Cooking In Ancient Greece - Chania

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 am Valid from the time of first use, for the duration selected.
  • Departure Details :
    End of Konstantinoupoleos str, Ano Daratsos, Chania.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Would you like to try roasting meat using age-old techniques and bake bread using replicas of ancient equipment?Would you like to learn about theancient material culture and the meaning of ancientcooking as physically experienced by the cook? The "Cooking in ancient Greece" lesson by Mariana- an experimental archaeologist - food historian, Gourmand World Cookbook Award winner- deals with the culinary legacy of the ancient Greeks, offering seductive interpretations of ancient dishes while giving a glimpse into the lives of ancient cooks. It lasts 4 hours andtakes place in a 300 year old olive grove, 5 km from the city of Chania.

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A brief introduction to food, cooking methods and trade routes of Classical Greece will be followed by a dipping back into its cuisine.
Using Athenaeus «Deipnosophistai» * and archaeological research data as inspiration, the class will enjoy learning how to reproduce ancient Greek recipes both in modern kitchens and according to experimental archaeology.
 It will focus on popular food profiles of the time using techniques, herbs and spices that are  almost forgotten nowadays.

Bread baked in a replica of an ancient Greek portable oven and thrymatis, a kind of cake which when broken open reveals a small roasted bird, are only two of the delicious recipes that allow us a glimpse into the ancient Greek world.

After the cooking the team will eat what it has been prepared.

*''Deipnosophistai" is a  compilation of hundreds of ancient Greek works on food, drink, manners and customs.


  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Food tasting
  • Small-group cooking class
  • Cooking lesson andlunch
  • All ingredients for your lesson and lunch
  • Recipes & photos will be sent via e-mail.


  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

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