Two traditional recipes and a way of living that can’t be beat.
Before heading off on a two-week vacation to Greece, I was finalizing the details of my trip. I was going to spend the first two days in Athens, three days in Naxos, five days in Santorini, and two days in Milos.
Being that Naxos is the gastronomy capital of Greece, I wanted to take a cooking class while I was there. While I was looking for a cooking class on this island, I came across a place called ELaiolithos. I was searching for farm-to-table dining, or maybe even looking for guided hikes, and came across the hotel. I liked everything they were sharing on their website, so I decided to check out their Instagram and contact their owner.
After messaging her back and forth, I booked a cooking class for my friend and I for our second day in Naxos. When we arrived at our Airbnb, the owner even called the hotel to ensure the cooking class was still on. They were looking forward to having us!
In my tiny little rental car, I drove through the mountains of Naxos to arrive at the hotel, just outside the village of Moni. We had driven past it during our adventures the previous day, seeing it sitting upon the hillside, overlooking a valley of olive trees.
When we arrived we were greeted by the lovely Pamela who made us some delicious coffee to enjoy with the view. While sipping on my freddo cappuccino and taking lots of pictures of the mountainside view, I read ELaiolithos’s menu.