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Extra Virgin Olive Oil And Honey Tasting
Reception at STOA Bar Restaurant. Our guests take a seat at the tables, where a variety of organic, extra virgin olive oils as well as two different honeys, flower honey and pine honey are served. There will also be a presentation about the procedure of harvesting , production and tasting of the extra virgin olive oil and, of course, our guests will have the chance to taste each one accompanied by crackers, bread sticks and cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and greek traditional cold cut , not to mention "raki", the local traditional drink. Other things to note Please watch carefully our bar-restaurant signs , we are exactly underground of the main square of Fira next to the fish spa !!!
Serenity Kayak-Sea Caves Kayak Trip with Snorkeling & Picnic
Discover the wonder that is Santorini’s natural landscape, it’s volcanic terrain, rock sculptures and crystal blue waters. The first site is the ‘Red Beach’, one of the best-known sights on the south coast of the island, located a short distance away from Kampia beach where your kayak journey begins. Paddle along the coastline of Akrotiri, passed the White beach and Mesa Pigadia, where you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling and a picnic in this serene setting. Continue to the final site known as the ‘Black Mountain’ and discover numerous little caves and unique rock formations along the way.
Eat & Walk Santorini Food Tour
Join us on a walking tour through Fira and neighboring Firostefani for a journey through senses – breathtaking views, hidden alleyways, local eateries – all of that while exploring the secrets of Greek cuisine and filling your belly! Choose between a morning tour or an afternoon tour on selected dates to enjoy the most amazing Santorini sunset! After meeting up in Firostefani, we will start our day with a Greek coffee and amazing views. We will follow caldera side footpath to get more of the views and plenty of photo opportunities, stopping for a local beer with Santorini meze. Later on we will explore the windy medieval streets of Fira to visit famous landmarks, and try the best souvlaki in town, do an olive oil tasting, visit a deli and enjoy the most amazing moussaka with a glass of local wine. A traditional Greek dessert put a sweet stop to the Eat & Walk Santorini Food Tour in the center of Fira. Other things to note Wear comfortable shoes and take Greek sun into consideration! We recommend sunscreen and a hat!
Santorini Photo Shoot
We meet at Oia and immediately go on a photoshoot hunt of picturesque streets and white washed small houses of Santorini. I will take photos of you walking the narrow streets for 1.5 hours while we explore hidden gems of this picterisque island. Other things to note Will provide the photos via online gallery, typically 2-3 days after the photoshoot. This is a group experience. If you require a private photo session, send me a message
Traditional Cooking Class - Cook with Cretan Vibes Family
You'll prepare 4 different Cretan family’s recipes in an outdoor cooking space. You'll cook with pure and natural ingredients from our farm. You'll learn cooking techniques from mama Stella, our specialist in traditional Cretan cuisine. All the equipment and your personal apron will be provided by us. It's a 100% hands-on cooking experience! Local homemade refreshments and water will provided, too. In the end of the cooking experience, you will enjoy your own creations with some of local wine. Moreover, the leftovers will be packed and you can take them with you! The event will last approximately 3.5 hours and it will take place in our farm. We will cook in an open cooking space between two big olive trees, under a wooden roof! So, no worries at all about the sun. Furthermore, you'll receive all recipes and photographs from your experience via email. All in all, we would love to welcome you in our farm & be part of our family. Love to become a Cretan chef yourself having a unique cooking experience all together and sharing authentic Cretan flavors! Other things to note Please let us know of any dietary requirements or food allergies at the time of booking and we will prepare all the necessary changes in your menu. For safety reasons, children (under 18 years old) must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum drinking age is 18 years old

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The authentic wine & food with Anydro
ANYDRO FARM produces, processes a variety of local organic products, with tomato “caviar” paste being one of the most celebrated Santorinian products. The farm is a series of traditional caves, located in the undiscovered southeast part of the island. We will handpick local season products from the farm and we will offer you a cooking class on how to prepare some traditional dishes. During lunch, we will vividly introduce you to the waterless farming of our local products. WALKING in Megalochori Village Megalochori is a beautiful traditional village. We will walk through the “kadounia”, stone pathways forming a maze, where you can feel the authentic island vibe, away from the tourist masses. WINE TASTING AT CANAVA GAVALAS We continue our experience with tasting different varieties of Santorinian wines – accompanied with Greek cheese and oven-baked cheese. VENETSANOS WINERY: During our last stop, we will visit Venetsanos Winery Museum and we will take another tasting of Venetsanos wine overlooking the famous caldera and volcanic bay. An image will never forget! Other things to note anydro.gr is our official website!There you will find even more information about the tour. Includes food and wine, transfer from your hotel to all the destinations!
