Team up with a trained chef to uncover the flavor combinations and cooking techniques that give Greek cuisine its delicious character. Buy your ingredients in Athens' Market and head to a private space in a traditional restaurant to whip up a tasty lunch!
What to 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 the freshest and purest ingredients through all seasons. This activity 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?
An experienced food instructor will take you into a game of images and tastes early on, long before you take your place in the kitchen! Together with other friends from around the world you will explore the central market of Athens (Varvakios) and get to know Greek fresh fruits, vegetables and meats. Once you have obtained the necessary ingredients, you will end up in a specially designed private space within a historic traditional restaurant in the heart of the city. There, a trained chef will remind you that the word hospitality (filoxenia) comes from Greece! The journey of flavors begins with a rakι.
The Greek cooking lesson, that you will enjoy for the next few hours, has just started. With the help of the chef you will take part in preparing traditional Greek appetizers like tzatziki and cheese pie, and you will have the opportunity to create your own authentic Greek salad! Then comes the main course, which your chef has selected based on the number of people in the group and the season. As mentioned before, the Greek land offers excellent delicacies all year round and the most delicious Greek dishes will be prepared by your own hands.
After the preparations are made and the dishes are ready, the culinary experience is completed in the best way possible: It's time to enjoy everything you have prepared with great care. Accompanied by homemade wine you enjoy a perfectly traditional Greek meal, while at the same time socializing with people from all over the world.
At the end of the day, take home a souvenir scroll with recipes for all the foods you made.
- A guided tour of Athens Central Market (Varvakeios)
- A 4-hour culinary experience with the guidance of a culinary expert
- 1-2 glasses of wine/beverages per person
- 4-course lunch
What's Not Included
- Extra drinks
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Monastiraki Square, at the entrance of the Monastiraki metro station
Know Before You Go
• At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place
• Cancellation more than 5 days prior to scheduled Experience: Full refund, excluding 20% for administrative and credit card fees
• Cancellation 2-4 days prior to scheduled Experience: 50% refund
• Cancellation 24 hours prior to scheduled Experience: No refund
• No show: No refund