The Art of Cooking Traditional Greek Recipes

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We offer a truly hands-on cooking and food experience combined with a fun party environment. Just like getting an invitation from a local Athenian friend!

We have a greek coffee with "lukumi" in the morning, while we prepare our shopping list. We then take a walk to the Athens Central Market to choose fresh ingredients for our recipes and to stroll around the neighbourhoods of the city centre. We get you in the cooking mood with ouzo and “meze” and after our cooking, we all together enjoy a delicious meal combined with great greek wine, and, of course, with the sounds of greek music.

Our small class size enables us to teach in a totally hands-on fashion — which means you get to cook (and eat!) each and every item.

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Onion Athens is a unique Athenian cooking experience and the greatest way to start your trip in Athens!

At Onion Athens, you learn the art of cooking greek recipes, from the very first cut to the very last taste!

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Whether you enjoy shopping, cooking or pairing excellent wine with your food, we have an experience for you!

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The Onion Athens Studio.

Onion Athens is located at Kolokotroni Street in the heart of historic Athens center, between Syntagma and Monastiraki squares.

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This was such a fantastic experience and an amazing way to see the city. I did this on my first day in Athens and so happy I did. Being shown around the markets before cooking was a great way to see and learn about the city center (I've also already been back to some of the shops we were shown multiple times because they're that good). The cooking portion was fabulous. Cannot wait to get home and use these recipes again. Definitely would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to see Athens with a different view.

John, May 2019

This was the highlight of our Athens trip! Wonderful, thorough and fun. Touring the markets, personal stories and humor! Then to sum it up… a great Greek meal with Mariefi and friends. The group was intimate and friendly. Really wonderful!

Sally, May 2019

Cooking at the Onion Kitchen was a great experience that my family thoroughly enjoyed. They were so king and happy to share traditional cooking methods as well as their local insights about the area. We would highly recommend putting this experience on the front end of your visit to Athens as it may very well shape your itinerary as well as the local delicacies you imbibe. We cook A LOT, and found the methods/tricks (how to get the cheese filling creamy, eggplant prep, feta mousse, etc) extremely useful. Ouzo, wine, music and good company and conversation really makes this experience shine.

Todd & Larissa, November 2018

We had a wonderful time! The directions to their place - accurate. The hosts - friendly, welcoming and enthusiastic. The market tour and class - easy, interesting and super fun. The Food !! - delicious !!! Lots of chit-chat over wine and food. Mariefi also gave us a lot of tips.. Overall it was one of the best experiences we had in greece.

Gopalkrishna, October 2018

Fantastic experience, great kitchen and dining space and very very tasty menu. Mariefi was fantastic!! Great insights into Greek food and culture. Definetely a must do experience when visiting Athens.

Bred, July 2018

This cooking class was amazing! You not only learn great techniques but also a bit about Greece and the ingredients behind the dish itself. What's more authentic than learning how to make Greek food from Greeks? A MUST, IF YOU'RE IN ATHENS! x

Tanairi, September 2018

The experience was amazing as we did a tour of places in an old part of the town and shopping for our groceries. And then heading back to our kitchen for cool atmosphere and then start the cooking. A great way to learn and talk to a local about the cultural heritage of food and drink. A must if u want to explore, learn and eat all in one trip.

Nuzhat, July 2018

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Onion Athens is the ideal venue for private events. Be it a baby shower, an intimate celebration, elegant dinner party, private cooking class, birthdays, anniversary parties, bridal showers, we can’t think of a more connected place to host you and your guests.

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