Serenity Kayak-Sea Caves Kayak Trip with Snorkeling & Picnic
Discover the wonder that is Santorini’s natural landscape, it’s volcanic terrain, rock sculptures and crystal blue waters. The first site is the ‘Red Beach’, one of the best-known sights on the south coast of the island, located a short distance away from Kampia beach where your kayak journey begins. Paddle along the coastline of Akrotiri, passed the White beach and Mesa Pigadia, where you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling and a picnic in this serene setting. Continue to the final site known as the ‘Black Mountain’ and discover numerous little caves and unique rock formations along the way.
Dogs & Cats of Moda
Moda is a lively, artsy and close-knit community that has taken an entirely new approach to the care of its street cats and dogs. Our focus has been to ‘adopt’ stray animals as a community- not as individuals- to tag and feed our four-legged friends, to provide medical help when needed, and of course to shower them with love and affection. As far as we know, this is a unique system. I will introduce you to many of the cats and dogs that we live with and care for in Moda. You will learn about their stories, their routines, their friends and alliances and get to know how they have become such an important part of our community. Who knows? Maybe you will be rewarded with a tiny nose kiss:) This experience is on to care for the animals & more donations are welcome/needed. Other things to note If you have any questions please contact me.
Sunset at the Top of Mykonos!!!
First we will visit the beautiful old Lighthouse of Armenisti. Amazing photos with the cliff and the endless sea view combined with the colors of the evening. After we will head to the starting point of a 20-minute trek. It's a very old trekking path, probably only few Mykonians know about. Reaching our destination, the Top of Mykonos, the highest mountain with the church of Prophet Ilias, you can relax, enjoy the amazing view and the magnificent Sunset. Meanwhile we will prepare for you a treat full of Mykonian and Greek flavors accompanied with some juice, almost everything homemade and from my grandfather's garden.
Alternative Downtown Tour
On this tour, I will guide you through an in-depth journey through modern Amman focusing on its history. We will highlight the most important historical events of modern day Jordan by visiting places and people that bring these events to life. This tour highlights the differences between the western and less-visited eastern side of the city, the role of immigrants, and economic history that has contributed to the east-west divide. Observing street art, graffiti, and local markets will help us explore the economic realities of each area. We will learn about daily life in east Amman from its residents, including the local art of pigeon breeding and training. I have a passion for storytelling and connecting guests with locals to learn about what life is like in Amman set against the last 150 years of its history. As many of the reviews have noted, guests find this connection to be special and unique, and something that most touristic experiences do not offer. I would love to host you on this tour to meet the beautiful people and learn about the rich history of this city. Sharing a traditional dinner (Iftar during Ramadan) and conversation with a family host can be arranged for a modest additional cost, if desired. Please send a direct message if you're interested. Other things to note: A more suitable time for the guests and the tour guide can be arranged after booking.

