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.
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.
Foodie Tour is a Must Experience
My wife and I went on the Foodie tour on our honeymoon in July '17 with Elena. Elena was incredibly nice and provided great insight to the city and the food we were enjoying. This was our favorite tour of all the trips we did in Europe. Our only suggestion is to skip breakfast before you do this tour. We were stuffed by the halfway point, but somehow managed to eat all the delicious food Elena showed us. Elena also followed up with us after the tour giving us a recap of what we ate and did, recommendations for places to eat for our remaining time in Athens (and Greece overall) and also gave us recipes to make some of the food we tried.
Visited: July 2017
Best food tour guide ever!
We couldn't have expected so much fun and history to be mixed in to a food tour with such great English! It seemed we were getting the insider's version and true local culinary specialties, and it just kept coming. Dimitra is an amazing guide, and the walk around less touristy streets had enough tastings and aromatic stops to make us forget time (but not place) and a memorable milestone in our honeymoon.
Visited: July 2017
Athens tour for Foodies was a great experience
Elena was a fabulous guide. She is very personable and very knowledgeable. There is nothing about Greek food culture she doesn't know. She obviously loves Greek food, and it shows in her enthusiasm and knowledge. She knows the origins, history, culture, preparation... everything!
We thoroughly enjoyed our four hour trip and left absolutely stuffed and satisfied. I would recommend this food tour to anybody who is looking to have a fun and tasty experience in Athens, as well as to see many sights and out-of-the-way (but delicious) food stops.
Elena was right on time where she said with a big sign with our name on it, and everything went smoothly. By the way, this is an excellent value for the money.
Visited: July 2017
We started the tour with the "koulouri bread" and ended with "Greek Coffee",
Now if we were in Istanbul, which is where we live,
We should have started with "simit" and ended up with "Turkish Coffee",
This is how close our food is but not the same...
In this tour we had a good chance to compare the differences between what Athenians and Istanbulians eat. Elena, our tour guide, knew all the details about the food, the ingredients, how it is produced or made, the traditions and its history.
This is one of the best tours that one can attend to learn the culture of of Greek people but essipecially Athenians.
Visited: July 2017
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