Greek Cooking Odyssey

Spend a week on the island of Poros during the cooking vacation in Greece! Learn the local cuisine from a professional chef and live a slice of Greek Island life.

The ancient Greeks were among the first to discover the benefits of adding herbs and spices to their food. This process was used not only to enhance the tastes, but also provided medicinal benefits. Greek food is still a unique mix of fresh, seasonal ingredients and a generous blend of herbs and spices such as thyme, rosemary and oregano, which grow all over Greece. Greece is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and has one of the largest coastal areas of any country in Europe, and for this reason fish is an integral part of Greek cuisine. Fresh seasonal vegetables are also a significant element in traditional Greek cooking. And Greek food would not be Greek without the olive oil, as olives are grown and olive oil produced in many parts of Greece.

Your culinary vacation in Greece will be very friendly and personal. Participants will have fun while experiencing real Greek culture, cooking and delicious food—all during this unique cooking school vacation on a beautiful, unspoilt Greek Island!

Greek Cooking Odyssey

Spend a week on the island of Poros during the cooking vacation in Greece! Learn the local cuisine from a professional chef and live a slice of Greek Island life.

The ancient Greeks were among the first to discover the benefits of adding herbs and spices to their food. This process was used not only to enhance the tastes, but also provided medicinal benefits. Greek food is still a unique mix of fresh, seasonal ingredients and a generous blend of herbs and spices such as thyme, rosemary and oregano, which grow all over Greece. Greece is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and has one of the largest coastal areas of any country in Europe, and for this reason fish is an integral part of Greek cuisine. Fresh seasonal vegetables are also a significant element in traditional Greek cooking. And Greek food would not be Greek without the olive oil, as olives are grown and olive oil produced in many parts of Greece.

Your culinary vacation in Greece will be very friendly and personal. Participants will have fun while experiencing real Greek culture, cooking and delicious food—all during this unique cooking school vacation on a beautiful, unspoilt Greek Island!


Latest Review

We gave this trip 5 stars
julie & fred
Massachusetts
Trip taken May 2018
My grandson, Kevin, and I love to cook when we are together. For his graduation present from medical school I offered to enroll us in a cooking school. His choice. After much Googling on the Internet and reading reviews, Kevin selected The International Kitchen's program on Poros Island in Greece. The best decision we could have made!! Joining us for the cooking experience was Kevin's sister, Kristin, who was eager to learn how to cook and my husband, who was more interested in watching and dining. It is hard to describe adequately the beautiful and idyllic Greek island of Poros -- about 2 hours by car from Athens through miles and miles of orange, lemon and olive trees and a short ferry ride to the island. However, the real treasure was our cooking instructor Katerina is the owner/proprietor of the Odyssey Center where all the cooking instructions occurred. Katerina is so very kind, warm, and generous with her time and wealth of cooking and baking experience. The Odyssey Center is a hub of fine Greek dining and inn accommodations, in a stunningly beautiful and peaceful setting looking out to the sea and hills of Poros.

Trip Details

Your 4 cooking classes will introduce you to the wonderful flavors of Greek cuisine. Katerina is a professional chef and is the owner of the Odyssey Centre. She was born in Poros, is passionate about cooking, and is interested and knowledgeable in the historical roots of traditional Greek cooking. She specializes in both traditional and modern Greek cooking, and her skills have become very sought after; when she is not giving lessons in Poros, she also provides lessons in Greek cooking and Greek language throughout other parts of Europe.


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