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The University of Maryland in Peloponnese

For the second year they chose Grecopaths

Study of gastronomic destinations based on the Greek-Mediterranean diet

In between 600 worldwide study programs, Grecopaths 15 days suggestions based on the Greek Diet won a place for the second year in student’s and teacher’s hearts.
Department of food sciences and Mediterranean diet of the Maryland University chose for the second year to experience authentic gastronomic programs all over Peloponnese and Athens organized exclusive from Grecopaths and Grecofood Teams.
The group of 13 students & 2 teachers met not only the beautiful nature of Peloponnese and its monuments but they visited the small producers as well who produce products of high nutritional value. So the students they had the chance to experience all those information that they learned theoretically such as: Methods of production, cultivation, raw materials, product tasting directly from the producer’s field on their plate.

Their detailed 15 days program included:

In Athens and its surroundings the group had food tasting of the Greek eclectic traditional products-dishes in a selected restaurants and delicatessen shops.
Furthermore scientific speeches were held in cooperation with the Kapodstrian University and the Hellenic Health foundation.
In addition they visited a thematic, cultural center with herbs & panoramic views a really gem for Athens and for Greece & one of the largest green areas in Athens, covering 21 hectares.
Continue on with a base the city of Nafplio, were held one day excursions in the following places:
Corinth, Epidaurus, Argos, Tolo, Mycenae, Maladreni, Nemea, Arachneo, Sparta, Kalamata, Kefalovriso.


The students of the department of Food science and Nutrition learned and tasted the following Greek products:
Olive oil, olives, wine, feta cheese, gruyere, handmade pasta, salmon, brown trout, sturgeon, tomatoes, cucumbers, honey, vineyard and more.
The olive oil museum of Sparta it was the hot spot of the olive oil tour and the founding group of Piraeus bank they offered a deep knowledgeable guided tour to their museum.
Walking tours, theatrical games, dance, herbs, Greek diet-cuisine they became one with history, culture and folklore


The bishop of Argolis prefecture, honorable Nektarios bind the visit of the students giving them their certifications for this experiential program specialized in the Greek- Mediterranean diet.


We really want to thanks all our partners-sponsors such as : Mallios Anastasios, George Rozis, Thodoris Yiannaras, Ilias Yianakopoulos, George Tzamalis, Omorfo Tavernaki, Yiannis Gerodidis, Mavroidis Yiannis, Theodora Kalogerakou, www.grecofood.gr, grecopaths.orgPatrikon (ENENHNTA S.A.) Company, www.grecopaths.gr .

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The University of Maryland in Peloponnese

Study of gastronomic destinations based on the Greek-Mediterranean diet

After 2years of hard work the team of the Alternative Tourism : Grecopaths, the environmental intercultural organization of Hellenic Paths and the Gastronomical guide of Grecofood , managed to convince with their original agro touristic-gastronomical programs the department of Food Science and Nutrition of the University of Maryland to come visit the Peloponnese.

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Food Tours

 

Grecofood can organize food tours for you, according to the season and your nutritional preferences, in various cities in Greece.

The manager of the food tours is an Executive Chef and the choice of shops that will offer you local delicacies has not happened accidentally.
The products offered are fresh, from local producers and hand-made from authentic local recipes.

Additionally, we have access to the kitchen of each store so that we can serve the dishes with the desired food style.

As locals, we also know the owners and where they source their main ingredients. Just trust us!

In addition to the food tours, we can also organize special VIP eclectic food tours or wine, olive oil, cheese, yogurt and wine tastings.

When?

Throughout the year

 

In what regions-cities?

Nafplio, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Athens, Kalamata and other regions upon request.

 

Duration?

From 3-4 hours
Depending on your free time and the overall experience you want to gain, you can combine other parallel activities such as:
Small tours on the paths and sights of each area on foot or by bicycle.

 

Cost?

Depending on people, and parallel activities.

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Cooking Lessons

Grecofood can organize for you amateur or professional cooking lessons in any region of Greece you are interested in:

The cooking lessons can concern:

** Visitors to our country who are lovers of Greek food (families, couples, group of friends, companies-activities for their staff-Team Building)
** Chefs of all nationalities who want to enrich their knowledge of Greek cuisine or learn entire recipes, philosophy, and folklore of Greek cuisine and to apply it to their kitchens.
** General professionals in the catering and hospitality area, businesses providing food, drinks and accommodation.

Where do they take place?
Depending on the number of persons, the individual, and the needs of the cooking lessons:

**Restaurants-catering areas suitably tailored to the needs
** Multifunctional Farms
**Hotels
**Homes in villages with the authentic housewife of the house

Who gives cooking lessons?

**Professional Chefs
** Experienced housewives

When?

Throughout the year

In what regions-cities?

Nafplio, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Athens, Kalamata and other regions upon request.

Duration?

From 3-4 hours
Depending on your free time and the overall experience you want to gain, you can combine other parallel activities such as:

Collection of wild greens and herbs, harvest of olives, oranges, small tours on the paths and sights of each region, milking sheep and goats, cheese making etc.

Cost?

Depending on the people, menus, parallel activities.