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Athens: Small-Group Food Walking Tour with Local Guide

Product ID: 182324
Experience the essence of Athens through its culinary habits. Visit non-touristic areas and taste local traditional products, a delicious way to discover Athens.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Start your day with a Greek coffee
  • Try a variety of pies
  • Sample olives from different Greek regions
  • Taste cheese and sliced meet drinking Raki
  • Enjoy the most famous Greek street food, Souvlaki
Full description
Start the day by sipping a Greek coffee in a traditional Greek coffee shop. Taste fried doughnut balls with honey, which are called loukoumades. Get a bite of a filled crunchy filo layered pie, called tyropita, in one of the oldest pie baking shops in the center of Athens. Taste koulouri, a specialty pretzel dipped in sesame seeds, from a street stand like most Athenians do every morning.

Sample unique local delicacies like sliced meat, cheeses from several regions of the country, and olives and extra virgin olive oil. Walk around the streets of the central market of Athens. Smell the spices, taste the fresh fruits and a variety of nuts, and enter Varvakios agora, which is the main meat and fish market. Complete the tour by tasting the most famous and delicious Greek street food, the glorious Souvlaki.
  • English speaking food expert guide
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Inside the Syntagma metro station. Your tour guide will be one level down by the ticket machines, underneath a large hanging clock holding a light blue sign.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• The maximum number of guests the tour is eight
• Please advise us of any dietary requirements
• Please note that some of the markets and vendors close after lunchtime so we visit in the morning
• The walking pace is moderate with plenty of stops and opportunities to sit
• Please note that there will be plenty of food on the tour so you only need to eat a light breakfast
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Wonderful tour

We were met at the pre arranged pick up spot at a Metro station. Within minutes we were sampling local cuisine of the highest standards. Our guide was very friendly, patient and knowledgeable. We were taken to so many tastings that we thought we would not manage lunch but were once again surprised by a fantastic Sovlaki and a drink. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.

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28 September 2019

Best thing I did during my stay in Athens!

This Tour is so much more than just a food walking tour. We not only tasted delicious traditional Greek food and drinks, we also received a wealth of history and knowledge from Tassos at Athenian Tours. We walked all over different parts of Athens city seeing so much more than we would have seen ourselves or with any other tour guide in my opinion. Tassos has so much passion for what he does and is very charismatic as well. You will love being in his company! If you do only one tour, I would pick this one in a heart beat. It was honestly the highlight of my 3 days in Athens. Don't think about it, just do it!

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9 July 2019

This was the highlight of our Athens trip

We had so much fun and learned a great deal about Greece.

19 October 2019

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Product ID: 182324