Guided tour

Athens: Gourmet Food Tour

Athens: Gourmet Food Tour

Activity provider: Athens Walks Tour Company
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From US$ 66.65 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

Know before you go

  • Please advise of any allergies to specific foods
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 437 reviews

Review summary

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

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Come very hungry and ready to eat on this amazing tour! Always leave room for another stop as you’ll be trying new Greek foods until the very end. Learned interesting history about Greek cuisine and got off the touristy roads to eat at some really cool places. Great guide and well worth the time and price.

September 23, 2022

This was our first time doing a walking food tour and we were thinking about cancelling but I am so glad we went. Our guide, Irene was a delight and so much fun. Great walking tour with amazing food and history. Enjoyed every stop and learning about authentic Greek food.

September 23, 2022

I heard great things about this tour, and it definitely lived up to expectations! Most important: COME HUNGRY. This is not a tour with a few small samples - at each stop, the limit was our stomachs, not our plates. We had spanakopita and other pastries, loukoumades, coffee, meze, fruit, olives, wine, salads, souvlaki, and more I'm probably forgetting. Our guide, Dorella, was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. I did this tour on my first day in Athens and it was extremely helpful for knowing what and where to eat for the rest of my time there. Highly recommend!!

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September 19, 2022

Product ID: 28591