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Learn the Art of Phyllo: Private Cooking Class in Athens provided by Traveling Spoon

Learn the Art of Phyllo: Private Cooking Class in Athens

Learn the Art of Phyllo: Private Cooking Class in Athens
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£81.44
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About
Learn to make hand-made phyllo pies in a local Athenian home. Christina is passionate about baking traditional phyllo pies using a technique she first learned from her grandmother. After attending culinary school, Christina perfected the phyllo technique by working in a local bakery where she expertly created a wide variety of phyllo pies from scratch. Christina will teach you to make phyllo dough in her kitchen and how to construct a flaky, savory pie. After your pie has baked you will sit at Christina's table and share a meal of her inventive, seasonal Greek dishes.  This experience offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn to cook one of Greece's best known dishes with a local expert. You will get a real glimpse in to modern Greek life and learn about the culinary traditions that have been passed down through generations of home-cooks.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Learn to prepare authentic Greek phyllo dough from scratch in Christina's kitchen in this Athens cooking class. She will teach you to make the ubiquitous flaky Greek dough - starting with flour and water! - and together you will prepare a traditional pie. She will teach you, step by step, how to make the pie filling using seasonal ingredients like wild spinach and other greens and a variety of fresh cheeses (you might mix the filling in the sink since it is her biggest receptacle!). You mix the dough, learn to roll it into paper-thin sheets on her dining table, and layer the pie with the filling. She will show you how to carefully lay the delicate sheets of phyllo in the pan, which results in a light, crispy pie. Christina will share printed recipes with you so you can recreate the dishes at home. You can expect the cooking portion of your experience to last about 90 minutes before you sit down to enjoy the meal you helped to prepare.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
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.
What to expect
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Learn to prepare authentic Greek phyllo dough from scratch in Christina's kitchen in this Athens cooking class. She will teach you to make the ubiquitous flaky Greek dough - starting with flour and water! - and together you will prepare a traditional pie. She will teach you, step by step, how to make the pie filling using seasonal ingredients like wild spinach and other greens and a variety of fresh cheeses (you might mix the filling in the sink since it is her biggest receptacle!). You mix the dough, learn to roll it into paper-thin sheets on her dining table, and layer the pie with the filling. She will show you how to carefully lay the delicate sheets of phyllo in the pan, which results in a light, crispy pie. Christina will share printed recipes with you so you can recreate the dishes at home. You can expect the cooking portion of your experience to last about 90 minutes before you sit down to enjoy the meal you helped to prepare.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P70
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Meal
  • Private cooking lesson with your host Christina
  • Bottled water
  • Local beer or wine
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Athens, Greece Please meet your host Christina at her home in Agios Artemios neighborhood of Athens. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Meal
  • Private cooking lesson with your host Christina
  • Bottled water
  • Local beer or wine
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Athens, Greece Please meet your host Christina at her home in Agios Artemios neighborhood of Athens. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Trek656022
3 contributions
Very friendly
Jun 2021 • Family
Super friendly it felt like I was visiting a friend house more than a class , it was simple and fun and very delicious 😋
Written 7 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eli K
Athens, Greece7 contributions
Master of phyllo - and fun, too!
Jun 2020
Christina is the master of phyllo! She takes some flour, a little bit of water, some olive oil, does a little bit of magic, and voila! there you've got it, a tasty traditional greek spinach pie! Extra bonus: lots of fun throughout the process, from a caring instructor! Thank you, Christina!
Written 9 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Antonios Oteron
Berlin, Germany32 contributions
Simply the best
Some people are simply the best. Best teacher ever, making everything look so simple. Thanks Christina!!! :*
Written 13 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fun and interesting cooking class
Feb 2020 • Friends
My friend and I had the opportunity to take a cooking class with Christina while in Athens and really enjoyed it! Christina was a wonderful host who welcomed us with greek coffee (and a little traditional fun future reading in the coffee) and then taught us how to make a traditional phyllo pastry pie with spinach and feta cheese! It was hands on and we both got to have a try in rolling out the pastry super thin! It was great to have someone so informative as Christina guiding us through it as we learned so much, not just about the pie baking, but greek traditions and history in general. She's so easy to be around and we had great conversations and many laughs. She had prepared a whole delicious meal while we were waiting for the pie to bake, which turned out absolutely delicious! (We had the leftovers for breakfast the next morning ;) ). It was a beautiful experience and we both can absolutely recommend Christina to anyone looking for a fun and interesting greek cooking experience!
Thanks so much Christina, until next time! :)
Written 22 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Trevor S
1 contribution
Great Experience
Feb 2020 • Solo
Christina was a good teacher, great english and baking skills—it was a fun time! She followed up with a recipe that she emailed. I would do it (with a different traditional recipe) again.
Written 16 February 2020
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Andrew F
Washington DC, DC6 contributions
What an experience!
My wife and I were convinced that Phyllo was something made by magical elves because human hands could create it (well at least not ours). Christina changed all that! We had a wonderful evening at her home talking, laughing, and making spanikopita! It was our first traveling spoon experience but it is only the beginning. We loved it! Thank you Christina for making it a fantastic evening.
Written 15 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CookTeach
Plainfield, IL252 contributions
Excellent! Friendly! Clean!
Jul 2019 • Friends
We were excited for our first Traveling Spoon experience and it did not disappoint! Christina's apartment is easy to find and she is great at communicating through email and answering any questions. There were four of us and she took time to get to know us before starting the lesson. Aprons and water was provided as she started her lesson. We all had a task to do throughout the lesson while making the phyllo and the filling. She was nice and walked us through all the steps. We would highly recommend this experience!
Written 3 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

