Athens

Best Seller: Semi-Private Athens Morning Food Tour (15+ tastings)

Athens, Greece
Athens For Foodies More than a Greek Food Tour
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Go behind the scenes in Athens to taste authentic Greek cuisine on a food and walking tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Experience daily life in the city as you visit a variety of eateries and discover culinary gems that are favorites of the locals. Enjoy enough tastings to make up a generous meal and understand why Greece is famous for its delicious cuisine. Visit the Athens Central market, bakeries, traditional taverns and restaurants, and explore historical sites that few tourists see.
  • Food and walking tour of Athens
  • Learn about Greek cuisine from a knowledgeable guide
  • Visit the Athens Central Market to see typical ingredients
  • Stop into a beloved bakery, traditional taverns, and family-owned restaurants
  • Taste authentic and delicious dishes
  • Hear stories about Greece and its food traditions

Sample Menu

Main

Hand-made pie

Starter

Loukoumades

Starter

Four cheeses: graviera, ladotiri, feta & anthotiro

Starter

Greek yoghurt with honey

Starter

Platter of Cured meet: Pastirma, Pork, Beef

Starter

Wine and/or raki (drinks)

Starter

Selection of olives

Main

Lunch (main course, appetizers/salad based on the season)

Starter

Greek coffee

Dessert

Dessert e.g. Portokalopita (orange pie)

What's Included

  • Group up to 10 people only: Enjoy personal attention & care from your foodie expert guide
  • 15+ tastings of traditional Greek food; more than enough for lunch!
  • An exploration of Athens Central Market
  • Loads of culinary, cultural and historical anecdotes
  • We CAN provide food substitutions for vegetarians
  • Private transportation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Syntagma Square
    Plateia Syntagmatos, Athina, Greece

    Your guide will be waiting for you by the fountain at Syntagma Square. Please be there 10' early, in order to meet the rest of the group and begin your tour promptly.

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

  • Monastiraki, Athina, Greece

What To Expect

Meet your guide and fellow food lovers at a central meeting spot in Athens. Your guide is a food expert who enjoys sharing the secrets of Greek cuisine and the best spots in Athens.

Start your culinary experience by visiting a traditional Greek bakery that has been in operation since the 1920s. Taste their delicious pie, which has been a popular treat in Athens for almost a century. Continue to discover the best eateries in Athens with generous helpings of foods such as mousaka (a roasted dish with eggplant or potatoes and meat), stuffed tomatoes and peppers, and your choice of soup.

Tour the Athens Central Market, visit restaurants that are local favorites, and hear about spots that you may want to visit later on your own. Expect to try a number of dishes, with enough food to make up a filling meal.

Your guide shares insightful commentary about Greek culinary traditions and culture, offering a glimpse of the real Greece that many visitors miss.

Syntagma District

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Syntagma District

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Monastiraki

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Monastiraki

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Monastiraki

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Central Market Athens

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Monastiraki

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Psirri

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Operated by Greeking.me

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.

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malevents
Irini was amazing. So knowledgeable and friendly. Very informative also About the city, sites, history. So like a historical tour and a food tour in one! And the food. OMG. You will not go away hungry. So many delicious local delicacies. From savory to sweet and everything in between. But the best part of the tour was definitely Irini. Thank you from Michael, Nicolas and Vicente.

