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Athens Evening Food Tour & Wine Tasting (Semi-Private Experience)

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.

Duration
4 hours
Group Type
Small Group or Private
Season
Daily
Price
From €119 / person
Overview

Are you looking for an extraordinary Greek culinary experience to tease your senses? Follow our foodie-expert guide on a quest to discover Athens by night, and experience exquisite Athenian delicacies. Enjoy the best views of Athens after dusk, taste authentic Greek olive oil, and explore sophisticated eateries to devour the finest of authentic Greek cuisine, including the best souvlaki in town! And to top it all off? Wine tasting of indigenous Greek varieties!

Tucked-away eateries favored by locals and tasting of 4 Greek wine varieties 

Authentic Greek food -more than enough for dinner- and olive oil tasting

Fun and knowledgable foodie guide

Only up to 8-people groups

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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. Admire the illuminated Greek Parliament followed by a scenic walk to the oldest Athenian neighborhood, Plaka, for an exploration of its scenic streets until you reach your first stop.

There, in a local deli, you will indulge in an olive oil tasting, sampling the best olive oil in Greece and learning all about its properties. This first stop wouldn’t be complete without tasting a local liqueur that will put you in good spirits for the rest of your tour!

After whetting your appetite, follow your guide to the liveliness of Agias Irinis Square, the local hangout hotspot in the heart of Athens, where you will mingle with the welcoming locals and get to taste the best souvlaki in town- hands down. Savor the cult classic Greek street food in this popular Athenian neighborhood and get mesmerized by the mouthwatering aromas the fresh ingredients fill the square with.

This culinary and cultural exploration would not be complete without wine; follow your foodie guide to a cozy, local wine bar and quench your thirst with a wine tasting of 4 different Greek varieties under the guidance of an experienced wine connoisseur.

With the taste of fine local wine in your mouth, it will be time for your third food stop; a contemporary restaurant with one-of-a-kind products, where you will indulge in traditional Greek flavors. Enjoy a traditional main dish along with the famous Greek salad and accompany your luscious meal with the traditional spirit of ouzo

As your tour continues, prepare yourselves to watch a neighborhood of wonders. Surrounded by sophisticated cafes and small taverns scattered all around, our last food stop will take place at a local sweet shop to try scrumptious local ice cream that will give a sweet taste to the conclusion of your tour. A unique evening that will immerse you into the nightlife, gastronomy, and culture of Greece!

