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Athina, Greece
Athens Small-Group Food Tour

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Sample Greece’s tastiest dishes on this food and walking tour through Athens. Led by a local guide, stroll through the city’s historic streets, tasting ‘bougatsa’ (a sweet or savory pastry), ‘loukoumades’ (Greek honey dumplings), olives and other Greek specialties. Then, take a trip to the Varvakeios market to peruse regional spices and herbs. To keep this small-group tour as intimate as possible, numbers are limited to 14 people.
  • Food walking tour of Athens
  • Taste savory Greek delicacies including the ever-popular sesame koulouri
  • Learn the heritage of Greek cuisine
  • Experience the vibrant Varvakeios food market
  • Visit various specialty food shops in Athens offering an array of fruit, spices and meats
  • Small group limited to 14 people for a more personalized experience
  • Fully guided tour with local English-speaking guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Great for foodies! Sample popular and lesser-known Greek delicacies and visit a bustling local market where you can stock up on the spices that locals use.
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Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
Lunch or Dinner

Departure Point

Plateia Korai, Athina, Greece

MEETING TIME: 9:15 am START TIME: 9:30 am DURATION: 3 hours & 30 minutes MEETING POINT: The meeting point is Outside Panepistimio metro station at Korai pedestrian walkway in front of the Starbucks cafe. If you use the metro to come follow the “Korai” exit signs. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of your tour. Your Athens Walking Tours guide, holding the orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign will be waiting for you.

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Psyri, Athens, Greece
Meet your guide in central Athens, right below the iconic Acropolis, to begin your tour. Take off into the streets with your small group, making stops at sweet-smelling bakeries, spice merchants, restaurants, dairies, delicatessens and pie shops. Get a true taste of Greek culinary culture, sampling all sorts of specialty snacks and dishes as you go, including the beloved koulouri, a tasty bread with sesame seeds.

Learn about Greece's unique culinary heritage while you explore, and hear why the Mediterranean diet has become today's model of healthy living. Follow your guide inside small, hidden specialty shops and meet the locals behind them.

Afterward, make a stop at the bustling Varvakeios food market. Browse the colorful stalls filled with fruit, seafood, meat and local spices.

After all the sampling and sightseeing, your tour will conclude in the neighborhood of Plaka.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Monastiraki
Athens, Greece
Pass By:  
Psirri
Athens, Greece
Pass By:  
Evripidou
Pass By:  
Aiolou
Pass By:  
Varvakios Central Municipal Market
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Dress according to weather
  • Comfortable walking shoes, sun-screen and a hat are recommended
  • Inform us of any food allergies
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Athens Walking Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Athens Small-Group Food Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Athens Small-Group Food Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Athens Small-Group Food Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Athens Small-Group Food Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Athens Small-Group Food Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Athens Small-Group Food Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Athens Small-Group Food Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Athens Small-Group Food Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Don't make the mistake I did and have breakfast before the tour." See review
  • "Taking a food tour is one of the best ways to experience a city culture and feel the vibes." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Lucinda was very nice and...
Bruce_M
, Oct 2021
Lucinda was very nice and obviously very knowledgeable of how Athenians eat. Interesting tour. Highly recommend.
star-5
Wonderful tour !
Brian_C
, Sep 2021
Georgina is a wonderful host! So full of energy and information. We have been on numerous food tours and this one rankest amongst the best! Plenty of variety in Greek food and it was all delicious.
star-5
Great Tour !
Janet_P
, Sep 2021
We loved our tour with our guide Rena Koumparouli. She took us to many spots to taste the local food and gave us a lot of information regarding local and food customs and cuisine. The central market was interesting, we loved the liquour tasting, the local produce, the loukoumades, and of course the souvlaki! The pace of the tour was just right and we really felt the vibe of the Athens food scene. Recommend highly!!!
star-5
Awesome food tour
Dianna_S
, Sep 2021
Loukia was an amazing guide and showed us some incredible local food purveyors that tourists may not seek out themselves.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Athens visited
George_D
, Aug 2021
Great guide-our group of 6 wanted to take her home with. Learned so much and a had a blast doing it. Know much now about Greek food and culture.
star-5
Great Experience!
Steven_R
, Aug 2021
The reviews do not lie. A great way to explore modern Athens through food. Klea was an extraordinary guide. Knowledgeable funny snd friendly this tour was unrushed and personal despite including 13 people. Klea quick to give restaurant Reccomendations for Athens and even for our next stop I’m Thira. A nice but not overwhelming amount of food. You definitely can skip lunch! Highly recommend.
star-5
Best tour ever!
Jennifer_W
, Aug 2021
This tour was the best tour I have ever been on! Our guide Georgia was INCREDIBLE! Her enthusiasm and passion for Greek culture and food was unlike any I've ever experienced. The food and drinks we sampled were awesome and we hit all the places that you wouldn't otherwise go to on your own. She even took us to a really cool street with some amazing graffiti. You HAVE to go on this tour if you're looking for a one of a kind, immersive experience! I wish I could go on every tour in every country with Georgia!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
WOW what a great review! Thank you so much for your feedback! Georgia is incredible and she always makes sure our guests have a one-of-a-kind experience. Hope to see you on one of our tours soon!
star-5
So worth it
Rebekah_u
, Aug 2021
We loved this tour!! We mainly did it, in the hopes of going outside the touristy areas and into restaurants we wouldn’t have usual gone into, and that’s exactly how it was! Our small group was really great and fun. Our tour guide, Klea was just so awesome and we loved that not only was she so friendly and great to talk to, she was very knowledgeable in all the history behind the food. Would absolutely recommend!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are happy when we receive reviews like yours because we feel that our team effort really paid off. Klea is indeed wonderful!
star-5
Great Walk and Tastes of Athens
Kristi_M
, Aug 2021
This was our second time going on a food tour with Georgia (the first time was in 2018--just my husband and me, while this time, 2021, also included our parents and my aunt). Even with COVID restrictions in place, this tour remained fantastic. Such a great way to see the city and learn about individual neighborhoods, and the beaming, knowledgable Georgia is always a joy to listen to. Highlights included the various phyllo pies and the stop in the little sausage shop inside the market.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
We are always so happy to have guests return to our tours after a few years!!! Thank you Kristi for this wonderful review and for sharing your experience with others! We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed it once again! Till we meet again. take care!
star-5
Klea created best experience in Athens for us, end up getting a friend not just another tour guide
Tin_n_Lin
, Jul 2021
We got best value for this tour largely due to Klea. The tour is worth taking, and we were very full at the end of the tour. Two things to keep in mind; 1) walk, walk and walk; easy walking but a lot of walking, 2) we sample a lot of Ouzo, so prepare to have a lot of alcohol. Ms. Klea Roditi met us at the meeting point. She was friendly, patient and communicate very well. She tried to make sure all our questions are answers properly with humor. She gave us city over view, brief history and Greek food in general. She then went into detail of each food we sample. She took time explain to us different food while walking through market. She made this tour so much fun. The tour itself is good. The stop included variety of food including raw meat to desert. We love out stop at oldest Ouzo shop in the city where we were able to sample more than 10 different type of Ouzo. We also enjoyed sweet shops, where we enjoyed those desert like snacks. All the shops we visited had welcoming and relaxing environment. There were no sense of urgency or rush. We highly recommend this tour, especially Klea who deserve all the credit for this tour to be the best experience we had in our visit.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are truly grateful for your feedback and Klea was thrilled with your comments.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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