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Athina, Greece
Athens Small-Group Food Tour

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Sample Greece’s tastiest dishes on this food and walking tour through Athens. Led by a local guide, stroll through the city’s historic streets, tasting ‘bougatsa’ (a sweet or savory pastry), ‘loukoumades’ (Greek honey dumplings), olives and other Greek specialties. Then, take a trip to the Varvakeios market to peruse regional spices and herbs. To keep this small-group tour as intimate as possible, numbers are limited to 14 people.
  • Food walking tour of Athens
  • Taste savory Greek delicacies including the ever-popular sesame koulouri
  • Learn the heritage of Greek cuisine
  • Experience the vibrant Varvakeios food market
  • Visit various specialty food shops in Athens offering an array of fruit, spices and meats
  • Small group limited to 14 people for a more personalized experience
  • Fully guided tour with local English-speaking guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Great for foodies! Sample popular and lesser-known Greek delicacies and visit a bustling local market where you can stock up on the spices that locals use.
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Plateia Korai , Plateia Korai, Athina, Greece

MEETING TIME: 9:15 am START TIME: 9:30 am DURATION: 3 hours & 30 minutes MEETING POINT: The meeting point is Outside Panepistimio metro station at Korai pedestrian walkway in front of the Starbucks cafe. If you use the metro to come follow the “Korai” exit signs. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of your tour. Your Athens Walking Tours guide, holding the orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign will be waiting for you.

9:30 AM
Psyri , Psyri, Athens, Greece
Meet your guide in central Athens, right below the iconic Acropolis, to begin your tour. Take off into the streets with your small group, making stops at sweet-smelling bakeries, spice merchants, restaurants, dairies, delicatessens and pie shops. Get a true taste of Greek culinary culture, sampling all sorts of specialty snacks and dishes as you go, including the beloved koulouri, a tasty bread with sesame seeds.

Learn about Greece's unique culinary heritage while you explore, and hear why the Mediterranean diet has become today's model of healthy living. Follow your guide inside small, hidden specialty shops and meet the locals behind them.

Afterward, make a stop at the bustling Varvakeios food market. Browse the colorful stalls filled with fruit, seafood, meat and local spices.

After all the sampling and sightseeing, your tour will conclude in the neighborhood of Plaka.
Itinerary
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Monastiraki
Athens, Greece
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Psirri
Athens, Greece
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Evripidou
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Aiolou
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Central Municipal Athens Market
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Dress according to weather
  • Comfortable walking shoes, sun-screen and a hat are recommended
  • Inform us of any food allergies
  • The Covid19 Measures set by the Greek Government frequently change. Thus, it is advisable to check local restrictions applicable to indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Athens Walking Tours
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.

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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 Small-Group Food Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Athens Small-Group Food Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Athens Small-Group Food Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Athens Small-Group Food Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Athens Small-Group Food Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Athens Small-Group Food Tour.

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  • "Don't make the mistake I did and have breakfast before the tour." See review
  • "Taking a food tour is one of the best ways to experience a city culture and feel the vibes." See review

