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Athens For Foodies

The ultimate Athens Food Tour

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Details

Duration
4 hours
Group Size
Small-Group or Private Tour
Languages
English
Availability
Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 10am - Daily as Private Tour

Short Description

What better way to explore Athens than eating your way through it? As you will get personal attention from your knowledgeable guide, you will be introduced to the history of Greek gastronomy and discover beautiful neighborhoods & off the beaten path food shops.

With an in-the-know foodie guide, you’ll enjoy 15 (!) tastings of the Greek cuisine as you walk through the non-touristic neighborhoods of Athens, to meet vendors and learn about secret Greek recipes. From traditional pies to cold cuts to stuffed tomatoes to loukoumades, your taste buds will be tingling the entire time.
Big tip: come hungry.

For more flexibility on times/dates, please send us an inquiry via the "Inquiry" tab.

What you can expect

Starting from Syntagma Square, where the heart of Athens is beating, you will enjoy a taste of Greece you won't soon forget. After meeting your experienced, food-loving guide, set off on your exploration that will introduce you to the local culinary scene. In this 4-hour experience your foodie expert guide will share with you insights about the enduring history of Greek food and the local culture. Starting your day with a traditional stuffed phyllo pie from a family-run place since the 20’s, you will be lead to hidden culinary gems inside the city that only locals know about. We will visit many different food and pastry shops, off the beaten path taverns & traditional restaurants but also explore the Athens Central Market, the center of Athens commercial life.

Traveling with an expert local means nothing will get past you. You'll learn why food is a special element of Greek culture; the different fresh and pure ingredients that the Greek land provides us with during all seasons; how different spices have different uses and what makes Greek cuisine so special. Featuring 15 delicious tastings like dolmades, pastourma, feta cheese and Greek rice pudding, you'll get to escape the crowds and taste the best of what Athens has to offer.

Unlike many Athens food tours, you won't just be sampling mouthfuls. "Athens for foodies" is a 4-hour Greek Gastronomy Tour where you will taste traditional Greek recipes such as stuffed tomatoes, moussaka, mageiritsa (what a strange name for a traditional Greek recipe!), soutzoukakia (Greek Smyrna meatballs), the dessert of the winners of the ancient Olympic Games and more.

We warn you not to eat breakfast & guarantee there will be no room for lunch!


Why book that tour?

  • Enjoy the best of Greek food at venues you might not have found on your own. Your knowledgeable foodie guide will entertain you with stories on the history of Greek cuisine, along with providing insight on the various restaurants, taverns and specialty eateries.
  • Taste more than 15 different Greek foods and join an unforgettable gastronomical experience.
  • Chow down on the best of Greek cuisine with visits to authentic eateries.
  • Traveling in small groups or private, you'll enjoy personal attention from your guide.
  • Explore the most lively part of the city; the Central Market of Athens
  • Available daily as a private tour - please send us an inquiry.

Tour Reviews


Excellent Athens food tour
Excellent Athens food tour

Elena our guide is a historian and languages expert and also really knew her stuff about food! An amazing tour filled with delicious traditional Greek food, different things to the usual moussaka and slouvaki that you can get anywhere. We loved it.

Visited: June 2017

Amazing opportunity to eat our way around Athens
Amazing opportunity to eat our way around Athens "off the beaten track"

We did a private tour with our fantastic guide, Eleni. Eleni was the perfect host and was full of useful information about Athens and its history, food, and culture. Unlike a typical food tour, this tour took us to all of the places where locals go. We got to taste amazing authentic food from locally owned establishments that we never would have found on our own.

I would highly recommend taking a tour with Greeking.me. It was more affordable and far more interesting than most food tours I have done.

Visited: June 2017

Awesome food tour
Awesome food tour

We did a private food tour of Athens and could not be more pleased! Eleni was our guide and she was warm, friendly, and so knowledgeable! We immediately felt like we had known her forever!

We met in Syntagma Square and went to two fantastic restaurants and finished the evening in a little hole-in-the-wall wine bar. We got to eat real, authentic, local food from places we probably wouldn't have known otherwise. Home-cooking on little side streets, tucked into corners you would've missed without a guide.

We tried about 10-12 different dishes and 3 different wines along with a huge (and tasty) local cheese tray. I have food allergies, so I was glad we were able to pass that information along ahead of time, so that I could avoid any issues. Eleni even gave us tips on other places to visit and the best place to get loukumades in Athens.
Booking a private food tour with Greeking.me is definitely worth the money spent and made us have a deeper appreciation for the city, culture, history, and cuisine!

Visited: June 2017

Athens for foodies tour - What an experience!
Athens for foodies tour - What an experience!

We had the most amazing day on our Foodie tour. Visiting a part of Athens that your don't normally see, and experiencing some of the most established family owned locations. We tried so many wonderful Greek treats and unusual foods that you don't find everyday in the usual Greek restaurants or taverns. We were amazed by the marketplace and all the shops that specialized in things such as spices, coffees, meats, liquors, and many other specialties . The tour guides not only knew their stuff about food, but we had a very informative educational tour on ancient Greece and the history of Athens. We were a small group of 6 and were able to listen and ask questions easily. I highly recommend this company as they know how to make you feel welcome and know what a tourist is looking for. Something Special!

Visited: May 2017

Amazing opportunity to eat our way around Athens
Amazing opportunity to eat our way around Athens "off the beaten track"

We did a private tour with our fantastic guide, Eleni. Eleni was the perfect host and was full of useful information about Athens and its history, food, and culture. Unlike a typical food tour, this tour took us to all of the places where locals go. We got to taste amazing authentic food from locally owned establishments that we never would have found on our own. I would highly recommend taking a tour with Greeking.me. It was more affordable and far more interesting than most food tours I have done.

Visited: May 2017