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Athens: Small-Group Extreme Bites Food-Tasting Tour

Product ID: 354351
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Take a deep breath and get ready to try some extreme local bites, only those with strong stomachs need apply. Show yourself how brave you are by doing as the locals do and tasting some lesser-known traditional treats.
About this activity
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 2:30 PM
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Live tour guide
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the traditional tastes of some of the most unusual dishes in Athens
  • Try the most popular hangover cure in Greece
  • Discover hidden taverns in covered alleys where locals love to hang out
  • Wander through the buzzing streets of the city’s Central Market
  • Learn all about Athens’ culinary culture from a local guide
Full description
Your tour begins from the Pantanassa Monastery in Monastiraki Square, where you’ll meet your local guide. Through the buzzing city center, you'll progress to your first stop where you’ll try local atherina in the cone. Atherina, or Mediterranean sand smelt, is one of the most delicious meze for tavern foodie lovers. Order the fish in a cone, a tradition started when the owner’s grandfather was running a seafood tavern, and eat the whole fish (even the head) as the locals do.

Continuing your walk, you’ll discover the best of the Central Market, getting lost amongst its stalls with hundreds of products. Stop at one of the local taverns located in the market to try the most popular hangover cure in Greece, which is called patsas (tripe soup). This is something not even every local is brave enough to try.

Next, it’s time to discover Crete through its incredible flavors. Stop at a timeless and loved-by-locals Cretan tavern, totally hidden in one of the numerous stoas (covered alleys) of the city. There you will have the opportunity to try some strong-flavored liver.

Moving on to the last stop, your tour couldn’t end without tasting snails or rabbit and trying some local, old barrel red wine. Choose between fried Cretan snails in vinegar and rosemary sauce, or pan-cooked rabbit with marjoram, sage, and lemon peel with fried potato wedges, and show yourself how brave you are. Your tour ends at the Academy of Athens (the Panepistimio Metro Station) where you will be free to continue your own personal exploration.
Includes
  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • 4 food samples as indicated in the itinerary (at 4 different stops)
  • Bottled water and a glass of local wine
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of the Church of the Pantanassa, in Monastiraki Square (next to Monastiraki metro station). Your guide will be standing next to the church.

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Important information
Know before you go
• You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
• This is a child-friendly tour, children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed (children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge)
• Vegetarians and other dietary restrictions are able to be accommodated
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes

From £97.56 per person

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Product ID: 354351