Are you anxious to try all of the deliciousness that Athens offers while still seeing all the main sights? This mouth-watering discovery guarantees you telling the most flavorful Athenian stories back home.
3-day culinary trip to Athens
You have to taste a culture to understand it”. We couldn’t have put it better ourselves which is why we designed a 4-day package that will have you tasting the very best that Athens and indeed Greece has to offer. Begin your food odyssey, as the Athenian sun sets, with a stroll through the picturesque streets of Athens to a traditional taverna where mezedes and wines from across Greece await you. As the sun rises follow your deeply knowledgeable guide to the breathtaking heights of the Acropolis and indulge your senses with an extensive foodie tour of Athens, including the lively Central Athens Market! Get hands on as you learn the ‘tricks of the trade’ from a real pastry chef and create your very own delicious Greek meal in the idyllic surroundings of an organic farm. Watch the sunset at the mighty Temple of Poseidon with a sumptuous dinner at a seafood taverna and enjoy a little retail therapy as you shop for foodie delights in picturesque Plaka. Join us for a tour that will, literally, feed your foodie desires and exceed expectations!
- A food lover's’ dream, this is a 3 day discovery of Greek cuisine that combines history, mythology, architecture and of course gastronomy in a unique blend that will surely leave you with an everlasting love of Greece and her culture.
- Accompanied by your local, expert, foodie guide discover the mythic city of Athens and her ancient sites whilst indulging in artisanal delicacies.
- Try your hand at making Greek phyllo pies under the guidance of a professional pastry chef and enjoy an idyllic afternoon of cooking your own Greek meal, with a glass of wine in hand of course!
- Escape the city and marvel at the beauty of the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio whilst enjoying the freshest produce, straight from the Aegean at a local, authentic seafood taverna.
- Discover the city by night; her streets, sweets and savouries all in the company of a guide who will show you an Athens famed for her food.
A 4 day discovery into Greek gastronomy led by your local, expert guide who is a passionate foodie themselves. Picking you up at the airport/port in the comfort of our private, cosy, a/c vehicles we take you straight to your hotel/apartment so you don’t have the slightest stress from the moment you land in Athens!
Not only will you enjoy tailor-made experiences you will have plenty of goodies to take home with you; a scroll of the recipes that you will make at the farm, herbs to return home with for olfactory pleasure and your very own Greeking.me foodie map of Greece!
Forget queuing with your skip-the-line Acropolis tickets and enjoy the benefit of a personal, highly knowledgeable guide who will take you on a journey to ancient Athens through historical narration and gastronomical offerings! If you love food, culture and a little adventure this is absolutely the tour for you.
Day 1- Arrival
Airport/port pick-up and transfer to hotel/apartment
Night walking tour with Mezedes Dinner & Wine Tasting
(optional / depending on the time of your arrival)
Under a starry Athenian sky discover the beauty of this ancient city in the company of your very own, local expert guide. Wander through picture-perfect Plaka, vibrant Psyrri and admire in awe at the Acropolis, ever-majestic and pervasive by night. Marvel at iconic illuminated landmarks such as the Parthenon Temple, the Theatre of Herodus Atticus, Agios Pagos and the award- winning Acropolis Museum.
After taking in the atmosphere of Athens by night it’s time to get stuck in and be part of it! Enjoy a delicious dinner, Greek style! Best enjoyed sharing with good company, indulge in traditional Greek mezedes such as fava, pastrami pies & dolmades. End your evening enveloped in the rich aromas of Greek wines as you taste the many different varieties Greek vineyards have to offer. Begin your trip to Athens in a truly magical way with your friends and family and in the company of your own local friend and guide.
Pick up from your hotel lobby
Acropolis Delights Tour
09.30 - 13.30
Discover the mythic city of Athens through the beauty of our Ancient Acropolis and the mouth- watering delights of Athenian cuisine. Beginning on the slopes of the Acropolis, explore wondrous sites such as the Propylaea, the Erechtheion and of course the magnificent Parthenon. With our deeply knowledgeable guide learn about the history, legends and myths that envelop this ancient site with a backdrop of commanding views across Athens and out to the Aegean.
Your journey will then take a turn from antiquity to gastronomy! Discover the very best of Athens’ foodie scene by tasting delights such as koulouri, loukoumades and many more local favourites. Experience the vibrant Central Athens Market with its’ huge variety of fresh meat, fish, vegetables and fruits. Weave your way through specialist stalls, bursting with colourful, aromatic herbs, spices and condiments. Accompanied by your local guide taste the very best traditional foods, given a new lease of life, through 5 different stops at artisanal Athenian eateries.
