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8 Days Culinary Vacation in Athens, Greece

Ippokratios Politia, Greece

Greece Cooking Vacation

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Experience genuine Greek hospitality, live in a peaceful forest villa among pine trees, see the best of Athens in comfort, and cook and taste homemade recipes! This is what you'll get if you book this cooking holiday in lovely Greece. Plus, you will get all the recipes sent to you by email so that you can cook them at home for your family and friends!

Meet the instructors

Alexandros
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Highlights

  • 10 hours of cooking
  • All recipes will be sent by email
  • Enjoy the services of a private driver
  • Experience the best of Athens in absolute comfort
  • Daily breakfast and 7 meals at restaurants and the villa
  • 7 nights accommodation in forest villa

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 4
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen

The villa is in a fenced land of 2 hectares, it is 300 square meters arranged over two wooden floors. All three bedrooms have forest views, there are two bathrooms, a spacious fully equipped kitchen, and an airy living room with a white marble fireplace and large windows taking in natural light and relaxing views of the forest.

Program

Day 1

  • Airport pick up and transfer to the forest villa.
  • Time to rest and settle in.
  • Welcome dinner prepared by your host or if guests arrive early in the day, they can have a welcome snack at home and a night driven tour in the cosmopolitan city of Athens, with welcome dinner at roof garden Galaxy Hilton with Acropolis view.

Day 2

  • Breakfast at home.
  • Walking and exploring the surrounding area.
  • First cooking lesson at home. “Giouvetsi,” lamp in the oven with pasta, a recipe you will adore. Forest salad, feta cheese, and local wine.
  • Lunch at home.
  • Time to relax.
  • Spend the evening in Athens, walk at Monastiraki and Thiseio with dinner at Thanasis Restaurant. Taste the real souvlaki.
  • Return home

Day 3

  • Breakfast at home.
  • Explore the surrounding area. Walk at the royal estate and visit the Lake Beletsi.
  • Second cooking lesson at home. Learn how to make the most delicious lentil soup and cheese pie from scratch with homemade filo pastry.
  • Lunch and relax.
  • In the evening, enjoy a tour to the north most expensive suburbs of Athens Ekali and Kifissia with the neoclassical buildings and mansions of the old times. There's plenty of choice for quality coffee and desserts.
  • Enjoy a light dinner before you return home.

Day 4

  • Breakfast.
  • Full Acropolis tour and Athens historical city center. Your host will show you the best of Athens in the most relaxing way. Visit the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the ancient Agora, the Acropolis Museum, the Andrian’s Wall, Sydagma Square, and the Greek Parliament.
  • Lunch at Plaka.
  • Free time to enjoy the shops and the Greek coffee culture.
  • Light dinner at home.

Day 5

  • Breakfast.
  • Get a taste of the Greek hospitality. Today, you are invited by a Greek family to their house. They will open up their doors and welcome you into their home and family. Enjoy the family's recipe handed down from older generations, an authentic Greek family dinner following a scrumptious dessert. Today, you will make some Greek friends.
  • Return home to relax because in the evening you might like to enjoy a tour to Mont Parnaise, Athens casino. Alternatively, choose to spend a leisurely evening at home.

Day 6

  • Breakfast.
  • Cooking and dining with a local chef at his tavern in the forest nearby the villa. Learn to make beef burgers the Greek way (grilled on charcoal), scented tzatziki and fresh Greek salad and fresh chips. Leave some space for the dessert that follows. Ekmek kataifi, you’ve never tasted anything like this before.
  • Relax, read or enjoy a walk to the peaceful forest.
  • In the evening, enjoy a delightful drive to the south suburbs of Athens Riviera. Glyfada, Voula, and Varkiza suburbs laying by the water are the precious jewels of Athens.
  • Dine at Moorings and enjoy a buffalo ice cream before returning home.

Day 7

  • Breakfast.
  • Explore the south suburbs of Athens. The port of Piraeus is the most picturesque and historical port in Athens. Visit Mikrolimano, Zea Marina, Freatida Lake, enjoy 360 Athens views, and much more.
  • Enjoy a lovely seafood meal by the seaside before going back home.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a one day cruise at the three Saronic islands: Hydra, Poros, Aigina.

Day 8

  • Breakfast.
  • When time your driver will take you to the airport. If you have a late flight, you might like to revisit one of your favorite places or see something new.

Included excursions

  • Evening in Athens, walk at Monastiraki and Thiseio
  • Walk at the royal estate and visit the Lake Beletsi
  • Tour to the north most expensive suburbs of Athens Ekali and Kifissia with the neoclassical buildings and mansions of the old times
  • Full Acropolis tour and Athens historical city center
  • Visit to a Greek family house
  • Drive to the south suburbs of Athens Riviera. Glyfada, Voula, and Varkiza suburbs laying by the water are the precious jewels of Athens
  • Explore the south suburbs of Athens or enjoy a cruise at the three Saronic islands

Instructors

Alexandros

Location

The villa is located in Ippokratios Politia, an affluent area to the north suburbs of Athens, under Katsimidi and Parnitha mountains. Flooded with pine trees, the air is fresh, blended with pine smells. It's one of the most expensive areas in Athens.

Food

This culinary vacation can be catered for halal and vegetarians.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • 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

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 10 hours of cooking
  • Services of a private driver
  • All recipes sent by email
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Activities as stated in the itinerary

What's not included

  • Additional days in Zakynthos Island

How to get there

GPS

38.188891, 23.793864

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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8 days / 7 nights
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Solo travelers

This vacation can accommodate solo travelers.

Special discount

There is a special discount of 10% per person for 22nd of August 2019.

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