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Arcadia: Traditional Local Cooking Class and Feast

Product ID: 284067
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A 6-hour gastronomic experience that includes a tour of the traditional food preparation area, the cookware museum, and the small village. Experience the best that Greek nature has to offer, learning how to make delicacies and feasting on local products.
About this activity
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Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
English, Greek

Pickup included

Please wait outside your accommodation in central Kalamata.
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Take a guided tour of a local workshop, including the traditional food preparation area, the cookware museum, and the library
  • Participate in cooking classes with Rita, a local cook
  • Enjoy a mouthwatering lunch at the restaurant
  • Visit the gift shop where you can take home a bit of Greek flavor in your suitcase
  • Enjoy a stroll through the small cobblestone lanes
Full description
Your experience will begin with a guided tour of the workshop, including the traditional food preparation area, the cookware museum, and the library. You can leaf through old cookbooks and view rare 19th-century photos in the library, or take a step back in time and get a taste of village life back in the 1900s in the museum. Following that, you’ll get to pick fresh vegetables from the garden.

You may then choose to participate in cooking classes with Rita, a local cook, to learn how to make traditional hylopites (egg pasta), trahana (fermented milk pasta), spoon sweets, jams, pasteli (sesame seed bars) and other local delights. Following your cooking class, you’ll have lunch at the restaurant where you’ll feast on local products from the workshop and other local producers. The meal includes appetizers, mains, and dessert, accompanied by organic wine, soft drinks, Greek coffee, or tea.

You’ll then get the chance to find more than 50 local delicacies at the gift shop, including walnut kourabiethes, melomakarona, skaltsounia, pasta, spoon sweets, pine honey, local myzithra cheese, and Greek herbs and spices. Following the gift shop, enjoy a stroll through the small cobblestone lanes and immerse yourself in the local culture. Find out the local history of the small village and the humble beginnings of the workshop back in 1980, and take the opportunity to visit the local Greek Primary School Museum.
  • Transfer by mini bus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off to all hotels within Kalamata city
  • Lunch and local drinks
  • English speaking tour leader during the tour
  • WiFi
  • Bottle of water for each person
  • Public liability insurance
  • All taxes

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• Vegetable picking is only available from March to October
• The tours are available all year round for the main tour, excluding Sundays and public holidays
• Depending on availability, you may also take part in bread making with a wood-fired oven
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Mamas flavours

Product ID: 284067