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An immersive walk through the lively Athens’ streets at dusk, to discover tucked-away eateries, local recipes and sophisticated wines that will make your mouth water.

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

Small Group Tour: Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 6.30 pm     Private Tour: Daily, starting time can be customized

FROM
69/Person

Tour Highlights

Are you looking for an extraordinary culinary experience to tease your senses? Follow our foodie-expert guide on a night quest to discover Athens’ nightlife, and experience exquisite Athenian fine dining. Enjoy the best views of Athens after dusk and explore sophisticated eateries to devour the finest of authentic Greek cuisine. And our topping to end the night? Wine tasting of indigenous Greek varieties!

Tucked-away eateries favored by locals

Authentic Greek food with modern twists

Fun & knowledgable foodie guide

Tasting of 5 Greek wine varieties

What you can expect?

Are you a gourmand? Don’t miss the chance to hit the foodie trail with your expert local guide by starting your tour at Syntagma Square, the beating heart of Athens’ nightlife. Admire the illuminated Greek Parliament followed by a scenic walk until you reach your first food stop; a contemporary deli shop with one-of-a-kind products and recipes, where you will indulge in a variety of traditional flavors. Enjoy velvety fava with smoked sygklino ham from Mani, or hand-made phyllo pies with pastrami and graviera cheese. Wash down your tastings with raki and learn the proper way to enjoy this beloved Greek spirit. After warming up a bit, follow your guide to encounter the liveliness of Monastiraki Square, where you will learn why it truly reflects all the different historical eras of Greece.

As your tour continues, prepare yourselves to enter a neighborhood of wonders. Welcome to Psirri, the hip and alternative neighborhood of Athens, with sophisticated cafes and small taverns scattered all around its main square. Your second food stop will be at a local tavern to practice the ritual of meze tasting in Greece; small side dishes of creative Greek cuisine made with love from a family that runs their restaurant for more than two decades. Meant to be shared with open hearts and meaningful conversations, this will be your introduction to the famous extrovert spirit of the Greeks. 

This culinary and cultural exploration would not be complete without wine; follow your foodie guide to a cozy, local wine bar and satisfy your thirst with a wine tasting of 5 different indigenous Greek varieties under the guidance of an experienced wine connoisseur. A unique evening which will immerse you to the nightlife, gastronomy, and culture of Greece!

Inclusions

Inclusions:

  • All Greek specialties and tastings - more than enough for dinner!
  • Services of an excellent foodie guide
  • Wine tasting of 5 different Greek varieties
  • Dinner at two local restaurants and visit of an excellent wine bar

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 spoken language?

The spoken language is English.
Spanish, German, Italian available in Private tours.

 

Reviews

  • This was my first food tour. it was great! Max, our guide, took the time to give us a story behind the food, some insights about Athens that I even didn't know, even though I am Greek, and paced the night very well. What I really liked was the variety he chose for us going from contemporary to traditional and topping it off with a great wine tasting of awesome greek wines! I would do this tour again and again when I am hosting friends visiting Athens. Worth the time and nicely priced.

    - nm011
  • Max was A W E S O M E!!!! He was very knowledgeable about Greek culture and cuisine!! By the end of the tour, I fell more in love with Greece, the food and culture!!! Thinking about my next holiday for next year already

    - KathleenB
  • What a great way to spend our last evening in Athens! Our guide Penelope was superb, she really knew her stuff, she was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her job. We had a fantastic time with our guide and the rest of the guys who joined us on the tour too. We learned loads about Greek history, traditions and we now know much more about Greek food than we did before the tour! By the end of the tour, it felt like we were a group of friends rather than just people who had known each other for 2 hours! Highly recommended.

    - kesh_trip
  • We loved our tour with guide Max. So much fun tasting food around Athens, having some cocktails and learning about the history of Greece. Max was very knowledgeable. Great tour! A fun way to start our trip!

    - JoanneJ
  • We had an amazing time on this food tour. Penelope was a lovely guide who had so much knowledge of history and food. The food we tasted was delicious and the wine tasting was a great way to finish the evening. Highly recommend!

    - Camil05
  • This tour had more than we ever thought! Our guide Tiama was fantastic. Not only was the food she introduced us to amazing but we got mini lessons on Greek expressions, culture, and traditions. She told us interesting stories of her heritage and really seemed to care about everyone in the group. One of the most valuable things I came away with was an understanding of Athenian hotspots. If you’re new to Athens and have never been here before the sheer size can be very intimidating. But in between the different eateries and tavernas that she took us to we walked through some interesting and lovely neighborhoods. We specifically went back to those neighborhoods the next day and had a fantastic time exploring the places further. Even if you’re only here for a day this tour is a 100% must do. Hope that you get Tamia! She’s the best!

    - Christopher
  • Our evening with Max was a delight! He took us to really interesting restaurants and gave us a really flavor for the culture. We had a really nice chat as we walked and he told us about the city and it’s people and places. It was the perfect first night in Athens as we got acclimated with the city and ate delicious food. Thank you Max!

    - natalies
  • My daughter and I decided to start our holiday off with this tour to get oriented and off the tourist path -- it worked beautifully! Penelope is fun and very knowledgeable, choosing a good variety of dishes and locales, with history and stories behind it all. The small group format was great, giving us the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with others at different stages of their holidays. A perfect kick-off to a very enjoyable holiday!

    - JCmNTrveler
  • A wonderful experience for foodies! This tour introduced us to a new side of Greek cuisine, taking us off the beaten path to restaurants we never would have found on our own! Our tour guide Teiama was extremely knowledgeable, merging her knowledge of history with our culinary experience. It was a fun & upbeat night, highly recommend taking this tour with her! She even provided us with some recommendations at the end of the tour!

    - LizclaireT
  • Our adult daughters, their partners, my wife and I greatly enjoyed this tour. We are giving it a unanimous 5! Eleni was an excellent guide. She is friendly, personable and really knows her facts about Athens and Greek food and drink. The two restaurants we visited gave us an opportunity to try many different Greek dishes family style. I would do this tour again!

    - davew654

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