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Day trip from Athens: Culinary tour in Aegina

Piraeus port
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Duration

6 - 8 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English

Day trip from Athens: Culinary tour in Aegina

 

Visiting Athens on holidays and want to spice up your urban vacation? Be a part of our small group and travel with us to Aegina – part of our wider range of food tours in Athens

 

Overview of Aegina culinary tour 

 

Hop on our special culinary tour on the island of Aegina!

Celebrate local tastes and enjoy the charms of a beautiful Greek island, just an hour away from the city. Experience unique Greek hospitality while you find yourselves in a Greek “symposium” – a word that is as old as Greece itself –  that literally means “drinking with friends”. Go on and treat yourself with delicious traditional cuisine combined with pristine nature, fascinating culture and heartwarming stories from locals who ’ve lived there for generations.

Make the most out of this wonderful destination with us:

We will depart together in the morning from the port of Piraeus and hop on the ferry to the island of Aegina. According to a myth, Aegina was named after a beautiful nymph – whom Zeus fell in love with and brought him to the island! We will start our day with a delightful welcome of mezedes to indulge in the local flavours of Greece. 

After that, we will start our tour around the center to taste the “star product” of the island, the famous pistachio of Aegina – and the delicious treats made out of it. We will pay a visit to a family-run business in the center that produces over 30 hand-made pistachio delicatessen products found exclusively in their workshop. There everything goes through their hands, thus ensuring the freshness and high quality of their products. We will try out their delicious pesto made with pistachio, basil and olive oil or their special pistachio spoon dessert.

 

We will walk around its charming alleys and discover the hidden gems of the island. In the port we will find an eccentric floating grocery store and a fairytale scenery with horse carriages walking next to it. We will continue strolling through the streets of Aegina with its very impressive neoclassical buildings and mansions which are well worth a visit.

Following to that, a cosy and pampering dinner with fresh fish and seafood is definitely not to miss when in Aegina. For you, we selected the most authentic, family establishment by the seaside. Enjoy various tasty fish mezedes such as deep fried calamari or grilled octopus that come fresh from the local fish market accompanied with ouzo or a local wine of your choice.

 

Join us, also in an olive oil tasting and experience the importance of olive oil in our food culture and well-being of our people. Meet our olive oil experts in a local store and taste various Greek extra virgin olive oils of premium quality. Find out more about what it takes to classify olive oil as extra virgin, which are its nutritious qualities and learn how to distinguish the best quality olive oil among the others. Combined with aromatic essential oils you can have an Aeginian olive oil soap with cosmetic properties for home!

 

Can’t have enough of it? For our farewell to the island, we’ve chosen a one-of-a-kind, artistic space with impressive decorations and excellent vintage/retro pieces of art up next.  In this unique antique store we will treat you with special drinks and desserts and share more unforgettable moments before we embark on our ferry back to Athens.

 

Do you prefer the private version of the tour? Contact us to make things happen=> info@greekality.com

 

If you’d like even more experiences to choose between, take a look at the entire Greekality range of Athens food tours.

Aegina culinary food tour Itinerary

Visit the fish market and indulge in the local flavours of Aegina

Walk around the port of Aegina and taste its local star product "pistachio"

Join us in an olive oil tasting and learn the importance of olive oil in our food culture

Visit an artistic space with impressive decoration and enjoy a delightful drink & desserts

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  • This tour is 100% tailor-made!

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