Vegan vacation in Greece, cooking and food

Price
1255 excluding flights
Duration
8 Days
Type
Small group
Reviews
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5 night courses 995.
Inc travel from Kalamata, own room, tuition, all ingredients and trips.
Prices based on 1 or 2 people ( 2 only if traveling together and happy to share ) per bedroom.
7 nights allows for free time, beach and activities - 1255.
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Description of Vegan vacation in Greece, cooking and food

Price information

1255 excluding flights
5 night courses 995.
Inc travel from Kalamata, own room, tuition, all ingredients and trips.
Prices based on 1 or 2 people ( 2 only if traveling together and happy to share ) per bedroom.
7 nights allows for free time, beach and activities - 1255.
Make enquiry

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Greece family
Get up and go on a family vacation in Greece that alternates between activities, ancient sites and beach time on the mountainous mainland or an Aegean ...
Peloponnese
The Peloponnese is known as a peninsula but over time it has almost separated from mainland Greece. Although only an hour and a half by road from Athe...

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LGBTQIA+
Our partners behind this vacation promote inclusivity on all their trips and across their business and we are all committed to ensuring travelers face no discrimination on any part of the trip they control.

Reviews

8 Reviews of Vegan vacation in Greece, cooking and food

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Reviewed on 17 Oct 2022 by

This was one of the best vacations that we have had, and we have been talking about it to all our friends. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Jun 2022 by

The vacation was better than we could have expected, cooking, sharing, learning and eating under the olive trees was all as described but feeling so welcomed by the friends of Fiona and Dimitris and spending time with them took the vacation to the next level. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Jun 2022 by

Really enjoyed this vacation, would definitely recommend it. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Jun 2022 by

Simply gut-bustingly fabulous. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 May 2022 by

5 stars. The warmth, fun and generosity from our host and the view from the kitchen! Read full review

Reviewed on 26 May 2019 by

Creating fresh vegan meals was memorable. The vacation was fun, interesting and a nice mix of busy and relaxing. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 May 2018 by

I have just got back and I had the most wonderful time on vacation - Fiona and her friends and family were great hosts, made me feel very welcome. They also took me around to see wonderful sites in and around Kalamata..... Read full review

Reviewed on 13 May 2018 by

Being part of and immersed in the Greek lifestyle through being with Fiona, her team and their families. The course was taught in a relaxed fashion, was fun and we came away with a new approach to cooking. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

In every way we try to sustain our local environment. We re-use, recycle and compost everything possible, including the mountain of olive branches generated each harvest rather than burning them. By doing this, we've developed novel and durable solutions to problems such as soil erosion and summer drought. Our olive grove and vegetable gardens are completely organic.

Gialova lagoon is a Natura 2000 protected area. It is the only European habitat of the African Chameleon and a haven for migratory birds. Further up the coast is the biggest nesting site in Europe for sea turtles. We are involved with and support all efforts to protect the habitats of these endangered creatures. We are the local on-call number if a turtle gets into trouble in Navarino Bay. Sometimes the proximity of really wild life shocks our guests, such as the jackals who pass by noisily most evenings, sounding like a group of drunken revellers and the wild pigs who love to ransack vegetables - particularly tomatoes !

We encourage our guests to understand that plastic often finds its way to the sea and beaches, causing havoc for both turtles and chameleons, and to set an example to others by always using a reuseable cup for takeaway drinks. We provide cups, water bottles and filtered water.

People

Our aim is to facilitate local people in sharing the incredible wealth of knowledge they possess in teaching, collaborating and giving our guests and students insight into a world they would never have access to as normal tourists and to be paid a decent European wage for their time. ( Particularly when foraging, it's important to know what to pick, where to pick and how to prepare certain foods.) All of the produce we buy is sourced from small local, organic growers, many of whom you will meet.

We are very active in fundraising for refugees in Greece. Olive oil is the staple food here and every year we donate at least 10% of our oil ( organic,cold pressed, extra virgin ) to families in need . In past years recipients have included a refugee family in Eleonas camp in Athens who have now been granted asylum in Germany and have said they will be eternally grateful to us for enabling them to feed their kids the best oil every morning at breakfast. We supported Iannoula, a single mother with 5 boys with everything they needed to enable the children to stay in school. They lived in a tent on the perimeter of Kalamata airport and lost everything they owned in the floods of Sept 2016. They have now moved to Tripoli.

We are constantly fundraising for 2 local animal shelters ; Zoe, our local dentist and total hero cares for 87 stray cats on her own and provides for all their medical needs. ( Sterilisation is expensive in Greece. ) Katerina and Andreas, unbelievably, care for over 350 stray dogs. The current economic crisis in Greece has further exacerbated the problem of strays.

In the UK we donate both money and time to Crisis in London. We also donate to Greenpeace on a monthly basis.

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