Behind the Program
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.
Private tour of the Acropolis and museum, Panathenaic stadium, Parliament House, Agora, Thiseio, Monastiraki. Private dinners and lunch
Dinner and lunch at top Athens restaurants
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
Private wine tasting
Award-winning olive oil tasting, harvest and picnic
Private cooking demo
Guided provincial open-air market tour
Private cooking class
Food as medicine in Greece
Food, culture and longevity
Traditional foods of the Peloponnese
Price: Land price
By March 1, 2019: $2995 (double room) $3350 (single room). After March 1: $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 24 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.