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Naxos: Half-Day Cooking Class at Basiliko Family Tavern

Naxos: Half-Day Cooking Class at Basiliko Family Tavern

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From US$ 91.44 per person

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Learn the secret of Naxian cuisine on a 4-hour cooking lesson experience. Visit one of the most traditional villages of Naxos and learn cooking secrets from your instructor with plenty of hands-on cooking!

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Duration 4 hours
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English, Greek
Wheelchair accessible


  • Learn Naxian cooking recipes during a hands-on cooking class
  • Get to know the wonderful world of Mediterranean cuisine
  • Collect the ingredients directly from the garden
  • Take a short walk up to the local river with the instructor
  • See the cheese making process with a local producer
  • Enjoy the meal you have prepared with wine and some starters
Full description
Learn about the traditional cuisine of Naxos, Greek food, or satisfy you passion for cooking with a traditional cooking course at a rural village. All dishes are made from local and fresh ingredients and with pure organic products. Learn all the secrets of herbs and aromatic plants. At the end, the cooking lesson turns into a feast as you enjoy the dishes you have prepared, along with local wine and traditional music. The lessons will take place in small or large groups, in couples and families, upon agreement, at the times and days you choose. If you choose to, walk along the river and get to know some of the beauties of the village. Make the most of more than a simple cooking lesson, but a rich experience, as you cut vegetables and fruits from the garden or even make cheese together with the villagers!
  • Cooking class at a traditional village
  • Local wine, some starters and the meals you prepared
  • Hotel transfers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Potamia Village, Basiliko Family Tavern (10km from Naxos Town)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The activity welcomes a maximum of 15 participants.
  • At the time of booking please provide details of any food allergies
  • The activity doesn't include hotel transfer; the tavern is located 10km from Naxos Town and 15km from Agia Anna beach
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 96 reviews

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This cooking class exceeded all of our expectations! A MUST-DO in Naxos for sure! The instructor, Anna, was so lovely, kind, and knowledgeable. It was so much fun to pick our own vegetables from her family's beautiful garden and learn all about the produce that grows there. We also got to taste fresh fruit right off the trees. Anna taught us how to make two incredibly delicious, authentic Greek vegetable dishes. It was my favorite meal I had on my trip and I will definintely recreate this meal when I get back home! We also got to take a beautiful nature walk on one of the hiking trails while our food was in the oven. Anna shared interesting facts, historical background, and fun Greek mythology stories, which was a delight. When we got back from our walk, we all sat down to a huge feast including our dishes, as well as other homemade small plates made by her mother, which were outstanding. So glad we did this class during our short trip to Naxos. Would highly recommend!

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August 12, 2022

This experience was a highlight of our entire trip! Anna was so lovely and welcoming, and this area of Naxos is beautiful. It was neat to walk around the family farm and pick the produce ourselves, and we got the bonus of a little walking tour of town while everything cooked! Fantastic. As a side note, Google Maps was incorrect about how to get to Basiliko Family Tavern, so I do recommend having the restaurant's contact information saved to your phone or a map available in case you have to re-route while in transit.

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August 7, 2022

Loved this experience! Anna is the sweetest and ready to have fun with you! We got to taste a couple local items to start, she brought us to the garden to harvest our own veggies for the meal- then brought us back to prepare the meal. While the meal was in the oven we took a hike around the beautiful grounds. Then we got to have a feast on all that we made plus more local dishes! I would come back and do this again even! ( we got a taxi from the port area for 25-30 euro )

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August 4, 2022

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