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Food Path at Aristaios

Aegean Islands

Kea / Tzia

Duration

4 h

Availability

Up to 20 persons

Guided Tour

Up to 12 persons

Overnight Stay

Not provided

Active Months

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Description

In the fertile ravine of Mylopotamos on the island of Kea, also called Tzia, 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.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Immerse yourself in a captivating journey through the heart of Greece’s rich cultural heritage with an unforgettable experience at Aristaios, the esteemed local products store. Step into a world where tradition and authenticity come alive as you embark on an interactive presentation of the ancient delicacy, pasteli. Let the passionate experts guide you through the fascinating history and craftsmanship behind this delectable treat, indulging your senses with its aromatic blend of honey and sesame seeds.

After delighting your taste buds, venture into the picturesque surroundings as you embark on a scenic hike along a winding path. Discover hidden treasures along the way, including a meticulously restored water mill, where the whispers of the past come alive. Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance as you witness the timeless machinery at work, evoking a sense of awe and appreciation for the ingenuity of ancient craftsmanship.

Savor the essence of the region as you partake in a refined tasting of local wines, carefully selected to showcase the distinctive flavors that have been perfected over generations. Allow the expert sommeliers to guide you through a sensory journey, unlocking the secrets of each vintage, and transporting you to the sun-kissed vineyards of Greece.

Conclude your unforgettable day with a culinary masterpiece, a delightful local cuisine meal served in a breathtaking garden adorned with fragrant orange trees. Be enchanted by the soft melodies of traditional music as you indulge in a feast fit for the gods, each dish thoughtfully crafted with locally sourced ingredients and bursting with flavors unique to the region. Allow the warm breeze and gentle glow of twilight to set the scene for a truly unforgettable dining experience.

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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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