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Aristaios

Aegean Islands

Duration

~ 45m
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Not provided
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Guided Tour

Up to 50 persons

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Availability

Up to 50 persons
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Description

In the fertile ravine of Mylopotamos on the island of Kea, our family cultivates and produces a large variety of delicious handmade products using traditional recipes. At the Aristaios store customers will find fresh fruit and vegetables from our gardens, wild capers, and caper leaves, local olive oil and olives, the local wine of mavroudi variety and tsipouro, as well as handmade trahana and pasta from acorn flour. You will also find a variety of traditional liqueurs such as the liqueur of basil, as well as many kinds of fruit in syrup and marmalades. Do not miss the ‘on-the-spoon sweets’, especially the one made with “ampourkouna” figs. Also not to be missed are our sun-dried tomatoes and sun-dried figs, wild island herbs, spatholado, and its wax cream (for burns and injuries) and, of course, thyme honey and pasteli. You can also find local cheeses like kopanisti, xerotyri, and xinotiri, handmade sausages, and louza, fresh wood-oven baked paximadia and pita, as well as books about the island’s history and folklore.

TOUR DESCRIPTION AND TASTING
Tour our experiential farm in the fertile Mylopotamos ravine of Kea (or Tzia), promoting the culture and rural heritage of Kea and participate in a variety of activities mentioned in the “Other from the Producer” section below, taste Greek meze, from local gastronomy and discover the products of our land using traditional recipes.

Awards

2010 – 2011:
• Gourmet award for the orange sweet spoon, from “Eleftherotypia” (Athens newspaper).

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Location

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Products
Honey, pasteli, marmalades, hilopites, trahana, capers in vinegar, sundried tomato, processed meat products, louza, wine
Tour Languages
Greek, English
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