Athens

Greek Small-Group Athens Cooking Class & Dinner

Badge of ExcellenceAthens, Greece
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

There’s no better souvenir to bring back from your Athens vacation than the gift of Greek cuisine. Get to grips with seasonally changing classics like tzatziki, roast lamb, stuffed vine leaves, and flaky spinach pie on this half-day cooking course in a central Athens taverna. Once you’re done, sit down and savor the fruits of your labor, accompanied with a glass of wine, beer, or soft drink—and Acropolis views.
  • Greek cooking class at an enchanting taverna in Athens city center
  • Hone your cooking skills under the watchful eye of a local chef
  • Prepare authentic Greek starters, salad, main course, and dessert
  • Sit down and relax as you enjoy your Greek feast in the taverna

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Learn how to make Greek food and then taste your creations in a restaurant with a beautiful view.

Sample Menu

Starter

Horiatiki

Greek Salad

Starter

Spanakotiropita

Cheese-spinach pie

Starter

Dolmadakia (gialantzi)* with vine leaves

Starter

Tzatziki Dip

Main

Roasted lamb with potatoes

Dessert

Yogurt dessert

What's Included

  • Cooking instructor
  • Dinner (starters, main course and dessert)
  • One glass of wine or one beer (or soft drink)
  • A complimentary copy of the recipes cooked
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • Drinks (you may order extra drinks which you will have to pay for afterwards)
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Apostolou Pavlou 27, Athina 118 51, Greece

    You will meet your cooking instructor at Hill Athens Restaurant, 27 Apostolou Pavlou str. Apostolou Pavlou street starts from Thissio metro station, with direction towards the Acropolis.

Start time

04:30 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Taste the local flavors of Greece during this half-day small-group cooking class in Athens.

Your cooking class is run by an experienced and passionate instructor who demonstrates traditional family Greek cooking.

Under the instructor’s watchful eye, prepare an authentic Greek feast. Menus vary seasonally and according to what’s good in the market, but you’ll typically prepare several starters, a main dish, a salad, and dessert.

Then sit down with fellow food-lovers to enjoy your 3-course dinner, washed down with a glass of wine, beer, or soda, as you look across to the Acropolis. Extra drinks are available to purchase from the restaurant should you wish.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not recommended for children aged 9 and under; children should always be supervised by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Beth_R
Stella was absolutely amazing! She made this class so much fun. There were two of us "solo" travelers and a sweet family with two daughters (elementary and middle school) in our class, and Stella found a way to directly include the girls in the cooking experience with the adults. The food was awesome! I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone--whether you have a lot of cooking experience or not. You'll love it!

