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Grab hold of this gastronomy gold and gain the invaluable knowledge of Greek cuisine. This cooking class will inspire your kitchen in the most creative ways.

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Duration
Half day
Availability
Daily as private
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Group Type
Small Group or Private

Small Group Tour: Every Thursday at 10.30 am   Private Tour: Daily except Sundays, starting time can be customized

FROM
69/Person

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Tour Highlights

Get to know the gastronomical tradition of Greece by cooking Greek recipes in a private, authentic place in downtown Athens. Team up with a trained chef to uncover the flavor combinations and cooking techniques that give Greek cuisine its delicious character. Shop for ingredients amid the local vendors and produce-packed stalls of Athens' Central Market and then head to the kitchen to whip up a tasty lunch!

  • A fun-filled Greek cooking lesson in a comfortable & private venue in downtown Athens.
  • An intriguing walk in Athens Central Market where you will discover the originality of local trade.
  • Our food expert who will be right there with you, ready to introduce you to the variety & wealth of the local fresh produce.
  • Not a simple cooking demonstration - Prepare to get your hands dirty & do much more than just listen!
  • A mouthwatering Greek meal, prepared by you, which you will enjoy with the company of house wine & friends from around the world.
  • Available daily as a Private Tour

What you can expect?

It's no secret that the Greek cuisine is one of the best worldwide! The reason? What else but the rich and fertile Greek land which provides us with the freshest and purest ingredients during all seasons. Greek Ambrosia is not a simple cooking demonstration, but a complete culinary experience with you at its very heart! Are you ready for an entertaining journey to the world of Greek gastronomy?

Your Greek Ambrosia experience kicks off with a tour in the Athenian heaven for gastronomic geeks: the Central Market of Athens (Varvakeios). Get the true feeling of the Greek land and all of its riches, while wandering among colorful stalls filled with fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, fish, meat and all kinds of the freshest food that Greece can offer. Pluck ingredients and get your five senses into a game full of color and flavor!

Packed up with Greek goodies, walk your way to a historic traditional restaurant where your adventure will reach its peak. In a specially designed private space, go behind the scenes to explore the earthly magic of the Greek kitchen and warm up with a shot of raki, right before you engage yourself in a hands-on Greek cooking class of traditional recipes.

Get your hands dirty and prepare Greek appetizers like tzatziki and cheese pie; make your own authentic Greek salad and work on a specially selected main course always under the guidance of our expert chef. The journey into the world of Greek cuisine ends with lots of pictures and smiles ... and a souvenir scroll with all the recipes you have prepared yourself, our gift to you!

Info:

The central market of Athens

Located at the very centre of the city of Athens, the Central Market, aka Varvakeios, is a monument of the 19th century which dominates Athenas str. Completed in 1886, it is open to the public for more than 130years offering the best and freshest products to the Athenians. For those that want to have a glimpse of everyday Athens, a walk to the Market is something you should not miss. Wander around the meat, fish and vegetable market, and taste some of the freshest products available or have lunch at the traditional restaurants nearby. 

Inclusions

Inclusions:

  • A guided tour in the central market of Athens (Varvakeios)
  • A 4-hour culinary experience with the guidance of our food expert
  • Lunch with one glass of wine or one beverage per person

Exclusions:

  • Extra drinks

Know before you book:

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants (3 persons) to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. Otherwise, you can book this activity as a private tour. Please check the "Inquiry" tab.

 

FAQs

What is the spoken language?

The spoken language is English.

 

Reviews

  • My friend and I booked the Greek cooking class it was amazing. We met Marina at the hotel lobby. She intoduced us to a small local lunch spot with barrel wine cheese, olives and meats. The food was fresh and delicious and she adapted the menu to our taste. Highly recommend this tour.

    - RMad99
  • After reading all the great reviews about Greeking.me I decided to book my private Greek cooking class. Nikos was so wonderful - helping me book my class attended to every detail. It was a wonderful day in the kitchen learning about Greek culture and customs. I would highly recommend this to anyone who has an interest in cooking. Nikos and Marina- you are the best!

    - Debi S
  • We booked a private cooking class and it was a great experience for my seven-year-old daughter and me. Marina met us at the market where we had a brief tour before heading to her apartment to cook. We learned a lot about preparing Greek food, and my daughter was given a lot of tasks that she could execute. I highly recommend Marina and Greeking.me.

    - BethGZ9
  • The walk through the market area of Athens was so informative to both of us. We not only discovered shops and hidden gems but learned many things about the local foods and customs.After the tour, we had a lovely cooking lesson and lunch. I would definitely recommend this tour to any visitors in Athens. Don't miss it!

    - Jane M
  • My guide/cooking instructor Marina was excellent. She took me around the central market in Athens pointing out different culinary highlights. We made Greek spinach pie, tzatziki, Greek salad and for dessert, yogurt with two different specialty artisanal honeys.

    - Marjorie M
  • I've taken a lot of cooking classes around the world, and this was one of the best ones. Our instructor, Marina, was great and very knowledgeable.It was an eye opening experience!We picked up the ingredients for cooking class and even sample some cheese along the way. Good times!Then we went to her flat and started cooking. She chose recipes to accommodate my dietary restriction and OMG the food was so good!

    - worldtraveler4good
  • Marina was absolutely amazing and far exceeded our expectations for a cooking class! The shopping experience brought the Greek culture to life. Marina taught us to make superb dishes that we will treasure in our memories of Greece! Thank you!

    - Margaret
  • Marina met us at our hotel and we traveled to the Central Market where we bought the ingredients. We walked a block away to the vegetable market and purchased everything we needed. Then we travelled with Marina to her private space where she guided us in preparation of the dishes adding some pungent spices that were key to developing exceptional flavor. The meal was scrumptious. I highly recommend this class

    - Ira W

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