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Athens Small-Group Food Tour

  • Learn about Greek culture and culinary history through traditional food
  • Guide's commentary sheds light on how food shapes Greek identity
  • Small group of just 14 people allows time to ask questions
Athens Small-Group Food Tour
From US$58.70
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Athens Small-Group Food Tour
From US$58.70

Taste traditional Greek dishes and learn their origins on this small group, 3-hour Athens food and walking tour. You’ll visit local shops, and get a more intimate look at the Varvakeios market than if wandering on your own. With each bite of loukoumades (honey dumplings), bougatsa (sweet or savory pastry), olives, and other Greek specialties, you’ll get first-hand insight into Greek culture.

What to Expect

Make your way to a central meeting point, below the Acropolis, to meet your guide and small group of no more than 14. Head into the surrounding neighborhoods on foot to experience local culture through culinary traditions. Listen as your guide offers an orientation to the area and Greek cooking.

Stop at specialty shops you might never find without your guide. You’ll sample traditional foods such as koulouri (bread made with sesame seeds); loukoumades (Greek honey dumplings); bougatsa (a sweet or savory pastry); and olives. Duck inside restaurants, dairies, delicatessens, and spice merchants. Learn more about Greek food and culture with each bite, asking questions of your guide and talking to shop owners.

The tour’s last stop is bustling Varvakeios market, filled with stalls selling spices, meat, seafood, and fruit; it’s where neighborhood residents shop.

Your tour ends in Plaka, where you can explore on your own using your guide’s recommendations.

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1 - 5 of 30 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
A Taste of Greece

Great tour of the local cuisine. Our guide Georgia was excellent. She showed us many spots the everyday Athenians go to for groceries, spices, eats, and treats. A big plus was the cheat sheet she gave us showing us all the places we visited and...More

Thank Dean92802
Reviewed 1 week ago
Navigate your way through the backstreets, one bite at a time.

The food tour was a fun, enlightening look into Athenian lifestyle. The tour journeyed through the various neighborhoods, backstreets, and markets. Georgia was a fantastic tour guide. She gave a very entertaining, funny, and engaging look into Greek lifestyle and is full of recommendations for...More

Thank Patrick I
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic food tour

Georgia was our guide for this, and she was clearly passionate and engaging about her city and the food. She expertly guided us from place to place and gave us information about the shops, food and history. The food itself was a real eye opener...More

Thank benst
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour!

This food walking tour was very informative. It is always interesting to find out how/what other countries eat. The guide was sweet and attentive.

Thank tracynabholz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Georgia was Fantastic!

This tour was led by Georgia, who I can highly recommend. She was an approachable, knowledgeable, engaging and enthusiastic tour guide. There was a variety of food tasting opportunities to get a good idea bout Greek cuisine. This tour was also a good way of...More

Thank Sun B
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5 May 2018|
Response from LTgod | Reviewed this property |
Probably there wont be gluten free foods
5 April 2018|
Response from southerntraveller13 | Reviewed this property |
If you have special dietary just let the tour know when booking and they will try to accomadate you. I think most people are pleased with the selection and variety of shops visited during the tour.
14 March 2018|
Response from southerntraveller13 | Reviewed this property |
I found this tour through trip advisor and I believe I booked it through Viator online.