katherine t
Fountain Hills, AZ7 contributions
An Amazing Experience
Jul 2019 • Couples
Christina was a pleasure to spend time with. We learned the traditional way to make spinach pie, and were served a wonderful traditional meal. Seeing how a regular Athenian lives was a bonus! Would recommend to anyone !!!

Thank you for the experience
Written 7 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shujess22
4 contributions
Excellent Experience!
May 2019 • Couples
We had a wonderful time learning from and visiting with Christina. She graciously welcomed us into her home and made us feel comfortable trying something we’ve never cooked before. This cooking experience with Christina made our time in Athens extra special and we highly recommend it. We can’t wait to impress our friends back home with a delicious phyllo pie!
Written 6 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Avidar Y
1 contribution
Christina the best spanakopita class.
Jan 2018 • Couples
We are in a habit to learn a new skill every county we travel to.
And Athens was no deferent, after searching the local directory we have found
Christina Drangana
A professional chef with extraordinary passion for phyllo dough.
We were very happy to find her as we like the local spanakopita very match.
The minute we meet Christina It felt like we are a long time fiends, she is so welcoming and
We have some refreshment and a very nice talk about Greece, Athens and the best places to visit in Athens.
Next we started with the preparations, it was hand on and we loved it, Christina shared her skills with us and soon we started to roll the phyllo dough ourselves.
Christina guide us thru the process, and we end up making a grate spanakopita moist full with green speech and feta cheese.
We set to the table enjoy our spanakopita and continue our grate time with Christina
Going back home we took with us some of the spanakopita.
The next time we are in Athens we will take one of Christina’s food tours.
Thank you Christina for the grate time and for the phyllo dough skill, now we make spanakopita for our family and Frind thank to you.
Do yourself a favor and meet Christina she will change the way you look at Athens.
Thank you Christina we will meet again soon.
Written 1 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Cooking like a local
Great cooking class to prepare at home with locals the food that you cannot find in restaurants. All steps explaine
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A Wonderful Cooking Lesson in a Home Setting
Fotini was such a joy to spend the evening with. The recipes were simple and delicious. I enjoyed the hands on expe
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Fresh and authentic Greek food in Athens with Angelina
Such a fun experience! My husband and I took a class with Angelina our first night in Athens - and what an awesome
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Amazing experience!
This was one of our favorite activities of our whole trip to Greece! My mom is of Greek heritage and cooks lots of
HAJL
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Friendly and welcoming.
Fotini is an excellent hostess and we were made to feel very welcome in her home. The apartment itself is a little
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Very pleasant evening
Fotini provided a great evening of good Greek food, plenty of wine and lively discussion. The cooking tuition was b
Mehran M
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Amazing experience with the best in home meal I have ever had
I had the pleasure of discovering Traveling Spoon very early on and they set me up with one of their first hosts in
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Amazing experience
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Fotini - Good food, great time
On arriving, Fotini served a bit of uozzo and we got to know each other a bit. She described the dishes we would pr
MarliesSwaenepoel
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Warm welcome but expensive experience
Cooking experience was rather basic. We would have more fun with a good Greek cooking book. As it was expensive -
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Bess G
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Amazing experience with Fontini - highlight of Athens visit!!!!!
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Traveling Spoon experience with Fontini - an absolute must!
I am Greek-American, and last night I enjoyed not only the best meal I've had since I arrived in Greece a month ago
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Wonderful and heart-warming experience
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