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Flavors of Athens private food tour provided by Athens Insiders

Flavors of Athens private food tour

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Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Touring Athens’ food scene on your own, you probably just skim the surface of the city’s cuisine. Get a taste of local flavor with a guide who takes you to food destinations beloved by Athenians. Taste loukoumades (donuts), sample Greek coffee, and peruse the central market with your guide’s tips and pointers. All tastings included for added value, and because it’s a private tour, you get plenty of personal attention.
Highlights
  • Explore the flavors of Athens on a private food walking tour
  • Tour shops and markets to discover local foods you might otherwise miss
  • Try cold cuts, loukoumades, and more, and visit the central market
  • Personalized attention from private guide, with tastings and drinks included
What to Expect
Greet your guide at your central Athens hotel on foot or at a convenient meeting point, and set off to explore the city’s culinary scene. As you walk, learn how Athenians are passionate about food, and hear about their daily cooking routines and favorite ingredients, techniques, and recipes. Delve into backstreets for an authentic take on the local gastronomy, and visit bakeries, specialized food shops, and more to taste sweet and savory delicacies. Chat with artisans and vendors for insight into their creations, and visit the central market to peruse wares from across Greece. Plus, tap into your guide’s local knowledge for ideas on tasty souvenirs to buy. Dishes you may try include straight-from-the-oven pies, souvlaki (meat skewers), loukoumades—honey-soaked mini-donuts—and cold cuts. Stop for a traditional Greek coffee and local spirits that are part of the fabric of life here. Your tour concludes at a central location.
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Important Information
Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • 4-hour private walking experience
  • Hotel pick-up (for hotels within walking distance from the tour’s location)
  • Visits to local food establishments
  • Sampling of local beverages and delicacies – enough to replace lunch
  • Private services of a food-wise ‘Insider’ tour leader
  • All taxes
Exclusions
  • Visit, guided tour, and entry fees to any archeological site
  • Personal expenses
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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papawayne wrote a review Nov 2019
Othello, Washington4 contributions
Our family of 4 took the Flavor of Athens Tour with Chef Yorgos as soon as we hit the ground in Athens. Yorgos has deep experience in the food scene having spent many years as a both a fine dining chef and a private chef in the Greek islands. You could not find a better insider
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SunDogandCompany wrote a review Nov 2019
Jacksonville, Florida203 contributions101 helpful votes
I was afraid this was going to be a lot of over-eating and I had already been doing that for 2 weeks. George did a great job! It was a perfect combination of small tastes, local food knowledge and walking the streets of Athens. We began at a charming small coffee shop to taste
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Hannah wrote a review Nov 2019
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WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!!! George our guide was very personable, attentive and knowledgeable about the navtive foods, spices, etc of Greece. He took us on a private guided tour to authentic coffee, food, and various meat, seafood and spice markets. 5 hrs flew by. Highly recommend!!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Kara D wrote a review Oct 2019
Brooklyn, New York6 contributions4 helpful votes
My mother and I spent a day and a half in Athens on the way to Ikaria. I knew that after flying overnight, we'd struggle to rally and explore well. I set us up with a private curated tour with Athens Insiders, and it was the best decision we could have made. After asking us a
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Date of experience: September 2019
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KnavishSpeech wrote a review Oct 2019
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Every bite was delicious, from the morning coffee to the lunchtime souvlaki. As we walked together, we tasted and learned so much about authentic Greek cuisine (fish, fruits and vegetables, and especially spices) from our guide, George. As a chef, he was so knowledgeable - and
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, German, Spanish
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