Culinary Experiences with Viking

One of the best ways to experience a destination is through their food. Viking shares their top 7 Culinary experiences in the Mediterranean.

Book by Feb 15, 2022
7 Mediterranean Culinary Experiences to Savor with Viking

Flavorful olive oils, fragrant wines, and freshly-caught seafood—these are just a few of the many ingredients that make Mediterranean cuisine so appealing. Within old-world kitchens and colorful cafés, these signature flavors have been savored from generation to generation—and now they can be enjoyed by you. Season your next voyage through Greece, Italy, Croatia, or the South of France with these seven culinary experiences.


1 - Dinner in Athens with Acropolis Views

Take in views of the Acropolis before savoring authentic Greek food, wine, and ouzo over the course of a meal complemented by live music and traditional dancers in Athens’ romantic Plaka District.


2 - Sorrento and Limoncello

Journey along the Gulf of Naples to the charming Italian town of Sorrento and indulge in its zesty lemon liqueur during a tasting and demonstration at a local limoncello factory.


3 - Terra Creta Olive Oil and Dourakis Winery

Discover the rich agricultural traditions of Crete during a tour of two local estates and learn how their old-world artisan techniques produce high-caliber olive oils and wine.


4 - Pag: A Cheese Lover’s Paradise

Travel through the Croatian island of Pag’s rolling hills and gentle pastures to visit a cheese factory in the village of Kolan, where you will sample the piquant Paški sir, or Pag cheese, a treasured delicacy.


5 - Oyster Cruise and Tasting

Delve into the world of oyster farming in the South of France with the Tarbouriech family, whose salty-sweet, pink-fleshed oysters are on the menu during an appetizing lunch at the Domaine Tarbouriech.


6 - Greek Cuisine in Old Town Rhodes

Prepare a healthy, flavorful Mediterranean meal using fresh local ingredients at Drachmi, a popular restaurant in Rhodes where a local chef guides you through a Greek cooking class.


7 - The Village of Oia’s Winery

Explore the clifftop village of Oia and sample local Santorini wines—renowned for their quality and lively mineral taste—on a private terrace while admiring picturesque vistas of the caldera cliff.


Enjoy these and many other experiences when you sail to the Mediterranean with Viking Ocean Cruises


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