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Santorini Gold Catamaran Cruise
After departing from the pier (Vlychada port), you will sail toward your first stop of the day, the famous Red Beach. The mesmerizing Red beach, with its unique colours and wild cliff formations is truly a sight to behold. Whilst here, combine sightseeing with swimming, snorkelling, or simply lay around on the beach. On your tour, you will also pass by the stunning White Beach, the bright and wild beach covered in limestone. Close by, you'll be offered stunning views of the Venetian Lighthouse of Akrotiri, a landmark that offers plenty of spectacular photo opportunities for everyone. You next stop is at the Santorini Volcano, a volcanic hot spring that has water containing healing properties and full of astonishing caves and volcanic beaches. Stop at Mesa Pigadia beach, often considered Santorini's best kept secret. Enjoy a spot of swimming before feasting on a delicious lunch or dinner. You can choose between meals like finger food, BBQ chicken, Napolitana pasta, Greek Salad, Vegetarian meals, Greek Ratatouille, Greek fruit salad and an unlimited bar with white wine, soft drinks and water.
Cozy Bosphorus Yacht Tour with Wine and Music
Seagulls squawking, ocean breeze, the sun setting behind historical buildings the sound of oriental music. Close your eyes, take a breath and open them to the astonishing beauty of the bosphorus. You’ll be joining us to some of the most breathtaking views of Istanbul and experience the bosphorus in the most vast way. We will welcome you on our yacht and show you the most historic and pretty sights along the bosphorus. We will start from Bebek and make a full circle between two most famous bridges of Istanbul, experiencing both European and Asian sides while passing through the biggest historical, natural and architectural landmarks of Istanbul, including the palaces, mosques and famous seafront houses. We will share with you the history of these landmarks. The environment that we created represent our style, cosy, organic, fun and comfortable. We will serve some wine, Turkish coffee or tea while listening to some oriental electronic music in the background. Feel free to connect your own music or bring your own drinks and food which we would be happy to serve. We have blankets and a small heater if needed. Please keep in mind that this is a mixed group tour so you will have the opportunity to meet other likeminded travelers. The tour will be 1h instead of 2h if only two people book. You also have the option to book a private tour for only you and your group.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil And Honey Tasting
Reception at STOA Bar Restaurant. Our guests take a seat at the tables, where a variety of organic, extra virgin olive oils as well as two different honeys, flower honey and pine honey are served. There will also be a presentation about the procedure of harvesting , production and tasting of the extra virgin olive oil and, of course, our guests will have the chance to taste each one accompanied by crackers, bread sticks and cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and greek traditional cold cut , not to mention "raki", the local traditional drink. Other things to note Please watch carefully our bar-restaurant signs , we are exactly underground of the main square of Fira next to the fish spa !!!
Old City Tour in Istanbul
We present to you a wonderful opportunity to learn about ''the world's hidden capital'' Istanbul's history. You will be charmed when you see historical buildings. Tour Schedule: -Topkapı Palace -Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia) -Hippodrome -Grand Bazar -Having Lunch -Sultans Tombs -Blue Mosque -Hagia Irene Church Notes: -On Tuesdays Topkapi palace is closed and we replace it by the Underground Basilica Cistern. -Harem section is not included. -Grand bazar is closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Try Scuba inside the Caldera of Santorini
Joing us in your best life experience! Try scuba diving in the Caldera of Santorini and explore the volcanic reef! The maximum depth is 5 meters! You will get detailed briefing before you enter the water, from your Instructor, regarding everything you need to know about ( the equipment and the human body underwater, in order to feel 100% comfortable and have a great experience). *** After 1 dive you need a minimum of 12 hours between the dive and the flight***
Santorini Platinum Catamaran Cruise
After departing from Vlychada Port, sail to your first stop at the Red Beach. Enjoy its unique colors and the beauty of its wild cliffs. Enjoy sightseeing combined with swimming and snorkeling. Sail by the White Beach covered with limestone and the Venetian lighthouse, where you can take photos with the 125 year-old Venetian Lighthouse of Akrotiri. Stop by the volcano hot springs to swim in waters with healing properties. See the stunning caves and volcanic beaches. Your last stop is Thirasia Island, one of Santorini's best-kept secrets. Enjoy swimming followed by a delicious lunch or dinner. The menu includes a variety of finger food, ΒΒQ chicken and pork, seafood pasta, Greek salad, Greek anchovy meze (γαύρος), a vegetarian meal (Greek ratatouille), and a Greek fruit salad. Enjoy an open bar with white wine, beer, soft drinks, and water. Moschato D’Asti sparkling wine is an also an option at sunset.
