Diane Kochilas & Tallis Vacations

“Longevity, Mythology & Dinner – A Culinary Tour of Ikaria, Athens & the Peloponnese” The only culinary tour combining mainland and island.


9 nights Ikaria Island, Athens, Peloponnese, Corinthia – $3,550 per person.  August 20-29, 2017
Join renowned Greek cookbook author Diane Kochilas (*) and Tallis Vacations for 9 nights in some of Greece’s most unforgettable, undiscovered places: We will start on the magical island of Ikaria, land of longevity, where “people forget to die,” then enjoy a break in exciting Athens, and move on to the mythical Peloponnese, home to some of the world’s best olive oil, most famed olives and awe-inspiring antiquities. Along the way, we’ll discover the secrets of longevity, meet local cooks, vintners, beekeepers and farmers, get a taste for the spellbinding contrasts of Athens, and experience the timeless seduction of Greece’s ancient sites.

August 20-29, 2017

4 nights with Diane Kochilas and her partner Vasilis Stenos on the Aegean Island of Ikaria (August 20-24, 2017)

5 nights with Tallis Vacations visiting Athens, Corinthia, and the Peloponnese (August 24-29, 2017)

*Diane Kochilas, aka the Greek Food Guru, is a consulting chef at popular Greek restaurants in the US, an author of 18 books on Greek cuisine including the IACP-awarded “Glorious Foods of Greece” and “Country Cooking of Greece”. Diane appears regularly on American television, including “Throw down with Bobby Flay,” “Bizarre Foods,” “Foodography,” “PBS News Hour,” and “360° with Anderson Cooper.”


Costs include accommodations, cooking classes and culinary excursions. Lunch / dinner included as outlined in the program. Costs exclude: flights and transfer to and from airport. Costs are per double occupancy. 15% extra charge for single occupancy.

For groups of 8 or more, additional dates may be added by request.

Sample Itinerary: Diane Kochilas & Tallis Vacations – the Great Culinary Greece Tour