Afternoon & Sunday Street Food Tour
Afternoon & Sunday Street Food Tour
Prepare to feast on food much loved by locals on this 3-hour street food tour in Athens, suitable also for vegetarians/vegans.
Visiting Places: Coffee shop, old bakery, central market area and old commercial center, famous pastry shop in Athens (5 tastings).
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
"We did the Street Food Tour on May 1st because most everything else was closed in Athens. It was a fabulous way to learn about Greek food and culture in a small group (only 4 of us). Delicious food and lots of great insights. Our guide, Eleni, was fabulous! Lots of great info/food and gave us a real feel for Greece. Katia was also extremely helpful and responsive through the booking process." - Sheri B., USA
"The whole tour was informative and fun. We loved our guide, Elaine! It was the perfect end to our vacation! Our guide took us to four different places for tastes of authentic greek food and drink. Besides discussing food, she was also very knowledgeable on the history of Athens. She took us to markets and spice shops and down little alley streets with the most amazing graffiti we've ever seen. Our day concluded at a outdoor cafe with live musicians. The young people there started dancing around the cafe and eventually spilled into the streets dancing and accumulating more people to join them as they went. An amazing look at Greek life and a day we won't forget." - Susan M., USA
"This was a last minute booking for us. Due to Orthodox Easter, we struggled to find somewhere that could accommodate a tour for 11 people at short notice. Helen was an excellent guide. Clearly passionate about all things Athenian, and the food/drink stops we made we perfect. Her bagpipe performance at the end was a particular treat." - Lee S., UK
WHY WE LOVE IT
This tour is a dream come true! It's the only evening and Sunday food tour in Athens, when all other food tours stop because of closed stores and markets. The culinary adventure ends with a short sightseeing tour in Plaka, as an extra bonus.
Get ready to explore the best street food that Athens has to offer. You get to taste a wide variety of street food that the locals truly enjoy -- from Koulouri (pretzel covered in sesame seeds) to loukoumades (Greek doughnuts), Souvlaki and Kebab, Greek pies and desserts! All of that while exploring Athens and learning the history of the great Greek culinary practices of delectable street food waiting to be discovered. If open, you get to experience the city's most famous food market or wander in the surrounding neighborhood, uncover the city's history, explore hidden alleys and admire the stunning street art and cool neighborhoods. In the lat afternoon, evenings and Sundays when stores and markets are closed, you get the chance to discover the most alternative and vivid secret market in Athens, the market that migrants created in the heart of the city!
The tour kicks off in a truly Greek manner, with koulouri from one of the oldest bakeries. The tour continues as you stroll around the central market and the old commercial center in Athens where you will try the best Greek pies in one of the oldest and most famous pastry shops or delicious local souvlaki. The tour ends with the afternoon Greek coffee ritual and -last but not least- loukoumades with honey and cinnamon, a treat to those with a sweet tooth.
Ideal for Sundays and evenings, when the shops are closed (tour can run on other days as well).
Vegetarian/vegan friendly tour (can be adjusted to special dietary requirements)
Local history and culture, interaction with locals in urban Athens
Small group of max 10 participants
5 different tastings
Dates | Start Time : Daily (afternoons) and Sundays | 9:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM
Duration: 3 hours
Spoken Language: English, Greek
Meeting Point: Monastiraki Square
Group Size: Shared groups of max 10 participants.
Pace: Moderate amount of walking is involved.
Included: Coffee, Koulouri (local pretzel with sesame seeds), Loukoumades (Greek doughnuts) Greek pie, Souvlaki or Soup (suitable for vegetarians/vegans)
Excluded: Additional food or drink not mentioned in the inclusions, gratuities (optional).
Note: Wheelchair accessible. If assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer. The tour operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately, wear comfortable clothes, shoes, hat and sunscreen.
Young Travellers: Children 0-6: free. Ask for your Discount Code here.
Vendor: Urban Athens Collective
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 days in advance of the scheduled departure, a 50 percent cancellation fee applies. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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