Guided tour

Athens: Gourmet Food Tour

Activity provider:Athens Walks Tour Company
Guided tour

Athens: Gourmet Food Tour

Activity provider:Athens Walks Tour Company
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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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Limited to 10 participants


  • 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)
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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.

  • 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

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based on 624 reviews

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We had a wonderful experience. The tour started with freshly baked pies made by an establishment that’s 100 years old. Then we had Greek doughnuts drizzled with honey, light and tasty but not too filling. Then we had coffee heated by hot sand followed by a variety of Greek appetizers and ouzo. The appetizers were a good portion for our group, we all had a little bit of about 12 apps. This was followed by a wine and olive oil tasting. It was 1 type of white wine, 2 olive oils and 2 balsamic vinegar tastings and we loved the balsamic with spearmint. The finale was a souvlaki at an almost 100 year old establishment as well. Come hungry and leave with not only your stomachs full but also with your heart joyful because it was quite an adventure through food.

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May 31, 2023

I didn't expect so much food! Come very hungry! we had traditional Greek pies: spinach and feta cheese, chickpeas, and bell peppers and chicken. Donuts with ice cream, Greek coffee, wine, fancy balsamic vinegars and olive oils and Gyros. we took the Gyros to go! Katherine is an amazing guide who knows her stuff. we had a small group of 6 people. just the right amount of people. I didn't tell you about the small plates!! Calamari, meatballs, fried cheese, fried bread, chicken, ouzo and another alcoholic beverage that I forgot the name. My first day here; so jetlagged and exhausted. The tour kept us going!! Katherine, if you're reading this, you ROCK!

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May 29, 2023

Panos was an excellent guide! Come hungry- there were unfortunately some disgruntled people on our tour that started complaining about “eating more food”… it is a good tour and there will be lots of it. To my surprise, we skipped a lot of the basics (koulouri, lukumades, gyros, etc) but that’s ok because we found those on our own. Our tour consisted of a place with lots of Greek pies, the meat/seafood market, Greek coffee, mezes, olives, and a place for olive oil/balsamic tasting (might be missing one). Was still a great tour!

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May 28, 2023

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