Athens

Athens 4-Hour Cooking Class with Central Market Visit

Athens, Greece
Traditional Greek Cooking Class
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Immerse yourself in the culinary history and practices of Greece during this half-day traditional cooking class in Athens. Tour Athens' Central Food Market to purchase produce, then head back to the kitchen with your guide to prepare dishes using the local, fresh ingredients. Learn along with a small group of just 15 people, which ensures an intimate atmosphere and dedicated attention from your guide.
  • Learn to cook Greek food from a local chef
  • Visit the Central Market and another off-the-beaten-path shopping destination
  • Small group ensures personalized attention
  • Glass of wine or soft drink included

Sample Menu

Starter

Tzatziki

Creamy Greek yoghurt dip infused with garlic and cucumber

Starter

Spanakotiropita

Spirals of phyllo stuffed with feta, spinach and fresh herbs

Main

Dolmades

Tasty little parcels of rice and herbs rolled up in vine leaves. Meat lovers can add some beef to the mix.

Main

Imam Baildi

A delicious meal of roasted eggplant topped with a Mediterranean sweet and sour sauce, completed with feta cheese.

Dessert

Portokalopita

Sticky orange pie made from shredded phyllo, orange zest and cinnamon.

What's Included

  • A walk through the market with the cook
  • All ingredients
  • Water, a serving of wine and a shot of local liquor
  • Recipes to create the dishes at home
  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Athinas 36, Athina 105 51, Greece

    Head on up to the first floor of the building, there are signs that will lead you up to the studio.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • There is 30 minutes of walking on the market walk so please wear comfortable footwear and clothing that is weather-appropriate.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Operated by The Greek Kitchen

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:I am a vegetarian / I have allergies / I am gluten or lacto free.

A:Just let us know any dietary requirements in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

Jul 2019

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Christina_S
The host made this experience so much fun and throughout the workshop, he made sure we each contributed in all of the cooking. The market tour was the only thing that wasn't that enjoyable, especially the meat markets for vegetarians. All of the food we made was delicious and included a lot more dishes than we expected. Definitely recommend this workshop if you're spending time in Athens.

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Interactive Fun experience
DawnBoone, Apr 2024
The trip to the market, Visia our instructor for the day was fun, engaging and kept it lively!! It was well worth the money!! Book the class!!! ❤️
Food and Fun
Louise_R, Apr 2024
Awesome. Nice way to meet people, share good food and have a great memory. Left me wanting to learn more about Greek foods.
Great learning experience
Franco_G, Apr 2024
My daughter and I had a fantastic experience and really enjoyed learning to cook some amazing Greek food and hear about Greek culture and meet some interesting people travelling and living in Athens. Couldn’t recommend it any more highly.
Such a memorable experience
Sarah_S, Apr 2024
Our experience with The Greek Kitchen was amazing. Wonderful menu and great kitchen tips. My husband, who was initially skeptical and only agreed because “Happy wife - happy life” throughly enjoyed himself. He said it was a great balance to all the nonstop sightseeing. Also the food was incredible. Thank you so much for the lovely time!
Amazing time worth the money
Lu_J, Apr 2024
Great experience! It was a much smaller group and got to visit a local market, our host was knowledgeable and very funny. The food we made was amazing and everything taste fresh. Very professional, the kitchen assistant is amazing doing a lot of the behind the scene work. Very clean and organized we started on time and ended right on time, highly recommend
Great food and a hysterical host
dawnk107, Mar 2024
We had an absolute blast at our cooking class. Our host, Vasia, was so much fun. She has a wonderful, warm personality and a great sense of humor. The food was fantastic. I would do this again because it was such a fun experience. Highly recommend.
Delicious and memorable Greek experience
Christina_S, Mar 2024
The host made this experience so much fun and throughout the workshop, he made sure we each contributed in all of the cooking. The market tour was the only thing that wasn't that enjoyable, especially the meat markets for vegetarians. All of the food we made was delicious and included a lot more dishes than we expected. Definitely recommend this workshop if you're spending time in Athens.
A Total Blast!
Suzanne_W, Mar 2024
It was a very enjoyable experience and atmosphere. Vasia is a very warm, welcoming host and enthusiast of Greek Cooking. We had a blast spending time at the school. I would recommend this experience to anyone. I especially loved how everyone contributed to the experience. Would recommend to anyone!
Great experience
Amanda_R, Mar 2024
This was such a great and intimate experience. We stumbled on this our last day and it was great. We cooked and ate great food while learning about the culture. Met great people too!
Nice time in a special experience
Ziva_R, Mar 2024
Had very nice time, preparing traditional Greek food in easy level. Delicious taste and very nice service of the cook Vasia.
Chef on Chef!
Steven_W, Feb 2024
The entire class was amazing. Probably the walk through the daily market was my highlight. The amazing amount of fresh prepared foods was astonishing! I am a trained chef and could not have done a better job with the food preparation and taste! We had a full class, I believe 16 of us participated in the preparation of our meal. The meal started off with the preparation of traditional grape leaves, an incredible eggplant & beef dish, authentic tzatziki with pita, a twist on spanakopita and summed up with orange pie, just incredible!
Such a fun yummy class!
Dawn_B, Feb 2024
This class such a fun time! The food was fantastic & the teachers were hilarious and informative. What a great was to spend the afternoon!
Great experience and the...
Alison_C, Jan 2024
Great experience and the food was delicious! The guide was able to share a lot of details and stories, so we learned a lot about the food and culture.
Delicious Greek Cooking class
RAJUL_M, Jan 2024
This cooking class was fun with easy and delicious recipes, an interesting market tour and Vasia our instructor made it a fun experience with hands on cooking and tips and plenty of food and wine to share later I wish we could have been given recipe printouts to make notes as the recipes differ from what’s available on the website
Though a small class of...
Jeff_L, Dec 2023
Though a small class of only two, our instructor was upbeat throughout. I do not want to write any more words. My first sentence should have been sufficient. Viator's desperate need for evaluation is the singular negative interaction for the entire experience.
Great instructor and delicious food
Kara_M, Dec 2023
We had so much fun learning how to make Greek dishes! Vasia was wonderful…she made cooking very approachable and easy to follow.
It was an AMAZING experience!
Indira_A, Nov 2023
Everything was great, a must have on your to-do list for Athens! So much fun and the food was GREAT!
Greek lessons learned
Anne_H, Nov 2023
I would absolutely recommend this to anyone. Regardless of your cooking level, Thanos offered the basics all the way up to gourmet level tips. He was welcoming and involved everyone in the process. At the end, he asked for questions on any topic relating to Greece and he was inundated with questions, all about Greek. I would take the class again, there is so much to learn.
Nice sharing moment around food and greek culture
Loc_H, Nov 2023
Nice tour inside the market. Many receipes made by ourselves wirh the help of the chef (she doesn't want to be called chef but I don't remember her name, sorry). Very good and tasty. We had a great moment there !
Best cooking class in Athens
Regina_A, Nov 2023
This is one of the best cooking classes I have ever attended. The cooking class instructor was knowledgeable about the dishes and provided great conversation while cooking. I highly recommend.
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