Simply-put, this was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. First of all, the setting is gorgeous, tucked away in nature with beautiful views and beautiful art. Instant peace. Maria has so much culinary knowledge, experience, and a deep appreciation and respect for all kinds of Greek ingredients, so it was a fascinating opportunity to try local, organic ingredients (which include but extend way beyond the staples) and learn about their healing properties. This was more than a cooking class, but the cooking portion was unique and so much fun, and savoring each component was an eye-opening experience. Enjoying dinner with Maria and Niko was wonderful – they’re kind, fascinating, inspiring people. I was traveling solo, but they made me feel like I was spending an afternoon with family. This was the highlight of my time in Greece, and I look forward to seeing them again in the future.