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Inclusions
  • All Greek specialties and tastings including dinner at a premium restaurant, souvlaki, local tastings & scrumptious dessert!
  • Olive oil tasting at a local shop downtown
  • Services of an excellent foodie guide
  • Wine tasting of 4 different Greek varieties at an excellent wine bar
  • Visit to local eateries and an excellent wine bar
Exclusions
  • Any additional orders or purchases
Additional Information
  • We CAN provide food substitutions for vegetarians and we can customize the tour to include gluten-free or any other kind of dietary restrictions. Please select the private tour option.
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Trip Advisor
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This tour was amazing! Our guides were very nice, friendly, and especially knowledgeable. We learned interesting things about Greek history and culture, customs particularly about food and wine. We especially liked going to restaurants that the locals go to and not just the touristy places.
Rosemary H
Elena, our guide took us (my husband and me) through a lovely night time stroll through Athens city center. She took us to a variety of places from chic cafes to family-run tavernas. We loved just about every dish we sampled and learnt so much about the cuisine, it's influences and the history. Thank you GreekingMe and Elena for this wonderful experience.
abhilasha_kannan
Got to experience the food tour in the night. Elena, our guide, was fabulous in taking us through the various options of Greek cuisine and that set the tone for our wonderful two week trip. We had this on the first night in Athens and thanks to Elena's tips we visited a few more restaurants in other places across Greece. We will definitely recommend everyone who visits Greece to signup with these guys. Thanks for the experience.
siddarth v
We had a private night tour for x5 people in Athens. Dimitra took us through some history of the square and interesting facts before the first stop. It was just what we were looking for, some local delicacies that we wouldn't have known to try, we even got to try some local spirits. Lots of historical information was provided as we walked between stops and all questions answered. Thank you Greeking.me
Jodie A
I booked a private Athens by Night Food Tour & Wine Tasting tour with my wife. Our guide Marina was lovely and showed us around neighborhoods we wouldn't have found on our own, told us stories of places and history of Athens. The food we got to taste was excellent and eclectic. Highly recommended!
jfinglish
Marina, our tour guide, was excellent and made us feel like we have an old friend taking us out. Excellent way to try local cuisine and drinks. Plenty of food and great variety, lots of local alcoholic drinks as well. Highly recommended.
Francis S
We did an Athens evening food & wine tour with Marina. We started with about 5 tapas at a restaurant that put a more modern flair on Greek cuisine. We then went to a traditional Greek restaurant that we never would have come across otherwise. We then proceeded to a wine bar to sample some excellent Greek wines. The night wrapped at a bakery to sample some baklava. I highly recommend this tour!
A TripAdvisor Memb
Amazing Food Tour - Excellent Guides - Wonderful communication. I would highly recommend their Athens Food and Wine tour. We visited 3 restaurants in the center of Athens along with a wine bar for a flight of Greek Wines and Mezes to end the evening.
James R
I was lucky to take the Food Tour! They took into account (and asked me ahead of time) my preferences (vegetarian). During the tour, I discovered a lot of history and dishes I wouldn't have discovered otherwise.It was an amazing afternoon walking and eating our way through Athens' food history.
cricketro
Greeking.me is definitely worth it! We did a private food tour of Athens! Eleni was our guide and she was warm, friendly, and so knowledgeable! We went to two fantastic restaurants and a wine bar. We got to eat real, authentic, local food and tried about 10-12 different dishes and 3 different wines along with a huge (and tasty) local cheese tray. I have food allergies, so I was glad we were able to pass that information along ahead of time.
spoonygee
My husband and I visited Athens for 4 days. The highlight of our stay was a wonderful food tour with Eleni. Immediately she made us feel comfortable and at ease. We saw parts of Athens we otherwise wouldn’t have. It was such a wonderful experience. I can not recommend it enough!!
Kirsten S
We were group of 8 and we have chosen this tour as a team building during our trip to Athens in January. The tour was fantastic! Very interesting with Knowledgeable and charming tour guide. The stops for food were great - very delicious. And plus we manages to see the city. I recommend to those who do not have much time in Athens, but would like to see the city and try the best Greek specialties.
wolfZH
Elena is AMAZING. She is a gracious host who shared her expertise about the food, wine, and Athens along a great tour of hidden gems, unique dishes, Greek wines and fun side streets that we would never have experienced without her. We highly recommend Greeking.me who were very flexible in scheduling our tours (we also booked a sunset Santorini cruise that was first class through them) and request Elena - she's the best!!
