Aegean Flavours - Culinary holidays

SANTORINI

Beyond The Usual

Santorini is maybe the only place on earth that you feel that you have stepped into a postcard.

Learn all about the celebrated wines of Santorini, their history and evolution and the unique microclimate of this ancient, volcanic island.

Aegean Flavours takes you to a healthy Mediterranean diet trip. Hands on classes will help you discover the local cuisine and wines. We are committed to ensure your culinary experience while visiting Santorini is unforgettable. Santorini is about food, wine and lifestyle.

Santorini is also identified with Atlantis. This is the story about a prosperous land that disappeared without trace, sunk into the sea by the anger of gods. Atlantis stands for one of mankind΄s oldest dreams and myths, the one of the lost paradise. In similar versions it occurs in many civilizations. The classical Atlantis story, however, the one where the name Atlantis is used, is the one told by the Ancient Greek philosopher Plato in two of his dialogues, Kritias and Timaeus.

In Plato΄s version it is not an objective report of events, but rather a moral tale that uses the story of - true or invented - events in the background. As a consequence, when it comes to interpreting the story as a report, it is not ambiguous. One of the most debated questions has always been the location of the place Plato might have referred to. Many serious investigators think that the source of the legend is actually the Minoan eruption of Santorini.



 

Aegean Food & Wine Experience

Beyond The Usual

Week Saturday to Saturday May - June - September & October 

Day 1 – SATURDAY

  • Arrival day, Welcome to Santorini!
  • After arriving to Santorini, during your private transfer from Airport / Port to your beautiful Hotel, your personal driver will take you through a uniquely stunning landscape, to the one of the most picturesque and luxurious places in the world. …and it has been described as “one of the most beautiful places on earth”. This inviting, charming boutique hotel will be your home for the week. You will have time to unpack and unwind or to relax.
  • Enjoy a free evening to already explore the magic area at your leisure. Dinner on your own.
  • Night in your accommodation.

Day 2 – SUNDAY

  • Santorini, the mythical Atlantis? After breakfast, our first day will start with a visit to the Akrotiri Excavations, one of the most important settlements of the Aegean. Akrotiri is a Minoan Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic Greek island of Santorini (Thira). The settlement was destroyed in the Thiran eruption about 1627 BC and buried in volcanic ash, which preserved the remains of fine Frescoes and many objects and artworks. Here with our guide learn about the legends of Santorini, investigating whether it is the fabled Lost city of Atlantis. Discover evidence of winemaking that has been estimated to date back to the 3rd Millenium BC, making Santorini as one of the oldest winemaking regions in the world. 
    Then we will continue with the mountain of Prophet Elias at 600mt of altitude and visit the old Christian Monastery from the 1700’s.
  • Continue your wine discovery by strolling through the island’s basket vines at a traditional winery, and learn about Santorini’s unique viticulture traditions. The tour will finish with a wine-tasting.
  • Light lunch will be served at the end of the tour.
  • Free afternoon for your personal activities,
    Suggestion: Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Night in your accommodation.

Day 3 – MONDAY

  • Discover the Mediterranean flavours of Santorini.
  • Leaving our hotel after breakfast, our fabulous cooking day begins. Today you will learn how to cook like a Greek under the guidance of an awarded local chef at a traditional restaurant located in the eastern coast. Enjoy plenty of Greek appetizers, and come away with some classic Greek recipes. You will cook some traditional Greek recipes to impress your friends back home with! A true gastronomic field to table tasting dinner menu.
    Savour traditional Greek aperitifs such as Raki and Ouzo, and of course, you‘ll also get to enjoy the fruits of your labor at the end of your cooking lesson!
  • Enjoy a fresh-cooked lunch at a traditional restaurant.
  • Free afternoon for your personal activities 
    Suggestion: you can relax and swim at the red or black beach
  • Dinner on your own
  • Night in your accommodation.

Day 4 – TUESDAY

  • Explore the vineyards and wineries of Santorini Following breakfast, we will departure for the countryside of Santorini where you will visit distinct wineries and cellars. Learn about the ancient vineyard of Santorini, the history of the island through the centuries and how the volcanic soils influence its winemaking. Winemaking on Santorini dates back more than 4.000 years and the tour covers the most traditional cellars of the island, starting at a vineyard on the volcanic soils. Taste a selection of different wine styles from across Santorini and Greece, such as Assyrtiko, Nykteri and the sublimely sweet Vinsanto wine served with local cheese and olives.
  • Lunch on your own
  • The afternoon will be free to enjoy the beauty of the island, or to relax.
  • Dinner on your own
  • Night in your accommodation

Day 5 – WEDNESDAY 

  • Free day for you in order to explore yourself Santorini Island or/and its surroundings. You to rent a bike, a scooter, a car or to take the local buses to go around the island. If you prefer you can go to a next door island called Ios, or to just relax by the beach or the pool.
  • Lunch and dinner on your own.
  • Night in your accommodation.

