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Athens: Guided Food Walking Tour with Market & Tavern Lunch

1. Athens: Guided Food Walking Tour with Market & Tavern Lunch

Just as you cannot come to Athens without visiting the Acropolis, you cannot leave Athens without tasting the local products and traditional dishes that made Greek gastronomy internationally known. We invite you to walk with us through the central market of Athens; where we will find the best raw material of the country, talk about the origin of these foods, their weight in history, learn about different Greek customs.... Of course: We will accompany our walk with the best local sweets, rich pastry works and several tastings of cheeses, yogurts, cold meats, oils and Greek liquors. We advise you to come hungry! Greek gastronomy is an important part of its culture, in which we emphasize the values of sharing, conviviality and hospitality: Did you know that hospitality in Greek is said "Filoxenia"? A word composed by "Filo" which means "friend" and is understood as love of friendship; and "xenos" which refers to the foreigner. So hospitality would be translated as "love towards the foreigner", this tells us a lot about their culture. Following this line, we want to give you a warm welcome and introduce you to the Greek gastronomy and culture. Therefore, in addition to tasting a variety of new dishes and products, we will have the opportunity to see how they are traditionally made by the best local artisans. Finally, we will sit in a traditional Greek tavern where we will taste a great variety of the best "mezedes". These are small but very elaborate dishes, typical in Hellenic gastronomy (although not so common in tourist restaurants). Will you join us in this experience full of flavors?

Athens: 2-Hour Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. Athens: 2-Hour Self-Guided Audio Tour

Explore Athens at your own pace with a self-guided audio tour on your phone. Listen to fascinating stories on a downloadable app designed by an accredited expert storyteller and historian. Based on an award-winning storytelling concept, this tour will take you from Syntagma Square and through the most important landmarks in the city. Blend in with the locals as you tour the city without a conspicuous group.

Athens Private Food Tour

3. Athens Private Food Tour

Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this Lonely Planet Experience. Sample one of the world’s best cuisines on a 2.5-hour food tour of Athens. Departing from City Hall on Kotzia Square, admire the 18th century Neo-Classical architecture, including the headquarters of the National Bank of Greece, before walking to Central Market. Arrive at an atmosphere abuzz with local merchants, who come to display their fresh food and local produce. An expert guide will lead you to places where few tourists ever venture, exploring a vast range of Greek specialties, from simple koulouri (a round sesame bread), to salty feta cheese, olives, and other delicacies. Stop for a hot Greek coffee in winter, or a cold frappé on warmer days. Drop by a Greek deli and sample delicious fare, such as local honey, while getting an explanation about what’s in season and and its uses in Greek cooking. After your tasty tour, stroll to Monastiraki Square, where you will be ideally placed to spend the rest of the day visiting the ancient ruins of the Acropolis, and to explore the lively streets of the Plaka neighborhood.

Athens: Local Markets with Artisanal Crafts Walking Tour

4. Athens: Local Markets with Artisanal Crafts Walking Tour

Starting from Koukaki area, at the Trekking Hellas Athens base, we will walk up Areopagus Hill to admire the view. We will then head south through Plaka district before we reach the areas of Monastiraki and Psyri. We’ve now reached the marketplace and the well-known Varvakios Market (meat market) a real memorable experience! Around the corner is the old Stock Exchange and Athens City Hall. We then enter a more diverse side of Athens, through Geraniou Street, a multicultural hidden neighborhood. The last part of our walk takes us around Omonia Square, an always buzzing part of Athens. We get to taste the street food located in this area before ending our walk at Omonia metro station! 10:00 am: Meeting 10:00 am – 11:30 am: Artisans & Markets Walking Tour 11:30 am – 12:00 am: Break for Coffee & Snack 12:00 am – 13:00 pm: Artisans & Markets Walking Tour

Athens: Private Food Walking Tour with Taverns & Restaurants

5. Athens: Private Food Walking Tour with Taverns & Restaurants

Go behind the scenes in Athens to taste authentic Greek cuisine on a food and walking tour led by a experienced 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 from locals.

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What people are saying about Central Municipal Athens Market

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 10 reviews

We very much enjoyed Theo's guided tour. It was greatly appreciated to walk through the markets and the warrens of shops while learning about their history and their future in this great city. Also most interesting was to visit several multi-generational artisanal shops and to speak with their proprietors. Theo was very knowledgeable about all aspects of which he spoke, as well as on topics that we asked about on the way. We also enjoyed our coffee stop at the end where, over a cool drink, we engaged Theo in more general discussions about the city past and present. This was our most enjoyable of the several walking tours we made in Athens, and highly recommend it to others.

We have been two to the tour, so I guess it lasted less than two and a half hours (it did not reach two hours). The truth is that the girl showed us what things to order and where, and everything was great. The bad thing is that we found it very expensive for what we ate and the time the girl was with us

It is a very nice experience to walking and learning things about the history and the present and the past of the place. Very useful information and very detailed guidance!!