Sweet preserves

Sweet preserves

Serving suggestions

Serving suggestions

Platzentes local sweet

Platzentes local sweet

Preserves collection

Preserves collection

Preparing the marmalade

Preparing the marmalade

Peach marmalade

Peach marmalade

Parakila Lesvos

Parakila Lesvos

Local landscape

Local landscape

Ancient bridge

Ancient bridge

Nerantzi marmalade

Nerantzi marmalade

Delicious Cookies

Delicious Cookies

Fig marmalade

Fig marmalade

Fresh strawberies

Fresh strawberies

The guests will take part in the food production process, for the products that are produced within the coop. They will also learn the cooking secrets which contribute towards a delightful edible result, and will enjoy a delicious dinner with the products that they produced as well as with other coop delis. In the end, they will also discover the village traditions and culture

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. How to successfully produce authentic local delis

  2. The secrets of cooking with local ingredients

  3. The centuries-long local culture and traditions

€89, 5 hrs, 20 persons

Womens’ coop - Lesvos, preparing local delis, dinner, local culture

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

  • Place of ORIGIN: Parakila, Lesvos

  • LIVES in: Parakila, Lesvos

  • SPEAKS: English

  • LOVES: cooking, creating traditional recipes, spreading the principles of authentic greek gastronomy to the world

  • Has TRAVELLED to: France, Turkey, many places in Greece

  • Personal TRAITS: excellent and authentic culinary recipes and products with unique flavours, great sense of hospitality, warmth, love for communication, very good in associating with tourists, love for tradition

€89, 5 hrs, 20 persons

Booking details

 Women from the Coop are your Hosts

The Womens Traditional Products Cooperation was created in 2000 and works as a team of women whose aim is to produce authentic local products, using ingredients that are locally sourced while preserving and propagating the centuries-old culinary traditions of Lesvos. Their range of products include marmalades, preserves, sweets, hand-produced pasta, pastry products, liqueur drinks etc

  • Place: Parakila, Lesvos

  • Meeting Point: Primary school at Parakila, Lesvos

  • Timetable: 11.00-16.00

  • Price: 89 euros per person (food, delicatessen, beverages are included)

  • Availability: throughout the year

  • Group size: 20 persons max

  • What’s SPECIAL about this experience: this is an opportunity for the guests to get in touch with the local community, learn about their products and way of life, take part in their activities, and feel like a member of a local family

 

      Parakila, Lesvos - Where the Experience will take place

What wikipedia says

 

Lesvos is a Greek island located in the northeastern Aegean Sea. It has an area of 1,632.819 square kilometres (630.435 sq mi) with 320 kilometres (199 miles) of coastline, making it the third largest island in Greece. It is separated from Turkey by the narrow Mytilini Strait and in late Palaeolithic/Mesolithic times was joined to the Anatolian mainland before the end of the last glacial period.

According to later Greek writers, Mytilene was founded in the 11th century BC by the family Penthilidae, who arrived from Thessaly, and ruled the city-state until a popular revolt (590–580 BC) led by Pittacus of Mytilene ended their rule. In fact the archaeological and linguistic record may indicate a late Iron Age arrival of Greek settlers although references in Late Bronze Age Hittite archives indicate a likely Greek presence then. The name Mytilene itself seems to be of Hittite origin. According to Homer's Iliad, however, Lesbos was part of the kingdom of Priam in what is now Turkey. Much work remains to be done to determine just what was happening and when. In the Middle Ages, it was under Byzantine and then Genoese rule. Lesbos was conquered by the Ottoman Empire in 1462. The Ottomans then ruled the island until the First Balkan War in 1912, when it became part of the Kingdom of Greece.

The entire territory of Lesbos is "Lesvos Geopark" which is a member of the European Geoparks Network (2000-) and Global Geoparks Network (2004-) on account of its outstanding geological heritage, educational programs and projects, and promotion of geotourism. This geopark was enlarged from former "Lesvos Petrified Forest Geopark". Lesbos contains one of the few known petrified forests called Petrified forest of Lesbos and it has been declared a Protected Natural Monument.

Landmarks include:

  • Petrified forest of Lesbos

  • Castle of Molyvos

  • Castle of Mytilene

  • Castle of Sigri

  • Church of Panagia Agiasos

  • Monastery of Agios Raphael

  • Monastery of Taxiarchis

  • Roman Aqueduct of Lesbos

  • The Bridge at Kremasti

  • Early Christian Basilica Agios Andreas Eressos

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