4 Days Cooking Holidays in Athens, Greece

4 Days Cooking Holidays in Athens, Greece

  • Athens, Attica, Greece

Cooking Vacations in Greece

Join a once in a lifetime getaway in Athens, one of the most inspirational cities in the world. During this short break, you will discover why this place is a world-class Mediterranean cuisine mecca while visiting its breathtaking attractions. From stepping in the Acropolis to savoring Greek food in an alternative, non-touristic local restaurant or food market, you will find that this city has everything to give you a life-changing experience that will broaden your cultural and gastronomic repertoire.

Highlights

  • Greek food cooking class
  • Taste traditional Greek street food
  • Join an exciting guided tour through Athens
  • Learn the basics about preparing a Greek meal
  • All transportation and transfers included
  • Enjoy daily delicious breakfast
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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During this holiday, you will have the opportunity to stay in a three, four, or five-star hotel in Athens, Greece.

Amalia Hotel Athens, four stars

The Amalia Hotel Athens is located right in the heart of the city. With views to the Greek Parliament and the National Gardens, this hotel makes an ideal destination for both leisure and business travelers. The hotel offers 97 well appointed guest rooms and an executive suite. All rooms have natural light, double glazed windows to eliminate the outside noise, and are fully air-conditioned or heated, depending on the season.

Dorian Inn Hotel, three stars

The Dorian Inn Hotel offers 146 air-conditioned rooms with 30 superior rooms, and a bar-restaurant located on twelfth floor with a marvelous view over the sea and the Acropolis. This hotel offers a great variety of standard single rooms, double, and triple rooms. From the ninth to the tenth floor, it offers superior double rooms and family rooms for an unforgettable stay in Athens.

Golden Age of Athens Hotel, four stars

The Golden Age of Athens Hotel is a unique boutique hotel situated in one of the safest and most accessible areas of Athens. This hotel offers to its visitors a sense of freedom and ease to reach the business center and the cultural heritage of the city.

You can start your day with an American buffet breakfast and Greek corner specialties with fresh and traditional products in the Golden Restaurant. For a gastronomic experience in the Mediterranean, creative cuisine, and gourmet tastes, you can go to Moments Restaurant, or to the Golden Bar for relaxing moments with a coffee or a drink and a carefully chosen music playlist. Room service will always be available as an option for a meal or a drink in the comfort and privacy of your room.

Whether you want to keep up with your regular fitness regimen or unwind with some exercise after a busy day, you will have a gym at your disposal. Additionally, you can relax in the sauna or treat yourself with a relaxing therapeutic massage of your choice.

Herodion Hotel, four stars

Located at the foot of the Acropolis, the Herodion Hotel offers elegantly decorated rooms, a beautiful roof garden with sun lounges, and hot tubs with spectacular views over the city and the Acropolis rock. This place is located just a few steps away from the Acropolis Museum, and the Acropolis Metro Station is within 200 meters from the hotel.

Intercontinental Hotel, five stars

With the image of the Parthenon reflecting in its interior and modern fine art enhancing its public and private spaces, the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel is ideally located just a few steps from the historic center of the city of Athens. With its unique design, this hotel features 543 rooms, 35 event rooms, a ballroom, a premiere restaurant in the tenth floor, a bistro café, an outdoor swimming pool, and a spa.

New Hotel, five stars

Located at 200 meters from the Constitution Square and within a short walking distance from the city’s main attractions, the New Hotel, known before as the Olympic Palace Hotel, is an intriguing 79-room establishment where every public space and floor has been creatively renewed. Its interiors feature an unusual custom-made furniture and handmade fixtures, making guests feel that they live and breathe in a major art installation.

Philippos Hotel, three stars

Located in the heart of Athens, within a five-minute walk to the Acropolis Museum, and 10 minutes away from the Parthenon, this hotel features bright, modern rooms with views to the Acropolis. Other features include a bar-lounge, a café, and a 24-hour business center.

Polis Grand Hotel, four stars

Polis Grand Hotel is a cozy four-star hotel located right in the heart of Athens. With its privileged location, Polis Grand Hotel provides a unique accessibility to the historic sights and attractions of Athens. Since its opening in 1974, the hotel comprises 100 ample and modern rooms, offering supreme quality services and great accommodation to all of its guests.

Day 1: Athens

After your arrival, you will meet one of the tour's assistants who will transfer you to your hotel. Detailed information will be presented to you about all art and music events that will take place in Athens during your stay, as well as a list of non touristic restaurants in order to live a local experience in this city.

In the evening, a tour representative will pick you up at the hotel and will take you to a selected restaurant for a first Greek seafood tasting. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel and spend the night there.

