Greek style shrimp
Soap making recipe
Natural soap from olive oil
Greek olive oil soap
Piraeus Cathedral Agia Triada
Piraeus at dusk
Eleni has devoted her time to creative cooking, as well as to perfecting the production of hand-made natural cosmetics. Visitors will initially follow creative cooking techniques and learn how to cook delicious and authentic local greek dishes. They will also attend a seminar on how to hand-produce pure soap based on olive oil
WHAT you will LEARN:
Cooking of creative authentic local greek dishes
Production of pure olive oil hand-made soap
Eleni – Piraeus, Creative greek cooking, and pure soap production
Itinerary: how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together
Traditional cooking classesThe visitors will have a chance to learn in detail how to cook creative and authentic local greek dishes, based on their hostess' creative cooking techniques. They will be proactively involved in the whole process, discover little-known secrets regarding the recipes, and finish-off by tasting the fruits of their own labour
Pure soap productionGuests will attend a special seminar on how to quickly and easily hand-produce pure soap based on olive oil and bee wax, without use of chemicals or other potentially harmfull substances. They will then get to keep the soap that they will have produced
Place of ORIGIN: Corfu
LIVES in: Piraeus
LOVES: cooking, pastry making, producing authentic home-made products
Has TRAVELLED to: UK, Italy, many Balkan countries
Personal TRAITS: sociable, pleasant speaking, excellent cook
Eleni Vlahopoulou is your Hostess
Eleni is a person with profound artistic inclinations. She loves painting, creative cooking and pastry. In her opinion, cooking is a creative art, since it requires serious talent. She spent 25 years working as a graphics designer. Over the past 5 years, she has devoted her time to perfecting the production of hand-made soap and other natural cosmetics, using 100% pure and natural ingredients
Meeting Point: central Korais square, at the Piraeus municipal Theatre entrance
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 79 euros per person (food, delicatessen, materials, and lessons are included)
Availability: 1 June - 30 August
Group size: 4 persons max
What’s SPECIAL about this experience: a detailed, in-depth and analytical learning session, on the production of traditional homemade products
Piraeus - Where the Experience will take place
What Wikipedia says
Piraeus is situated in the southwest part of the central plain of Attica, also widely known as the Attica Basin, which the Athens agglomeration (urban area) sprawls across. Piraeus is bounded by the Mount Egaleo to the northwest, and the Saronic Gulf to the south and west, and connected with the rest of the Athens Urban Area to the east and northeast.
The "city proper" of Piraeus consists of a rocky peninsula, originally an island, featuring three natural harbours. In addition to the central one, called Kantharos in ancient times, the smaller harbours to the east are still in use : Zea, also known as Pasalimani, and Munichia, the smallest of the three and widely known as Mikrolimano.
Nowadays, the Piraeus larger urban area includes the suburban harbours of Drapetsona, Keratsini and Perama. The central harbour is a hub of commercial and passenger shipping, whereas the two smaller ones cater to recreational and fishing craft as well as passenger hydrofoils.
Piraeus is the third largest municipality in Greece with an official population of 175,697 (in 2001). The Piraeus Urban Area, part of the greater Athens Urban Area, comprises the city proper (municipality of Piraeus) and six other suburban municipalities, having a total population of 466,065 people (in 2001).