CookinAthens
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At CookinAthens we believe that one of the best ways to explore a country's culture is by it's food. During our totally hands-on cooking classes you will cook one of the best meals you will have in Greece, using only the best local ingredients.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Omonia
Omonia Square is as plain in appearance as Syntagma is grand. Surrounded largely by functional blocks from the 1950s and 60s and no longer boasting its underground stalls, the square is now mostly frequented by immigrants and bargain shoppers. The most rewarding area to explore is to the south. Set off down Athinas Street, with the Acropolis gradually coming into focus in the distance, and you will get a sense of old commercial Athens, especially at the picturesque meat, fish and vegetable markets some way beyond the City Hall. The blocks to the west of Athinas are home to many Chinese and South Asian traders, adding a multicultural atmosphere to what was until the late 1990s a very homogenous society.
How to get there
  • Thissio • 6 min walk
  • Monastiraki • 7 min walk
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shayna797
Atlanta, GA122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We had such a wonderful evening taking a cooking class with Marilena. The food was delicious and we now have a Greek cookbook and all of the techniques we learned. It came with a Greek cheese tasting and phyllo dough making lesson. We oftentimes take cooking classes when we travel and we always enjoy them and learn something that will help us remember a trip. This time the biggest take away may have been authentic Greek salad (for which we are now looking for real Greek feta and not Americanized Greek feta) but we learned lots of other things too and had a fantastic evening.
Written October 11, 2023
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Meraz
Scottsdale, AZ41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We had a great day with Marilena. We met her in a central locale where she then treated us to some yummy Greek delights from special shops. We then hit the market to buy foods for our class-fascinating experience! The class was so informative and fun. We then sat down altogether for a delicious meal accompanied by Greek wines. Marilena then sent out a whole list of recipes, above and beyond what we made.
Written October 19, 2022
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JWBond
Kaufering, Germany269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
My girlfriend and I got the first class after Corona-Virus break.

We choose Mezedes to learn about Greek kitchen.
In preparation Marilena let us choose 6 recipes out of all available options - great flexibility 😉

During our training Marilena showed us how to make the dishes and we were able to execute needed steps by our own. Hands-On is always best.💪

The studio looks very nice and new!
Might also be an adventure for a bigger group.

Marilena took accurate attention on health and corona protection!

Despite learning new things it was great fun 😊
Written July 14, 2020
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Thank you so much!
Written July 16, 2020
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Scott W
83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I wish I could give Marilena 10 stars for every aspect of this wonderful experience. I booked a special dinner for the 10-year anniversary with my wife. Walking into the space, I was immediately struck by the incredible view of the Acropolis. Then came the food...and it kept coming. Each course was beautifully presented and wonderfully flavorful. It was some of the best food we've had in our month here in Greece. Our conversations with Marilena were also a treat. Whether you're looking for a cooking class or special dinner, you will be happy you chose Marilena and CookinAthens.
Written September 1, 2019
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Thank you so much Scott! It was such a pleasure meeting you!
Written September 2, 2019
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Eva N
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
The experience was above my expectations! The view of the Acropolis was stunning! Marilena was a very good hostess, very friendly and taught us many techniques! Kaseropita and tzatziki were my favorite dishes! We will definitely visit again!
Written July 18, 2019
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Liese H
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Don’t let the building and the freaky elevator scare you. The kitchen is on the fifth floor and is modern and inviting! Marilena and her assistant were wonderful! Our group of four made a variety of food together and had a great time!
Written January 4, 2020
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Well we've just renovated the elevator so the next time you visit us it wont scare you at all :-) It was really fun cooking with you! Thank you!
Written January 7, 2020
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Jessica H
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We had a marvelous time cooking with Marilena. The space we cooked in was clean and organized and had a great view. Marilena was very knowledgeable and helpful while cooking, and allowed us to cook everything without doing it all for us. We had three kids with us, and she made it enjoyable for them as well. The only thing I would suggest if you have kids is to ask if you could come at an earlier time (we didn't think about this until after the fact) because it was hard for them to wait until all the food was cooked. Marilena gave them plain noodles that we cooked that weren't going to be used in the meal. She was very attentive. I would definitely recommend Marilena and her class.
Written November 7, 2021
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Mark L
Evans, GA486 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Marilena taught our family some traditional Greek dishes and then we got a chance to sit and eat them. My teenage son chose this activity and we had a great time. She was patient with us and took the time to demonstrate everything step by step. She has her own cooking studio in a strange industrial looking building. Don’t let that pu t you off. She met us downstairs and brought us up and her place was great. Really recommend for families with teens or groups
Written June 10, 2021
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Thank you so much Mark for your review! I am really so glad you enjoyed our cooking class. It's been a pleasure cooking with you and your family!
Written June 13, 2021
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CatWise_13
Texas11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Our group LOVED cooking with Marilena! Her studio is gorgeous, the view is fantastic, and she is an expert in her field! She tailored the menu for our diet restrictions and everything tasted incredible! She made sure we had the information we needed to be able to replicate the recipes when we returned home. This was for sure the HIGHLIGHT of our trip to Athens! Highly recommend!
Written October 29, 2019
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Thank you so much Cat for your kind words!
Written October 30, 2019
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Joanne
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
Marilena was a joy to be with in the kitchen! My husband and I had some time on our final day in Athens and emailed Marilena regarding a cooking class. Her responses were very prompt and she designed a special menu with Greek appetisers, main courses and even dessert that we will make from scratch!

When asked if she could bring us around the market, she gladly agreed to at no additional cost and explained the rich history behind the places and food that were sold.

It was a wonderful, cosy afternoon learning how to cook with Marilena and also Leslie (our fellow classmate). It felt like we were at a friend’s apartment just catching up and learning more about Greek cooking.

Absolutely fantastic food, company and at a great price. Highly recommend that all who visit Athens should give this a go!
Written September 22, 2019
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So glad you enjoyed your time at CookinAthens! Thank you so much for your review!
Written October 24, 2019
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