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Athens Small-Group Food Tour

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Overview
Walk along the historic streets of Athens while indulging in traditional Greek cuisine. This tour allows you to savor a wide variety of local delicacies, ranging from the crunchy filo layered pie called 'bougatsa' to the mouthwatering fried doughnut balls drenched in honey called 'loukoumades', rusks, olives, fresh veggies and the traditional gyros.You’ll also discover Greek herbs and spices at the Varvakeios food market. Numbers are limited to 16 people on this small-group walking tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Come hungry as included samples let you learn through taste
  • Visit hidden food stands and restaurants you might not find on your own
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 Psyri, where you can explore on your own using your guide’s recommendations.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Plateia Korai, Athina, Greece
Departure Time
9:30 AM
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Psyri, Athens, Greece
Inclusions
  • Food specialist local guide
  • Food and beverages sampling
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
  • Lunch or Dinner
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Martha was a great guide - super friendly and personable. She did a great job telling us about the food and also the history behind it. This tour was great because it took us to parts of Athens that I definitely would not have ended...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Julie S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I definitely recommend this food tour. Lucy, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. She knew the area very well and brought us to some interesting local spots to see how the Greeks sell and shop for their own food. In total, we visited about...More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very interesting tour with Rena this morning. She was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of insights into Greece and Athens. Great to see some of the non-touristy areas where the locals shop and the real food!

Thank donalw474
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Athens cuisine. Had a awesome culture experience. Walking thru the market and city was great !

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Victor L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't normally write a lot of reviews, but this was an exceptional tour. I wasn't able to stay very long in Athens, but despite the short stay, I felt like the tour left me with a clear sense of the city -- its food,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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JuliaSN
12 September 2019|
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Response from Ashley S | Reviewed this property |
It was a lot of walking. Almost three full hours is spent on your feet walking or standing in shops.
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339karims
26 August 2019|
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Response from eastcoastgirls2 |
I would suggest that you make the reservation in advance and not have to worry about it at the last minute. We had a good size tour so there is always the possibility that it could be filled.
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Mala S
25 May 2019|
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Response from ronnid118 |
Hi - we are a group of 8 and 1 of us does not eat meat or poultry- another does not eat meat- the others eat everything. Will there be enough choices for the 2 people to eat? Thanks
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