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Athens Small-Group Food Tour

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  • Learn about Greek culture and culinary history through traditional food
  • Guide's commentary sheds light on how food shapes Greek identity
  • Small group of just 14 people allows time to ask questions
  • Come hungry as included samples let you learn through taste
  • Visit hidden food stands and restaurants you might not find on your own
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Athens Small-Group Food Tour
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Overview
Taste traditional Greek dishes and learn their origins on this small group Athens food and walking tour. You’ll visit local shops, and get a more intimate look at the Varvakeios market than if wandering on your own. With each bite of loukoumades (honey dumplings), bougatsa (sweet or savory pastry), olives, and other Greek specialties, you’ll get first-hand insight into Greek culture.
What to Expect
Make your way to a central meeting point, below the Acropolis, to meet your guide and small group of no more than 14. Head into the surrounding neighborhoods on foot to experience local culture through culinary traditions. Listen as your guide offers an orientation to the area and Greek cooking.
Stop at specialty shops you might never find without your guide. You’ll sample traditional foods such as koulouri (bread made with sesame seeds); loukoumades (Greek honey dumplings); bougatsa (a sweet or savory pastry); and olives. Duck inside restaurants, dairies, delicatessens, and spice merchants. Learn more about Greek food and culture with each bite, asking questions of your guide and talking to shop owners.
The tour’s last stop is bustling Varvakeios market, filled with stalls selling spices, meat, seafood, and fruit; it’s where neighborhood residents shop.
Your tour ends in Psyri, where you can explore on your own using your guide’s recommendations.
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Reviewed yesterday

Lucy took us on an exceptional food tour. We visited stores, markets, neighborhoods and restaurants that we would not have discovered on our own in the time we had to spend in Athens. Lucy was friendly and knowledgeable. This is a wonderful way to get...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Cecelia D
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the food tour in Athens and we just loved it. Our guide was Rena and she took us to lovely places with great foods. Everything was enjoyable: the food, the tour, the group, and especially Rena.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was well designed and organized. I joined this tour the 2nd day I arrived in Athens. This was my first time visiting Greece and I didn't do much research and planning prior to taking off. I came across suggestions and reviews on tripadvisor...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JYYF
A_Gioldasi, Marketing Manager at Athens Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your comment and the time you took to write it! We are glad you enjoyed your tour with Lucy. She is an excellent guide and a lovely person. Yes, you should definitely come hungry!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Georgia Kalimeri took a group of around 20 people, from the same company, on a food tour of Athens. We sampled some fabulous food types over a 4 hour period and learned about Greek food culture, as well as its history and traditions. Georgia was...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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A_Gioldasi, Marketing Manager at Athens Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind comment and the time you took to write it! We are happy you enjoyed your tour with Georgia! We are lucky to work with her since she is very professional and passionate with her job. At the same...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I did the small group culinary walking tour with Lucy K. We had a wonderful experience and saw parts of Athens we wouldn’t have seen and tasted foods we never knew to try. We loved the variety of stops and the passion...More

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A_Gioldasi, Marketing Manager at Athens Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comment! We are happy you enjoyed your tour with Lucy. She is an excellent guide and a great person!

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My 16 year old daughter and I took this tour today and regretted eating even a small breakfast beforehand. There is a LOT of food offered: koulouri, loukoumades, meats and cheeses, fresh fruit, pies and souvlaki. We were so... More
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Response from Tracy M | Reviewed this property |
On our tour, there was a woman with some significant food restrictions. The guide Georgia was pretty good about conferring with the businesses to verify ingredients/etc. That said, several of the stops involved pastry or... More
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