Semi-Private Five-Hour Cruise in Brand New Luxury Catamaran
Cruise with Nostos Mykonos Yachts in sophisticated chic style and discover the gorgeous nearby islets of Rhenia & Delos, or the famous southern coast of Mykonos. Our luxurious brand-new sailing catamaran White Coral, exceeds all expectations with her smooth cruising, ample spaciousness and state-of-the-art design. Her spectacular walk-around layout, large sun-beds and lounge areas, will make your cruise a truly unique experience. Please note, the itinerary is subject to weather conditions and might be adjusted to ensure safe cruising of passengers. The cruise is subject to participation and operates with 19 guests maximum capacity. Important Note: How To Request For Your Transfer Service (Please Read) All cruises offered by Nostos Mykonos Yachts include the chance for a complementary free transfer service from and to your accommodation in Mykonos (before and after the cruise). This service is offered in partnership with a professionally-licensed transfer company. - If you are interested in booking this service, please provide your accommodation details up to 3 hours before the scheduled cruise start time at the latest. - If you book your cruise or if you provide your accommodation details in less than 3 hours before the scheduled cruise start time, you will need to make your own transportation arrangements.
Serenity Kayak-Sea Caves Kayak Trip with Snorkeling & Picnic
Discover the wonder that is Santorini’s natural landscape, it’s volcanic terrain, rock sculptures and crystal blue waters. The first site is the ‘Red Beach’, one of the best-known sights on the south coast of the island, located a short distance away from Kampia beach where your kayak journey begins. Paddle along the coastline of Akrotiri, passed the White beach and Mesa Pigadia, where you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling and a picnic in this serene setting. Continue to the final site known as the ‘Black Mountain’ and discover numerous little caves and unique rock formations along the way.
Eat & Walk Santorini Food Tour
Join us on a walking tour through Fira and neighboring Firostefani for a journey through senses – breathtaking views, hidden alleyways, local eateries – all of that while exploring the secrets of Greek cuisine and filling your belly! Choose between a morning tour or an afternoon tour on selected dates to enjoy the most amazing Santorini sunset! After meeting up in Firostefani, we will start our day with a Greek coffee and amazing views. We will follow caldera side footpath to get more of the views and plenty of photo opportunities, stopping for a local beer with Santorini meze. Later on we will explore the windy medieval streets of Fira to visit famous landmarks, and try the best souvlaki in town, do an olive oil tasting, visit a deli and enjoy the most amazing moussaka with a glass of local wine. A traditional Greek dessert put a sweet stop to the Eat & Walk Santorini Food Tour in the center of Fira. Other things to note Wear comfortable shoes and take Greek sun into consideration! We recommend sunscreen and a hat!
Istanbul's Most Famous Pub Crawl
You will get entrance into multiple venues, get a lot of free drinks, play drinking games and be part of the biggest crowd of 18+ years old party-goers in Istanbul! It’s a nightlife revolution, and something you have to try before you die! What you will most probably feel like: First Bar : Shy & Nervous Second Bar : Relax & Sociable Third Bar : Tipsy & Talkative Final club : Drunk & Happy & lots of new friends :) This is the sum of the night. Example tasks: - Take a photo with as many local people as possible! - Switch clothes with a person from the opposite sex! - Make a body shot! Pub Crawl ticket offers: - 2 Beers - 4 shots - Free night club entries - Drinking games - Daring tasks - New friends - Professional Photos - Experienced guides - Lots of fun!
