Naxos Cooking Experience at a Glance
Dive into the secrets of Naxos’ traditional Cuisine during Naxos Cooking Experience.
Naxos Cooking Experience Highlights
- Visit the traditional and agriculture village of Eggares.
- See how important agriculture is for Naxos.
- Learn how olive oil was made in the previous centuries by seeing a traditional olive oil mill.
- Meets Mrs Voula, a local cook who is the maste of Naxos homemade food.
- Learn all the secrets of Naxos cuisine and be the the Greek chef of your family and friends.
Naxos Cooking Experience In Detail
Starting from your hotel we first head to the village of Eggares. Lying on a fertile plain traversed by two rivers, Eggares is the island’s main supplier of produce and a truly blessed place.
Of course agriculture in Greece is tied to the cultivation of olive trees and the production of olive oil and that is exactly what we are going to take a closer look at through a visit to the village’s olive press museum.
This traditional olive press dates back to 1884, however some locals will claim it has been around since the beginning of the 19th century.
You will get to see the tools that were used at the time and learn about the process of manual olive oil extraction that has been in use for millennia, and now belongs to the past. Having learnt everything about olive oil it is now time to use it!
Situated on the same plain as Eggares is the nearby village of Galini (meaning “serenity”) where we will set out on a gastronomic quest with the help of our host and teacher,
Mrs Voula( a local woman who is happy to share her cooking knowledge).
The first step to making a great dish is picking out the ingredients and what ingredients would be better than the home-grown fruits, vegetables and herbs found in our host’s own authentic organic farm.
You have the chance to see where organic products grow and have a real taste of cultivation and farming.
Having assembled everything, we are going to create a traditional Naxian dish from scratch! Enjoy!
– Car & driver
– Entrance fees
- Private tour
- Bring your camera. You may take a lot of photos.
- Have a light breakfast at the hotel..
- Bring a hat with you..
- Preferably wear your sneakers ..
Your Naxos Stay
FAQs about the Naxos Cooking Experience
What happens in the event of rain?
All our bus tours run regardless of the weather. If an activity is canceled because of extreme weather conditions, you have the option to change the date, switch activity, or cancel and receive a refund.
What time is the pick-up time for the tours?
The pick-up time for all tours is the same as the meeting time indicated on your vouchers and our website. Please note that there may be a slight delay of 5-10 minutes, depending on the number of pickups we have scheduled. Please be ready 10 minutes before your trip to facilitate that.
How late can I make a booking?
You can make a booking with us literally at the last minute! Just keep in mind that there may be no seats left on the tour if you do that! We recommend booking at least one week in advance, to have the best chances of finding availability.
Which tours can I join on the same day?
This is a day tour, so you cannot participate in any of our other tours if you book it.
Cancellations received within 5 days of the tour will incur a 50% penalty for each person.
Cancellations received within 2 days of the tour will incur a 100% penalty for each person.
Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit the entire payment.