Amazing forest landscape
Fotini is big in Art. She offers a comprehensive and rare experience of "life in a greek village" which includes: sculpture (creating small artifacts), building small ornamental structures with natural materials, and hands-on involvement in home-based cultivations in her family garden.
WHAT you will LEARN:
How to create decorative ornaments using simple materials
How to practically take care of home-based cultivations
How to produce salted fish & greek cheese
Fotini – Life and Art at the village of Marathoussa
Itinerary: how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together
Crafting ornamental artifactsThe visitor will learn how to create decorative ornaments like candlesticks or vases, using simple materials like gypsum, tree branches, or sycamore tree leaves
Home-grown vegetables gardenThe guest will get involved in soil grubbing, seed planting, sowing and collecting vegetables like tomatoes, capsicum, beets, cucumbers, lettuce, brussels sprouts etc
Food preparationThe visitor will learn, among other things, how to prepare salted fish and greek cheese. He will also have the chance to prepare and consume specially prepared traditional greek dishes with exquisite bites and delis.
Dinner with bites & delisThe visitor will have the chance to prepare a candle-lit dinner and consume traditional tsipouromezedes: greek quick bites & delis, with tsipouro (an alcoholic ouzo-like drink).
Place of ORIGIN: Thraki, Arta
LIVES in: Marathoussa, Chalkidiki
LOVES: reading, writing, nature, village life, gardening and cultivations, being usefull to others
Has TRAVELLED to: all over Greece, Cyprus, Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey
Personal TRAITS: commitment to well-being, faith in own capabilities, seeking changes, positive attitude
Fotini Psatha is your Hostess
Fotini had a successful background in the finance sector but her constant drive towards seeking authentic life has taken her away from the big city. Together with her partner-in-life, they left Thessaloniki, settled down to a farm in a small village and have not regretted it ever since. She loves literature, writing books, sculpture, artifacts creation using natural materials, looking after her exceptional home garden, and preparing her own food.
Place: Marathoussa, Chalkidiki
Meeting Point: St George's church at main Marathoussa square
Duration: 7 hours
Price: 120 euros per person
Availability: 15 June - 31 August
Group size: 4 persons max
What’s SPECIAL about this experience: a rare opportunity to discover the day-to-day village life from an insider’s point of view
Marathoussa, Chalkidiki - Where the Experience will take place
What Wikipedia says
Marathoussa is a beautiful lowland village built in the unique Chalkidiki plains.
It is situated at the north of Chalkidiki prefecture, 67 km away from Thessaloniki.
Residents’ main activities are agriculture and stockraising.
The village has a worth-visiting cultural society, and 3 prominent churches: St George, St Fanourios and St Magdalene.