1. Rhodes: Cooking Lesson and Wine Tasting with Lunch
Make and sample traditional Greek dishes with a local cook, delight your palate with award-winning wine from the Rhodes region, and visit the women’s agricultural cooperative to learn about their work on this interactive cultural tour. Begin your tour in the unspoiled mountainous village of Apollona, nestled in the foothills of Profitis Ilias. Stop for a quick tour of an agricultural co-op and learn how these proud, resourceful women run the enterprise. Hear about their decisions, and goals, and see local delicacy production. From there, on foot, visit the folklore museum and discover what life was like for locals in the centuries past. Admire the traditional costumes, architecture, and more as you learn how the people lived and worked in the area. Next, head to a winery and learn about the various local grape varieties from your guide. Savor a glass of delectable wine and understand firsthand why Rhodes produces some of the world’s award-winning wines. Enjoy a cooking class from a talented local cook in the village who will share their secrets to making traditional, famous Greek food. Try making tzatziki, eggplant salad, and the ever-popular Greek salad. Learn how to make dishes including dolmadakia (stuffed grape leaves), and Greek cheese pies. Finally, conclude your time in Apollona by feasting on the exceptional lunch that you and your fellow cooks have lovingly prepared.