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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 travelers
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$130.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
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$130.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

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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 sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers 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 $130.00. 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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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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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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GreekTraveler62018
Athens, Greece3 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
I am Greek-American, and last night I enjoyed not only the best meal I've had since I arrived in Greece a month ago, but also I had the pleasure of spending the evening with the warm, welcoming and multi-talented Fontini.

Fontini greeted me with an "ouzaki" and some nibbles of fresh grape tomoatoes and stuffed olives. From there, we began a non-stop conversation, encompassing everything from the provenance of the traditional recipes we were making to the current state of the euro.

While I'm not much of a cook, Fontini gave me just enough to do--chopping vegetables and keeping an eye out on the frying eggplants--that I felt totally comfortable and that I had contributed to our meal. We ate at her elegantly set dining room table and topped off the meal with the most refreshing dessert, strained yoghurt mixed with rose spoon sweet. We lingered over coffee, never finding ourselves at a loss of subjects to converse about.

I was treated to my Traveling Spoon experience by my colleagues on the occasion of my retirement in March. I can honestly say it was one of the most memorable gifts I have ever received in my life.
Written June 2, 2018
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直子 柏
27 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
I arrived Fotini's house earlier but Fotini warmly welcomed me who was an only attendee on the evening with home-made organic wine and handmade menu card.
She was wonderful host and shared 5 authentic Greek dishes which were all delicious and home-style cooking!
After we cooked dishes, we had tasting time together at her lovely dinning table and shared lots of stories about our different cultures.
When we all finished, I felt as like we have met before for many years!

Also she sent the recipes by email on the following day attaching other famous Greek dishes' recipe as well.

That was absolutely memorable experience and I'll come back to her again if I visit Athen in the future.
Written April 7, 2018
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Arthur L
Laguna Beach, CA2 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
Our family (two adults and a 15-year old) had a great time cooking and eating with Fotini. She picked us up from our hotel and took us to her apartment where we prepared a variety of tasty dishes, several of which we now plan to make at home. We snacked, had a little wine, and sat down to a nice long meal where we chatted about food, culture, politics, economics, and many other things! We exchanged emails and look forward to following Fotini's blog in the future. Overall the experience was very relaxing and a really nice change of pace after so much restaurant eating during our travels. We've never used Traveling Spoon before, but we certainly plan to do so again. Thanks, Fotini
Written December 26, 2017
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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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Bess G
New York City, NY15 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
My afternoon and lunch with Fontini was a true highlight of my time in Athens. From the moment I walked into her apartment, I felt right at home. Actually reminded me of my favorite aunt who lives in Florence and is one of the best cooks I know. Fontini is gracious and her smile and personality are captivating. We started with a sip of Ouzo to begin the day:) and from there I learned how to make about amazing traditional Greek dishes from the islands. I won't try to spell the names in Greek, but Fontini followed up the next day with a lovely note and a recipe booklet of all the great things we made. We started with a wonderful parsley/garlic dip like pesto, prepared a delicious tomato based soup with a small wheat pastina and a kick of spice, a delicious beet salad, a potato casserole with mint, garlic, etc and the most delicious yogourt dessert with rose petal honey! I'm not a meat eater so she tailored the dishes to my palate and it was one of the best Greek meals I've ever had. I highly recommend this if you want to learn how to cook in the comfort and warmth of someone's home. I did a lot of the prep work as we went along too! Thank you Fontini for helping me make wonderful memories of my time in Athens!!
Written October 23, 2018
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Tazbeaux
Franklin, LA5 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
It was easy to get to Fotini's apartment from our hotel in the city center using the metro and the tram. We arrived a little early for our lunch appointment and it wasn't a problem at all. Fotini invited us into her home and offered us welcome drinks. I was coming down with a cold so she made me some hot tea. After the introductions, we were handed aprons and put to work chopping vegetables and stirring pots. Fotini is a delightful host and we spent our time in the kitchen chatting away about all sorts of topics. When we were finished cooking we settled down at her dining table to enjoy the delicious meal we had prepared. We had a salad with mint dressing that we prepared fresh, soup, olive bread with a parsley based spread that we made fresh and the main course of village sausage with hilopite pasta in tomato sauce. We loved our time with Fotini and best of all we now have a new friend in Greece.
Written December 5, 2017
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BethAndsel
New York City, NY1 contribution
Oct 2017 • Couples
My husband and I visited Athens the end of October and as one of our tour activities we selected a taste of the Greek Islands in Athens. We were not sure what to expect as we had not done this before. Fotini is a wonderful hostess who made us feel comfortable from the moment we arrived until we left. We cooked a wonderful meal. The food was amazing and I will be cooking these dishes at home. Our hostess made the cooking experience so easy. All the dishes were well-timed and extremely delicious. We cooked an array of dishes such as egg plant dish, soup, and a main course with meatballs. Fotini not only has a sense of humour, she is also engaging and at one point we were rolling with laughter. This was an excellent experience and we now have a friend for life. This is an experience that I highly recommend.
Written November 17, 2017
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Samantha M
14 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
My mom and I had dinner with Fotini while we were in Athens through travelling spoon
She was a wonderful hostess and the food was delicious
I can highly recommend a visit
Written November 11, 2017
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