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Athens For Foodies: More Than A Greek Food Tour

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Athens For Foodies: More Than A Greek Food Tour

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Go behind the scenes in Athens to taste authentic Greek cuisine on a food and walking tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Experience daily life in the city as you visit a variety of eateries and discover culinary gems that are favorites of the locals. Enjoy enough tastings to make up a generous meal and understand why Greece is famous for its delicious cuisine. Visit the Athens Central market, bakeries, traditional taverns and restaurants, and explore historical sites that few tourists see.
  • Food and walking tour of Athens
  • Learn about Greek cuisine from a knowledgeable guide
  • Visit the Athens Central Market to see typical ingredients
  • Stop into a beloved bakery, traditional taverns, and family-owned restaurants
  • Taste authentic and delicious dishes
  • Hear stories about Greece and its food traditions
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Many different tastings of traditional Greek food; more than enough for lunch!
A 4-hour food tour with a passionate foodie guide
An exploration of Athens Central Market
Loads of culinary, cultural and historical anecdotes
Goodbye gift as a memento of your experience
We CAN provide food substitutions for vegetarians
Private transportation

Departure Point

Plateia Syntagmatos, Athina, Greece

Your guide will be waiting for you by the fountain at Syntagma Square. Please be there 10' early, in order to meet the rest of the group and begin your tour promptly.

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Monastiraki, Athina, Greece

Meet your guide and fellow food lovers at a central meeting spot in Athens. Your guide is a food expert who enjoys sharing the secrets of Greek cuisine and the best spots in Athens.

Start your culinary experience by visiting a traditional Greek bakery that has been in operation since the 1920s. Taste their delicious pie, which has been a popular treat in Athens for almost a century. Continue to discover the best eateries in Athens with generous helpings of foods such as mousaka (a roasted dish with eggplant or potatoes and meat), stuffed tomatoes and peppers, and your choice of soup.

Tour the Athens Central Market, visit restaurants that are local favorites, and hear about spots that you may want to visit later on your own. Expect to try a number of dishes, with enough food to make up a filling meal.