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Highly enjoyable small group tour. Athens is delicious!
Laura_F, Apr 2024
We had a great time on this food tour - our guide Rita was the best! Our small group of 8 was perfect (more than 10 would not be as enjoyable). Everyone was friendly and we visited a number of authentic local places for the perfect introduction to Greek cuisine. Make this one of the first things you do in Athens! Food tours like this help you get oriented, introduce you to a variety of foods so you know what you want more (or less) of, and connect with a knowledgeable local who can give you great recommendations on touring and eating around the city. Highly recommended!!!
Delicious tour
Rebekah_C, Apr 2024
Really great tour, full of delicious food and fascinating history. A must if you are in Athens. My personal favorite was the spiced meatballs :)
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience, Rebekah! We're delighted you enjoyed the tour and found the food and history captivating. The meatballs are indeed a favorite! We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again soon.
Worth every bite
Joseph_N, Apr 2024
What a great tour, our guide took effort to get to know everyone and make everyone included. The pace of eating food was well spaced. The tour included alot of walking but also time to sit and enjoy the delicious eats and company. I highly recommend!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Joseph, we're delighted you had a fantastic time on our tour! It's great to know that our guide made everyone feel included and that you found the pace of the tour well-balanced. We're also glad you enjoyed the variety of tastings. Thank you for recommending us, and we hope to see you again for more local adventures!
Perfect Activity to Start Your Trip in a New City!
Alexis_H, Mar 2024
This was our first food tour ever, and it was an incredible experience! From now on, when we travel, we are ALWAYS going to book a food tour at the beginning of a trip because of this great experience! Our tour guide, Nino (pronounced "Nikki") was very enthusiastic about Greek food, and food in general, and she taught us a lot about Athens and how locals buy their food and live in the area. We started the tour with homemade pastry pies, Greek donuts (loukamades), went to a local deli for meats and enjoyed Greek "lunch" wine and a bit of tsipouro, then went to a local cheese market for cheese and Greek yogurt, then we strolled through the meat/fish market and ate at a very traditional restaurant located INSIDE the market. Afterwards we tried Greek olives, and then finished the tour off with Greek baklava and Greek coffee. It was a TON of food (we were SO full) and it was so fun! Since we visited during a slower time of year (March), we shared the tour experience with just one another couple, but Nino said she likes to keep her groups relatively small to maximize the personal experience. We had a great time with the other couple. We actually returned to the pie shop later in our trip because they were too good! And walking around the neighborhood was helpful for our exploration later on in the trip. All in all, HIGHLY recommend this tour!! (I will say we did have a difficult time meeting our tour guide, but it was resolved quickly!)
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Hello Alexis, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience on our Athens food tour! We're thrilled you had a fantastic time exploring the city's culinary scene with your guide. Thank you for highly recommending our tour, and we hope to welcome you back for another delicious adventure!
Excellent tour and fabulous food
jennysaxton93, Mar 2024
Constantina was a wonderful guide. So much food and we really got A fabulous taste of the city. I would highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Hello Jenny, we are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and got a fabulous taste of Athens. Thank you for your kind words and recommendation. We hope to see you again soon!
Loved it. Wow!
Diane_W, Jan 2024
Had such a great time sampling sweet to savory, snacks to a full lunch. We learned so much about Greek food, customs, culture and history surrounding the food.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hello Diane, we are thrilled you had such an amazing experience on our Athens food tour, enjoyed the tastings, and got an insight into the local heritage. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We hope to see you again soon!
What a wonderful way to explore Athens!
ABIGAIL_J, Dec 2023
This was such a great experience! Our tour guide, Eugenia, was fantastic. She took us on a winding city tour to all the authentic Greek restaurants and cafes. We started with Greek pies, visited a meat market (crazy stuff there!), tried all kinds of new cheeses and meats, and ended with dessert. 10/10 recommend!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hello Abigail, we're thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic experience with our tour guide! We're also glad you enjoyed Athen's diverse culinary scene, showcasing the authentic flavors of Greece. Thank you for recommending us with a perfect 10/10! We look forward to welcoming you back for more cultural discoveries in the future.
We consider this a must-do tour for a visit to Athens.
Doyle_H, Nov 2023
We loved the experience and our guide Niki. She was very knowledgeable, informative, friendly, and took us to places that we would have not found on our own. We can't imagine a better guide for this tour... with an education in food technology and nutrition no less! And she is a professional cook and teaches cooking classes. The variety of sweet treats, savory tastings, lunch at an eatery in the middle of the fresh meat market(!), wine, coffee, desserts, etc. was excellent! For any food left over at the seven stops, everyone was encouraged to take the extras with them and the owners were happy to wrap the extra food. Eat a very light breakfast, if at all. We did not go out for dinner that evening, as we had extras from the food tour and were not really hungry.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hello Doyle, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We're thrilled you enjoyed the experience and your time with our guide. It's lovely that her knowledge and skills added value to your tour, and we're delighted you appreciated the variety of tastings. We hope to welcome you back for another adventure soon!
Yummy Athens Food Tour
Emma_S, Nov 2023
Konstantina’s tour was excellent! Lots of fun, very informative, and most importantly, the food was delicious. We enjoyed being able to understand the cultural and historical significance of the different foods that we were eating. This definitely added an extra layer of depth to the experience. The tour was also very accommodating of different dietary restrictions within our group. This made it a fun and inclusive experience for all.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hello Emma, we're delighted to hear that our tour exceeded your expectations. It's fantastic that you found the tour informative, enjoyable, and delicious. Accommodating various dietary restrictions is our priority, and we're thrilled to have provided a fun and inclusive culinary journey. We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back for more delightful adventures. Thank you for sharing your experience!
Tasty
JenniferBritt, Nov 2023
The variety of food was great and it's the best way to learn about the culture and get recommendations on authentic restaurants
