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Athens: Gourmet Food Tour

1. Athens: Gourmet Food Tour

Explore Athen's food markets on a 4-hour walking tour. Taste delicious treats and visit local stores selling the "Green Treasures" of Greece, such as olive oil, wines, mushrooms, herbs, and traditionally made pasta and salamis. Start with a traditional Greek breakfast of koulóuria (sesame bread rings) in a century-old café. Continue to a tiny pastry shop to sample loukoumades (Greek donuts) and custard-filled filo squares. Enjoy local pies and cheeses at authentic Greek bakeries and cheese stores. Next, wander through the famous meat and fish markets. Try roasted home-grown coffee and visit specialty shops for their fresh fruit, olives, cheese, ham, and other deli produce. Enjoy local wine, organically produced olive oil and honey, aged aromatized vinegar, and world-famous Greek yogurt produced at family farms. Wander down Evripidou Street, scented by herbs. End your culinary exploration at the deli stores in the historic city center, where your guide will make you complimentary gifts to bring home.

Athens: Half-Day Ultimate Food Walking Tour

2. Athens: Half-Day Ultimate Food Walking Tour

Prepare yourself for a mouthwatering journey to discover the secrets of world-renowned Greek cuisine. This 4-hour experience will take you through picturesque neighbourhoods and local food shops offering secret culinary treasures. During the tour, your food-loving guide will share stories about Greek gastronomy and local culture. You’ll taste 15 different types of Greek culinary excellence, including a traditional filo pie from a family-run place that has existed since the 1920s, the dessert that was given to the winners of the ancient Olympic Games and Greece’s most famous street food! You’ll also discover the answer to the great debate: Turkish or Greek coffee? Unlike many Athens food tours, you won't just be sampling mouthfuls. This is a 4-hour Greek gastronomy tour where you will enjoy traditional Greek recipes such as stuffed tomatoes, moussaka, soutzoukakia, the dessert of choice for the winners of the ancient Olympic Games and more. It is essential that you don’t eat breakfast and there will be no room for lunch!

Athens Original Street Art Tour

3. Athens Original Street Art Tour

London, Berlin, New York, or Paris normally come to mind when street art is mentioned. Athens, however, is often overlooked and yet is a city rich in graffiti art. Street art emerged in the Greek capital around 1998. The art form really took off, developing its distinctive style over the past 10 years, particularly as the country’s economic crisis unfolded. This 3-hour guided tour offers an alternative way to experience Athens and take a look at what’s happening at its core. A vested interest in art isn’t required to enjoy this activity. All you need is curiosity and receptiveness to the fantasy, colors, and meanings of the works you encounter, as you look at Athens in a fresh and unconventional way.

Athens Highlights: Myths & Philosophers Private Walking Tour

4. Athens Highlights: Myths & Philosophers Private Walking Tour

After meeting with your local guide outside Panepistimio Metro Station, begin your journey with the famous Trilogy of Athens, a work of the great architect, Theofilus Hansen. Admire stunning statues from famous 19th-century sculptors. While marveling at these miracles of architecture, take the opportunity to talk about two of the most famous philosophers of antiquity, Socrates and Plato. Discuss the god Apollo and goddess Athena, two gods totally different from one another but sharing many more commonalities than one may think. Afterwards, head to the Greek Parliament and the National Gardens to discover the live of Epicurus and his philosophical school, known as the Garden. Walk down the most commercial street in Athens, Ermou Street, named after the god and merchant, Hermes. Take a chance to admire an 11th-century temple known as Kapnikarea and hear about Aristotle and his Lyceum philosophical school. Take a pitstop to enjoy a greek coffee at a cozy cafe in the Thissio area, taking advantage of the location to chat about Pre-Socratic philosophers. Next to the Ancient Agora, discover the place where Stoic philosophy was born in the Poikile Stoa. The next stop will be the Plaka area and Anafiotika, on the foot of the Acropolis with Cinic philosophers close by. While admiring the famous Tower of Winds, learn everything there is about Aiolos, the keeper of the winds. The tour will conclude on the Areopagus Hill with a breathtaking view of the Acropolis and some more myths about the Olympian gods.

Athens: Ancient Highlights Self-Guided Treasure Hunt & Tour

5. Athens: Ancient Highlights Self-Guided Treasure Hunt & Tour

Play a fun treasure hunt game on your phone while visiting some of the major attractions in Athens on this self-guided walking tour. Explore the city at your own pace while using brains and teamwork to get to the end of the game. To get started, simply download the app and start the game at a time that's convenient to you (download instructions received via email after booking). Head over to the first location to begin the game and work your way through the streets of Athens. As you explore, answer riddles at each place to unlock the next location. Use the app to help you navigate between attractions. Anywhere along the tour route, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time to fully take in the sights. By the end of your adventure, you'll have learned about the ancient city of Athens and some of the most memorable attractions of the city. Start your tour from the monument of the Unknown Soldier, a monument with huge symbolism for Hellenism! Visit Kapnikarea church with its strange name and many stories about its name, and explore Monastiraki Square, the center of Athens with its wonderful church and unique view. Photograph the Library of Pantainos with its unique aesthetics and admire the Arion ice with the unique ancient history it carries. Then the world-famous Herodus Atticus Odeon awaits you. Even the statue of the hero General Makrygiannis in a beautiful landscape will continue your beautiful journey in the heart of ancient Athens. Admire the Lysikrates monument. The church of Ragavas will enchant you, while the Tower of Andronikos will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

