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A sense-provoking, 4-hour journey into Athens’ culinary scene, with more than 15 tastings of real Greek food that will make your taste buds tingle the entire time.

  • #Culinary
  • #Family
  • #LocalExperience
Duration
4 hours
Availability
Daily
TRIP ADVISOR RATING
Group Type
Small Group or Private

Small Group Tour: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 10 am       Private Tour: Daily except Sundays, starting time can be customized

FROM
65/Person

Tour Highlights

What better way to explore Athens than eating your way through it? With an in-the-know foodie guide, you’ll enjoy 15 (!) tastings of the Greek cuisine as you walk through the non-touristy neighborhoods of Athens, to meet vendors and learn about traditional Greek recipes. From crunchy phyllo pies to cold cuts, and from stuffed tomatoes to loukoumades, your taste buds will be tingling the entire time. Big tip: come hungry.

More than 15 different Greek products and authentic recipes

Off-the-beaten-track eateries and local favorites

Discover the Athens Central Market

Chow down on the best of Greek cuisine 

What you can expect?

Starting from Syntagma Square, where the heart of Athens beats, you will begin a journey through the taste of Greece that you won't forget anytime soon. After meeting your food-loving guide, set off on an exploration that will introduce you to the local culinary scene. In this 4-hour experience, your guide will share with you insights into the enduring history of Greek food and the local culture. Starting your day with a traditional phyllo pie from a family-run shop, you will be lead to hidden culinary gems inside the city that only locals know about. You will visit many different food and pastry shops, off-the-beaten-path taverns & traditional restaurants, while you will also explore the Athens Central Market, the center of Athens' gastronomy life.

Traveling with an expert local means nothing will get past you. You'll learn why food is a special element of Greek culture; the variety of fresh and organic ingredients that the Greek land provides us with during each season; how different spices have different uses and what makes Greek cuisine so special. Featuring 15 delicious tastings like dolmades, pastourma, feta cheese and the famous Kalamata olives, you'll get to escape the crowds and taste the best of what Athens has to offer.

Unlike many Athens food tours, you won't just be sampling mouthfuls. "Athens For Foodies" is a 4-hour Greek gastronomy tour, where you will taste traditional Greek recipes -always fresh and seasonal- followed by the favorite treat of the ancient Olympic Games winners!

We warn you not to eat breakfast & guarantee you there will be no room for lunch! 

Inclusions

  • A 4-hour food walking tour in Athens
  • All food tastings (more than enough for lunch)
  • Exploration of the Athens Central Market 
  • Loads of culinary, cultural & historical anecdotes 
  • Services of an exceptional foodie guide

FOOD SUBS: 

We CAN provide food substitutions for vegetarians and we can customize the tour to include gluten-free options. Please send us an inquiry for a private tour.

FAQs

What is the tour language?

The tour is available in English (in a small group or private version) and in Spanish, German, French and Italian as a private experience.

 

Reviews

  • We had a great foodies tour with our tour guide whose name is Penelope. She knows her food and where to go. If in Athens this would be a great tour. Tour is highly recommended.

    - jose311
  • I was very surprised to find that our guide Tiama was our private guide. I was expecting at least a handful of tourists in our group but it turned out to be just me and my son. It was a great experience not only tasting the unique and delicious foods, but also travelling to the places where they were sold. From restaurants inside a meat market to tasting cheeses in a dairy shop, the whole tour provided an insider's glimpse into everyday life in Athens. Tiama was extremely professional and outgoing, and personalized the stops to our tastes. This tour is a must for anyone visiting Athens.

    - Kinco83
  • My partner and I absolutely loved the food tour. Elena was an amazing guide and we really appreciated her taking us to spots that tourists wouldn't normally see (i.e. spots where Anthony Bourdain has his picture on the wall). We learned SO MUCH, and even discovered new foods that I never would've tried before. It was the perfect way to spend the morning/early afternoon and I will definitely be recommending this to any friends that visit Athens.

    - Dorywcd
  • I can't rare thus tour highly enough. My guide, Eleni, was absolutely amazing. She knew so much about the food, culture and history of Greece and was so friendly. One of the best tour guides I've ever had. And the food was delicious! From start to finish the tour was brilliant. Eleni was so helpful, she took me to places I'd never have gone on my own and gave me tips on where else I could go in Athens for food, drinks, music etc. I highly, highly recommend this to anyone visiting Athens. If you don't do this tour you'd really be missing out.

    - 987_rachel
  • We booked the Athens for Foodies tour and spent 3-4 hours with our lovely guide Penelope. This tour is excellent value with numerous stops to sample Koulouri for breakfast, Greek pies, cheese, olives, meats and dessert. We visited the colourful central market and neighbouring shops specialising in spices and olive oil. Penelope was also an archeologist and was able to provide lots of information about the city and its buildings and sights. We were lucky to have friendly and curious food tour companions. Would definitely recommend as a lovely way to explore the city. Definitely do not eat breakfast first!

    - siobhan
  • We really loved this tour on our first morning in Athens. A perfect combination of sweet and savoury food, taking us to some of Athens' renowned bakeries, restaurants etc. It was also a great way to explore the centre of Athens, wandering the street of several neighbourhoods. We really felt that this tour was pivotal in helping us understand Athens, its people and their culture. We visited quite a few of the shops and areas again during our visit in Athens. Our guide was Elena and she was very friendly, helpful and knowledgable. There is really quite a lot of food provided. We would highly recommend this tour.

    - sandy_travellers
  • Tiama was our fabulous guide! She was a wonderful source of history, culture, and Greek food knowledge! The tour is just as amazing as everyone says. You HAVE to arrive hungry. If you eat anything before you won't be able to eat the very generous amounts of food given to you by the Greek vendors. Dishes served can either be classic Greek dishes that you can get anywhere (only the better, more authentic version in Athens) to special Greek dishes you can only have in Athens.

    - TUTNguen
  • The best experience we had in Athens! before the tour we thought 4 hours is too much but the time flyed and we didn't want the tour to end. Penelope was so nice and with a lot of patience. her knowledge is very wide and she gave us many explanations about greek culture and history. She has such a good vibe and she is a very special person. sha did a great effort to suit our expectations with out giving up on all the "must see places". Thank you for a wonderful memory to take with us. Shani, Tal, Keren and Gabi

    - shaniekdar
  • We did the foodie tour today with Max, a knowledgeable and very personable guide. There were five in total on the tour and he made everybody feel welcome. We sampled at least 15 types of food and plenty of it. We learned a lot about Greek history and culture and took in some interesting sights and architecture. We cancelled our meal for the evening we were so full. Do not eat breakfast before you go! All in all probably the best food tour we have been on. Thank you Max.

    - HelenNorthants
  • It was a wonderful tour, we got to taste a ton of different greek food and learn the history behind them as well!! An absolutely wonderful tour!!!!

    - EmmaA

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