Aegean Flavours - Culinary holidays

NAXOS

Cycladic Recipes

Naxos is the most fertile island of Cyclades. Its products are known throughout Greece for their excellent quality, showing that the island is as the locals say a blessed place.In the south of Naxos, the inhabitants cultivate the famous naxian potato and other fruits and vegetables.In the north part of the island they cultivate vineyards and they produce exquisite wine. 

Naxos is also famous for its olive oil production. On the island over 400,000 olive trees  are planted, of which 200,000 are in the basin of Tragaia. In the mountains hundreds of goats and sheeps are raised, while cows are raised mainly in lowland. From their milk the famous Naxian cheese are made: graviera, kefalotyri, xynotiri and xynomizithra. 

As the Naxian like having fun, they accompany their festivities by their local citrus liqueur from the distillation of the leaves of citron, cultivated only in the fertile lands of Naxos. Naxos has also great mineral wealth such as the emery and the marble, which are internationally recognized for their quality. 

From the boat one can see the entire western coastline of Naxos, with the steep rocky mountains plunging into the Aegean Sea. The entrance to the port of Naxos is unlike any other. In a few moments, the visitor can get a clear idea of the island’s rich historical background, its grandiose towers, its strong religious ties, its agricultural heritage and its recent tourist development.

But the island’s true magnificence lies in every monument, every village and every beach.



 

Foodies΄ Heaven

Cycladic Recipes

The Greek myth says that god Apollo worshipped, with special affection by Naxiots, his son Aristaios, who was an excellent cheese maker, to teach the islanders the art of cheese making.
Although tens of centuries have passed since then, Naxos, being an island blessed with fertile plains, abundant water resources, mountains with rich vegetation and endless grazing lands, is still characterized by a particularly developed livestock sector and produces some of the best-known Greek cheeses.
Enjoy a unique Cycladic cooking vacation and cultural experience on this amazing and authentic culinary break in Naxos. Stay in a luxury family run hotel and transfrom ingredients direct from  Anna΄s (chef) farm to your plate. 

Program Available in May, June, July, August, September
4 nights/5 days - Flexible start date

Day 1- Arrival

  • Arrival at Naxos Airport (or port) and private transfer to accomodation. Upon arrival meet your hostess and settle in. You may want to go for a walk, or just relax. 
  • Dinner will be served around 9 pm

Day 2 – First Cooking Class

  • After breakfast, around 10.30 am is your first cooking class based on local ingredients , with lunch to follow based on your efforts
  • Afternoon is free for individual activities.You may want to visit the Archeological Museum of Naxos , which houses works of art and objects of every day use dating from the Late Neolithic period to Early Christian times (5300 BC - 5th c. AD).  It is the largest and most important museum of Cyclades.
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight

Day 3 – Free Day

  • Free day for individual activities. Suggestion: Filoti ! This is the largest village of Naxos and the second most densely inhabited settlement of the island, after Chora Naxos. The island is culturally developed and caters to tourists with a number of restaurants, cafeterias and folk culture shops.
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight

Day 4- River Walk & Epic Cooking Lesson

  • After breakfast at the hotel,  you will have a small walk along the river of Potamia and get to know some of the beauties of this village.
  • Then a rich gastronomical eexperience will follow, since you will be able to cut vegetables and fruit from the chef΄s garden and then have a hands on cooking class.The cooking class will take 4 hours as you will also be able to make the famous Naxian graviera cheese. 
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight

Day 5- Departure

  • Breakfast and private transfer to the Naxos airport or port

Cycladic Recipes
 
 
 

Your accomodation is contructed in traditional Cycladic style. The hotel is a miniature of Naxos Island where each room retains the feautures of a village and it is made of marble, emery and plaster. In addition each rooms presents one village with information and photos.

This beautiful family run boutique hotel offers magnificent rooms, some of them with seaview from the balconies, or rooms with a balcony to the small garden, and some of them with veranda and a private jacuzzi. 

Hotel Services:

  • Free transportation to and from airport - harbor
  • Rent a car or moto
  • Reception and information services
  • Daily cleaning
  • Safe box
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Credit cards accepted

Room Facilities:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite TV
  • Refectory
  • Coffeemaker
  • Hairdryer
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Free wi-fi
  • Safe box
  • Hot water 24 hours
  • Balcony / terrace
 
 

Important notes

 

Prices & Terms

(Flexible Dates • Available May-June-July-August-September)

Our price for the the four day unforgettable culinary program in Naxos, is 690€ per person based on a double room occupancy, daily breakfast, meals and activities/excursions mentioned in the program.

Single supplement: 160 €

Children discount: From 0 till 2, 99 years old FREE

Minimum number of participants : 2

Maximum number of participants : 12

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

Price includes

  • Transfer from/to Naxos Airport or Port on a modern mini bus (or taxi to and from accomodation)
  • 5 days / 4 nights at a 4 star hotel in Naxos twon with daily breakfast
  • All transfers to and from the activities
  • 1 dinner
  • 2 Greek Cooking lessons taught by chef Anna
  • Meals (with wine) after the cooking classes eating what you made with your chef
  • 1 nature focused walk

 

Price does not include

  • Flights
  • 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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