Yiota – authentic cuisine and delis in Rhodes

Guests will join Yiota at a gourmet family meal with traditional dishes and sweets, which they will take active part in the preparation of, while enjoying the sea view from Yiota’s balcony, over refreshing chit-chat.

€100, 6 hrs, 8 persons

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. Preparation & tasting of traditional local dishes like mousaka and dolmades 

  2. How to produce traditional sweets like “diples” and “pasteli”

  3. Points of cultural & historic interest: enjoy the local beach and sea view

 

Lardos, Rhodes - Where the Experience will take place

What Wikipedia says

Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of land area and also the island group's historical capital. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Rhodes. The city of Rhodes had 50,636 inhabitants in 2011. It is located northeast of Crete, southeast of Athens and just off the Anatolian coast of Turkey. Rhodes' nickname is The island of the Knights, named after the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, who once conquered the land.

 

The interior of the island is mountainous, sparsely inhabited and covered with forests of pine (Pinus brutia) and cypress (Cupressus sempervirens). While the shores are rocky, the island has arable strips of land where citrus fruit, wine grapes, vegetables, olives and other crops are grown. The Rhodian population of fallow deer was found to be genetically distinct in 2005, and to be of urgent conservation concern. In Petaloudes Valley (Greek for "Valley of the Butterflies"), large numbers of tiger moths gather during the summer months. Mount Attavyros, at 1,216 metres (3,990 ft), is the island's highest point of elevation.

 

The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This giant bronze statue was documented as once standing at the harbour. It was completed in 280 BC and destroyed in an earthquake in 224 BC. No trace of the statue remains today.

 

The Medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Historical sites on the island of Rhodes include the Acropolis of Lindos, the Acropolis of Rhodes with the Temple of Pythian Apollo and an ancient theatre and stadium, ancient Ialysos, ancient Kamiros, the Governor's Palace, Rhodes Old Town (walled medieval city), the Palace of the Grand Masters, Kahal Shalom Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter, the Archeological Museum, the ruins of the castle of Monolithos, the castle of Kritinia, St. Catherine Hospice and Rhodes Footbridge. Local cuisine specialities of Rhodes include: Avranies, Koulouria, Pitaroudia, Pouggia, Tsirigia, Fanouropita, Katimeria, Melekouni, Pouggakia, Takakia, or Mantinades, and muchalebi.

 

Yiota Mponi is your Hostess for the whole experience

Yiota is a tourism & hospitality professional and a Rhodes resident. She loves cooking and caring for her guests at her home which is, literally, 10 metres away from the beach. Her balcony has an amazing view, overlooking the sea.

  • Place of ORIGIN: Rhodes

  • LIVES in: Rhodes

  • SPEAKS: English, French, Italian, Russian

  • LOVES: travelling, cooking, taking care of people from different countries

  • Has TRAVELLED to: France, England, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Cyprus

  • Personal TRAITS: pleasant, hospitable, and a cooking connoisseur

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

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. Preparation and tasting traditional local dishes like mousaka and dolmades 

  2. How to produce traditional sweets like “diples” and “pasteli”

  3. Points of cultural & historic interest: enjoy the local beach and sea view

 

Here are the details for Booking this Greek experience

  • Place:  Lardos, island of Rhodes

  • Meeting Point: NICHOLAS Beach Studios, Lothiarika, Lardos

  • Duration: 6 hours

  • Timetable: 10.00-16.00

  • Availability:  15 April - 15 October

  • Group size: 8 persons max

  • Price:  100 euros per person

  • What’s SPECIAL about this experience: commitment to taking care of guests and indulging them into the local way of life

 

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