Athens: Food Market Walk, Cooking Class, and Lunch

Athens: Food Market Walk, Cooking Class, and Lunch

From £79.70 per person

This is a truly hands-on cooking experience combined with a fun dinner party environment. You will have Greek coffee in the morning, take a walk to the Athens Market to choose fresh ingredients for our recipes, and enjoy your meal with Greek wine.

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Duration 4 hours
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English, Greek
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Surprise handmade appetizer to get you in the cooking mood
  • Fresh and delicious seasonal ingredients. Our class size enables us to teach in a totally hands-on fashion. Each class includes a four-course meal.
  • Delicious recipes and culinary tips
  • Sample a Mastich liquor, Greek yogurt and honey
  • Learn about the art of cooking Greek meals, from the very first cut to the very last taste
Full description
Onion Athens is a place where learning to cook traditional four-course Greek recipes takes a different approach. The focus is on learning by doing, using what you have, what’s in season, and most importantly, by following true, traditional recipes the way Greek mothers and grandmothers did in times gone by. This is truly a hands-on cooking experience combined with a fun dinner party environment - just like getting an invitation from a local Greek friend! You will have a Greek coffee with lukumi with friends in the morning and take a quick walk around Monastiraki area, before heading to the Athens Central Market to choose fresh ingredients. You will then be greeted with ouzo and meze, and enjoy the meal you cooked with great Greek wine, and, of course, the sounds of Greek music. The small class size means it is a truly hands-on event, and means you get to cook and eat each and every item. Each class includes a four course meal, ouzo and wine, and  meal will close with a Mastich liquor and Greek yogurt and honey.
  • Visit to the Athens Central Market
  • Hands-on, four-course, traditional Greek meal preparation
  • Recipes and culinary tips
  • Meal with Greek wine
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Onion Athens is located at Kolokotroni Street in the heart of historic Athens center, between Syntagma and Monastiraki squares.
  • Onion Athens space has been designed with care to feel more like a home than a cooking school. A classic apartment, on the fourth floor of a renovated 1930’s Athenian building, the studio creates an inspiring, welcoming and warm environment, perfect to cook and dine.
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We had done a cooking class in another part of Greece earlier in our trip, and we were really looking forward to this one. It did not disappoint! Our hostess was friendly and down to earth, and we enjoyed both her teachings and our conversations with her. The visit to the market was really interesting, and we got to explore a side of Athens we would have missed if not for this class. But learning how to make moussaka was the highlight. We will definitely put that lesson to use from time to time at home.

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23 October 2020

Easily one of the best cultural experiences in all of Athens!!!

Our host, Mariefi, skillful, intelligent, beautiful, informative & friendly gave us a culinary experience we will never forget. Mariefi makes cooking exciting and fun even for a novice like myself. She encourages and empowers... both characteristics of a wonderful instructor! Mariefi makes you feel at home the second you walk into her beautiful kitchen... she makes the marketplace an exciting adventure... and then makes it easy for you to prepare the most delicious Greek menu! Thank you, Mariefi... we will always remember you and the truly magnificent experience we had at Onions Athens! God bless you, Dennis & Carrie (Canada)

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22 June 2019

It was a perfect day and absolutely a must when in Athens. So many interesting informations, a whole menu in a relaxed athmosphere and goog recommandations. Try this course and you will have an unforgettable experience!

22 July 2020

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