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Athens Food and City Private Walking Tour provided by Alternative Athens

Athens Food and City Private Walking Tour

Athens Food and City Private Walking Tour
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Athens came together through a mixture of cultures across the centuries, and there’s still a lot of that history around, in the food as well as in the neighborhoods. This 5-hour, guided food and walking tour lets you and your small group see and taste your way through the complex heritage that created contemporary Greek culture and cuisine. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included for city center hotels only.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
What to expect
  • You'll be picked up from your Athens city center hotel or you can meet the tour at Syntagma Square. Your tour group departs the Square at 10am.  In many ways, Athens is four different cities: The ancient, the Ottoman, the neoclassical and the modern city. Discovering each of them requires knowing where to go, what to notice and what to eat, which is where your local guide comes in.    From the Parliament building in Syntagma Square to the posh neighborhood of Kolonaki area and the rebellious downtown district of Exarchia, you’ll stop off at special spots to taste local products like olive oil, honey, cheese, wine, vinegar, liquor, and sweets, all made by small producers from all over Greece. Next, it’s a treat from the street, as you sample a koulouri, one of the all-time classic snacks on the go and then a cup of authentic Greek coffee in a wonderful old café.   After this, get ready to duck into a boisterous visit to the central fish and meat market, where butchers and fishmongers compete for the attention of Athens’ serious food shoppers. Around the corner is the famous spice street of Athens, lined with traditional herb shops that also carry amazing specialty meats and other traditional delicacies. In the Psiri area, you’ll see a neighborhood that is still in the middle of reinventing itself – one of the poorer working class areas of Athens for nearly all of the 20th century. It is now one of the hottest food and drink destinations, but everywhere in its narrow streets there are reminders of a simpler past. Don’t miss the Ottoman influences in this part of the city as you stop for a sweet bite at one of the many pastry shops in this area, and then it’s off to a charming little taverna that specializes in traditional Greek dishes to try a selection of scrumptious Greek meze (like tapas, only better). The tour ends in Monastiraki, at Athens’ flea market, a perfect amalgam of everything Athens has to offer. By now, you’ll have seen (and tasted!) the true soul of Athens, a city with a thousand stories still standing, as it has since ancient times, right on the border between the East and the West. The total duration of the tour is around 5 hours (depending on your interest and pace). It's estimated the tour will end around 3pm.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • You'll be picked up from your Athens city center hotel or you can meet the tour at Syntagma Square. Your tour group departs the Square at 10am.  In many ways, Athens is four different cities: The ancient, the Ottoman, the neoclassical and the modern city. Discovering each of them requires knowing where to go, what to notice and what to eat, which is where your local guide comes in.    From the Parliament building in Syntagma Square to the posh neighborhood of Kolonaki area and the rebellious downtown district of Exarchia, you’ll stop off at special spots to taste local products like olive oil, honey, cheese, wine, vinegar, liquor, and sweets, all made by small producers from all over Greece. Next, it’s a treat from the street, as you sample a koulouri, one of the all-time classic snacks on the go and then a cup of authentic Greek coffee in a wonderful old café.   After this, get ready to duck into a boisterous visit to the central fish and meat market, where butchers and fishmongers compete for the attention of Athens’ serious food shoppers. Around the corner is the famous spice street of Athens, lined with traditional herb shops that also carry amazing specialty meats and other traditional delicacies. In the Psiri area, you’ll see a neighborhood that is still in the middle of reinventing itself – one of the poorer working class areas of Athens for nearly all of the 20th century. It is now one of the hottest food and drink destinations, but everywhere in its narrow streets there are reminders of a simpler past. Don’t miss the Ottoman influences in this part of the city as you stop for a sweet bite at one of the many pastry shops in this area, and then it’s off to a charming little taverna that specializes in traditional Greek dishes to try a selection of scrumptious Greek meze (like tapas, only better). The tour ends in Monastiraki, at Athens’ flea market, a perfect amalgam of everything Athens has to offer. By now, you’ll have seen (and tasted!) the true soul of Athens, a city with a thousand stories still standing, as it has since ancient times, right on the border between the East and the West. The total duration of the tour is around 5 hours (depending on your interest and pace). It's estimated the tour will end around 3pm.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6956P15
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop-off at centrally located hotels only
  • Local guide
  • Food tastings including olive oil, honey, cheese, wine, vinegar, liquor, sweets, koulouri, authentic Greek coffee, and Greek meze
  • Local taxes
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (additional)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your hotel / apartment is located in the historic center of Athens your guide will meet you there, otherwise please contact us for the most convenient meeting location for you
  • Athens, Athens, Attica
  • Monastiraki Square, Apollonos 21, Athina 105 57, Greece
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Approximate distance covered: 5 kilometers, flat
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users due to lack of infrastructure in the Greek capital
  • Maximum is 12 people per booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop-off at centrally located hotels only
  • Local guide
  • Food tastings including olive oil, honey, cheese, wine, vinegar, liquor, sweets, koulouri, authentic Greek coffee, and Greek meze
  • Local taxes
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (additional)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your hotel / apartment is located in the historic center of Athens your guide will meet you there, otherwise please contact us for the most convenient meeting location for you
  • Athens, Athens, Attica
  • Monastiraki Square, Apollonos 21, Athina 105 57, Greece
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Monastiraki Square, Apollonos 21, Athina 105 57, Greece
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Approximate distance covered: 5 kilometers, flat
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users due to lack of infrastructure in the Greek capital
  • Maximum is 12 people per booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Yossi K
2 contributions
The amazing secret of Athens
Andreas is a young intellectual who knows a real different Athens.
The one that’s hides in the love rage happiness and sorrow of its people. A Walk with him between the history pages and among the flavour of the city is an amazing emotional tour of Athens
Written 26 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Avital F
1 contribution
Athens  Food and City Private Walking Tour
Nov 2021 • Couples
We had a wonderful day with Andreas.
It was a very intresting and tasty tour.
Lots of infornation of the history of athens served in grace!
Written 13 November 2021
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Kathleen B
Half Moon Bay, CA4 contributions
Athens seen through the eyes of a local
Oct 2021 • Friends
We arrived late and Alternative kindly rescheduled us for later in the day. I thought we were to meet somewhere and walked there only to find Andreas was waiting for us at the hotel. He waited patiently for us than took us a fantastic tour through the heart of Athens.
Written 22 October 2021
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Maria T
2 contributions
Best way to see Athens
This was a fantastic tour to get behind the veil of the real Athens. Andreas was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Definitely recommend!
Written 13 October 2021
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Amanda F
14 contributions
Private Athens Food Tour
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was amazing. The food was plentiful and delicious, and our tour guide Josephine was full of interesting information. She was super helpful and provided lots of suggestions to our culinary curiosities. Perfect way to start our trip.
Written 25 September 2021
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Alison Hui
5 contributions
In-depth tour in Athens!
Feb 2020 • Solo
Thanks to the guide Andreas, i understand about Athens’s food culture, history, social issues and some political problems in an afternoon.

