Original Gourmet Food Tour of Athens

Original Gourmet Food Tour of Athens

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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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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
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
  • Purchase locally produced cheeses and meats at the market
  • Discover a hole-in-the-wall restaurant where your food will be turned into a delicious tapas lunch
  • Sample emerald green olive oils and aromatic vinegars
  • Try some home-grown and roasted coffee
  • Purchase souvenir deli produce to take home
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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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 / 5

    based on 222 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Service
      5/5
    • Organization
      4.9/5
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    Ana is the best thing we could have found in our first few days in Athens. Great food, super friendly, knew anything and everything we could ask about. She even scheduled our manicures for us at her favorite salon! Cannot say enough good things about this guide and this tour!

    9 July 2021

    Irene was simply the best. We really enjoyed the tour because of the time she took to explain everything and truly share Greece rich food culture. We will forever cherish our experience and would highly recommend it to anyone who want to enjoy a good time while enjoying great Greek food.

    25 May 2021

    We did this trip on our first full day in Athens and it was so beneficial as we then knew places to eat and drink. If we had not done the trip we probably would not have ventured to those parts of Athens. Our guide Irene was lovely thank you

    15 September 2020

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