Best Arts, Crafts and Workshop Experiences

Greece is a country full of fascinating history, culture, and art. Visitors can explore its many arts and crafts experiences, such as pottery classes, jewelry-making workshops, textile-weaving and knitting classes, and painting workshops.

The island of Santorini is well-known for its traditional pottery; visitors can learn the ancient techniques used by Greek potters for centuries and visit local workshops to watch the potters in action. Crete is particularly renowned for its jewelry-making; visitors can partake in classes to gain insight into the traditional methods of creating beautiful filigree and granulation pieces.

On Naxos Island, visitors can find many textile workshops to observe weavers creating gorgeous fabrics such as Greek cotton and linen fabrics. Lastly, Mykonos is known for its painting scene; here you’ll find painters hard at work creating wonderful pictures with watercolor, oil, or acrylics.

Arts and crafts are always a great way to experience a culture – Greece certainly has plenty on offer! Whether you shy away from adventure or love getting your hands dirty with creative activities there’s something here for all tastes. Plus it’s a perfect opportunity to make your own unique piece of art to take home with you. Its rich history adds yet another layer of intrigue; why not see what treasures you can discover in the land of artisans?

In conclusion, Greece is perfect for any art lover looking to enjoy an array of arts and crafts experiences! From traditional pottery and jewelry-making to modern painting techniques there’s something special tucked away in this beautiful country just waiting to be explored.

42 Greece Art, Craft and Workshop Experiences Available to Book Online

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  • Greek Mosaic Art Experience in Athens

    Greek Mosaic Art Experience in Athens

      5 hours
      Athens - Attica


    At 13mosaic studio in Athens, visitors can take part in a 5-hour experience that links tradition with the present. Participants have the opportunity to create their own mosaic piece by cutting marble tesserae with a hardy and hammer, just like the ancients did. They will learn how mechanic tricks cut stones with a light touch and how hand-cut stones, voids and contrasting colors compose a harmonious mosaic. The end result is a stunning mosaic .....

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  • Pottery Workshop in Kythnos

    Pottery Workshop in Kythnos

      1 hour
      Kythnos - Cyclades Islands


    Kythnos is an island in the Cyclades, and it has a long tradition of pottery-making. The clay found on the island makes it possible for visitors to take part in pottery classes with the oldest potter on the island. During these lessons, people can learn about the secrets of making traditional Kythnian clay roof tiles and other objects. At the end of their session, participants will get to take home a handmade souvenir as a reminder of their .....

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  • Creative Mosaic Workshop in Karpathos

    Creative Mosaic Workshop in Karpathos

      3 hours
      Karpathos - Dodecanese Islands


    Art and Walk is a great way to spend your holiday in a creative manner. In their three-hour workshop, they provide you with inspiring surroundings and all the materials needed to create your own mosaic work on wooden plates. The pieces are filled for a finishing touch before being delivered to your hotel the following day. With the guidance provided throughout, anyone can enjoy this unique experience regardless of age or skill .....

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  • Learn an Ancient Music Instrument in Thessaloniki

    Learn an Ancient Music Instrument in Thessaloniki

      1 hour
      Thessaloniki - Central Macedonia


    This exciting opportunity gives participants the chance to explore the ancient Greek lyre, a musical instrument used thousands of years ago. Through close observation and hands-on experience, we will learn more about its sound and aesthetics as well as the music system of antiquity. We will also have the special opportunity to play “Epitaph of Seikilos”, the oldest complete melody with lyrics that still exists today! As this musical .....

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  • Drone Photography Workshop in Athens

    Drone Photography Workshop in Athens

      Full day
      Piraeus Athens - Attica


    This advanced drone photography workshop is perfect for experienced photographers and Photography Workshop alumni looking to gain more technical and image-making abilities. Led by an experienced photographer and instructor, the workshop features lectures and demonstrations to help participants tell powerful stories through a variety of advanced drone photography techniques. Participants will also have the opportunity to hone their travel .....

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  • Painting the Parthenon in Athens

    Painting the Parthenon in Athens

      3 hours
      Athens - Attica


    Come explore the historic Parthenon with our experienced "Insider" painter, and learn how to draw and paint the architectural masterpiece. We'll provide all the materials you need for a unique experience that will let you create your own souvenir to take home. With guidance on color combinations, perspective techniques, and more, this is an unforgettable opportunity to unleash your .....

