Greece Real Food Adventure

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

5 out of 5 based on 40 reviews submitted.
USD $3,560
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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
Athens, Greece
Athens, Greece
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
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This trip generates 33.58 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.


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8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners


Private vehicle, Bicycle, Ferry, Metro


Hotel (8 nights)

  • Athens - Welcome Dinner
  • Aegina - Pistachio farm visit
  • Aegina - Farm visit with cheese tasting
  • Poros - Cooking Class
  • Hydra - Day Trip
  • Epidaurus - Guided Tour
  • Kranidi – Beekeeper farm visit
  • 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

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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 5:30pm 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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5 out of 5 based on 40 reviews submitted.
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Sarah · Traveled July 2023
This was a great tour. Marianna was very nice and a fun group leader. The Poros hotel could use some work. But the farms and sites we visited made a wonderful combo of activities for a trip to Greece.
Review submitted 29 Jul 2023

Elieshia · Traveled July 2023
Our first time travelling with Intrepid and we would book again and recommend to our friends. We felt safe at all times and the standards were of high quality.
Review submitted 21 Jul 2023

Tibbie · Traveled June 2023
Fantastic combination of planned activities and free time at different parts of Greece that delved into the culture through food and more. Our leader Sylvia was organised, passionate and went out of her way in even her free time to ensure we have a good time and went to the best places to eat. This is a truly wonderful and delicious trip!
Review submitted 04 Jul 2023

Kathryn · Traveled June 2023
The trip was amazing, interesting and varied. I loved every minute of it and it was made even better by our wonderful leader Sylvia who led our tour with fun and humour whilst always being organised and safe.
Review submitted 08 Jul 2023

Veronica · Traveled June 2023
This is a great trip, exciting, wonderful food and beautiful scenery. Kayaking was amazing and travel between the islands on large and small boats really. The hotels were brilliant and Greek sea the clearest ever . A complete package of fun food and interest. Loved it
Review submitted 08 Jul 2023
Greece Real Food Adventure
USD $3,560