Day 1: Arrival in Karpathos island, check in your hotel
After settling into your rooms, the remaining hours will be available for a short(15 min) presentation of our Eco-Culinary program.
Later, we will enjoy a light dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 2: Visiting Olympos Village
In the morning, at 9:00 am we will visit the village of Olympos, the cultural capital of South Aegean islands. Our experienced guide will explain us the history & the unique traditional architecture. We will continue with walking in the around area meeting the regional flora and fauna for first time.
Later, we will start our first Cooking lesson, preparing the most traditional meal “makarounes” which is fresh pasta with caramelized onion and goat cheese and after that we will enjoy our lunch.
In the afternoon, we will return back to Diafani village by bus.
Day 3 : Walking and collecting wild vegetables
After your breakfast, we will start an easy trekking to Avlona region which is the most important agriculture plane in Karpathos island. Our guide will explain you the history and the role of the place from antiquity to nowadays.
During the walking, we will have the chance to see many endemics and rare flora species but also following the guide’s directions, we will collect some wild vegetables in order to prepare another cooking lesson and making three different local dishes only with vegetables!
After the walking you will have some free time and in the afternoon, at 6:00 we start the cooking lesson with the vegetable we collected.
Day 4: Cheese making and tasting local wine
In the morning, after your breakfast we will visit a local farm to see the goats and taking their milk to produce local white cheese!
Once, we have the milk we will make the cheese and after that we will try different types of cheese, fresh butter with local wine.
Day 5: Bread making
Karpathos island is well known for its culture and nature but also for the special bread which we can find only in the north part of the island.
With a local women we will make this special bread in a traditional oven.
Day 6: Last Day – Departure to the airport
We take breakfast; get prepared for departure back to the town of Karpathos and the airport.