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Flavors of the Greek Kitchen (AKA: Cooking Class)

From: $60.00

Come for the hospitality, stay for the food, am I right? Photos and mementos of your Greek vacation may last forever, but sadly, the incredible food is something that usually must be left behind. You can change that with our private Greek cooking lesson! This experience will give you a little slice of authentic Greek culinary know-how to carry with you long after your vacation has ended. Over the course of  several hours, you’ll get guided, face to face preparation of a fabulous five course Greek feast, all while sampling and tasting a variety of Greek olives, cheeses, and beverages.

One of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences we offer, this lesson will guide you hands-on through the creation of a full, traditional Greek meal, lunch or dinner, including appetizers, main courses, and dessert. Not to mention the wine! Like most everything in authentic Greek cuisine, the menu of the day is seasonal–with vegetarian options available, of course–but as an example, your five-course meal might include some of the following:

  • Stuffed Grape Leaves: the perfect appetizer, learn how to wrap these soft leafy greens around a tantalizing blend of veggies, grains, and spices.
  • Tiropita: Always a favorite, layer cheese and filo dough as only the Greeks can to produce this savory baked treat.
  • Greek Salad: Sometimes simple is better–discover the perfect combination of veggies and oils for a refreshing, healthy snack.
  • Lamb: A surprisingly simple Greek specialty, you’ll have difficulty finding any equivalent to baked lamb wrapped in parchment paper in American stores.
  • Dips: Once you learn the right blend of veggies, salts, spices, and other flavors for a yogurt-based dip like Tzatziki or a spicy cheese spread called Tirokafteri, your hors d’oeuvers at home will never be the same.
  • Baklava: the quintessential blend of east and west in Greek sweets, a dessert like this pastry might be the perfect way to top off your day of Greek foodie indulgence!

Cost is $60/per person or a minimum of $145 (half price for children)
Classes generally run 4 – 5 hours and are best in the afternoon. It’s possible to include an add on shopping trip – $25/1.5 – 2 hours – includes visits to the cheese monger, the butcher, and the cava (wine shop).

For other delicious food-based tour experiences, please check out the following offers:

A Taste of Greece Walking Feast

A Taste of Greece Walking Feast (Lunch Only)

Private Pita Cooking Lesson

All about the Flavors of the Greek Kitchen (AKA: Cooking Class).

This private cooking class, specifically created by Carole and Basil, takes place in your kitchen. We’ll guide your group through preparing a fabulous 5 course Greek feast, while sampling and tasting a variety of Greek olives, cheese and wine. A typical meal will include a traditional Greek salad, a dip like tzatziki or spicy cheese spread (tirokafteri), a roasted veggie spread like melanzanosalata, along with a main course dish like the surprisingly simple yet very impressive kilbasti (lamb baked in parchment paper) or the more traditional Greek chicken and oven baked potatoes. And of course, you’ll also have a chance to learn to wrap – since no Greek cooking lesson is complete without a pita course 🙂 And finally, to end your meal, dessert might be the ubiquitous baklava or a seasonal cake like portokalopita.

Cost is $60/per person or a minimum of $145 (half price for children)
Classes generally run 4 – 5 hours and are best in the afternoon. It’s possible to include an add on shopping trip – $25/1.5 – 2 hours – includes visits to the cheese monger, the butcher, and the cava (wine shop).

Stay With Greek Vacation Rentals!

Have you already booked accommodations for your time in Athens? If not, let us take care of everything, and stay hassle-free! Our Greek apartments are centrally located, impeccably maintained, and include the possibilities to accommodate anywhere from 2 to 20 guests. All of our apartments come with luxury Posturpedic mattresses imported from the US, kitchens with fully loaded appliances, and, a rarity in central Athens, washing machines and dryers. Several have balconies or verandas, and nearly all have grand views of the city and its landmarks. For more details, see the Accommodations drop down menu above, and go check out our primary booking website at www.greekvacationrentals.com. In the meantime, feel free to browse your options here:

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Athens Heritage House

  • 2 Bedrooms (sleeps up to 6), 1.5 Bathrooms
  • 1 block away from Acropolis & Ancient Agora
  • Private courtyard & garden
  • Perfect for families

 

Acropolis Blue

  • 4 Bedrooms (sleeps up to 12), 4 Bathrooms
  • All bedrooms include en-suite bathroom
  • Veranda and rooftop terrace with unobstructed Acropolis view
  • Fully stocked luxury kitchen
  • Option for private chef and maid services

 

Acropolis View AlphaPlus

  • 3 Bedrooms (sleeps up to 12), 3 Bathrooms
  • Landscaped outdoor terrace (shared with our neighboring Acropolis View Beta apartment)
  • Extensive common area/living space, perfect for large groups
  • Recently rehabbed/renovated with brand-new kitchen, appliances, & plumbing

 

Acropolis View Beta

  • 3 Bedrooms (sleeps up to 8), 2 Bathrooms
  • Landscaped outdoor terrace (shared with Acropolis View AlphaPlus)
  • 3 Museums within 1 mile; Acropolis & Old City within 2 miles
  • Bedrooms are perfect for families with children

 

Acropolis Sky Villa

  • Created especially for large travel groups: combines Acropolis View AlphaPlus & Beta to form 6 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom megasuite that sleeps up to 24 guests.

 

Athens First Luxury Duplex

  • 3 Bedrooms (sleeps up to 9), 2 Bathrooms
  • Multi-level apartment, perfect for couples and families travelling together
  • Two private verandas, plus roof terrace overlooking Acropolis
  • Indoor parking included
  • Fully stocked luxury kitchen

 

Lykavittos View Duplex

  • 2.5 Bedrooms (sleeps up to 8), 2 Bathrooms
  • Downtown location, walking distance to Acropolis
  • Two private verandas perfectly overlooking Mt. Lykavittos
  • Two farmers markets nearby – perfect for those who love home cooking!