Athens by Night: Sightseeing, Spirits, and Food

6. Athens by Night: Sightseeing, Spirits, and Food

Greet your guide at Monastiraki square and embark upon your epicurean exploration of the city. Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of downtown historic center of Athens, an atmospheric enclave replete with informal bars and food corners. Enjoy the famous Greek Boat pizza or so called Peinirli in the narrow streets of Monastiraki Next, walk to one of the most funky neighborhoods, Psirri, where you will enjoy a glass of local variety wine combined with Greek charcuterie, cheeses plate, and local chutneys. Learn about the snack’s interesting origin as you chat with your guide and feel the vibrant and unique atmosphere of Athens by night. Continue further in the district of Psirri and walk by some significant wall art hidden in the atmospheric streets of the town. Walk towards to Monastiraki square where it is time to enjoy the famous local deserts like baklava or Greek fried donuts. Visit one of the most famous local bars at the Karitsi square and enjoy a cocktail made from local herbs and spices. Finish you tour by admiring some of the most beautiful city buildings lit at night.

Downtown Athens: Private Greek Food Tasting Tour

7. Downtown Athens: Private Greek Food Tasting Tour

Begin your 4-hour walking culinary tour with traditional sweets and finger food like the koulouri (a circular bread encrusted with sesame seeds) and the famous bougasta (a pastry consisting of either semolina custard, cheese or minced meat filling between layers of phyllo). Head to the Athens Agora and see the amazing range of spices, cheeses, olives, meat, fish and fruit on offer. Here, find a plethora of traditional tavernas. After your visit to the market, enjoy a brief break for a cup of traditional Greek coffee in one of the oldest coffee shops in Greece. Next, visit a folklore art shop and the beautiful Kotzia Square, situated just outside the ancient Archarnian Gate of Classical Athens. Stop at one of the oldest and best souvlaki houses in Greece for a taste of real souvlaki. End the tour by admiring the astonishing Acropolis in one of the most authentic restaurants in the city.

Athens: Greek Cooking Class with Dinner and Wine

8. Athens: Greek Cooking Class with Dinner and Wine

Learn how to prepare 4 classic Greek recipes of home-cooked food using fresh ingredients bought from selected producers and artisans of Greece. Get step-by-step instructions at the hands-on class and hear stories about the recipes you will prepare. Feel free to add your own flavors to create a dish unique to you! Everyone will then sit down and have dinner together while tasting 3 different Greek wine varieties. Your hosts will talk more about Greek wines and the Greek terroire.

Athens: Highlights Evening Walking Tour and Meze Dinner

9. Athens: Highlights Evening Walking Tour and Meze Dinner

Set off from Syntagma Square and make your way to the historic Plaka district. Venture down quaint alleys and stroll along charming Dionisiou Aeropagitou to see the Acropolis floodlit after dark. Admire the Theatre of Herodes Atticus and go to Pnika Hill for panoramic views before walking to Thiseio for a look at the ancient market and Arios Pagos. Join the locals on the central square and get a view of the Stoa of Attalos museum. Continue to Monastiraki and wander the open-air flea market. End in Psyri, known for its traditional bars and restaurants and enjoy a plate of savory mezedes (appetizers) with the help of your guide.

Athens Heart Walking Private Tour

10. Athens Heart Walking Private Tour

Your path will initially take you in front of the new Acropolis Museum and continue towards the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a stone theater structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis. Afterwards, enjoy one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the world, with the entire city of Athens at your feet and the Temple of Athena above you. Continue your walk entering the most folkloristic neighborhood in Athens, the Anafiotika, which is situated just downhill from the Acropolis of Athens, a symbol of architectural perfection and knowledge throughout the last 25 centuries. The Ancient Roman Agora will be your next stop, allowing you to admire the Tower of Winds and continue heading towards the famous Monastiraki District with its flea market . A brief 30 minute break will follow, offering you the pleasure of tasting a traditional Greek coffee, some tea or another beverage of your liking and then admire the Metropolitan Cathedral of the city. Walking by the famous Ermou Street, the most important commercial road in Athens, which takes its name by the Greek God Hermes (in Greek Ermis), protector of commerce. Arrive at the central and most famous square of Athens, Syntagma Square, where, in front of the Hellenic Parliament, you will witness one of the oldest traditions in Greece, the Changing of the Presidential Guard. Passing through the underground archeological exhibition at the Syntagma metro station will take you to the National Garden, where you will be able to relax with your family and enjoy feeding the animals on display. After passing in front of the Presidential Palace, continue to the Panathenaic Stadium (also known as the Kallimarmaron), the biggest stadium in the world constructed exclusively by marble. Then visit the beautiful Zappeion Megaron and afterwards admire the biggest temple in ancient Greece, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian. Finally, head towards the Acropolis metro station, where your tour will be concluded.

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based on 251 reviews

This was the highlight of our Athens trip! Great food and culture, and a fun way to see the city. There were many different foods to try, and the tour was well valued. Irene was an excellent guide. Highly recommend.

We had the most beautiful evening with our local philosopher Bianca. We will never forget this day, we felt like we saw the soul and the heart of the city.

Fantastic tour! We loved seeing all the art and exploring different neighborhoods in Athens. A highlight of our trip.

Excellent trip, lots of wonderful food and drink with a really friendly and knowledgeable guide Eirini.

Everything about this tour was top notch! Fantastic Guide and we learns so much. Thanks!