Greece’s economic crisis has resulted in many young people leaving cities and returning to the land. Ambitious and hardworking Greeks are trying their luck to the countryside and invest on the nation’s agricultural treasure.
Open hearted Alexandra is one them! Being a countryside lover, she decided, along with her husband and her newborn, to leave the urban environment of the capital and settle in their beautiful farm in Oropos.
Oropos is situated on the borders of Attica and Boeotia, and it is the capital of a district, called Oropia. It is not far from north Athens, however you can feel the charm and beauty of the countryside and experience natural delights that lie ready just for you.
So, if you decide to experience organic farming at its best and meet wonderful and super talented people, Alexandra’s farm is the place for you.
Alexandra and their husband will welcome you in their fully renovated stone, energy-independent home and guide you around the farm which is located amid a pine forest. They cultivated the land by planting all kinds of trees and vegetables and also, invested on poultry farming.
You will have the privilege to taste fresh, home-grown, organic ingredients and exquisite organic meat, eggs and milk that is provided by their poultry, chickens, geese, ducks and goats. You will be asked to handpick the seasonal fruits and vegetables, to pick up the eggs and last but not least to make the bread you will enjoy later. What an amazing, memorable and yummy experience!
Your day will be devoted to the celebration of spring, slow food, and authentic Greek cooking and country living.
But, let’s focus on the menu!
You will start with a welcome drink, an infusion of herbs such as verbena, chamomile, sage and mint along with three kind of eggs (hen, duck, and goose) scrambled or poached, a selection of homemade goat cheeses and your homemade bread. After that, you will have the chance to taste the well-known and traditional Greek dish, Gemista (stuffed tomatoes, peppers, zucchinis, aubergines) and live the organic farm chicken delicious experience. As a dessert you will be served seasonal fruits and handmade digestives with Greek coffee. Alternatively, you can taste the red organic wine from the farm. It is considered one of the not to be missed special flavours that will awaken your senses and rise the experience into a different level.
The secret lies in the quality of the exceptional organic production and their cooking expertise. But above all, the secret lies on Alexandra’s kind heart and passion for organic home cooking.
Do not hesitate to repeat your visit, since every season and every plant will offer you changing joys. Every time will be a new, different and always wonderful experience in the countryside of Athens!
Special memories, Greek flavours and a basket of seasonal fruits will accompany you on your way back home.
Are you keen on meeting a friendly and different Greek family and taste home grown organic products cooked with love and passion? Taste the experience here0