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Narlis Farm

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Odos Apollonia - Ormou Kastrou | Kato Petali, Apollonia 840 03, Greece
+30 697 977 8283
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George and Dina are friendly and knowledgable hosts

If you are on Sifnos for a few days, a visit to Narlis Farm for a cooking lesson is not to be... read more

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The Narlis Farm cooking class with George was the best day of our holiday so far. Firstly, we had... read more

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Local micro-farming and Cooking experience in Sifnos While on Sifnos, a unique and fascinating way to experience first-hand authentic local food production, is a visit to Sifnos Farm Narlis. Sifnian cuisine, renowned for its mouth-watering recipes throughout Greece, is based mainly on vegetables and local aromatic herbs and here in Farm Narlis we are looking to revive old and native processes of growing and cooking, based on products grown on our land. At Farm Narlis we offer tailor-made lessons in the local diet, micro-farming food production and cooking, to suit your needs and interests. Our micro-farm is situated at the heart of the island, between the villages of Apollonia and Kato Petali, on the road to Kastro. Below, we give four suggestions for you to experience our farm and products: This is the most involved experience on the farm. In this session we will start the day by preparing together a hearty traditional Sifnian breakfast, based on local thyme honey, home-made jams, cheese from our farm and fresh organic eggs from our very happy free range chickens. While we enjoy breakfast, we will discuss the structure of the rest of our session. Time to start work! The wood burning oven needs to be lit early so this is the first thing we do together for our meal preparation and before we leave for the field. In the field, you will collect, with our guidance, the fresh ingredients that will be used for our meal. Here, you will have the opportunity to find out all about the efforts of the local farmer in growing and harvesting vegetables, in this 'unfriendly' natural environment. An understanding of how the crops are produced will help you appreciate the materials you will cook with and immerse yourself in our local farming practices. Back in the stone-built hut you will learn to prepare a complete traditional Sifnian lunch or dinner which will comprise of two different kinds of salads, two starters and a main course. We will enjoy the results of our efforts all together, just like the locals, around our wooden table, next to the wood burning oven, watching each dish being cooked. Local white wine or our own medium sweet red, which has matured in the sun, accompany all the meals. We will finish the meal with fruits of the season such as water melons, cherry plums, melons, pears and apricots, all grown in our land, from old and rare varieties. The suggested duration of the morning session is 3-4 hours for optimum enjoyment of all the activities. For your convenience, we provide a guide for the duration of your visit. We can provide a guide who speaks English, French or Russian. When it's time to go, we will give you a complementary sample of produce from our farm as a goodbye gift and as a reminder of your visit. Additional activities to enhance your experience while in Sifnos Farm Narlis are: Gardening: have a go at looking after our vegetable garden and experience first-hand the unique traditional techniques of growing and harvesting. Ceramic lessons: if you would like to find out how the pots you cooked in and the plates you used are made, then come and have a go at making them! The ceramic workshop that produces them is housed in one of the farm's buildings. Afternoon Session in the Farm - The same experience as above but without breakfast. **** Dinner.=With out lesson!! (private) 2 to 4 people- We will prepare a special dinner meal for your group to enjoy in our hut. 7pm - We will visit together our vegetable and tree gardens and you will hear all about our stories of farming the local and rare varieties. You will then gather around the wooden table, to enjoy fresh, local recipes all prepared in a traditional Sifnian way. A unique way to fully experience and appreciate Sifnian food. Nero kai Alati ('Water and Salt') Restaurant - Platys Gialos If you prefer to enjoy our farm's fresh and organic produce cooked in exclusive recipes while sitting right next to the sea, then this is the place for you. In Nero kai Alati you can experience Sifnian traditional recipes fused with flavours from around the Mediterranean Sea. Booking is essential!
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Odos Apollonia - Ormou Kastrou | Kato Petali, Apollonia 840 03, Greece
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Reviewed today

If you are on Sifnos for a few days, a visit to Narlis Farm for a cooking lesson is not to be missed. Great food and marvelous company. George generously shares his family's history and his impressive culinary knowledge and at the end of the...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Narlis Farm cooking class with George was the best day of our holiday so far. Firstly, we had an excellent class with delicious food, where we were able to take notes, pictures etc..along with printouts of our recipes. Also it was really interesting to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited Narlis Farm on our trip to Sifnos this June. We had read all the great reviews, but the visit still exceeded our expectations. We toured the farm and were able to take home everything that we picked - we had...More

1  Thank chelseaK002
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in Sifnos you must spend some time here. We had such a great day from start to finish! The food, wine and company were amazing! Authentic Greek experience.

1  Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife found this experience after a dinner in Giorgios restaurant. At the beginning I was a little sceptical but I was completely wrong! We have a fantastic afternoon in Narlis farm, cooking, visiting the farm, picking up tomatoes, watermelons, knowing about Sifnos traditions and...More

2  Thank Fernando M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat this was for our family. Not only did we learn and share recipes, we were provided with a unique opportunity to enjoy a fantastic meal family style. George and Dina have a passion for teaching and sharing famy stories and recipes unique...More

1  Thank Patricia T
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As the world moves toward less available water than we enjoy at present George and Dina by seeking out and bringing back to life the seeds of drought resistant fruit and vegetables long ago forgotten on the Island of Sifnos seek to change the way...More

1  Thank hamilton5551
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

We visited Narlis Farm and Cooking School hoping to learn a bit about the famed Sifnos culinary culture but what we got was a lesson on sustainable farming in a very dry climate and the benefits of low food miles. George Narlis runs a small...More

1  Thank Rob B
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful welcome by George and Dina. We had breakfast with them and were part of a group of 8 people. We then helped with the preparation of our lunch, we assisted more than cooked ourselves but this is therefore suitable for those...More

1  Thank Janeanna1973
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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

I treated my friend to a cooking class at Narlis Farm for her birthday. He is very passionate about farming in the old tradition without any irrigation. The flavor of the fruits and vegetables from his farm was amazing. We cooked a several course traditional...More

1  Thank rozmsmith
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