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Athens Small-Group Food Tour

  • 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
Athens Small-Group Food Tour
From US$57,90
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Athens Small-Group Food Tour
From US$57,85

Taste traditional Greek dishes and learn their origins on this small group, 3-hour 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 Plaka, where you can explore on your own using your guide’s recommendations.

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1 - 5 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago
Totally agree: "Georgia is the Best"

Georgia made the tour exceptional. She was the personality that gave Athens a friendly face. She was entertaining and interested in us as visitors. We had good conversations about university, work, and travel over the olive spreads, dakos, and other treats she introduced us to....More

Thank Erik E
Reviewed 6 days ago
Fabulous Food Tour

The small group walking tour took us through many little neighborhoods that I would have missed as a tourist. Wonderful guide who really knew the local area (It's been a few weeks so I've forgotten her name, unfortunately!) And so much food - sometimes just...More

Thank Essie16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Georgia is the Best

Took the foodie Tour with this lovely young lady. It was a fun three hours and I must say that it was Georgia that made it wonderful. She was a sweetheart with a smile that could melt your heart. She made every stop an adventure....More

Thank Latta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Custard Pie. Food of the Gods.

We’ve just completed this tour with Lucy our guide. We had a terrific time, it was great to learn about and taste the local delicacies, there were also a couple of eateries visited that we will be returning to very soon. I was a bit...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Highly recommend this tour

Just completed the food tour with Lucy as our guide. We had a wonderful time. Lucy is very knowledgeable about the mediterrean cuisine, the different foods and their origins. She took plenty of time explaining the subtle differences of the flavors, allowed us plenty of...More

Thank jtsiegel
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Pauline N
13 June 2018|
Response from Dean92802 | Reviewed this property |
This is a daytime tour.
30 May 2018|
Response from Mike C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, my 8 year old really got into it. We played a game of rating everything we tasted out of 10 so it worked for us. It probably depends how adventurous with food your kids are though. There is not much walking so it’s not... More
5 May 2018|
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Response from dammonber | Reviewed this property |
Greek cuisines are heavy on flour. I guess you can ask for a private gluten free tour, but I have no idea if they can or can't do it