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Marinate bulbs - Greek Food Photos - © Jim Stanfield
Marinated bulbs - a modern version of an ancient aphrodisiac?.  © Jim Stanfield
There were many foods and beverages consumed in ancient Greece that we might not be anxious to try today, like cheese and garlic added to wine, but no more unusual than at least one of the foods that were considered to be aphrodisiacs. When we think of bulbs, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn't "aphrodisiac;" yet, they were highly prized for their reputed positive effect on the libido.
An aphrodisiac is defined as something (like a drug or food) that arouses or intensifies sexual desire. The name is derived from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty.
No other part of Greece combines stupendous mountain scenery and scenic hikes with deserted, pristine beaches and an incredible wealth of ancient sites like the Peloponnese. After all, this is where gods and heroes were said to walk the earth and the world’s greatest sporting event was born.
Add to that terrific winery-hopping, boutique accommodation in historic stone towers and the unfailing hospitality of the locals, and you have the recipe for a memorable road trip.
View over Nafplio from Palamidi Fortress. Image by Pavel69 / CC BY 2.0View over Nafplio from Palamidi Fortress. Image by Pavel69 / CC BY 2.0
Exploring Greece
WE DESIGN YOUR DREAM TRIP TO GREECE!
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...we build the trip around your schedule, your wants!
We charter Greece!
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Custom design tours mean  a more private and self directed way to travel,
Our tours are private for your group, with a specialized guide / bus…more personal / flexible / relaxed. 

A Greek Culinary Experience: Land food and wine Adventure! Travel to Mythical GreeceOne of the great food and wine regions of the world and Enjoy the Extraordinary Cuisine and award winning wines! Discover the wonderful vineyards of Northern Greece the wider Thessaloniki area, Central Greece and Mainland. Feel and taste few of the most famous wine labels in traditional family wineries.


AN IDEAL TOUR THAT WILL SATISFY EVERY WINE LOVER!


Spend fourteen wonderful days in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, Thessaly and Mainland! Combine wine with culture and nature! And this Wine tour is not only about wine! Visit important archaeological sites like the museum of Vergina and learn about local customs. Fill in your batteries in the beauty of learn about Greek wine and food! And this tour will prove that Greek wine is very interesting!
Crete on bike
Tour is planned for individuals as few as 2 persons up to small group of 8 persons
Tour leader:
For small party up to 4 persons only back up service
From 5 – 8 persons back up and biker tour leader
 
Price per person only:
 1.680 / $2.260
Services
We provide:
Bikes (on extra cost)
Buck up – support vehicle
Special Athletic Nutrition according the  athletic training standards
Detailed directions, routes, maps, etc.
Biker tour leader when over 4 persons
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Visit Greece at a price you will love
 
  
 
10 Days
10 Days / 9 Nights
Price per person:  
$2.264
Based on min. 7 paid students + 1 professor leader free of charge 

INCLUDES:
• ACCOMMODATION: 9 nights accommodation : 8 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION at fine 3*** and 4****hotels/ double occupancy on Bed & Breakfast bases  and ONE NIGHT ON BOARD (night ferry trip PIRAEUS / CRETE) at AB4 (4 bed cabins with facilites - SHOWER / WC)
• TRANSPORTATION: 7 days chartered a/c 9 setas mini van with driver for all transportation / tours MAINLAND / PELOPONESE / CRETE and SANTORINI.
MYKONOS: port / hotel day of arrival and hotel / airport day of departure.
• TOURS: 4 days Classical Greece visiting the museums and sites of DELPHI / OLYMPIA / MYCENAE / EPIDAVROS / CORINTH and Museum and Acropolisat Athens.
Crete: The palace of Knossos and the archaeological museum  of Heraklion
Santorini: the ruins of ancient Thera and tour of the island 
Mykonos: The sacred island of DELOS (escorted – guided)
Exploring Greece
WE DESIGN YOUR DREAM TRIP TO GREECE!
Design your own customized educational travel program!
...we build the trip around your schedule, your wants!
 
We charter Greece!
Custom design tours mean  a more private and self directed way to travel,
Our tours are private for your group, with a specialized guide / bus…more personal / flexible / relaxed.
 
By George - Before the turkey, poultry was imported in Greece. Each region of Greece had its own food for Christmas time. Some dishes with pork, and others with duck, goose, wild boar, or rooster. In the Cretan Christmas table, pork was mainly used and this was due to the Choirosfagia (sacrificial pork). The butchering of faltered pig, brought up with particular care from households of Cretan and Greek rural areas, was certainly the most generalized custom in Greek cooking, with roots from the antiquity.

A Cretan enjoys authentic tastes.
Fresh greens are a way of life.
Uncooked fresh vegetables, olives, Cretan Rusk and uncooked greens are eating with a large amount of olive oil.
The favorite appetizer. Bread and olives
The favorite snack. A Cretan Rusk is drizzled with olive oil, and then covered in finely chopped tomatoes with a sprinkling of salt and oregano on the top.
Until recently Cretan Diet was simple and wholesome.
Natural products like olive oil, olives, fresh fruits & vegetables, bread, pulses, honey, cheese, a little meat and a little more fish.
Olive tree is identified with Greek civilization and history.
A gift to Athenians from Goddess Athena, olive tree, was and remains a symbol of peace and life, and commonly regarded as ‘holy’ among ancient Greeks.
It is also suspected according to archaeological findings (sculptures, statuses and artworks) dated at the Minoan era of Crete, a pre-Greek civilization age, that the mythical Snake Goddess gave the olive tree as a present to Minoans the moment of her birth at the shores of river Triton on Crete island «Μυθολογούσι δε και την Αθηνάν κατά την Κρήτη εκ Διός εν ταις πηγαίς του Τρίτωνος ποταμού γεννηθήναι…» (Διόδωρος Σικελιώτης, 5,72).
Olive oil and olives, fed for thousands of years Greeks, and keep providing us with their priceless produce.