Our learning holidays in Greece have been featured in Travel Weekly as Meera Dattani seeks an authentic Greek holiday.

And Notintheguidebooks.com does authenticity best, with many of our holidays featuring home stays and learning directly from the locals.

Read on to find out about our cooking and creative holidays in Greece that were featured in this eye-opening article.

Meera Dattani goes in search of an authentic Hellenic holiday

Crack open the ouzo. Greece is predicted to receive 17 million tourists in 2013, an all-time high for this popular destination. While its weather, sights and beaches remain key, there is an increase in holidays offering more local, authentic and crowd-free experiences.

With so much variety, it is the perfect time to sell Greece in a different way.

Local living, local eating

Learning holiday specialist Notintheguidebooks.com offers an Island Hoppers Cooking Break to Poros island, with a local chef.

Live and learn

There is a huge choice of learning holidays. Notintheguidebooks.com’s Painting and Drawing Holiday takes place in the Ionian fishing village of Paleros, staying in a family-run apartment with tuition from a resident artist.

Yup, that’s us. We don’t do manufactured excursions. We don’t do the tourist trail. Discover the REAL Greece with us.

Check out more Greek holiday ideas off the beaten track.