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Tour code: 2906COOKING
Learn the secrets behind your favorite Greek dishes with this 3-hour cooking class in Athens. Led by an expert instructor, step inside a traditional tavern, sip on a glass of raki and try your hand at four starters and one main course, using fresh, local ingredients. Then sit down to savor the fruits of your labor with your fellow chefs. Numbers are limited to 14 to keep the experience as intimate as possible. 


  • 3-hour Greek cooking class at an enchanting taverna in the city center
  • Enjoy a glass of raki and learn about traditional family cooking in Greece
  • Hone your cooking skills under the watchful eye of a local chef
  • Prepare four authentic Greek starters and one main course
  • Sit down and relax as you enjoy your Greek feast in the taverna
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people provides a personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A fun and yummy way to spend an evening. Get cooking tips from a local chef as you prepare a meal of roasted lamb and eggplant pies with fellow food lovers. Then savor the fruits of your labor!

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What You Can Expect

Greek Cooking Class in an Athens Tavern

Enjoy cooking delicious Greek dishes

Make your own way to central Athens, where you’ll join up with your host and walk over to a traditional Greek taverna. Meet your chef inside and begin the class with a glass of raki (twice-distilled Greek spirit) while chatting with your group mates.

The Greek diet is a classic example of Mediterranean cuisine, based on colorful foods from both land and sea. Dive right into the world of Greek cuisine with your chef, and learn about hearty stews, fresh shellfish and typical flavorings such as cinnamon, oregano and lemon.

Prepare an authentic meal under the guidance of your instructor, creating four appetizers and one main course, with plenty of fresh spices and herbs. While recipes tend to vary, expect to learn local favorites such as Greek salad, tzatziki, melitazanopitakia (eggplant pies) and roasted lamb.

After all of your hard work, sit down with your group to savor each of your dishes. Pair your menu with a complimentary glass of wine or a soft drink and chat with your fellow chefs while you eat. Your cooking class will conclude after the meal.

Customer Reviews

Andrew P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The food and the class were great. Thanks for a fun evening!

Mavis K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Eva was warm and entertaining. There were only 2 of us, but it was a fun and delicious evening. I would do it again!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was definitely a highlight of my vacation. The Instructor was great and the class was really fun. I recommend this for everyone.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent. Would recommend highly. Do prepare that this event takes all evening.

Cindy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The tavern was so lovely and clean with amazing service. Fofi has incredible knowledge she shares about Greece, food traditions and crafty techniques. I wasn't sure about doing this class but my teenagers and I all enjoyed it and met very pleasant fellow Travellers as well. I'm now contemplating signing up for the food tour through the market. Thoroughly satisfactory!

Tressa H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

It was a lot of fun. Made a variety of dishes and then had fun eating them all. Fofi was a great instructor, well organized and a nice setting.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was the highlight of our trip to Athens. Our evening with Fofi and her assistant Xenofontas our server at Diablo Tavern was perfect. We prepared enough food for 10 people and there were only four of us in the class. Xenofontas served this elegant meal to us in the restaurant and then sent us home with the leftovers, which we ate on a picnic the next day. So much fun! And great recipes too! I highly recommend this activity to any visitors to Athens.

Samuel D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This class was tons of fun. Sofia is an amazing instructer, very patient and lighthearted. Her assistant was also a lot fun. We made 5 dishes that were all amazing and easy to follow. I've never had better tasting Tzatziki sauce! I had several glasses of wine and Raki, it was included in the package. The Tavern is called Diavlos, the staff there was also great and fun. Highly recommend this class.

Milagros G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great teacher, lovely food - overall a very welcoming and friendly experience. I highly recommend it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

A great time with fun people.

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