In the Fall of 2016, I flew from Rome to Athens to meet a colleague. She teaches and practices as a doctor in Athens. She was born in the Peloponnese. For years she told me about the wild-crafted foods of her treasured Peloponnese. The special wine and small batch olive oil. The tiny restaurants and ancient history. The land where myths and legends were born. We toured for three days.We foraged with locals whose knowledge of the flora and fauna spans centuries. I ate in taverna whose menus change with the weather. I learned the history of the olive and wine pressses. Most of all I simply met a people who have finessed the art of thriving.

Our program in Greece promises an intimate interaction with all of these elements. Quiet. Gentle. Mostly far away from the bustling crowds and centers of tourism and into the heart of this special country. Two days in Athens. Eight days in the Peloponnese. October 12 - 21, 2019.

Just two spaces left!


Program Highlights

Athens

Culture

  • Private tour of the Acropolis and museum, Panathenaic stadium, Parliament House, Agora, Thiseio, Monastiraki. Private dinners and lunch

Food

  • Dinner and lunch at top Athens restaurants

Peloponnese

Culture: Private Tours

  • Olympia archeological site and museum

  • Museum of Ancient Greek Technology

  • Prodromou monastery to view ancient frescos

  • Visit to Asklipios, God of Medicine worship site.

  • Ancient Archaelogical sites of Mycenae, Epidaurus

  • Traditional villages

Food

  • Private wine tasting

  • Award-winning olive oil tasting, harvest and picnic

  • Private cooking demo

  • Guided provincial open-air market tour

  • Private cooking class

Lectures

  • Food as medicine in Greece

  • Food, culture and longevity

  • Traditional foods of the Peloponnese


Details

Price: Land price

$3195 (double) $3550. Save-a-space option $500.

Date: October 12-21, 2019

CPE: 24 RDN. This program is suitable for nutrition and health professionals and individuals with an interest in food, health, culture and history.

Includes: All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 2 dinners. All museum and historical site fees. Nine nights of lodging (October 12-20 inclusive). Transfers to Athens Airport on October 21.

This program has significant interest and is limited to 20 people. Please consider registering early to avoid disappointment. This program is open to, and suitable for nutrition and health experts and members of the public. Spouses and travel companions are welcome.