History and Tradition

Greece, like many other countries, has bread traditions that mark significant life events. The embroidered bread was present in every moment of the life cycle (birth, baptism, engagement, marriage, death) but also during the annual festive cycle (New Year, Easter, Christmas).

The women of Mesogaia expressed their wishes and requests through the embroidered bread, a raw material that was present in every home and the basis for each family life. The main distinguishing feature is its elaborate decoration which can be flowers, seeds, leaves, birds, lizards, grapes, as well as traditional symbols of life like pomegranates. These adornments are usually made of salt dough and shaped in a variety of ways with the use of simple tools such as pointed sticks, scissors, and combs.

The art of the embroidered bread and the interpretation of its symbols have been preserved by very few women today.



    6 hours



  • WHEN

    All year round


    Luxury Mini Van


    English, Greek


180 €

Per person
(for a group of 6 adults)


tours by locals

The experience at a glance

  • Your unique and private experience will begin by being picked from your hotel or a central meeting point.
  • We will cross by the beautiful countryside, full of olive groves  and grapes and we will make a short stop in a secret spot surrounded by various cultivations and charming chapels. We will have the chance to take a walk in nature and enjoy the famous Must Cookies
  • Once relaxed we will continue to our next stop where the Embroidered bread workshop will take place.
  • During the workshop you will have the  chance to learn about the different kind of breads and explore the meaning of the symbols used .Our lovely host will also show you the unique technique she is using and she will guide you to make your very own design.
  • Enjoy a glass of wine and a small treat. Or a hot mountain tea with  honey during cold winter days.

Join us in a unique cultural experience!



What’s included

  • Private Transportation in Luxury Air Conditioned Mini Van
  • Services of a local food expert
  • Tour around the countryside of Mesogaia
  • The Embroidered bread workshop
  • Must Cookies
  • A glass of local wine variety
  • Hot mountain tea with honey during cold winter days.
  • A give away present and a bottle of water.
  • All taxes and fees

Not included

  • Any products purchased
  • Gratuities

How it works

  • Fill out the inquiry form and receive within 24h our offer.
  • Accept the offer within 2 days and pay through Stripe, Paypal or Bank Transfer.
  • Receive confirmation of your booking and a detailed itinerary.
  • Our tours can be customized according to your needs.
  • Cancellation policy : 4 days before : full refund 2-3 days before : 50 % refund 1 day or no show up : no refund

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Practical info


Your safety and comfort are our foremost priority! We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen especially during hot spring and summer days.


This walk may include a few hills and stairs therefore we do not recommend this walk for participants with mobility issues.


We take all necessary measures to follow health protocols. Antiseptic gel/wipes will be available throughout the tour as well as extra face masks.


Please let us know if you have any food allergies or special dietary needs

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