1. Greece
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  3. Athens
  4. Plaka

Taste of Athens 3-Hour Walking Food Tour

Product ID: 13906
Spend the day sampling some of Athens' finest food with a delectable 3-hour food tour. Visit the markets, learn about the benefits of a Mediterranean diet, and try many of the best foods Greece has to offer, all with a knowledgeable guide leading you.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Follow the locals into the market to see the variety of goods available
  • Learn about the benefits of a Mediterranean diet
  • Sample the traditional creations along the way
  • Find out about the culinary history of Athens
Full description
Greece is a pleasure for the senses, and one of the best reasons to visit is its incredible food. From fresh-off-the-grill Souvlaki, to the traditional loukoumades (a delectable honey soaked desert), every course of food in Greece is an experience for the taste buds. On this 3-hour food-themed walking tour, you will get a chance to taste a variety of traditional goods, served by the locals who make them daily with their own hands.

Any real foodie will tell you that your first stop on any travel is the local market. Here you can get a sense of what is to come, from the variety of meats, fishes, cheeses, and produce available daily to the locals. At the vibrant Varvekeois food market, you will see local vendors loudly bartering over their daily wares.

On either side of the market are wonderful specialty food shops as well, inviting you in with their colorful and provocative spice piles. Here you can sample delectable nuts from the region, as well as figs, olives, and dates.

You will also gain insight into the culinary history of this epic city, and learn the basics of the Mediterranean diet.
Includes
  • Food specialist local guide
  • Food and beverages sampling
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The meeting point is outside the Starbucks at Korai street, outside Panepistimio Metro Station (follow the signs for the Korai exit). Your tour guide will be holding the orange-colored Athens Walking Tours sign in his/her hands so that you can recognize him/her.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
Know before you go
A minimum number of participants is required. There is a possibility of cancelation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or full refund will be offered.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 63 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Lucy is a warm and friendly guide who is very knowledgeable about the history of Greek food from souvlaki to spinach pies. We had the opportunity to taste a wide variety of items from all over Greece. At the end of the tour, Lucy even provided a piece of paper listing the places we visited. It was a nice touch. Do note that the streets of Athens range from narrow lanes to cobblestones and uneven pavements, which may be difficult to navigate with baby prams and strollers.

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February 16, 2020

This was one of the best tours I've ever done. It's the perfect way to see Athens and get to know Greek foods. The stops were high quality and our guide, Georgia Kalimeri, was amazing. She was funny, patient, so knowledgeable, and engaging. Tip your guide, people, especially when they're doing good work. Come a little hungry because you'll be full when it's over.

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August 20, 2019

Our walking Food Tour of Athens was wonderful. We really enjoyed our morning. Luci was passionate about explaining her country's customs and food. She is a great guide and an asset to her company. Thanks Luci!

September 26, 2019

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ATHENS WALKING TOURS

Product ID: 13906