Athens For Foodies: A Walking Food Tour in Athens

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Authentic Greek street food
Greek tour food Athens
Greek olives superfood
Greek festive food tour
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Athens For Foodies: A Walking Food Tour in Athens

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What better way to explore Athens than eating your way through it? An introduction to the history of Greek gastronomy through off the beaten path food shops.

Visiting Places: Syntagma square (start), food and pastry shops, off the beaten path taverns and traditional restaurants, Athens Central Market, the center of Athens commercial life.
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Activity Description

With an in-the-know foodie guide, you’ll enjoy 15 (!) tastings of the Greek cuisine as you walk through the non-touristic neighborhoods of Athens, to meet vendors and learn about secret Greek recipes. From traditional pies to cold cuts to stuffed tomatoes to loukoumades, your taste buds will be tingling the entire time.  Big tip: come hungry.
Starting from Syntagma Square, where the heart of Athens is beating, you will enjoy a taste of Greece you won't soon forget. After meeting your experienced, food-loving guide, set off on your exploration that will introduce you to the local culinary scene. In this 4-hour experience your foodie expert guide will share with you insights about the enduring history of Greek food and the local culture. Starting your day with a traditional stuffed phyllo pie from a family-run place since the 20’s, you will be lead to hidden culinary gems inside the city that only locals know about. We will visit many different food and pastry shops, off the beaten path taverns & traditional restaurants but also explore the Athens Central Market, the center of Athens commercial life.
Traveling with an expert local means nothing will get past you. You'll learn why food is a special element of Greek culture; the different fresh and pure ingredients that the Greek land provides us with during all seasons; how different spices have different uses and what makes Greek cuisine so special. Featuring 15 delicious tastings like dolmades, pastourma, feta cheese and Greek rice pudding, you'll get to escape the crowds and taste the best of what Athens has to offer.
Unlike many Athens food tours, you won't just be sampling mouthfuls.  This is a 4-hour Greek Gastronomy Tour where you will taste traditional Greek recipes such as stuffed tomatoes, moussaka, mageiritsa (what a strange name for a traditional Greek recipe!), soutzoukakia (Greek Smyrna meatballs), the dessert of the winners of the ancient Olympic Games and more.
You are warned not to eat breakfast and that  there will be no room for lunch!

Special Features

  • Enjoy the best of Greek food at venues you might not have found on your own. Your knowledgeable foodie guide will entertain you with stories on the history of Greek cuisine, along with providing insight on the various restaurants, taverns and specialty eateries.
  • Taste more than 15 different Greek foods and join an unforgettable gastronomical experience
  • Chow down on the best of Greek cuisine with visits to authentic eateries.
  • Traveling in small groups or private, you'll enjoy personal attention from your guide.
  • Explore the most lively part of the city; the Central Market of Athens

Why we like it

Make the most of your Athens visit by joining this authentic food tour. One of the best things to do in Athens for foodies and gastronomy enthusiasts! 

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start time : Shared Groups: Mon-Wed-Fri, 10am.

Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

Spoken Language: English (may be available also in Spanish, German, Italian & French upon request.)

Meeting Point: Syntagma Square or hotel pick-up (upon arrangement)

Group size: min. 3 - max. 6 persons 

Pace: Easy

 

Included: Trained expert foodie guide, food and drink tastings.

Excluded: Anything else not mentioned as included and you may want to buy, gratuities (optional)

Note: Bookings must be arranged and confirmed 72 hours before the tour for higher chances of availability.

Discounts for Young Travellers: Children 0-5: free | Children 6-12 years: €15/child. Ask for your Discount Code here

Vendor: Greeking.me

Cancellation policy

Cancellation more than 5 days prior to scheduled Activity: Full refund (minus 20% for administrative and credit card fees). Cancellation 2-4 days prior to scheduled Activity: 50% refund. Cancellation 24 hours prior to scheduled Activity/No show: no refund. 

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. 

Customer Reviews

It's surely a real fun tour where you'll get the taste of typical food but also of the history of culinary and food culture. The guide was amazing and so nice, at the final stop where we took Greek coffee, we had a lot of fun because she read the coffee grounds that were left in the cup, a moment with a lot of laughs and imagination.

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