Cooking class in Arcadia

6 hours
Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece

Local gastronomy meets history and the rich cultural heritage of Arcadia!

A 6-hour gastronomic experience that includes a tour of the traditional food preparation area, the cookware museum and the village. Experience the best that Greek nature has to offer, learn some of the secrets of the Greek cuisine and feast on traditional local products.


You will visit an Arcadian workshop in a small village in Gortynia, Arcadia, 70km (45 mi) from Kalamata.

The workshop produces traditional products and is inspired by the Arcadian nature. Built on 2.5 acres of land, the place offers stunning views towards Mt. Lykaio and the village of Karytaina.

The two-storey stone-built establishment also houses a library with over 650 cookbooks, where you can discover age-old local recipes; a cookware museum, showcasing items used by Greek housewives in villages as far back as the beginning of the 1900s; and a restaurant that serves local delicacies.


  • All-year round for the main tour, excluding Sundays and official holidays.
  • March to October for veggie picking.


To make your visit even more memorable, here are some tips:

  • Wear comfortable shoes and a hat as you’ll spend quite a bit of time outdoors.
  • Notify us of any special dietary needs (e.g. vegetarian, vegan, pescaterian, flexitarian etc.).
  • Notify us of any allergies (e.g. food allergies, allergies to bees, etc.).

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund or scheduling of next available tour for cancellations 8 days before the tour.
  • 50% refund for cancellations 3 to 7 days before the tour.
  • No refund for cancellations less than 3 days before the tour.
  • Mama’s flavours reserves the right to postpone the activity due to bad weather. If the tour is cancelled, you may choose an alternative date or request a full refund.

Included in the price

  • Transfer by mini bus
  • Hotel pick up within Kalamata
  • Tour leader / driver
  • Public Liability insurance
  • All taxes

Excluded from the price

  • Tips and gratuities (optional)

Additional info

  • Small groups of 6-8 people.
  • Availability: Tours are available Monday to Saturday, excluding Sundays and official holidays.
  • Departure time: 09:00 a.m.
  • Languages: English & Greek. Other languages can be provided at an extra charge.
  • Family friendly.
  • Wheelchair accessible: 100%
  • Private tailor made tours, multi day and family tours can be customized and arranged upon request.
  • Mama’s flavours Health Measures for Travelers and Partners

If you have your own vehicle and want to opt out of the hotel pick up, you can meet us in Kalamata, and join the tour in your vehicle!



Tour Details

Part 1: The Workshop

You’ll participate in a guided tour of the Arcadian workshop, including the traditional food preparation area, the cookware museum and the library.

Leaf through old cookbooks and view rare 19th century photos in the library. Or take a step back in time and get a taste of village life back in the 1900s in the museum.

Part 2: Veggie Picking & Cooking Class

You’ll get to pick fresh veggies from the garden and feel closer to nature than ever.

You may also participate in cooking classes with Rita, a local cook, and learn how to make traditional hylopites (egg pasta), trahana (fermented milk pasta), spoon sweets, jams, pasteli (sesame seed bars) and other local delights. What could be better than enjoying authentic Mediterranean cuisine prepared by your own two hands?

Veggie picking is only available from March to October.

Part 3: Traditional Local Feast

You’ll have lunch at the restaurant, where you will feast on local products from the Arcadian workshop and other local producers.

The meal includes appetisers, mains and dessert, accompanied by organic wine (red, white or rose), soft drinks, Greek coffee or tea.

Part 4: Shopping at the gift shop

You’ll get the chance to find more than 50 local delicacies at the gift shop, including walnut kourabiethes, melomakarona, skaltsounia, pasta, spoon sweets, pine honey, local myzithra cheese, and Greek herbs and spices.

What’s more, you can lock a bit of Greek flavour in your suitcases and take it back home, by selecting any of the amazing products available for sale.

Part 5: Stroll through the Village

Enjoy a stroll through the small cobblestone lanes and immerse yourself in the local culture. Find out the local history of the small village and the humble beginnings of the Arcadian workshop back in 1980.

The stroll may also include a visit to the local Primary School Museum.

This part of the tour is only available if time permits.

The Extras

Depending on availability, you may participate in extra activities, upon request.

Bread Making in Wood-Fired Oven

Experience the amazing aroma of freshly baked bread. You’ll get the chance to make your own bread from scratch and bake it in a traditional oven.

This activity is only available from March to October.

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Price: €140