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  • Straw Hat Painting Workshop in Athens

    Straw Hat Painting Workshop in Athens

      2 hours
      Athens - Attica


    This creative and hands-on activity provides participants with a unique opportunity to customize their own summer straw hat! With the guidance of a professional instructor, participants will select their favorite images and patterns to be applied on their hats, learn painting techniques specific to this material, and exercise artistic skills. At the end of the workshop, each participant will have painted their own masterpiece that is perfect for .....

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  • Fabric Painting Workshop in Athens

    Fabric Painting Workshop in Athens

      2.5 hours
      Athens - Attica


    This fabric painting class offers a unique opportunity to create your own Greek-inspired clutch/pouch. Participants will explore Greek folk art and embroidery in order to choose their favorite pattern, and then paint it onto a piece of fabric using acrylic paints. With guidance from an instructor, participants will assemble all the parts into one beautiful pouch for them to use during their holidays in Greece. At the end of this activity, .....

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  • Loom Weaving Workshop in Athens

    Loom Weaving Workshop in Athens

      2 hours
      Athens - Attica


    Our interactive workshop is the perfect way to discover the art of weaving. Learn how to use a loom and create your own work of art inspired by Greek Folk Culture with our instructor’s help. Enjoy coffee, tea, and Greek delicacies while watching a short film on how locals work with wool before creating your masterpiece. Suitable for all ages, this hands-on experience will allow you to explore the long history of weaving from all over Greece .....

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  • Learn to Play the Ancient Frame-Drum in Thessaloniki

    Learn to Play the Ancient Frame-Drum in Thessaloniki

      1 hour
      Thessaloniki - Central Macedonia


    At SEIKILO Cultural Space, you will get the unique opportunity to experience and play ancient Greek music. You can learn about typical Greek rhythms and experiment with different percussion instruments. Everyone is welcome to participate in a collective musical band and discover how amazing it feels to make music together! This special event offers an unforgettable one-of-a-kind experience that cannot be found anywhere .....

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  • Dora Stratou Greek Dances Lesson in Athens

    Dora Stratou Greek Dances Lesson in Athens

      4 hours
      Athens - Attica


    Experience Greek culture and dance with a unique opportunity to attend professional classes taught by dancers from the National Greek Dances Theatre of "Dora Stratou". Enjoy authentic handmade costumes, dances, songs and music from various villages or islands in Greece. After the lesson all attendants get to enjoy an amazing show presented by the .....

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  • Crochet Workshop in Athens

    Crochet Workshop in Athens

      3 hours
      Athens - Attica


    This tutorial will provide a step-by-step guide on how to crochet the traditional Greek talisman, the evil eye. We will learn about its symbolic meaning and protective powers, as well as all of the basics of crocheting like holding your hook and yarn, basic stitches, working in the round and changing colors. Whether you have experience with crocheting or not, this tutorial is sure to leave you with an amazing souvenir that carries deep cultural .....

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  • A Musical Journey through Ancient Greece in Thessaloniki

    A Musical Journey through Ancient Greece in Thessaloniki

      1 hour
      Thessaloniki - Central Macedonia


    Explore the ancient past of Greek mythology and music with Theodore Koumartzis’ award-winning tour “Experience Ancient Greece”. Participants will have the chance to learn, take a closer look, or even play various musical instruments from antiquity such as lyres, barbitons, and panduras. During this journey, they will also be able to listen to live performances by a professional lyricist who will share insightful stories about Hermes, .....

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  • Presentation of Cretan Folk Musical Instruments

    Presentation of Cretan Folk Musical Instruments

      3 hours
      Rethymno - Crete


    This unique experience in Cretan culture allows visitors to explore the traditional musical instruments of Crete, some of which have been around since antiquity. After a presentation lasting 1.5 hours, participants then get to enjoy an evening at Dalabelos Estate Restaurant where they can play music with the instruments they just learned about while enjoying treats and refreshments such as raki and other products from the estate. It is sure to .....

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  • One-Day Painting Workshop in Kefalonia

    One-Day Painting Workshop in Kefalonia

      5 hours
      Poros Kefalonia - Ionian Islands


    MetaxArt offers a unique experience of painting workshops outdoors, providing all the materials and supplies needed. Participants can learn how to organize the composition of their paintings, understand perspective and depth, discover hues and values in relation to Cephalonian light, enhance visual memory and more under the guidance of experienced tutor Natasha Metaxa. This inspirational workshop is sure to enrich your painting .....

