CookinAthens

CookinAthens, Athens: Address, CookinAthens Reviews: 5/5

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CookinAthens is designed to make you love Greek food even more. 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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Kim C
3 contributions
Amazing
Our class was excellent - tailored to the foods that we were excited to make, hands on creation of the dishes, and chatting with our fantastic chef about her family’s cooking traditions. We even got to try home made Greek apricot preserves with the dessert we made. Genuine Greek cooking in an awesome atmosphere. Couldn’t recommend more highly!
Written August 23, 2021
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Maxine U
Loma Linda, CA1 contribution
A Taste of Athens
Jul 2021 • Solo
The class exceeded my expectations! The food was delicious. Instructions were clear from our amazing chef. Attendees prepare and cook majority of the dishes. Recipes are emailed upon request! Will come back again in the future.
Written August 4, 2021
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Christina B
3 contributions
Delicious food!!
Aug 2021
Wonderful cooking class! Marilena reached out to us beforehand to ask if we had any specific dishes we wanted to learn how to make - we loved that we could personalize the menu. She talked us through the dishes step by step and all the food turned out fantastic. Now to go impress our friends back home. Would recommend!
Written August 3, 2021
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karen
Suisun City, California7 contributions
Wonderful!! :)
Marilena is wonderful and the food we prepared was absolutely delicious. Marilena is friendly and goes to great lengths to make sure every person has a great experience. She communicated before the activity to be sure everything goes well and asked for dish preferences. During the class, which was a blend of 2 groups, she made sure everyone got to participate and gave each person individual attention. The food was easy to prepare, the staff friendly and accommodating, with tasty wine, and a delicious dinner, makes this experience one I will do again if I am in Athens. Our favorite dishes were the Briam and the zucchini fritters (made by client request), we also made spanikopita, pastitsio and lokma (all yummy!)
Written July 15, 2021
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Marilena M
Thank you so much Karen! I hope you will visit us again sometime soon :-)
Written July 30, 2021
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Mark L
Evans, GA366 contributions
Really excellent experience
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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Marilena M
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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Angelos G.
1 contribution
Awesome team-bonding Experience
May 2021
When the restrictions due to covid 19 were held, we decided to do something fun and different with my colleagues. Marilena's lesson was fantastic, taking into consideration that some of us did not have a clue about cooking! The place was super clean respecting all COVID-related rules (masks, etc). The view from the balcony was wonderful and I was really happy to see she used really fresh and high-quality ingredients! We all loved the lesson and we will definitely be repeating it soon!
Written June 2, 2021
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Argyro P
1 contribution
Amazing experience
May 2021 • Friends
My friends from Spain come to Greece every year and enjoy greek food. This time they wanted to cook it by themselves. Marilena was a great teacher, easygoing and made this experience amazing. She has a lot of tricks to teach you, even if you are greek and already know how to cook the recipes. It was easy to contact her and make the appointment and she adjusted the menu to our taste! The venue is great in the city centre with an amazing view in Acropolis. I would do it again for sure!
Written June 2, 2021
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Anna
2 contributions
Best cooking experience!
May 2021
Booked this class as an activity with some friends visiting Greece, as we wanted to give them a culinary experience of our country and it really was beyond our expectations!
Everything was well explained, so that you don't need to be an excellent cook.
Marilena is very friendly, an excellent teacher and an amazing hostess.
The breathtaking view and the pleasant facilities just complete the whole experience.
Totally recommend it!
Written June 2, 2021
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Sofia K
11 contributions
Great experience, great tastes!
May 2021
I booked this cooking class to do something post-covid fun with my boyfriend, who also knows zero about cooking. And we sooo enjoyed this! Marilena is an excellent "teacher", and very patient I must add :P She had prepared everything right so we didn't lose time and she guided us to make easy delicious dishes which I will cook again for sure. The place is also great in the heart of the historical center of Athens, with a fantastic view of Acropolis, and the kitchen itself is fresh, welcoming, and super clean. Masks and everything of course highly appreciated the hygiene of this place. Highly recommend this cooking class, thank you Marilena!
Written May 31, 2021
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kh25
Gainsborough, UK12 contributions
Lovely host , food and experience!
Oct 2020
This was a surprise experience for my partner who does not do a lot of cooking and he loved it!
Marilena put us at ease with her friendly but professional manner and we had a lovely time.
Would highly recommend as part of your city break.
Written October 11, 2020
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Thank you so much!
Written October 28, 2020
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