Athens

Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour

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Most acclaimed Athens Food Tour
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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Appease your appetite for traditional Greek food during this half-day small-group culinary tour in Athens. Follow your guide to 10 carefully curated specialty food shops, located off the beaten path in residential neighborhoods, to taste Athenian delicacies such as honey, spices, sweets, cured meat, cheese and olive oil. Finish your tour with a taste of the much-celebrated Greek souvlaki. This tour is limited to 12 people or fewer to ensure an intimate atmosphere; all tastings are included.
  • Stroll through off-the-beaten-path residential areas with your guide
  • Visit local bakeries, restaurants, specialty shops and an open-air market
  • Taste traditional foods and ingredients such as souvlaki, honey, olive oil and Greek coffee
  • Small group of 12 people or fewer ensures a more personal experience

Sample Menu

Starter

Koulouri

A beloved street snack lightly chewy on the inside, crunchy on athe outside.

Starter

Extra-virgin olive oils

We'll taste a variety of extra virgin olive oils, Greece's liquid gold, which elevates dishes with its rich, fruity taste.

Starter

Graviera cheese & apaki cured meat

A prominent Greek cheese, that stands out for its firm texture and distinctive sweet and nutty taste and a cretan cured meat to remember!

Starter

Olive tapenade

A flavorful spread crafted from finely chopped olives, capers, olive oil, herbs and garlic. A quintessential part of the mediterranean diet.

Starter

Tsipouro drink

A traditional Greek grape pomace brandy, known for its strong, clear spirit. It's enjoyed as an aperitif or accompanied by meze in social settings.

Main

Souvlaki with pita

A classic Greek dish with skewered and grilled meat, served in warm pita bread, accompanied by fresh vegetables and often tzatziki sauce

Main

Assortment of tapas

A variety of Greek dishes, both main and starters to share family style so that you can taste many more Greek flavors

Starter

Greek coffee

Our version of coffee, a finely ground coffee brewed with water and sugar, boiled to create a strong, thick brew

Dessert

Baklava & loukoumades

A luscious Greek pastry, with layers of crisp phyllo, honey, fragrant butter and nuts and loukoumades, the Greek version of donuts!

Dessert

Bougatsa phyllo pastry

A delectable Greek pastry, consisting of thin layers of phyllo dough enveloping a sweet creamy filling. Can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a dessert.

What's Included

  • All tastings during the tour (15 tastings that equal lunch)
  • Local Food Expert guide
  • Any extra food or drinks participants may get on their own
  • Transfers from/to the meeting point

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Public Syntagma
    Karagiorgi Servias 1, Athina 105 63, Greece

    The tour starts at the MAIN entrance of PUBLIC store located at the lower part of Syntagma square, next to the Everest store (be careful, there is a side entrance on Karageorgis Servias street, this is NOT the main entrance)

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

  • Monastiraki
    Monastiraki, Athina, Greece

What To Expect

Meet your guide at Syntagma Square, the most central point in Athens. Your tour group is limited to 12 travelers to ensure an intimate experience, personalized attention from your guide and the chance to ask questions.

Take off walking through the residential areas of Athens, in which you will get see a true slice of everyday life. Visit nearly a dozen carefully selected specialty food stores, favorites of the locals, to taste traditional Greek foods. 

Bite into some 'pastoruma', or cured meat, and taste local honey, cheese and olive oil. Sip aromatic Greek coffee (erroneously known as 'Turkish' coffee in many parts of the world). Get familiar with some of the local spices that are the basis for Greek cooking, a multi-sensory experience for the eyes, nose and mouth. Stroll through the bustling alleys of Varvakios, the fish, meat and vegetable market known as the true 'belly of Athens'. Visit local bakeries and pastry shops serving traditional Greek sweets, including the famous souvlaki. Along the way, enjoy informative commentary from your guide on the culinary history and traditions of this ancient city.

Finish your tour with a full stomach and a better understanding of Greek culinary culture.

Syntagma

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Plaka

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Monastiraki

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Psiri

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Varvakios Central Municipal Market

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour equals lunch. It visits 10 food places, has 15 tastings and goes through 4 different neighborhoods
  • We recommend you have a light breakfast as there will be plenty to taste!
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Can accommodate special dietary requirements, please ask
  • Not recommended for travelers with constraining dietary restrictions or severe food allergies
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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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Robert_K
The tour guide was amazing. Everywhere she took us was absolutely excellent, ending at a restaurant that was common to the locals. We were feeling like part of her family. The Greek culture was explained in detail. We would advise anyone to take this tour. It was our favorite

