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

Highlights

  • 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

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.

WILLIAM R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

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

Joy

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!

Gary S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Lucy was an amazing guide who gave us lots of history behind the food that we were trying and also introduced us to some outstanding new types of food. I would definitely do again when I go back to Athens!

Sebastian F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour with Georgia. Best part of my stay in Athens.

Andrea W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We enjoyed our food tour with Georgia. It was fun! And we had a fun group of Israelis and a Brit with us. Georgia brought us to many places and we tried various food items we wouldn't have tried otherwise. The backstreets where the Greeks shop and eat were particularly fascinating. We loved the loukoumades and the Fotsis herb store especially. It's fascinating to see the rows and rows of spices and herbs there. Many Greeks shop there for their spices, so you know it's the real deal. Just be prepared to go on an empty stomach and eat to your heart's content.

GABRIELLE M R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Absolutely amazing. One of the highlights of our trip to Athens. Learning about Greek food and history and eating it along the way.

Lynn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I can't recommend this tour highly enough, it was fantastic! Went with my husband and 3 friends and we had a fabulous time with Despena. She was friendly, funny and knowledgable. The food was great. It's a must do

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