Guided tour

Original Gourmet Food Tour of Athens

Original Gourmet Food Tour of Athens

From £58.27 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
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Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the rich and healthy Greek cusine on a guided culinary tour of Athens
  • Enjoy the famous souvlaki pita with chicken or pork gyros
  • Sample emerald green olive oils and aromatic vinegars
  • Try some home-grown and roasted coffee
Full description
Explore the food markets of Athens on a 4-hour walking tour and taste some of the delicious treats on offer. Visit local stores selling the "Green Treasures" of Greece, such as olive oil, wines, mushrooms, herbs and traditionally made pastas and salamis. Start with a traditional Greek breakfast of koulóuria (sesame bread rings) in a century-old café, and then make your way 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 meat and fish market, the living monument markets of the city. Try some home-grown and roasted coffee, and visit specialty shops to purchase fresh fruit, olives, cheese, ham and other deli produce. Enjoy some local wine, organic produce olive oil and honey, seven years old aromatized vinegars and the world famous Greek yoghurt produced at family farms, at a small shop that sells awesome gifts for your friends back home. Wander down Evripidou Street, scented by herbs. Try organic olive oils at a small shop that sells awesome gifts for your friends back home. Then end your culinary exploration at the deli stores of the historic city center where your guide will make you complimentary gifts to take back 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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  • Please advise of any allergies to specific foods
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 258 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4.9/5

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We met in the square and made our way around the neighborhood tasting different Greek foods. It was a tasting and we were not entirely full at the end. Of the many things we tried, we enjoyed the Greek coffee, honeyed doughnuts, and charcuterie & hummus from the deli. It was nice to walk around with a local who was familiar with the area and foods.

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1 September 2021

Absolutely fantastic tour. We ate an incredible amount of food, well over your moneys worth. Athens can be super overwhelming with the amount of markets, cafes, restaurants.. this tour helped me understand what is going on and what is delicious and about Greek lifestyle. I learned quite a lot and was able to apply this knowledge when going to restaurants or markets by myself to buy something good or as gifts.

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23 August 2021

Amazing tour! This was one of our favorite things we did in Athens. Delicious food and an amazing way to see the city. Our tour guide Irene was so friendly and helpful! Not only did she tell us all about the food and show us amazing local spots, but she answered all our questions about the city, culture, and people. Can’t recommend her enough! We were also very impressed by the food. There were even more stops than we were expecting! We loved the local doughnuts, Greek pies, fruit, meats, cheeses, oils, and of course the authentic souvlaki! We walked away stuffed so come hungry! Probably our favorite part of the tour was walking through the central market though. It was great to see all the local vendors, different foods, and even sample a few things right there! Irene shared little details about everything we saw. We also especially loved what a small group this tour was! We may have come on a quiet day but when my wife and I went it was just us and Irene! The small group made it

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23 August 2021

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