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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$56.76
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Athens Small-Group Food Tour
From US$56.76

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.

Reviews (351)
1 - 5 of 79 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Food Tour

We, a family of 7, took this Food Tour with Georgia Kalimeri. She was a fantastic guide and took us to places we would otherwise miss on our trip to Athens. We got to taste so much variety of Greek food and learn about the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank asdisarnadottir
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic Greek Food Experience

Georgia Kalimeri is the best guide ever!! She was very knowledgeable and so engaging. She took us to very interesting places and the food we sampled was excellent. This tour was definitely worth it!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Anna Marie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great way to experience Greek cuisine!

I had actually been on this tour several years ago when a friend and I spent a couple of days in Athens before a cruise so it was on our list of things to do this time when my husband, I and another couple visited...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kathi G
Reviewed 10 December 2018
Excellent Food Tour

This was one of the best food tours that I had been on. Lucy was our guide and she was excellent. Before the tour began, we were given a map and names of the places that we were going to visit. We started by sampling...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bill C
Reviewed 6 December 2018
Culinary delights and a glimpse of Athens as the locals experience it.

This was a wonderful tour from our punctual taxi pick up at the cruise terminal to our return at the end of a several very satisfying hours. Our taxi driver pointed out our guide, Lucy, and we were on our way. Lucy was professional, informative,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Evelyn B
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30 December 2018|
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Response from LeeLou64 | Reviewed this property |
A couple of km's all up, but it is leisurely walking as you would walk through a market place, for example. No stairs from memory and at least 5 stops to sample food or eat a meal.