You can get to know a lot about the culture and people of an area through their food, and this tasty tour will amaze you! You will be given a very special and intimate introduction into the culinary culture of Rhodes.
- Visit a traditional village on the foothills of Mt Profitis Ilias, in central Rhodes Island
- Visit a women’s agricultural co-op and a folklore museum
- Enjoy a wine tasting in a small local winery
- Learn how to cook Rhodian / Greek recipes by a mama-cook!
Period of Operation: April to October, every Monday & Thursday
- Professional English-speaking Trekking Hellas Guides (1 for 10 participants)
- Visits: Agricultural co-op, Winery, Folklore Museum
- Cooking lesson
- Pick up and drop off
From hotel/accommodation located at Kremasti, Paradeisi, Ialysos, Ixia, Rhodes Town, Kallithea, Faliraki, Afantou, Kolymbia
- Comfortable shoes
- Hat and sun block
- Your own personal water bottle. As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.
The fun begins as soon as you board a private minibus for a scenic and picturesque journey away from the island’s coast to the small, 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. They will share their decisions, goals and a demonstration of local delicacy production with you.
From there, on foot, you will 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 as well as the industries of the time such as the inner workings of an olive factory.
You will also visit a winery and learn about the various grape varietals. While here, bring a glass of delicious wine to your lips and understand firsthand why Rhodes produces some of the world’s most award-winning wines.
The highlight of the tour will be a personal cooking class from a mama cook in the village who will share her secrets in making traditional, famous Greek fare including tzatziki, pitaroudia (vegetable fried balls) and ever-popular Greek salad. Learn how to make gemista (stuffed peppers with tomatoes and rice), dolmadakia and many more delights!
Conclude your time in Apollona enjoying the fruits of your culinary labors by sitting down to a homemade lunch that you and your fellow cooks have lovingly prepared.
Pick up from your hotel or other lodging around 09.00 am (you will be notified depending on your location)
09.00 – 10.00 Drive to Apollona Village
10.00 – 10.20 Visit Agricultural co-op
10.20 – 10.30 Walk to winery
10.30 – 10.50 Wine Tasting
10.50 – 11.00 Walk to Cooking Lesson Location
11.00 – 12.00 Cooking Lesson
12.00 – 12.40 Lunch
12.40 – 13.00 Visit Folklore Museum
13.00 – 14.00 Drive back