Cooking Lessons & Walking Tour at the old Central Market of Athens

Cooking Lessons & Walking Tour at the old Central Market of Athens
Cooking Lessons & Walking Tour at the old Central Market of Athens
Cooking Lessons & Walking Tour at the old Central Market of Athens
Cooking Lessons & Walking Tour at the old Central Market of Athens
Cooking Lessons & Walking Tour at the old Central Market of Athens
Cooking Lessons & Walking Tour at the old Central Market of Athens
Cooking Lessons & Walking Tour at the old Central Market of Athens
Cooking Lessons & Walking Tour at the old Central Market of Athens
Cooking Lessons & Walking Tour at the old Central Market of Athens

Cooking Lessons in Athens


Do your grocery shopping and prepare your lunch, like the Athenians do! Visit in the morning the old Central Market of Athens, flooded with scents and flavors, to buy your meal’s main ingredients, walk in the nearby narrow roads to buy herbs and seasonings and discover small shops hidden in places only a local would know! 

And then, with the guidance of our chef and his team, prepare a delicious 4-dish menu for you and enjoy it accompanied by delicious Greek wine! Dine like the Greeks, uncover the secrets of Greek cuisine and learn more about Athens’ culinary heritage.


Location

  • The tour start at 09.30 at the meeting point, at Athinas street (just downtown in Athens)! After meeting with the cook and his team, you will walk to the Athens Central Market, which is located 2 blocks away from the meeting point to buy the main ingredients for your lunch preparation. You will also wander the small shops around the Market to buy herbs, seasonings and other ingredients, needed for your cooking class. Once you are ready and all shopping is done, we will return to our kitchen to start the cooking preparations!

We are going to prepare a traditional Greek, 4-dish meal which includes the following dishes:

  • Dolmades: Delicious vine leaves wrapped around herb-infused rice, add some beef if you want to.​
  • Spanakopita: Spinach pies with a touch of creamy, salty feta all wrapped up in pastry. ​
  • Tzatziki: This is the accompaniment to many Greek dishes. A classic Greek yoghurt cented with garlic, cucumber and herbs. Perfect for dipping those dolmades and pies into!​
  • Imam Baildi: Travelling back from Asia Minor with Greek refugees, this dish of roasted eggplants topped with a rich fresh tomato sauce and feta cheese.​
  • Portokalopita: An all time favourite for many Greeks, this juicy, soft orange "pie" is made from phyllo pastry, oranges and is sented with cinnamon. If you can make this your friends will love it and you for making it!

And when its time to dine, a 250ml carafe of wine or soft drinks and drinking water will be on the table to accompany your hand-made meal! Afterwards, you will return to your hotel full of culinary memories that will surprise your friends once you are back home!

The Cooking class end at about 14.30.

Highlights

  • Walk at the Central food Market
  • Prepare a meal fit for a king
  • Wander the narrow streets around the Market and meet local merchandisers
  • Learn all the secrets about Mediterranean cuisine
  • Enjoy the special meal you have prepared
  • Enjoy a small glass of the famous Greek wine

 Inclusions

  • Walking tour at the Central Market
  • Cooking lessons with local Cook
  • Greek-style lunch (4-dish menu)
  • A carafe of Greek wine (250 ml) or soft drinks and drinking water during lunch
  • Round Transfers from/to hotel in Athens/Meeting point (according to your selection)
  • All taxes

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Useful Info

  • All Year.
  • On Sundays and Public Holidays the tour cannot be operated as the Athens Central Market is closed, but we will modify the program accordingly 
  • The duration of the tour (incl. grocery shopping, cooking preparation and meal time) is 5 hrs and can be operated on a daily basis, from Monday to Saturday from 09:30 to 15:00
  • We will pick you up from your hotel in Athens or Air B&B address, according to your selection.
  • If you stay close to the meeting point (at Athinas str, down town in Athens) you don't need transportation, we will give you direction to meet the cooκ.
  • Our tours are absolutely PRIVATE only for you and not for other passengers. 
  • We can accommodate from 1 person to 36 persons or more.
  • In order to take full advantage of your stay in Greece, we would also like to draw your attention to the importance of taking out an insurance policy in the event of an unexpected happening during your trip. To this effect, we have collaborated with INTERAMERICAN, the largest private insurance company in Greece.

Cancelation Policy

  • In order to confirm any booking, 30% payment in advance is required, fully refundable in case of any written cancellation received 8 days prior the arrival date.
  • For any cancellation OR change within 7 days prior the first day of arrival and/or non shows, full cancellation fees applies – the total cost of the program.
  • A written notification of any cancellation or change is necessary to be sent to PRIVATE TOURS Greece.

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