5 star rating: Highly Recommended 155 Reviews

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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 November 2015

Dorina was a very spunky and knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed every second and every bite of this tour. As with all food tours we have done so far: It is a lot of food. Come hungry :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great walking tour took me to places, tastes, and insights that I would have missed. I'd gladly go again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

excellent tour. The guide was really interesting and well informed. Lots of tasty treats
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5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Food tours are on of the best ways to get to know a city. We really enjoyed our time with our guide, Artemis. She was very personable, and knowledgeable about Greek foods and their origins. We were able to sample many foods, treats and drinks, and walk around some local neighborhoods. It was a great way to get a local flavor of the big city of Athens.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a great experience, really unique, fun and interesting. I would definitely recommend this tour if you are in Athens.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent way to see the non-tourist version of Athens' food scene. Convenient meeting spot outside the subway station. A very interesting and fun experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a great time! We loved the variety of the stops we made, from the corner vendor, the spice shop, the meat and fish markets, the store where we learned about a variety of Greek specific food to the wonderful restaurant where we finished with an amazing lunch. We would recommend this tour to all of our friends who want an authentic look at Greece and it's food. Our tour guide, Artemis, was wonderful. She was very informative, had a great sense of humor and seem well liked by the shop owners of the places we visited. Kudos!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour is amazing! I would recommend doing this to get a feel for the city and to taste some fabulous local food. Awesome

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was the best tour I have taken in Athens! Everyone should definitely take it so you can identify everything that is on the breakfast buffet. The guide was wonderful and very knowlegable. A great tour accompanied by delicious food!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fun few hours with lots of good food!

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