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Athens Small-Group Food Tour

  • Learn about Greek culture and culinary history through traditional food
  • Guide's commentary sheds light on how food shapes Greek identity
  • Small group of just 14 people allows time to ask questions
Athens Small-Group Food Tour
From US$60.80
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Athens Small-Group Food Tour
From US$60.80

Taste traditional Greek dishes and learn their origins on this small group, 3-hour Athens food and walking tour. You’ll visit local shops, and get a more intimate look at the Varvakeios market than if wandering on your own. With each bite of loukoumades (honey dumplings), bougatsa (sweet or savory pastry), olives, and other Greek specialties, you’ll get first-hand insight into Greek culture.

What to Expect

Make your way to a central meeting point, below the Acropolis, to meet your guide and small group of no more than 14. Head into the surrounding neighborhoods on foot to experience local culture through culinary traditions. Listen as your guide offers an orientation to the area and Greek cooking.

Stop at specialty shops you might never find without your guide. You’ll sample traditional foods such as koulouri (bread made with sesame seeds); loukoumades (Greek honey dumplings); bougatsa (a sweet or savory pastry); and olives. Duck inside restaurants, dairies, delicatessens, and spice merchants. Learn more about Greek food and culture with each bite, asking questions of your guide and talking to shop owners.

The tour’s last stop is bustling Varvakeios market, filled with stalls selling spices, meat, seafood, and fruit; it’s where neighborhood residents shop.

Your tour ends in Plaka, where you can explore on your own using your guide’s recommendations.

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1 - 5 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago
Great start of our trip

It’s always a good way to start a trip knowing what’s what with your food. This was a great little trip and you won’t go away hungry. Our guide, Dorena, was very knowledgeable and fun. She gave us a little bit of history to go...More

Thank ilava
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
The best way to know Athens

We had an amazing walk this morning ti discover local food and backstreet of . Everything was great especialy our guide Georgia Kalimeri. I highly recomand it.

Thank Alexandre P
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful time, tasty food, great guide

It was a great way to see Athens outside the tourist centers and taste local foods outside of souvlaki and tzatziki. Our guide was wonderful, attentive, fun, knowledgeable, with great English and great communications skills. This is a must for anyone who is interested in...More

Thank Elon S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice tour, very informative, and friendly guide

Great way to sample the tastes of Athens and learn some interesting bits of knowledge, if you have the time. I suppose you could read up, spend additional hours of research (which I did not), and still gain something from this nice tour. We had...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Food tour in Athens - highly recommended

Our guide Georgia was the best guide ever. She knew a lot and smiled all the time. She gave us great tips after the tour: what to see and where to eat. Thanks to Georgia this was best food tour ever!

Thank Riitta V
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5 April 2018|
Response from southerntraveller13 | Reviewed this property |
If you have special dietary just let the tour know when booking and they will try to accomadate you. I think most people are pleased with the selection and variety of shops visited during the tour.
14 March 2018|
Response from southerntraveller13 | Reviewed this property |
I found this tour through trip advisor and I believe I booked it through Viator online.