Christiana – a day-to-day family experience in Astros Kynourias

The guests will have the unique opportunity to experience things like cooking local deli foods, collecting herbs and greens, dancing, and taking a swim under a local waterfall.

€80, 5 hrs, 8 persons

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. Cooking sessions: how to make “ntolmadakia” (dolmades), and pastry for pies

  2. How to collect local herbs, greens and vegetables

  3. Points of cultural & historic interest: day-to-day rural activities in the area

 

Paralia Astrous Kynourias - Where the Experience will take place

What Wikipedia says

Astros is a town near the Argolic Gulf in the northeast Peloponnese in eastern Arcadia. Astros is the seat of North Kynouria municipality.

 

The name of the town, built during the Greek War of Independence, is supposed to be taken from the ancient settlement Astron, mentioned in Ptolemy's Geography.

 

Astros is accessible by the road connecting Tripoli and Argos and Tyros and Leonidio and Monemvasia to the south. Its port, Paralio Astros lies 4 km to the northeast of the inland town.

 

Astros was the site of the Second National Assembly of the Hellenes during the Greek War of Independence, under the presidency of Petros Mavromichalis. This assembly produced the first constitution of Modern Greece.

 

Astros has a school, a lyceum, a high school, a number of churches including one which is situated on a hilltop, banks, and a post office. There is a health clinic on the road to Leonidio. There are a number of squares (plateies), the most westerly of which contains a small amphitheater built into the hillside.

 

Much of the land is rocky and bushy and unsuitable for cultivation, but there are some farms and groves in low-lying areas near town.

 

Christiana Gardikioti is your Hostess for the whole experience

Christiana has had a great high-powered career in the world of business, investment, innovation and education, and still maintains activities in these domains, on a global basis. However, what she enjoys most is showing her guests and foreign friends the secrets of day-to-day life in her beloved town of Astros Kynourias.

  • Place of ORIGIN: Kynouria, Arcadia

  • LIVES in: Astros Kynourias, Arcadia

  • SPEAKS: English, French

  • LOVES: cooking, philosophy, nature

  • Has TRAVELLED to: most European countries, USA, Canada

  • Personal TRAITS: frankness, boldness, sense of humour

Here's how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. Cooking sessions: how to make “ntolmadakia” (dolmades), and pastry for pies

  2. How to collect local herbs, greens and vegetables

  3. Points of cultural & historic interest: day-to-day rural activities in the area

 

Here are the details for Booking this Greek experience

  • Place:  Paralia Astrous Kynourias

  • Meeting Point: Intercity Bus Station, on the town's main road

  • Duration: 5 hours

  • Timetable: 10.00-15.00

  • Availability:  1 March - 30 November

  • Group size: 8 persons max

  • Price:  80 euros per person

  • What’s SPECIAL about this experience: acquiring a unique blend of nature, sea & sun, and local family life

 

Your feedback is valuable: we'd love to have your comment 

Experience the authentic GREEK life

It's NOT about the   journey,  it's about the person you become  along the way .    Become GREEK !