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Athens: 4-Hour Cooking Class with Market Visit

1. Athens: 4-Hour Cooking Class with Market Visit

Discover how to make traditional Greek food on a 4-hour cooking class, including a tour of a local market. Start your day at meeting point, where you’ll meet the chef. Then head to the market to pick up some ingredients and discover hidden places to eat, drink, and shop in the area. Your cook will show you some of the more interesting and unique products on offer, and give you tips on how to use them. Back at the cooking studio, you’ll be shown how to prepare the food and enjoy a hands-on experience making various dishes yourself. The course has been designed to be simple enough for any cook, no matter the skill level.  When the cooking class is over, you can sit down with your classmates and chef to taste what you have created. Wine and soft drinks are served with the meal. Your cook will also give you access to our recipes, so that you'll be able to make these dishes again at home.

Athens: Greek Cooking Lesson & 3-Course Dinner

2. Athens: Greek Cooking Lesson & 3-Course Dinner

Discover the local culture through gastronomy! You will learn how to cook traditional Greek dishes with the aid of an experienced Cooking instructor and the complicity of a small group. Get to know the wonderful world of Mediterranean cuisine; the herbs, the fresh vegetables, the choice meats that Greeks always use and learn the basics on how to prepare a full Greek Sunday dinner with easy to follow recipes you can use to impress your guests when you get back home. And the best part - at the end of the course, after you have successfully prepared a meal fit for a king under the guidance of your cooking instructor - is enjoying the meal you have helped to prepare with a glass of wine! Menus will vary according to season and available fresh produces in local markets, but they usually consist of 3-4 starters/salads and a main course.

Athens: Greek Cooking Class & Dinner on a Rooftop

3. Athens: Greek Cooking Class & Dinner on a Rooftop

Make your own way to the starting point in the flea market neighborhood of Monastiraki, located in the heart of Athens Old Town. Meet your tour host in the area’s central square, and then walk to a beloved downtown bakery. Head inside to meet your instructor — an experienced local chef — and begin with an overview of the dishes you’ll be creating during your class as well as an introduction to the tantalizing world of Greek cuisine. Then, set to work preparing and cooking a traditional 3-course meal with the chef close by to show you the correct techniques. Dishes vary, but typically include Greek delights like tzatziki, galaktompoureko (creamy custard pie), and spinach phyllo pastries. After your class, head up onto the bakery’s roof and sit down with the rest of your small group to enjoy the food that you and your fellow foodies have cooked. While you eat, relax with a glass of red or white wine, and admire the unparalleled views of the city, topped by the majestic Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Athens: Greek Cooking Class with Dinner and Wine

4. Athens: Greek Cooking Class with Dinner and Wine

Learn how to prepare 4 classic Greek recipes of home-cooked food using fresh ingredients bought from selected producers and artisans of Greece. Get step-by-step instructions at the hands-on class and hear stories about the recipes you will prepare. Feel free to add your own flavors to create a dish unique to you! Everyone will then sit down and have dinner together while tasting 3 different Greek wine varieties. Your hosts will talk more about Greek wines and the Greek terroire.

Athens: Food Market Walk, Cooking Class, and Lunch

5. Athens: Food Market Walk, Cooking Class, and Lunch

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.

Athens: Walking Meze Cooking Course

6. Athens: Walking Meze Cooking Course

Experience the perfect way to gain a hands-on experience of Greece’s elaborate and healthy cuisine. Your tour will start with a relaxed private walk, encompassing some of the most important landmarks of the city coupled with interesting and fun information. After you have received a taste of what Athens is like and have built up a healthy appetite, it will be time to taste some authentic Greek nibbles (meze) prepared by you, with the help of an expert chef. You will participate in every stage of the production, from preparation to plating, after which you will enjoy the fruits of your labor — with lovely company and a glass of fine Greek wine. You will retreat to a private and comfortable setting in the center of Athens. It will be here that a professional insider chef will talk you through the basics of Greek cuisine, and assist you with preparing some typical Greek recipes.


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What people are saying about Attica

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 140 reviews

One of our best activities in Athens! It was such fun to walk through the market and learn about the different meats, fish, vegetables, olives, etc. Then to cook authentic Greek recipes was a real treat--we are now so inspired to try them at home. Our chefs were exceptional--answered any questions, made us laugh, inspired us, taught us. My daughter is gluten and dairy free, and they readily catered to her: modifying the recipes to accommodate us. And they did it with seemingly no effort.

It was an amazing tour of the market. The class was fun, varied, very interesting and entertaining. It was a pleasure to ‘break bread’ with a diverse small group of people from all over the world. The cooking experience was enough of a challenge enticing us to prepare more Greek dishes in the future. Thank you for a memorable adventure in the realm of Grecian cuisine.

Our family, including 3 college-aged students, participated. Lots of fun, one of our highlights while in Athens. Instructors were great, even our non-cooks in the family really enjoyed.

Sophia’s energy and love for food helped us prepare a meal that we never dreamed we could create. It was a wonderful evening and we can recommend it to everyone.

Had a wonderful time and our teacher/guide was amazing. Loved the dinner, wine and market visit. Highly recommend this activity