The farm-to-table concept is not an innovative trend in Pelion cuisine, it is our tradition.
Organic Farm to table cooking class
Spend a day at a charming organic farm on the slopes of Pelion, see agriculture in action, connect with nature, and enjoy a farm-to-table experience. At an altitude of 2,600 ft, pick fresh produce from the vegetable garden, collect herbs and eggs, and sip a cup of Greek mountain tea next to the wood-fired oven, while learning how to make the real Greek spanakopita. Children can ride the ponies, pet the donkeys, play with the little goats, or try archery. A Day on the Farm is ideal for families with children and travelers seeking authentic cultural experiences.
Pelion Women Cook
Experience our one-of-a-kind access to the kitchen of the women’s agrotourism cooperative in the village of Vizitsa, cook in the company of the local women, and taste the bounty of the most fertile mountain in Greece. The local women will share with you the secrets of traditional recipes and show you how to make hortopita, an elevated version of spanakopita containing dozens of different greens and herbs, whose aroma and flavor will linger in your mind long after you leave Pelion. At the charming courtyard of the coop, sit with the ladies and enjoy a variety of prepared authentic dishes, including their famous vegan cookies with extra virgin Pelion olive oil and the colorful spoon sweets paired perfectly with a cup of Greek mountain tea.
The Tsipouro Ritual
Get into the “spirit” of Volos and experience the tsipouro ritual, the most famous gastronomic tradition of the city. Tsipouro, a potent distilled spirit made by local wine producers, is paired with small meze dishes (tapas) in Volos’ more than 300 tsipouro restaurants. But the tsipouro ritual is not simply about drinking and eating. First and foremost, it’s about socializing, getting together with friends and enjoying life’s little pleasures.
Follow a private tutored tasting in a space suitable for this specific purpose, try different types of the distilled spirit directly from the barrels, learn the fascinating history of this gastronomic tradition.
Afterwards, a lunch-table full of scents and tastes from the local cuisine, is waiting for us in an one of the 300 tsipouro taverns!
This is a day full of flavors, aromas and joy that will uplift your spirit and make you want to return to Volos again and again.
Exclusive Pelion Wine Tasting
The region around Argalasti is dotted with idyllic organic vineyards and winery tours are a lovely part of the south Pelion experience. Admire the rolling scenery and the magnificent view to two seas and visit a boutique family-owned winery. Enjoy premium, small-production wines in a seated private tasting with the winemakers themselves.
Stimulate your health and well being with a unique familiarization with the most significant and beneficial herbs thriving only in Pelion.
This private tour will take you on a journey to experience the health benefits of the Pelion herbs. Gain exclusive access to an organic herb garden and learn directly from the farmer how herb crops are cultivated, cared for, and harvested. In the company of a local guide, get active and discover a variety of wild edible plants before unwinding with our complimentary herb-infused tea.
Mastering the Art of Making Pelion Pasta
Spend a day immersed in Pelion flavors and aromas on this private tour in the heart of the mountain. Make Pelion pasta like a pro during a cooking class under the guidance of a local artisan who won several awards for his pasta. You will make a dough from scratch mixing a variety of Pelion herbs and vegetables to give your pasta color, flavor and aroma. Hear tips, learn about the ingredients, then sit down to savor your hard-earned Pelion feast.