MYthic paTHS of Flavours / Food Tour

Greece is known for its delicious and healthy “cuisine”, as is Olympus, where the world-famous “nectar” and “ambrosia” originate.

7 nights / 8 days with unforgettable taste experiences

This fertile area located between the sea and Mount Olympus, combined with a long history, offers the visitor a unique experience of must-see places and monuments, as well as local products and flavors to taste. The Olympus-Pieria is known for the cultivation of a wide variety of fruit and vegetables including chestnuts, cherries, kiwis, olives, grapes, tea, for the production of meat and dairy products as well as for the catches from the Thermaicos Gulf. All of the above products are recipe ingredients that have been influenced by those who have come and inhabited this land over the centuries. Local wineries produce world-renowned fine wines.

The visitor enjoys an authentic culinary experience. Greek flavors, local products and traditional recipes are passed down from generation to generation, healthy options of local “cuisine” and fresh products from local crops, many of them are organic. Even more, we suggest activities through which someone can get to know and be introduced to the production of local agricultural products and the preparation of meals with local recipes. Enjoy, traditional pie “Litochoro Pie”, “Olympus Tea”, “Platamonas Shrimp”, “Makrygialos Mussels”, “Olympus Black Pig”, Traditional Rice Dish “Litochoro Bourani”, “Olympus Truffle”, “Bougatsa”, local sweets, awarded restaurants and much more. In Olympus-Pieria, the visitor has options to visit farms, local crops and wineries open to the public.

Highlights

  • Authentic flavors, food, and wine tasting
  • Cooking lesson
  • Entertainment and relaxation
  • Discover the endless green and blue of the Olympus-Pieria.
  • Sight-seeing, hiking, mountaineering, outdoor activities

Sustainability

  • Eco friendly vehicles
  • Bike friendly and green key accommodation
  • Organic and local food products
  • Recycling / food saving
  • Ecological agriculture
  • Supporting local economy and community
DAY 1:
Thessaloniki airport SKG / Litochoro

We welcome you at the airport of Thessaloniki “Macedonia” SKG and by ecological vehicle we head to Litochoro, a village at the foot of Mt Olympus. Check in at the hotel. Stroll through the alleys of Litochoro and enjoy a special dinner at an award-winning restaurant.

DAY 2:
Litochoro / Platamonas / Paleos Panteleimon.

On this day we enjoy traditional pie “Pita Litochoro” from the bakery and coffee in the area that the residents call “Lakos”. We visit the “Olympus National Park Information Center” and the New Monastery of Agios Dionysios Olympus where we learn about the products produced in the Monastery. At the seaside village of Platamonas we have lunch with fish and the famous “Platamonas shrimps” and in the traditional settlement of Paleos Panteleimon with the wonderful view, we enjoy Greek coffee and traditional sweets.
In the evening, in the center of Litochoro, we have a wine tasting with wines from three wineries of Olympus. A day full of Flavors.

DAY 3:
Litochoro / Katerini city

At a farm, we will get to know and taste the local cheese products made from sheep and goat milk. In the city of Katerini we enjoy traditional “piroski” and “Olympus tea” and while walking on the main pedestrian street of the town we visit selected shops with local products. Coffee here is a must. Enjoy it in a characteristic part of the city. We have lunch under the trees in the city park and return to Litochoro with many memories of tastes. On our evening walk we enjoy sweets at the oldest pastry shop in Litochoro

DAY 4:
Dion / Trilofos / Litochoro

We depart for a guided tour of the Archaeological Park and the Archaeological Museum of Dion, the sacred city of the Ancient Macedonians. Later we can optionally visit the “Olympus black pig farm”. The indigenous Greek black pig is an ancient inhabitant of the Mediterranean. It is a domesticated breed and not a wild boar, even though they look similar, and is considered an endangered species along with other native animal breeds. At a farm in the village of Trilofos we ride horses and enjoy lunch with local dishes such as black pig. Free evening in Litochoro.

