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Host: Mary

Athens, Greece

USD
$98-$114 per person

Homemade traditional Greek dinner in Dionysos

Host offerings
  • House
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit

Meet Mary

Mary is originally from Athens, a rarity in Greece. She used to work for a Greek bank in the commercial and residential loans department and is now retired. Mary cooks traditional Greek dishes she learned from her grandmother, recipes that are typical of the Greek table. She prides herself on using only traditional, fresh, seasonal ingredients. Dimitris, her husband is a businessman and operates in the textile industry. He enjoys hiking and constantly renovating and improving their home in Athens. While Mary does all the cooking, Dimitris does the supervising and tasting!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (2-30 guests) Dine with Mary and Dimitris in their beautiful home, located in the leafy Dionysos neighborhood, an upscale suburb about 20 minutes from the center of Athens. Chat with them in their living room over appetizers such as spanakopita (spinach pie), gauro xidato (European anchovies baked with vinegar), soutzoukakia (spicy pork meatballs in tomato sauce) and gigantes (giant beans cooked with vegetables). Then share a homemade Greek dinner with your hosts at their dining table. Dishes may include greek salad, tzatziki dip, octopus served with minestrone pasta, mpakaliaros skordalia (fried fresh cod served with a garlic and potato dip) followed by ekmek kataifi (bread pudding) and seasonal fruit for dessert.
Please note that the cost of your meal includes red and white Greek wine.

Languages spoken: English

Traveler reviews

It was the best evening of our trip to Athens. I cannot describe how much we enjoyed the evening with Mary and Dimitris - it was a memorable evening that we will talk about with our family and friends when we go back home. The food was amazing and their hospitality touched all of us. They treated us like old friends. I would highly recommend this experience when you travel to Greece.
- Harsha

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Mary

$98-$114 USD

per person
100%
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Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $114 $98
Alcohol
$0 per person
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $114 $98
Alcohol
$0 per person
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
7:00pm-9:00pm

Meet Mary

Mary is originally from Athens, a rarity in Greece. She used to work for a Greek bank in the commercial and residential loans department and is now retired. Mary cooks traditional Greek dishes she learned from her grandmother, recipes that are typical of the Greek table. She prides herself on using only traditional, fresh, seasonal ingredients. Dimitris, her husband is a businessman and operates in the textile industry. He enjoys hiking and constantly renovating and improving their home in Athens. While Mary does all the cooking, Dimitris does the supervising and tasting!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (2-30 guests) Dine with Mary and Dimitris in their beautiful home, located in the leafy Dionysos neighborhood, an upscale suburb about 20 minutes from the center of Athens. Chat with them in their living room over appetizers such as spanakopita (spinach pie), gauro xidato (European anchovies baked with vinegar), soutzoukakia (spicy pork meatballs in tomato sauce) and gigantes (giant beans cooked with vegetables). Then share a homemade Greek dinner with your hosts at their dining table. Dishes may include greek salad, tzatziki dip, octopus served with minestrone pasta, mpakaliaros skordalia (fried fresh cod served with a garlic and potato dip) followed by ekmek kataifi (bread pudding) and seasonal fruit for dessert.
Please note that the cost of your meal includes red and white Greek wine.

Languages spoken: English

Traveler reviews

It was the best evening of our trip to Athens. I cannot describe how much we enjoyed the evening with Mary and Dimitris - it was a memorable evening that we will talk about with our family and friends when we go back home. The food was amazing and their hospitality touched all of us. They treated us like old friends. I would highly recommend this experience when you travel to Greece.
- Harsha

Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $114 $98
Alcohol
$0 per person
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $114 $98
Alcohol
$0 per person
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
7:00pm-9:00pm
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