dcGOunited
We arranged for two custom tours while in Athens through Greeking.me. We had a food and culture tour at night with Elena, who was wonderful. She was so knowledgeable about Greek food and wine, culture, and history. Immediately following our 4-hour tour, she emailed us with recipes of food we had sampled as well as other valuable information.
JoyceH
We met Elena for the evening and she took us to so many different places to try the local cuisine, it was completely unforgettable and we tried so many delicious dishes (and wine)! It was a private tour and definitely the highlight of our stay in Athens. If you are a foodie and want to try different, local dishes, do not hesitate to book it! Elena was a great guide, very fun to spend the evening with and very well prepared to handle our questions about local culture. Highly recommend this tour! Be prepared to eat a lot!
Elena was our guide and she was excellent. Full of good information and held our interest throughout the tour. I recommend going on a tour the first day you arrive, then you have a real feel for the city during your visit. Elena’s English was perfect which was good because our Greek isn’t! She also sent us recipes for some of the dishes we tried and loved on our tour! Thanks Alena you’re a star!
Gyg1
We had a great time, learnt a lot about Greek cuisine, culture & history & thought the tour was great value. Tiana was a great guide and we liked how she would check with the chef what was best and fresh on the day. We highly recommend this tour.
nJ1
Highly recommended doing this tour !!! You get taken to places off the beaten track and have the most delicious food and wine !! Our tour guide was so great made you feel very comfortable ! Try and do on your first days in Athens as you get great tips on where to go and what to see ! Thank you for a great night
Leigh C
The tour was amazing. The guide know a lot of the greek culture and the history. The food was incredible. Definitly visit 'to kousouváki', this was grandmothers cooking at its best.
GYG33
We had just arrived in Athens & with jet lag, we weren’t in any shape to make a dinner decision... so we decided to sign up for this walking food tour! Elena gave us the lay of the land by taking us to 4 different stops (2 for food, one wine + cheese, one baklava), during which we passed many major points of interest & got info on each neighborhood. We also got tips on local dinning etiquette & also more places to continue the culinary adventure. The food was great at each of the places—one a little more upscale & the other, had a more home-cooked feel. Everything we sampled was amazing & we left ready for a good night’s sleep with a full belly.
Kelly
A great food and wine tour requires the presence of a few things. The first is key: a positive, outgoing attitude exuded by all persons involved. The second is mandatory: a healthy portion of interesting, delicious, and authentic points of interest. The third is paramount: a guide with the knowledge, skill, and personality to facilitate an incredible experience. This tour had all three of these requirements in spades, hence my strong assurance that you will have an incredible time. To my third point, our guide, Eleni, was F$%^**@ fantastic.
Ben
My wife and 2 of our best friends booked the Private Athens for foodies tour. Our guide Tiama was the perfect host and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There was more than enough food that we were unable to finish everything at each stop (and I am a big eater), there was variety of food/drinks and a willingness to accommodate any culinary requests (i.e. vegetarian). Note: Nobody needed a meal after this tour!
zenfeber
Went on this tour with Elena who was truly a charming hostess. We went to a restaurant I would not have thought to be a family place and had five very nice appetizers. Then onto a much smaller very out of the way (she did this on purpose - we would never had found this spot). Again this was quite a charming street side place with some very unique dishes. Finally to a wine bar as a very classy setting and with five local wines. Our group of four was quite pleased with evening and especially our gracious hostess. Loved the experience of seeing a unique side of Athens we would never had seen on our own.
glenn
Tiama, our tour guide for the Night Food Tour, in spite of it was too much rain in that day , she didn't stop for while and kept explored and explained everything, she was fantastic, we had a wonderful day me and my family enjoyed too much with her.
tarek
What a terrific food tour! Our guide was engaging, kind and interesting. I appreciated her passion and enthusiasm for Greek foodways. We sampled some delicious Greek cuisine and, at one restaurant in particular, we tried some more unusual items: braised meats with a middle eastern influence, a black eyed pea salad and braised cabbage. I also appreciated that we walked through a neighborhood that seemed less touristy, which i would never have gone to on my own. Our final stop was a wine tasting, and the woman who owned the shop conducted it. She was as personable as our tour guide, which made a great end to the evening
