Are you looking for an extraordinary culinary experience to tease your senses? Follow our foodie-expert guide on a private night quest to discover Athens’ nightlife, and experience exquisite Athenian fine dining. Enjoy the best after-dusk Athens’ view and sophisticated eateries to devour the finest of authentic Greek cuisine the way locals appreciate it. And our topping to end the night? Wine tasting of indigenous Greek varieties!
What you can expect
Are you a gourmand? Don’t miss the chance to hit the foodie trail with your expert local guide by starting your tour at Syntagma Square, the beating heart of Athens’ nightlife. Admire the illuminated Greek Parliament followed by a scenic walk until you reach your first food stop; a contemporary deli shop with one-of-a-kind products and recipes, where you will indulge in a variety of Greek traditional flavors. Enjoy velvety fava with smoked sygklino ham from Mani, or hand-made pies with pastrami and graviera cheese. Wash down your tastings with traditional raki and learn the proper way to enjoy this beloved Greek spirit. After warming up a bit, follow your guide to encounter the liveliness of Monastiraki Square, where you will learn why it truly reflects all the different historical eras of Greece.
As your tour continues, prepare yourselves to enter a neighborhood of wonders, through a picturesque alley crowned with an assortment of lamps of different shapes, sizes and colors. Welcome to Psirri, the hip and alternative neighborhood of Athens, with sophisticated cafes and small taverns scattered all around its main square. Your second food stop will be at a local meze shop to practice the ritual of meze tasting in Greece; small side dishes like tigania (wine-infused bites of pork in the pan), zucchini fritters and tzatziki sauce, are meant to be shared with open hearts and meaningful conversations.
This culinary & cultural exploration of Greece, would not be complete without wine; follow your foodie guide to a cosy, local wine bar and satisfy your thirst with a wine tasting of 5 different indigenous Greek varieties paired with carefully selected mouthfuls. A unique evening experience which will introduce you to the nightlife, gastronomy, and culture of Greece!
Why book this tour?
- Ideal for couples and groups who want to experience the gastronomy of Greece at night!
- Our expert food guide will lead you to tucked-away eateries and explain everything you need to know about food culture in Greece.
- Devour specialties and fresh food in authentic taverns favored by locals.
- A Greek wine tasting of 5 different indigenous varieties.
- Enjoy idyllic night views and vibrant neighborhoods of Athens and discover secret places that you wouldn’t have found by yourself.
- Available daily as a private tour - please send us an inquiry.
This tour was amazing!
This tour was amazing! Our guides were very nice, friendly, and especially knowledgeable. We learned interesting things about Greek history and culture, customs particularly about food and wine. We especially liked going to restaurants that the locals go to and not just the touristy places.
Visited: December 2017
Highly personalized and insightful foray into Greek Cuisine
Elena, our guide took us (my husband and me) through a lovely night time stroll through the Syntagma, Monastiraki, Plaka and Psirri. She took us to a variety of places from chic cafes to family-run tavernas. We loved just about every dish we sampled and learnt so much about the cuisine, it's influences and the history.
We did the tour on the first day of our 2 week holiday and this set us up so well for the rest of our trip. We knew what to order going forward and were not stuck to eating Sovlaki and Gyros for every meal. Elena gave us helpful suggestions about restaurants to visit in Santorini and Nafplio as well. Thank you GreekingMe and Elena for this wonderful experience.
Visited: October 2017
Fabulous Food Tour
Got to experience the food tour in the night thanks to my friends who gifted it to me and my wife. We had no idea what to expect but by the end of the tour we decided that for all our future trips we will start with a food tour.
Elena was fabulous in taking us through the various options of Greek cuisine and that set the tone for our wonderful two week trip. We had this on the first night in Athens and thanks to Elena's tips we visited a few more restaurants in other places across Greece. On the night we were back in Athens we went back to one of the restaurants (Ergon Deli). We will definitely recommend everyone who visits Greece (especially asians) who are not familiar with authentic Greek cusine to signup with these guys. Thanks for the experience.
Visited: October 2017
A perfect evening of local delicacies...
We had a private night tour for x5 people in Athens. Dimitra met us at Syntagma Square and was very helpful and welcoming right from the start.
She first took us through some history of the square and interesting facts before the first stop. The first stop wasn't far away and WOW the food was amazing... just what we were looking for, some local delicacies that we wouldn't have known to try, we even got to try some local spirit that is made up from the unused parts of wine grapes, it was delicious! (I can’t remember what it’s called though Sorry!)
There were two other amazing stops…there was a lot of historical information provided as we walked between stops and all questions answered, we definitely didn’t need to eat dinner after the tour, it provided more than enough food. I don’t want to give away all their secrets, because if your 50/50 on doing this tour, I highly recommend that you GO FOR IT! It really was excellent and worth every euro! Dimitra was a fantastic host, it was more like having an extra friend for a couple of hours than a tour guide. We dealt with Nikos for the booking and some of the finer details of the booking, this was all through email and he was excellent, replies quickly and can answer any questions you may have beforehand.
Visited: September 2017
A great foodie night in Athens!
I booked a private Athens by Night Food Tour & Wine Tasting tour with my wife. Our guide Marina was lovely, knowledgeable and so much fun! She showed us around neighborhoods we wouldn't have found on our own, told us stories and personal anecdotes of places and history of Athens. The food we got to taste was excellent and eclectic. We thoroughly enjoyed our night, highly recommended!
Visited: August 2017