Guided tour

Rhodes: Cooking Lesson and Wine Tasting

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Rhodes: Cooking Lesson and Wine Tasting

From US$ 107.78 per person

Enjoy an intimate introduction into the culinary culture of Rhodes on this full-day tour. Visit a women's agricultural co-op, a vineyard, and much more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup included
In the lobby of your hotel
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a traditional village on the foothills of Mt Profitis Ilias, in central Rhodes Island
  • Visit a womens agricultural co-op and a folklore museum
  • Sample delicious local wines
  • Challenge your culinary skills with a Greek cooking class
Full description
Immerse yourself in the culture and gastronomy of Rhodes on this all-encompassing tour. 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 their enterprise.  From there, head to 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 varieties. While here, sample a delicious glass of wine and learn how Rhodes produces some of the world's most award-winning wines. Finally, enjoy a personal cooking class from a mama cook in the village who will teach you how to make traditional, famous Greek fare including tzatziki, pitaroudia (vegetable fried balls) and the 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 by sitting down to enjoy the fruits of your labor over lunch.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All visits
  • Cooking lesson
  • Lunch
  • Tour guide
  • Taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
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
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
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4.8 /5

based on 5 reviews

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  • Guide
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  • Transportation
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  • Value for money
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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

September 7, 2021

Had a wonderful time. Super friendly, helpful and fun guides, fantastic wines, delicious local food. Well worth the time!

September 28, 2020

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