Let your first introduction of Athens be one of mythology blended with gastronomy on this unique and captivating tour which will have you discovering the city like a local, with a local.
13.30 - 17.30
Greek Phyllo Pie Workshop
17.30 - 20.30
Master the art of creating traditional Greek phyllo pies under the guidance of a real, highly trained pastry chef! Over the course of a 2-hour workshop you will learn the ‘tricks of the trade’ to making the perfect, crunchy, irresistible phyllo pastry. Try your hand at delicious recipes such as tyropita (cheese pie) or spanakopita (spinach pie) and let a seasoned professional show you how to make the perfect pastry every time. A great activity to enjoy with friends and family; discover why these traditional pies have been so well loved for generations! After all your hard work, enjoy your freshly baked hot pies with delicious salads, Greek cheeses and charcuterie, washed down with a glass of wine or beverage of your choice.
Farm2Fork Gastronomy Experience: Olive Oil Tasting & Cooking Class
Leave the city behind for a day and enjoy the peace and serenity of an eco-friendly farm on the outskirts of Athens. Begin your morning with a tour of this visionary establishment that has a philosophy of harmonious co-existence and cooperation with nature. Sip your morning coffee while learning about how this organic farm grew from simple roots and what makes its produce so fresh and irresistible. Next, it’s time to get practical and learn new skills in discerning between different types of olive oil. In a hands-on olive oil session, learn how Greece's most coveted golden liquid reaches your table from tree to bottle and enjoy a session of olive oil pairings that will leave your taste buds tingling! For lunch, we hand the reins over to you and teach you recipes that will surely become family favourites when you return home. Using fresh, local ingredients in the idyllic outdoor setting of the farm, we prepare a delicious meal (starter, main, salad & dessert) with a glass of wine in hand, of course! Enjoy the fruits of your labour for lunch and completely unwind in the tranquil countryside of Attica.
Sounio Sunset Trip with Dinner at a seafood tavern
17.00 - 21.00
The most beloved place of Lord Byron, the resting place of King Aegeus; the Temple of Poseidon with its imposing Doric columns has inspired many a writer and on our sunset tour of this ancient site, so you shall be too. Overlooking the cerulean blues of the Saronic Gulf spend an evening taking in the beauty of Cape Sounio and Poseidon’s magnificent temple. As ever, with our deeply knowledgeable, charismatic guide discover the tales and legends of this ancient place. After working up quite an appetite journey on to Lavrio, a city well known for its fishing port. At a local waterside taverna dine on fresh seafood, delicious mezedes and traditional dishes served with wine and Greek spirits. Indulge in mouth watering dessert as you take in the atmosphere of the seaside by night.
ALTERNATIVE option: Tasting Greece workshop; a geographical quest of the finest Greek spirits and antipasti
17.00 - 21.00
In sleepy island villages across Greece, small meze taverns serve a variety of local spirits much enjoyed by inhabitants and this is an important part of Greek culture which we would like to share with you! Let us introduce you to the fiery tsipouro, its origins and what pairs best with the sweet, golden nectar that is rakomelo. During a 1.5 hr workshop accompanied by your very own local, expert guide you will be introduced to the many traditional spirits of Greece. Learn how spirits like ouzo and raki are made, where they originate from and how best to serve them. Enjoy a meze of cheeses and cold cuts from across Greece and with your personal Greeking.me food map of Greece, you will be able to visualise where each delicacy originates from and understand a little of its history. Enjoy a meze of antipasti from across Greece while you discover universally loved spirits, that you will surely want to take home with you!
Greek Breakfast, Acropolis Museum & food shopping tour in Plaka
(Depending on the time of your departure)
In the shade of the Acropolis, start your morning with a traditional cup of Greek coffee, straight from the hot embers of a ‘hovoli’ paired with a soft sweet pastry. This, however, is only the beginning! From freshly made hot feta and olive omelettes to hand-made traditional pies stuffed with peppers, olives and feta to rizogalo (thick creamy Greek rice pudding)- this is truly a breakfast fit for the Gods of Olympus! Enjoy a rejuvenating glass of freshly squeezed juice from oranges of the island of Ikaria before setting off for your tour with your local, expert guide and friend.
