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In addition to his ‘Greek Cookery’ talks and demonstrations, Spiro Anemoyiannis from time to time also runs short courses on ‘The Olive and the Vine’ as part of our programme of activities designed to give visitors the opportunity to learn more about the culture, history and landscape of Paxos.  

Spiro is a real expert on the olive and knows just about everything there is to know about olive farming, the production of olive oil, the use of olives and their oil in cooking, and also about their medicinal uses. Many people will already know him, as he runs the Taxidi Bar on the jetty in Loggos.  He is also an accomplished musician, who has played in concerts in the UK, is often involved in cultural events and national festivals on Paxos, and has been featured on both Greek and UK television. 

The courses are held in the Olive Museum at Magazia and in the surrounding countryside, and last about three hours.  They cover 

  • the history of the olive and olive farming on Paxos

  • an introduction to present day olive farming and the production of olive oil

  • the use of the olive and olive oil in cooking (with a comparative tasting of different olive oils), and its medicinal uses

There is also a visit to an olive grove and an olive press to see olive farming and how olive oil is produced.

Although the main focus of the course is on the olive, Spiro also covers the history of viticulture on Paxos and Anti Paxos, and the basics of viticulture and wine making. There may also be a visit to see vines growing above Loggos. 

A minimum number of participants is needed for each course to take place, and the cost depends on the number of participants.

Please contact us, if you would like to take part in a course on 'The Olive and The Vine' during your stay on Paxos.

In addition to working with Spiro to offer the above course, Paxos Life Activities is also working with him on the Paxos Olive Project, the aim of which is to improve the quality of the olive trees and the olive harvest on Paxos. 


Paxos Life Activities Ltd
telephone: 0044 1444 258048 or 0030 69810 18036

email: info@paxoslife.com