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Cooking Therapy in Aipeia
for adults and children

In the exquisite olive grove of Saradaki Family in Aipeia, Messinia, we embark on a journey of unraveling the enchantment of communication. Amidst the diverse elements, we witness their alchemical fusion, forming a gustatory marvel—a testament of profound love and unbreakable bonds with others.

In a festive celebration of flavors, laughter, and joy, both young and old will learn the art of composing ingredients, improvising, and creating unforgettable recipes. Together, we will savor these culinary delights around the magnificent monastery's wooden table, nestled in the enchanting olive grove of Saradaki Family in Aipeia, Messinia.

Immerse yourself in a natural haven where the scents of trees and the sea intertwine. Discover the hidden potential of local herbs, unlocking their therapeutic qualities, all within a captivating gastronomic journey.

Whether you opt for our adult-focused or child-friendly workshops, you'll strike the perfect harmony between entertainment and education.


Our cooking workshops for kids are the perfect way to unleash their creativity and have a blast while you unwind. Our little chefs will learn to prepare delicious dishes and desserts, exploring the nutritious and fun side of cooking. Through hands-on experiences that engage all their senses, they will develop communication, collaboration, and teamwork skills. Under our care, they will create unforgettable moments of flavors, connection with their peers, and pure enjoyment. As you savor your free time, your children will thrive in a holistic and unforgettable cooking experience that will teach them to "cook up" tomorrow just the way they dream it!

Start Date - End Date:

17 June 2023 - 11 September 2023

Duration Time:

3 hours


Daily 19.00 - 22.00

Maximum number of participants in each group:

10 people

Participation Fee:

Adults: 50 euros / person

13-18years old: 30 euros / person

8-12 years old: 25 euros / person

You Receive

Certification of Attendance

Exquisite Cheesecake Recipes Brochure

Your personal Notebook

For accommodation options for those who wish to spend their holidays in Agios Andreas, Messinia, please contact: Aggelos Hotel 

Τ: +30 27250 31268,

Mob. +30 6932336461,

Eirini Sarantaki

The passage

Embark on a Transformative Seven-Stage Journey:

1. The EncounterThe journey begins with initiation. We gather in a circle, exchanging our needs and leaving a trace of ourselves within the group. Once everyone has shared, we communicate the guiding principles that will shape our entire expedition.

2. Acknowledgment: In this stage, we deeply recognize the emotions that arise in the present moment. By sharing them, we set them free in the space, forging connections. We give our minds permission to dwell on something challenging or perplexing, the first thing that comes to mind. Accompanied by a question, we desire an answer by the end of our culinary journey. We briefly communicate this to the group, trusting that our thoughts find solace and confidence within the circle.

3. Creation: The enchanting hour of creation commences. Guided to a specially designed kitchen, both collectively and individually, we follow the steps of the recipe. Before taking action, we meticulously explain each step and explore the unique characteristics of the ingredients. We delve into their idiosyncrasies and discuss the optimal way to treat them, so they can unfold their flavors and offer their utmost excellence. With this knowledge, we embark on the magical voyage of combining ingredients, transforming them into delectable meals or desserts such as cakes, pies, cheesecakes, and sweet tarts, using our culinary prowess as our wand.

4. Tidying Up: As we complete our creation, we assume the responsibility of cleaning and tidying the space. Like magicians erasing all traces of their magic, we collaborate in this process. One sweeps, another washes, someone else dries, while another meticulously organizes, all the while sharing delightful anecdotes from our lives.

5. Reflection: After our creation, we gather once more in the circle. This is a moment to fill it with the emotions we currently experience. We openly share our thoughts and perhaps our anticipation as we await the completion of our cooked dishes or the setting of our prepared desserts. Those who have found answers to their questions enthusiastically share them, while others offer their personal reflections on the experience thus far.

