Enjoy an authentic island experience in a day full of flavors, scents, beautiful scenery and culture, through a delicious city tour and home cooking experience.
Our day will begin with a walk in the vibrant, historic town of Aegina to discover its history and all its culinary hot spots. We will connect with a local pistachio grower to taste the famous pistachios and the delicacies produced with these nuts, and with an olive oil producer to taste and learn about the different types of olives and olive oil. Along the way, we will pass by historical buildings, a pottery studio and several churches and have the opportunity to talk about the significance of the island throughout the centuries. Our next stop will be in the local fish market, where fishermen sell the catch of the day. Our tour will end at the local “mezedopolion”, where we will enjoy a glass of wine or ouzo with a small meze.
Following the city tour, our journey will lead us to a very special place as we pass by the ruins of the Temple of Apollo (Kolona). Just a few minutes-walk from the main port of Aegina, overlooking the beautiful bay and Kolona, the magnificent 19th century historical villa “Pyrgos Ralli” proudly stands with its luscious garden of olive, lemon, fig trees and colorful flowers. This will serve as the venue for our unique home cooking experience. Our host will share with us the history of the villa and welcome us in her outdoor kitchen, where we will cook together and discover some of the most famous and special traditional Greek plates, like tzatziki, dakos, dolmadakia and the unique Aegina pistachio pesto.
Period of Operation: May το October
Days of Operation: Monday & Wednesday and any other day upon request
Price: 85€ /person for min. 2 participants
Maximum participants: 8 people
- English speaking guide
- City & food tour in the historic town of Aegina
- Ouzo and meze at the local mezedopolion
- Historic villa visit
- A delicious traditional meal prepared by you
- Local Greek wine
- Photos from the experience
- An apron and the recipes
Boat tickets to Aegina
May to October
Meeting Point: The port of Aegina (Heroes Monument) to view meeting point on the map click here
Meeting Time: 10.00 am
- Comfortable clothes & shoes
- Hat or beanie sunglasses sunblock
- Your own personal water bottle. As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.
10.00: Meet at the port of Aegina (Heroes Monument)
10.00 – 11.00: Walk through the main town, visit local producers
11.00 – 11.30: Stop at the mezedopolion by the fish market
11.30 – 11.45: Walk to the villa
11.45 – 12.00: Welcome, tour and history of the villa
12.00 – 13.30: Prepare your delicious Greek traditional meal
13.30 – 14.30: Enjoy the meal
14.30 – 16.00: Free time (walk, swim) and return to Athens