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Ioannina Traditional Food & Culture walking tour

Ioannina, Epirus
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Duration

4,5 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

English, Greek

Overview

Are you ready to explore the culture, the gastronomy, the traditions of Epirus and live like a local for a few hours? Then this delicious walking tour is the perfect choice for you! Don’t miss the opportunity to try traditional flavors, local wines, and tsipouro and explore the alleys of the city and the Island of Ioannina. Get ready for unique flavors and intense aromas!

In our 4-hour tour, you will have the opportunity to discover the local Epirus food, tsipouro, and wine made by local producers and learn the history of Ioannina, having a friendly chat with locals.

 

Description

 

Our day starts most sweetly, trying the traditional bougatsa recipe of Grandma Maria. The route through the picturesque alleys of the city leads us to an old hangout of the city, the “Gyali Kafene”, full of aromas, where we will enjoy our freshly-roasted coffee.

From “Gyali Kafene”, we will head to the city’s historic center, where the city’s craftsmen used to be, and we will meet Mr. Dimitris. He will introduce us to the old folk art of silversmithing and tell us the history of silversmithing from the time of the Ottoman Empire.

Our next destination is the famous castle of Ioannina. But before we enter the castle, we will visit two of our friends from Metsovo. They have set up their traditional delicatessen shop. They are waiting for us to try the traditional cheeses, cold cuts, and wine that they have been producing for 40 years with their family in the picturesque village of Metsovo.

The sequel finds us in the castle, where we will wander the narrow alleys and learn the castle’s history, Ali Pasha and Kyra-Frosini.

After a beautiful walk to the castle and its monuments, we will end up in a small restaurant, where we will cook a traditional pie and try the local flavors of Epirus.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • You’ll try one of the most famous "bougatsa" in Greece.
  • You’ll get aromas of freshly roasted coffee that will always remind you of your trip to the city of Ioannina.
  • We’ll present you the folk art and the workshops that developed their techniques, with the result that the "Silverware of Ioannina" is known as the best of its kind.
  • You’ll taste local cheeses made by a family that has been involved in cheese making for four generations.
  • You’ll be immersed in "the city with legends and traditions" history through the museums and the castle.
  • We’ll take you to a family shop to try traditional homemade recipes and get to know the standard drinks of the area.

Included/Excluded

  • Local English-speaking tour escort-driver
  • Bottled water
  • Behind-the-scenes access at some of the venues
  • Samplings of local food and drink
  • Tsipouro tasting
  • Wine tasting
  • Umbrellas for rainy weather
  • VAT & Local taxes
  • Liability Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal shopping
  • Accommodation transfers
  • Anything not mentioned above

Tour's Location

Ioannina, Epirus

FAQs

What should I bring with me
Sunglasses
Hats and sunscreen during summer months
Comfortable shoes
Backpack
Additional info
Μaximum of 6 guests per experience
Arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts
The total length is approximate; please allow for a grace period
The experience does not finish at the starting point. Detailed return directions are provided
2.9 kilometers will be covered

The daily tours are open for up to 6 guests, so enjoy meeting new people while having a great time with your local host.
If you wish to book a private experience, feel free to let us know and we will be happy to arrange it.

*Please inform us in advance if you have any special dietary needs.
Arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts.
Health and safety standards
At Food Tours we take your health and the health of our staff very seriously. To be sure that you can enjoy our tours with the maximum protection we have put in place some strict measures.

We make sure that all our partners and our own places are disinfected after each tour
All our guides have been trained on health and safety measures
Masks and hand sanitizers should be used on all our tours by our guides
Guests must bring their own mask
We keep our group small and we offer private tours
from 70,00€

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EpirusAdventures

Member Since 2022

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