Greek Cooking Holiday

From £1754 pp

Greece

8 Days

Small Group up to 8 People

What you'll do

Immerse yourself in Greek island life on this 7 night Greek cookery holiday in Poros that promises not only a culinary experience but also a cultural one; accommodation is also included in beautiful Greek apartments just 50 metres from the stunning beaches.

Tucked away in the peaceful and picturesque village of Askeli in Poros, this friendly cooking school, just a few minutes from the beach is the setting for your Greek cooking holiday experience.

Under the guidance of your fun and friendly Greek host Chef Katerina, you will immerse yourself in Greek life to discover the gastronomic delights of this beautiful area of Poros. Learning about the historical roots of traditional Greek cooking you will learn to cook both traditional and modern Greek dishes.

The aim of the course is to give you the skills to cook fabulous Greek dishes from the region to impress even the most experienced foodies back home. All cooking courses are hands-on and you will all have the chance to visit the lively local fish market and olive groves, lemon groves or an organic Mediterranean vegetable farm.

Combine beautiful Greek sunshine and flavours with fun hands-on Greek cooking lessons on this 7 night / 8 day Greek cookery holiday with a difference.

Chef Katerina

Your Local Host:

Chef Katerina

Katerina is both passionate and knowledgeable about Greek cooking and its historical roots, specialising in both traditional and modern Greek cuisine.

Katerina’s skills have become extremely sought after and when she is not providing cooking lessons in Poros, she enjoys teaching Greek cooking to others throughout different parts of Euro.. Read More

Experience Itinerary

Arrival

– Check-in to your exclusive suite at the Odyssey centre anytime after 2pm
– Katerina, your chef, will welcome you
– You have the afternoon free to explore Askeli, relax by the pool, or enjoy a swim in the clear blue sea
–  In the evening you will be a guest at the welcome dinner, Katerina will introduce you to some of the food that you will learn to cook during your stay

Accommodation

– Traditional, spacious apartments in 2 different styles
– Located in a tranquil corner of Askeli, just 50 metres from the nearest beach
– Poros is within easy reach of Athens by the modern and efficient ferry service
– Outdoor bistro adjacent to the apartments serving delightful Greek dishes
– Free use of the swimming pool 30 metres from the apartments
– Within close proximity to a large supermarket, bus stop and various tavernas and bars
– Apartments have air conditioning, private bath or shower, TV and veranda or small balcony
– In-room safes are available for a small extra charge which can be arranged on arrival
– Some rooms have fridge and kitchenette (request at time of booking although cannot be guaranteed)

Free time & cooking class

– Enjoy a leisurely Greek breakfast
– After breakfast, you will have a chance to look more closely at the menus and recipes
– Enjoy guided tasting walk around town followed by lunch
– Your first cookery lesson will begin at 2.30pm, followed by a late afternoon drink or a small siesta
– You will return to your class around 5pm to cook the final stages of dinner which will be served in the relaxed evening atmosphere

Accommodation

double bedroom accommodation on Greek cookery holiday

Cooking class & visit to the fish market

– An earlier breakfast will be followed by a walk into Poros Harbour to visit the fish market where you will select a range of ingredients for the day’s cooking
– This will be followed by a visit to a local café for coffee and Greek pastries and some free time
– Mid afternoon you will start to prepare the evening meal from the fish selected at the market
– You will then enjoy dinner you have created in relaxed and sociable surroundings at the centre

Accommodation

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Visit to Hydra

– Enjoy a leisurely Greek breakfast
– Today will include a visit to Hydra, with lunch provided
– On return to Poros you will start to prepare the evening meal from the fish selected at the market
– You will then enjoy dinner you have created in relaxed and sociable surroundings at the centre

Accommodation

double bedroom in Poros

Free time & private cooking class

– Enjoy a leisurely Greek breakfast
– This is another free morning for you to do whatever you please on your sunshine holiday on Poros Island
– Lunch will be provided at around 1pm
– This afternoon enjoy a cooking class with your chef
– You will enjoy dinner in the evening either at the bistro or a local restaurant

Accommodation

double bedroom in Poros

Olive or lemon groves & cookery lesson

– After breakfast an opportunity to visit either the lemon or olive groves to learn about the use of both these ingredients in Greek cooking, a picnic lunch will be provided
– On returning to the school mid afternoon you will begin your final cooking lesson, a classic Greek meal will then be served in the evening
– One evening in the week you’ll enjoy a delicious Greek cheese and wine tasting

Accommodation

double bedroom in Poros

Final day

– After a delicious breakfast you can relax in the sunshine on the beautiful Greek coastline
– Depending on the season, you will visit different locations to learn about the importance of seasonal ingredients in Greek cooking, including local herbs
– Lunch will be provided either at the bistro or as a picnic
– In the evening you will enjoy the finale dinner, a true Greek experience with many surprises!

Accommodation

double bedroom accommodation on Greek cookery holiday

Departure

– After breakfast you are asked to check out of your accommodation by 10am, taking home with you the skills, experience and recipes that will last long after your holiday is over

Reviews (3)

Anne

Monday 30th September, 2019

This cooking week far exceeded my expectations. The hospitality from the family-run business there made this trip very special. They are all very friendly and really care whether you are having a good time. And the food was simply divine. Come alone - it doesn't matter, you'll be fine!

B Hughes

Saturday 14th September, 2019

What an amazing holiday. I travelled on my own but met so many friendly people, both cooking and otherwise. Odyssey is a friendly place to stay, the cooking sessions were great fun and we got to eat the food at the end. I thoroughly recommend it.

V Rogers

Tuesday 14th May, 2019

Brilliant 8 days. Excellent family atmosphere and great fun.

Location Info

Stay in traditional Greek apartments located in a tranquil corner of Askeli on the welcoming Island of Poros in Greece, located less than 50 metres from the beautiful waters of Askeli beach and bay.

Getting there

Please note that prices for the holidays do not include flights. We recommend using www.skyscanner.net to check flights.

Nearest airport:
Athens (ATH)

Note: The island of Poros lies around 35 miles south west of Piraeus (the port of Athens)

Transfers:
Transfers are included in the price and to ensure easy access to Poros Island. Transfers will a private taxi transfer ‘meet and greet’ to and from Athens airport/Poros Island.

Your driver will meet and collect you from Athens airport. For collection from Athens airport it is essential that you book flights to arrive into Athens airport no later than 6.30pm and depart no earlier than 12.30pm for your retur..

  • 7 nights accommodation (solo travellers will be allocated a single room but can upgrade to a double for an additional cost)
  • 4 Greek cooking lessons on days 2, 3, 4 and 6
  • Breakfast daily
  • Lunch over 6 days either at the hotel or a picnic lunch
  • Dinner over 7 evenings including 1 evening meal in a local restaurant or taverna and a farewell dinner on the last night
  • Visit to the local fish market to select fresh produce
  • A seasonal Greek culinary outing
  • Visit to olive or lemon groves or an organic Mediterranean vegetable or herb farm
  • Guided trip to the Island of Hydra
  • Welcome drinks
  • Recipe booklet
  • School apron
  • Private return taxi transfers from Athens airport to Poros Island
  • PLEASE NOTE: Transfers are only provided between 10.30 am – 6.30pm on arrival and only after midday on the return journey
  • Check in anytime after 2pm on day 1 and check out by 10am on day 8

Greek Cooking Holiday

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