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Athens Small-Group Food Tour

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Sample Greece’s tastiest dishes on this 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 the 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

Why Travelers Choose 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.

What's Included

  • Food specialist local guide
  • Food and beverages sampling
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
  • Lunch or Dinner

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Plateia Korai
    Plateia Korai, Athina, Greece

    MEETING TIME: 9:15 am START TIME: 9:30 am DURATION: 3 hours & 30 minutes MEETING POINT: The meeting point is Outside Panepistimio metro station at Korai pedestrian walkway in front of the Starbucks cafe. If you use the metro to come follow the “Korai” exit signs. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of your tour. Your Athens Walking Tours guide, holding the orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign will be waiting for you.

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

  • Psyri
    Psyri, Athens, Greece

What To Expect

Meet your guide in central Athens, right below the iconic Acropolis, to begin your 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 all the sampling and sightseeing, your tour will conclude in the neighborhood of Plaka.

Monastiraki (Pass By)

Athens, Greece

Psirri (Pass By)

Athens, Greece

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Dress according to weather
  • Comfortable walking shoes, sun-screen and a hat are recommended
  • Inform us of any food allergies
  • The Covid19 Measures set by the Greek Government frequently change. Thus, it is advisable to check local restrictions applicable to indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Athens Small-Group Food Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Athens Small-Group Food Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Athens Small-Group Food Tour?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Don't make the mistake I did and have breakfast before the tour.
Taking a food tour is one of the best ways to experience a city culture and feel the vibes.
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Delicious and fun!!
Erin_G, Oct 2022
Incredible way to taste your way through Athens! Our guide Evelina was so fun and nice! She made the tour 100% worth it. I can’t even guess as to how many different food items we got to try… maybe 15 or 20? And the walking tour was a perfect way to burn off some calories and see some Athens neighborhoods at the same time. I’d recommend to anyone who likes food and culture!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
It was our pleasure to host you Erin, and to deliver such a pleasurable experience for you! We're very glad everything went well, and we'd love to see you again in Athens! Have a magnificent day, and thank you!
Amazing Food Tour!
Angela_T, Sep 2022
This food tour was amazing! Our tour guide Evelina was friendly, knowledgeable, and ensured that we had a great time on this tour. All of the food was excellent. I would definitely recommend to anyone considering a taste around Athens! Come hungry!!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you, Angela, for such an ardent vote of confidence! We greatly appreciate it, and find your enthusiasm contagious! We will be expecting you back to Athens soon! Have a wonderful day!
Amazing food tour
Julie_E, Sep 2022
Loukia was a wonderful tour guide. She took us to so many places that we never would have found on our own. It was fun to meet the shop owners and have them tell us their stories. I would definitely recommend this tour at the beginning of your visit to Athens so you become familiar with the food scene.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
We love getting feedback from our happy guests! Thank you so much, Julie, for trusting us, and we can’t wait to host you again in the future. Have a great day!
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Worth waking up early for!
Karissa_B, Jun 2022
A must-do when visiting Athens, it was one of the best highlights of our trip! Our guide Rena was a joy to spend the morning with and was so knowledgeable and helpful. Can’t recommend enough! Come hungry!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
We are very happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us, dear Karissa! It was definitely our pleasure to host you. We would be thrilled to have you back any time. Have a lovely day!
Great Food Tasting for the Foodie at Heart
Rosalyn_B, Jun 2022
This food tasting was awesome. Even though we were late because we got lost and missed, Evelina sent one of the host in training to gather us at the original meeting location. So we only missed the first tasting. The group was small enough where we could get to know one another and the places we went to had great drink and food tastings! Nina at Polykala’s Distillery was the best. Even though I don’t drink, I was able to sniff all the different flavors of good liquor. Would definitely recommend doing a food tasting tour if you are going to Athens or any city.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Awesome is a word we love to read concerning our tours, dear Rosalyn! We appreciate your amazing feedback with all the lovely details! Thank you for your rating and your kind recommendation! We hope to host you again soon in beautiful Athens! Have a great day!
Half Day Tasting Tour Excellent
MarkF_O, Jun 2022
Our group of 12 walked through different neighborhoods, started with a traditional breakfast food and ending with a chicken or pork gyro. Everything from start to finish was excellent even sampling some of their liquors. A must if you visit Athens, you will not be disappointed!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
How gratifying your feedback is, dear Mark. We couldn't be happier that everyting was to your liking. Please join us again soon for more delightful adventures!
Highly highly recommend
Katherine_M, May 2022
My boyfriend and I visited Athens for the first time last week. Viator food tours were highly recommended to us and it exceeded all of our expectations. We signed up for a small group tour but it ended up being a private tour with just the 2 of us and our wonderful tour guide Lucy. She knew so much about Athens history and of course all the best food spots in the city. If you are new to the area and looking for a fun and delicious way to get to know the city I would highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Saying that we exceeded your expectations is all we need to hear! Thank you for your enthusiastic feedback and for your warm recommendation; we absolutely appreciate it! We hope to see you and your boyfriend again soon in Athens! May you enjoy everything you do!
