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Greek Cuisine in Athens

By Viator, November 2017

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Featuring seasonal vegetables, grilled meats, and delicious cheeses, Greek cuisine has something for everyone. Whether you prefer fine dining or grabbing a bite to go, your culinary experience in Athens will not disappoint. Here’s what not to miss.

Must-Try Dishes
Almost any meal in Athens is likely to include a Greek salad, made of tomatoes, cucumbers, Greek olives, and shallots, dressed with Greek olive oil and topped with a slab of feta cheese. Another popular staple is tzatziki, a Greek yogurt with cucumber and garlic, and is used as a dip for meat, vegetables, or bread, or even eaten alone with a spoon. 

Many Greek dishes may seem familiar as versions can be found around the Mediterranean. For example, the Greek version of moussaka is a baked dish made of layers of eggplant, ground beef, pureed tomato, onion, garlic, and spices, and topped with melted cheese. 

Dolmadakia, or dolmades, are grape leaves stuffed with rice, pine nuts, herbs, and sometimes ground beef as well. If you’re in a hurry, skewers of chicken, beef, or lamb known as souvlaki are a popular street food to grab on the go, as are spanakopita—phyllo dough stuffed with spinach and feta cheese.

Must-Do Experiences
  • Enjoy a traditional Greek dinner in a popular Athens tavern.
  • Join a cooking class to learn about the staples of Greek cuisine and try your hand at preparing popular dishes yourself.
  • Take a walking culinary tour to several bakeries and restaurants, and visit a market to sample traditional ingredients like honey, olives, and olive oil.
  • Sample a variety of Greek appetizers and enjoy traditional Greek music at a lively bouzouki bar.

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Greek Cooking Class in an Athens Tavern

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Taste the local flavors of Greece during this 3-hour small-group cooking class in Athens! Taking place at an enchanting city taverna, your cooking class is run ...  Read more

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

From USD $97.23
Twilight Athens Small Group Tour with Drinks and Meze Dishes, Athens, Cooking Classes
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Twilight Athens Small Group Tour with Drinks and Meze Dishes

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Thessaloniki Food Tour

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Ignite your senses on a 3.5-hour food tour of Thessaloniki, exploring colorful markets, seeing fresh seafood, sampling Greek meze and more! With a local guide, ...  Read more

Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Traditional Greek Food Tasting and Culinary Walking Tour in Athens, Athens, Food Tours
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Traditional Greek Food Tasting and Culinary Walking Tour in Athens

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Taste your way through Athens on a small group tour. Let your guide lead you through the twisting streets of the city to 10 carefully selected specialty food ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Dinner in the Sky Athens, Athens, Food Tours
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Dinner in the Sky Athens

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An extraordinary culinary proposal -in the center of Athens- welcomes you! A table for 22 people, along with our experienced chefs who are preparing a 5 ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Greek Cooking Class in Athens Including Rooftop Dinner with Acropolis View, Athens, Dining ... 
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Greek Cooking Class in Athens Including Rooftop Dinner with Acropolis View

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Get a taste of real Greek cuisine during this 3.5-hour cooking class in Athens. Head to a much-loved bakery in the vibrant Monastiraki neighborhood, where ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Viator Exclusive: Private Tour from Athens to Cape Sounion with Meal at Vouliagmeni, Athens, ... 
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Viator Exclusive: Private Tour from Athens to Cape Sounion with Meal at Vouliagmeni

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Combine a visit to spectacular Cape Sounion with a top restaurant meal on this 6-hour private tour from Athens — it’s a Viator Exclusive that’s available ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Traditional Dinner in a Greek Tavern

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What a better way to enjoy a perfect traditional Greek meal away from tourist traps?

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

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Private Food Tour With Local Food Journalist, Athens, Dining Experiences
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Private Food Tour With Local Food Journalist

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Enjoy this authentic and private food tour in Athens. Your local host is an experienced food journalist who takes you on an unforgettable tour to the city's ...  Read more

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

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Athens Small-Group Food Tasting Tour, Athens, Food Tours
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Athens Small-Group Food Tasting Tour

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Savor delicious Greek foods that will tantalize your taste buds during this 2.5-hour food tasting tour of Athens. You’ll voyage on foot and discover the 'big ...  Read more

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

From USD $85.86

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