Greek orange trees
Aigio aerial photo
Aegio Akoli beach
Pickles in a jar
Aegio Koimisi Theotokou church
Aegio Agios Nikolaos
Music rythms on violin
In Christos’ own estate, guests will learn how greek flora like trees, plants and herbs are cultivated, and the products or fruits that they produce. They will immerse themselves in greek cooking, and the production process of edible home-made olives, pickles, marmalades and preserves. They will tour local wineries & learn about the winemaking process. Last, they will learn traditional greek rythms and dances
WHAT you will LEARN:
How greek flora like trees, plants and herbs are cultivated
Greek cooking & the production process of homemade delis & local wines
Traditional greek music rythms and dances
Christos – Aegion, Greek flora, cooking, preserves, wines & music
Itinerary: how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together
Homegrown garden, plants & herbsThe guests will spend a lot of time in Christos’ own estate, which is full of olive, orange and lemon trees and also encompasses a full-grown garden. They will learn a great deal about greek flora on trees, plants and herbs, regarding the way they are cultivated, grown and taken care of, as well as the products that they produce and how these products are used or consumed within the food industry
Greek cooking and winesThe visitors will then become involved in greek cooking, whereby they will learn traditional recipes, and practice the production process of edible home-made olives, pickles, marmalades and preserves. They will also take a short tour to local wineries, where they will be introduced, by the winemakers, to the wine production process, and will have a chance to sample local wine varieties
Traditional greek music rythmsChristos has extensive professional experience as a musician and teacher of music. Based on that background, he will teach his visitors a comprehensive short course on traditional greek rythms and corresponding dances, that can be employed by practitioners of many musical instruments like guitar, violin, accordion etc
Place of ORIGIN: Thessaloniki
LIVES in: Aegion, Achaia
LOVES: travelling, reading, cooking, gardening
Has TRAVELLED to: UK, many European countries, Turkey, Egypt
Personal TRAITS: very professional, excellent tourist guide, knowledgeable host, very good cook
Christos Papazahariou is your Host
Christos has thorough studies in the disciplines of Chemistry, Architecture, Oenology and wine-making. He has extensively collaborated with the Greek State TV Organisation for 5 years, during which time he also worked as a musician, teaching traditional greek rythms in Athens, Skopelos and Volos
Place: Aegion, Achaia
Meeting Point: Panagia Trypiti church, at Aegion beach
Duration: 8 hours
Price: 100 euros per person (food, delis are included)
Availability: throughout the year
Group size: 4 persons max
What’s SPECIAL about this experience: Christos is an Architect by profession, hence he has deep knowledge of rural agricultural landscapes, which are essential for a deep understanding of the areas that he will cover
Aegion, Achaea - Where the Experience will take place
What wikipedia says
Aigio, also written as Aeghion, Aegion, Aegio, Egio, is a town and a former municipality in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. The municipal unit has an area of 151.101 km2. Its population is around 26,000. Aigio is a port town on the Gulf of Corinth.
The southwestern part of the municipality consists of the foothills of the Panachaiko mountain. The river Selinountas flows into the Gulf of Corinth in Valimitika, 5 km east of Aigio town centre. The town centre is immediately on the coast, between the ferry port and the railway station. Fishermen bring their catches from a night of fishing into the markets every morning.
Before the founding of the city, the area had a Neolithic settlement. The city of Aigion was founded during Homeric times and became part of the first Achaean League since around 800 BC. The city had several Olympic winners. Sites of interest include a Mycenean house dating back to ancient times, located near the cliffs.
There is a hospital southwest of the town centre. Residential houses surround the city and flourish in the western part of Aigio, making it a popular destination for Athenians and others alike. Orange and lemon trees grow in most yards, and irrigation from small, open canals keeps the city greener than most.
One of the most notable attractions of Aigio is the church of Panagia Tripiti. It is a national sacred shrine dedicated to the Mother of God the Life Giving Spring. It is built on a steep cliff almost 30 meters high, near to sea, in a beautiful landscape full of cypresses and pine trees. The church of Panagia Faneromeni is the cathedral of Aigio and it is the work of architect Ernst Ziller. The interior is decorated with paintings of Constantine Fanelis.
The Archaeological Museum of Aigio which originally housed the municipal market of Aigio. It is a work of the famous architect Ernst Ziller and it was built in 1890.