Food Tour A+
EdMugnani, Oct 2021
Fun…Fun…Fun. Come hungry and get ready to immerse yourself into Athens Food….From the fresh markets to the distillery outpost. Our tour guide was energetic and very informative, made it a great experience. Thank You
Response from Host, Nov 2021
How wonderful to start your feedback like that! We always say that through culinary habits you can learn plenty about a country's culture. We greatly appreciate your enthusiastic spirit, dear guest, since reviews like yours make us feel that we are definitely on the right track! Please join us again soon for more fun, fun, fun, good vibes, and lovely memories.
Great Tour !
Janet_P, Sep 2021
We loved our tour with our guide Rena Koumparouli. She took us to many spots to taste the local food and gave us a lot of information regarding local and food customs and cuisine. The central market was interesting, we loved the liquour tasting, the local produce, the loukoumades, and of course the souvlaki! The pace of the tour was just right and we really felt the vibe of the Athens food scene. Recommend highly!!!
Great Experience!
Steven_R, Aug 2021
The reviews do not lie. A great way to explore modern Athens through food. Klea was an extraordinary guide. Knowledgeable funny snd friendly this tour was unrushed and personal despite including 13 people. Klea quick to give restaurant Reccomendations for Athens and even for our next stop I’m Thira. A nice but not overwhelming amount of food. You definitely can skip lunch! Highly recommend.
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Great Walk and Tastes of Athens
Kristi_M, Aug 2021
This was our second time going on a food tour with Georgia (the first time was in 2018--just my husband and me, while this time, 2021, also included our parents and my aunt). Even with COVID restrictions in place, this tour remained fantastic. Such a great way to see the city and learn about individual neighborhoods, and the beaming, knowledgable Georgia is always a joy to listen to. Highlights included the various phyllo pies and the stop in the little sausage shop inside the market.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
We are always so happy to have guests return to our tours after a few years!!! Thank you Kristi for this wonderful review and for sharing your experience with others! We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed it once again! Till we meet again. take care!
Fun, Informative, and Delicious!
Andrew_K, Jul 2021
This food tour was probably the highlight of my trip in Athens. My significant other and I had a fantastic time exploring Athens, eating delicious foods, and learning about the history of different foods in Greece. We began the tour on an empty stomach and left feeling very satisfied. Additionally, our tour guide was kind enough to give us some travel tips and help us flag down a taxi to take us to our next destination after the trip. Overall, this tour was a fantastic, worthwhile, and *very* tasty adventure!
Excellent Food Tour
Suleiman_J, Jun 2019
The food tour was excellent and we had the pleasure of having Georgia as our guide. She did an excellent job taking in detail about the sites, about the culture and the foods we were going to try and eat with her. I would highly recommend her, one of the best guides I've seen and she talked in a very clear, loud and concise manner. She was very careful to make sure everyone in the group was attended to and safe. Great variety of foods we tried, we could have more if we wanted to at the places if desired as well. Athens is a wonderful place, great food and people. Enjoyed trying olives, and cheese, breads, meats.. etc. We visited in the end of May so the weather was perfect, if you do this tour during the summer be prepared for the heat. Really fantastic tour!
Food tour
Erin L, Sep 2018
What a great way to learn about the culture and food history of Athens, as well as to visit some gems you’d likely not find on your own. Our guide, Georgia Kalimeri, was knowledgeable and fun to be around. 2 thumbs up!
Georgia showed us around the city...
Millicent B, Sep 2017
Georgia showed us around the city and she did an amazing job explaining all of the samples to taste and smell as well as the sights to see along the way. We got great explanations about the history of food in Athens and the role it plays in Greek culture today! The tour started at 9:30 and ended around 1:30 or 2 and it was enough food to hold us over until dinnertime. Definitely worth every Euro-cent!
I enjoyed the food tour, and it...
Caylyn B, Jun 2016
I enjoyed the food tour, and it allowed me to see a lot of places in Athens and experience foods I wouldn't have otherwise. Certain stops felt longer than they needed to be. But all in all a great experience, I would recommend to anyone who is looking to try Greek cuisine off the beaten path.
We were in Europe for about 10 days...
Kyle H, Sep 2016
We were in Europe for about 10 days, and this food tour was easily one of the highlights. Dorina was incredibly knowledgeable, spoke English very well, and provided fantastic insight to the history and culture of Athens. The food was great, the drinks were great, and length of the tour was great. We even brought home some of the things she had us try!
My boyfriend and I had a great time...
Jane V, Nov 2016
My boyfriend and I had a great time on this tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgable. She provided us with a bit of historical context to the food culture in Greece. We enjoyed visiting a part of the city we might not have ventured to on our own. We would recommend this tour to anyone planning to visit Athens. It's a great way to remember that despite the awesome history, Athens is a bustling city with plenty to do outside of the typical areas.
This was a great tour to see Athens...
Anne G, Aug 2015
This was a great tour to see Athens and learn about its food and culture. Our guide was excellent. She was very knowledgeable about the foods and the businesses we visited. I learned a lot about Greek culture and history. The food was delicious and varied. I would recommend it highly!
Everything is in walking distance...
Jatu A, Jun 2015
Everything is in walking distance and you get to see where the locals eat and shop. It was certainly something u should do if u have extra time in Athens!
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