A Taste of Rhodes
You can get to know a lot about the culture and people of a city through their food, and this tasty 5.5-hour tour does not disappoint! With no more than 8 guests in total, you will be given a very special and intimate introduction into the culinary culture of Greece.
The fun begins as soon as you board a private minibus for a scenic and picturesque journey away from the island's coast to the small, unspoiled mountainous village of Apollona nestled in the foothills of Profitis Ilias.
Stop for a quick tour of an agricultural co-op and learn how these proud, resourceful women run the enterprise. They will share their decisions, goals and a demonstration of local delicacy production with you.
From there you will visit the folklore museum and discover what life was like for locals in the centuries past. Admire the traditional costumes, architecture and more as you learn how the people lived and worked as well as the industries of the time such as the inner workings of an olive factory.
You will also visit a winemaker and learn about the various grape varietals as well as the wine making process. While here, bring a glass of delicious wine to your lips and understand firsthand why Rhodes produces some of the world's most award-winning wines.
The highlight of the tour will be a personal cooking class from a mama cook in the village who will share her secrets in making traditional, famous Greek fare including tzatziki, pitaroudia (vegetable fried balls) and ever-popular Greek salad. Learn how to make gemista (stuffed peppers with tomatoes and rice), roasted goat with chickpeas and many more scrumptious delights!
Conclude your time in Apollona enjoying the fruits of your culinary labors by sitting down to a homemade lunch that you and your fellow cooks have lovingly prepared.
This popular culinary tour is a perfect introduction to the flavors and culture of Rhodes, sign up today as this tour is very popular and has limited space.
Reviewer: Donna Groves
This was one of the best tours we did while in Europe. I would recommend it to anyone. Food, staff, everyone we were involved with did an excellent job. LOVED IT!