Guided tour

Athens: Greek Food Discovery Small Group Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

71 reviews

Activity provider: Alternative Athens

Athens: Greek Food Discovery Small Group Walking Tour

Activity provider: Alternative Athens

From US$ 67.95 per person

Discover Athens's food scene with a delicious tour that takes you where the Athenians eat, and where food is king. Taste 8-10 delicacies, from the best souvlaki in town to a mouthwatering baklava dessert. Visit bustling food markets and unique shops.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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  • Discover the world of Greek food with 8-10 delicious food tastings
  • Enjoy the atmosphere of specialty food shops and the bustle of open-air markets
  • Eat breakfast like a local Athenian
  • Enjoy a Greek coffee in a hidden cafe
  • Visit one of the oldest bakeries of Athens to sample its award-winning bread
Full description
Your culinary journey of Athens will take you to carefully selected specialty food shops, where you’ll taste some of the finest olive oil, cheese, and honey available in the city, as well as local delicacies such as pastourma cured meat. On this 3.5-hour guided food tour you’ll stroll through traditional Athens neighborhoods and visit some wonderful pastry shops that serve tempting Greek sweets. You’ll be immersed in the fragrances and colors of local spices, the secret behind renowned Greek dishes, and aromas of Greek coffee as well. The irresistible smell of freshly baked delicacies will lead you into one of the oldest traditional bakeries in Athens. Continue through the bustling alleys of Varvakios, the picturesque fish, meat, and vegetable market. Last but not least, you’ll stop for a taste of the celebrated Greek souvlaki!
  • 8-10 premium food tastings
  • Expert food guide
  • Visit to local markets
  • Additional food and drinks

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  • Easy walking pace
  • Small groups, with a maximum of 12 participants
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Totally worth it! You get to taste a lot of iconic greek foods and the history behind them. The guide was super entertaining and knowledgable and knew exactly which sites to show us in a timely and memorable manner. Very funny and chill experience, and it felt great to share it with other people as we walked around the beautiful neighborhoods in the heart of the city. My favourite tastes were the greek coffee, galaktoboureko and the small samples accompanied with bread and olive oil at the end of the tour.

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October 2, 2021

Wonderful time, few too many sweets.

Our guide Maria was awesome and took us through some very cool places. I myself though there were a few too many sweet items for tasting. The food was all incredible though. The tour didn't end where it began so some people had issues with finding their way out, but Maria had a map and made it quite simple. There was a big focus on traditional foods but it would have been nice to go places that the new generation typically go as well.

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April 16, 2019

A great experience, Andreas was a great guide, he took us to lots of historical places where I would not have gone on my own, he told us every story of every dish we tasted, of every place we he made us visit and even the history of the families who hold these places. If like me you are fond of local gastronomy, I recommend this tour. Simple, interesting, enriching and delicious.

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October 11, 2017

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