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Live in an organic farm and venture into the gardens to pick vegetables to cook your farm to table meals. Learn about the local cuisine, delicacies, and their culinary history. Taste natural wines and feel the love that created them. Learn about olive oil, the liquid gold and its health benefits. Dance to the ancient rhythms. Speak as a Greek and learn how to order or shop for your food. Travel in the steps of Leonidas and the last Byzantine emperor in Laconia, a diverse destination in the Peloponnese in southern Greece that includes a vast range of ancient sites, culture, historical monuments, museums, beaches, and picturesque villages on the mountains or by the sea side. Enjoy a week-long culinary tour of the region in one amazing vacation package!
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, we welcome visitors from Greece and around the world to visit Eumelia throughout the year.
Frangiskos is a founder and President of Homeodynamic Development S.A. the parent company of Eumelia Organic Agrotourism Farm and Guesthouse. Permaculture diploma with more than 13 years of experience in sustainability, agrotourism, and ecotourism, he has trained thousands of people from around the world. Certified olive oil and olive sommelier.
Marilena is MA in International Economics Panteon University, Head of European Funding Programs Laconia Chamber of Commerce, Project Manager European Vocational Training Programs. Head of tasting seminars and organic agricultural product development for Eumelia Organic Farm and Guesthouse. Certified wine sommelier WSET Diploma (Level 3), certified olive oil and olive sommelier Kalamata Olive Oil Taste Laboratory T.E.I. Peloponnese. Speaks English, French, Spanish, and Greek.
Laconia is a diverse destination in the Peloponnese in southern Greece that includes a vast range of ancient sites, culture, historical monuments, museums, beaches, and picturesque villages on the mountains or by the sea side. 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.
There are a number of activities that you can enjoy in this magnificent part of the world, cave exploration in Diros, visit 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. Surf, scuba dive, mountain bike, hike up on the mountain ranges of Taygetos & 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.
This holiday includes Greek slow food culinary and gastronomic experience, 3 meals per day (organic breakfast made from Eumelia’s organic products, lunch, and dinner). They take great care and choose carefully the taverns and restaurants based on their atmosphere and quality of the local and regional cuisine. All meals after breakfast include wine.
Kalamata International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$169 per person
Athens International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$339 per person
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.
You can take the bus to Vlachiotis town bus station. From there, it is a 15-minute taxi ride to Eumelia.
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