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2 Day Organic Farm To Table Greek Cooking and Wine and Olive Oil Tasting in Laconia, Peloponnese

Eumelia Organic Agrotourism Farm & Guesthouse, Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece

Inspiring Wine Tasting and Cooking Holiday Greece

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Spend your holiday in Eumelia Organic Agrotourism Farm & Guesthouse's organic farm! In this vacation, you can walk amongst the perennial olive trees, pick vegetables, cook, taste the local Greek cuisine, and experience why it is a Mediterranean gem famous around the world. Learn all about the natural and organic Greek wines, walk around the grape vines, and taste the unique varieties cultivated. Join an olive oil tasting that will give you the tools to distinguish what makes a great olive oil so special and why it is considered the healthiest and most nutritious oil.

Meet the instructors

Frangiskos & Marilena
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Highlights

  • Olive oil tasting
  • Organic farm to table cooking classes
  • Wine tasting of Greek natural wines and food pairing
  • Learn about natural, organic Greek wines and the grapes
  • Tour of the organic farm and guesthouse
  • Organic breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 1 night's accommodation

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2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Greek, Italian, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding
  • Wireless internet
  • Patio

Eumelia, which means harmony, is a unique sustainable development agrotourism and ecotourism accommodation. Eumelia host yoga retreats, organic and weddings as well as workshops and events for wellbeing. Wine, olive oil makers, wine and olive oil tastings, cooking classes with organic farm to table gastronomy. Olive picking and grape harvest and other agricultural activities. Eumelia’s organic farm is designed along the principles of homeodynamic / biodynamic / permaculture and the accommodation facilities are created using entirely eco-friendly materials and technology, such as recycling, compost, geothermic heating / cooling, and water recycling. Located in the prefecture of Laconia near the village of Gouves, they welcome visitors from Greece and around the world to visit Eumelia throughout the year.

Program

Day 1

  • Arrival at Eumelia
  • Wine tasting of Greek natural wines and food pairing
  • Discover the Greek grape varieties through five natural organic wines paired with local cheeses and cured meat
  • Walk among Eumelia’s organic vineyards and learn the history of wine in Greece and the biodynamic practices that you follow
  • Welcome farm to table dinner. The chef will prepare for you an organic and zero kilometer meal. Eumelia’s organic vegetables are combined with local delicacies and form a unique gastronomic experience

Day 2

  • Organic homemade handmade breakfast, including some of Eumelia’s specialties such as lavender butter cookies, rosemary chocolate cake, freshly handmade bread with figs or olives, and infusions with wild herbs from the farm
  • Sustainability tour of the organic farm and guesthouse, learn and come in contact with the Greek agricultural landscape. The aim and wish are to establish a sustainable example of an ecotourism / agrotourism / education / culture space that receives, entertains, and educates visitors as well as the local population on issues such as environment, environmental technology, organic farming methods, alternative health, sustainability, self-sustainability, and progressive educational tools.
  • Local cuisine cooking class with a twist and lunch: learn all the secrets of the local Laconic gastronomy with the guidance of the farm chef. Prepare and bake your own sourdough bread made with locally sourced and milled organic flour. Pick fresh eatable wild greens from the farm and learn to prepare filo dough and make the famous local pitas.Pick the vegetables and herbs you need from Eumelia’s organic gardens and herb spiral and prepare your own local cuisine traditional meals with a twist. From farm to your table, prepare and cook an organic, traditional, local cuisine and zero kilometer meal. The organic vegetables and the famous organic olive oil are combined with local delicacies to offer you a unique gastronomic experience. Put together the gastronomic puzzle of the region, boil, bake, and create special dishes from the symphony of local products.
  • Olive oil and olive tasting. Learn all the secrets of the green gold of Greece, how to distinguish a fresh extra virgin olive oil, the eatable Greek olive varieties, and how to store your olive oil properly. Meet the perennial olive trees that age more than 2000 years - you can even hide in their trunks!

Included excursions

You can enjoy sustainability tour of the organic farm and guesthouse during the vacation. In this tour, Eumelia Organic Agrotourism Farm & Guesthouse will guide you around their sustainable effort.

Instructors

Frangiskos Karelas

Marilena Karadima

Location

Eumelia Organic Agrotourism Farm & Guesthouse is located in the prefecture of Laconia about 45 minutes south east of the city of Sparta near the village of Gouves. Laconia is a diverse destination in the Peloponnese in southern Greece that includes a vast range of ancient sites, cultural and historical monuments, museums, beaches, and picturesque villages on the mountains or by the seaside. The Laconic Gulf between the two mountain ranges of Taygetos and Parnonas provide the area with an amazing variety of experiences from local cuisine, architecture, nature, scenery with alternating horizons and backgrounds.

Nearby places

  • Sparta - 45 minutes
  • Vlachiotis town bus station - 15 minutes’ taxi ride

Features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Patio

Services

  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding

Food

Organic breakfast, farm to table organic cooking class with lunch, and farm to table dinner will be served for you on this holiday.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

There are a number of activities that you can enjoy in this magnificent part of the world including cave exploration in Diros, visit to a petrified forest in Cape Maleas, go to the end of the world as it was known in ancient Greece in Cape Taineron and the southernmost tip of the Balkan peninsula. You can also enjoy surfing, scuba dive, mountain bike, hike up on the mountain ranges of Taygetos and Parnonas, visit the ancient port of Sparta near Gytheio, walk around the medieval castle town of Monemvasia.

Walk along the monasteries and churches in Mystras home to the last Byzantine Emperor, experience the rugged beauty of the stone home fortresses of the Mani region. Walk around the delta of the river of Evrotas, a Natura protected natural habitat. Live in ancient Sparta, feel the mighty strength of this ancient Greek state.

What's included

  • Organic farm to table cooking classes
  • Wine tasting of Greek natural and organic wines
  • Olive oil and olive tasting
  • Sustainability tour of the organic farm
  • Learn about natural and organic Greek wines and the local grapes varieties
  • Organic breakfast, lunch, and farm to table dinner
  • 1 night's accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Transport

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport is Kalamata International Airport. Transfers are provided for 150 EUR each way. Transfers from and to Athens International Airport are 300 EUR one way or 500 EUR both ways.

Driving directions from Athens

  • From Athens, take the national highway Α8 / E94 towards Corinth.
  • Then take highway Α7 / Ε65 to Tripoli and from there you continue towards Kalamata on the Α7/Ε65.
  • Take exit 14 Lefktro towards Sparta on the A71 and then take the exit to Sparti.
  • Take the direction to Gytheio on the E961 and you turn right at the signpost with direction to the town of Monemvasia.
  • Go through the town of Skala then you head towards the village of Vlachioti.
  • After passing through the village of Vlachioti, turn left at the sign post-Gouves and head towards the village of Gouves.
  • When you reach the village on your left hand side you will see a church in a corner, make a left turn there and follow the sign posts to the farm.

Arrival by bus

You can take the bus to Vlachiotis town bus station. From there, it is a 15-minute taxi ride to Eumelia.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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