6. Sharing: With a sense of anticipation, we proceed to the grand table, ready to savor our creation. Exclamations of joy may escape our lips as we appreciate the fruits of our labor. We allow ourselves to relish each bite without haste, freely expressing our thoughts and relishing the beauty of sharing this communal feast.

7. Farewell: The final stage is bidding farewell. Around the table, we distribute small pieces of paper and markers to write down our wishes. We delicately fold the papers and place them in a large basket. Mixing them together, we each close our eyes and choose one. Reading our selected wishes aloud to the group, we carry them with us as aspirations for our personal journeys.

Let us embrace the abundance of life and immerse ourselves in the transformative magic that lies within each ingredient, each encounter, and each heartfelt dish.


Let us "cook" tomorrow the way you dream it!

The symbolism

As we progress through the 7 stages, we discover their profound symbolism in relation to our lives.

1. The Encounter. It represents the daily encounters with the unknown that we experience in our journey. It is the moment of introduction, where we come face to face with unfamiliar aspects of life.

2. Acknowledgment. It signifies our response to these encounters, filled with questioning and emotions. We acknowledge and grapple with the mysteries that unfold before us.

3. Creation. It embodies the transformative power within us. It is the conscious decision to convert challenges into opportunities, fueling our creative spirit to shape a new reality.

4. Arrangement. It symbolizes the need for reorganization and clearing space in our lives. We shed old habits that hinder growth, take responsibility for our actions, and embrace necessary changes.

5. Reflection. It encapsulates the invaluable moment of introspection and contemplation. With gratitude and humility, we assess our journey, acknowledging lessons learned and charting our path forward. We silently commune with our deepest emotions.

6. Sharing. It symbolizes the final chapter in our personal development and wisdom, where the culmination of our journey takes shape. The entirety of our experiences becomes a cherished inheritance for future generations. Through our selfless sharing, empathy, and open-mindedness, we actively contribute to the advancement of society, forging a profound connection between the past and the future. Ultimately, this eternal voyage of life perseveres, guided by our enduring legacy.

7. Farewell. It marks the bittersweet conclusion of a cycle. Filled with profound emotions, we exchange heartfelt wishes, often from unexpected sources. These parting words come from individuals who crossed our paths, leaving indelible imprints on our hearts and reciprocating the care we showed them in our own unique ways.


These stages intertwine in an eternal cycle, constantly evolving. With each iteration, we infuse fresh perspectives, draw inspiration from life's recipes, and remain steadfast in our commitment to creating the most remarkable masterpiece—the sumptuous dish of our own existence.

Food Lover (E.P.)

"I had the pleasure of attending the cooking retreat workshop at Eirini's Olive Grove, and it was truly a remarkable experience. From the moment I stepped onto the picturesque grounds, I was enveloped in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

The workshop itself was a culinary journey like no other. Under the expert guidance of Kyveli, I discovered the beauty of the Mediterranean dishes using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The hands-on approach allowed me to truly immerse myself in the cooking process, unlocking a newfound passion for culinary creativity.

What sets this retreat apart is not only the exceptional cooking experience but also the seamless integration of dining. The sumptuous dinner that followed our cooking endeavors was a feast for the senses. Each dish was thoughtfully crafted, bursting with flavors that delighted my taste buds and left me craving more.

Beyond the culinary aspect, the retreat fostered a sense of community and connection. I had the pleasure of meeting fellow food enthusiasts, sharing stories, and forging lasting friendships. The ambiance of Eirini's Olive Grove added an extra layer of magic to the entire experience, with its serene surroundings and breathtaking views.

I cannot recommend the cooking retreat workshop enough. Whether you are a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to embrace your love for Mediterranean cuisine, infuse your dishes with artisanal flair, and immerse yourself in the joy of cooking. You'll have the chance to savor delightful meals, learn traditional techniques, and create unforgettable memories. It is a true testament to the passion and dedication of the team behind Eirini's Olive Grove.

Thank you for an extraordinary experience that will forever hold a special place in my heart."

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