Gastronomy tour

Small group tours on a private basis (May - October)


A short tour with a difference! Delve into the fantastic food & drink that Greece has to offer. Ideal for a group of friends or family.

Duration: 4 Days/3 nights

This can be booked as a private tour for any date (May - October) for a minimum of 6 persons & would make an ideal side trip for your holiday from Thessaloniki. If you are coming to Greece especially for the tour then we recommend you fly over the day before and we will arrange acccommmodation in the city for one night, thereby making the tour 4 nights.

Travelling is all about exciting your senses, exploring new places and trying delicious local delicacies. Working together with  our partners in Greece, we give you the chance to explore Northern Greece, with the emphasis on locally produced food and drink.

During this tour you’ll visit the red pepper museum and processing plant & several wineries for wine tasting. There will be a chance to go foraging, you’ll learn all about authentic Greek cuisine, enjoy excellent dinners and stay in one of the Historic Hotels of Europe – an imposing mansion which combines tradition and modern comforts. Included also is a visit to one of the main archaeological sites in northern Greece as well as to the Arcturos Bear Sanctuary.

Your excellent local guides will give you an insight into the cuisine of this part of Greece. As well as meeting local producers you will also be contributing to the sustainability and the promotion of these local communities.

Essential Information

Tour can be booked as a private tour for any date upon request for a minimum of 6 persons.

The tour price does not include:

  • International airfares (though we can arrange flights, if required) • Travel insurance • Extra beverages or alcoholic drinks during meals • Other expenses of personal nature and tips

Please note: Both the itinerary and accommodation are subject to change. However, every change made will always reflect the same high level of service included in the agreed programme.


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The programme includes:

  • 3 nights in traditional guesthouses
  • Breakfast, midday break & dinner (a glass of wine/beer included)
  • Private VIP transfer with a dedicated driver for the entire trip, including fuel and tolls
  • All taxes
  • Visits to sites of interest (including entrance fees)
  • Professional guides, where needed
  • 24/7 service and support of our partners in Greece


You'll be met in Thessaloniki * and then it's onwards to Vergina to visit the Royal burial cluster of Philip II (father of Alexander the Great). It's certainly one of the most impressive museums in this part of the country.

The afternoon is spent at one of the famous vineyards in the area- with wine tasting too, of course!

Dinner this evening will be taken at the popular “Thomas” restaurant/taverna. After dinner you'll head to Nymfaio & La Moara guesthouse, a member of 'Historic Hotels of Europe'.

* If you are not already in Thessaloniki & are coming over specially to do the tour then we will arrange for accommodation the night before the tour in the city.

After a delicious breakfast you'll learn a little of the history and culture of this lovely village. This afternoon there will be a visit to the Arcturos Environmental Sanctuary.

Your lunch break, consisting of a high quality Tsipouro (a strong distilled spirit, usually offered as an aperitif, and accompanied by olives, fresh onions, cucumbers and various local meze), is an old Greek tradition dating back to the 14th Century.

This afternoon there will be a VIP wine tasting at the Alpha estate, the biggest winery in Greece.

This evening's dinner will be at the renowned “Kontosoros” Restaurant/Taverna. Dinner here makes for a truly unforgettable tasting experience. 

Following your return to La Moara there will be a chance to enjoy some traditional Greek music.

After breakfast and depending on the season there may be the opportunity to go truffle or mushroom foraging in the nearby forests. You'll explore the best ways to use them, learn how to cook a heavenly dish (and eat it, of course)!

This afternoon you'll visit Domaine Karanika which produces the finest quality sparkling wines in its organic/ biodynamic vineyards.

In the early evening there will be a visit to Naoumidis All Pepper (red pepper museum & processing plant). They produce a delicious variety of 12 unique recipes, based on the famous organically grown Florina pepper of the Naoumidis family.

Dinner will be at the Naoumidis Restaurant, which has been receiving the Golden Chef's hat Award since March 2016 in the catogory of classic Greek Cuisine.

After yet another superb breakfast it is time to say goodbye to your hosts and be taken to Thessaloniki Airport for your flight home.

Alternatively you may choose to extend your stay in the city of Thessaloniki for further exploration or relaxation.

Travel Knowledge

  • We have all travelled extensively and will be happy to share our experiences.
  • Personally-chosen hotels, riads, guest houses & apartments in places we know and love.
  • Individual sightseeing recommendations and route planning.
  • Add excursions, activities and food & wine experiences (one of our passions).

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  • Dynamic, comprehensive travel app with all your documents, maps and much more.
  • Full financial protection for your holiday (TTA).

Why book Greece with us ?

  • More than 30 years experience in Greece
  • Unrivalled expertise of our local partners
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  • Professionally guided sightseeing tours
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