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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Reviews

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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

This was without doubt the best cooking class ever. Gina met us and walked us to the tavern where the amazing Maria gave us ideas hints and hands on instructions to cooking many dishes, pastries, dips, salads etc. Maria was positive, encouraging and we all had a ball. Then we had to eat it all. So much food, plenty of wine and great entertainment as well as helpful cooking tips. Way too much food - ate leftovers for next few days. Thanks Maria

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Such a fantastic experience! Definitely a must-do for food lovers in Athens. We loved the cozy, traditional feel of the taverna, the friendly staff and of course the amazing food that we had the chance to cook and taste.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

The cooking class was great. Maria, the cook, was quite good and taught both to the neophyte and to the experienced cook. We prepared local food which is easy to prepare at home. Maria answered all our questions about preparing meals even those not related to the dinner at hand. The evening began at 5:30 and ended way after 10:00. Wonderful evening.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

We had a great time, ate tooooo much wonderful food, learned lots about Greek cooking and met some fun people. A great way to spend an evening in Athens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

The Greek Cooking Class with Maria was one of the highlights of our trip to Athens. My wife and I had the best time and Maria was a wonderful host and excellent instructor. The tavern is a lovely environment and all were there to serve and make sure you have a great time...and we did. As a group, we made mini eggplant pies, feta cheese salad, authentic Greek tzatziki, and rolled our own dolmadakia using grape leaves. Eggplant salad was next and then we prepared an excellent Greek salad to finally top it off with a delicious lamb dish. Our group was very engaged in helping prepare all the ingredients, mixing, chopping, kneading, and then enjoying the fruits of our labor at a large table with delicious beverages. Through each step in making the dishes, Maria not explains the process but also some of the history of the dish and why it is so special to the Greek community. Don't worry about remembering the details since she gives each guest a pamphlet that outlines the ingredients and cooking instructions. It was an exceptional evening with Maria and her team.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Lovely taverna with a beautiful host to match! Go hungry as there's plenty of food to be eaten!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Lovely taverna with a beautiful host to match! Go hungry as there's plenty of food to be eaten!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

This experience is awesome and well worth it. When we first got there I thought we'd made a big mistake, considering it was a dozen middle aged women, my wife, and me - the only guy. But I quickly found myself really enjoying Maria (the host) and all the delicious food we sampled, cooked and ate together. It's a fresh, authentic Greek meal and you learn a lot about the culture too. You also get to drink as much wine as you can consume so let's just say we left feeling great and very full. Lots of fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

The chef made the food come to life, I learn a lot and even better I left the class very full!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Just had the best time at a cooking class in Athens and if you ever venture here you must sign up. Maria, the teacher owns this cool place behind a church nearly 100 years old called Taverna Klimataria and Maria has such warmth, passion and love of Greek food and then you cook, eat, and eat and drink and stay from 6 PM to 1 AM dancing and drinking with the locals. We started our class early, Locals usually don't start Dinner until 10 PM and will stay till past 3AM, we left early and I still felt like Dionysus and completely exhausted.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

I'm sorry I can only give five stars for this experience. I would like to give ten. It was so amazing. A ten course meal was so much more than what we expected. Maria was amazing. This is by far the best experience I've had in all my travels around the world, and I've been to a lot of places. Please please please treat yourself with this experience even if you aren't a cook, the food and wine is worth every penny and more. The only thing I would say is, make sure you take a cab afterwards, the neighborhood is a bit questionable at best.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Wonderful fun, great atmosphere, only change was I would have had some food and drink ready at the beginning since folks were already hungry.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Maria was an awesome teacher! I learned tons new recipes that are simple but tasty! I love the hands on experience. Recommend to all!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed this cooking class. Maria was very personable and informative. We would highly recommend the class.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

We loved our Greek Cooking Class at the Klimataria Tavern in Athens, and recommend it to everybody! Maria, the owner, is vibrant and had soooo much history and secrets to share. It ended up to be a 5 hour experience with lots of good food and drinks and a really good time with 2 other families. Everybody had an opportunity to participate - we learned to prepare several different recipes. I've allready prepared the lamb/potato dish and eggplant salad (my favourites) for my family at home, and they loved it!

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