Day 6 – THURSDAY

  • Unique Cooking! 
    After breakfast, you will attend to a cooking class at an authencitc venue. Learn about the cuisine of the Cycladic Islands and particularly of Santorini, as well as, to the unique local products of our island. In Santorini, with more than 300 days of sunshine and its rich volcanic soil, the island yields a bounty of unusual indigenous herbs and vegetables. White eggplant, capers and caper leaves, fava (small yellow peas), exquisite baby tomatoes - all grown virtually without water. 
    Then, the presentation and the demonstration of different recipes will take place. After we have prepared the dishes, you will be able to enjoy what you cooked accompanied by bottles of delicious wines from Santorini which will be presented to you.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Night in your accommodation.

Day 7 – FRIDAY 

  • The Scent of the Aegean Sea… 
    In the morning, you will be free to relax, to swim or to go shopping…
  • Lunch on your own.
  • In the late afternoon and for our last evening, we will take you to a sunset sailing tour: Swim at the volcanic island and the hot spring!
  • Dinner included will be served on board.
  • Night in your accommodation.

Day 8 – SATURDAY After breakfast, Private Transfer to the port/airport of Santorini.



In order to ensure personalized attention, each trip and culinary lesson is done with a small group, bringing a sense of exclusivity. Spaces on each unique tour are limited, so call today to reserve your spot. 
You could also book additional nights in Santorini, or Poros at very special rates, so please contact us. 

Due to local events such as seasonal festivals, holidays, etc., the order of activities is subject to change.

To get to the international airport of Athens or your hotel in Athens (if you wish to stay longer in Greece), it is very easy and cheap as well, as buses (prices vary from 1,40 to 5 €) take you straight to the airport or elsewhere in Athens. Taxies are also at the port.

You could also book additional nights in Poros at very special rates, so please contact us.

Due to local events such as seasonal festivals, holidays, etc., the order of activities is subject to change.

Beyond The Usual
 
 
 
Your charming little accommodation is a traditional Cycladic Hotel, and it is situated very closed to the famous Caldera which offers amazing breathtaking views, and few minutes away from  Fira, the main town and the cultural capital of Santorini. Fira offers a world class variety of boutiques, restaurants and cafes perched at the high rim of the caldera. Many cafes and restaurants offer spectacular views!


Distances: 6 Km from the Airport, 8 Km from Athinios Port, 5 Km from the closest beach 
With fully equipped rooms, the guest can enjoy the high quality service. All rooms have :

  • common or private Balcony or terrace
  • direct dial telephone
  • TV Satellite
  • Air-conditioning
  • central heating
  • bath or  shower
  • hair dryer, refrigerator
  • safety box
  • free Internet wireless access
  • luggage storage
  • Taxi services. 
 
 

Important notes

Santorini is an island, transfer times are dictated by the ferry schedule. You may travel by boat from Athens Port (Piraeus). It is an 6-8 hour journey. Please note that you must organise your arrival flights to be in Santorini on Saturday ( through a direct flight or a connection flight via Athens International Airport).

If you cannot keep flight times within these parameters, plan to spend extra time in Athens before and/or after your vacation. 
All the travel arrangements can be done by Aegean Flavours at an extra cost.

Also, the cooking lessons and the escorted/guided tours will be in the English language.

 

Prices & Terms

Santorini: Aegean Food and Wine Experience 
Every week Saturday to Saturday, May - June - September & October

The rate for the the week-long luxurious culinary program in Santorini is 1,990 € per person based on a double room occupancy, daily breakfast, meals and activities/excursions mentioned in the program.

30% of the amount is required at the time of booking
For reservations mail us on hello@aegeanflavours.com

Single supplement: 300 € Triple room: on request
Children discount :
From 0 till 2,99 years old FREE
From 3 till 11 years old -50%

Minimum of participants: 2
Maximum of participants: 8


Price includes:

Transfer from/to Santorini airport or Athineos Port on a modern mini bus
8 days / 7 nights at a premium quality Hotel in Santorini with daily breakfast made of local ingredients
Meals mentioned in the program
2 Greek Cooking lessons taught by one of the most awarded chefs of Greece
2 wine tours & tastings visiting the best wineries of the island
One historical excursion and private guided tour to the legendary Akrotiri excavations
A sunset sailing tour around the Volcano with a dinner served on board


Price does not include 

Flights
Museum Entrance Tickets
Meals, drinks, excursions that are not listed in the program
Travel insurance, personal expenses, tips.

Read more about our prices and conditions here: Terms & Conditions

 
 
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