Cooking Classes

Create and enjoy authentic, organic Greek dishes from handpicked ingredients to immerse yourself in the Greek culture.

The dishes you will cook are part of a Mediterranean diet, which have many health benefits such as:

  • reduced risk of heart disease and strokes

  • increase longevity and agility

  • reduced risk of Alzheimer and diabetes 

All herbs and seasonal products used in the class and at the restaurant are from local, organic island growers.  The classes will take place in the  garden for you to be able to enjoy touching and smelling the herbs and vegetable that you will be cooking with. 

The lesson includes:

  • a tour of the garden 

  • a cooking demonstration 

  • all recipes will be provided 



Our menu's are authentic, seasonal and local adjusted based on the seasonality of the ingredients.  We offer 5 menu's throughout the year.

Cooking classes are open to all those visiting the island based on according to availability. 

We offer those staying at Porto Ithaki the opportunity to choose  2 menus during your 4-day stay.

Option 1


the worlds most versatile dish, strained  Greek yogurt with cucumber and garlic and herbs  


traditionally roasted vegetables in fresh tomatoes, herbs and local organic olive oil


delicious succulent local goat baked with orzo in a tomato base 

Option 2

Fava Bean Spread

split yellow peas, full rich flavoured dip / spread 

Summer Seasonal Vegetable Stew

green beans, eggplant, zucchini, carrots and potatoes with fresh tomato and freshly harvested herbs 


Option 3


the worlds most versatile dish, Greek strained yogurt with cucumber, garlic and herbs

Roasted Oregano Potatoes 

baked potatoes with oregano and hint of lemon

Pot Roasted Rooster

slow cooked in local wine  allowing its own flavours to marinade, blend, and tenderize . Served with macaroni.

Option 4

Fava Bean Spread

split yellow peas, full rich flavoured dip / spread 


traditionally roasted vegetables in fresh tomatoes, herbs and local organic olive oil


cooked in local wine and fresh tomatoes and freshly harvested herbs 

Option 5

Fuse Mediterranean cuisine into the 21st century 
Tips on how to include the Mediterranean diet into our everyday meals 
Simple dishes, with ingredients available at your local supermarket 

  • bean sprouting 

  • whole grain bread 

  • legumes and pulses

  • made easy 

Cooking Class Schedule

The cost of the classes is: 15€ for the class and 20€ for the meal

In addition, we offer tastings of olive oil, local cheese, and wine: 25€ for 4 people


Cooking classes begin on August 25th!


Contact us to sign up for a class. 


Holidays and celebrations in Ithaca:

  • May 1: Welcome in spring, collect wild flowers and make wreaths which are hung on their doors, to welcome nature.

  • May 10: Mothers day 

  • May 23: The celebratory festive day of Ithaca patron saint Ioakeim  Papoulakis - whose remains are transferred from St Barbara to Stavros Church with a multitude of faithful, priest, marching band and local authorities. 

  • June 8: Religious day - the day of the Holy Spirit

  • June 21: Father's Day

  • July 17: celebration Day of St Marina, a street party in Exoghi

  • July 20: celebration of St Elias, a street party in Kioni 

  • August 5 & 6: Stavros celebrates the Savior, a 2-day street party

  • August 10: celebration of Saint Nikoloas, a street party in Frikes  

  • August 15: celebration of the Assumption of Mary, celebrated in Platrithia 

  • September 8: celebration of the of the Nativity of the Theotokos at the Kathara Monastery

  • October: Celebrate the sardine run at Polis Bay