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New flavors and awesome tours
Kristin_J
, Aug 2022
Eveline was such an awesome tour guide! We ended up having a private tour with her and for my first Food tour it was amazing. She was very knowledgeable and engaging. She was super friendly and we tried so many good foods that we never tasted before. The portions are good size so definitely come hungry.
star-5
Great food, good pace, just enough information to keep all ages happy...
Aubrilyn_R
, Aug 2022
We had a great time on this tour (6 of us). The food is fantastic, and diverse, and you get a nice walking tour of the area. Our guide was very engaging and kept a good pace so that even the younger ones in our group (who usually prefer to explore on their own) had a great time. I might have liked a little deeper explanation about the history of specific snacks or their relevance to daily life, but no one else in my group would have liked that so I'm 5-starring this one.
star-5
Food tour in Athens with Loukia.
Denise_M
, Jul 2022
We loved our food tour with Loukia. We were able to sample multiple examples of authentic Greek food. It was a wonderful experience! I would recommend the food tour to everyone!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
We greatly appreciate your recommendation and the great feedback, Denise! We look forward to your next visit! Cheers!
star-5
A delicious tour!
Llsura_G
, Jul 2022
What a wonderful tour! Evelina was gracious and informative! We filled our bellies with local foods and drinks, saw many places locals shop—with opportunities to buy things, but there was no pressure to do so. 100% recommend the tour and Evelina!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
And what wonderful feedback! We greatly appreciate it, and look forward to welcoming you again soon! Have a great day!
star-5
A must do in Athens. Do this on the first day!
Veronica_A
, Jul 2022
Evelina was amazing and patient! This is a must do! I loved the tour and the food. The drinks were amazing!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We are incredibly grateful for your lovely feedback, and look forward to welcoming you again! Have a terrific day!
star-5
Food tour was amazing
Sharon_F
, Jul 2022
We are so glad we booked this food tour. Our guide was amazing. You get to try so many different foods and drinks.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
And we're very glad and grateful for your amazing feedback, Sharon! Please join us again soon, and keep enjoying wonderful moments!
star-5
Worth waking up early for!
Karissa_B
, Jun 2022
A must-do when visiting Athens, it was one of the best highlights of our trip! Our guide Rena was a joy to spend the morning with and was so knowledgeable and helpful. Can’t recommend enough! Come hungry!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We are very happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us, dear Karissa! It was definitely our pleasure to host you. We would be thrilled to have you back any time. Have a lovely day!
star-5
Great food tour
Jason_S
, Jun 2022
Our guide, Rena, did a wonderful job of explaining the different foods and cultural aspects. I would highly recommend anyone takes this tour with her.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
It's truly lovely to hear your kind words of appreciation, dear Jason! Thank you for choosing to join us and for sharing your positive experience. We hope to host you again soon. All the best!
star-5
Great Food Tasting for the Foodie at Heart
Rosalyn_B
, Jun 2022
This food tasting was awesome. Even though we were late because we got lost and missed, Evelina sent one of the host in training to gather us at the original meeting location. So we only missed the first tasting. The group was small enough where we could get to know one another and the places we went to had great drink and food tastings! Nina at Polykala’s Distillery was the best. Even though I don’t drink, I was able to sniff all the different flavors of good liquor. Would definitely recommend doing a food tasting tour if you are going to Athens or any city.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Awesome is a word we love to read concerning our tours, dear Rosalyn! We appreciate your amazing feedback with all the lovely details! Thank you for your rating and your kind recommendation! We hope to host you again soon in beautiful Athens! Have a great day!
star-5
Half Day Tasting Tour Excellent
MarkF_O
, Jun 2022
Our group of 12 walked through different neighborhoods, started with a traditional breakfast food and ending with a chicken or pork gyro. Everything from start to finish was excellent even sampling some of their liquors. A must if you visit Athens, you will not be disappointed!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
How gratifying your feedback is, dear Mark. We couldn't be happier that everyting was to your liking. Please join us again soon for more delightful adventures!
star-5
Highly highly recommend
Katherine_M
, May 2022
My boyfriend and I visited Athens for the first time last week. Viator food tours were highly recommended to us and it exceeded all of our expectations. We signed up for a small group tour but it ended up being a private tour with just the 2 of us and our wonderful tour guide Lucy. She knew so much about Athens history and of course all the best food spots in the city. If you are new to the area and looking for a fun and delicious way to get to know the city I would highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Saying that we exceeded your expectations is all we need to hear! Thank you for your enthusiastic feedback and for your warm recommendation; we absolutely appreciate it! We hope to see you and your boyfriend again soon in Athens! May you enjoy everything you do!
star-5
Great food tour by Georgia !
Ralph_D
, Apr 2022
We were met by the most delightful happy smiling tour guide Georgia. Our tour included quite a generous amount of alcohol, and Georgia was very flexible changing our tour stops according to the wishes & desires of the group. Georgia carefully & patiently explained every detail of the food and any other questions we had on Greek culture etc. We had a thoroughly good time, & I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Come hungry !!! Ralph 04.2022
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
What an amazing review, dear Ralph! We couldn't be happier with such fantastic feedback! It put a big smile on our faces, and Georgia will be elated with your kind comments! Please join us again soon; we will be delighted to host you! Until then, stay safe and keep traveling the world!
star-5
Great experienced
Rachel_W
, Oct 2021
Our guide Rena was amazing! She had so much info about how and what Greeks normally eat and live, and she shared some delicious food with us!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Delicious food, interesting info, and an amazing tour guide! Isn't life good sometimes? We appreciate your feedback, dear Rachel, and hope to host you again very soon in our city for more wonderful activities
star-5
Food Tour A+
EdMugnani
, Oct 2021
Fun…Fun…Fun. Come hungry and get ready to immerse yourself into Athens Food….From the fresh markets to the distillery outpost. Our tour guide was energetic and very informative, made it a great experience. Thank You
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
How wonderful to start your feedback like that! We always say that through culinary habits you can learn plenty about a country's culture. We greatly appreciate your enthusiastic spirit, dear guest, since reviews like yours make us feel that we are definitely on the right track! Please join us again soon for more fun, fun, fun, good vibes, and lovely memories.
star-5
Georgia was a fantastic guide
Jessica_N
, Oct 2021
Loved the tour with Georgia! She was so energetic and helpful even beyond the tour. Loved the spanakopita the most. Great food!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Everyone loves spanakopita! We should consider making it our food tours' slogan (is the marketing department. listening?). Georgia is indeed precious as are all our amazing and talented tour guides. We appreciate your lovely feedback, dear Jessica, and expect you back in Athens at the earliest opportunity!
star-5
Lucinda was very nice and...
Bruce_M
, Oct 2021
Lucinda was very nice and obviously very knowledgeable of how Athenians eat. Interesting tour. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
We are very happy, dear Bruce, you found your tour with Lucinda interesting and highly recommendable! We hope you found the Athenian diet equally delicious! Please join us again next time you are in Athens, for more cultural and gastronomical fun!
star-5
Wonderful tour !
Brian_C
, Sep 2021
Georgina is a wonderful host! So full of energy and information. We have been on numerous food tours and this one rankest amongst the best! Plenty of variety in Greek food and it was all delicious.
star-5
Great Tour !
Janet_P
, Sep 2021
We loved our tour with our guide Rena Koumparouli. She took us to many spots to taste the local food and gave us a lot of information regarding local and food customs and cuisine. The central market was interesting, we loved the liquour tasting, the local produce, the loukoumades, and of course the souvlaki! The pace of the tour was just right and we really felt the vibe of the Athens food scene. Recommend highly!!!
star-5
Awesome food tour
Dianna_S
, Sep 2021
Loukia was an amazing guide and showed us some incredible local food purveyors that tourists may not seek out themselves.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Athens visited
George_D
, Aug 2021
Great guide-our group of 6 wanted to take her home with. Learned so much and a had a blast doing it. Know much now about Greek food and culture.

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