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This tour was wonderful. The guide was friendly and informative, and we visited markets, street vendors, and a terrific specialty store where my husband and I bought oil and sausages and jam that we ate later on picnics during a car trip through Greece. We also returned to restaurants we saw on the tour. I would have liked more time at the markets to buy fruit. Our guide rushed us through the fish and meat market. I would have liked to have spent more time there, too. It was so interesting. Maybe some people would have found the smells unpleasant, but still a little more time would have been great. These are minor quibbles, though, because the tour was very enjoyable. I really learned a lot about Greek culture and food. I would recommend this tour to anyone who loves to eat.
We just loved it. The guide was outstanding. We learned a lot about not only Greek food, but Greek culture. We'll look for this type of tour when we visit other locations.
This is a must do in Athens if you have the slightest interest in food! Our Excellent guide made each member of the group feel very welcome and gave great insight into ways of life etc. All the places visited were really interesting and a good cross section of foods and styles. 10/10 to Despina and Viator.
P.S. I booked this tour from my home in NZ before leaving, all arrangements worked well.
This is a must do if you have any interest in food!! Despina, the guide was amazing! Informative and friendly. Tried a bunch of things, that I probably won't have had the chance to try otherwise and made it easier to know what I wanted to try when eating locally!!
This Food Tour given by Vassiliki was fantastic. She gave us a down to earth appreciation of Greek food and took us to out of the way places which tourists would not be aware of.We tasted genuine Greek food made for locals. Vassiliki also filled us in with Greek history and current events. A most interesting and wonderful three hours.
What a great way to connect and enjoy the local culture! Guide was amazing! She really gave me a unique understanding on Greek culture through its food! What a great day I had!
This was by far the BEST part of our trip to Athens.
I appreciate and enjoy are the "real" people of various countries and cities I visit. Take me away from the tourist traps and give me the true "heartbeat" of the place. You will have this here! Despina was superb and the foods and locations= +++!
I don't have a bad word to say about this tour, I loved it, I adored the food, and I especially liked the guide. She was incredible knowledgable, personable and entertaining. There is no tour I can recommend more than this one, I tried everything (including the raki!) and was not disappointed once.
An excellent tour with a side dish of Greek culture! Tastings were great, the last dish of souvlaki and Greek beer gave us the energy to tour the Acropolis. We especially enjoyed the grocery store (Pontopolion) and the fish and meat/ fruit and vegetable markets. Being off the tourist path was interesting, too. Despina puts her heart and soul into these tours, highly recommended.
Despina was really great and gave us a good experience and taste for the wonders of Athens. We went to two of the eating establishments she recommended and had a wonderful culinary delight.. Thanks Despina. e.
I would highly recommend this tour. It is excellent value for money, particuarly if you are only in Athens for a few days as you get to see many places that you wouldn't think to go otherwise and taste wonderful traditional greek delights that you probably wouldn't come across on your own . The tour guide Despina was also very fun and informative.
We had an absolutely wonderful time on the food tour with Despina, who was knowledge, friendly, fun and passionate about Greek food and the people who produce, make and cook it. It was lovely to see Athens neighbourhoods that aren't on the tourist trail, and to have access to Despina's contacts and knowledge on the best places to find authentic and tasty food. I'm usually all for exploring a place under our own steam, and don't think of myself as someone who would normally go on a tour, yet this was the best possible way we could have seen Athens. I would highly recommend this food tour to anyone who wants to spend a morning immersed in Athens food culture. Thank you so much Despina!
We really enjoyed this tour!! Our tour guide, Despina was excellent and gave us a real inside look and Greek food and culture in Athens. We tasted many tasty dishes and treats along the way! This tour supports many local stores, restaurants and markets where food and items are produced on site or local to Athens, which was wonderful. thank you for a wonderful day in Athens!
Fabulous!!! Our guide was so much fun, and she obviously has a passion for food. She had us trying all kinds of things, and she showed us great places to buy some gifts for friends. If you like to sample the food culture, this is a trip for you!!
Despera gave the BEST tour of our three week trip - warm, interesting, knowledgeable, festy, loaded with quips and humor, eager for each of us to enjoy and learn....I would urge anybody even slightly interested in ethnic food to register for this tour - we loved it.