DAY 5:
Paralia Katerini / Thessaloniki

Departure to Paralia Katerini, where we will take part in a cooking class (Spoon desserts or opening a pie crust or Greek meze) and taste the famous “Makrygialos mussels”. Late at the afternoon we arrive to Thessaloniki, which recently became the first Greek city to achieve its inclusion in the Network of Creative Cities of Gastronomy of UNESCO. Thessaloniki is always mentioned as the gastronomic capital of Greece. Dinner at a historic restaurant and free evening for walking on the seaside and “Ladadika”, one of the most famous parts of the city.

DAY 6:
Thessaloniki

Breakfast, with “Bougatsa” traditional breakfast of northern Greece. Enjoy a morning walking food tour of Thessaloniki’s markets (Modiano, Kapani, Bezesteni) and Athos Square, just a few blocks from your hotel. A meal with fantastic flavors guaranteed at one of the many traditional restaurants in the Modiano market. Rest at the hotel. At the afternoon we visit the White Tower and have city tour by tourist bus enjoying Greek fast food, gyros pie or souvlaki or “Trigona Panorama” sweets.

DAY 7:
Thessaloniki and Surrounding areas

Departure for Neo Ryssio, to a local Honey Park to learn how bees produce honey, how many different types of honey there are, how much and what products are produced from honey and of course you will try them too! Visit to the Women’s Agricultural Cooperative of Agios Antonios where you will watch a demonstration of the preparation of traditional dishes by the women of the cooperative. You will also try some of their products before going for lunch. Meal in a restaurant with traditional dishes from Pontus and all of Greece, made with pure, fresh ingredients. Rest at the hotel. On the wooden boat cruise, we have our coffee or drink and admire the view of the city and Mt Olympus. Farewell dinner with Greek traditional “glenti” (folklore music and dances) tasting delicious “meze” and wines.

DAY 8:
Departure

Departure for Thessaloniki Macedonia (SKG) airport.

Variations

This package is for 7 nights / 8 days but according to the preferences can be followed in less days.

Practical Information

Main type of Experience:

Food tour, culinary, gastronomy, wine tasting, cooking, cultural, heritage, workshops, sightseeing, exploring, learning, entertainment, folklore

Additional Experiences:

Strong local experience, entertainment, good food.

Number of nights:

7 nights / 8 Days

Type of accommodation:

  • Green key awarded
  • Family Hotel
  • Boutique Hotel

Starting point:

Thessaloniki, “Macedonia” (SKG) airport

Guided or Self-guided tour:

Guided with an English-speaking tour leader.Self -guided with given information in English / German or French language

Group size:

4 – 15 people

Period / Dates:

All year.

Price of the package:

  • For 9-15 persons the full package of 7 nights / 8 days the price is 1430 € per person in double room.
  • For 4-8 persons the full package of 7 nights / 8 days the price is 1580 € per person in double room.
  • For children between 8 to 12 years old, the price is 40% of the above-mentioned prices in double room with their parents.

Included:

  • All kind of transportation means (eco- friendly vehicles)
  • 7 overnights as described with breakfast
  • Dinner or lunch as described
  • Sweets
  • Cooking lesson
  • Wine tasting
  • Food Tour Guide
  • Guide every day
  • Official Tour guide for the days it is written
  • Cruise by wooden boat
  • Museum fees
  • Roadbook and maps
  • Memories gifts
  • All taxes

Not included:

  • Air tickets
  • Extra meals
  • Drinks (if not mentioned)
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
  • Accommodation tax per room / per night (aprox 1,50 to 4,00 €). According to the Greek Law, the Accommodation Tax be charged to the guest of the room through a special receipt.

Type of travelers:

Families, children, young, adults, seniors. Travelers, interested in the food and wine traditions, in experiential activities and sustainable tourism.

Accessibility options:

Families, children, young, adults, seniors. Travelers, interested in the food and wine traditions, in experiential activities and sustainable tourism.

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Booking:

  • 30% prepayment of total paid amount is required for fixed-date programs at least 45 days before the program’s implementation.
  • Cancellation 21 days before the implementation day, the company reserves 10% of the total payment amount -Full payment is required before the program’s implementation.
  • There is extra discount, depends on the booking time.

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