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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

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.

Paul C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

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!

Madeline L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

christinajameson1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

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

Alissa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

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!

Laura H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Perfect to startany trip in Greece

eileen w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

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!

Beatriz M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

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.

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