Participate in the cultural activities such as wine-tastes, shopping trips, and visits to produce markets.
Zakynthos is a truly beautiful Ionian Island located off the coast of Greece and it is the perfect place for a unique 8-day retreat. Explorers of culture and art will find everything they need in this retreat that offers Greek cookery, painting, and the opportunity to really immerse yourself in the local Greek culture.
Revel in the culinary delights, learning directly from the local chef, Effie and delve into the unique flavours of Greek cooking. Master techniques from priest cooking, grilling and roasting specialities, and of course the delicious pastries, all while using locally-sourced ingredients.
This retreat also allows you to explore your artistic creativity through painting with artist Mika Simvoulidou. Whether a novice or expert, this experience will no doubt develop a new appreciation of this captivating country.
Accommodation for this retreat is held in a beautiful villa only steps away from the beach which is owned and run by the Vythoulkas family. With a host family onsite, the atmosphere of the retreat can only be described as familial; their knowledge and warmth will educate and inspire all throughout the stay. It is unforgettable.
As a part of the journey, delve deeper into the culture by taking part in activities such as wine-tastes, shopping trips, and produce markets. Shopping trips that take you through quaint local villages where you can breeze through standing stalls offering all sorts of products from local farmers and craft-makers. The opportunity to explore the countless scents and colours of local fruits and vegetables in the produce markets is a must. Of course, the outstanding Greek hospitality and climate are permanent features of Greek culture that cannot be forgotten.
For an unforgettable holiday filled with knowledge, fun and culture, Zakynthos is the place to be. A unique 8-day retreat awaits: full of Greek cooking, painting, and culture. Vacationers will leave with a full heart, stomach and a unique set of skills that can only be acquired in such a captivating place.