• Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 60.92 View price calendar

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Sample Greece’s tastiest dishes on a 3-hour food and walking tour through Athens. Led by a local guide, stroll through the city’s historic streets, tasting ‘bougatsa’ (a sweet or savory pastry), ‘loukoumades’ (Greek honey dumplings), olives and other Greek specialties. Then, take a trip to Varvakeios market to peruse regional spices and herbs. To keep this small-group tour as intimate as possible, numbers are limited to 14 people.


  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Athens Small-Group Food Tour

Athens Food Walking Tour

Meet your guide in central Athens, right below the iconic Acropolis, to begin your 3-hour tour. Take off into the streets with your small group, making stops at sweet-smelling bakeries, spice merchants, restaurants, dairies, delicatessens and pie shops. Get a true taste of Greek culinary culture, sampling all sorts of specialty snacks and dishes as you go, including the beloved koulouri, a tasty bread with sesame seeds.

Learn about Greece's unique culinary heritage while you explore, and hear why the Mediterranean diet has become today's model of healthy living. Follow your guide inside small, hidden specialty shops and meet the locals behind them.

Afterward, make a stop at the bustling Varvakeios food market. Browse the colorful stalls filled with fruit, seafood, meat and local spices.

After three hours of sampling and sightseeing, your tour will conclude in the neighborhood of Plaka.

Customer Reviews

Marae W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our tour guide Christina was SO great! She was so knowledgeable about food and even sent us her personal recipes by email afterward. The tour offered more than enough food, and we were stuffed by the end of it. Definitely worth it, and lots of fun!

Tania W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

very fun tour! really enjoyed sampling all the delicacies. Georgia was wonderful and very knowledgeable. We got to try a variety of traditional Greek foods that we otherwise would not have known to sample. A walk though the meat market was literally life changing for my daughter, she is now a vegetarian. A bit too much food for me overall, but my husband and older son were very happy with the quantity and the quality.

Randa Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

It was a wonderful experience! We booked a tour with 6 family members 3 children and discovered parts of Athens that we would not have seen. Our tour guide was very experienced and told us about the history and origins of the food in Greece. Although we had some picky eaters in our group, everyone had a chance to taste a variety of different foods. There was so much food that we could not eat for the rest of the day. Definitely a must do in Athens!

Evelyn F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Georgia was fantastic, knowledgable and a treat to have as a guide. The tour itself was fantastic. DO NOT EAT before you go - there's lots to eat along the way. At the end I had _the_ best souvlaki of my life.

Bradley M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Excellent, I learnt a lot about not only food but also everyday life in Athens. Food itself was fantastic, guide very engaging and as usually is the case met some really nice people in the tour group.

Sarina Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Georgia was a wonderful guide. Very welcoming and charming. It was an excellent tour of the back streets to discover some hidden gems of Greece cuisine.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great guide, great value for the money and we learned about the history of Greek foods


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great way to see a new city by eating our way through it! We were introduced to lots of different Greek foods through the markets and restaurants, finishing with delicious gyros. Definitely recommended.

Sim W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was my first international walking food group tour, and I have to say, the bar was set very high from this excursion. I participated in this walking food tour when I was in Athens back in Dec. of 2016, and I have to say it was definitely a major highlight of my trip to Athens! Despina was our guide, and she was absolutely phenomenal! She did a great job of integrating history lessons, historical and modern greek culture into the greek food, and we had plenty of chances to try real greek food, in places where local greeks, and not places caterintg to tourists, go grocery shopping, purchase a street stall snack, or even go to have an authentic Greek lunch. We even had to time purchase some food items as a shop that is family owned and sold locally grown and produced Greek products like olive tapenade, olive oi, soap, Mastic, etc. If you are in Athens, take this tour, and if you are lucky, you will get Despina. Next time I am in Athens, I definitely plan to take this tour again!

Lisa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

What a fun tour! Georgia was our guide, and she was fantastic from start to finish. She grew up in Athens so she knows all the best places to go. I highly recommend this hands-on experience!

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