Athens for Foodies: The Ultimate Gastronomy Tour
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.
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.
Starting from Syntagma Square, where the heart of Athens beats, you will begin an unforgettable journey through Greece's flavors. After meeting your food-loving guide, set off on a city exploration that will introduce you to the local culinary scene. In this 4-hour experience, your guide will share with you an insight into the enduring history of Greek food and 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!
- 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
- Transfers from/to meeting point
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.
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We really enjoyed our tour, Penelope was a great guide, she’s very knowledgeable on almost everything in Athens, the food was also great! But please do not have breakfast beforehand :-)
Max was a wonderful host for our Greek food tour. He showed us great snacks, food, and even taught us history behind the food as well as various landmarks around the area as we walked from location to location. After the tour we asked for other recommendations on where to eat and weren't disappointed by any of them. Would highly recommend due to Max's amazing knowledge and friendliness.
Our family (2 grandparents, 2 parents and 2 kids) had an amazing food tour with Penelope. We learned a huge amount, ate so much, and had tons of leftovers for dinner! Penelope was great with our kids and very adaptable. She is a passionate and interesting guide! Highly recommended.
I booked this trip last minute for a few hours after my flight landed as a way to jumpstart my day in Athens, and was so glad I did! As a guide, Eleni was fantastic- incredibly knowledgeable and kind. This was a perfect activity as a solo traveler and our group (8 or so) was the perfect size.
The Athens for Foodies tour was the highlight of our trip to Athens! Max was a fabulous guide and took our group to wonderful local shops, markets, and restaurants. All the food was delicious and Max's love for food and the local culture was evident in his tour. We highly recommend, just make sure you go hungry!
We booked a private food tour with greeking.me and had Penelope as our guide. She was absolutely outstanding. She was extremely professional and knowledgeable... not only about the food we were eating but also about the history of Greece and Athens itself. It was so nice to haven open dialogue to get a really in depth view of the city and its culture - Penelope made you feel like you were roaming the streets with a friend. While we knew were going to eat, make sure you come hungry!
I’m that strange person that does not like cheese or yogurt which can be a challenge in places that are cheese and dairy heavy. Penelope was great in finding options that would work for me. I loved the deli at Miran and the market was awesome. She was very flexible and took us to get some Greek coffee earlier than usual. This was s great experience and led by someone with an engaging personality and good knowledge. I highly recommend it.
Wonderful! Eleni was awesome. She is so knowledgeable and accommodating. We had a good sampling of traditional Greek cuisine.
Eleni, our private guide, spoke perfect English & took us from a food cart for traditional koulouri or sesame, round, snack bread to lunch at Ipeiros in the fish agora where celebrity chefs have eaten. For good reason.The food was delicious. I highly recommend this tour with Eleni. She paced the tour well and was lovely to us and our sons, ages 15 and 11. It was worth every euro.
My first thought...really four hours ? After the first stop it was clear, heck yes! You need those hours and the walking to make it through all the goodness Max will expose you too. Tour and guide were absolutely amazing!