Seize the opportunity to taste a wide variety of Greek delicacies ranging from the mouth-watering sweet and syrupy “loukoumades” to traditional “bougatsa” or the savoury “pastourma”, Feta cheese and famous Greek olives. Enjoy this unique tour, in the non-touristy area of Athens and acquaint yourself with Greek cuisine in the company of your food specialist guide.
An “off the beaten track” tour
Discover another side of Athens which lies in the shadow of the famous Acropolis where a kaleidoscope of colors, smells, tastes and textures await. Your expert and totally passionate about food guide will lead you past produce stalls bursting with color, intoxicating spice shops, enticing sweet shops, and of course the bustling central food market of Athens.
We will visit various specialty food shops, colorful and alluring delicatessens, aromatic and tempting bakeries and sweet shops, restaurants, dairies, spice, grocery and pie shops where you will sample and taste the most traditional Greek food and not necessarily the Greek food stereotypes such as "Greek salad” or “moussaka". A genuine Athenian food tour would not be complete without a visit to the vibrant central Varvakeios food market, with its bustling energy and loud bargaining; this dazzling galaxy of fruit and spice, meat and fish will enchant you.
Our guides will knowledgeably lead you through a food stroll and introduce you to small, hidden specialty food shops. They will provide valuable insight both on the unique and intricate culinary heritage of Greece as well as the famous Mediterranean diet, hailed today as a model of healthy living.
Join us as we embark on a culinary journey and a delightful world of the five senses and the culinary Athens will be revealed to you.
Food specialist guide
Brochure with all places visited by the tour
Food & Beverages sampling (22 various foods and drinks)
Lunch or dinner
Hotel pickup and drop off
Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
Τhe meeting point is outside Panepistimio metro station at “Korai” pedestrian walkway, in front of the Zara Department Store at 09:15am.
ZARA is located close to the Panepistimio metro station, at the corner of the pedestrian walk way Korai (opposite the University of Athens) and 32, Stadiou Street, next to Starbucks café. Your tour guide will hold the orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign to identify him/her.
THE FOOD TOUR STARTS AT 9:30 AM
The tour ends close to Monastiraki metro station at approx. 13:00 (1 pm).