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A must do if you are interested in Greek food
Joseph_E, Oct 2023
Elissavet was such a lovely guide. Not only was she very knowledgeable about the food and the processes behind it, but she was a caring person who seemed to have all of our interests at heart. As a solo traveler, she made me feel very welcomed. The food of course, was great too, and there was a good variety of different dishes. While most of the dishes started off small, by the last stop there was plenty to eat and I was completely full by the end of the tour.
Great food tour and more. Highy recommend.
Randi_B, Oct 2023
Our guided food tour with Harris was wonderful! He told us a lot about Athens, the parts that aren't in the tour books. He shared personal accounts and told us about the people and the culture of Greece. The food was amazing! We had someone in our foresome who was gluten free and she was definitely accommodated with some food substitutions. We were never rushed, it was a leisurely walk through parts of Athens that we would never have seen on our own. Thanx Harris! Highly recommend to all.
Athens small group food tour was terrific
JOY_C, Oct 2023
Our food tour offered a wide variety of food experiences, all high quality, and a wonderful local guide that made it even more fun. She not only provided info r/t the food, but also the culture, our surroundings, etc. She put the tour over the top. I highly recommend this tour.
Memorable food tour of Athens
Jon_M, Oct 2023
Mary Kate was a wonderful guide to the food of Athens. In addition, she ended up teaching us so much about the history of Greece as we passed buildings of different eras. And of course, the food was delicious!
The guide was very...
Alyson_W, Oct 2023
The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Greece and how it relates to the food, and shared what he knew about he each area of athens we walked through.
Delicious and fun food tour!
Shannon_C, Oct 2023
Our tour guide was so amazing, and the tour was awesome. We learned not just about the food but also about the sights that we passed during our walk. This was the highlight of our trip, and we were very full by the end.
Great experience
Jann_S, Oct 2023
The tour was excellent. The food we tasted was very good and quite varied. As an added bonus we received a lot of information about the city and its history
Don’t miss this!
Sally_E, Aug 2023
Besides the food tastings which were wonderful, we received a mini tour of the area. Lots of interesting information that we otherwise wouldn’t get. Our tour guild, Elena, was pleasant, knowledgeable, and accommodating. The distance between tasting venues was short but included interesting sights that Elena was eager to tell us about.
Excellent food and a...
Bruce_W, Aug 2023
Excellent food and a great guide! This was our first food tour and definitely worth taking. There was so much food to enjoy.
What’s on the packet
Alan_H, Aug 2023
The variety of tastings and enthusiasm of our tour guide. Small group meant we were able quickly ti get to know each other. Went back this evening to one of the restaurants with our son and daughter-in-law for a full meal.
An amazing tour and host!
Philip_S, Aug 2023
We loved the Tour! Our host Antigoni did an amazing job of sharing her love of the city and it's food! This was the best tour so far in Athens hands down that we have done.
Excellent food, excellent guide
Robert_K, Jul 2023
The tour guide was amazing. Everywhere she took us was absolutely excellent, ending at a restaurant that was common to the locals. We were feeling like part of her family. The Greek culture was explained in detail. We would advise anyone to take this tour. It was our favorite
Excellent food tour!
Sara_H, Jul 2023
Our food tour of Athens with our guide Antigone was far better than expected. She was knowledgeable, kind and pleasant. Our family very much enjoyed!
Great time with Greek foodies
Albion_H, Jul 2023
Food stops were terrific. Lunch stop out if the tourist areas was perfect. Maria-Katerina was a wonderful guide. Fun and informative time. The recipes she share were terrific.
Delicious and delightful
Carrie_S, Jun 2023
Elena was delightful and so knowledgeable. We had such a great time. She even emailed some recipes to us. Highly recommend
Amazing food tour!
Cherryh_C, Jun 2023
We loved visiting the different neighborhoods and learning a bit about history and culture while eating amazing food. Elena was a wonderful guide thank you
Amazing food tour
Ariel_S, May 2023
Andreas was amazing!!! So informative and personable!! He is the best tour guide and if you book a tour ask for him!
Learning about the...
Alison_O, May 2023
Learning about the different tastes and health properties of olive oil. Alison learning cooking tips and what the authentic ingredients were. It would have been good to have spent longer in the central market and learned more about the produce there
Perfect way to experience the city
Eric_N, Mar 2023
Guide was very informative and thoughtful to what the we were interested in. Was lucky to have only 4 in the group so it was a very personalized tour.
Food tour
Hortencia_I, Jan 2023
I really enjoyed the food tour in Athens. Our tour guide was very organized, friendly and informative. We did a lot of walking so wear comfy shoes, bring sunglasses and/or a sun hat. The food portions were more than I expected but very delicious. Glad I did this tour.
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