Guided tour

Athens: Gourmet Food Tour

Athens: Gourmet Food Tour

Activity provider: Athens Walks Tour Company
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From US$ 69.45 per person

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Discover Athens through its food culture and taste superb Greek pastries, wine, cheese and salamis. Enjoy an authentic Greek breakfast, visit traditional food stores and try mouth-watering Greek desserts.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Varvakios Agora with an expert guide and learn about the city’s culinary history
  • Enjoy the famous souvlaki pita with chicken or pork gyros
  • Visit specialty food stores to try local produce including wine and organic olive oil
  • Taste a selection of Greek specialties including koulóuria (sesame bread rings) and loukoumades (Greek donuts)
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Market visit
  • Wine tasting
  • Coffee
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Salami, ham, and cheese tasting
  • Greek desserts
  • Traditional pies
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please advise of any allergies to specific foods
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 388 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4.9/5

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It was an excellent tour with Panos. He is a super friendly, attentive, humorous and well informed guide. The stations were very well chosen and colorful and we really liked them. There was a lot of interesting background information. At first we were worried that it would be too hot in the afternoon in midsummer, but thanks to the good tour selection it was bearable. Please don't eat too much beforehand. You get so much to try over the hours that you almost can't make it. The tour is highly recommended!

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July 30, 2022

Anna Belia an incredible guide, of what no longer exists, she has given us a fantastic tour, 100% recommended, It has flown by, she has taught us super-good Greek cuisine, she has taken us to different restaurants and we have tried everything Greek cuisine, modern and classic, with a super technical explanation, and with a lot of empathy (recommended not to eat before doing this tour) We have not been able to finish all the dishes, ufff! A unique experience,!! We will repeat it again

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July 21, 2022

The tour was very interesting. We had a great guide- I think her name was Irene?? She was very friendly and easy to talk to. She told us a lot of information about Athens and food. We tried a lot of different food. I was full at the end of the tour. We also walked to many interesting places in Athens that I probably would not have been able to find on my own. I really enjoyed this tour

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July 13, 2022

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