Patras aerial view
Walkways by night
Psila Alonia square
Aghios Anderas Cathedral
Part of the old town
Pasta with shrimps
Emi is very passionate about her home city and will take her guests along a journey to explore off the beaten track local hotspots in the city of Patras. Visitors will become involved in day-to-day activities, visit places where only the locals go, and learn how to cook a number of authentic local dishes and recipes
WHAT you will LEARN:
How locals live and have fun, on a day-to-day basis
Hotspots off the beaten track
Authentic local cooking and recipes
Emi – Patras, insiders’ walk-about, and authentic cooking
Itinerary: how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together
The guests will have an opportunity to explore hotspots in the city of Patras that are off the beaten track and acquire a view that is known only to locals. Together with their Hostess, they will become involved in various day-to-day activities, visit places where only the locals go, spend a lot of time with Emi at her own home discussing about local life and traditions, have fun in places that are non-touristy, and appreciate the authentic locals’ way of life
As part of getting to know the locals’ way of life, guests will indulge in traditional greek cooking. Under Emi’s expert guidance, they will learn how to cook a number of authentic local dishes and recipes using fresh ingredients, and will take active part in preparing the dishes. They will, also, taste the outcome of their own cooking endeavours
Place of ORIGIN: Patras
LIVES in: Patras
LOVES: good music, meeting new people, travelling, reading, cooking
Has TRAVELLED to: Italy, Turkey, Sweden, Slovakia, Belgium, Poland, Ireland, France, Denmark, Hungary
Personal TRAITS: very optimistic and positive person, with a welcoming and friendly attitude towards people, excellent communicator, very good cook
Emi Papageorgakopoulou is your Hostess
Emi is a high school teacher of English, while her husband is a chef and owns a well-known local restaurant. She greatly appreciates travelling and establishing contact with people from different cultures and countries. She loves her home city and spends a lot of time cooking and looking after her family and children
Meeting Point: St George’s square, at the city center
Price: 99 euros per person (food, delicatessen, coffee are included)
Availability: 15 May – 20 June
Group size: 4 persons max
What’s SPECIAL about this experience: Emi is an excellent communicator, can convey her positive attitude to others, knows all the off the beaten track city hotspots, and has profound knowledge on local cooking and lifestyle
Patras - Where the Experience will take place
What wikipedia says
Patras is Greece's third largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in northern Peloponnese, 215 km (134 mi) west of Athens. The city is built at the foothills of Mount Panachaikon, overlooking the Gulf of Patras.
Patras has a population of 213,984 (in 2011) The core settlement has a history spanning four millennia; in the Roman period it had become a cosmopolitan center of the eastern Mediterranean whilst, according to Christian tradition, it was also the place of Saint Andrew's martyrdom. According to the results of 2011 census the population of the metropolitan area has a population of 260.308 and extends over an area of 738.87 km2.
Dubbed as Greece's Gate to the West, Patras is a commercial hub, while its busy port is a nodal point for trade and communication with Italy and the rest of Western Europe. The city has two public universities and one Technological Institute, hosting a large student population and rendering Patras a major scientific centre with a field of excellence in technological education. The Rio-Antirio bridge connects Patras' easternmost suburb of Rio to the town of Antirrio, connecting the Peloponnese peninsula with mainland Greece.
Every year, in February, the city hosts one of Europe's largest and most colourful carnivals: notable features of the Patras Carnival include its mammoth satirical floats and extravagant balls and parades, enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of visitors in a pleasant Mediterranean climate. Patras is also famous for supporting an indigenous cultural scene active mainly in the performing arts and modern urban literature. It was European Capital of Culture in 2006.