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  • Ancient Calculating Mechanism Workshop in Athens

    Ancient Calculating Mechanism Workshop in Athens

      4 hours
      Athens - Attica


    Join us for a unique experience as we explore the technological achievements of Ancient Greece at our "Make Your Own Calculating Mechanism in Antiquity Workshop". With guidance from Museum experts, you will have the chance to solve the mystery of telecommunications in Ancient Greece and build your own functional part of the Antikythera Mechanism. Afterward, you will receive two special gifts: a metal and plexiglass decoration and a functional .....

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  • Ceramic Workshop in Zakynthos

    Ceramic Workshop in Zakynthos

      2 hours
      Zakynthos - Ionian Islands


    Experience the joy of pottery and ceramics with your friends or family in this 2-hour class led by Dionysia Avouri. Get creative with clay, making turtles, bowls, vases and more while admiring the ancient olive trees of Zakynthos. After glazing and firing your creations, you can take them home or have them shipped directly to you. Enjoy fresh homemade lemonade while crafting unique ceramic memories from .....

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  • Sandals Painting Workshop in Athens

    Sandals Painting Workshop in Athens

      2.5 hours
      Athens - Attica


    This workshop will provide an exciting opportunity to learn about Greek art while creating your own masterpiece. Participants will explore various Greek art forms, with a focus on frescoes and ceramics, before being provided with their own pair of sandals to paint. An instructor will give advice on how to draw patterns, choose colors, and use acrylic paints for the best results. This is sure to be an enjoyable learning experience for everyone .....

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  • Couples Only Tango Lessons in Chania

    Couples Only Tango Lessons in Chania

      1 hour
      Chania - Crete


    Tango is an art form that can be found all over the world, and now it's available in Chania too! Private lessons are offered between 10 AM and 10 PM to help couples understand the fundamentals of embraced improvisation. Exercises will be used to introduce guests to the technique, with more basic material provided as they progress. One lesson isn't enough - tango is a lifelong journey - but with our guidance you'll soon have the confidence to .....

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  • Private Ancient Greek Music Concert in Thessaloniki

    Private Ancient Greek Music Concert in Thessaloniki

      1.5 hours
      Thessaloniki - Central Macedonia


    Experience the beauty of ancient music with a private phenomenal concert featuring a renowned band. Learn about the history of music from Zeus’ birth to Hermes' invention of the lyre, as you listen to enchanting songs and narration in both Greek and English. Enjoy a glass of bio-natural wine from an award-winning winery before exploring more than a dozen ancient musical instruments from Greece and other civilizations at the end. Come join us .....

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  • Salsa and Latin Dance Experience in Paros

    Salsa and Latin Dance Experience in Paros

      1.5 hours
      Paros - Cyclades Islands


    This Latin dance experience in Paros offers a great opportunity for people to socialize and practice their Salsa skills in a fun, welcoming atmosphere. Whether you are an experienced dancer or just starting out, there is something for everyone as the host will review both basic steps and more advanced moves. Plus, with the meet-up taking place in the centre of the city, it's easy to join in on this exciting night out! So if you're looking for an .....

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  • One Day Mosaic Workshops in Sparta

    One Day Mosaic Workshops in Sparta

      4 hours
      Sparta Laconia - Peloponnese


    Make your vacation even more special by attending a one-day mosaic workshop in Sparta! Learn the basics of this ancient art form and create a beautiful souvenir to take home. The relaxed setting is surrounded by orange, and lemon trees and flowers, providing protection from the sun and rain. Afterward, enjoy lunch at nearby cafes and tavernas or explore Anakolo Gorge with its 2000-year-old Hellenistic Bridge. All this can be accessed within 15 .....

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  • Soap Making Workshop in Chania

    Soap Making Workshop in Chania

      3 hours
      Gerani Chania - Crete


    This seminar hosted by Filio Sika is a unique opportunity for participants to learn about the history and craft of soap making in an environmentally friendly and human-friendly way. Participants will have the chance to observe, sniff, and try natural products made at FISIKA’s factory as well as actively participate in soap making with guidance from Filio. In addition, participants will be able to take home their very own handmade .....

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  • Watercolor Workshop in Paros

    Watercolor Workshop in Paros

      1 hour
      Paros - Cyclades Islands


    Come explore the wonderful world of watercolour painting at Cecelia Art Paros Gallery! Our workshops are perfect for all ages and skill levels, from complete beginners to experienced painters. At the start of each class, our artist will provide an overview of watercolour painting techniques before demonstrating how to paint two Greek-inspired scenes step by step. While your paintings dry, you'll get a tour of the gallery and learn some local .....