nick_and_steph1
Our tour guide, Penelope, definitely made this tour absolutely wonderful. As our first introduction to Greece, she was a delight to have show us around the center of Athens. All of her food suggestions were delicious. We especially liked that we went to locally owned shops and shops that served locally owned food, appreciated supporting local businesses. This is a must do tour when coming to Athens, you will not regret it!
nochalant1
We visited the night food tour with Eleni. We had a group of 6 persons - our family (2 adults and my son 11 years old), two women from Germany and a man from the USA. Eleni was very professional, she told us many interesting things about Greek cuisine and history and answered any question we had. The program was planned perfect. At first we visited two restaurants with very local food. At the end of the tour we went to a wine bar. There we had opportunity to receive many information about greek wine from very professional sommelier and of course we tasted it. As usual during the food tour we could receive a brilliant experience of communication to each other. So I can recommend this tour for everyone who likes food and communication.
alchen77
I highly recoment the food tour with our awsome guide Eleni. We feld like old friends frome the first minutes becaue of her informative, relaxed and well known introduction into the tasty greek cuisine. The stop at the little restaurant of the two old sisters did we like most. The atmosphare that Eleni created was familier, openmindet and humorous. Thank you so much!
anja_bishoff
Good food, great guide in Penelope who knew the city inside out and was great fun to be with. Wine tasting was really informative. Make sure you book this one for your first night to learn about the city
good_times
My son, 19, and I both agreed, the Greek Me Food and Wine Tasting Tour was the highlight of our trip! Penelope is amazing, and we were guided, artfully, through the “off beaten path” with rich history and fun, fun, fun!!
BrittonB
Our guide Penelope has been perfecting this tour over the last 3 years and she has a deep connection with the history of Athens. She was very accommodating and knows where to find all the best food and drinks in the area. We had an unforgettable evening, thank you!!!
Go539568
Last weekend we had a very enjoyable evening with Elena at two local restaurants and a cool wine bar. We experienced ten different local dishes which we all unique and tasty. She was a great host providing a lot of history and local knowledge about each dish. For the finale, we sent to a wine bar in the Thisseio district to sample five Greek wines. Overall an exceptional evening that we would highly recommend on your visit to Athens.
sampUS
Our tour was guided by the wonderful Penelope! She was Informative, educated, engaging, fun and passionate about Athens and all it’s rich history. Her food choices accentuated the most wholesome fresh (farm to table) traditional Greek dishes located in small local (not touristy) establishments. We experienced three/four different Greek dishes at each of the restaurants. Surprisingly to us, the dishes were filled with rich flavors and were delicious. If for not going on this tour, we would have never experienced true Greek food and seen the local nightlife.
Carolynn
My wife and I toured with guide Penelope and four other people on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Excellent tour — we stopped at three locations: a wine bar for tasting and light meze, a modern Greek restaurant for drinks and heavy meze, and a traditional restaurant for, essentially, a full meal. Penelope was very knowledgeable, friendly, and a super guide. All the food and drinks were interesting and tasty. I wasn't as much of a fan of the home cooking of the traditional restaurant as the other two, but it was charming and a good sampling of traditional dishes. Great value for the price.
CDTravels16
This tour was the absolute highlight of my mum & my trip to Athens. It far exceeded any & all expectations. We had a lovely small group & the best guide in Athens. Eleni was so lovely, confident & really knows her information about food culture & Athens. She made sure everyone in the group was comfortable, had enough to eat & was happy. I can’t recommend Eleni & greeking me food tour highly enough. Next year, when we come back to Athens - I will be booking up again for sure! Big thank you, for such a wonderful shared experience.
amaliee9
What a wonderful tour..Max was amazing and his knowledge was superb..food was fabulous and didn't even need dinner that night! Would highly recommend this tour for an insight into Athens food and culture... cannot rate the tour and Max high enough
CaolTeOhare
One of the best food & wine tours I’ve been on. Great range of local foods to try from a range of restaurants. The guide was very informative and also provided some history of the neighborhoods we visited. The wine tour was phenomenal and also very informative, I fell in love with Greek Wines and even purchased a bottle!
zozo416
