What our guests said

Ann S.

UK

It is The WONDERFUL Elysium Experience!!
Can so recommend this experience. Structured lessons delivered clearly and with patience.
Island tours (I thought I’d seen everything) but our tour was magical and took me to many new places
History of the island – so knowledgeable.
Greek gastronomy – the absolute best from Mama’s kitchen!
A well balanced experience indeed.
Also made amazing friends with other participants from many nationalities, some of whom I still keep in touch with.
Your programme is a winner Mema !! Xx❤️

Chus V.

Spain

My wonderful memories…thanks for everything!!!!You made me feel like a home.. Miss youuuu

Marc R.

Germany

I took a week of Greek classes here, and it was a fantastic experience. The teacher I had was highly-qualified, very friendly, knowledgeable and well prepared for the lesson. I can’t wait to come back here and take more classes with her.

Dervish

Cyprus

I can recommend this place to who like learn new languages. Very Friendly and experienced trainers. Plus you can enjoy the sun and the beaches in the heart of Skiatos Island

Catherine

UK

This week we had a break from eating at Tavernas and spent the evening with Dimitra and her family learning to cook a few Greek classics. Her Yiayia was there to share recipes with us and we watched as she cooked stuffed peppers and toms (Gemista), bursting with rice, grated courgette, onions and herbs. Then her own tzatiki (with crumbled feta added!) and fluffy loukoumades honey balls for dessert. This was a lovely experience and felt like we had been welcomed into the family for the night. If you’re on the island and thinking about a cooking or language class then take a look at this place.

Brad

UK

Meme is an excellent teacher. Having just a few phrases in Greek makes a big difference. people are very encouraging if you try them out. The best bit of the day is watching Katy cooking in company (and scolding Meme!) and then eating afterwards. Thoroughly recommended. We will be returning when we are next back in Skiathos.

John D.

UK

It was lovely to meet you both, a lovely evening which I could heartily recommend.

Alison J.

UK

Last night we went to The El-ysium Experience in Achladies, right by Bus stop 10 and what a fantastic few hours it was. We had a cooking demo which we ate afterwards, had wine, chatted on, left soooo full and was worth every single cent (€20 per person!). It was just like we were guests around the family dinner table. Oh, and I challenge you to find a better tzatziki 🤐. Thursday and Monday evening, give it a try!

Dace M.

UK

A great experience with Dimitra and her mum.

Georgina

UK

My daughter and I, and the other 5 people in our group had the most wonderful time yesterday evening at the The El-ysium Experience with Dimitra Paschalidi and her amazing mother. They work as a pair – well Mama is in charge and Dimitra explains and is her ‘helper’! It was an evening of fun, laughter and above all we learnt to cook some greek food properly and then have a wonderful meal afterwards, tasting the perfect yemitsas and of course, the best tzatziki on the island 😉. I cannot recommend it enough! and a special thank you for making us stuffed vine leaves – it was new and they made it especially as we are vegetarians. Do make sure you go, it is a wonderful experience.

Kerry V.

UK

Had an amazing night the food was exceptional . Loved everything the whole experience was warm welcoming and I would do this again * beautiful surroundings and great company.

Barbara

Holland

It was amazing, good company and delicious food. Really enjoyed it. Was a special last night for me. Thank you!

Carole C.

UK

I can recommend Greek Monday wholeheartedly. My husband and I took part in these Greek cookery lessons when we were in Skiathos last month. We had a wonderful time. I can also wholeheartedly recommend all the wonderful language classes and trips arranged by El-ysium experience which made our holiday the best ever!

Dag B.

Norway

New experience in Skiathos yesterday. We learning cooking greek dishes. Menu for learning was- Gemista – tzatziki- Greek salad and Loukoumades. The little boy in house had puppy show. and the atmosphere was very good. Finally we enjoyed the food. 
Address for this place is bus stop 10 and name El- Ysium. I think they also can teach you greek language.

