Authentic Greek Cooking Class

Shop the ingredients yourself and head to the kitchen
Half Day (5 hours) every Thursday
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.

Available every Thursday at 10:30 am in groups of up to 6 people. For a private tour or a different day, please send us a request.

69 € per person. 25 € per child 6 -11 years old. Children up to 5 years old can participate for free.

  • 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. 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!

  • A guided tour in the central market of Athens (Varvakios Agora).
  • A 4-hour culinary experience with the guidance of a food expert
  • Lunch with one glass of wine or one beverage per person
  • All taxes

Not included:

  • Personal expenses and extra drinks
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • The tour is operated by Tours.
  • 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.
  • The meeting point is at the entrance of the Monastiraki Metro Station, on 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 6 people. For larger groups, please send us a request.
  • The minimum number of total participants for the organized tours to be implemented is 3 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.