Unlike the other tour bringing you to a famous spot for checking in on instagram, Alternative Athens provided me insights into different people’s lives in athens. If you want to go local, go with them.
Written 7 February 2020
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Idit
4 contributions
Great experience
Jan 2020
Me and my family did an Athens food tour with Andreas. The tour was great, with explanations of the city, food and history of Athens. Andreas was very nice, very professional and welcoming. we highly recommend this wonderful experience.
Written 20 January 2020
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Michal F
1 contribution
Culinary tour with Pavlina
Dec 2019 • Friends
Absolutely wonderful!!! Pavlina is a great guide and a special person. The food was exquisite and the city was magical. Highly recommended!!
Written 28 December 2019
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Luciana D
11 contributions
declicious!
Nov 2018
I strongly recomend this food tour as it allows you to know places and tastes beyond the turistic routes. i just love it!
Written 9 October 2019
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Phil
Fort Lauderdale, FL76 contributions
Amazing experience
We did two private tours with them - LGBT nightlife and Food and Streets. Both were amazing. Fantastic guides, attentive to details, flexible based on personal requests. If you want to experience more than the prototypical Acropolis tour, I highly recommend Alternative Athens.
Written 23 August 2019
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Hello, Thank you for taking time to review our LGBT NIGHTLIFE TOUR and our DELICIOUS ATHENS FOOD TOUR. We are excited that you had an AMAZING time with us and our FANTASTIC GUIDES as you call them. We are glad you experience something authentic and away from the touristy stuff and had a genuine Greek flavor in your memories in our city. Looking forward to see you again in one or more of our alternative tours we offer in Athens and beyond! Best wishes, Phaedra
Written 26 August 2019
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Ellen M
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What a great way to discover Athens
I highly recommend this tour company, this specific tour and especially our guide Danae. She met us at our hotel n
travelingistruelove
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Great Background Info + Nice Intro to Athens
I almost took the cheap route and decided to do self-guided tour of Athens… that would have been a mistake. After d
Andrew L
Andrew L
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A must do.
Tour covered Zeus temple, the acropolis, ancient agora and more. Well worth it. The guide was excellent. Great walk
Keyz
Keyz
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Great tour! Thank you Andreas!
I love doing street art tours everywhere I travel and the Athens tour did not disappoint. Andreas was a very good
998shachars
998shachars
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Delicious Athens food
We did the Delicious Athens food tour with Christina Rekatsina that was AMAZING guide with knowledge, patient and
sarahburton345678
sarahburton345678
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An amazing experience
I’ve never been on a better tour! The guide, Alex, was so incredibly knowledgeable and made the information unforge
898jilla
898jilla
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Great tour and even better guide - Vassia
This city tour was like a walk with a very well informed friend. I learned a lot about the different districts, eve
J1180IDandrews
J1180IDandrews
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Tales of the unexpected with Vassia
Athens is obviously famous for its ancient culture but its recent history is also fascinating. By cleverly moving b
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Passport14458933707
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A history lesson worth the hike 💚
This tour had so much information and was very helpful in understanding culture. Our tour guide made sure to give u
Mango21122017
Mango21122017
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Excellent tour to discover authentic Athens and its different neighbourhoods/sub-cultures
Many thanks to Christina for the great quality of this walking tour which allowed us to explore various neighbourho
Jackie M
Jackie M
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Best food tour Athens
What a wonderful tour with our guide Andreas. Lots of wonderful food experiences with anecdotes about the food and
270elob
270elob
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We’ve learned a lot !
The tour and the guide’s explanations were very interesting ! We were really happy to visit the city that way rathe
544pvc
544pvc
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Excellent tour of the Acropolis
A very interesting visit of the Acropolis with our guide. She shared a lot of anecdotes and managed to adapt her st
Tony S
Tony S
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Interesting and entertaining tour
It was interesting to hear and learn many origins of words that we use everyday. The guide was informative and plea
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andr_aE8262RC
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Unforgetable 3 days trip to Delphes and Meteors with Alternative Athens - do not miss it !
We have booked with Alternative Athens a 3 days private trip to Delphes and Meteors end of October 2021. While sea
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