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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. 

Highlights

  • 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

Susan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fofi the teacher was great- passionate about real Greek cooking and ingredients, she was inspirational. She made sure the children in the group of 14 were included and happy. We ate the many dishes we helped to create - well tried to eat, there was a lot! My advice is to go to the class very hungry!

Liz B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great cooking class!

Lorna H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Really great experience. I would highly recommend it to any age group. Fofi is unbelievably friendly and makes the class very easy and fun!

Timothy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I had a brilliant experience at the Greek Cooking Class in Athens Tavern, loved the company, and to prepare and eat your own food, new experience for me.

Imani A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Tina G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a really fun and delicious evening. The instructor was really fun and the food was amazing. I also really enjoyed meeting and spending the evening th the other participants. The atmosphere of the tavern was also relaxing.

Lisa T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Caylyn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This class is so wonderful, and Eva the instructor is fantastic. We got recipes of all the dishes we prepared to bring home. The dishes we prepared were things that Eva cooks for her own family, and they were all things I definitely see preparing again. I highly recommend this class to anyone who likes cooking and wants to learn about Greek culture and cuisine. It's a lot of fun.

Caroline M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The cooking class was one of our favorite things we did while in Greece! Hands down the best food we ate all week. Thank you for such a wonderful experience!

Lindsey S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was such a fun experience! Eva was so much fun to learn from, very knowledgeable, and the food was fantastic! Would highly recommend.

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