Athens

Athens, Greek food tour including market visit

Badge of ExcellenceAthens, Greece
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

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 16 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 16 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

  • Your dedicated local Food specialist
  • Exclusive tastings featuring premium Greek products such as olive oil, honey, and cheeses
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
  • Visits to carefully selected 100% local establishments
  • Valuable tips on dining and must-try experiences throughout your Athens stay
  • Sustainable activity
  • Finish with a Souvlaki (pork or chicken or vegetarian)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Plateia Korai, Athina, Greece

    The meeting point is Outside Panepistimio metro station at Korai pedestrian walkway in front of Starbucks. If you use the metro follow the “Korai” exit signs. Please be there 15 min before the start of your tour. Look for the guide holding the orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign.

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

  • 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 Psyri.

Korai (Pass By)

Varvakios Central Municipal Market (Pass By)

Aiolou

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Dress according to weather
  • Comfortable walking shoes, sun-screen and a hat are recommended
  • Inform us of any food allergies
  • Vegetarian options available (Limited choices for Glutten Free)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 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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Reviews

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And outstanding tour
Janetlynnegolden, Apr 2024
We love the way Stella explained all about the foods we were tasting and gave us a chance to visit small boutique shops with small owners
Food Tour if Athens
John_H, Jan 2024
Stella was an excellent guide introducing us to the food traditions of Athens. She filled the three hour tour with a variety of tastes and sights.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Hello John, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We’re glad to hear that you appreciated the variety of tastes and sights on the tour. Our Food Tour Leaders are more than just guides; they are passionate storytellers, culinary connoisseurs, and cultural ambassadors! We’re very pleased that you had a memorable experience with us and we hope to see you again in Athens! All the best!
Loved this tour but recommend changing so groups don't have shared food
Bethany_A, Aug 2023
We loved this tour - Stella was absolutely fantastic. She was friendly and helpful and shared great information. The food selections were great, too. The only thing we would change/did not love was that some food items were shared - people using hands or utensils in the same container. We would have preferred food to be separated at least by couple, especially in this semi post-Covid era. The shared food freaked us out a bit.
Absolutely amazing half day tour! My teenagers loved it!
Sarah_S, Jul 2023
My 2 teenagers and I loved this tour! Eva/Ava was the best tour guide we had in our 15 days in all of Greece. She was so friendly and informative, she was attentive to our needs, made sure we were all together and taken care of. Definitely recommend this tour!
Great Guide, Great Tour
Martin_C, Jun 2023
Having a good guide makes a good tour and Marina was a great guide. Not only did we eat authentic and delicious food, we saw local Athens neighborhoods and learned some of the background of the food and culture of Athens. It was a great tour!
Stella, our guide was...
Helene_V, May 2023
Stella, our guide was excellent. It was informative, talking a bit about history of Greece and taking us on a route that is not to touristy. We had a great time.
Lots of Food & Snacks
Samantha_W, Apr 2023
We had a lovely time on our small group Athens food tour. We had 6 guests plus the tour guide so it was nice and small. We stopped at a number of stops and had a great experience in every location. Great serving sizes of everything and great personalised service. Our guide asked us if we wanted coffee and took individual orders as well as bought us fruit at the fruit market that the group wanted. FYI - you will see dead animals at the meat market.
Amazing tour
Ellen_D, Apr 2023
Fully enjoyed the food tour. Great choices of food locations, lots of information about Greek cuisine and culture, and ability to visit non-tourist sites in Athens. The hosts were wonderful.
A charming and mouth-watering tour.
Hugh_S, Apr 2023
My wife and I, and our 10-year old granddaughter, greatly enjoyed this tour. Our companions were congenial and our tour guides -- Stella and Lucy -- were friendly and knowledgeable, and patiently answered our numerous questions. It turned out that we had two guides because, unbeknownst to us, ours was Stella's first tour, so Lucy came along to provide support, which really wasn't needed but which added to our experience. An unexpected bonus was that the tour takes you to a variety of interesting locations and neighborhoods, many of which are off the beaten tourist track. Highly recommended.
Lots of Excellent Greek food.
Bruce_S, Oct 2022
