgin olive oil in an olive oil tasting laboratory! Join an olive oil tasting workshop by a professional olive oil taster, a member of a certified olive oil tasting committee, try 3 different varieties of extra virgin olive oil and learn how to recognize extra virgin olive oil!
4.Combine your food with extra virgin olive oil! Different varieties of olive oil are combined with local products and challenge you to feel the difference and choose your favorite food combination.
5.Enjoy a meal with traditional small dishes (appetizers) such as fresh vegetables from our garden, Kalamata olives, tzatziki, feta cheese, gruyere cheese, smoked ham and smoked sausage, spinach, olive paste, wine and dessert, etc.

Suggested equipment taking with you:
Suggested equipment taking with you:

Comfortable shoes - Clothing.
Hat.
Backpack.
Bottle of water.
Sunglasses.
Sunscreen ( During summer period).

Meeting points and departure time :
Meeting points and departure time :

Meeting point : Castle of Androusa.
Every day meeting time : 10:00 am.

Departure time anf information will be advised by sms or email one (1) day before the departure of your tour/activity.
Optional extra transport from/to your accommodation.

Entry requirements :
Entry requirements :

Basic physical condition.
No hiking experience required. Light walking is nessecery.

Please let us know if you have any food allergies or food intolerances.

Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Level of difficulty / Characteristics :
Level of difficulty / Characteristics :

Participants should feel comfortable in walking and able to walk.

Important notice :
Important notice :

For any tour is required a minimoum number of participations in order to be materialized. In case of less participants our travel agency has the right to cancel the tour or to postpone the date in another with more participants.Last day of information about the materialisation of the tour can be 1 day before departure as some new last minute - bookings or cancelations can influence the tour.

Cancellation Policy :
Cancellation Policy :

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the prebooked tour.

Covid19 special information :
Covid19 special information :

All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Masks are required, please bring your own...

Included/Excluded

  • Cooking lessons by an local ownwer of a typical greek tavern.
  • English speaking, hostess, olive oil expert.
  • Guided tour to the olive oil mill and demonstration of the olive oil production.
  • Olive oil tasting workshop by experienced olive oil taster (member of certified olive oil panel).
  • Food tasting of elegant Greek flavors and food pairing with olive oil.
  • The prepared greek mediterranean lunch or dinner with drinks ( 1 bottle of water,refresement or beer or 1lt of house wine per 4 persons)with local wine
  • Traditional dessert.
  • Liability Insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above :
  • Transport from/to your hotel.
  • Entrance tickets to Archaelogical sites and museums.
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal Insurance
  • Any kind of extra food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages.

Tour's Location

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FAQs

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We like to give value for money, often we are cheaper than most group tours. Our Private tours are more flexible, tailored to your needs & better value for money.
I'm not staying in a hotel, what is the closest pick up point?
You will need to provide the nearest major hotel to where you are staying, and enter these details
as the pick up in your booking request. Alternatively you can make your way to the main departure
point (Nedontos 79 str.).
Are you offering special group rates?
Trigilidas Travel as a tour organizer is specialized also to groups and private tours so please mail us at info@trigilidas.gr or info@trigilidas.com
Can I change/amend my booking?
It may be possible to amend your booking; however, this depends upon the type of amendment
required and is at the discretion of the travel service provider. Contact Trigilidas Travel
customer care department with your current booking details and specific details of your amendment,
and we will be able to advise if the change/amendment is possible.
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The confirmation process depends upon the booking conditions.
These are explained in the Additional Information field, located on the tour & activity information page
( Mentioned as Important Notice). Most tours are confirmed at time of booking however, others will be
advised to you within 12-48 hours. If confirmation or otherwise is not received within 48 hours,
please contact us for further assistance.

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