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Learn to Cook in a Local Home: A Taste of the Greek Islands in Athens
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Learn to Cook in a Local Home: A Taste of the Greek Islands in Athens

By Traveling Spoon
Recommended by 94% of travellers
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C$197.28
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C$197.28
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Ages 0-99
Duration: 3h
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Mobile ticket
English


  • Private Greek cooking class with your host Fotini
  • Beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • Athens, Athens, Attica Please meet at Fotini's apartment in the suburb Nea Smyrni, Athens, which is very close to the Aghia Paraskevi tram station. Exact address and contact information can be found in your ticket upon confirmation.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7626P72

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Learn to Cook in a Local Home: A Taste of the Greek Islands in Athens?
Learn to Cook in a Local Home: A Taste of the Greek Islands in Athens price starts from C$173.46. Discover and book Learn to Cook in a Local Home: A Taste of the Greek Islands in Athens on Tripadvisor
What is the Learn to Cook in a Local Home: A Taste of the Greek Islands in Athens cancellation policy?
Learn to Cook in a Local Home: A Taste of the Greek Islands in Athens cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. Discover and book Learn to Cook in a Local Home: A Taste of the Greek Islands in Athens on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Learn to Cook in a Local Home: A Taste of the Greek Islands in Athens?
Learn to Cook in a Local Home: A Taste of the Greek Islands in Athens is hosted by Traveling Spoon. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Traveling Spoon on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Learn to Cook in a Local Home: A Taste of the Greek Islands in Athens on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7626P72

