Gourmet Gastronomy Cooking Demonstration with Lunch & Wine
- Guided tour: This minibus tour features a guide who will point out Santorini's local sights, including its vineyards. See the beauty of this 35-square-mile island as you travel to Pyrgos, the highest point in Santorini that boasts panoramic views.
- Restaurant Selene: Tie on an apron and take to the kitchen where you'll learn how to make four different recipes from award-winning chefs. This highly rated restaurant is well known for using local ingredients in a thoughtful and creative manner.
- Food tasting: After you've learned the tricks of the Greek culinary trade, you'll get to taste each one of the prepared dishes as you enjoy a delicious lunch, served with a bottle of local wine.
About this Santorini Tour
Greek cuisine is one of the oldest food styles in the world, and it can also be one of the healthiest. Lots of fish, meat such as lamb, plenty of vegetables like eggplant and zucchini, olive oil, yogurt, cheeses, olives, lemons and lemon juice, wine, grains including pita bread, and herbs and spices are the main ingredients you'll see again and again in Greek food.
Greek recipes are generally simple, with fresh, local ingredients being the real star. And the island of Santorini has its own twist on Greek cuisine. It was created thanks to the eruption of a nearby volcano 3,600 years ago, and the volcanic ash in the soil gives veggies their own unique taste. Couple that with 300 days of sunshine each year, and you have a plethora of produce, including white eggplant, capers, fava beans, and tomatoes, all grown without irrigation.
In this guided motorcoach tour, learn how to cook four different Greek recipes, made with those local ingredients. Then enjoy eating the dishes in a four-course meal, along with local wines, after they are made. Your day starts in the heart of Santorini, as you drive through the town's vineyards on the way to the village of Pyrgos where you'll arrive at your culinary destination: Selene. This fine dining location has been around since 1986 and provides a beautiful setting for your cooking demonstration. After all, Pyrgos is a truly magical place on a magical isle.
Bite into the apple of love
The island of Santorini is known for its vegetables. One of them is the Santorini white eggplant, or melitzana. This staple of local cuisine, which originated in Egypt, is called the "apple of love" by its supporters and is sweeter and juicier than other eggplants. When you see a whole Santorini eggplant on the vine, you would understand its name, as it looks like a big egg. This local delicacy is a staple of meals here, from mezes to entrees. Yum.
Please go to Skala ( Fira Port) tender pier station to meet your guide. Please look for our GoBe Representative with the displayed logo sign. Staying at a hotel? Be sure to advise the GoBe Crew so we can meet you in the lobby.
Santorini is famous for its Vinsanto wine and fava. The use of the cable car is obligatory for guests on cruise ships going up and down to Fira and Skala port. Long queuing and waiting time might occur.
This tour is wheelchair accessible. However, to get to the cable car station, you must walk over cobblestones and steps.
Food & Wine, Scenic, Cultural
Vehicle sizes vary, depending on the size of the group.
Beverages - Wine, Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages but if you are under 18 years of age you won't be able to drink alcohol on this tour.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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