Guided tour

Original Gourmet Food Tour of Athens

Original Gourmet Food Tour of Athens

Activity provider: Athens Walks Tour Company

From US$ 71.98 per person

Discover Athens through its food culture and taste superb Greek pastries, wine, cheese and salamis. Enjoy an authentic Greek breakfast, visit traditional food stores and try mouth-watering Greek desserts.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Varvakios Agora with an expert guide and learn about the city’s culinary history
  • Enjoy the famous souvlaki pita with chicken or pork gyros
  • Visit specialty food stores to try local produce including wine and organic olive oil
  • Taste a selection of Greek specialties including koulóuria (sesame bread rings) and loukoumades (Greek donuts)
Full description

Explore Athen's food markets on a 4-hour walking tour. Taste delicious treats and visit local stores selling the "Green Treasures" of Greece, such as olive oil, wines, mushrooms, herbs, and traditionally made pasta and salamis. Start with a traditional Greek breakfast of koulóuria (sesame bread rings) in a century-old café. Continue to a tiny pastry shop to sample loukoumades (Greek donuts) and custard-filled filo squares. Enjoy local pies and cheeses at authentic Greek bakeries and cheese stores. Next, wander through the famous meat and fish markets. Try roasted home-grown coffee and visit specialty shops for their fresh fruit, olives, cheese, ham, and other deli produce. Enjoy local wine, organically produced olive oil and honey, aged aromatized vinegar, and world-famous Greek yogurt produced at family farms. Wander down Evripidou Street, scented by herbs. End your culinary exploration at the deli stores in the historic city center, where your guide will make you complimentary gifts to bring home.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Market visit
  • Wine tasting
  • Coffee
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Salami, ham, and cheese tasting
  • Greek desserts
  • Traditional pies
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please advise of any allergies to specific foods
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 318 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4.9/5

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Highly recommend this tour! Panos our tour guide was amazing! He taught us about Greek culture as well as the food. He was very knowledgeable and just delightful. We had a small group of 6 and it was perfect. Recommend going hungry, as there are many stops with delicious food. Also recommend doing this as one of your first tours, because then you are prepared to order and understand the food for the rest of your trip.

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May 12, 2022

This was an INCREDIBLE part of our time in Athens. Great for couples or friends. You learn about the local food, the neighborhoods, and culture. Our guide knew the best places to take us, which you likely wouldn't try on your own. We stayed away from the most touristy restaurants and stops. I learned so much about local markets and cuisine. As a guest, be open-minded to food you might not usually try (i.e. not calling things "gross"), which is why I also wouldn't recommend kids attending. Lots of fast-paced walking and bustling through busy areas of Athens. So much fun!

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April 20, 2022

We had a great time on the food tour with Ana. She kept the tour engaging and interesting, and took us to a bunch of spots we never would have found ourselves. The food and drinks were all delicious! Would highly recommend for people looking to get to know Athens and Greek cuisine better

April 6, 2022

Product ID: 28591