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2 Day Market Tour and Cooking Class Experience in Athens, Attica

Fotini's House, Ikoniou Street, Nea Smyrni Neighborhood, Athens, Greece

Greece Cooking Holiday

Immerse yourself in the authentic food and culture of Greece in this private overnight tour which includes a market tour, cooking lesson, dinner, and lodging in a local Athens home. This is a unique opportunity to learn to cook regional Greek dishes with a local host in their Athens apartment. You will meet your host, Fotini, at her apartment who loves to meet people and is passionate about sharing dishes from the Greek Islands with her guests. Join Fotini and learn to cook the Greek way and even go on a local market tour. You'll leave with new cooking skills and a new friend in Athens!

Meet the instructors

Fotini
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Highlights

  • 1 - 2 hours of cooking
  • Private local market tour
  • Cook regional Greek dishes
  • Learn about how to choose the freshest Greek ingredients
  • Enjoy a glass of ouzo (a popular Greek aperitif)
  • Breakfast and dinner included
  • 1 night's accommodation

Styles


1 day with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 2 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

You will be staying in Fotini's house during this holiday. Fotini will show you your private room and bathroom in a clean, 70 square meters meter penthouse with air conditioning, heater, and a private entrance.

Program

After you've settled in, you will join Fotini at 2 p.m. for a glass of ouzo (a popular Greek aperitif) with snacks and hear about Greek cuisine. Afterward, you will head out to a local Athens market for a private tour. You will learn about how to choose the freshest Greek ingredients.

Once you return to Fotini's kitchen, it will be time to start your Greek cooking class which will last one to two hours. Fotini will teach you to prepare authentic homestyle dishes that are typical of the islands, such as:

  • Tomato keftedes (tomato balls, a traditional recipe from Santorini)
  • Fava (unlike western fava beans)
  • Froutalia (a traditional omelet from Tinos)
  • Ladenia (Greek pizza, a traditional dish from Kimolos)
  • Revithada (chickpeas cooked in the oven, a traditional dish from Sifnos) or sofrito (veal casserole with spices, a traditional dish from Corfu)

Once your cooking is complete, gather at the dining table to taste the fruits of your labor and enjoy a shared meal with your hosts. After your meal and a good night's sleep, you will wake up to a fresh Greek breakfast before you depart at noon. This experience gives you a glimpse of a local Greek's life with a visit into an authentic, local home to meet a local family and share the culture and cuisine together.

Children information

Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult.

Instructors

Fotini

Location

Fotini's apartment is on Ikoniou Street, in a suburb of Southern Athens called Nea Smyrni. It is very close to the Aghia Paraskevi tram station (walking distance). The best way to reach Fotini's home is by taxi or Uber. Her home is on the fifth floor and the building has a lift.

Food

Vegetarian, vegan, and lactose-free options are available, please advise at time of booking if required.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Lactose Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Nea Smyrni is one of the poshest areas in Athens. It is in Southern Athens. It is inbetween Athens downtown and Athens Riviera. Guests can easily visit archaeological sites without the fuss of staying in Athens downtown. They also can go to the beach and swim. From where they stay the beach is 25-30-minute walk or 10 minutes by tram.

Nea Smyrni square is the biggest in Athens, 20 hectares. It is the trendy meeting point of Athenians full of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. Very often the mayor of Nea Smyrni organizes concerts. Plus there is a big stadium for people who like to exercise. Nea Smyrni has received a lot of donations from Onassis foundation since Aristoteles Onassis was very fond of the area. There is Estia where guests can see various art exhibitions. A lot of artists and actors have lived and still live in Nea Smirni.

What's included

  • Private market tour
  • Private cooking class
  • Bottled water
  • Beverages
  • Greek Ouzo
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • 1 night's accommodation
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Transportation by car to and from market and home

What's not included

  • Hotel / airport pick-up and drop-off

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Athens International Airport (ATH). Transfer from and to this airport is not included.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 3 days before arrival.
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