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hello Jennifer, we are delighted to see you loved the variety of the food and feel honored you consider our tour the best way to learn about the culture and get local advice. Thank you for your positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon!
Great experience
Susan_R, Oct 2023
Our guide Min shared soo much knowledge about all aspects of food and areas that we visited. She had an abundance of information and we learnt so much. She also added another stop to try some amazing olives. Loved it
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Hello Susan, it's wonderful to know that you enjoyed your tour with our guide. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and we hope to see you again soon!
Great food
Ruth_S, Oct 2023
So much food you cannot eat all of it. Our guide was knowledgeable., friendly, and so willing to accommodate each of us.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Hello Ruth, we're delighted you enjoyed the generous portions of food during your visit. It's great to hear that you found our guide knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. We appreciate your positive feedback and hope to welcome you back soon!
Highly recommend foodie tour
Debbie_S, Oct 2023
Our guide Niki made the trip super enjoyable!!Her personality was perfect for making the tour so much fun. She was very knowledgeable. She made sure everyone was engaged in the activities. The food choices were perfect. She had it well planned and gave us just the right amount of time in each location. We had a wonderful time. We highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Hello Debbie, we're glad our guide made your trip super enjoyable with her engaging personality and knowledge. It's wonderful to hear that the food choices were perfect and you had a fantastic time. We highly value your recommendation and hope to see you again soon!
Absolutely worth it! Manos was incredible and showed us a side of Athens we would not have found on our own!
Devin_K, Oct 2023
My wife and I flew into Athens for our Honeymoon and had two tours scheduled. This was our last scheduled tour before we left Athens for Santorini. We met Manos at the fountain outside of Parliament. Manos was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and outgoing! Manos brought my wife and I along with the other members of our small group to many different stops in Athens, ensuring we tried traditional Greek cuisine while telling us the history behind the cuisines! Manos, provided numerous excellent recommendations and made sure the entire group was comfortable throughout the duration of the tour! We stopped at local places for spinach and cheese pies, desserts, olives, meats and cheeses, the local food market and finally a local coffee shop! The tour took us through the inner workings of Athens and was extremely informative and fun! Manos was tremendous and even gave my wife and I some recommendations for places in Santorini! The tour was worth every penny and my wife and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat! Thank you Manos for everything and we look forward to seeing you again! -Devin and Emily
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Hello Devin and Emily, thank you for sharing the wonderful time you had on our tour with our guide! We're delighted that your experience in Athens was memorable, and filled with delicious Greek cuisine and rich history. We appreciate your kind words. Congratulations on your marriage, and we hope to welcome you back soon!
Athens food tour
Fred_R, Oct 2023
Rita was out tour guide. She did a wonderful job of explaining what we were going to try and where we would walk to. We met near the Foutain in constitution square then walked from there. Make sure your hungry! We should have eaten a very light breakfast. The early part of walking tour was more of light breakfast type food, then went to more of a lunch type meal. We went to places we would have never visited. Some were off the beaten path. I highly recommend this tour. I try to set up this type of tour in every new location I travel too. Allows me to walk all over and meet people plus visit eating places that locals go to. Great food, meet new people and have a terrific guide guide you to places with awesome food. Does not get any better than this.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Hello Fred, we're thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable time with our guide on our food tour in Athens. It's great to know that you appreciated her explanations and the diverse food stops along the way. Thank you for recommending our tour as a way to explore new places and savor local cuisine. We hope to see you again soon!
Super
Michelle_L, Oct 2023
Eugenia was very good at showing us the neighborhood and food places. Wear comfortable shoes that maybe you don't mind getting dirty going through the market
Great way to start our trip in Greece
Vijai_N, Sep 2023
Great way to start our trip in Athens & Greece. Maria was a great guide. She was very knowledgeable and excited to share Greek culture with us. Her food selection and story telling behind the cuisine was masterfully done. Highly recommend this tour and guide.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Hello Vijai, thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that our guide made your Athens and Greece trip memorable with her knowledge and passion for Greek culture. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back soon!
Variety, fun, and oh so much food. Highly recommend!!
Sandra_C, Sep 2023
We had a wonderful time on our foodie tour. There were 10 of us in the group, 6 of which were family. Maria was the best!! She was friendly, knowledgeable, and kept the conversation going as we made our way to each place. We sampled a wide variety of wonderful food at every location and the walking was easy, since we stopped so often. Take your appetite, but pace yourself!! You get very large portions to try of everything. We thought the tour was coming to its end after so many stops and we still had 2 more stops, a full lunch and coffee/dessert!! I highly recommend this tour and if you can, request Maria, she was great!!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Hello Sandra, we're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic time on our foodie tour with Maria as your guide. Thank you for recommending our tour, and we hope to welcome you and your family back soon for more delightful experiences.
Wonderful experience
FrederickD_H, Sep 2023
This was a great food tour. The selection of places gave us a unique Greek experience and the food was abundant and fabulous, more than we could eat. Went to small locally owned places that the locals also go to. Highly recommend. Our tour guide was great and informative.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Hello Frederick, we're thrilled to hear that you had an excellent Greek food tour experience with us! It sounds like you had a wonderful time exploring local places and enjoying delicious food. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again soon!
Greek Food and Customs
Gail_S, Sep 2023
Meeting Maria and listening to her expertise about Greek food and customs. Her choices of were great
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Hello Gail, we're thrilled that you had a great experience meeting our guide and exploring Greek food and customs. Thank you for your positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon!
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