Tea Time with a Local in Athens

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baklava class
authentic Greek food
baklava and afternoon tea
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group tours in Greece
baklava class
authentic Greek food
baklava and afternoon tea
cooking classes for family

Tea Time with a Local in Athens

55.00

Uncover ancient flavors of Greek herbal tea and learn about the tasty desserts that go with it.

Visiting Places: Private Athenian home.
Duration: 3.5 hours.

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Why we like it

Experience Greek hospitality and discover the use of herbal tea in the Greek culture in a warm Athenian home, like a local!

Activity Description

Greece has always been a tea-drinking country. In your list of unique things to do and try in Greece, herbal teas should make it to the top, because they are treated not as merely beverages but as pure remedies. Most of the Greek teas are made from wild plants that have health benefits and medicinal capacities. 

In an Athenian home and in the warm hospitality by your local hostess, you’ll get to try traditional Greek mountain tea, a dittany tea and an infusion of Greek sage while listening to exciting tea trivia. The teas that you’ll get to try are known for their therapeutic capabilities.

To make this tea tasting even more authentic, you will enjoy with your tea delicious traditional moustokouloura; these are traditional Greek sweet cookies which are baked with grape must, flour, and sugar. Your tea will also be accompanied by delicious Greek sandwiches, with manouri cheese and olive paste and kasseri cheese with tomatoes. 

Las but not least, dessert. You and your hostess will create a traditional baklava from scratch so that you can learn the recipe for yourself, and take some home with you... if there are any leftovers! 

Special Features

  • Learn about the history, traditions and medicinal capabilities of Greek teas as you taste three of the most famous varieties.
  • Find out how to make baklava and have a taste of delicious traditional Greek sweets and treats.
  • Enjoy true Greek hospitality in a private Athenian home.

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start time : Mon-Sun, All Year | Shared Groups: 5pm. Private groups available upon request here.

Duration: 3.5 hours.

Spoken Language: English.

Meeting Point: The activity is set in either the center or northern suburbs of Athens. Details to be provided after booking.

Group Size: Max. 12 participants.

Pace: Easy.

Included: English or French speaking host, drinks and sweets as described, baklava-making cooking class.

Excluded: Transportation.

Note: If you have any food allergies or are under a special diet, please drop us a message before booking this tour. The activity is unavailable on public holidays: January 1st, December 25th & 26th, and Easter Sunday.

Discounts for Young Travellers: Children 0-5 yrs: Free | Children 6-11 yrs: €28/child | Children 12-17 yrs: €44/child. Ask for your Discount Code here

Vendor: Alternative Athens

Cancellation Policy

100% refund up to 72 hours prior to tour/workshop, except processing fees (Paypal/credit card).  50% refund between 72 and 24 hours prior to tour/workshop, except processing fees (Paypal/credit card). No refund less than 24 hours prior to tour/workshop. 100% refund if the tour/workshop is cancelled by us, including processing fees.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion. 

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