Ready for the day ahead, stroll gently to the 21st Century Class, world renowned collection that is the Acropolis Museum. Striking, extensive and truly a humbling experience, walk amongst some of the greatest finds from the world of antiquity. With your licensed, deeply knowledgeable guide you will have context and understanding to the beautiful pieces of craftsmanship that you will see. Housing the relics of the founding fathers of modern democracy and political philosophy as we know it; this is an experience you will truly never forget. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Acropolis, admire carefully preserved and restored friezes and come face to face with sculptures that still inspire centuries on.
Leaving the museum, we head to scenic Plaka where you will have the opportunity to shop for charcuterie, sweet delicacies, spirits, spices and much more. With our local guide you can discover the real artisans of Athens and find out where locals go for their favourite luxuries. Whatever your poison, find the perfect gift for loved ones (or you!) and shop like an Athenian for a day!
Drop off at the airport - Departure
- Accommodation in 3 to 5 star hand-picked hotels in Athens city center
- Airport pick-up (arrival) / Airport drop-off (departure) & all private transfers mentioned in the description
- Skip-the-line tickets to the Acropolis
- All private guided tours/workshops mentioned in the description
- Services of our exceptional foodie guides
- Goodie bag, food map of Greece, scroll with recipes, herbs from the farm
- All applicable taxes and VAT
Your Trip at a glance
- Arrival – pick up and hotel drop-off
- Afternoon highlights tour & wine tasting (depending on the time of your arrival)
- Pick up from your hotel lobby
- Private Acropolis Delights Tour (Acropolis and Food Tour)
- Greek Phyllo Pie Workshop
- Farm2Fork Gastronomy Experience: olive oil tasting & cooking class
- Sounio & Temple of Poseidon with Dinner at a seafood tavern
Alternatively; Tasting Greece workshop; a geographical quest of the finest Greek spirits and antipasti
- Hotel drop-off
- (optional) Greek Breakfast, Acropolis Museum & food shopping tour in Plaka
- Airport Drop-Off / Departure
What is the spoken language?
The spoken language, for the majority of our tours, is English. However, we do have the ability, on occasion, to offer French, Spanish, Italian & German. Please contact us for further details on this.
Who will be my guide?
All of our guides are deeply knowledgeable, charismatic and passionate about what they do. Each of them are subject matter experts in their respective fields. We have a highly talented team of licensed and local guides many of whom are archaeologists, historians, foodie experts, chefs, family friendly trained and even a professional street artist!
What should I bring with me?
If you are visiting in the Summer the usual advice applies when visiting hot countries. Sun protection, bottled water, sunglasses and a hat (especially for little ones) is always a good idea. Comfortable walking shoes are also recommended for many of our tours. Of course, a camera/ smartphone is definitely a must to capture all the memories that you will take home with you!
Is accomodation included?
All accommodation is included in the cost of the package and we consult with you as to the type and standard of hotel that you would like (3/4/5*s). If there is a particular hotel that you would like to stay at, simply let us know and we can arrange this for you.
I have allergies on specific food requirements, can you accomodate me?
Of course! Flexibility and attention to detail are at the heart of what we do. We want all our visitors to have the best possible time and experience Greece at her best. That’s why we created our Vegetarian Food Tour which can also be tailored to suit Vegan requirements. If there are any specific allergies or any other requirements/ personal preferences just let us know!
Is it difficult for older people to follow the group?
Absolutely not. All our walking tours are done at a moderate pace so it is an enjoyable experience for everyone. Our transfers are in the comfort of our cosy, private, a/c, spacious vehicles, again, ensuring your comfort is paramount to us.
Is it child friendly?
Of course! We ensure that your tour is led by a family friendly guide who is highly trained in making the history and mythology of Greece fascinating and engaging for all ages! As it is a private package, tailored to your needs, we can also make any substitutions or alterations that you require food wise. Additionally, we make sure that there are always tasty alternatives for children where necessary, for example during the wine tasting or where dishes may be deemed unpalatable for children. Although, we encourage the whole family to taste everything!
What happens in case of rain?
Truthfully, in the Summer, rain is not likely to be a common occurrence! However, during the winter months, should it rain on the day of your tour we will do our utmost to notify you in advance of any changes to your tour.
Are transfers included?
Yes, all transfers are included and are private. We use spacious yet cosy, modern, a/c vehicles and safe, reliable professional drivers. For larger groups of people, we have luxury minivans and buses that ensure you can travel in comfort.
Are meals included?