Greek orange trees

Greek orange trees

Olive trees

Olive trees

Aigio aerial photo

Aigio aerial photo

Aegio Akoli beach

Aegio Akoli beach

Olives

Olives

Pickles in a jar

Pickles in a jar

Wine-making process

Wine-making process

Wine barrels

Wine barrels

Aegio Koimisi Theotokou church

Aegio Koimisi Theotokou church

Orange marmalade

Orange marmalade

Lemon marmalades

Lemon marmalades

Aegio Agios Nikolaos

Aegio Agios Nikolaos

Greek bouzouki

Greek bouzouki

Music rythms on violin

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: 

  1. How greek flora like trees, plants and herbs are cultivated

  2. Greek cooking & the production process of homemade delis & local wines

  3. Traditional greek music rythms and dances

€100, 8 hrs, 4 persons

Christos – Aegion, Greek flora, cooking, preserves, wines & music

Itinerary: how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together

  • Place of ORIGIN: Thessaloniki

  • LIVES in: Aegion, Achaia

  • SPEAKS: English

  • 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

€100, 8 hrs, 4 persons

Booking details

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

  • Timetable: 11.00-19.00

  • 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.

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