1Taste unique local delicacies at 10 hot-spots, from local cheeses to “bougatsa”
2Awaken your senses with aromas and flavors of specialty food shops, tavernas, and open-air markets, including the Varvakios Market
3Learn about the famous “Mediterranean” diet and the history behind each family-owned business you visit
4Stroll off-the-beaten-path to residential areas, far from the tourist trail!
Why we chose this tourGreece is known around the world as a food-lover's paradise, and our Athens Food Tour will leave you without any doubt as to why! Our insider guide will take you through the city like a local, sampling your way through various neighborhoods, nestled off the tourist trail. Visit open-air markets, specialty food shops, cafes, food stands, and delis, all buzzing with local energy. Taste some of Greece's iconic delicacies - artisan olive oils and tapenades, Greek cheeses, tsipouro, regional honey, souvlaki, baklava, bougatsa, Greek coffee, and a variety of mezze dishes. Learn from a local about the importance of food in Greek culture, and how the internationally-acclaimed Mediterranean Diet is so closely intertwined with the essence of Greece.
Experience the entire flavor-spectrum of Greece’s capital city with our Athens Food Tour. Make a bee-line off the tourist path to discover authentic culinary delights. Whether it’s your first time, or you’ve been before, you haven’t truly been to Athens until you’ve eaten like a local. Our insider-foodie guide will take you on a journey through the open-air markets and specialty shops where Athenians flock to fill their pantries. Sample strong Greek coffee, artisan olive oils and tapenades, syrupy baklava, savory souvlaki, and delicate fried potatoes seasoned with dried oregano.
Head to Varvakios Market, the largest and liveliest fish, meat, and vegetable market in the city. Continue to Athens’ Spice Street, as the enticing scents of each shop welcome you to peruse their wares. Indulge in some bougatsa, a traditional cream-filled pastry.
As you delight in the flavors of our Athens Food Tour, you’ll learn about the importance of food in Greek culture. Finish the tour at a local deli, mingling over a mezze of local cheeses, meats, and specialty products.
Our Athens Food Tour is available daily (April-October) and each Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (November-March). The tour starts and ends in Athens with guaranteed departures.
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Itinerary - Athens Food Tour
10:00 Meet your guide at Syntagma Square
- Meet your guide at Syntagma Square in front of the PUBLIC Store
Guided Food Tour
- Explore Athens and it's delicious cuisine with your guide, including tastings of olive oils, Greek cheeses, tsipouro, honey, souvlaki, tapenades, baklava, Greek coffee, sweets, and a variety of mezze dishes
The tour finishes in the Monastiraki area (Ancient Agora)
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