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The Love for
Greek Cuisine

At CookinAthens we have created a cozy environment where we cook traditional Greek food the way our mothers and grandmothers used to do. But also, since we believe that cooking should be joyful and creative, sometimes we use the traditional recipes as a guide to come up with something new.

Our small sized classes encourage our guests to truly participate and immerse themselves in the cooking process.

Our Cooking Classes

At CookinAthens we only use fresh and in season products so the menus are adjusted according to the season. The courses are fully hands-on so all menus will be prepared by you (following our instructions of course). We offer complimentary Greek wine and also Greek traditional spirits and refreshments. 

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Online cooking class

Learn to make a traditional Greek menu, from the comfort of your home with this live, virtual cooking class. I will show you in real-time how to make the most famous Greek dishes step by step in your own kitchen.

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A traditional Greek Lunch/Dinner

You will learn how to cook a simple, traditional Greek lunch/dinner, which we will all devour afterwards around our big table, while talking, laughing and drinking good Greek wine.

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Mezedes

Grab a fork and get ready! Welcome to the epitome of Greek food - the Greek meze table.

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“Dekatiano”(Kind of Greek brunch)

To most, Greek breakfast is just a cup of coffee. However our grandfathers used to have what was called “dekatiano”.

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Market Shopping, Cooking Class and Lunch

Saturday 11:00

Philosophy

CookinAthens grew out of true love for the Greek cuisine.

At CookinAthens we believe that the best way to learn how to cook Greek food
is by doing it yourself, so our classes are totally hands-on.
We use only the best local ingredients and follow authentic recipes
to create the best Greek food you’ve ever taste.

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Our Athens

Our Athens. The city we, Athenians, love to curse but can’t live without.
I am absolutely sure that you’re going to have a great time in Athens.
Below you can find some tips that will make your stay in our city easier and more enjoyable.

A must-do list while you’re in Athens!

  • Visit the Acropolis and the Acropolis museum (don’t miss the breakfast at the veranda) but dong forget to visit Lycabetus hill with its spectacular views all over Athens.
  • If you’re visiting during summer don’t miss the opportunity to watch a film at an outdoor cimema. There are plenty in Athens.
  • Visit Pnyka, the rock where democracy was born.
  • Visit Exarchia, my favorite neighborhood, which is supposed to be the revolutionary side of Athens, full of graffities, small cafes and bars, and nice taverns.
  • If you are in Athens on Saturday don’t miss the most famous farmers market of Athens at Kallidromiou street at Exarcheia. Fresh food and vegetables and a lot of people shopping at the most iconic farmers market in Greece.
  • Eat lunch at a kafeneio (traditional coffee shop that serves 3-4 courses).
  • Go to the sea. Take the tram from city centre and enjoy the Athenian sea.
  • Visit the Central Athens Public Market in the centre of Athens (Aiolou street). There’s the fresh meat and fish market under one roof in a very beautiful building and directly across the road is the fruit and vegetable market.
  • Drink a frappe (iced coffee).
  • Buy a “pay as you” go sim card (you can find at the airport) for cheap calls and mobile data .
  • Use the metro. Our metro may not be as wide as London’s or New York’s but it can be quite helpful. Buy a 5-day ticket for only 9 euro and use all public transport.
  • Taxis in Greece are quite cheap. 3,5 euros is the minimum charge. Download the Beat app and order a taxi whenever and wherever you are.

Travelers said about us

  •   An absolute highlight of my trip. Everything about this experience is wonderful... the hosts, location and the food are all exceptional. I definitely recommend to others. This is a must... read more

    188clairea
    3/06/2020
  •   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... read more

    lieseh2020
    1/04/2020
  •   The class was wonderful! The classroom is bright and comfortable and overlooks the Acropolis!
    Marielaina made a delicious and easily duplicated menu with many wonderful hints handed down from... read more

    Collgoss67
    12/08/2019
  •   We had a great time! Marilena is a wonderful lady, warm, dynamic. She pays attention to the details. Interested in teaching us a many things, simple but useful. I would... read more

    crisan_dc
    11/27/2019
  •   Marilena's Greek cooking class was a huge highlight of our Athens trip! We were a 3 person group, and each of us was so glad that we booked it!
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    Bjanel
    11/26/2019
  •   We had a group of 6 and we absolutely loved everything! The food was delicious and our time cooking and eating was memorable and definitely a highlight of the trip.

    408dougd
    11/26/2019
  •   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... read more

    CatWise_13
    10/28/2019
  •   Learning how to cook delicious Greek food with Marilena was a lovely way to spend an evening in Athens. She was a wonderful instructor and host, and we especially appreciated... read more

    John R
    10/28/2019
  •   It was an incredible experience and we were really happy we did that. We prepared a lunch with 3 appetizers, a Greek salad, a moussaka and a yogurt mousse. The... read more

    Stellamgn03
    10/24/2019
  •   We booked thr mezedes cooking class with a group of friends coming from abroad. Marilena was fun and interesting and also a great cook who taught us a lot of... read more

    Chprig
    10/24/2019