Zante is famous for its beautiful beaches and landscapes – but it has plenty of other riches, too. Its sweets, cheeses, wines and vegetables are among the finest in Greece.
The fun kicks off at the heart and soul of any Greek town – the market. Wander among stalls overflowing with fresh local vegetables, where you can load up on whatever takes your fancy. Then it's on to a traditional mandolato factory. This local variety of nougat – made from almonds, honey, sugar and egg whites – is one of the definitive tastes of Zante.
Next, visit the Callinico winery to understand the science behind the local reds and whites. Your food experience is then rounded off with a cooking demonstration of typical meze in a taverna in Alykanas, where you'll also sit down to nibble on meze among new friends.