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Taste Lemnos

Lemnos, Greece
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Come and live memorable moments together with Locals. Immersion experiences, based in gastronomy.
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Taste Lemnos
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Cherylmarie97 wrote a review May 2019
Wyckoff, New Jersey2 contributions
As soon as Alexandros picked us up from the airport, I knew we were in good hands ~ after spending 2 days with Alexandros and his mother, it felt like we were family. Our cooking class with Mama Marika (Alexadros’ mother) was beyond compare. We prepared a traditional Greek Sunday dinner with all fresh and local ingredients - most from Mama Marika’s garden and her husband Christos’ farm. We shared this beautiful meal with her family and enjoyed learning about their life on the Island of Lemnos. We were even able to attend a traditional Greek dance recital. I came to the Island in search of family and Mama Marika was able to connect me with my cousins living in the village of Thanos. She went above and beyond to coordinate a meeting, making a lifelong dream of mine come true. She is truly a wonderful woman and is a great example of the generosity and kindness of the Greek people. My family is already thinking about a return trip and Mama Marika and Alexandros are much of the reason that we want to return!!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Todd S wrote a review May 2019
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Alexandros and Mama Marika are the most wonderful hostes you could hope for. When Alex picked us up from the airport we knew right away this would be a special trip because he seemed to know everyone. The next morning Alex picked us up for a cooking class that took place in his mother's home kitchen! Mama Marika was an excellent teacher and we all learned about traditional limnos foods. Then Marika even found long lost relatives from my wife's family and drove us across the island to meet them. These are the warmest, kindest and caring people you could hope for. We now consider Alex, Marika and Christos as extended members of our family!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Danai K wrote a review Jun 2018
Chios, Greece89 contributions23 helpful votes
Alexandros and his team are real experts in what they do! Lemnos is one of the tastier islands in the Aegean region, and when travelling there, Taste Lemnos tours are the best way to experience it!
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Date of experience: July 2017
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MariaToghina wrote a review Aug 2017
40 contributions5 helpful votes
Very special place with sand dunes. Disccovered wonderful people, splendid beaches... good food, authentic places. Good for windsurfing.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Michael P wrote a review Jul 2017
Tagaytay, Philippines1393 contributions333 helpful votes
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Our Prinsendam cruise called on the lovely port of Myrina on the Island of Lemnos (Limnos). Our group leader Jodie under the careful eye of Bear led our group of 8 to the meeting spot for our tour with “Taste of Lemnos”. Alexandros is a warm and friendly man that welcomed us with open arms and big smiles to his island that the ancient myths saythe fire god Hephaestus fell when Zeus hurled him headlong out of Olympus. Alex pointed to the castle on top of the hill, with deer running around free, is flanked by two seaside neighborhoods – the Romeiko (Greek) and the Turkiko (Turkish) Yialo (shore). Rhodes donated the Fallow deer of the Dama dama species to Lemnos in the 70s. We enjoyed our scenic ride along the roads in a clean, comfortable air conditioned van. Our first stop was the Windmills on the edge of the Kontias village that have been carefully restored and repurposed for modern day use. The wine barrows turned into picnic tables with lanterns is a warming touch. Our next stop was the Portianos Military Cemetery from WWI, a very somber reminder of those from other lands who gave their all. At the house of Alexandros parents, we saw some of the bounty of squash, melons, tomatoes, bell peppers and onions from his father’s garden a couple of blocks away. Inside the immaculately clean house, we were introduced to his mother and her friend who had come to help. They first demonstrated the proper way to cut up papa’s homemade cheese from his goats and sheep. When we asked if his father would miss the cheese Alexandros like a typical gleeful son showed us his father’s stockpile of cheese proclaiming papa would not even miss it. Next we were given some cheese filled pastries to relax while we dawned our “Taste of Lemnos” aprons for our cooking lessons. Mama showed us how to rollout the dough. She offered the men a chance to use the roller but they were all busy with cameras or finishing their pastry. A couple of wives tried their hand before mama finished the process. With the dough spread across the table she spooned the creamy cheese with herbs and spices filling onto a small section of the dough, cut the dough and rolled it over the filling. Mama skillfully turned one end clockwise while turning the other counterclockwise making a double spiral. The wives that tried were gleefully proud of their single clockwise spirals. The secret for good traditional Greek Pie is lots and lots of olive oil. They taste great when eaten with Papa’s wild honey. Yemista (Papa’s Greek Stuffed Tomatoes and Bell Peppers) was our group project where the husbands perfectly placed the tops on the tomatoes and bell peppers. While those are in the oven, we went to Mr Parascos’ local Tsipouro distillery “Kacavi”. Tsipouro is, an exact blend of pressed grapes, herbs and berries, one of Greece’s most popular alcoholic drinks. Tourists call it Ouzo, Greeks say Tsipouro. We were treated to a royal spread of local Greek appetizers to complete this great Tsipouro. Back at Papa’s house, we savored our fresh Yemista and Greek Pie enhanced by Papa’s Greek beer on his back porch overlooking papa’s pomegranates and mama’s flowers. Why do Papas always have plenty of beer to share with their son’s friends? It was with the sadness of leaving one’s relatives that took us back to the ship. Our superb day with Alexandros gave us a true rewarding Taste of Lemnos.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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