Gordon

Australia

Highly recommended!

Trina

UK

Fantastic evening yesterday- went to The El-ysium Experience cookery lesson in Achladies Bus 10. Wonderful family with Mama cooking helped by her lovely daughter. Great food wine and company.

Robert B.

UK

I also attended the cookery experience. It was great to meet to Trina and it was a fab evening. Not only was the food great but also excellent value for money. 5 glasses of wine and a three course meal for 20 Euros. Would recommend to anyone.

Zoe P.

UK

It was a fantastic evening, and learnt so much!!! We will definitely be booking another afternoon when we return x.

Jaki I.

UK

I cannot recommend this lovely family highly enough!

Helle

Denmark

What a night with these two women. Delicious Greek cooking. Many thanks from Johnny and Helle.

Simon

Scotland

A fab night, very friendly and welcoming hosts, met some wonderful people also, great food. Would definitely recommend this experience.

Angela M.

UK

I’d highly recommend this experience! We did it last week and had a fabulous night and learned so much! X

Jaki

UK

If you want try something different, try this👇
The hospitality of our hosts Memma & Katie was outstanding and the food delicious.
Not forgetting meeting their lovely friend Anna and her granddaughters which made our evening at The El-ysium Experience thank you!

Melitta & Nes

Austria

Hey Melitta and Nes here. We were so happy to found ir facebook page because it gave us the little kick on skiathos. Nes and me were so happy and excited about the day and it was a unbelievable and unforgettable day… to saw and learn a little bit greek was so nice and we thank u for the relaxing day. And it was so nice to meet your son your mother and especially You. thank you ❤️

Carole Ch.

UK

Brad and I recently returned from Skiathos after the most enjoyable holiday we’ve ever had, thanks to El: ysium and the great team who tailor-made a range of experiences for us. 
We took Greek language classes with Dimitra, who is an excellent and patient teacher. She structured the lessons so that they met the needs of both me, an absolute beginner, and Brad, who has much more knowledge. That’s a real skill in a language teacher! 
Dimitra gave us a guided tour of Skiathos town, introducing us to places and stories that we would never have found by ourselves (even though it was our fourth visit to the Island). Dimitra and Makis took us to the recently established Parissis winery, for a wonderful afternoon tasting the the delicious wines in a most beautiful setting in the mountains with spectacular views.   
Makis also took us on a guided tour of ‘Sacred Skiathos’ to see some of the monasteries. He is a wonderful, enthusiastic guide, and his knowledge of history and the landscape made this visit very meaningful. 
We had a wonderful evening at the Greek cookery class, where Dimitra’s lovely mum demonstrated proper Greek home cooking, which we enjoyed eating, while the wine and conversation flowed. We enjoyed the total experience which combined the lovely food with an experience of the warmth of Greek family life so much that when our family joined us in Skiathos, we went again and took them with us. We all agreed that this is a unique and wonderful experience. 
I cannot recommend El:ysium highly enough, the range of experiences on offer is outstanding, and lifted our holiday out of the ordinary. To anyone on Skiathos, or thinking of visiting the island, I would say whatever you do, don’t miss out on the wonderful opportunities offered by Dimitra and her team.

Lesley

UK

Had the most amazing time at the El-ysium Experience hosted by Dimitra Paschalidi and her wonderful Mother
Greek cooking at it’s best, home cooked.

Cristiana

Italy

Ciao è stato meraviglioso condividere con voi questa serata!!!

Silke

Germany

Wir hatten einen phantastischen Abend im El-ysium Experience zur “Greek cocking lesson” mit tollen Leuten 😀
Es gab: Tzaziki, griechischen Salat, Pastitsio, viel Wein und zum Nachtisch Loukoumades.

Laura N.

Italy

It’s definitely worth experiencing it!! Don’t miss it

Sandy T.

UK

Isn’t it just, wonderful evening. Highly recommend!

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