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Lucia was great and the...
MARILI_K, Apr 2024
Lucia was great and the whole experience was really fun! We made 7 courses very easily under her instructions. Great view of the hotel!
Best meal of the trip, hands down
Vanessa_P, Mar 2024
We visited Athens in shoulder-season, so this event ended up being a private class for our family of four. Our instructor, Estella, was knowledgeable about food and culture. She did a great job making this an interactive experience for everyone including our 9 and 12 yo sons. Everyone was interested in getting involved and excited to try all the food they had prepared. The restaurant staff were welcoming and helpful. It was a great evening.
Best Cooking Class!
Corey_B, Mar 2024
We had the best hostess and group of people to cook with. The food was cooked family style and it was good to learn how to cook Greek food! We met so many amazing people and afterwards we got to eat what we prepared. Stella was amazing, the food was excellent and I recommend this 100%
Yum
Nia_H, Mar 2024
Loukia our cooking instructor was delightful. She explained everything really well and ensured we were all involved in the process. We made 7 dishes and got to enjoy them for dinner afterwards. The Hill Restaurant where the class was held had a full view of the Acropolis and Lycanettus Hill. Definitely recommend if you are after a different experience
Best experience yet!
Jean_S, Mar 2024
This was a wonderful experience. We enjoyed it very much. Our cooking coach was amazing. She was patient and the food was devine. The company was great.
Cooking with a view
Tiffany_C, Mar 2024
What a great instructor. We had so much fun making lovely food. We made great friends as well. The view was amazing. We had dinner on the third floor where we were served. It was a great night highly recommend. My 12 son also recommends.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Dear Tiffany, Your review is the perfect recipe for a smile! We're so glad you had a fantastic time in our Athens Cooking Lesson. Hearing you all had fun whipping up delicious food together warms our hearts. Making new friends while enjoying stunning views and a delightful meal on the terrace – that's exactly the experience we strive for! And the fact that your 12-year-old son also enjoyed it means we must have struck a perfect balance. Thank you so much for recommending our cooking class! We'll be sure to share your kind words with our amazing instructor. We hope to welcome you back for another culinary adventure in Athens someday!
An American Thanksgiving Meal in Greece!
Beth_R, Mar 2024
Stella was absolutely amazing! She made this class so much fun. There were two of us "solo" travelers and a sweet family with two daughters (elementary and middle school) in our class, and Stella found a way to directly include the girls in the cooking experience with the adults. The food was awesome! I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone--whether you have a lot of cooking experience or not. You'll love it!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Dear Beth, Thank you for your fantastic review of our Greek Small-Group Athens Cooking Class & Dinner! We're so glad you enjoyed it. Stella is a true gem, and we're thrilled to hear she made the class fun and engaging for everyone. Her ability to create a welcoming and inclusive environment is a true gift! It's also wonderful to hear that the food was delicious and that you'd recommend this experience to anyone, regardless of their cooking experience. We appreciate your kind words about Stella and the class. We strive to create top experiences for our guests, and your review lets us know we're on the right track. Thank you again for choosing us!
Stella was amazing and...
Valentina_I, Feb 2024
Stella was amazing and very passionate and patient throougout the class, she shared many good tips too!
Greece Trip 2022
Shelley_L, Feb 2024
Amazing experience!! Learning how to make one of my favourite Greek dishes Spanakopita!! whilst having a few glasses of wine. The surroundings, experience and company was 10/10
This is a MUST do activity!
Wendi_V, Jan 2024
Oh! This was wonderful. Stella our teacher was great - informative, fun, and easy to understand. (Her English is great!) we so enjoyed the food, restaurant and new friends to share it with. I want to do it all over again!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Dear Wendi, We are incredibly grateful for your kind words and for choosing Athens Walking Tours to embark on this culinary adventure! Your review fills us with immense pride since we carefully select our cooking instructors not just for their culinary mastery, but also for their ability to foster a warm and engaging environment. This is truly the essence of what we strive to achieve with our cooking classes. It's more than just learning recipes; it's about immersing yourself in the culture, creating lasting memories, and bonding over a shared love for food. We warmly invite you to return and explore other facets of Athenian culture through our diverse range of tours and experiences! Until we meet again!
An absolute must! The experience was well worth it.
Christina_K, Dec 2023
It was very well organized, entertaining and informative. Easy to follow instructions and follow along. The interaction was great! Not only did we learn about Greek culture, we experienced Greek food! Great menu and accommodation was made for those with food specific diets. Would love to do it again with a different menu.
Time Well Spent
betkers, Nov 2023
When they say small group, it was a small, just my wife and I. Niki took the time to teach us the in and out of Greek cooking. Time flew by, and before u knew it, it was eating time. Niki was fantastic and I would recommend this cooking class for everyone
Book this instead of a food tour
Mary_J, Nov 2023
This was such a great experience. We debated between a food tour and this class. Glad we chose the class. The instructor was excellent and the meals picked were traditional Greek cuisine.
10/10 recommend
Adam_C, Nov 2023
Truly a great way to immerse yourself in Greek culture! Our chief was knowledgeable and passionate about this class. My only complaint is this was more a preparing class rather than cooking. The food came out amazing!
Amazing Experience and a delicious meal to boot!
Shelley_H, Nov 2023
We weren't sure what to expect as our family had never done a cooking class before but we had a wonderful, fun time. Stella was amazing, charming, and very knowledgable and we loved the stories she added about Greek life and her Grandma and Grandpa. We would highly recommend this to foodies and non-foodies (like us!).
Great experience
Mehdi_S, Nov 2023
This was a great hands on experience learning Greek cuisine. We had an amazing instructor, Estella, who wend above and beyond. I enjoyed all the food preparation steps. Our 7 course meal was almost perfect. I personally liked all courses apart from the dolmadakia as unfortunately it wasn't properly cooked. Apart from that, roasted lamb, zucchini balls, tzatziki and spinach pie were all very good and delicious. So, it was a great experience and the only reason I give it 4 not 5 star is that food wasn't served so well. We were left by our own and all the food was brought to the table at same time. Main course was cold before finishing the starter and there was a tiny plate for eating everything. It's a shame that this great experience didn't have a better ending.
Fun and exciting
peterc_V, Oct 2023
We actually made a fabulous meal, with instruction and laughed the entire time. Stella was great at keeping everything fun and everyone involved. She was passionate and the perfect person as she loves what she does. This was the highlight of a three week trip.
Last minute booking - TOTAL GEM!
Daniel_E, Oct 2023
My friends and I were traveling on a cruise together and had planned for other excursions. However, we got into Greece and it was Oxi Day, and excursions were cancelled. We found this experience within 24 hours, booked, and would FULLY recommend that you try it! A 7-course meal, fully prepared by you and your friends, and under the watchful eye of a great instructor; we had Stella! LOVED HER!!
Highly recommended! Lots of food and fun!
Darrel_S, Oct 2023
Scenic location, wonderful instructor, delicious food, interesting and fun people. We had a great time! We will definitely use these recipes when we return home
Niki was awesome as our...
Berry_C, Oct 2023
Niki was awesome as our guide to Greek cuisine. Highly recommend! Getting to eat a fine meal that we prepared ourselves was the bonus!
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