Petra Kouzina

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Petra Kouzina
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Petra Kouzina is a unique proposal of cooking classes where guests are invited to take part in the preparation and tasting of a traditional Greek meal in a Cave House that has been specially designed to offer a full gastronomic experience. Petra Kouzina is a social endeavor, bringing people together, uniting them in their love of creating good food and connecting them to the lifestyle of Santorini.
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Bekah A
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Couples
This was our favorite activity during our trip to Santorini! The food was incredible, and the experience was even better. Paula and George were so welcoming and gracious, and we felt like we were spending the day with old friends. We’ve already insisted that friends with planned trips add this to their itinerary. Can’t recommend it enough!
Written July 21, 2021
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Wou! An honor to be in the top list of your activities. Thank you very much for joining and letting us welcome you in our home.
Written August 6, 2021
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NorthStar5975
1 contribution
Sep 2021
We wanted a fun, informative cooking class where we could learn delicious recipes and replicate them at home with our friends and family. The class at Petra Kouzina was that and so much more. Paula and George have created an incredible experience. Every tiny detail is so well thought out and executed. Nina is wonderful and keeps the fun flowing. I wasn’t sure what a “group” cooking class would be like. I’ve only done classes with a group of friends. It was perfect. By the end of the lesson, you felt like you were sitting down at the table with family and friends. Yamas (cheers)!
Written October 15, 2021
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Wou! Thank you very much for this amazing review. We do what we do with so much love because of this type of feedback. Thank you for visiting us!
Written October 18, 2021
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Cheyanne Bartell
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!! Can’t say enough great things about this cooking experience!!! Everything from the first steps into the house until the departure was flawlessly amazing. The food was great, we learned a lot, and Georgio was incredibly personable and fun. The kitchen is amazing and the views are breathtaking. Absolutely a must do on your vacation. It’s our highlight of our trip
Written September 4, 2021
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Wou! Honored to be one of the best things you did during your vacations. Thank you very much for joining our experience.
Written September 6, 2021
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Proud Papa
1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Family
My wife, my thirteen year-old teen daughters and I went to a lesson at Petra Kouzina this morning. The host and hostess are an intelligent and utterly charming couple, but most of all thoughtful. The sous chef was also a friendly face who put all the guests at ease. My daughters are vegetarian, my wife and I are not. The lesson was carefully tailored so both food preferences felt they were the intended audience, as opposed to an accommodation. The food was amazing and the host was a formidable but friendly and accomplished head chef.

This would be the perfect experience for a couple of any age or a family with young to mid teenage children.

I could not have been more satisfied by our experience.
Written June 17, 2019
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Thank you very much for your feedback. It was a pleasure to accommodate to your needs and have you in our home.
Written June 27, 2019
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chezvoussb
Carpinteria, CA1 contribution
Apr 2018
George and Paula put on an amazing cooking class! They are warm, friendly and very hospitable. We made authentic Greek food -- which was fun to make and delicious to eat! Their home is beautiful and inviting. You'll want to reserve a spot on their cooking class schedule soon ... a definite highlight of our stay in Santorini!
Written May 3, 2018
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La Zouzou
Chicago, IL18 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
If you're looking for an authentic Greek cooking experience hosted by fun and life loving hosts - look no further! Paula and George are a beautiful couple inside & out who built a beautiful home overlooking a vineyard. Inside the home an amazing chef kitchen designed for group cooking lessons. I was traveling solo in Santorini and this was a wonderful opportunity to do something fun with a group of strangers with whom you connect over the love of food and cooking together. Can't recommend this experience highly enough.The home is splendid, the terrace where you eat out is breath-taking, and after the class you just don't want to leave! They can arrange hotel transport and make the whole experience super easy. Thank you Paula and George! I will be back! They are fluent in English, Greek and Spanish..so perfect for international groups!
Written April 28, 2018
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Robert C
Sydney, Australia28 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
Paula and George are a beautiful couple that knows the island, it's culture and the food so we'll. Lots of laughs 😂, wine - locally made 🥂, and beautiful organic food 🥗. Take home some traditional Santorini Greek 🇬🇷 love to friends and family.
Written April 25, 2018
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BertJaya
London, UK30 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
First of all I would say that this was not a bad experience. However, there was certainly room for improvement. We both loved the story telling whilst cooking the food but it certainly was more food preparation then actual cooking. When I think about a cooking glass I imagine cooking the meals from scratch, unfortunately all we really did cooking wise was chop a few vegetables which certainly left us disappointed.

