Athens Cooking classes

Our most recommended Athens Cooking classes

Athens: Food Market Visit and Cooking Class with Wine

1. Athens: Food Market Visit and Cooking Class with Wine

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

Learn how to make an authentic Greek Moussaka dish and Spanakopita pie during this cooking class in Athens with a local chef. Get an authentic look at Greek cuisine, then head to a rooftop location to take in the views while enjoying your handmade meal. Head to a kitchen that's just a few steps from Monastiraki Square in the funky neighborhood of Psirri. Meet your chef for the day on a rooftop terrace featuring unbeatable views of some of the best sights of Athens. During your call, you'll make two classic traditional pies: spinach pie and milk pie. Greek island-inspired salad with cherry tomatoes aromatized with aged local vinegar and Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce will also be on the menu. Roll up your sleeves and start with your cooking preparations while chatting about Greek and Mediterranean cuisine with the chef. After getting introduced to the day's ingredients, the cooking class officially begins. When the class is finished, take a seat and savor your food together with views of the Acropolis monuments and Parthenon temple lit at night. Finish off your evening taking in the vivid center of Athens overlooking the dome of Aghios Dimitrios Church.

Athens: Guided Greek Cooking Class with Dinner & Wine

4. Athens: Guided Greek Cooking Class with Dinner & Wine

Immerse yourself in the world of Greek cuisine with our 1,5 h. hands-on cooking lesson. Indulge in a traditional Greek meal created by you and your loved ones, under the guidance of a cooking instructor. Meet your local cook at her restaurant, located in a charming neighbourhood of Athens. Enjoy a glass of Greek wine, while you are introduced to the menu of your Greek cooking class. Follow our passionate cook while she shares with you family recipes and cooking traditions from all around Greece. Take advantage of the seasonal, locally grown produce of top quality, and create traditional pork gyros in pita wrap, delicious salads and appetising dips. [Important note: If you don't eat pork or have any other dietary restrictions, please let us know beforehand. The menu is standard, so if sth is asked last minute there is an extra charge for it].

Athens Greek Cooking Class at local home & Market Shopping

5. Athens Greek Cooking Class at local home & Market Shopping

After meeting up with your local culinary instructor at Ampelokipi metro station, (3 metro stops from Syntagma on the blue line). You will make your way to a local street market where you will buy healthy fresh food to use in your cooking class. You will then enjoy a stroll through some of Ampelokipo's neighbourhood streets whilst heading to your Anna's home. Then, using her well-equipped kitchen, you will prepare a 5-course meal of some of her grandma's delicious recipes such as tzatziki or fava (tasty appetisers), bean salad, or perhaps a Greek or green salad, 'gemista' (vegetables stuffed with rice and herbs, or with meat and rice in lemon sauce), lamb, meatballs or fish depending on your preferences. After you have finished cooking, you will then enjoy your Greek feast paired with the local wine. •private guided tour of a local market to purchase fresh seasonal ingredients •stroll through the residential streets of the central area of Ampelokipoi •demonstration on how to prepare a 5-course meal of homemade dishes •tips and advice on long-established cooking techniques •personalised experience in a small group (up to 6 people), private or semi private groups

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What people are saying about Athens

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 140 reviews

Amazing! Thanos, our culinary guide, met us at the cooking school and took us through the market. He is extremely knowledgable and shares his knowledge in a fun and interesting manner. Afterwards we retuned to the school where we talked, chopped, peeled, cooked and drank, while listening to wonderful Greek music and hearing stories of the history and origins of the food we were preparing from our wonderful guide. We then sat down to eat what we made - which was delicious, raise a toast with traditional spirits, and enjoy each others company. We were a group of 7 family members and there were 3 others. All ages and different nationalities. We all had a great time and I would highly recommend this activity. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the culture, learn some history of the cuisine and have a fun time doing it!

We had a fantastic cooking class with Chef Fotis Paravas. My husband and I were the only two who had booked the 11AM class and since we were not able to reschedule the class was held as booked and turned out to be a private class. In addition to the wonderful recipes we prepared we also were given many tips & techniques to use. After enjoying the delicious food we prepared in the rooftop restaurant we were given a bag of extra goodies from our class which we enjoyed back at our hotel later on. Highly recommend this class.

This was a fun activity with Vassia, who was an entertainer. The food was easy to prepare with clear instructions and recipes available online. We’ve already tested the recipes for our own Greek feast!

Fantastic experience - the location & view were wonderful, the food was delicious and the instructor was both knowledgeable and fun! I highly recommend this experience while in Athens!

Awesome experience! The chef was entertaining, knowledgeable and engaging. We learned new techniques and the food we made was delicious. Overall, we had a wonderful time.