Guided tour

Athens: Gourmet Food Tour

Athens: Gourmet Food Tour

Activity provider: Athens Walks Tour Company
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Likely to sell out

From £58.33 per person

Discover Athens through its food culture and taste superb Greek pastries, wine, cheese and salamis. Enjoy an authentic Greek breakfast, visit traditional food stores and try mouth-watering Greek desserts.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Varvakios Agora with an expert guide and learn about the city’s culinary history
  • Enjoy the famous souvlaki pita with chicken or pork gyros
  • Visit specialty food stores to try local produce including wine and organic olive oil
  • Taste a selection of Greek specialties including koulóuria (sesame bread rings) and loukoumades (Greek donuts)
Full description

Explore Athen's food markets on a 4-hour walking tour. Taste delicious treats and visit local stores selling the "Green Treasures" of Greece, such as olive oil, wines, mushrooms, herbs, and traditionally made pasta and salamis. Start with a traditional Greek breakfast of koulóuria (sesame bread rings) in a century-old café. Continue to a tiny pastry shop to sample loukoumades (Greek donuts) and custard-filled filo squares. Enjoy local pies and cheeses at authentic Greek bakeries and cheese stores. Next, wander through the famous meat and fish markets. Try roasted home-grown coffee and visit specialty shops for their fresh fruit, olives, cheese, ham, and other deli produce. Enjoy local wine, organically produced olive oil and honey, aged aromatized vinegar, and world-famous Greek yogurt produced at family farms. Wander down Evripidou Street, scented by herbs. End your culinary exploration at the deli stores in the historic city center, where your guide will make you complimentary gifts to bring home.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Market visit
  • Wine tasting
  • Coffee
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Salami, ham, and cheese tasting
  • Greek desserts
  • Traditional pies
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please advise of any allergies to specific foods
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 352 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4.9/5

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This was definitely worth it - never would have learned about authentic Turkish coffee or visited the meat market on our own. It was also very cool to sample vinegar (not what we expected at all) and trial some other food we wouldn't have tried otherwise. We would definitely recommend this to others - our only suggestion would be to ask the guide ahead of time how much room to save for food; the last item on the tour was a LOT of food, so we couldn't even finish it!

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12 June 2022

We booked this tour on the same day that we arrived in Athens and it was the BEST decision! Walking around helped stave off jet lag, and Anna was so helpful in pointing out great places to eat, teaching us about the origins of different foods, and giving recommendations for later. We left this tour stuffed and happy! The variety of foods sampled gave a wonderful introduction to Greek food.

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11 June 2022

We had a great time! Everything was delicious and we loved trying a wide variety of foods. Irene was fun and knowledgeable, making the experience great! We did a different food tour the day before and this one was so much better, we highly recommend you choose this one for your Athens visit!

10 June 2022

Product ID: 28591