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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 or Private
Availability
Daily as private
TRIP ADVISOR RATING
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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.
  • 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

  • The tour was absolutely superb. Great range of things to try, a knowledgable and friendly host and a perfect city. We have been on a few food tours and this one was our favourite. It was like having a guided history tour, tapas style Greek dinner and day out with your friends exploring, all rolled in to one. Would strongly recommend!

    - James B
  • did a food tour in Greece Athens. It was one fo the best food tours I have ever done. My guide Elena was so knowledgable of art history and culture of Greece and how it tied into the food. She later send me details of the foods we had tried and names of a couple of places to try in Athens. Thank you Elena for making it so special.

    - Durey S
  • Helena was our guide and she did a spectacular job for us over the four hours of the tour. She was smart and ever so knowledgeable. I really wish we could have scheduled this on the front end of our Greek vacation because it was a wonderful primer, not only on Greek cuisine but also history, culture, and custom. I highly recommend.

    - John J
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our ‘Athens for Foodies’ tour with Tiama. She was knowledgeable, entertaining and an intelligent ambassador for Athens and Greek food. The amount and variety of food tasted was excellent. Exceptional value for money, all in all. Highly recommended people take this tour, especially early in their visit to Athens. We give it 5 Stars!!

    - Gwen
  • Our tour guide was Elena who took us on a marvellous trip through Athens food, culture and history and gave us a real insight into day to day life for Athenians. Thoroughly recommended, lots of delicious food and our guide as well as being incredibly knowledgeable was also superb company

    - DavidW
  • We had a great time with two tours with Greeking.me. First was the walking foodie tour of Athens — we saw (and ate at) many small restaurants and shops and the Athens Central market. Our guide was super knowledgeable, patient with our questions, and was kind enough to send a summary of our tour with recipes. A fantastic way to introduce yourself to modern Greek culture (and it served as a foundation for the meals we had later on our trip).

    - davedadu
  • Our guide was Helena and she had exceeded all the expectations i had for a foodtour. She didnt only bring us to the best place to enjoy the real authentic greek food, but she also gave us a history glimpse of Athena and a lot of interesting tips to enjoy the city. After the Tour she emailed us the recipe, the information about the food that we tried!

    - CatherineD
  • Our tour guide was Maria and she did an excellent job of making the tour informational and fun! We went to a great variety of places and was more than full at the end. She recommend some of her favorite places along the way during the tour, making it personable and useful. Highly recommend you to do a food tour while you're in Athens, it helps you learn about the culture through its food!!

    - Darlene S
  • Our guide was Maria, and she was fantastic! We went to many different areas of Athens and tried many delicious foods. We walked through areas that were more touristy, but we also explored areas that felt very authentic. It felt like we were locals! Overall, the four hours were very enjoyable and gave us real insight to the cuisine and neighborhoods of Athens. I definitely recommend!

    - Tony D
  • My friends and I had a food tour last week and it was amazing! This was one of the first food tours that I have been on; however, it will be hard to top! Throughout the trip, we were able to visit places in the city that we have passed many times but would have never stopped to try. I also had the chance to visit every neighbourhood in Athens that was on my to-do list. It really felt like we were experiencing the city like locals!

    - Lauren8

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