Making Traditional Greek Food In A Real Local House
My name is Lora and I am an Athenian mother of 2 kids! I have lived in this wonderful city all my life and my childhood memories are of my Grandmother and Mother cooking together with love for their family. I can still smell and taste the food cooking when I shut my eyes. So I learnt to cook at a very young age and having been cooking with love ever since! My favorite dishes are traditional and made with the freshest ingredients Greece has to offer. I love to visit the daily markets to buy fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, herbs and bread. My family home is in the suburbs of Athens and is full of life – children, husband, brother, mother and father and friends coming over in typical Greek fashion . If you would like to experience a real Greek meal in a real Greek home let us welcome you into ours with filotimo. This means Greek hospitality! The first thing i will teach you is how to make a Greek coffee. Whilst we drink the coffee we will start the cooking lesson. Together we will make a Greek meal with three courses! We will start with Dakos salad, a traditional dish from Crete and then a main course and a sweet. We will learn how to make a moussaka , spinach or cheese pie and Greek meat or zucchini balls. Everything can be altered for a vegetarian diet. After this we will make loukoumades, Greek donuts covered in honey and cinnamon . These are one of our most delicious sweets! As we cook our food we will have a snack of oil and bread whilst the Greek music plays in the background. We will work together as we prepare the meal and then we will sit and enjoy our food with Greek raki and wine. Once the meal is over i will give you a copy of the recipes so you can cook them for your friends when you get home. I will also offer you a little gift of some Greek oregano so you will remember Greece every time you cook!
- Emilie1/22/2020 - Airbnb
This was hands down the best tour we’ve done! If you want to see the real Athens and avoid expensive, touristy sites then this tour is for you. It’s so much more than a food tour. We got to know... read moreTaylor10/01/2019 - Airbnb
This was such an amazing experience! I would highly recommend doing this tour first thing in Athens. You really get to learn the culture and food! Rachel was so knowledgeable about the culture and sensitive to certain needs. We really... read moreRachel10/30/2019 - Airbnb
This was a highlight of my trip to Athens. Food is such a connecting force and a form of storytelling in every culture. Rachel is a storyteller and passionate about Athens and food and she radiated that in the... read more
- Lucy9/04/2019 - Airbnb
We had one day in Athens so we chose to do the Acropolis in the morning and this tour in the afternoon. Maik and Sam were our tour guides that day for a group of four of us in total.... read moreCharles10/01/2019 - Airbnb
PERFECT way to get to know the culture and food. It was our first visit to Greece and this was the first thing planned on the first day. I would not have done it any different. You... read moreEdnel9/23/2019 - Airbnb
I misunderstood the meeting time but Rachel and Michalis were nice enough to accommodate me to another spot. I was introduced to the most popular Greek foods. I really enjoyed this tour. Michalis was engaged with us the whole time.... read more
- Jen9/08/2019 - Airbnb
If this is your first trip to Athens and you’re looking for a food/walking tour adventure, this is definitely a fun experience! We did the tour on a Sunday so markets were closed but we sampled lots of local eats... read moreCaitlin8/26/2019 - Airbnb
The food tour is amazing and tasty, and Rachel is a wonderful host and guide. She told us stories and explained history and culture, and really was a fantastic person to meet and spend time with. We had an amazing... read more
- Julie11/29/2019 - Airbnb
I absolutely fell in love with Athens during this tour. After a very busy week it was wonderful to leisurely stroll through the streets of Athens. Rachel’s energy about what she was showing us was simply endearing and contagious. She... read moreAmanda1/11/2020 - Airbnb
First of all, if you’re looking for a food tour of Athens, look no further. Seriously, I mean it.
This was 3.5 hours of pure enjoyment. From the delicious food to the streets, alleys, restaurants, and genuinely kind people we... read moreParham10/09/2019 - Airbnb
I would highly recommend this tour if you love food and also want to see different areas besides the common tourist traps. The stroll through the market truly made my day! The food on the tour was amazing! You get... read more
- Travis9/04/2019 - Airbnb
This was our favorite part of our short stay in Athens. I highly recommend this tour to anyone thinking of considering an experience like this!
Michalis and Sam were very knowledgeable about Athens, Greek culture and Greek food and it... read moreNicole2/04/2020 - Airbnb
I cannot say enough great things about this tour! Since it is a low tourist month in Athens it was just my husband and me on the tour and both Rachel and Michalis hosted us. Walking around the streets... read moreHolly9/22/2019 - Airbnb
My friend and I took the tour on our first trip to Athens and had an absolutely wonderful time! It's the perfect way to not only get a good overview of the city, but try incredible authentic food and have... read more
- Michelle9/14/2019 - Airbnb
My daughter and I went on the fabulous Food Around Athens tour with Rachel and Maik in September and I can't say enough about how awesome it was! They were tremendous hosts , very warm, welcoming and friendly and took... read moreDave1/20/2020 - Airbnb
We toured with Maik and had an amazing day! Maik has done all the work of finding the hidden gems of Athens to share with you. We did the tour the first day of our trip so we were able... read more
- Kay Xiaoqi10/05/2019 - Airbnb
We had a wonderful experience!! If you are looking for a tour to get to know more about Greek food and Greek culture, do THIS ONE! They are friendly and really care about us. We booked the 1pm tour but... read more
- Ernest & Tal9/24/2019 - Airbnb
I had a wonderful tour with Michalis. He was friendly, insightful and easy going. I especially liked his interaction with the local vendors. The stops we made were just perfect. The food was delicious and folks were friendly. At the... read moreJon9/02/2019 - Airbnb
Wonderful experience! Rachel was a delight. We got to try so many foods we never would have discovered on our own. We are so glad we did this our first day in Athens and felt well equiped for the rest... read moreBrad10/15/2019 - Airbnb
My wife and I really enjoyed our food tour with Rachel as this was more than just a food tour. Rachel was incredibly helpful in getting us acclimated to the surrounding neighborhoods and providing us with many useful suggestions... read moreJessica9/14/2019 - Airbnb
If you do a walking food tour in Athens, do THIS one!! The meeting spot was very easy to find, and we felt comfortable right away with both our hosts and our tour group. We walked through some beautiful and... read more
- Brad10/05/2019 - Airbnb
My wife and I had a great time on this food tour! The food was amazing, but I think what was truly special was feeling comfortable to ask questions about Greek culture and way of life. Very nice way to... read moreMostafa1/04/2020 - Airbnb
The Food around Athens experience was really awesome. Communication was very clear and prompt, and I was easily able to find the meeting spot.
We went with Michalis, and he made it very welcoming, giving background stories and personal anecdotes... read more
- Katelyn8/26/2019 - Airbnb
Rachel was fun and full of passion for Athens! It was truly wonderful to share an evening with her.
She showed us fabulous hospitality and was excited to help us find food we didn’t try yet in Athens.
I would... read more