Practice The Wise Simplicity
Of Genuine Greek Cuisine
Simplicity

This Tale unfolds for half a day in the unspoken but genuine treasures of Athens: her neighborhoods. Although this city roars with the rumbling laughter of her people and the words of Classical thought echoing off her ruins, Athens remains simple. Simple in the honesty of her homes and the warmth that lies within them. Simple in the way brewed coffee and home-made food tie her sokakia together. Yet wise in the way culinary goods create community and quench the need for human connection. 


In Koukaki, a genuine neighborhood tucked between the buzz of Athens’ center, you will explore the wonder in culinary possibilities.


An authentic neoclassical home welcomes you into her kitchen, where you will cook in the company and guidance of a local Greek cook. As you stir mixtures or bake chocolate goods, the heat of the kitchen will warm your heart. 

Practice The Wise Simplicity
Of Genuine Greek Cuisine
Simplicity

This Tale unfolds for half a day in the unspoken but genuine treasures of Athens: her neighborhoods. Although this city roars with the rumbling laughter of her people and the words of Classical thought echoing off her ruins, Athens remains simple. Simple in the honesty of her homes and the warmth that lies within them. Simple in the way brewed coffee and home-made food tie her sokakia together. Yet wise in the way culinary goods create community and quench the need for human connection. 


In Koukaki, a genuine neighborhood tucked between the buzz of Athens’ center, you will explore the wonder in culinary possibilities.


An authentic neoclassical home welcomes you into her kitchen, where you will cook in the company and guidance of a local Greek cook. As you stir mixtures or bake chocolate goods, the heat of the kitchen will warm your heart. 

The kitchen has always been the heart of Greek homes. The cupboard shelves hold herbs and stories, swirling from the pots are the perfumes of emotions, jars carry tears of sorrow and joy, whilst scattered across the table are secrets along with breadcrumbs. It is the mess of little dishes and oil spills, that evokes the most authentic side of ourselves. This is how wisdom oozes from the simplest means.


Your day will begin in the neighborhood’s local stores scouring for those genuine ingredients that will satisfy your personal taste.


If the day allows (especially Fridays), you will stroll through the neighborhood laiki (open market, “λαϊκή) and discover the subtilties of organic fruit and vegetables; from the mud caught in the grooves of regional potatoes to the juices dripping in the bite off a fresh tomato. 

Greece has a well-developed food culture that inherently practices simplicity in its wisdom. This springs from the fact that cooking for Greeks is not recipe based but ingredient driven. Rather than shopping for the ingredients required for a dish, the ingredients determine what meal will be eaten that day. 

genuine drawing fruit basket

The kitchen has always been the heart of Greek homes. The cupboard shelves hold herbs and stories, swirling from the pots are the perfumes of emotions, jars carry tears of sorrow and joy, whilst scattered across the table are secrets along with breadcrumbs. It is the mess of little dishes and oil spills, that evokes the most authentic side of ourselves. This is how wisdom oozes from the simplest means.


Your day will begin in the neighborhood’s local stores scouring for those genuine ingredients that will satisfy your personal taste.


If the day allows (especially Fridays), you will stroll through the neighborhood laiki (open market, “λαϊκή) and discover the subtilties of organic fruit and vegetables; from the mud caught in the grooves of regional potatoes to the juices dripping in the bite off a fresh tomato. 

Greece has a well-developed food culture that inherently practices simplicity in its wisdom. This springs from the fact that cooking for Greeks is not recipe based but ingredient driven. Rather than shopping for the ingredients required for a dish, the ingredients determine what meal will be eaten that day. 

genuine laiki vegetables agora

Greek cuisine always puts emphasis on the naturalness of ingredients, because the quality of the ingredients resides in their origin and the process of their cultivation. From a mother in her kitchen or an islander’s fish taverna to a chef in the city, the good cook uses ingredients with knowledge of their origin. A cook can create only when an ingredient is in its most natural, real (non processed) and authentic form.


In the guidance of a culinary mentor, you will learn how to recognize an ingredient for its genuine character.


How to see all the details that often go unnoticed; all the unique characteristics that hold the possibility of creation. The character and properties of ingredients determine the dishes you can create and of course the taste they will deliver. But they have to be genuine and real and the cook needs to know the wisdom they carry inside.
 This is why with a few simple ingredients you can prepare magnificent meals. Real and simple! 

