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Athens Foodies Tour

A culinary foray through the Greek capital

Olive oil, sweets, mezes (starters), street food and so much more – Greece is a paradise for anyone who loves good food. The Greeks themselves also indulge in this passion wholeheartedly. Let’s find out why on our award-winning tour of Athens’ best culinary quarters.

The Greek capital is a foodie’s El Dorado, and you’ll sample every imaginable local delicacy on this diverse foray through Athens. We visit delicatessens and colourful markets, traditional bakeries, and long-established coffee houses. And of course, you can’t miss out on a souvlaki tasting, the Greek’s favourite street food!


Highlights

  • Visit delicatessens and vibrant markets
  • Find out how the Mediterranean diet works and why it’s so healthy
  • Take part in Tripadvisor’s highest-rated culinary tour of Athens, which has also received a great deal of positive coverage in international media


3.5 hrs
All Year Round
Easy
Athens
Athens
Persons: 2-12
Age: 4+

Included Activities

  • Guided 3.5-hour walking tour with local guide
  • Tasting of a unique selection of Greek specialities such as olive oil, baklava, souvlaki, and bougatsa

Dates

We offer our walking tour of Athens from Monday to Saturday at 10 am all year round (except of the following dates: January 1st, 2nd & 6th, March 25th, May 1st, 15th August, October 28th, December 25th & 26th, Easter Sunday and Monday).


WHAT TO EXPECT
On our culinary tour of Athens, you get to know a whole other dimension of the metropolis by accompanying the Greeks in what they love to do most: Eating.

The range of culinary specialities in this city is almost inexhaustible. How could it not be in a city where something is always being cooked somewhere at all times of the day!

Soon you will feel just like the Greeks do – bite by bite and sip by sip. As we will be eating a lot, we recommend that you only eat a small breakfast on the day of the tour.

WHERE TO MEET
You meet your guide at 10 am at the Public Store at Syntagma Square. The day begins with a delicious Greek coffee in one of the traditional coffee houses.

Here your guide tells you about the role food plays in the life of the Greeks and what makes the eating habits of the Athenians so special.

A LITTLE TASTE OF EVERYTHING
We continue our tour with a treat from the street: The Greek sesame bread rings, koulouri, are classic Greek street food and as such can be found everywhere in Athens.

A carefully selected speciality shop with a rich selection of Greek delicacies is the next stop on our culinary journey. Here you can taste different kinds of excellent olive oil, as well as spreads and other surprises. But don’t forget, there are seven more stops to go!

Our culinary adventure continues with a visit to a long-running baklava bakery, where we can enjoy what is probably the best baklava in Greece. Next, it’s time for something hearty; we try an original Greek souvlaki at a popular snack bar.

VISIT VARVAKIOS MARKET
We then head into the heart of the city to the lively Varvakios Market, the largest and most famous market in the whole of Athens, selling vegetables, fish, and meat. This is where the locals shop for their daily supplies as well as their Easter lamb and Christmas turkey.

The market buzzes with life and the butchers and fish sellers compete for the attention of passers-by with gestures, jokes, and plenty of passion. Though you’ll of course find many familiar foods at the stalls, you are sure to make some amazing discoveries, especially in the fish hall, where the catch of the day often includes unusual deep-sea creatures.

We continue our walk towards the spice street and explore a shop with an almost unbelievable variety of local spices and herbs such as Greek oregano and red Greek saffron. Here you’ll learn how these ingredients are used in Greek cuisine along with other local culinary secrets as you browse the shelves for exotic cooking ingredients.

TIME FOR MEZE
Afterwards, another sugary treat awaits you. We enjozy a piece of bougatsa (a filo pastry with a cream filling and plenty of icing sugar on top) at a local pastry shop.

Finally, at our last stop in a small bar, it’s time for the delicious little starters that are a fundamental part of Greek cuisine (mezes). Here you can try some classic mezes and a selection of cheeses and sausages.

Now that the tables have been cleared for the last time, we have reached the end of our tour – you will leave with a full and happy stomach and will have surely discovered why the Greeks’ favourite pastime is eating.

Are there any age restrictions?
No, both adults and families with children are welcome on this tour. We always ensure that everyone, including children, has plenty of fun and enjoys the Greek cuisine.

What language is this tour conducted in?
This tour is offered in English or French.

What meals are included in the tour price?
All meals and drinks at the various stops as described in the itinerary are included in the tour price. Additional meals and drinks must be paid extra. Please inform us when booking the tour if you have any special food intolerances.

How difficult is the tour?
The tour is not particularly demanding. It is a leisurely walk through Athens with numerous stops.

Where does the tour start?
The tour starts in front of the Public store at Syntagma in the heart of Athens. You will receive detailed information about the exact meeting point when you book the tour.

Basic Tour Price

  • 65€ per person

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Guided 3.5-hour culinary walking tour of Athens
  • All food and drinks during the tour as per itinerary
  • English or French speaking tour guide
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NOT INCLUDED

  • Journey to the meeting point of the tour
  • Additional food and drinks consumed
  • Personal expenses
  • Tip for guide

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