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Athens For Foodies: More Than A Greek Food Tour

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Athina, Greece
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Overview

Go behind the scenes in Athens to taste authentic Greek cuisine on a food and walking tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Experience daily life in the city as you visit a variety of eateries and discover culinary gems that are favorites of the locals. Enjoy enough tastings to make up a generous meal and understand why Greece is famous for its delicious cuisine. Visit the Athens Central market, bakeries, traditional taverns and restaurants, and explore historical sites that few tourists see.
  • Food and walking tour of Athens
  • Learn about Greek cuisine from a knowledgeable guide
  • Visit the Athens Central Market to see typical ingredients
  • Stop into a beloved bakery, traditional taverns, and family-owned restaurants
  • Taste authentic and delicious dishes
  • Hear stories about Greece and its food traditions
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Many different tastings of traditional Greek food; more than enough for lunch!
A 4-hour food tour with a passionate foodie guide
An exploration of Athens Central Market
Loads of culinary, cultural and historical anecdotes
Goodbye gift as a memento of your experience
We CAN provide food substitutions for vegetarians
Private transportation

Departure Point

Syntagma Square, Plateia Syntagmatos, Athina, Greece

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Monastiraki, Athina, Greece
Meet your guide and fellow food lovers at a central meeting spot in Athens. Your guide is a food expert who enjoys sharing the secrets of Greek cuisine and the best spots in Athens.

Start your culinary experience by visiting a traditional Greek bakery that has been in operation since the 1920s. Taste their delicious pie, which has been a popular treat in Athens for almost a century. Continue to discover the best eateries in Athens with generous helpings of foods such as mousaka (a roasted dish with eggplant or potatoes and meat), stuffed tomatoes and peppers, and your choice of soup.

Tour the Athens Central Market, visit restaurants that are local favorites, and hear about spots that you may want to visit later on your own. Expect to try a number of dishes, with enough food to make up a filling meal.

Your guide shares insightful commentary about Greek culinary traditions and culture, offering a glimpse of the real Greece that many visitors miss.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Plateia Syntagmatos
Your tour will begin with Syntagma Square, the emblematic meeting point of the Athenians, as your starting point. Meet your local foodie guide and kick off your culinary adventure with a tasting of the traditional 'koulouri'. As your guide narrates stories about the enduring history of Greek food and the local culture, go to a local favorite family-run pie shop that has stood the test of time to try a traditional phyllo pie.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Agia Irini Church
Next up, you will walk down the streets of Athens and reach the popular Agia Irini Square, one of the local hangouts that burst with life and mouthwatering delicacies. Visit a number of local delis and spice shops along Evripidou street and enjoy some local cheese-tasting and local meze from different parts of Greece. Featuring 15 delicious tastings, like dolmades, pastourma, feta cheese, and the famous Kalamata olives, you'll get to escape the crowds and taste the best of what Athens has to offer.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Central Market Athens
Your next stop will take to the heart of the city's food scene, the vibrant Athens Central Market, where you will browse the stalls and witness the wide selection of fresh meat, fish, and vegetables the locals use in their everyday cooking. Having seen for yourself the treasures of the fertile Greek land, you can now taste traditional, homemade dishes from a family-run business. Traveling with an expert local means that you'll get an insight into the importance of food in Greek culture, the seasonability of the ingredients, and how different spices have different uses. You will discover what makes Greek cuisine so special by tasting cult-classic, authentic Greek recipes such as 'gemista', 'tzatziki', 'fava', and the world-renowned Greek salad!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kotzia Square
Following your filling meal, you'll stroll around Aiolou street, where one of the oldest sweet shops in Athens is located, housed in a beautiful neoclassical building, to try traditional 'loukoumades', the doughnut-like dessert the locals love. As your final stop, you will get to try a cup of traditional Greek coffee; there is nothing quite like drinking the aromatic brew after a long, adventurous day!
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Monastiraki
End your tour at the vibrant Monastiraki and go souvenir-hunting at its famous flea market. With a full stomach and a head full of wonderful memories, your perfect day will come to a perfect conclusion.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Greeking.me

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Athens For Foodies: More Than A Greek Food Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Athens For Foodies: More Than A Greek Food Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Athens For Foodies: More Than A Greek Food Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Athens For Foodies: More Than A Greek Food Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Athens For Foodies: More Than A Greek Food Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Athens For Foodies: More Than A Greek Food Tour.

