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Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Appease your appetite for traditional Greek food during this half-day small-group culinary tour in Athens. Follow your guide to 10 carefully curated specialty food shops, located off the beaten path in residential neighborhoods, to taste Athenian delicacies such as honey, spices, sweets, cured meat, cheese and olive oil. Finish your tour with a taste of the much-celebrated Greek souvlaki. This tour is limited to 12 people or fewer to ensure an intimate atmosphere; all tastings are included.
  • Stroll through off-the-beaten-path residential areas with your guide
  • Visit local bakeries, restaurants, specialty shops and an open-air market
  • Taste traditional foods and ingredients such as souvlaki, honey, olive oil and Greek coffee
  • Small group of 12 people or fewer ensures a more personal experience
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All tastings during the tour
Local Food Expert guide
Wireless Tour Guide System (if mandatory)
Any extra food or drinks participants may get on their own
Transfers from/to the meeting point
Public Συντάγματος , Karagiorgi Servias 1, Athina 105 63, Greece

The tour starts at the MAIN entrance of PUBLIC store located at the lower part of Syntagma square, next to the Everest store (be careful, there is a side entrance on Karageorgis Servias street, this is NOT the main entrance)

10:00 AM
Psyri , Psyri, Athens, Greece
Meet your guide at Syntagma Square, the most central point in Athens. Your tour group is limited to 15 travelers to ensure an intimate experience, personalized attention from your guide and the chance to ask questions.

Take off walking through the residential areas of Athens, in which you will get see a true slice of everyday life. Visit nearly a dozen carefully selected specialty food stores, favorites of the locals, to taste traditional Greek foods. 

Bite into some 'pastoruma', or cured meat, and taste local honey, cheese and olive oil. Sip aromatic Greek coffee (erroneously known as 'Turkish' coffee in many parts of the world). Get familiar with some of the local spices that are the basis for Greek cooking, a multi-sensory experience for the eyes, nose and mouth. Stroll through the bustling alleys of Varvakios, the fish, meat and vegetable market known as the true 'belly of Athens'. Visit local bakeries and pastry shops serving traditional Greek sweets, including the famous souvlaki. Along the way, enjoy informative commentary from your guide on the culinary history and traditions of this ancient city.

Finish your tour with a full stomach and a better understanding of Greek culinary culture.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Syntagma
Athens' main square
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Plaka
The backstreets of Syntagma and the outskirs of Plaka are full of small deli, ethnic and local food stores
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Monastiraki
Athens' flea market
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Psiri
The trendy area of Athens
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Central Municipal Athens Market
The central food, vegetable and fish market
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We recommend you have a light breakfast as there will be plenty to taste during your tour!
  • At the end of the tour, lunch won't be necessary!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with constraining dietary restrictions or severe food allergies
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Alternative Athens
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 face masks and attendee health during Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

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

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

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour.

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  • "I highly recommend this tour to be the first thing you do when getting here!" See review

