Authentic Greek Cooking Class

Shop the ingredients yourself and head to the kitchen
Half Day (5 hours) every Thursday
Athens Cooking Class
per person 69

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 (Varvakios Agora) and then head to the kitchen to whip up to a tasty lunch.

This experience is not a simple cooking demonstration, but a complete culinary experience with you in its very heart.

Available every Thursday at 10:30 am in groups of up to 10 people. For a private tour or a different day, please send us a request.

69 € per person

  • Children up to 12 years of age participate for free.
  • Teenagers over the age of 12 and up to 17 years old receive a 10% discount.
  • Families with 4 or more paying members receive a 10% discount.
  • A different pricing policy applies in private tours. Please, send us a request.

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. Through Greek Ambrosia, we intend to highlight in the best possible way both the wealth of Greek land and the culinary magic of our country. The particular activity is not a simple cooking demonstration, but a complete culinary experience with you in its very heart! Are you ready for an entertaining journey to the world of Greek gastronomy?

Our experienced food instructor will take you into a game of images and tastes early on, long before you take your place in the kitchen! Together with other friends from around the world you will explore the central market of Athens (Varvakios Agora) and get to know Greek fresh fruits, vegetables and meats. Once you have obtained the necessary, you will end up in a specially designed private space, in a historic traditional restaurant in the heart of the city. There, our chef will remind you that the word hospitality (filoxenia) is Greek and the journey of flavors begins with a rakι...

The Greek cooking lesson that you will enjoy for the next few hours, has just started. With the help of the chef you will take part in preparing traditional Greek appetizers like tzatziki and cheese pie, and you will have the opportunity to create your own authentic Greek salad! Then comes the main course, which our chef has selected based on the number of people in the group and the season. As mentioned before, the Greek land offers us excellent delicacies all year round and the most delicious Greek dishes will be prepared by your own hands...

After the preparations are made and the dishes are ready, the culinary experience is completed in the best way possible: It's time to enjoy everything you have prepared with great care! Accompanied by homemade wine you enjoy a perfectly traditional Greek meal, while at the same time socializing with people from all over the world. 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!

  • A 1-hour guided tour in the central market of Athens (Varvakios Agora).
  • A 2.5-hour Greek cuisine cooking class with a professional chef
  • One full meal and 1-2 glasses of wine / beverages per person
  • All taxes

Not included:

  • Personal expenses and extra drinks
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • The tour is available in English for organized tours and in other languages on request for private tours.
  • The walking tour is at a moderate pace, making it pleasant and suitable for all ages.
  • It is a particularly fun experience for children, especially if they are into cooking. Keep in mind though, that you should be careful and warn your child about possible dangers in the kitchen. They must follow the orders of the chef and not expose them to any kind of danger. This is why we do not allow the participation of children below 6 years of age. 
  • The meeting point is at the Monastiraki Square. A pick-up from your hotel can be arranged on request at extra cost.
  • The organized tours are for groups of up to 10 people. 
  • The minimum number of total participants for the organized tours to be implemented is 4 people. For private tours, there is no minimun number of participants.
  • We suggest you arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour begins, in order to avoid any delays, to get to know your local guide and the rest of the group and make the most out of your tour.