Get to know the gastronomical tradition of Greece by cooking Greek recipes in a private, authentic place in downtown Athens. Team up with a trained chef to uncover the flavor combinations and cooking techniques that give Greek cuisine its delicious character. Shop for ingredients amid the local vendors and produce-packed stalls of Athens' Central Market and then head to the kitchen to whip up a tasty lunch!
What you can expect
It's no secret that the Greek cuisine is one of the best worldwide! The reason? What else but the rich and fertile Greek land which provides us with the freshest and purest ingredients during all seasons. Greek Ambrosia is not a simple cooking demonstration, but a complete culinary experience with you at its very heart! Are you ready for an entertaining journey to the world of Greek gastronomy?
Your Greek Ambrosia experience kicks off with a tour in the Athenian heaven for gastronomic geeks: the Central Market of Athens (Varvakeios). Get the true feeling of the Greek land and all of its riches, while wandering among colorful stalls filled with fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, fish, meat and all kinds of the freshest food that Greece can offer. Pluck ingredients and get your five senses into a game full of color and flavor!
Packed up with Greek goodies, walk your way to a historic traditional restaurant where your adventure will reach its peak. In a specially designed private space, go behind the scenes to explore the earthly magic of the Greek kitchen and warm up with a shot of raki, right before you engage yourself in a hands-on Greek cooking class of traditional recipes.
Get your hands dirty and prepare Greek appetizers like tzatziki and cheese pie; make your own authentic Greek salad and work on a specially selected main course always under the guidance of our expert chef. The journey into the world of Greek cuisine ends with lots of pictures and smiles ... and a souvenir scroll with all the recipes you have prepared yourself, our gift to you!
Why book this tour?
- A fun-filled Greek cooking lesson in a comfortable & private venue in downtown Athens.
- An intriguing walk in Athens Central Market where you will discover the originality of local trade.
- Our food expert who will be right there with you, ready to introduce you to the variety & wealth of the local fresh produce.
- Not a simple cooking demonstration - Prepare to get your hands dirty & do much more than just listen!
- A mouthwatering Greek meal, prepared by you, which you will enjoy with the company of house wine & friends from around the world.
- Available daily as a Private Tour
Private Greek Cooking Class with Trip to Market
My friend and I booked the Greek cooking class it was amazing. We met Marina at the hotel lobby, as we stayed across from the market. She intoduced us to a small local lunch spot with barrel wine and showed us many reputable shops for cheese, olives, wine and meats we picked up the ingredients for lunch and then went to her flat to cook. The food was fresh and delicious. We had arranged the menu in advance, and she adapted to our taste as we wanted something diffrent. Highly recommend this tour.
Visited: July 2017
Best Greek cooking class ever
After reading all the great reviews about Greeking.me on Trip Advisor- I decided to book my private Greek cooking class through them while on vacation in Athens. Nikos was so wonderful - helping me book my class --- helping design a menu that I would actually come home and cook again- attended to every detail- wanting it to be a great experience for me. Nikos set me up with Marina--- and WOW- what can I say? It was a wonderful day in the kitchen with Marina learning about Greek culture and customs.
She was so prepared- so organized- and so eager to share- as well as explain the cooking customs of Greece. This was definitely a highlight of my time in Athens. I would highly recommend this to anyone who has an interest in cooking. Nikos and Marina- you are the best! Thank you so much! Debi Schoen. New Orleans
Visited: July 2017
Children's Greek Cooking Class!
This was a great experience for my seven-year-old daughter and me. We booked a private cooking class as it was low season and there weren't any group classes available. This turned out to be a great investment as it was the highlight of an overall wonderful trip to Athens. Marina met us at the market where we had a brief tour before heading to her apartment to cook. My daughter loves to cook, but is a picky eater. Greeking.me gave this information to Marina, who put a lot of thought into what we could prepare that my daughter would actually eat. We learned a lot about preparing Greek food, and my daughter was given a lot of tasks that she could execute at her skill level. Marina was great with my daughter and overall an excellent hostess. I highly recommend Marina and was quite pleased with the overall service from Greeking.me.
Visited: May 2017
Wonderful Tour and Cooking Class
We had a wonderful tour and cooking class with Marina. The walk through the market area of Athens was so informative to both of us: one visitor and one resident in Athens. We not only discovered shops and hidden gems but learned many interesting things about the local foods and customs. Marina is very well informed and never rushed us. After the tour, we had a lovely cooking lesson and lunch. I would definitely recommend this tour to any visitors in Athens. Don't miss it!
Market tour and cooking class were outstanding!
My guide/cooking instructor Marina was excellent. She took me around the central market in Athens pointing out different culinary highlights (i.e. Where the best chefs in Athens buy their fish, where to buy great quality Greek herbs). Then we went to her lovely apartment where she showed me how to make and roll out dough and then fill it with sautéed spinach and other vegetables to make a delicious Greek spinach pie. We made tzatziki, Greek salad and for dessert, yogurt with two different specialty artisanal honeys. All the while, Marina had interesting tips on Greek cooking and places to find great eats in Athens. A thoroughly great day!