1. Greece
  2. Attica
  3. Athens
  4. Plaka

Athens: Food and Culture Tour in an Authentic Neighborhood

Product ID: 111088
Experience the warmth of Greek hospitality on a tasting tour of the Koukaki neighborhood of Athens. Visit venues off the tourist path and immerse yourself in everyday life. Taste local delicacies and hear stories that shaped the culture and cuisine.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 - 6 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience the Koukaki neighborhood of Athens like a local
  • Taste authentic flavors and off the beaten path locations
  • Interact with a local host in the private ambiance of a small group of no more than 6 guests
  • Go behind the scenes of a traditional pastry shop
  • Meet local restaurateurs, entrepreneurs and fellow food lovers
Full description
Start your food tour of the Koukaki neighborhood of Athens at 11:00 AM and journey through Greek culture, customs and traditions for 2.5 hours, 4 hours or 6 hours! Live like a local for a day in the company of an expert guide.

Start the day as the locals do with some delicious Greek coffee at a cozy coffee shop. Taste authentic Greek pastries and hear stories behind a peculiar beverage, before a heavenly experience at a family-run sweet company! End the 2.5-hour tour with some savory delicacies from all over Greece.

Tempt your sensations and continue with the 4-hour tour, where handmade treats will be offered at a local bakery, along with a wonderful meze in an authentic setting. Immerse yourself in the culinary scene and indulge your senses by opting for the 6-hour tour. Go behind the scenes at a traditional pastry shop and blow your mind with an explosion of flavors!
  • Drinks and bites equivalent to a Greek brunch (2.5-hour tour)
  • Drinks and bites equivalent to a Greek breakfast and lunch (4-hour tour)
  • Drinks and bites equivalent to a Greek breakfast, lunch and dinner (6-hour tour)
  • Exclusive privileges from tasting locations, including behind the scenes access at some of the venues
  • Professionally trained hosts with extensive local food and cultural knowledge (and great personalities!)
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal shopping
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Grande Bretagne staircase, 1 Vasileos Georgiou A, Syntagma Square Str.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This is a small group tour with a maximum of 6 participants
• Tours include both sitting and standing stops at different venues
• Some food allergies and aversions can be accommodated with advance notice
• Please note that tours do not end at the starting point. However, detailed directions are provided for your return
• Tours operate rain or shine, so please dress accordingly
• Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended as on average 2-3 kilometers are covered per tour
• Young foodies are welcome to join, but they must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 4 years old, who will not consume at the tasting locations, do not require a separate ticket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Absolutely fantastic! Very personal attention & wonderful experience.

Thanasis & Christos were outstanding guides. Lots of great historical & cultural info. The stories they shared made the entire experience very personal. All the foods & beverages were well-explained and delicious. Each stop along the way was unique. All of our Get Your Guide tours have been great but this was the best food & culture tour we've ever had! Thank you , Thanasis & Christos!

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14 May 2019

we were very satisfied

We had a very competent guide through the culture and eating habits of Athens and the Greeks in general. Xenia Mavrommati told us a lot about the customs of the Greeks and had a great knowledge of culture and way of life. We particularly liked the Vomvylas pastry shop, Neos Kosmos, the typical lunch and the quiet manner and good German language of our guide. We would book them again at any time and also recommend them to friends.

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4 January 2018

One word: wauw

This tour was truly fantastic. Our guide was the cutest. She made sure we walked in the shade, sprayed water on us from time to time (it was 41 degrees celcius outside). She knew a lot about Greek history and traditions. She knew all the locals we visited really well so everyone made us feel very welcome. If you love food and trying new things: this is thé tour for you. I would recommend it to everyone!

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1 July 2017

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Product ID: 111088