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  • Location:Athens, Greece
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Best Athens Small-Group Food Tour

Walk along the historic streets of Athens while indulging in traditional Greek cuisine. This tour allows you to savor a wide variety of local delicacies, ranging from the mouthwatering, syrupy 'loukoumades' to traditional 'bougatsa,' 'pastourma,' rusks and olives. You’ll also discover Greek herbs and spices at the Varvakeios food market. Numbers are limited to 14 people on this small-group walking tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.


  • 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 Our Insiders Chose 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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What You Can Expect

Best Athens Small-Group Food Tour

Athens Food Walking Tour

Embark on a culinary journey of taste, color, smell and texture, right below the striking Acropolis in the heart of Athens’ historic city center. This food tour offers an array of colorful and enticing treats. Visit delicatessens, aromatic bakeries and sweet shops, restaurants, dairies, spice merchants, grocery stores and pie shops where you will sample traditional Greek food, including the ever-popular koulouri, a circular bread with sesame seeds.

Your licensed guide will lead you on a food stroll and introduce you to small, hidden specialty food shops. Listen to commentary about the unique and intricate culinary heritage of Greece, as well as the famous Mediterranean diet, hailed today as a model of healthy living.

A genuine Athenian food tour would not be complete without a visit to the vibrant and central Varvakeios food market. Its bustling energy and colorful world of fruit and spice stalls and meat and fish vendors truly make for a cultural experience.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

You visit where the locals eat and shop. Food was very tasty

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Delicious! This is a great option for your second day or second visit to Athens. We visited several local stores and tasted a wide range of Greek foods. Focus was on the true local businesses and we felt very off the tourist track. Our guide was absolutely perfect - full of knowledge and able to answer all our questions, but also took very good care of our group. Five stars for sure!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

One of the best food tours we've had, including several in Paris. The group was small about 15 and we ran the gamut of 10 worthwhile stops along the way. We sampled at each one and ended at a Taverna where we had tasty gyros. Our guide was knowledge, friendly, and overall superb. I highly recommend this food tour. It was one of the highlights of our visit to Athens.

N.B. The stops include brief visitd to the meat and fish markets, which may be a bit much for those who are squeamish or uncomfortable with unpleasant odors.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic tour! Would highly recommend this Athens small group food tour. Our wonderful guide, Artemis, was very friendly and knowledgeable. We visited the seafood, meat and fruit and vegetable markets, small delicatessens and various shops where Artemis explained about the different items. We got to try many different foods, olive oils, Greek yoghurt, cold meats, liqueurs, sweet and savoury pastries and many other delicacies. There was an opportunity to purchase many of these items. There were about 10 people in our tour so a perfect size, it was easy walking pace and took about 3.5 hours and finished with a delicious souvlaki lunch. I would definitely recommend this tour and would look to do a similar food tour in other cities when travelling overseas. It was one of the highlights of our time in Athens.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

An excellent introduction to Greek food and drink. The guide was very pleasant and informative and there was no pressure to buy any items if you chose not too. Very good value for money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was one of the best experiences I had during my entire trip! Diana/Artemis was a truly fabulous guide. She was very well informed, funny, energetic and overall wonderful. The food was delicious, I learned a lot and I would recommend this to anyone going to Athens.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

One of the most memorable tours of our entire 3 week trip to Greece! Our knowledgeable guide took us around a real Greek neighborhood delivering a movable feast! A great introduction to the mouth watering foods of Greece. This knowledge helped us read menus throughout the entire rest of our stay in Greece. Don't miss this wonderfully tasty and satisfying tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fabulous! Armetis, our leader was fantastic. We went to different neighborhoods and tasted a variety of food, plus lunch! Totally recommend this tour above all others!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Artemis was a great hostess! I loved the Cretan shop and the full disclosure of what's real Greek food and what has been acquired from other places. I felt like it was a great deal with all the samples, including the drink samples. I would definitely recommend to others!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a brilliant tour, we were taken around Athens and tasted many things I would not have tried. We were also advised the history of the food we were trying - amazing!! We were also given a map of where we were going and the names of the stores. This was great as I went back and bought some of the products we tasted to take back as gifts. Highly recommended!

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