Your guide shares insightful commentary about Greek culinary traditions and culture, offering a glimpse of the real Greece that many visitors miss.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Plateia Syntagmatos
Your tour will begin with Syntagma Square, the emblematic meeting point of the Athenians, as your starting point. Meet your local foodie guide and kick off your culinary adventure with a tasting of the traditional 'koulouri'. As your guide narrates stories about the enduring history of Greek food and the local culture, go to a local favorite family-run pie shop that has stood the test of time to try a traditional phyllo pie.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Agia Irini Church
Next up, you will walk down the streets of Athens and reach the popular Agia Irini Square, one of the local hangouts that burst with life and mouthwatering delicacies. Visit a number of local delis and spice shops along Evripidou street and enjoy some local cheese-tasting and local meze from different parts of Greece. Featuring 15 delicious tastings, like dolmades, pastourma, feta cheese, and the famous Kalamata olives, you'll get to escape the crowds and taste the best of what Athens has to offer.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Central Market Athens
Your next stop will take to the heart of the city's food scene, the vibrant Athens Central Market, where you will browse the stalls and witness the wide selection of fresh meat, fish, and vegetables the locals use in their everyday cooking. Having seen for yourself the treasures of the fertile Greek land, you can now taste traditional, homemade dishes from a family-run business. Traveling with an expert local means that you'll get an insight into the importance of food in Greek culture, the seasonability of the ingredients, and how different spices have different uses. You will discover what makes Greek cuisine so special by tasting cult-classic, authentic Greek recipes such as 'gemista', 'tzatziki', 'fava', and the world-renowned Greek salad!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kotzia Square
Following your filling meal, you'll stroll around Aiolou street, where one of the oldest sweet shops in Athens is located, housed in a beautiful neoclassical building, to try traditional 'loukoumades', the doughnut-like dessert the locals love. As your final stop, you will get to try a cup of traditional Greek coffee; there is nothing quite like drinking the aromatic brew after a long, adventurous day!
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Monastiraki
End your tour at the vibrant Monastiraki and go souvenir-hunting at its famous flea market. With a full stomach and a head full of wonderful memories, your perfect day will come to a perfect conclusion.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Greeking.me
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Athens For Foodies: More Than A Greek Food Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What is the social distancing policy during Athens For Foodies: More Than A Greek Food Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Book this tour on your next Athens trip!
Anne_T
, Nov 2021
We had a wonderful experience on this tour. Illina (I'm not sure how to spell our guide's name, but she was amazing!) was an excellent guide and so wonderful to explore Athens with. We were given lots of insight into the city and, of course, were able to try lots of great food. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hello Anne_T, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review; it is much appreciated. We are over the moon that your Athens for Foodies tour was everything you hoped it would be. We hope to see you again in our country as soon as possible:)
star-5
Irini was a very great...
andrewjg15
, Nov 2021
Irini was a very great tour guide! The food was great and it was a very nice experience. We were able to try a wide variety of Greek foods.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hello andrewjg15, Thank you for your kind words. We couldn't be happier you enjoyed both the services of Irini and the local food. Until next time!
star-5
Wonderful !
Nel_P
, Oct 2021
Wonderful tour around inner Athens tasting the very best of local delicacies - especially the camel meat !
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hello Nel_P, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your food tour and got to taste the local flavors you liked! Feedback like yours is what keeps us going:)
star-5
So awesome, must do!!!
EA1
, Oct 2021
This tour was absolutely awesome and our guide Penelope was even better! She knew all the right places to go and had so many genuine relationships with the locals that made the tour experience even better! Recommend doing this tour at the beginning of the trip so you know what to look for and where to go when it comes to food!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello EA1, Thank you for your kind and helpful review. We are glad you appreciated Penelope's skills. We take great pride in having the best team! We hope to see you again soon and host adventures for you all around Greece!
star-5
Great tour
Matt_K
, Sep 2021
We had such a great time. Vicky was fun and informative, and we felt like she took us to small family run shops that we wouldn’t have found otherwise.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello Matthew_K, Thank you for your favorable review and kind words! We are glad you appreciated your time with us and hope to see you again in the near future:)
star-5
A great good tour with excellent guide
Sarah_D
, Sep 2021
Tatialena was a welcoming, friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable host of this Greek Food walking tour. We learned so much about not only Greek food but also Greek culture. There was so much food to taste and sample and we went to some brilliant shops that we wouldn’t never have found on our own. The food market was incredible - the fish area in particular! The four hours whizzed by and we were absolutely stuffed by the end of it! Thank you Tati!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello Sarah_D, We are elated that you thought so highly of your time with us during your food tour. We are glad you appreciated Tatialena; we always try to choose the best of the best in the field. Thank you for your amazing review and we hope to see you again soon :)
star-5
Highly recommend this food tour!
Darlyn_B
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide, Penelope, was very sweet and made our experience very enjoyable. You definitely get well fed on this tour so come hungry. We were all full by the time we were done. This is a great way to sample a little bit of everything, learn about the culture and cuisine, and enjoy a delicious lunch towards the end with everyone.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello Darlyn_B, We couldn't be more appreciative of the fact that you enjoyed your food tour with us and the services of our knowledgeable guide, Penelope. We are also glad you found the food to be more than enough; it is really important for us Greeks to have our guests well-fed! Thank you for your kind review and we hope to see you again soon:)
star-5
Food and fun - immersed in Greek culture!
Allison_H
, Sep 2021
We had the best time eating the most wonderful food with an awesome guide, Tatialena. Lots of stops covering a number of food types with delicious samples. Tati’s passion for food and the Greek culture made this trip a delight. This walking tour had lots of opportunities to stop and sit in various locations and each one had a gracious host. We tasted breads, pies, honey and more. We visited the meat and fish markets and enjoyed a delicious lunch. If you love food and want to get a feel for the culture this tour is a must!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello A_M_O_H, Thank you so much for this incredible review. It was a pleasure having you as guests and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us to the fullest. Your kind words mean a lot. We hope to have you again soon and explore more of beautiful Greece!
star-5
The Best of Food & Culture!
Ramona
, Sep 2021
Tateleni, our guide, was so friendly & totally knowledgeable on the local foods and favorite places to get the best recipes and learn the culture behind each!! We also got to meet some of the people who prepare and served us the foodie delights!! We are also planning to take the evening tour with her tomorrow evening. Don’t change a thing!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello Ramona, Thank you for such a thoughtful and kind review! We couldn't be happier you found your food tour with us to be a fulfilling experience you wouldn't change a thing in. We are also overjoyed you appreciated Tati's skills and personality. We hope your night food tour was just as great and you choose us for even more Greek adventures in the near future:)
star-5
Great day
Robin_L
, Sep 2021
Tati was a great guide. She gave us so much information. She was so friendly. We enjoyed everything about the day. The food was amazing and you left feeling full and like a local. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello Robin, We could not be happier that you had a great time with our valuable team member, Tatialena and hope that you will remember this experience for a long time! Thank you for your kind words :)

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