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Meteora Truffle Hunting Experience with Lunch & Museum Visit

1. Meteora Truffle Hunting Experience with Lunch & Museum Visit

Take a tour from Kalabaka into the woods around Meteora, beginning at approximately 10:00 AM at the Meteora Museum. Take your car or a taxi to follow the truffle hunting crew. Walk with the truffle hunter and his dogs to search for rare kinds of truffle. Specially trained truffle dogs with their trainer are searching for this unique fruit of Greek nature. Learn about the kind of truffles that exist here and how they can be used. At around 11:30 AM, taste an exceptional truffle past dish in the forest. This dish will be cooked by an expert chef in an impressive cooking pan that can accommodate 50 people. After the end of truffle hunting, head to the museum. Be guided around both the natural history museum and the unique mushroom museum. After that, enjoy a mushroom product tasting with 5 to 6 kinds of mushrooms using a traditional mushroom spoon. This is accompanied by a glass of local wine. 

Volos: Cook Like a Local at a Greek Farm

2. Volos: Cook Like a Local at a Greek Farm

We will meet at Karaiskos Farm, just 2km driving from the center of Portaria village farm where your culinary experience will be start. Upon arrival, walk to the farm's organic garden where you will collect all the necessary ingredients, fresh eggs from the chicken house, and herbs from the herb garden. Then, advance to the wood-fired oven in the open kitchen where you will cook local recipes and learn your hosts' secrets. Throughout the cooking lesson, sip on "tsipouro" (a local drink) with a small meze. Then set the table and sit down to enjoy what you have cooked. At the conclusion of your tour, you will receive a bag with small gifts.

Ioannina: Valia Calda Off-Road & Cooking Experience

3. Ioannina: Valia Calda Off-Road & Cooking Experience

Discover the beauty of the Valia Calda forest on this guided tour with hotel pickup and drop-off from Ioannina. Go for a dip in the natural pools of the Arkoudorema stream, cook an authentic Greek meal, and enjoy a delicious picnic with wine and an aperitif.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation and relax on the air-conditioned drive in an all-terrain vehicle. Arrive at the starting point of your hike in the heart of the Valia Calda forest. Pass thorugh a magical mountain landscape with spectacular trees on your way to the natural pools.  Take refreshing a swim in the crystal-clear waters before heading back to the vehicle to cook a traditional meal of trachanas (fermented mixture of grain and yoghurt) and salad. Have a picnic with seasonal fruits, granola bars, wine, an aperitif, and the traditional food.   Head to the charming village of Vovousa after lunch were you can take in tall black pines, streams, and high peaks. Spend some free time exploring the town or going for another swim in the Aoos river, under the bridge of Vovousa. Finally, visit the source lake Aoos and the incredible mountain landscapes around the lake on the way back to your accommodation. 

Meteora Private Wine Tasting Experience

4. Meteora Private Wine Tasting Experience

This tour takes you on a journey through the region's long winery tradition to a fine representative of Meteora's wine culture. Located at an altitude of 470m, the winery is 24 km north of Meteora and accessible via a scenic road leading from Kalabaka to Gavros village. At the winery, you'll learn about the basic concepts of quality winemaking and analyze the chemical, physical, and microbiological details of the wine-making process, from grape to bottle. The cellar offers an immersive experience into the art of wine-making, with insights into stemming-crushing, alcoholic fermentation, maceration, malolactic fermentation, racking off, stabilizing, bottling, and refinement. The wine tasting includes a selection of 5 different wine labels, each showcasing the unique flavors and aromas of the region. You'll also enjoy local bites, such as feta cheese, olives, dried tomatoes, crackers, local cheeses, and nuts, carefully paired to complement the wines. After the wine tasting, take a short hike to the hermit cave of Agios Theodosios and the hermit cave Saint Nicholas next to Gavros village. The chapel, made inside a cave on a cliff, offers an unforgettable experience that reflects the region's spiritual history. You'll also enjoy breathtaking views of the village and the surrounding area. The duration of the Meteora wine tasting experience is ~ 2 hours, plus the driving time duration from Kalampaka which is 25 minutes each way. If you choose to visit Agios Theodosios Hermit cave the total duration will be around 4 hours. You can add on a private transfer service with local English-speaking driver, so be sure to book in advance to secure your spot. Join us for an unforgettable experience in Meteora and discover the beauty and culture of this stunning region. Book your tour today!

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We had such a blast learning how to prepare and cook greek food! Our hosts were amazing and so friendly. The food was delcious. Great day!