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Rhodes: Cooking Lesson and Wine Tasting with Lunch

4.9 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Trekking Hellas Rhodes

Rhodes: Cooking Lesson and Wine Tasting with Lunch

Activity provider: Trekking Hellas Rhodes

From US$ 81.67 per person

Discover the culture and customs of Rhodes through its gastronomical and culinary traditions. Learn how to cook Greek cuisine, try local wines and learn about grape varieties, and enjoy your lunch in an authentic rural village.

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Duration 3.5 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup optional
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste delicious regional wines in a small local winery
  • Visit a women’s agricultural cooperative and the folklore museum
  • Explore a traditional village on the foothills of Mount Profitis Ilias
  • Learn how to cook Rhodian specialties first-hand with a cook
  • Tuck into your own flavorful lunch prepared in your cooking lesson
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Cooking lesson
  • Full lunch
  • Wine tasting
  • Greek traditional coffee
  • Local tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Visit to folklore museum
  • Souvenir photos
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Please meet the local guide outside the women's co-op Apolloniatisses.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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This was the best tour I've done in Rhodes! You will be met by the guide in the morning and she will take you to the location. During the trip to the location, she also tells you a bit of history about everything you drive past and indicates where you can do fun activities. Once you arrive at the location, you will do all kinds of fun activities. Cooking, tasting wine, drinking Greek coffee etc. I really liked the choral part even though I wasn't very good at it. It was always shown by a cook how to make the dish and we had to imitate that. Then you will eat what you have made + dishes that the cook has made. I also really enjoyed the wine tasting. You also get things to eat & afterwards you can choose to buy something else. You can simply pin! Finally, the guide was really great!! Super nice and knew a lot about the island.

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June 26, 2022

We were able to spend a very instructive and wonderful day in Apollona. Aside from tourism, we were able to taste numerous local sweets and delicious wines. The highlight of the tour was the cooking class. Here we tried, with professional support, traditional dishes that were then served for lunch. Finally we got an insight into the past of the island in a historical museum. A big thank you also goes to our guide Maria, who guided us through the day with lots of information. The tour is an absolute must if you are not only interested in sun and sea but also in the country, which has a lot more to offer. Definitive recommendation for this tour.

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June 28, 2021

Nice authentic tour into the hinterland with the opportunity to get to know local food and wines. Nice and very friendly guide

September 20, 2021

Product ID: 340016