Santorini Photoshoot and Tour at unique spots with a Local
This unique experience will take you to the most beautiful spots of Santorini and will give you a true local experience. Never look again for the nearest person to ask to take a picture of you. We will roam through the narrow alleys to the Caldera cliffs providing you a complete experience of the island not only for the views and photos but also for the greek lifestyle and culture. I highly recommend this experience to all of you, whatever your age, because it is not just a walking tour. It is an enjoyable walk like friends which gives you the opportunity to discover Santorini in the best way possible. To begin with, this tour is concentrated to not only provide you information, but to give you breathtaking and exiting photos you’ll love for a lifetime. Particularly good to have a photoshoot for couples, families or solo travelers. But beautiful photos are not the only thing. This tour is also about giving you a complete experience of the island in the most convenient and efficient way having a local showing you around the most unique places and sharing insight on Greek culture and suggestion for the rest of your Vacation. I will provide you with 20-30 edited pictures within a week of the tour. Timing of the tour is flexible. Text me for suggestions (Although sunset is suggested) I am so excited about this experience and even more excited for you to try it out
Sunset Cruise with Live Guide on Luxury Yacht
Join us to cruise the Bosphorus in an elegant and luxurious yacht and watch Istanbul's breathtaking sunset at its best time and in the most beautiful place. In tour, you will be able to see palaces, bridges and many historical and famous buildings which places in Istanbul. Ortakoy, Bebek, Rumeli Fortress, Maiden's Tower, Bosphorus Bridges, Dolmabahce Palace and Ortakoy Mosque and hundreds more. Take a 2.5-hour evening cruise on the gorgeous Bosphorus while enjoying the beverage of your choice and experience the enchantment of Istanbul! Savor a seasonal homemade delicious juice and canapés.
Istanbul Party Pub Crawl with Party Bus
Quick Info Meeting Time: 9 PM Meeting Point: Just Bar in Sultanahmet Departure Time (to the clubs) by Party Bus: 10.30 PM *** Drinking games from 9 to 10.30 at Just Bar. Join me and/or my friends Ikra, Meru and Marja to explore Istanbul’s amazing nightlife together! You’ll meet up with a group of like-minded young explorers & party-ers from all around the world, ready to dive into the night. We’ll start off with some fun drinking games at the meeting bar and we build up our night with some Raki (Turkish strong liquor) shots & dance in the Party Bus before ending in the clubs! You will get: Free & Fast Entry to at least 3 clubs 4 Welcome Shots Raki Shots at the first bar Party Bus ride Professional Party Photos An awesome crowd of people Great host(s) to party with! *** The extra drinks at the venues are not included. *** The tour ends at Taksim in the last club around 3 am. If you need, our team happily help you to get an uber/taxi in the end.
Daily Catamaran Sailing Cruises
* Your day starts with a ride from your hotel to the port, where we pick you up in an air-conditioned minibus. * We set sail from the southern port of Vlychada and cruising along the coastline, we reach the Red Beach, which is admired for its distinct red hue, caused by the rich in volcanic mineral soils, making it an ideal spot for a photoshoot. *We do not drop you off at the Red Beach. *We pass by the White Beach, and take some photos. *We do not drop you off at the White Beach. *Our first swimming stop is at Mesa Pigadia cove. *We head towards the Venetian Lighthouse, the Indian Rock next to astonishing rock formations. *As we enter the Caldera of Santorini, a canvas that words cant describe, will unravel in front of you. *We sail around the crater of the Volcano and get a full view before stopping at the Hot Springs for our second swimming session at the sulfurous waters, offering you a natural spa. The springs are rather warm, and often as cold as the sea temperature. * We then sail to a secluded cove, right next to the Volcano for our last swim, while our crew prepares your meal and drinks. * The afternoon cruise enjoys the majestic sunset of Santorini, before heading to the port. * Our cruise ends at Vlychada port, where our driver awaits to get you back to your hotel.
Cooking grandmother's recipes
After having a little aperitif, we are going to create a 6 course menu, including a starter, a salad, one vegetarian main dish, one with seafood, one with meat and a dessert. Of course we can change the menu if you have any food allergy or dislikes (e.g. vegetarian, vegan, gluten free). Afterwards, we are going to sit all together and enjoy the fruits of our labor, accompanied by wine and ouzo. In the end I will give you all the recipes from my grandmother. Other things to note Please let us know in advance if you have any food allergies or dislikes. Also, we can create a vegetarian, vegan or gluten free menu.