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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
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Athens Small-Group Food Tour

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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Amazing food tour!!!

My wife and I did the Athens food tour on July 18th. It was incredible, one of the highlights of our Greece trip. With all the food you get to try it is well worth the money spent. We were both FULL by the end...More

Thank Sam L
Reviewed yesterday
Amazing Tour!!

This tour was absolutely fantastic! We did the walking food tour and it was so much fun. The food we had was delicious and it was a great way to see different parts of the city. We were in a fun group of 10 who...More

Thank Megan3809
Reviewed 2 days ago

We are a family of 3, with an 11 year old daughter. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, as it was great to eat local food with a very spontaneous, and knowledgeable guide by the name of Georgia Kalimeri. Highly recommended, as it is just right...More

Reviewed 4 days ago
First item on Athens itinerary, and don't bother with breakfast

You will be eating from the start to the finish. And do this tour as the first item of your stay in Athens. So much fun! My teenage kids loved it. And it is really a small group tour. Our group was 9 people from...More

Thank ttf12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Local foods, local guide, awesome way to explore Athens

While Athens is sometimes seen as a one or two day stop with a visit to the Acropolis before heading to the Greek islands, there is so much more to see and do in the capital. It's a grungy, maze of a city with friendly...More

1  Thank TrekkieCU
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22 June 2018|
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Response from Latta | Reviewed this property |
Nope. Not set up for that. Great Tour and sweet hostess.
Pauline N
13 June 2018|
Response from Dean92802 | Reviewed this property |
This is a daytime tour.