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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
Half day
Group Type
Small Group, Private
Availability
Daily as private
TRIP ADVISOR RATING
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Tour Highlights

What better way to explore Athens than eating your way through it? As well as getting personal attention from your knowledgeable guide, you will be introduced to the history of Greek gastronomy and discover beautiful neighborhoods & off the beaten path eateries.

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 to stuffed tomatoes to loukoumades, your taste buds will be tingling the entire time. Big tip: come hungry.

  • Enjoy the best of Greek food at venues you might not have found on your own. Your knowledgeable foodie guide will entertain you with stories of the history of Greek cuisine, along with providing insight on the various restaurants, tavernas and specialty eateries.
  • Taste more than 15 different Greek foods and join an unforgettable gastronomical experience.
  • Chow down on the best of Greek cuisine with visits to authentic eateries.
  • Traveling in small groups or private, you'll enjoy personal attention from your guide.
  • Explore the most lively part of the city; the Central Market of Athens
  • Available daily as a private tour - please send us an inquiry.

What you can expect?

Starting from Syntagma Square, where the heart of Athens beats, you will enjoy a taste of Greece you won't soon forget. After meeting your experienced, food-loving guide, set off on an exploration that will introduce you to the local culinary scene. In this 4-hour experience, your food expert guide will share with you insights about the enduring history of Greek food and the local culture. Starting your day with a traditional stuffed phyllo pie from a family-run shop since the 20’s, you will be lead to hidden culinary gems inside the city that only locals know about. We will visit many different food and pastry shops, off-the-beaten-path taverns & traditional restaurants, but 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 different fresh and pure ingredients that the Greek land provides us with during all seasons; how different spices have different uses and what makes Greek cuisine so special. Featuring 15 delicious tastings like dolmadespastourmafeta cheese and Greek rice pudding, 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 such as stuffed tomatoes, moussakasoutzoukakia and what the winners of the ancient Olympic Games ate as dessert!

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

Inclusions

Inclusions:

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

Exclusions:

  • Anything else you would like to order or purchase
  • Gratuities

FOOD SUBS: We CAN provide food substitutions for vegetarians.

FAQs

What is the tour language?

The tour is available in English.

 

Reviews

  • We booked the Athens for foodies tour and it was the best part of our trip! Christina, our guide was very fun and took us to many different shops around the city. We tasted so much traditional food, savory and sweets and visited local places where we couldn't have found on our own. It was so fun and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to see the real Athens and taste the delicious Greek food!

    - Annape19
  • This is a great Greek food tour! It included around 10 different stop as places frequented mostly by locals. Some of these places had been in business since the early 1900s. The food was excellent and were were able to sample many different types of Greek food. Also, we went to the main market and had a chance to look around at where the locals before eating in small restaurant located in the market.

    - Samantha V
  • We enjoyed an amazing Athens food tour with Greeking.me last week. The tour lasted about 4,5 hours and we tasted many different greek foods, visiting some traditional shops and restaurants that a visitor can't find. It was the highlight of our trip as we learned so many things about the greek gastronomy. No need for lunch and highly recommended!

    - conniephilips83u
  • I can't say enough good things about this tour. We got to sample over a dozen delicious food items and beverages. And by sample, I don't mean one tiny bite per person. We had very generous servings at all of our stops. Anna and Nikos were perfect tour guides- extremely friendly, very knowledgeable about Athens history and Greek food.

    - lukiecat
  • My wife and I booked a food tour with Greeking.me and it was the highlight of our trip to Athens! Highly engaging, we ate so much -real- food, learned a lot about the Greek cuisine and visited many local places we wouldn't have found on our own. A truly wonderful experience, absolutely recommended!

    - begetisb
  • We went on this food tour on a first full day in Athens. It was a great way to orientate ourselves in the city and to try local delicacies that visitors would never find on their own. Our knowledgable guide Marina was friendly, fun and full of information about food and local history. Highly recommended.

    - janetsM9611UT
  • We looked at other Food Tours which seemed to be very large numbers, not personalized and more expensive.Well look no further, Greeking Me is absolutely fantastic.We were met by Elena, who had so much knowledge,knew so many local people it was great.The food Tour was excellent!Elena will listen to what you want and accommodate your food tastes.

    - truecolours59
  • Our tour covered so many different foods, all local and very tasty. You get to meet the makers and experience their warmth and hospitality. I highly recommend the foodie tour in Athens! P.S. come hungry!!

    - Writerboss
  • Our guide, Elena, was fantastic! She gave us a brief history of Greek food, and took us to so many amazing places in the city that a tourist would never even know about. She was sensitive to our food allergies and preferences. After the tour she even sent me a list of where we went, what we ate, and even links to several recipes! We are a family with 3 kids in 3 different age groups and this was an activity that everyone enjoyed. One of the best tours we've ever done.

    - tmglovers5
  • If you come to Athens, you MUST do this food tour! How do I even begin to describe how amazing experience this was....first and foremost, our guide, Elena, was the best tour guide we've ever had. Her VAST knowledge of the entire country, its gastronomy and history made the tour totally unforgettable. We ate the most delicious food!Elena went above and beyond to make us feel like local Greeks.

    - drnichole

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