Our guide, Christi, did a great job! The food choices were all excellent and some were Greek foods I had never hear of or eaten. The walking pace was just right. Make you are plenty hungry if you take this tour because there is a lot to eat. The tour also includes walking through meat, seafood and produce markets.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
It delights us immensely to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and of course the food, Bruce! We greatly appreciate the good vibes and the lovely comments! We'll be expecting you back soon! Until then, keep enjoying good food and pleasant moments!
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!
Everyone should take this tour. So delicious and fun!
shenapa, Oct 2022
Our host Emmalina made each stop so smooth and fun. Very engaging even if we didn’t think we might like a certain dish she encouraged me/us and she was right, it was delicious!!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
So glad to hear how much fun you had, and that you tried everything; that's the spirit! We hope to see you again soon! Keep enjoying!
Great tour for first day in Athens.
Virginia_S, Sep 2022
Our guide Lucy was so knowledgeable and friendly and clearly loves Greek cuisine and sharing it with others. We enjoyed all the food we sampled and getting to k ow other travelers.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Virginia! It makes our day hearing about the great service our guests have received from our team. We have passed on your review to Lucy, and look forward to seeing you again soon! 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!
Pretty Awful $55 spent for $0.00
Debra_S, Sep 2022
Nothing to LIKE because your BIG ORANGE UMBRELLA WAS NOT VISIBLE IN FRONT OF STARBUCKS, NEAR THE METRO STATION stairs. I sent a msg to tour operator asking where are you? Where can i find you to meet? "Silence" on that morning, day of tour silence, and now yiu want a review? I want a full refund and explaination. No groups around following any umbrella or guides and I went into every corridor, market stall, coffee shop, local Taveras and grocery store in the Acropolis neighborhood looking for this group; asking if they had beeb through the markets. Never again will I use you to book in advance. This was during Coffee Exhibition: 3 days in the area with masses of tourists, travelers and overcrowding in the area under these popular ancient sites. No small wonder!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We are sorry you had a disappointing experience, Debra, but there must have been some misunderstanding. Nowhere in our communication with guests do we mention something about umbrellas, orange or any other color. Moreover, you have never contacted us in any way. We have no record of a text, an email, or a telephone call from you. Perhaps there was some malfuntion of the Viator app on your phone? However, because we totally understand your frustration, we did refund the tour amount for you. Have a good day!
Wonderful tour! The tour...
cullen626, Sep 2022
Wonderful tour! The tour of the market - meat, fish and produce was very visually interesting. Your was perfect length.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Very glad to hear it! We look forward to your next visit, and we are super grateful for your kind feedback!
New flavors and awesome tours
Kristin_J, Aug 2022
Eveline was such an awesome tour guide! We ended up having a private tour with her and for my first Food tour it was amazing. She was very knowledgeable and engaging. She was super friendly and we tried so many good foods that we never tasted before. The portions are good size so definitely come hungry.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you, Kristin, for this powerful feedback! We are so thrilled to hear that you had such a smooth experience with us and one of our brilliant guides, Eveline! Hosting you was an absolute pleasure and we hope to see you again soon in Athens. Take care!
Great food, good pace, just enough information to keep all ages happy...
Aubrilyn_R, Aug 2022
We had a great time on this tour (6 of us). The food is fantastic, and diverse, and you get a nice walking tour of the area. Our guide was very engaging and kept a good pace so that even the younger ones in our group (who usually prefer to explore on their own) had a great time. I might have liked a little deeper explanation about the history of specific snacks or their relevance to daily life, but no one else in my group would have liked that so I'm 5-starring this one.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
We really appreciate your comments, dear Aubrilyn (what a beautiful name)! We hope that next time you will learn even more about our food history. As a matter of fact, you can book a customized tour, choosing exactly what you would like it to include. Thankful once again for your feedback, we wish you a blissful day!
Food tour in Athens with Loukia.
Denise_M, Jul 2022
We loved our food tour with Loukia. We were able to sample multiple examples of authentic Greek food. It was a wonderful experience! I would recommend the food tour to everyone!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
We greatly appreciate your recommendation and the great feedback, Denise! We look forward to your next visit! Cheers!
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