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

thebbet
thebbet
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Amazing day
Had the most amazing day. Christina the phyllo-dough teacher is professional, witty, smart and kind. Speaks english
Tara K
Tara K
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Fun, Interesting & Delicious
Oh my God! This was by far the most fun I have had in Athens. Christina taught my husband and I (and 3 others in ou
jessica935
jessica935
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A Meal that Changed Our Lives
What a wonderful experience! Fontini and Cristle made our evening into much more than just a cooking class. We love
pavliktd
pavliktd
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Authentic, delicious, and so much fun
I want to give this 10/5 stars! Christina took us into her lovely Athens home and treated us like family. By the en
chefvogts
chefvogts
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Excellent teacher
Even though there was a mixup in timing on our part, Christina very gratiously took us in and proceeded to teach so
jeremiahkonrad
jeremiahkonrad
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Talented Teacher and Top-notch Host
Christina was a gracious host, and wonderful culinary teacher who we had the pleasure of spending some time with on
Trek656022
Trek656022
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Very friendly
Super friendly it felt like I was visiting a friend house more than a class , it was simple and fun and very delici
Julialenc
Julialenc
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Cooking like a local
Great cooking class to prepare at home with locals the food that you cannot find in restaurants. All steps explaine
214elik
214elik
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Master of phyllo - and fun, too!
Christina is the master of phyllo! She takes some flour, a little bit of water, some olive oil, does a little bit o
antonisoteron
antonisoteron
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Simply the best
Some people are simply the best. Best teacher ever, making everything look so simple. Thanks Christina!!! :*
Bakemywayaroundworld
Bakemywayaroundworld
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Fun and interesting cooking class
My friend and I had the opportunity to take a cooking class with Christina while in Athens and really enjoyed it! C
TrevSis
TrevSis
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Great Experience
Christina was a good teacher, great english and baking skills—it was a fun time! She followed up with a recipe that
maryy1012
maryy1012
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Fresh and authentic Greek food in Athens with Angelina
Such a fun experience! My husband and I took a class with Angelina our first night in Athens - and what an awesome
andrewjf1978
andrewjf1978
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What an experience!
My wife and I were convinced that Phyllo was something made by magical elves because human hands could create it (w
Mehran M
Mehran M
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Amazing experience with the best in home meal I have ever had
I had the pleasure of discovering Traveling Spoon very early on and they set me up with one of their first hosts in
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Lady B
2 contributions
From the time we arrived we felt like we were family! We were greeted with warmth and happiness! When it was time to leave we didn’t want to leave! The conversation was flowing and it was a nice atmosphere. Fotoni and her husband immediately made the atmosphere a fun and relaxing environment. Something as simple as mixing the sauce for the eggplant recipe was fun and turned into a light hearted banter and jokes. It literally felt we were all cooking together a family. Then when we sat down to eat the conversations that flowed where both intense and refreshing. From the time we arrived until the time we left we were well taken care of and always engaged.
Written January 10, 2023
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Robert M
2 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Solo
Fotini and Christo were gracious hosts and very good at instructing, although my technique will never be as good as theirs. The recipes were easy to follow, the foods were delicious and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I highly recommend it.
Written November 6, 2021
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Sarah N
7 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Solo
One of a couple new experiences while in Athens last month was visiting Greek homes and learning how to cook… 😂, ok, maybe I didn’t do much cooking, but it was fun! Anyways, Fotini and Christo were great hosts. I think I may have stayed more passed my welcome that night, but Fotini is a great conversationalist, who understands good food, drinks, and people create a good atmosphere. I didn’t take any photos while here, because it was just fun. My favorite part was the Mosaiko (chocolate biscuits!!) I would recommend making this a visit if ever in Athens.
Written October 17, 2021
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Brent W
8 contributions
Oct. 2019
Fotini was such a joy to spend the evening with. The recipes were simple and delicious. I enjoyed the hands on experience in learning a few Greek recipes. I highly recommend this to anyone in Athens who's looking for a more personal one on one hands on cooking experience. By the end of the evening my husband and I had her convinced she needs to come to the States to visit us and pretend to our family and friends that she's our own personal Greek cook lol.
Written October 23, 2019
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Alex
2 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Friends
This was one of our favorite activities of our whole trip to Greece! My mom is of Greek heritage and cooks lots of Greek food at home, but Fontini took time ahead of our visit to put lots of thought into creating a very unique menu that would show us more rare types of Greek recipes from the islands, as well as educate us about the history of Greek cuisine. She and her partner were so welcoming! They were wonderful hosts in their beautiful apartment, made us completely comfortable, the food was delicious, and they were great teachers. Plus she is such an interesting person, we had wonderful conversation over dinner! Overall it was an experience that will last a lifetime and we would love to return the favor if Fontini ever visits Chicago!
Written October 19, 2019
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HAJL
Y Felinheli, UK25 contributions
Oct. 2019
Fotini is an excellent hostess and we were made to feel very welcome in her home. The apartment itself is a little way out of the centre of Athens but is easily reached by public transport.
Fotini and her partner encourage you to get involved in the preparation of a number of regional dishes of Greece and the islands. Nothing too complicated, and the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. (She will e-mail you details of the recipes you prepared and many others after the event.) She explains the origins of the dishes and where she collected them from.
For me, the highlight was the dinner itself and the conversation around the table. While the main dishes cook you gather around the dinner table for appetisers and the conversation flows freely and easily. Wine and other drinks are served throughout.
I thought this was a great way to spend an evening with fantastic hosts, and it is great value for money - thoroughly recommended.
Written October 14, 2019
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Roger J
1 contribution
Oct. 2019
Fotini provided a great evening of good Greek food, plenty of wine and lively discussion. The cooking tuition was basic, but the excellent company and her information about the origins and history of the dishes compensated for it. The evening turned into a fine dinner party. We went away happy.
Written October 13, 2019
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Kathy B
1 contribution
Aug. 2019
Spent almost 5 hours with Fotini cooking 5 fabulous foods and talking about everything under the sun. Both my husband and I agreed this was the best experience and I would highly recommend to anyone spending time in Athens
Written August 5, 2019
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JakBlak
USA8 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Solo
On arriving, Fotini served a bit of uozzo and we got to know each other a bit. She described the dishes we would prepare and the origins of each. In all, we prepared five items. Dinner was very good, and once the coffee and dessert came out, the conversation really took off. Fotini is a pleasure to talk to, and I learned a lot about Greece from talking with her. After this lesson, I could certainly prepare all of the plates she introduced me too, and Fotini also sends you an extensive recipe book in PDF that goes well beyond what you cook with her. I am looking forward to trying many of the recipes, and I would say this was one of my favorite things I did in Athens.
Written August 4, 2019
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Marlies Swaenepoel
1 contribution
Jun. 2019 • Couples
Cooking experience was rather basic. We would have more fun with a good Greek cooking book. As it was expensive -certainly for 4 persons- our expectations were higher.
Written July 31, 2019
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Thank you so much for your review. We are so sorry that you found this experience expensive and not to your expectations. We are glad that you experienced Fotini's hospitality but it sounds like you did not get the cooking experience you were looking for. Our goal as a company is to provide our travelers with authentic experiences, outstanding cuisine and most importantly a meaningful, cultural and culinary experience. We fell short and take responsibility for you not receiving the experience you expected. Please accept my sincere apologies. We were surprised to read your review as Fotini typically receives wonderful reviews and are in contact with our host to understand what might have happened. We wanted to mention that most of our cooks are home cooks without professional training, and the value of the experience is really about the cultural exchange that comes from meeting a local family, and we hope enjoying delicious food and family recipes. That being said, we are working with our host to improve the experience for future travelers. Thank you again for providing your valuable feedback, we truly appreciate the time you took to give us your thoughts so that we might improve. We hope we might have the chance to make up for it and serve you in the future. Warm regards, Aashi
Written August 1, 2019
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