Seven Delicious Greek Farm-to-Fork Stays to Book Now

Plotting a Greek getaway? We’ve prepared a feast for you, with our seven favourite farm-to-fork stays on the menu. Olive groves and sun-drenched vineyards, here we come.

Sure, Greece is well known for its whitewashed houses, crystal-clear waters and fantastic weather, but until you've got your teeth into the country's traditional dishes, you haven't had a true taste of the Greek good life - and, no, we're not talking about ordering a feta salad to your poolside lounger. Follow us as we skip past the buzzy beach bars and trendy tavernas and, instead, pitch up at seven sublime farm-to-fork hangouts. Centuries-old olive groves, herb gardens, culinary classes, wine-tasting on tap: whatever it is that tickles your taste buds, you'll find it here.

Beyond the beach bar: seven delicious Greek farm-to-fork stays to book now

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Eumelia

Peloponnese

This family-run farm-hotel hybrid is more of a free-spirited community than a traditional place to rest your head. Located in the lesser-trodden region of Laconia, Eumelia (meaning "harmony") was one of the first Greek hotels to fly the flag for sustainable living. Powered by geothermal resources and adhering to a system of natural waste management, the accommodation comprises five 19th-century cottages set among thriving olive groves. Each room is tastefully decorated and kitted out with an array of modern-day luxuries - think earth-tone fabrics, rainforest-style showers and soft towelling robes. With fruit and vegetable picking and winemaking classes and tastings on the agenda, guests can expect to get their hands dirty. Fancy learning a new skill? Sign up for the in-house soap-crafting workshop, too.

Address

Gouves 23055, Laconia

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The Margi

Athens

It's hard to believe that this serene oasis exists in the heart of the Greek capital. Nestled just a stone's throw from the sun-kissed Vouliagmeni Bay, the elegant enclave that is The Margi has been welcoming savvy travellers since 1960. Rooms are sleek and stylish, with neutral hues and wood-panelled walls creating a backdrop for abstract paintings. While the pool is something to scream about, the real reason you're here is for the food. Since 2015, the property's owners have been inviting guests to dine in an intimate setting at the on-site organic farm. Menus are carefully curated by head chef Panagiotis Giakalis, who crafts his dishes around seasonal produce. Insider tip: find Giakalis' best-loved recipes on the website - his cauliflower soup is our current go-to.

Address

11 Litous Street, Vouliagmeni 16671, Athens

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The Rooster

Antiparos

Antiparos, aka the laid-back little sister of Paros, is starting to turn heads for its go-slow vibe (even Tom Hanks has his own minimalist villa here). The main draw of the isle for the founder of the Rooster, Athanasia Comninos, was its unspoilt landscape - think sheltered coves, windswept sand dunes and stretches of rolling hills. It was after a decade of calling this island her home away from home that Comninos opened this first-class wellness destination. Located atop a hill overlooking Livadia Beach, 16 villas and a farmhouse are arranged across 30 acres of wild terrain. Highlights include private plunge pools, outdoor showers, hand-crafted furnishings and a stellar spa. Mornings are best spent sipping breakfast juices made with freshly picked fruit, before taking a gentle stroll along the pretty path down to the beach.

Address

Livadia Bay, Antiparos 840 07

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Verina Astra

Sifnos

Verina Astra offers sixteen sea-facing rooms and a tranquil, stone-lined infinity pool. The brainchild of energetic young couple Miltos Salemis and Isidora Chandeli, this place sits in beautiful harmony with its surroundings - picture fragrant gardens and vases stuffed with wildflowers. Interiors are characterised by brushed concrete, rattan pendant lights and bamboo ceilings. Wave goodbye to the days of setting an alarm to reserve your favourite poolside plot: all rooms come with their own private terrace, offering king-sized daybeds and plenty of fat cushions. Come sunset, in-house restaurant Bostani takes centre stage, with friendly staff seasoning your dish at the table with freshly picked rosemary and thyme. Breakfast highlights include plates piled high with apricots, peaches, nectarines and cherries, which can be delivered straight to your room.

Address

Poulati 84003, Sifnos

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Opora Country Living

Peloponnese

From April to August, leading Greek chef Kostas Papastamatis invites guests to learn the principles of local farming at Opora Country Living's eco-farm, making this a dream stay for those looking to finesse their culinary skills. Come alone, or with your gang, but be prepared to have your newfound skills put to the test during the sampling extravaganza. Food aside, this is the sort of place that makes you forget what life looks like beyond the property's boundaries. Rooms are relatively basic but chic. We're talking rustic stone walls, metal trunks for bedside tables and a bathroom stuffed with Olive Era wellness products. The result? A proper rural recharge.

Address

Pyrgiotika, Nafplio 21100

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Mèlisses

Andros

In the village of Aprovato, Mèlisses stands out (and not just because of its two saltwater infinity pools and panoramic sea views). Set in Allegra Pomilio's family home, stone-faced buildings are decked out with whitewashed walls and window frames are painted in pastel blues - you'd be forgiven for assuming that this place was part of the Mamma Mia! set. The kitchen in the main house is where you'll likely spend most of your stay, with guests gathering around the huge wooden table and eating together. Prefer to go solo? Pomilio will be happy to provide you with a picnic basket, brimming with plenty of local specialities. This place books up pretty quickly, so reserve ahead to avoid any disappointment. New for 2022: pop-up dinners are next up on the Mèlisses menu, with profits from the first date in the diary going to assist those affected by the crisis in Ukraine.

Address

Andros 84500

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Metohi Kindelis

In the Chania region, tucked behind prickly cacti and towering palms, you'll find Metohi Kindelis. You'll enter through a floral archway, before arriving at a cobbled courtyard where your accommodation awaits - a 16th-century terracotta-coloured farmhouse split into three guesthouses, each with its own private pool and garden. Though, what makes this place so unique (besides its charm) is the fact that the property remains home to the entire Kindeli family. Field-to-plate feasting looks different here. While an abundance of superb local produce is on offer at breakfast, the fridge is only restocked based on request, meaning food waste is kept to a minimum. The wine list is a highlight, featuring bottles of reds and whites sourced from nearby vineyards.

Address

Par 2i Eleftherias, Chania 73100

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