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Athens Culinary Backstreets Walks

4 Platia Omonias, Athens 104 31, Greece
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This was the second Culinary Backstreets tour our family has taken (we did one in Barcelona as... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
roberja
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Richmond, Indiana
A Real Taste of Athens!

Our guide, Constantine, was fabulous. We did the Plaka Walk. In addition to taking us to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
befriedman
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University City, Missouri
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On this walk we will explore the culinary backstreets and secrets of downtown Athens, in search of the soul of this historic yet always vibrant city. We’ll visit an old-school dairy bar and a hidden gem of a loukoumades joint. We’ll sample souvlaki, and a kebab made according to a recipe brought to Athens by refugees from Constantinople. The walk will explore the hidden seafood eateries of the stoa, the arcades that are among downtown Athens’ most unique architectural features. There will be a few sips of homemade spirits, accompanied by an unforgettable bite in the center of the main fishmongers’ market. At once rough and beautiful, ancient and modern, the culinary backstreets of downtown Athens live on and tell the story of this city in a way few other landmarks can.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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4 Platia Omonias, Athens 104 31, Greece
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the second Culinary Backstreets tour our family has taken (we did one in Barcelona as well). They are the best! The guides are experts in their field and the tours are arranged perfectly. The day goes by so fast. If you like a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide, Constantine, was fabulous. We did the Plaka Walk. In addition to taking us to outstanding places to sample real Greek food, he was very knowledgeable about Greece in general, Athens in particular and even Greek history. It is true what others say, you...More

1  Thank befriedman
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our full day walking tour through the streets of downtown Athens we booked through Culinary Backstreets was one of the highlights of our 2 week European vacation! Constantine, our guide, made this a fascinating, enjoyable and tasty day. We walked and ate like locals for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Moveable Sunday Feast was a great and delicious way to get a feel for and taste of the wonderful city of Athens! Constantine was an informed and engaging guide. We ate a lot of "nostimo" dishes at authentic places we never would have found...More

1  Thank C B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An unusual opportunity to walk through one or two Athens neighborhoods with a native who knows the city and its food/restaurants/bakeries well and is open to answering any and all questions. Best on a relatively cool or at least not a hot day; rain would...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great tour! Constantine met us on time and took us to the best spots in Athens to get authentic and tasty food. Because the tour was several hours long, we briefly toured some of the lesser known historical sites. Apart from the food,...More

1  Thank boilerpilot2013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Athens for a few days and was interested in exploring the city and searching for local eats. We booked the "Culinary Secrets of Downtown Athens" - this tour is not only a food tour with many delicious stops, but also a very...More

1  Thank Anne H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely something I recommend doing and suggest you d it earlier in your stay if you can. Our guide was Constantine and he was absolutely amazing. You can tell he has a passion for food, his city and his country and does a...More

1  Thank Joseph E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was a fantastic tour of the Plaka District and the food of Athens. Carolina was a fantastic guide and her knowledge of the history of the city and her food knowledge were beyond. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to...More

1  Thank Tracy R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this day with Constantine and only two other guests! Constantine brought GF bread and cookies for me for the stops where these were appropriate. He shared his love of Athens, Greek cuisine in the context of the country's history, and other up to date...More

2  Thank hawaiibased
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most rewarding area to explore is to the south. Set
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coming into focus in the distance, and you will get a
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Coopjeanne
25 February 2017|
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Response from madeleine805 | Property representative |
Hi! as the others already said, there isn't more than 2-3 blocks at a time. Please note this in your reservation and the walk leader will make sure to accommodate! Hope to have you with us! Culinary Backstreets
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Amanda_in_Miami
16 September 2016|
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Response from LaurenGCalifornia | Reviewed this property |
I think plaka
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Keith H
17 August 2015|
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Response from CulinaryBackstreets | Property representative |
Hi Christine! We can arrange specially timed tours depending on your availability and when you disembark. We do not have transport to and from the ship, but can assist you in getting a taxi. The price is 135euro per person... More
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