My husband and I absolutely loved our food and wine tour with Penelope! It was definitely one of the highlights of our trip and enjoyed the group atmosphere and socializing with new people. Penelope was super enthusiastic and informative and an absolute pleasure to be around. We learned a lot about the history of Athens cuisine and she was kind enough to email us all the recipes and additional tips and information on other questions we had about Athens. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the city.
kellyep24
What a wonderful tour..Max was amazing and his knowledge was superb..food was fabulous and didn't even need dinner that night! Would highly recommend this tour for an insight into Athens food and culture... cannot rate the tour and Max high enough
CarolTeOhare
Fantastic night wandering the streets of Athens eating delicious Greek food. Penelope was a great guide providing lots of interesting info on the history and culture of Greece. She also gave great recommendations for the rest of everyone's trip - whether staying in Athens or going to the islands. All the of the restaurants, food and wine were fantastic. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening.
DanielaM
This was an amazing and unique experience for our family. Our guide Penelope was terrific, very knowledgeable about Greek cuisine, history, did not rush us. It was wonderful to see our two boys, who are usually picky eaters, become curious and engaged and enjoy the food they were eating. Strolling through the neighborhoods and eating in the little places the locals love - best 4 hours in Athens.
hedgeabithj
The food and wine tour was amazing. We tasted some delicious food and sipped lovely wines. The best highlight of the tour was our very enthusiastic and knowledgable guide Tiama. She really did a very good job. Overall we were very happy with the experience.
JoelleB
We really had a fabulous evening on this tour. Max our guide was informative about not only the food but the culture and historical facts around Athens. We enjoyed the company of the other 2 women on our tour as well and shared lots of laughs. The food was authentic Greek and very delicious. The wine tasting in a fabulous wine bar was the perfect end to a perfect evening. Thanks Max!
Rochelle T
My partner and I did this lovely and delicious tour. We tried really interesting wine and testing greek specialities. Thanks to Penelope our guide tour. She been so nice and professional. Thank as well for the lovely "goody box" at the end of the tour :).
Eleonora S
We had a great time touring many local food spots with Max. He was a great guide and not only showed us the places to go, but gave us information about the city and the culture. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone; just remember to show up hungry because you will certainly be full at the end!
roller25
Max was a great guide! We had great bites bites at 1. "Ella Greek Cooking": chortokeftedes (spinach and leak fritters with feta accompanied with yoghurt, olive oil and tomato sauce), pastourmadopitakia aka kesaria pies (beef pastrami and tomato wrapped in phylo pastry), mastic liqueur/spoon sweet and raki (or tsipouro or tsikoudia).2. "To Krasoupoulio tou Kokkora": Greek salad, soutzoukakia (beef kofte with cumin, cinnamon & garlic in a tomato sauce), tzatziki, moussaka! The wine tasting was fun too
RIRomancer
Elena took us on a food and wine adventure not to be missed. We had delicious meze and learned the history of different typical Greek dishes. We finished with a wonderful tasting of Greek wines. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience which I would highly recommend.
Dundasmom
My wife and I went on this Athens night food tour and cannot speak more highly of the experience. Our guide was Tiama. She is divine. Request her. You will not be sorry. She introduces you to great local food. Each stop is better than the next. And Tiama explains where the food you are eating comes from and how it is culturally significant and it is all neatly put into historical perspective, too. The tour, which is limited to six or seven people, is a fantastic way to see Athens. And you get to eat great food with good company. What is better than that?
JJ S
We had an outstanding Athens food tour. I am writing this over a week after our tour, and I hate that I've forgotten our tour guide's name but she was excellent. We booked this for our arrival day in Athens, as a way to get ourselves to stay awake, get oriented, and walk around. It was perfect. We did request to have the tour shortened to 3 hours instead of 4, to accommodate our exhaustion and that worked well. All of the food was outstanding, and we really felt like we got a great introduction to Greek food and Greek life. Pace yourself! There is a ton of food. Can't recommend highly enough.
meg9015
My husband and I were in Athens for 1 day and wanted to experience Greek cuisine Our tour guide Max was very informative of the different foods we were experiencing and spoke beautiful Greek language. We tasted several different dishes and tried 5 different types of wine We purchases several bottles of wine they were so great Max is very articulate and informative on Greek history and current events. We highly recommend Max and had a wonderful time
Lorraine K
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!
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