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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

Why Our Insiders Chose 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.

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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

Richard S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Though we've already tried a few of the items that were on the list by the time we did the tour did it on our last full day in Athens, it was a great experience nonetheless because the guide was able to give us insights not only about the food we were eating but also of the area in the city where we were walking.

Mary Kate B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Despina was our tour guide and she was amazing! She loves what she does and has passion for food, tourism, and Greece. The food was amazing. We had Loukoumades, a honey and nut covered doughnut, which was amazing. We also got a gyro, feta cheese and thyme infused honey, morning sesame bread, Spanakopita and Bougasta which are sweet and savory pies. Despina also showed us an amazing local tavern to eat where we sampled some amazing cooked beans and some house wine. She showed us an Orthodox Church, explained the Greek flag, told us about the trees around town, and showed us the fish and meat market and the fruits and vegetable market. The tour was amazing and worth the time and money!

Jane V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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.

dan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

We booked this tour in October when we visited Athens after a Med cruise and we were not disappointed at all!! Vicki was our guide and she is extremely knowledgeable of the Greek culture and food which was exactly what we were looking for. The food was all incredible and we thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip!!

Beth J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

AMAZING

Jane M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Dorina Katsadorak was the tour guide. She walked us along streets and places we would never have seen if it hadn't been for her. She gave much interesting information. Besides the shops displaying their wares, we stopped at an old church and rested in a park. Could not have asked for a more enjoyable esperience.

PHILIP G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

What a great food tour! Our tour guide, Despina, was fantastic-incredibly knowledgeable and informative about Athens, its history and food culture she displayed a real passion for good food and its place in Athens life-which was both irrestible and infectious! As always, the tour was a great way of getting an introduction to a new city and to meet interesting people from around the world. We cannot recommend this tour highly enough.

Wanda H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Highlight of my Mediterranean trip! So much fun poking around the local markets, bakeries, spice shops and learning about the Greek way of life off the beaten tourista track. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly and super pleasant. Picked up some amazing local ingredients to bring home including some amazing saffron and Greek Mountain Oregano and sampled so much food and drink! Only thing I would recommend it opting for them to pick you up instead of meeting the group - I missed that option when booking and had one heck of a time getting from the port to the meeting place on time!

Kyle H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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!

Petrina F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The knowledgeable guide took us on a walking tour of areas that were safe but though which I would have never ventured alone. We strolled through the giant food halls meat, fish, fruit. Our guide then took us to many small shops for sampling of various commonplace Greek food, including olive oil tasting. This tour was one of more interesting tours of my entire cruise/land experience. You do not have to be young to take part, just young at heart and able to walk well over uneven terrain of Athens city for a few hours. We also got a food/history lesson along the way.

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