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  • Mosaic Art Workshop in Athens

    Mosaic Art Workshop in Athens

      3 hours
      Athens - Attica


    This unique mosaic experience offers a great introduction to the art of mosaics and allows you to create an unforgettable memory of Greece. The collection of motifs is inspired by Greek heritage, including those found in Athenian monuments, giving you a one-of-a-kind souvenir that will remind you of your time in Athens for years to come. It's the perfect way to capture the essence and energy of this beautiful .....

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  • Star Gazing and Night Photography in Paros

    Star Gazing and Night Photography in Paros

      1.5 hours
      Paros - Cyclades Islands


    Explore the night sky of Paros and learn how to take stunning photos of the stars! Our experienced guides will teach you about star locations, and interesting facts about our universe, and show you how to capture breathtaking images. We provide binoculars and cameras for those who don't have their own and will share the photos taken during our experience afterward. Join us for a memorable night under the .....

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  • Private Photography Safari of Santorini

    Private Photography Safari of Santorini

      4 hours
      Santorini - Cyclades Islands


    This Santorini photo safari tour offers an unforgettable experience for travelers who want to capture the beauty of the Mediterranean. From red sand beaches and rustic windmills to traditional villages and hilltop monasteries, this private photography tour captures all of the island's best sights. Travelers will be picked up and dropped off outside their hotel in a comfortable vehicle for convenience. This is a great opportunity for amateur and .....

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  • Painting Workshops in Kefalonia

    Painting Workshops in Kefalonia

      2 days
      Poros Kefalonia - Ionian Islands


    Are you visiting Cephalonia and looking to bring out the artist in you? Then join Natasha Metaxa at her MetaxArt Studio for a 2-day painting workshop. All art supplies are provided, so all levels of artistic ability can participate. The one-day workshops last 5 hours beginning at 9 am, or special dates can be arranged on request. Whether it's at Poros or another location, let your imagination be motivated by the endless hues of the .....

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  • Santorini Sunrise Photo Workshop

    Santorini Sunrise Photo Workshop

      2 hours
      Santorini - Cyclades Islands


    Capture the beauty of Santorini's sunrise with a photography workshop! Perfect for both seasoned and amateur photographers, this workshop will teach you how to capture the stunning pink and purple hues of dawn in photos. You'll learn about your camera settings and get to explore the architecture, rock formations, and views of Santorini as you take one shot after another. Enjoy coffee while learning .....

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  • Private Greek Dancing Class with Dinner in Athens

    Private Greek Dancing Class with Dinner in Athens

      4 hours
      Athens - Attica


    Experience a unique and fun evening full of Greek culture and history with this private 1.5-hour dance lesson! Learn how to dance popular Greek folk dances with a professional teacher, followed by an original 'glendi' -a delicious dinner, punchy wine, music, and warmhearted locals. Enjoy the view of the illuminated Acropolis while you laugh your way through conversations filled with lots of cheer. Get ready to have a great time just like the .....

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  • Natural Cosmetics Workshop in Athens

    Natural Cosmetics Workshop in Athens

      3 hours
      Athens - Attica


    This course provides an opportunity to explore the traditional Greek beeswax cream and its modern versions, as well as a variety of oils, herbs, and essences that can be used in cosmetics. Participants will learn how to make their own product from start to finish and take it with them at the end. This class promises to be interesting and fun, offering participants a unique .....

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  • Sculpture Workshop in Athens

    Sculpture Workshop in Athens

      2 hours
      Athens - Attica


    Come explore the fascinating world of ancient Greek sculpture with us! Under the guidance of our famous sculptors, you can learn how to use traditional tools and techniques such as ceramics, marble carving, carving on precious stones, and lost wax casting. You will also have the opportunity to model and carve an art object in order to create your own souvenir. So bring your talent and join us for this exciting journey into ancient Greek .....

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  • Traditional Cretan Dancing Lessons in Chania

    Traditional Cretan Dancing Lessons in Chania

      6 hours
      Chania - Crete


    Experience the culture of Crete with a visit to Alikianos, where you will be welcomed with a walk around the village and a coffee at the local café. Then, dress up in traditional Cretan attire before learning how to dance like a local! With guidance from an experienced instructor, you'll learn three traditional dances and then enjoy lunch at a restaurant near the academy. After this fun-filled day, your hotel drop-off marks the end of your .....

