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Athens Food Tour Tastings with a Local

  • Enjoy food tastings with a local, so you try the best Greek delicacies

  • A private tour means a customized experience just for you

  • Learn about unusual foods by visiting local markets

Athens Food Tour Tastings with a Local
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4 PM PRIVATE tour. Get ready to find out why the Greeks always have food on their mind.
9am Food Tour Athens
9 AM PRIVATE tour. Get ready to find out why the Greeks always have food on their mind.
12pm Food Tour Athens
12 PM PRIVATE tour. Get ready to find out why the Greeks always have food on their mind.

This foodie extravaganza is the ultimate way to get a taste of Greece. By traveling with a private guide, you’ll get a more personalized experience, and you’ll have your guide’s undivided attention for questions. Your guide will lead the way, which takes the stress out of navigating, and you’ll visit multiple local Athens food hotspots, such as markets, found counters, and more. Highlights include trying Greek olive oil, souvlaki, and doughnuts.

What to Expect
Get your appetite ready and join your private guide for the most delicious tastings of Athens. Try the best local bites in a 3 hour private food tour, created just for you, your family or group of friends. 

Kick-off your food tour with a feast for all your senses at a typical Athenian in-and outdoor market. Stroll past the fish market that’s surrounded by the historic meat market. This is your chance to taste the best varieties of Greek olives. Check out the fruit & vegetable market across the street, and find the most colorful fruits you’ve ever seen! This market is a true sensory and gastronomic delight. 

The next tasting is located inside a beautiful, spacious neo classical building with high ceilings and tables around the food counter. Choose from a mouthwatering selection of the best traditional meats and cheeses. Your private guide will tell you all about it's history, so feel free to ask any burning questions along the way. 

Follow your nose and make your way to the most fragrant street in Athens. Walk into a true local spice store and hear why Athenians don’t mind traveling to the city centre to find that one unique spice. Nothing beats that special touch to a dish!

Next, you’ll pass the church of Agioi Theodoroi. Admire it’s unexpected beauty, right in the middle of a normal shopping area. Make your way to the next stop, a true oasis bistro in busy Athens. Sip on a traditional Greek coffee or enjoy a glass of naturally-flavored Mastiqua sparkling water. Enjoy the beautiful old Parisian style interior with an authentic Greek touch.

As you stroll the streets of Athens, do as the locals do and grab a typical Greek on-the-go snack called ‘Koulouri Thessalonikis’. As you finish munching on your treat, get ready for a typical Greek olive oil tasting. Find out why olive oil is fundamental to any Greek dish. Be sure to leave room for your next stop where you’ll bite into the best souvlaki in town! 

We’ve saved the best for last, so get your sweet tooth ready as your host will take you for some delicious ‘Loukoumades’ Greek doughnuts. We’re sure you’ll want to come back for more. 

This is the plan:

Start: Meet your local guide at Omonia Square
Stop 1: Start your tour at the popular market and taste some local Greek olives
Stop 2: Walk through the meat and fish market to your next stop, a meat and cheese tasting at a local hidden gem
Stop 3: Stimulate your senses with a stop at the spice market
Stop 4: Enjoy a refreshing glass of Mastiqua water or traditional Greek coffee with a beautiful view of a churchStop 5Try the most popular on-the-go snack, Koulouri
Stop 6: Learn about the art of making the perfect olive oil, while also enjoying a sample
Stop 7: Next you will taste the best souvlaki in town!
Stop 8: End your tour with a sweet treat, a try of Lukumades
Reviews (38)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Georgia was a fantastic guide, very personable and easy to speak with. Overall the tour was casual and authentic. This was the first private tour we have taken and we will surely take more after this experience. We chose to take this tour first so...More

Thank Joann T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
First time in Athens

My wife and I had a great time with Vasiliki on the first day at Athens. It was great to enjoy what the locals love for their breakfast and lunch. The coffee and donut combo at the old restaurant was particularly good. We also liked...More

Thank YohanPark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Food and Guide

My wife and I were privileged to have Marina to ourselves since there were no others signed up. It was an enjoyable time discussing Athens, food, drink...and even a bit of politics thrown in. The foods were quite diverse and all of them really enjoyable....More

Thank Wayne H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Introduction to Greek food with Georgia

We had picked out Georgia as we saw that she was a culinary journalist and hoped she would have the right knowledge to give us a good introduction to Greek food. We were right, and we spent a very pleasant couple of hours with her...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing time in Athens with Kabalan

First off our host Kabalan was amazing. Super friendly,Outgoing and he brought an eliminate of passion and excitement in giving 4 ladies from Southern California a true Authentic Greek Experience. We were amazed at his knowledge of all matters of topics, but his insight on...More

Thank Tiffany H
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