Get a taste of real Greek cuisine during this 3.5-hour cooking class in Athens. Head to a much-loved bakery in the vibrant Monastiraki neighborhood, where you’ll be taught how to prepare and cook classic Greek dishes by an experienced chef. Then, when your work is done, join your fellow food-lovers on the bakery’s roof to enjoy your freshly prepared 3-course dinner with out-of-this-world views of the city and the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Acropolis of Athens. Numbers limited to eight people, ensuring a small-group experience.
Make your own way to the start point in the flea market neighborhood of Monastiraki, located in the heart of Athens Old Town. Meet your tour host in the area’s central square, and then walk to a beloved downtown bakery.Head inside to meet your instructor — an experienced local chef — and begin with an overview of the dishes you’ll be creating during your class as well as an introduction to the tantalizing world of Greek cuisine. Then, set to work preparing and cooking a traditional 3-course meal with the chef close by to show you the correct techniques. Dishes vary, but typically include Greek delights like tzatziki, galaktompoureko (creamy custard pie) and spinach phyllo pastries.After your class, head up onto the bakery’s roof and sit down with the rest of your small group to enjoy the food that you and your fellow foodies have cooked. While you eat, relax with a glass of red or white wine and ogle the unparalleled views of the city, topped by the majestic Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO World Heritage site.Your tour concludes after you’ve finished your meal at the bakery.