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“The Real Lemnos”
Review of Taste Lemnos

Taste Lemnos
Ranked #1 of 1 Food & Drink in Lemnos
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Come and live memorable moments together with Locals. Immersion experiences, based in gastronomy.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Alexandros and his team are real experts in what they do! Lemnos is one of the tastier islands in the Aegean region, and when travelling there, Taste Lemnos tours are the best way to experience it!

Thank Danai K
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Very special place with sand dunes. Disccovered wonderful people, splendid beaches... good food, authentic places.
Good for windsurfing.

Thank MariaToghina
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Our Prinsendam cruise called on the lovely port of Myrina on the Island of Lemnos (Limnos). Our group leader Jodie under the careful eye of Bear led our group of 8 to the meeting spot for our tour with “Taste of Lemnos”. Alexandros is a warm and friendly man that welcomed us with open arms and big smiles to his island that the ancient myths saythe fire god Hephaestus fell when Zeus hurled him headlong out of Olympus.
Alex pointed to the castle on top of the hill, with deer running around free, is flanked by two seaside neighborhoods – the Romeiko (Greek) and the Turkiko (Turkish) Yialo (shore). Rhodes donated the Fallow deer of the Dama dama species to Lemnos in the 70s.
We enjoyed our scenic ride along the roads in a clean, comfortable air conditioned van. Our first stop was the Windmills on the edge of the Kontias village that have been carefully restored and repurposed for modern day use. The wine barrows turned into picnic tables with lanterns is a warming touch. Our next stop was the Portianos Military Cemetery from WWI, a very somber reminder of those from other lands who gave their all.
At the house of Alexandros parents, we saw some of the bounty of squash, melons, tomatoes, bell peppers and onions from his father’s garden a couple of blocks away. Inside the immaculately clean house, we were introduced to his mother and her friend who had come to help. They first demonstrated the proper way to cut up papa’s homemade cheese from his goats and sheep. When we asked if his father would miss the cheese Alexandros like a typical gleeful son showed us his father’s stockpile of cheese proclaiming papa would not even miss it. Next we were given some cheese filled pastries to relax while we dawned our “Taste of Lemnos” aprons for our cooking lessons. Mama showed us how to rollout the dough. She offered the men a chance to use the roller but they were all busy with cameras or finishing their pastry. A couple of wives tried their hand before mama finished the process. With the dough spread across the table she spooned the creamy cheese with herbs and spices filling onto a small section of the dough, cut the dough and rolled it over the filling. Mama skillfully turned one end clockwise while turning the other counterclockwise making a double spiral. The wives that tried were gleefully proud of their single clockwise spirals. The secret for good traditional Greek Pie is lots and lots of olive oil. They taste great when eaten with Papa’s wild honey.
Yemista (Papa’s Greek Stuffed Tomatoes and Bell Peppers) was our group project where the husbands perfectly placed the tops on the tomatoes and bell peppers.
While those are in the oven, we went to Mr Parascos’ local Tsipouro distillery “Kacavi”. Tsipouro is, an exact blend of pressed grapes, herbs and berries, one of Greece’s most popular alcoholic drinks. Tourists call it Ouzo, Greeks say Tsipouro. We were treated to a royal spread of local Greek appetizers to complete this great Tsipouro.
Back at Papa’s house, we savored our fresh Yemista and Greek Pie enhanced by Papa’s Greek beer on his back porch overlooking papa’s pomegranates and mama’s flowers. Why do Papas always have plenty of beer to share with their son’s friends?
It was with the sadness of leaving one’s relatives that took us back to the ship.
Our superb day with Alexandros gave us a true rewarding Taste of Lemnos.

1  Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Alex was a very enthusiastic & informative guide.
The whole tour took nearly six hours & included some yummy food.
It started with a cheese making demonstration with Rena & her husband showing us around their olive plantation, then followed by a light lunch & a taste from the still of some tsiporos ( rocket fuel ) in a charming old house & then finished up with a very informative wine tasting back at Alex's bistro/wine bar.
A great day had by all!

1  Thank Donny4
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Our cruise was going to the port of Myrina on the Island of Lemnos , well what should we do ???? I found out our cruise friend Jodie had found the perfect thing to do so we asked to join her for a " Taste of Lemnos " After a beautiful scenic ride on this wonderful Island complete with a few photo stops at the windmills and a stop at the WWI cemetery we arrived in Moudros . Alexandros invited us into his parents family home where his mama and a friend welcomed us , a small group of 8 , and we all (the ladies ) started preparing some Greek dishes made with beautiful fresh homegrown vegetables and cheeses from dad's farm . After we had made the dishes ready for the oven Alex took us to a small local distillery where the owner welcomed us with a table full of appetizers , explained the process of making the local liquors and of coarse gave us some to taste , we even bought some for later . Fantastic and very friendly people and a great start to the spread that Alex's Mama had ready for us when we returned to his home .
A wonderful and delicious time was had by all . Alex has started this very hospitable gastronomic business a few short years ago as a young ambitious start up . He is the perfect person for this kind of business . We had a wonderful day and wish Alexandros all the best and our love to his family who looked after us so well ! Thank you !

Thank Anthony F
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