Except the breathtaking views, rocks, monasteries, this majestic place it is famous for its mushrooms!
In the beautiful and unknown forests of the region, near the city of Kalampaka, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a unique truffle hunting, to taste a delicious pasta dish with truffles that are found by truffle dogs, to visit the Museum, to try various mushroom products and to try an exceptional local wine.
This is a complete suggestion, which is unique in Greece. You will have the opportunity to experience an alternative activity either in combination with a visit at the Monasteries and other sightseeing or independently. Truffle hunting can cover the most of your day although we suggest you a half day program that will include the followings:
You will meet your Grecopaths Guide and then he will lead you to the meeting point of your local experts and truffle-dogs, who will be waiting for you! The moment we meet the truffle hunting begins. We discover the first truffle, the second, the third… They are unstoppable, and we don’t lose them from our sight. After a while, they stop. They have shown us their abilities and enjoy the care and rewarding of us.
Chefs take the baton! One or more locals chefs start the truffle pasta cooking. An innovative pan that can fill 50 dishes is used. They will cook a super delicious truffle pasta dish, in which they will add wild mushrooms too. During the cooking process, they reveal the secret of truffle. The pasta dish is served, and the bottles of wines are opened. This is how a tasteful heaven looks like!
After lunch, you will visit the Museum. We are tour guided around and focus mostly on mushrooms. Then it is time for mushroom delicacies! (Both savory and sweet.) Rich mushroom flavors are there for us to taste. These mushrooms products can be bought from the souvenir shop of the Museum either for consumption or as gift. There are 60 (!) different mushroom and truffle products to choose from. Their package is exceptional and they are created by the Museum, following high quality standards!
Notes: Program can be enriched with more hiking or wine tasting in well selected wineries of the area.
Departure/Return LocationYour hotel
IncludedLocal, English speaking tour escortphotographs from the tour
Not IncludedLicensed tour guide
10.00 Departing from your Hotel –Meeting our local guide
10.30 The Truffle Hunting begins!
11.15 Truffle pasta dish cooking in the forest
12.15 End of Truffle Hunting
12.45 Visit to the Museum, guided tour and Mushroom product tasting
13.30 End of program