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  • Full Day Photography Workshop in Santorini

    Full Day Photography Workshop in Santorini

      6 hours
      Santorini - Cyclades Islands


    This workshop is designed to show visitors the two sides of Santorini - the rugged volcanic landscape and whitewashed cubiform buildings that spill down cliffs, and a more authentic side experienced by locals. It begins in the north with traditional settlements and then moves south for an afternoon session off the beaten track. Photographers will be able to capture both sides in stunning detail, taking advantage of breaks during midday heat for .....

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  • Private Photoshoot with Flying Dress in Santorini

    Private Photoshoot with Flying Dress in Santorini

      1 hour
      Santorini - Cyclades Islands


    Explore the stunning beauty of Santorini with a local professional photographer guide. On this photo tour, you will be taken to some of the island's best secret shooting spots and can enjoy stories about its history as well as recommendations for great restaurants and coffee shops. You have the option of choosing either Chinese or English language for your tour, along with an additional color long dress option. Don't miss out on this unique .....

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  • Pottery Workshop in Athens

    Pottery Workshop in Athens

      2.5 hours
      Athens - Attica


    Join us for our "Make Your Own Souvenir Workshop" and get inspired by the iconic images from ancient Greek art. With guidance from a professional instructor, you will learn basic clay sculpture techniques to create your own unique masterpiece. Suitable for beginners, all necessary tools will be provided so that you can take home your souvenir once it is dry and baked. There is an additional fee if you would like to have the piece shipped in your .....

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  • Creative Painting Workshop in Karpathos

    Creative Painting Workshop in Karpathos

      3 hours
      Karpathos - Dodecanese Islands


    Art and Walk offers a unique opportunity for people of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels to express their creativity through art. During a three-hour workshop in inspiring surroundings, participants can create their own painting with acrylic paint on canvas under the guidance of experienced instructors. Participants will be guided step by step to create their own version of the featured painting of the day. Art and Walk provides an .....

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  • Marble Carving in Naxos

    Marble Carving in Naxos

      3 hours
      Naxos - Cyclades Islands


    Join me under an olive tree for a unique sculpting experience! I will provide all the necessary equipment, including blocks of Naxos marble and locally forged tools. You'll learn about the history of marble arts and the properties of stones before moving on to practice with each tool. Finally, you'll design and create your own relief sculpture to take home with you; this could be an Archaic Greek design from one of my templates or your own idea. .....

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  • Pottery Classes in Heraklion

    Pottery Classes in Heraklion

      2 hours
      Heraklion - Crete


    This seminar will provide a comprehensive overview of the techniques and processes involved in creating unique items with clay. Participants will be guided through each stage, from transforming an amorphous mass into a useful object to glazing and baking their creations. Depending on the process used, it may take 3-4 days for the item to dry before they can pick it up or have it shipped at their own expense. The finished product can then be .....

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  • Photography Workshop in Corfu

    Photography Workshop in Corfu

      2 hours
      Old Town Corfu - Ionian Islands


    This experience in Corfu Old Town offers a unique opportunity to explore and photograph some of the hidden gems that many tourists never get to see. Along with iconic landmarks such as the old fortress, Saint Spiridon church, and the port, you will also learn how to take amazing travel photographs. You'll be guided through settings for choosing good frames, exposing photos correctly, focusing on the right points and selecting optimal aperture .....

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  • Margarites Pottery Workshop in Rethymno

    Margarites Pottery Workshop in Rethymno

      6 hours
      Rethymno - Crete


    This pottery workshop tour in Crete offers a unique experience for guests, combining visits to the Melidoni Cave and an olive oil factory with a 15-minute ceramic shop tour and 1-hour pottery workshop. Guests will be guided by local artisans as they learn first-hand how pots are made on the wheel, decorated, and fired in a furnace before having lunch at a traditional taverna in Margarites village. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience .....

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  • Distillation of Essential Oils in Chalkidiki

    Distillation of Essential Oils in Chalkidiki

      2.5 hours
      Poligiros Chalkidiki - Central Macedonia


    This article explores the history, properties and uses of essential oils. It provides a method for creating your own essential oil at home, with a focus on distilling lavender from our own plantations. Each step of the process is explained in detail so that visitors understand how to make their own essential oils in their kitchen. At the end, they are presented with 2 ml bottles of distilled lavender as a commemorative .....

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