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Learn to Cook in a Local Home: A Taste of the Greek Islands in Athens

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    What to Expect
    Fotini lives with her husband and their beloved dog in an antique and plant-filled apartment in southern Athens. Fotini's husband, originally from the beautiful island of Corfu, is also a skilled cook and together they will welcome you into their home. While you sip a welcome drink, Fotini will tell you about Greek cuisine, considered one of the healthiest diets in the world owing to heavy use of fresh vegetables, Greek olive oil and cheeses, as well as the regional differences that flavor each island's culinary character.

    Next you'll head to the kitchen to start cooking. Fotini will teach you to prepare authentic home-style dishes that are typical of the islands. You can expect your hands-on cooking lesson to last one to two hours. You will learn a variety of dishes, such as tomato keftedes (tomato balls, a traditional recipe from Santorini), fava (unlike Western "fava beans", "fava" in Greece refers to a delicious yellow split pea puree, a traditional dish from Santorini), froutalia (a traditional omelette from Tinos island), ladenia (Greek pizza, a traditional dish from Kimolos island), revithada (chickpeas cooked in the oven, a traditional dish from Sifnos island) or sofrito (veal casserole with spices, a traditional dish from Corfu island).

    Once your cooking is complete you will gather at the dining table to taste the fruits of your labor and enjoy a shared meal with your hosts.

    Please note, this experience is not a professional cooking class, rather it is meant to be a visit into an authentic, local home to meet a local family and share the culture and cuisine together.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Athens, Athens, Attica
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Private Greek cooking class with your host Fotini
    • Beverages
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Gratuities
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Fotini was such a joy to spend the evening with. The recipes were simple and delicious. I enjoyed the hands on experience in learning a few Greek recipes. I highly recommend this to anyone in Athens who's looking for a more personal one on one hands on cooking experience. By the
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    This was one of our favorite activities of our whole trip to Greece! My mom is of Greek heritage and cooks lots of Greek food at home, but Fontini took time ahead of our visit to put lots of thought into creating a very unique menu that would show us more rare types of Greek
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    Fotini is an excellent hostess and we were made to feel very welcome in her home. The apartment itself is a little way out of the centre of Athens but is easily reached by public transport. Fotini and her partner encourage you to get involved in the preparation of a number of
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    Fotini provided a great evening of good Greek food, plenty of wine and lively discussion. The cooking tuition was basic, but the excellent company and her information about the origins and history of the dishes compensated for it. The evening turned into a fine dinner party. We
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    Spent almost 5 hours with Fotini cooking 5 fabulous foods and talking about everything under the sun. Both my husband and I agreed this was the best experience and I would highly recommend to anyone spending time in Athens
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    • Duration: 3h
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