Olive harvest in northwest Greece
with culture, wine, cheese and culinary delights

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Experience the beautiful autumn in Greece. Learn about people, olives, cheese, wine and history of Greece. Spend an unforgettable week with us in one of the best climate belts in the world.

Travel data:
Saturday, October 24th to Saturday, October 31st 2020

Saturday, October 31 to Saturday, November 7, 2020

Saturday, November 7th to Saturday, November 14th, 2020

Saturday, November 14th to Saturday, November 21st, 2020

Saturday, November 21 to Saturday, November 28, 2020

Highlights

  • Living in the beautiful resort of Plataria Palace, right by the sea

  • German support during the entire stay

  • 1 day harvesting olives and then visiting an olive press

  • Visit to a cheese production with tasting

  • Cooking class: introduction to the secrets of Ionian cuisine

  • Visit to the ancient theater of Dodoni and excursion to the city of Ioannina

  • Wine tasting in Plataria with selected wines from the vineyards of Greece

  • Hike in the Plataria hills with views of the Ionian Sea

  • BBQ - fish, meat and vegetables grill by the sea

Accommodation:

Plataria Palace holiday complex.

The beautiful complex is located directly on the sea and is only 500m from the center of Plataria

Getting there

  • Corfu Airport - take a taxi from the airport to the port, then take the ferry to Igoumenitsa, where we will pick you up at the port - 1½ hours ferry and 10 minutes by car.

  • Preveza Airport - we will arrange a transfer - 1 hour drive

  • Athens Airport - Ioannina - we will pick you up from Ioannina Airport - 45 minutes by car

  • Thessaloniki airport - about 320km BC Plataria away (car for 7 days, approx. 10-15 € per day)

  • With your own car via Italy - ferry from Ancona or Venice to Igoumenitsa

  • By car via motorway - Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, North Macedonia, Greece. Munich - Plataria route (approx. 1900 km)

Day 1 - ARRIVAL AND TRANSFER

After your arrival at the Plataria Palace we will greet you with a welcome drink. Before the enjoyable dinner at Plataria Palace we will talk about the upcoming week.

 

Day 2 - ARRIVE - ENJOY

On the first day, after a good breakfast, we take a long walk to explore the beautiful town of Plataria. Just arrive and relax. In the afternoon, with a good coffee and a piece of cake, we will tell you interesting facts about the history and culture of northwest Greece. In the evening we go to a nearby, traditional ouzerie tavern, for a joint ouzo and then dinner.

 

Day 3 - OLIVE HARVEST AND PICNIC IN THE OLIVE GROVE

First of all, we fortify ourselves with breakfast, because today we go to the olive grove where we get to know the individual techniques of olive harvest. The olive farmer shows us how complex it is until the olives can be processed into fine olive oil.

At lunchtime we enjoy the well-deserved picnic in the shade of the olive trees. Then we drive to a nearby olive mill, where we can watch how the high-quality olive oil is pressed. Best cold-pressed olive oil of the best organic quality.

In the evening we take the bus to the mountain village of Perdika for a fine dinner in the top restaurant "Krabbe".

Day 4 - COOKING TOGETHER - INTRODUCTION TO IONIC CUISINE

Relaxation is the order of the day this morning. If you want, you can explore the village with the beautiful fishing port or swim in the still warm sea.

In the afternoon, around 5:00 p.m., we will meet for cooking, where we will learn the secrets of Ionian cuisine.

We will prepare a typical ionic three-course menu under expert guidance. Of course with delicious olive oil. With good wine, we then enjoy our dishes.

 

Day 5 - EXCURSION TO DODONI AND IOANNINA

After a good breakfast we take the bus to the ancient theater of Dodoni.

The archaeological site is one of the oldest oracles in Greece.

The Dodoni Theater is one of the largest ancient theaters in all of Greece. We enjoy Greek mythology a little.

Then it continues to the beautiful city of Ioannina. It is the capital of the Greek province of Epirus. Around Lake Pamvotis there are a lot of interesting buildings, small shopping streets and nice cafes and restaurants. After a walk through the city center and a cafe near the lake, take the bus back to Plataria. In the evening we enjoy a fine meal in the Plataria Palace.

 

Day 6 - GOAT'S MILK CHEESE AND WINE TASTING

First we visit a goat farm near the village of Paramithia, where we can watch and try the preparation of the typical feta cheese. With a glass of Retsina, we enjoy the freshly prepared cheese together with fresh bread.

In the late afternoon we meet for a small wine tasting, where very good Greek wines can be tasted with a little meze (little things about the wine). Afterwards there is a delicious dinner in the Plataria Palace.

 

Day 7 - HIKING AND BARBECUE

Today it is in the mountainous landscape around Plataria. On our hike we enjoy the spectacular views over the light blue shimmering sea.

During the hike, our hiking guide will teach us the secrets of herbalism. It will explain the benefits and effects of the different herbs that we find on our hiking trail.

After the hike, we prepare for a romantic barbecue evening, which we will organize near the sea. (Weather permitting). We spoil our palates with fresh seafood, meat and vegetables.

 

Day 8 - DEPARTURE AND TRANSFER

A wonderful week comes to an end. We will take you back to the place where you will be leaving. Until then we can enjoy the mild autumn sun of Greece.

Included services:

  • All transfers and tours, as well as admission according to the program

  • Accompaniment on site by German-speaking travel companion

  • 7 nights in the Plataria Palace, room with bath / shower and toilet, terrace or balcony

  • Half board (breakfast, dinner (excluding drinks), except on day 4, where we go to

  • Cook dinner yourself

  • Guided hike

  • A wine tasting + meze

  • A cheese tasting

  • Grilling by the sea

  • Olive harvest with 2 liters of olive oil and olives per person

PRICES

Minimum participants 2 people, maximum 10 people

 

price per person

Prices are without arrival

Preis für 7 Übernachtungen mit allen Leistungen wie beschrieben

ab 999,00 € je Person