Athens Food Tour

From EUR 49

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.

Inclusions:

  • Food specialist guide
  • Brochure with all places visited by the tour
  • Food & Beverages sampling (22  various foods and drinks)

Exclusions:

  • Lunch or dinner
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)

Meeting Point:

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).

Additional Information

Cancellation and Refund policy
All cancellations must be made by your reservations department in writing to us by email: You receive 100% refund in case the tour is canceled 96 hours prior to the start time of the tour. You are refunded 50% of the amount in case the tour is canceled between 96 hours and 48 hours before the start time. If the tour is canceled less than 48 hours before the time it begins, then you are entitled no refund.

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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.

Inclusions:

  • Food specialist guide
  • Food & Beverages sampling

Exclusions:

  • Lunch or dinner
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)

Meeting Point:

In front of ZARA Department Store, outside Panepistimio metro station at "Korai" street at 09:15 am.

ZARA is close to the metro station which is located in the middle of Korai pedestrian road across the University of Athens. Your tour guide will hold an orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign to identify him / her.

Note that there are three Panepistimio metro station exits. Two of them are on the main road "Panepistimio" and the third one where we meet is in the middle of the pedestrian walk way Korai street. If you use the metro to come please follow the Exit Korai. THE FOOD TOUR STARTS AT 9:30 AM

The tour ends at Iroon Square at Psiri.

Highlights

Food tour

Get off the beaten track

Route

  1. Outside
  2. Πλ. Ηρώων