Athens Walking Food Tour

Walk-through the hidden culinary gems of the city
Duration:
Half Day (4 hours) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Destinations:
Athens Food Tour
per person 65

What better way to explore Athens than to eat your way through it? As you will get personal attention from your knowledgeable guide, you will be introduced to the history of Greek gastronomy and discover beautiful neighborhoods & off the beaten path food shops.

With an in-the-know foodie guide, you’ll enjoy 15 (!) tastings of the Greek cuisine as you walk through the non-touristic neighborhoods of Athens, to meet vendors and learn about secret Greek recipes. From traditional pies to cold cuts to stuffed tomatoes to loukoumades, your taste buds will be tingling the entire time.

Big tip: come hungry.

Available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 am in groups of up to 12 people. For a private tour or a different day, please send us a request.

65€ per person.

  • A different pricing policy applies in private tours. Please, send us a request.

Starting from the fountain of Syntagma Square as our meeting point, where the heart of Athens is beating, you will enjoy a taste of Greece you won't soon forget. After meeting your experienced, food-loving guide, set off on your exploration that will introduce you to the local culinary scene. In this 4-hour experience your foodie 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 place 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 (Varvakios Agora), the center of Athens commercial 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, moussaka, magiritsa (what a strange name for a traditional Greek recipe!), soutzoukakia (Greek Smyrna meatballs), the dessert of the winners of the ancient Olympic Games and more.

We warn you not to eat breakfast & guarantee there will be no room for lunch!

  • A 4-hour food walking tour in Athens
  • A guided tour in the central market of Athens
  • Loads of culinary, cultural and historical anecdotes
  • Services of an exceptional foodie guide
  • All food tastings (enough for lunch)
  • All taxes

Not included:​

  • Personal expenses, beverages
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • The tour available in English for organized tours and in other languages on request for private tours.
  • We can provide food substitutions for vegetarians.
  • The meeting point is in front of the fountain of Syntagma Square. A pick-up from your hotel can be arranged on request at extra cost.
  • The walking tour is child friendly and at a moderate pace, making it pleasant and suitable for all ages.
  • Each tour is available for up to 12 people. For larger groups, please send us a request.
  • We suggest you arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour begins, in order to avoid any delays, to get to know your local guide and the rest of the group and make the most out of your tour.
  • The tour will not be implemented on the following dates of 2017: February 27, April 14, April 17,  May 1, December 25