Delicious Athens Food Tour

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Athens food tour
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places to eat in Athens
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Delicious Athens Food Tour

50.00

Join the Athenians in their everyday life – where food IS king – and experience a tasty slice of true modern Greek culture and delicious eating habits.

Visiting Places: Carefully selected speciality food stores, neighbourhoods, bakeries, spice stores, fish - meat and vegetable market and more.
Duration: 3.5 hours (approx.)

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Customer Reviews

"The tour itself was such a wonderful introduction to Athens... We loved it!" - Emily, NY USA

Activity Description

Sitting for thousands of years at the crossroads between Mystical Orient and the Western World, right on the shores of the Mediterranean, Greece has a very rich and varied culinary tradition, thanks to its unique blend of influences, ranging from the spices of the Silk Road to the richness of extra virgin olive oil, Italian finesse and Turkish delights...
In this walking tour you will have a chance to discover a different Athens: You will join the Athenians in their everyday life – where food IS king – and you will experience a tasty slice of true modern Greek culture and delicious eating habits.

Special Features

  • This culinary journey will take you to carefully selected specialty food stores, where you will taste some of the finest olive oil, cheese and honey available and local delicacies such as ‘pastourma’ cured meat.
  • You will stroll through traditional, authentic neighbourhoods in the heart of Athens and visit some wonderful pastry shops serving favourite Greek sweets. You will be immersed in the colours and smells of local spices, the secret behind many of the most renowned dishes of Greek cuisine, and aromatic Greek coffee (which you may have heard of as ‘Turkish’!). 
  • The irresistible smell of freshly baked delicacies will lead your steps into one of the oldest traditional bakeries of the city. The journey will continue through the bustling alleys of Varvakios, the picturesque fish, meat and vegetable market -the true "belly of Athens". And, last but not least, you will make a stop at a local joint for an authentic taste of the celebrated Greek souvlaki!

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start time : Mon-Sat, All Year | Shared Groups: 10am | Private Groups: 10am and 1:30pm upon request.

Duration: 3.5 hours (approx.)

Spoken Language: English, French

Meeting Point: Central Athens, to be advised

Group size: Min. 2 - max. 12 persons

Pace: Easy

Included: English/French speaking licensed guide, all tastings mentioned in the tour's description. 

Excluded: Drinks, any food not mentioned in the tour's description, gratuities (optional)

Note: The tour is unavailable on Sundays. Some modifications from the original itinerary may be necessary during August. For private tours contact us here to receive a quote. 

Discounts for Young Travellers: Children up to 6 years: Free | Special prices for Children 6-11 years at €25 and Teenagers 12-18 years at €40. Ask for your Discount Code here

Vendor: Alternative Athens

Why we like it

Because you can experience the entire palette of Athens' tastes and aromas in a few hours and it is SO delicious and filling that you don't need to have lunch after the tour!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund up 72 hours prior to tour/workshop, except processing fees (paypal/credit card). 50% refund between 72 and 24 hours prior to tour/workshop, except processing fees (paypal/credit card). No refund less than 24 hours prior to tour/workshop. 100% refund if the tour/workshop is cancelled by Vendor, including processing fees.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion. 

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