Nafplio cobbled streets & venetian houses
Nafplio Syntagma square
Nafplio aerial view
Nafplio greek coffee
Nafplio Palamidi fortress
Nafplio traditional architecture
Nafplio Bourtzi castle
Nafplio at sundown
Visitors will enjoy a structured hands-on learning session on traditional greek cooking. They will learn how to cook healthy, traditional Greek dishes from scratch, and will experience real Greek home-cooked food. They will also learn how to make Greek coffee and discover local culture through gastronomy
WHAT you will LEARN:
Traditional greek cuisine and recipes
How to make traditional Greek coffee
Local culture through explorations in gastronomy
Ivy – Nafplio, greek cuisine lessons, and greek culture
Itinerary: how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together
Traditional greek cuisine lessonsGuests will enjoy a structured hands-on learning session on traditional greek cooking at their hostess' house, which will include a main dish, an appetizer, a dip, a salad and dessert. Vegetarian or vegan dishes can also be requested. Visitors will learn how to cook healthy, traditional Greek dishes and will experience real Greek home-cooked food
Hands-on cooking involvementEverything will be cooked from scratch, using the freshest ingredients available. All the savoury dishes as well as some desserts are cooked using extra virgin olive oil. The guests will then enjoy the outcome of their own cooking, accompanied by amazing local wine or beer at the end of the class
Greek culture over coffee makingThe visitors will learn how to make Greek coffee, which they will enjoy at the patio, surrounded by citrus trees. They will learn the essence of authentic Greek hospitality, and will have a unforgettable chance to discover local culture through gastronomy
Ivy Liacopoulou is your Hostess
Ivy is an accomplished cook, specializing in Greek cuisine. Since 2007, she has been a food blogger, and has published two cookbooks in English. She has worked in the airline industry for many years, and her last job was at a family restaurant in Cyprus, as an assistant chef. Together with her family, they moved to Nafplion in 2012, and since then she has been teaching cooking classes and posting her recipes on her personal blog
Place: Nafplio, Peloponnese
Meeting Point: the three Admirals’ Square, outside the local Town Hall
Duration: 7 hours
Price: 100 euros per person
Availability: throughout the year
Group size: 8 persons max
What’s SPECIAL about this experience: discovering local culture through gastronomy, by learning how to cook healthy and traditional home-made Greek dishes, using only fresh ingredients
Place of ORIGIN: Limassol, Cyprus
LIVES in: Nafplio
LOVES: Cooking, blogging, photography, painting, swimming, trecking, traveling
Has TRAVELLED to: UK, Switzerland, France, Italy, Cyprus, and to many places in Greece
Personal TRAITS: she is an experienced cook and has been teaching cooking for many years
Nafplio - Where the Experience will take place
What Wikipedia says
Nafplio is situated on the Argolic Gulf in the northeast Peloponnese. Most of the old town is on a peninsula jutting into the gulf; this peninsula forms a naturally protected bay that is enhanced by the addition of man-made moles. Originally almost isolated by marshes, deliberate landfill projects, primarily since the 1970s, have nearly doubled the land area of the city.
The area surrounding Nafplio has been inhabited since ancient times, but few signs of this, aside from the walls of the Acronauplia, remain visible. The town has been a stronghold on several occasions during Classical Antiquity.
Tourism emerged slowly in the 1960s, but not to the same degree as some other Greek areas. Nevertheless, it tends to attract a number of tourists from Germany and the Scandinavian countries in particular. Nafplio enjoys a very sunny and mild climate, even by Greek standards, and as a consequence has become a popular day or weekend road-trip destination for Athenians in wintertime.
Nafplio is a port, with fishing and transport ongoing, although the primary source of local employment currently is tourism, with two beaches on the other side of the peninsula from the main body of the town and a large amount of local accommodation.
Acronauplia is the oldest part of the city though a modern hotel has been built on it. Until the thirteenth century, it was a town on its own. The arrival of the Venetians and the Franks transformed it into part of the town fortifications. Other fortifications of the city include the Palamidi and Bourtzi, which is located in the middle of the harbour.
Nafplio maintains a traditional architectural style with many traditional-style colourful buildings and houses, partly influenced by the Venetians, because of the domination of 1338-1540. Also, modern-era neoclassical buildings are also preserved, while the building of the National Bank of Greece is an example of Mycenaean Revival architecture.