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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
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? 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. 
  • Explore the most lively part of the city; the Central Market of Athens
  • 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.

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 dolmades, pastourma, feta 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
  • All food tastings (enough for lunch)
  • A guided tour in 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 small group or private version) and in Spanish, German, French and Italian as a private experience.

 

Reviews

  • This was so much fun and our guide was incredible. The food was awesome and we left the tour so stuffed we didn't even eat dinner that night.

    - Erin R
  • First of all, the tour wasn’t four hours as advertised—it was FIVE hours! That says everything about this tour: personal, informative, unrushed, yummy. Our guide Tiama was phenomenal. She gave us cultural and historical information in a friendly but professional manner and took us to truly local off the beaten path places for sweet and savory dishes. My favorites were the cheese pie, the moussaka and meatballs in the food market, the yogurt with sour cherries and quince, and the three digestive tastings. We had so much fun and left happy and full. Go!!!

    - AnnMarieHood
  • Thee food tour with Greeking.me was a unique experience. Not only did we learn a lot about Greek food traditions, but she also kept us informed about Greek history and culture. Throughout the tour, Elena always made sure we were fine with everything and pointed out important sights which we passed on the way. The food stops we made all offered delicious and authentic Greek cuisine and friendly service. Such an extrovert personality, you cannot not like her!

    - Abnj6
  • This tour was an incredible experience! It was not just a food tour. Elena used food as a way to teach us about the culture of the city. I felt like the day before, when I toured the Acropolis, I learned about the history. And with Elena, I learned about the Athens of today. What a fantastic pairing! The instructions for the tour say to show up hungry, and they are not kidding. We tried so many different kinds of foods. What a day!

    - la_directora
  • We went on three tours with Greeking.me and can not fault the wonderful staff or itineraries. Excellent communication from office staff when making the bookings as well. Vera and Alina were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and attentive- we can not recommend them enough! So much better to do small group tours than hanging off the back of a mass group!

    - A_65
  • Very nice Athens for Foodies walking tour. Unusual way to discover the town and its areas. Elena is a great guide, who enjoys doing her job and happily shares her knowledge about Greece and greek food. Well organised, customers are taking care of.

    - 18mikmik
  • We just completed our walking food tour and had a chance to explore places we would never have found on our own. We very much enjoyed the tour, the company of our tour guide, Tiama, Elena’s friend, and her recommendations. This is a must do experience while in Athens if you are a true foodie.

    - Meghann
  • What a great “food” tour guide!. Four hours of food, fun, and great company. Elena has a wonderful passion for all things Athens and brings that passion to the tour and all the various food venues. Come hungry! Thanks Elena for such a great tour!

    - Jeffrey
  • In addition to being a great food tour, it serves as a great introduction and orientation to the different areas of Athens. Elena was warm and passionate about providing a great food experience. She went the extra mile and provided the names and places of all the foods we ate and where we ate them! Book the tour and go while you are hungry, you'll be glad you did.

    - EdG
  • We have done food tours in other cities and this was by far the best. Our guide met us at our hotel and we walked and ate for the next 4 1/2 hours. She was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The tour was designed for our needs and wants and was outstanding. Great introduction to the center of Athens. It was just the guide and the two of us.

    - Jim S

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The "Athens for foodies: A Greek gastronomy tour" is available as a private tour, in order to further customize your experience to fulfill your specific needs & expectations. Simply tell us your preferences in the booking form below.
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