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That's an excellent tour
Winnie L
, Oct 2019
We had a wonderful foodie gal called Elini. She is very knowledgeable, entertain everyone's need and was an absolute delight to have as a tour guide. Our group all give her a 6 stars if there is such rating.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear Winnie, We are delighted to hear that you had a great day with Eleni! She is indeed a great guide with a lovely personality! Thank you for your great feedback; we wish you all the best! :)
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One of the best excursions!!!
Witless1dr
, Aug 2019
Our tour guide Penelope was amazing. She took us to local restaurants that made us feel like a local. She even sent us the recipes for the foods we sampled. We highly recommend this excursions but come hungry!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Hey! Thank you for your feedback! We are really happy that you had a great time with Penelope and that you gained like-a-local experience. You are totally right, whoever takes this tour should come hungry! We hope you try out your new recipes, which will make you want to visit Greece again! 😊
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Good glorious food
Marie_Holdy
, May 2019
Max the guide was excellent and catered for everyone in the group. The food was plentiful. I got to taste olives, cheeses and a whole lot of other dishes including my favourite loukoumades and coffee. It was so worth doing this tour. Would highly recommend if your wanting to know about greek food or love food in general.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear Marie, I would like to thank you for your lovely review and to apologize for taking so long to respond to your kind words! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your food tour with Max, who is an excellent foodie expert indeed! We hope to see you again on your next trip to Greece :)
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Athens For Foodies More Than A Greek Food Tour.
Donna M
, May 2019
Absolutely fabulous. Phelope our guide was excellent. Answer all our question. Matter a fact she was with us for more than hour than what the tour. Stated.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear Donna, please accept this late thank you in response to your review about our Athens for Foodies tour! How exciting to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and that you even had extra time with Penelope, who is truly an amazing guide! We look forward to seeing you again soon :)
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This was so much fun and our guide...
Erin R
, Jul 2018
This was so much fun and our guide was incredible. The food was awesome and we left the tour so stuffed we didn't even eat dinner that night.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear Erin, Sounds like you really had an amazing time on your Athens for Foodies tour!! This is so good to hear - thank you for sharing on TripAdvisor :)
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Great experience- real local...
William L
, Nov 2017
Great experience- real local establishments and insights. Only wish we were able to schedule on the first day of our trip providing more time to revisit the providers. Highly recommend our tour guide Elena!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear William, Great to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Elena so much - she is an excellent foodie guide! Athens is waiting for you to revisit so that you can pay a visit not just to all the establishments you previously enjoyed but also experience some new places :) We look forward to having you again as our guest soon!
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We really enjoyed our time exploring...
antonia57
, Oct 2017
We really enjoyed our time exploring the culinary delights of Athens with Elena. She was very knowledgeable, cheerful, helpful, and an overall joy to be with. The variety of food was amazing, and the portioning was just perfect! Definitely recommended!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear Antonia, Thank you so much for recommending our Athens for Foodies tour to other guests on TripAdvisor! Elena is an amazing guide who loves what she does and it is wonderful to see how you shared her enthusiasm :) Wishing you all the best until we see you again!
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Elena was an amazing tour guide...
samanthaoakley89
, Oct 2017
Elena was an amazing tour guide!!! It was better than we could have imagined. She gave little Greek history lessons along the way and all the food was so amazing. I cannot day enough how great this tour was. Elena is the best!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear Samantha, we really appreciate the time you took to post this review and we are delighted to hear that you had such an amazing time with Elena on your Athens for Foodies tour! We hope to see you again soon!
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Amazing! We learned about Greek food...
Rebecca D
, Sep 2017
Amazing! We learned about Greek food and its connection to Greek history. We were so full, and even went back to a few of the restaurants later in our stay. Definitely do this tour if you're interested in food, culture, and history.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear Rebecca, thank you so much for your review about our Athens for Foodies tour! I am really glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much as to return to some of the restaurants later in your stay :) Please accept our apology for managing to miss your review all this time; and it would be lovely if you could visit us again some time in the future !
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We had a wonderful time with our...
Marty E
, Oct 2016
We had a wonderful time with our guide Anna! She began the tour with an overview of Greek culinary history...important to understand the influences of other countries and empires...added to much to our experience. From there we sampled very delicious savories and sweets available only at special shops and restaurants both on and off the beaten path. The pace was perfect...ample time to relax and enjoy all the tidbits of history Anna provided...her knowledge was encyclopedic...in a good way! After the overview of important sights in Athens, you'll definitely want to take this tour to learn more about the culture. Cooks and non-cooks alike will enjoy the many tastes and love the Greek coffee!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear Marty, Thank you so much for painting in detail your experience with us during our Athens for Foodies tour! I am delighted to read that you had such a wonderful time and that you enjoyed not just the tasty food but also gaining an insight into the Greek culture :) We hope to see you again on one of your next travels !!
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