Rhodes, A journey to Flavors and the Deep Blue
Rhodes is ‘’The Island of the Knights’’ and the capital of Dodecanese. The entire atmosphere one finds on the island bears witness to a highly developed cultural sensibility and a cosmopolitan way of life. The combination of memories from the Byzantium and The Knights, the traces of all those who have passed through the island, are still apparent, blending in with today’s contemporary lifestyle.
Feel the hospitality and politeness of local people. Taste local delicacies and learn the cuisine of Rhodes whilst discovering tasteful local products and recipes. Visit the place that hosted one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, The Colossus of Rhodes, and admire the general architecture of the island.
01First day – Arrive & get settled
Arrive in Rhodes and check-in at Rodos Palace, a 5* hotel. Enjoy the facilities of the hotel and chill out. Meet your guide and the rest of the group and then enjoy your welcome dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.
02Second day – Medieval city of Rhodes
Start the day with a guided tour to the Medieval City of Rhodes. Enjoy the presentation of findings related to food and wine, and later on taste the Greek cuisine and wine in a nearby restaurant. Take your time to explore local beauties before being transferred to a traditional Greek tavern, in the heart of the old city of Rhodes. You will have the chance to participate in a cooking seminar and enjoy your tasteful dinner. Once again you can walk in the beautiful streets of the island before returning to the hotel to rest.
03Third day – Cair, Archangelos, Lindos
This day starts with a visit to the Cair winery, near to the city, where you can experience the combination of flavor, aroma and color of the wine. A visit to Archangelos, a traditional village, follows. There you will taste cheese and dairy products. After the cheese tasting, the next stop is in Lindos, where a guided tour of the Acropolis is included. You are now prepared to follow a cooking class at a local and popular restaurant. On the way back to the hotel, a stop to Psinthos village is a must, in order to taste spoon sweets and have some time to enjoy a coffee in front of the fountain of the village. When you reach the hotel, you will have free time to relax. This day ends with a light dinner.
04Fourth day – Afantou, Apollona, Emponas
This morning begins with a transfer to Afantou, to have a traditional breakfast, and taste local sweets, such as ‘’melekouni’’. Very close to Afantou, the next stop is Apollonas, where the Women’s Association will present all the local delicacies, before you taste the olives and the olive-oil. Moreover you will have the unique experience of creating your own soap from olive oil. A hands-on cooking lesson at a traditional tavern follows and the last stop before for this day is the Emponas village, known for its vineyards. In Emponas you can taste the 4 most popular varietals of grape. Finish off this day with a light dinner and wine tasting in a restaurant.
05Fifth day – Sailing to Chalki
Start the day with a pick-up from the hotel, to be transferred to Kameiros Skala. Then you can enjoy a half-day sailing cruise, for swimming or snorkeling and visit the island of Chalki. Chalki is a small and peaceful island where cars are forbidden. Walk to the restaurant where you will enjoy your lunch whilst watching the fishing harbor. Of course a presentation of the local seafood is a must and the lunch will definitely include fresh fish, cooked the moment after the time of fishing. After lunch you will have enough time to take lazy walks in the narrow streets of the island.
06Sixth day – Rhodes, Paradeisi
This day starts with a transfer to Pradeisi, a full of life village on the west coast of the island. There you can taste honey, ouzo and souma, the traditional drinks. Early in the noon you will be transferred back to the city of Rhodes to have a light lunch, and then enjoy your free time. In the afternoon follows the Goodbye Dinner.
07Seventh day – Departure
Transfer to the airport and pick your next Culinary Experience destination.
Price per person for two persones, and available dates:
01/05 – 31/05
& 01/10 – 20/10
01/06 – 30/06
& 01/09 – 30/09
01/07 – 15/07
& 24/08 – 31/08
* The above rates are per person & include accommodation in Superior DBL Room. Single supplement or room upgrade is available on request.
This price includes:
- Αccommodation at Rodos Palace, a 5* Luxury Resort
- Guided five-day tour to traditional villages, archaeological & historic sites and natural attractions
- Five cooking classes by expert chefs
- Visits & tastings in the work field, of winemakers, beekeepers and more
- One half day cruise to amazing Halki, the smallest inhabited island of Dodecanese
- One food photography seminar
- Short distance trekking activities (level of difficulty: easy)
- Six breakfasts
- Five lunches & five dinners
- All entrance fees for scheduled activities / visits
- English speaking guide
- Airport pick up & drop off
- Travel insurance
Does not include:
- International & domestic flights
- Meals & Drinks, where not listed as included in the itinerary
- Optional additional tours or activities during free time
- Tips and items of a personal nature
- Please note that this trip is not indicated for children.