Guided tour

Athens: Gourmet Food Tour

Athens: Gourmet Food Tour

Activity provider: Athens Walks Tour Company
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From US$ 70.70 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

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Luggage or large bags

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  • Please advise of any allergies to specific foods
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 475 reviews

Review summary

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

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We are a family of 5 : 2 adults and 3 children (twin sons age 10 and daughter age 7). We had a magnificent time. Our tour guide (Donyella?) was incredibly knowledgeable, personable and accommodating with our children. The food tour tickled out taste buds - it was a true culinary journey of Greek cuisine. From the eclectic pastries (sweet, savory and salty) to the Greek coffee (so much fun to see the art in preparation) to the lukamandes (YUM YUM YUM!) to the olive oils and balsamic vinegars (fabulous hotel setting along with an educational narrative) to the gyros (as authentic as you can get) - we will carry these memories with us for years to come We’d be remissed not to mention theFood Market tour. Words can’t capture the sights, scenes and smells. We valued seeing the ‘non-touristy’ parts of Athens — where the true locals live and support their local businesses. We would recommend this tour to anyone. A great immersion of Athens culture and cuisine.

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November 19, 2022

Nuestra guía y anfitriona, Anabelia, fué lo mejor de nuestras vacaciones. No me alca no zan las palabras de agradecimiento, ya que fué mucho más que una guía de turismo. Se preocupaba y estaba atenta a cada situación, nos explicaba todo acerca de las comodas, origenes, historia, cultura griega, y nos llevó a muchísimos sitios con comida excelente, dónde todo el mundo la saludaba, en la taverna, mercados, haciéndonos sentir como griegos locales. Recomiendo el tour y especialmente a Anabelia. Vielen Dank y muchísimas gracias!!!!

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November 17, 2022

Our guide was the absolute best!! This tour was so worth it. We got to sample many traditional Greek foods and learned a lot about the life in Athens. I recommend this tour for anyone that wants to sample the wonderful food of Greece and see true Athens life outside of the tourist area.

October 16, 2022

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