Greece Real Food Adventure

9 Days | From crumbling ruins to crumbling feta, discover southern Greece on this indulgent adventure

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Uncover a world of ancient treasures and authentic food on this indulgent adventure through 4000 years of culinary culture. From the pistachio farms and fish markets of the Saronic Islands to the olive groves and rugged coastline of the Peloponnese region, meet passionate cooks and local producers as you explore the diverse flavours and faces of Greece. Beginning in the historic hub of Athens, explore the farms of charming Aegina, cook up a storm in a local kitchen in Poros, relax on the beaches of Kardamyli and marvel at the legacy of ancient Greece at the Theatre of Epidaurus and Mycenae's Treasury of Atreus. With a hearty serving of breathtaking sites and mouth-watering bites, savour iconic Greek flavours from ouzo to olive oil on a real food adventure that’s sure to spoil your senses.

Trip overview

Map of Greece Real Food Adventure including Greece
Start
Athens, Greece
Finish
Athens, Greece
Theme
Food
Destinations
Greece
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMZG
This trip generates 28 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Be welcomed into a countryside home and learn how to make lalagia – a delicious Greek doughnut that can be served sweet or savoury – then turn to savoury treats and tuck into a home-cooked Greek feast including moussaka and stuffed vegetables.
  • Add to your recipe repertoire as you learn to prepare a selection of traditional dishes from a local chef in Poros – an island renowned for its lamb and olive groves – who’s ready to share their best-kept cooking secrets.
  • Mingle with the local producers who are just as passionate about good food and fresh ingredients as you are with visits to a countryside pistachio farm; a small, family-run apiary (a bee yard); and a family-owned distillery for a taste of the iconic Greek aperitif – ouzo.
  • Take a step back in time and explore some of Greece’s most incredible sites – including Athens, Aegina and Poros islands, Epidaurus and Mycenae – with your locally based guide leading the way.
  • Get a real taste for Greece as you dig into iconic eats like cheese, honey, olives, spit-roasted lamb, moussaka, mezze and lalagia – delicious!

Is this trip right for you?
  • Greece is a great food destination for vegetarians. With wonderful fresh produce and many delicious local dishes, you'll have a great time on this trip. For vegans we recommend reviewing the itinerary and inclusions to ensure that you will be able to fully participate and enjoy this trip. We also have many other trips to Greece which can accommodate a range of dietary requirements.
  • Summer temperatures can reach 40°C or higher in some areas, so it's important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
  • While we start and finish our trip in Athens, there is no time for sightseeing in this city once the trip has commenced. If you wish to explore Athens' wealth of historic sites, such as the Acropolis, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, we recommend that you extend your stay here either before or after your trip.

Itinerary

Map of Greece Real Food Adventure including Greece

Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Ferry, Metro

Accommodation

Hotel (8 nights)

Activities
  • Athens - Welcome Dinner
  • Aegina - Pistachio farm visit
  • Aegina - Farm visit with cheese tasting and dessert making
  • Poros - Cooking Class
  • Hydra - Day Trip
  • Epidaurus - Guided Tour
  • Kranidi – Beekeeper farm visit with tastings
  • Nafplio - Ouzo Distillery Visit and Tasting
  • Mycenae - Guided Tour
  • Argos – Winery visit and tastings
  • Kalamata - Market visit with olive tasting
  • Parapougki – Olive mill visit and tastings
  • Kardamyli – Lalagia making
  • Kardamyli – Home-cooked dinner
Add on activities
  • Athens - Temple of Olympian Zeus - EUR8
  • Athens - Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Free
  • Athens - Acropolis and Acropolis Museum combo ticket - EUR40
  • Aegina - Archaeological Museum of Kolona Aegina - EUR4
  • Aegina - Agios Nektarios Monastery Entrance - Free
  • Aegina - Temple of Aphaia Entrance - EUR6
  • Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi - Free
  • Clock Tower Poros - Free
  • Kardamyli – Sea kayaking (minimum 6 people) - EUR75
  • Kardamyli – Old Kardamyli - EUR2

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
2. While we endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. Please advise us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking so that we can ensure you’ll enjoy this trip.
3. This trip ends at approximately 1pm on Day 9 in central Athens. We recommend that onward flights be booked no earlier than 6pm on the final day of the trip. Please refer to Day 9 of the itinerary for details, and before booking any flights.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 70 reviews submitted.
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Kerry · Traveled June 2024
Phenomenal mix of delicious food & cooking experiences, visits to local farmers & producers, crystal clear turquoise water for swimming & ancient ruins. Travelling with Georgia was complete joy & her passion for food & Greece made my trip even better.
Review submitted 28 Jun 2024

Charlotte · Traveled June 2024
I highly recommend this trip! Our guide Georgia was absolutely fantastic and Intrepid provided a well-rounded experience of food, history, scenery, and visits to local producers. We were truly immersed in the flavours of Greece. In addition to that, the itinerary gave us the opportunity to swim in the beautiful clear blue water and enjoy other activities such as kayaking, which was one of my personal highlights. Not to mention the excellent accommodation and the amazing cooking class - an unforgettable experience all around.
Review submitted 29 Jun 2024

Tracey · Traveled May 2024
I would highly recommend Intrepid. It is well organized small group tour with professional, passionate Leaders. You will get an insight into the culture of a country and it's people that you won't experience anywhere else.
Review submitted 19 Jun 2024

Rhiannon · Traveled May 2024
As someone who works in the food industry, this trip was a dream for me! I didn’t know what to expect, but it was a really great balance of learning, doing and experiencing a more authentic side of Greece, its culture and food. Our leaders Sylvia and Dina were a joy to be around, and I would recommend this tour to anyone; especially foodies.
Review submitted 18 Jun 2024

Anne · Traveled May 2024
This was a fantastic way to explore some of the Greek islands and the pelopennese peninsula and learn about its culture, history, food, myths and legends balanced with a good amount of leisure in the hot afternoons. A perfect itinerary to round off our Europe travels.
Review submitted 08 Jun 2024
Greece Real Food Adventure
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EUR €2,090