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star-4
Tasty Tour!
Linda_D
, Aug 2022
This was our first food tour. We tasted a variety of food. Our guide was excellent and each stop was well organized.
star-1
Non- event for us
Mary_N
, Jul 2022
We arrived at meeting spot - no one from tour was there. We walked around the area for over 20 minutes. Never saw anyone with a sign. So we didn’t get a tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Mary, We are really sad to hear that you did not manage to participate in the tour. We wish you contacted us in order to assist you find the guide and the correct meeting point. The tour ran with all the other participants as planned. We offer an emergency phone service, the number of which is given at your booking confirmation and is available for such cases. We hope to be able to host you in one of our tours on your next visit to Athens.
star-5
Yes, worth it, book now!
Christina_L
, Jul 2022
Pavlina with Alternate Athens was a great guide to our food tour. We had many delicious Greek foods along the way. The children (ages 9 and 12) really enjoyed the food, tour and walking around the city with Pavlina. Would 100% recommend (bring an empty stomach)!!
star-5
Yum!
Shannon_S
, Jul 2022
Amazing food and excellent tour guide! She was very informative about the Greek culture and history. Unbelievable food!
star-5
Amazing tour!
Roger_M
, Jul 2022
This was a great experience! The guide was knowledgeable of the different food and city's history. It allowed me to try some foods that I otherwise wouldn't have known about. 100% would recommend if you are interested in culture and food.
star-5
Great food & history tour!
Adrian_E
, Jul 2022
Me and my friend love food so we decided to do this tour and we were not disappointed! Not only to you get to taste so many amazing traditional greek dishes that you might otherwise would’ve tried, but the tour guide is amazing and gives you the history behind all of the foods you’re trying, making every bite that much more meaningful and delicious!
star-5
Highly recommend the Delicious Food Tour of Athens and it will be an extra treat if Antigone is your guide!
Michael_A
, Jun 2022
We had an excellent guide! Antigone was knowledgeable about the food, culture and history of Greece and presented her information so that everyone in the Group could hear and understand!
star-5
informative, tasty, engaging, small group
Austin_B
, May 2022
Josie is THE BEST. We had such a great time with her and she gave an amazing food tour of the city center. Not only was she a great resource to ask questions about modern city life in Greece, but she is also an archaeologist so we were able to connect a lot of modern trends and foods to ancient history as well. SO COOL! I will be doing a food tour in every country I visit now! Come hungry!
star-5
Great way to see and taste Greece
Michele_O
, May 2022
Pavlina was an excellent guide! She led our full group through 5 markets giving us enough time to sit and rest while keeping us moving. Excellent food and a lot of it! Highly recommend!
star-5
Great way to discover Athens!
Linda_P
, Mar 2022
Trying new foods and exploring different neighborhoods in Athens. Our guide Josephine was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
star-5
Excellent foodie tour for the whole family!
Chantelle_M
, Mar 2022
This tour was a real highlight to start our trip and introduce us to Greek delicacies! Andreas was knowledgeable not just about food but also about history, politics and culture. The kids enjoyed this just as much as the adults and we were fell fed. Highly recommended!
star-5
Fabulous food tour and more!
Melinda_D
, Mar 2022
Pavlina did an incredible job of giving a historical perspective to the food while making the tour thoroughly entertaining. She handled every situation carefully and tactfully and made it a highlight of our trip. Thank you so much for giving yourself to us!
star-5
Great experience with Christina!
Patrick_G
, Oct 2021
Pistachio baklava, olive oil tasting and education. Traditional sweet bread, Tsaki was great! Would recommend!
star-5
Yum!
Carbloadingadventure
, Jul 2021
Great trip, you get to sample real baklava, Greek coffee, samples of different olive oils, moussaka and many more....🤤🤤🤤
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Maria is the best!!!
Yvette_F
, Nov 2019
Maria was a wonderful tour guide. This tour is so good!!! We were so full afterwards. Maria took us around town provided us with information about the city past and present. She's professional, relaxed and kind.
star-5
Perfect
Elizabeth_A
, Oct 2019
This was to be a small group tour, but we lucked out and it was just us with Katerina. She was personable and informative. She did a great job introducing us to the local food and helping us get over the worry of intruding in local spots. Thankfully this was a walking tour because we ate a ton of food. The portions are generous and we enjoyed the information as well as the flavors.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Alternative Athens Food Tour
Cathy_S
, Sep 2019
Maria was fabulous. Every site we visited came with the history of the food. I felt like we were on the “best of” food tour of Athens. So full at the end and an amazing variety covering all food groups! Highly recommend!!
star-5
Good food & great tour
Julie_S
, Aug 2019
The food tour was great! Katerina was very nice and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour to be the first thing you do when getting here!
star-5
Fabulous, tasty tour
Rebecca J
, May 2019
I loved every minute of this fantastic walking tour through Athens. Each food site was unique, locally owned, and tasty. I left sated physically and historically about the unique food history and options in Athens. The tour guide was fantastic. I recommend giving us a list of the sites we visited so we could go back. Even a little podcast would be great as this tour is fantastic.
star-5
We always do a food tour when we go...
Perry F
, Oct 2018
We always do a food tour when we go overseas. We traveled through the different neighborhoods learning about the local foods and history of the areas. Good food, great lessons, and walking to work off the what you are eating. FUN!

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