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Ioannina: Traditional Food and Culture Walking Tour

1. Ioannina: Traditional Food and Culture Walking Tour

Explore the traditions of Epirus on the guided walking tour of food and culture. Learn about the historic crafts of the area by speaking with true locals and admire the city streets and alleys as you walk. Enter the castle of Ioanna, and try local cheeses, wines, and cold cuts. The day starts most sweetly, trying the traditional bougatsa recipe of Grandma Maria. The route through the picturesque alleys of the city leads to an old hangout of the city, the Gyali Kafene, full of aromas, where you enjoy some freshly-roasted coffee. Then, head to the city's historic center, where the city's craftsmen used to be, and meet Mr. Dimitris. He will introduce you to the old folk art of silversmithing and tell the history of silversmithing from the time of the Ottoman Empire. The next destination is the famous castle of Ioannina. Before entering the castle, visit two friends from Metsovo. They have set up their traditional delicatessen shop and are waiting for you to try their traditional cheeses, cold cuts, and wine that they have been producing for 40 years. Find yourself in the castle afterward, where you wander the narrow alleys and learn the castle's history, Ali Pasha and Kyra-Frosini. After a beautiful walk to the castle and its monuments, end up in a small restaurant to cook a traditional pie and try the local flavors of Epirus.

Epirus: Visit at a Donkey Farm and Averof Winery in Metsovo

2. Epirus: Visit at a Donkey Farm and Averof Winery in Metsovo

Hidden behind a green hill in a small village is the farm “Metsovou” the donkey farm, which was built with a lot of love and commitment With 300 animals kept in a species-appropriate manner in the open countryside of Metsovo, the precious donkey milk is sent to all corners of the world. Experience wonderful hours in untouched nature with us. Children are even allowed to ride the donkeys. In the village “Chrisovitsa” there is the monastery “Panagia Chrisovitsa” one of the 4 golden domes in Greek churches. According to legend, there is also an icon of the Virgin Mary who can perform miracles. The urban cafe with a view of the mountains is recommmended. The Averoff winery has been cultivating the highest virieyards in Greece in Metsovo since 1959 and offers unique wine experiences that combine art and hospitality. A wine tasting is included, of course. Continue to Metsovo where you will have free time at your disposal.

Metsovo: Food And Wine Jeep Tour

3. Metsovo: Food And Wine Jeep Tour

Try something different and embark on a journey into Metsovo, located in the heart of the Pindos mountain range. Take the day to discover Grecian local products, including exquisite wines and breathtaking scenery. Enjoy a stop at the lake of Aoos and swim if you choose. Begin your tour in the morning with a friendly pickup from your accommodation and head to Metsovo via the Egnatia Highway. Make a stop along the way, and visit the villages of Eat Zagori, before finding the lake of Aoos springs and taking a dip into the sparkling waters. Once at the picturesque village of Metsovo, walk from the square and visit the Tositsa Museum and gallery to discover local history and art. Afterward, taste traditional local cheese and admire the local buildings and architecture. Then, take a wine tour of the Katogi Averoff winery. Try the flavors of excellent wines, all locally produced. Then, taste the traditional recipes of Metsovo to return joyfully from the trip. Discover a unique local experience, with the Pindos Mountains as a backdrop.

Zitsa: Bread Baking Class And Wine Tasting Tour

4. Zitsa: Bread Baking Class And Wine Tasting Tour

Discover all Zitsa has to offer on a private Jeep tour to see its striking landscape and wineries. Tuck into some wine tastings and try your hand at bread and pie baking on this day out. Enjoy a short walk in the vineyards of Zitsa and marvel at Vlacha's pools' clear waters en route. Start your day with a bread baking and cooking lesson, making traditional pies. Knead the dough and smell the warm aroma of freshly baked bread before enjoying the flavors of bread from a traditional village bakery. Continue your journey by Jeep on a short off-road route and embark on a quick 15-minute hike to Vlacha's pools. Find yourself in a stunning natural landscape inspired by a fairytale. Vlacha’s pools is made up of small waterfalls where anyone can swim in its clear waters. Enjoy nature at its best. After your refreshing stop at the pools, drive on to a local winery. Learn about and taste various varieties of local wines and wines from the local grape variety Debina that is the true essence of of Zitsa. Tase some tsipouro, as the area’s wineries also specialize in the production of tsipouro. Round your day out with a pleasant and short walk through the green vineyards of Zitsa before heading back to your accommodation.

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