Greek cuisine always puts emphasis on the naturalness of ingredients, because the quality of the ingredients resides in their origin and the process of their cultivation. From a mother in her kitchen or an islander’s fish taverna to a chef in the city, the good cook uses ingredients with knowledge of their origin. A cook can create only when an ingredient is in its most natural, real (non processed) and authentic form.


In the guidance of a culinary mentor, you will learn how to recognize an ingredient for its genuine character.


How to see all the details that often go unnoticed; all the unique characteristics that hold the possibility of creation. The character and properties of ingredients determine the dishes you can create and of course the taste they will deliver. But they have to be genuine and real and the cook needs to know the wisdom they carry inside.
 This is why with a few simple ingredients you can prepare magnificent meals. Real and simple! 

genuine laiki vegetables agora

So as you sift through the options at the local butcher or the baker’s batches of fresh bread and consider the possibilities, you may find yourself sifting through your own emotions and those characteristics that define the realness in you. In the most discrete ways yet with the most impactful rewards, the simplicity of fruit stands and coffee bean sacks will inspire you. 


You will cook with all your fresh organic ingredients toppled onto the kitchen counter!


It is in the midst of slicing knives, bubbling pots and cluttered sinks that the true magic of cooking comes to life. It is the process of putting knowledge into practice that allows for the most nourishing and flavorsome creation. In recognizing how your onions need to be caramelized, when your mushrooms should tumble into the pan or what temperature makes a pie’s crust crisp. 

So as you sift through the options at the local butcher or the baker’s batches of fresh bread and consider the possibilities, you may find yourself sifting through your own emotions and those characteristics that define the realness in you. In the most discrete ways yet with the most impactful rewards, the simplicity of fruit stands and coffee bean sacks will inspire you. 


You will cook with all your fresh organic ingredients toppled onto the kitchen counter!


It is in the midst of slicing knives, bubbling pots and cluttered sinks that the true magic of cooking comes to life. It is the process of putting knowledge into practice that allows for the most nourishing and flavorsome creation. In recognizing how your onions need to be caramelized, when your mushrooms should tumble into the pan or what temperature makes a pie’s crust crisp. 

genuine cooking

The process allows you to cultivate the true potential of an ingredient, to synthesize differing flavors, to create new sensations and ultimately heighten the experience of food. 


You will delight all of your creations, savoring the genuine flavors and the meraki behind your dish.


The epitome of fulfillment is felt once the kitchen knives are put down and the forks are picked up. When you revel in the rewards of the process and see before you the final outcome; either in a family dish or in the fruits of your own personal development.  

Lunch will be Greek; late in the afternoon and with small plates and feta crumbles dotting the table whilst wine slips into the basin of your glass. Smells will sneak into every bite and textures twirl along your tongue. You will taste the ingredients you picked from the market and remember which culinary secrets brought its flavor to life. Behind your vissino “spoon sweet” you will see the colors of your fresh sour cherries and behind your outbursts of laughter you will see the colors of your natural authentic self

The process allows you to cultivate the true potential of an ingredient, to synthesize differing flavors, to create new sensations and ultimately heighten the experience of food. 


You will delight all of your creations, savoring the genuine flavors and the meraki behind your dish.


The epitome of fulfillment is felt once the kitchen knives are put down and the forks are picked up. When you revel in the rewards of the process and see before you the final outcome; either in a family dish or in the fruits of your own personal development.  

Lunch will be Greek; late in the afternoon and with small plates and feta crumbles dotting the table whilst wine slips into the basin of your glass. Smells will sneak into every bite and textures twirl along your tongue. You will taste the ingredients you picked from the market and remember which culinary secrets brought its flavor to life. Behind your vissino “spoon sweet” you will see the colors of your fresh sour cherries and behind your outbursts of laughter you will see the colors of your natural authentic self

Price starting from
PRICE PER PERSON PER DAY
250 Euro

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

Each day is rich with activities from when we meet until it’s time to sleep. 

Locals who welcome you into their homes, trades and crafts. They guide your activities and embrace you with their true philosophy on happiness.

An expert Mentor who enlivens every step of the way.

Authentically Greek meals, with special lunches and dinners hosted by local families or restaurants, completed with local, organic produce and beverages.

WHAT IS N0T INCLUDED:

Our original price does not include transportation and accommodation. However, to satify your needs, we collaborate with authentic, local accommodation providers and transportation agencies.

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