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Excellent guide who was really interested in her topic. Lots of background information about the food and lots of tastings
Excellent food tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend
Richard S USA
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Well worth it! The whole family enjoyed this tour. Went to local restaurants and shops representing a range of Greek food. Feel like we got the BEST representative taste of everything. Guide provided a nice mix of history and cultural background about the foods we were tasting. Full at the end!
Our guide Doreena was great. Informative, friendly and professional. We loved the tour eapecially all the markets. Souvlaki was great too. A terrific way to spend a morning in Athens
We loved this tour and it really mad us appreciate Greece in a whole new light. Our tour guide was interesting, approachable and was really warm. She made us love Athens, the food, the people and the culture. We tasted olive oils, yoghurts, feta, spoon swets, olives, typical lunches, yuros, and much more!
Artemis was amazing! We really enjoyed her perspective as a native Athenian. We got to know some unique aspects of Greek cuisine and just had allot of fun. Couldn and #39;t recommend this tour more, especially just to get acquainted with the city!
We did this tour on our full first day in Athens and thought it was great! We learned about local foods, tried things that we may not have tried otherwise, and went back to the places later on in our stay. The tour was great! Highly recommend doing this and doing it early on in your stay.
What a great surprise!!! I had visited Athens before and wanted to try something new...the great news is that the tour was over the top, the slightly bad news is that I did not tell my Boyfriend ahead of time, that I had booked this tour. Cranky at first, He was raving about it by the end of the day....a true testament to a 5 star tour.
The walking tour of Markets, Spice houses, Bakeries, Traditional Specialties, and stories of the food as it relates to the culture of the people was so amazingly interesting. There were fantastic tastings, maybe too many by the end of the afternoon, but everything was so memorable......our group of three couples on the tour made it great fun for everyone :
The tour was great and well organized. The ladies who ran the tour were welcoming and knowledgeable. The place we met in the morning was easy to find. We wouldn't have known all the places we visited on our own for sure. The tour ended near the flea market, which we spent a little time there after the tour. Overall, highly recommended!
This was a great experience and a nice break from looking at all the ancient edifices. We were a small group of nine and our guide, Vicky, able and expertly led us through interesting parts of Athens that we'd not have found on our own. We visited a lot of wonderful markets and shops and had lots of tastes of a lot of items that help make up Greek Cuisine. Vicky was charming, informative and had a good sense of humor. I would highly recommend this tour!
Great tour , great guide. Saw many interesting markets and learned a lot.
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