We felt due to this that the course was perhaps rather expensive. For this price I would expect to bake the aubergines and cook the mince meat, fry my own tomato fritters and in fact make my own shrimp saganaki. George made a small portion of this and for that reason at least 5 of the guests including myself did not get to try it.

The last thing, we felt rather uncomfortable as George would occasional flirt with the female guests and came across slightly snobbish. Although you can see his passion for Greek cuisine beaming through.

On the positive side, we were both glad to take part and now look forward to actually cooking these dishes at home for our family.

All together, the experience had it’s positives and negatives and therefore, upon reflection, left us leaving the class slightly disappointed.

Perhaps our hopes were too high with nearly 100 x 5* reviews.
Written September 16, 2018
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​Thank you for leaving a feedback. We would love to take into consideration the improvement suggestions you mentioned but we couldn’t find any in your comment more than reducing our rate. Our cooking experience have been designed to last 4 hours in total, from which 2 hours and a half our guests are preparing in full the dishes we offer, except for the final surprise that is cooked by our chef with the help of the guests. The class is made for everyone to enjoy, people with cooking experience and not, young and old, with love for cookery, people that wants to join their beloved one or just someone that wants to adventure in a new experience, but always having in mind that our guests come to our home as part of their holidays in a paradise and not as part of a professional cooking journey. The mixture we have designed allows our guest to learn about our culture through food, learn how to prepare 5 traditional Greek dishes and some old family cooking techniques, in a cozy ambience while they enjoy some wine and nice conversation with the rest of the guests. That’s the reason why some elements have already been prepared by our chef in order to cover a rich menu and avoid to have everyone cooking for 6 hours. Of course you need to chop vegetables in order to cook, specially if you are doing a salad, but in our course you also prepare a complete menu guided by our chef and share with him some history and cool stories about our lifestyle. If you were willing to more cooking you should have accepted the chef invitation to be one of the guests to prepare the bechamel for the Moussaka but you preferred not to. We sincerely apologise that you couldn’t try the Shrimp Saganaki and we would have loved to prepare you more on the spot if you have told us, but is not that we make a small portion, actually we cook plenty per person, but probably the rest of the guests didn’t realise that the big plate was for sharing with everyone. Regarding your perception of George occasionally flirting with female guests. My husband is extremely charming but also very polite with women and men, he has been working in hospitality for more than 20 years and we have never received any negative comment about it. Moreover, I have never witnessed any other attitude than the cozy/warm Greek style that we genuinely love to share with our guests and probably a style you could not capture and made you uncomfortable. Finally, for the price you paid you enjoyed a 4 hour culinary experience in a gorgeous traditional restored cave house of 1950, you were welcomed with local appetisers, you prepared and ate 5 Greek dishes, enjoyed wine and soft drinks through all the experience, were offered dessert and coffee, learned to cook from a professional chef AND you took home a recipe book with the menu you were taught. I’m pretty sure you can not find something similar for a near rate. Regards, Paula Toro
Written September 23, 2018
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Alexandra C
4 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Paula and George were fantastic hosts who really made the event a lasting experience. It was wonderful activity to do away from the crowds of Santorini and experience authentic Greek and Santorini based foods. Paula is a wonderful hostess and guide for the meal, while George is very knowledgeable and very adept at explaining the process of creating each dish. I would encourage anyone to come and enjoy this activity while on the island, even if you have food allergies.
One of the best things about this cooking class is that it is a brand new enterprise and family run, making it a very intimate experience. Our wine glasses were never empty and the food was amazing. We wish Paula and George nothing but the best and look forward to coming back many years from now!
Written May 9, 2018
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wendy m
mounds view, minnesota20 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
George and Paula were so gracious to welcome us into their beautiful home. The food was fabulous, and stories behind the family recipes were delightful! A definite "must do".
Written May 5, 2018
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