Day 2: Athens

Breakfast will take place in your hotel and will energize you for a walking tour in Athens; the best way to see this city, feel its vibes, and meet locals. You will start the day by climbing the Acropolis hill, where you will enjoy a guided tour to the Parthenon, the Erectheion, and the surrounding monuments for approximately one hour and 30 minutes. Afterwards, you will descend to the Acropolis Museum and receive a tour to its fascinating exhibitions. This tour will also take one hour and 30 minutes.

Your exploration will go on by crossing Andrianou Street, the most distinctive street of Plaka neighborhood, a place full of sophisticated shops and souvenirs. Later, you will reach the imposing Roman Agora and the Tower of the Winds, and a little further down, you will have the chance to admire the Library of Hadrian and the vivid life of Monastiraki Square, a place full of people and colors.

Then, you will stop for an optional refreshing lunch break with traditional Greek street food at a nearby restaurant, followed by a walk through Athinas and Evripidou Streets, the surrounding streets of Athens Central Market. Little shops will be all around you offering herbs, delicacies, nuts, and household items, among others.

After having crossed this fascinating commercial triangle, you will arrive at Panepistimiou Street, where you will be impressed by a trilogy of neoclassical buildings, such as the National Library, the Academy, and the University of Athens. If you walk further down, you will reach Syntagma Square, the most famous square of the city. There, you will take some time to watch the valiant Evzones in front of the building of the Greek Parliament.

Having left Syntagma Square behind you, you will stroll through the lush green oasis of the National Gardens. While this will be an ideal place to relax away from the city noise, your refreshing walk will lead you to the extraordinary Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games took place.

If you continue for a little while, you will reach the impressive neoclassical building of Zappeion Hall before being amazed by the size of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian Arch. Your walk will come to an end in front of the Lycicrates monument in Plaka, at a very close distance to the Acropolis Metro Station.

By this time, you will have seen the best of Athens in a walk that includes everything, such as history, architecture, and ancient and modern city life. The evening will be for resting, before a representative meets you at the hotel for a night out in Athens. This night, you will meet some of the most prestigious bars and clubs of the city, such as the molecular mixology bar concept, a wine bar with the list of the best Greek wines. Finally, you will go back to the hotel for an overnight rest.

Day 3: Shop and cook

You will start this day in Adrianou Street, Athens' biggest shopping area center and will continue with your cooking lesson. During this course, you will learn how to cook traditional Greek dishes with an experienced cook. You will get to know the wonderful world of the Mediterranean cuisine by using herbs, fresh vegetables, and meat, while learning the basics on how to prepare a full Greek dinner with easy-to-follow recipes you can use to impress your guests when you get back home.

After your cooking lesson, you will get to enjoy what you prepared during your cooking course, accompanied by a glass of wine. The rest of the day will be at leisure and the tour guide will help you figure out what to do by proposing various art events for the evening.

Day 4: Airport transfer

During this day, you will meet the tour's assistant and then be transferred back to the airport.

  • Discover the Trilogy of Athens: the National Library, the Academy, and the University of Athens
  • Explore the Roman Agora and the Tower of the Winds
  • Guided visit to the Acropolis and the Acropolis museum
  • Guided walk through Panathenaic Stadium
  • Night out at a molecular mixology bar concept
  • Private guided tour through Athens
  • Quick stop at the National Gardens
  • Short visit to the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates
  • Take a walk around Syntagma Square
  • Tour to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian Arch
  • Visit to the Library of Hadrian
  • Visit to the Monument of Unknown Soldier
  • Walk and visit to the Monastiraki Square
  • Walk around Plaka neighborhood
  • Walk through Adrianou Street, Athens' shopping paradise
  • Tour and visit to the Zappeion Hall

This cooking holiday will take place in the city of Athens, Greece.

During this holiday, you will be served with daily breakfast at your hotel, one Greek cuisine seafood dinner, and one dinner after your cooking class.

During these holidays, you will have ample free time to enjoy Athens at its best. If you pick the right time of the year for your break, you can take a tram or a taxi to the beach to enjoy the benefits of the early spring or the late autumn weather that will help you relax at the end of a hectic week.

If shopping is your idea of a break, make sure not to miss the Kolonaki area, Ermou Street, the Monastiraki Flea market, and Evripidou Street spices market. For unforgettable evenings in Athens, you can walk around the Plaka, or check out Gazi or Kolonaki districts, the most fashionable areas of Athens that will make you live a more cosmopolitan experience.

  • 1 cooking class with dinner
  • 1 dinner at a local seafood restaurant
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 7-hour tour through Athens with a licensed tour guide
  • All transfers
  • Athens night life bar and club experience
  • Daily breakfast
  • Information and local cuisine guide
  • Museum entrances
  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Oxygen Tours will pick you up from the airport.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.

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