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Athens Small-Group Food Tour
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Athens Small-Group Food Tour

By Athens Walking Tours
Recommended by 98% of travelers
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Taste traditional Greek dishes and learn their origins on this small group Athens food and walking tour. Visit local shops, and get a more intimate look at the Varvakeios market than you would if you explored on your own. With each bite of loukoumades (honey dumplings), bougatsa (sweet or savory pastry), olives, and other Greek specialties, you get first-hand insight into Greek culture.
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$54.18
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Ages 0-99, max of 24 per group
Duration:
3h 30m
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Learn about Greek culture and culinary history through traditional food
  • Guide's commentary sheds light on how food shapes Greek identity
  • Small group of just 14 people allows time to ask questions
  • Come hungry as included samples let you learn through taste
  • Visit hidden food stands and restaurants you might not find on your own

  • Food specialist local guide
  • Food and beverages sampling
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
What's not included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
  • Lunch or Dinner

Make your way to a central meeting point, below the Acropolis, to meet your guide and small group of no more than 14. Head into the surrounding neighborhoods on foot to experience local culture through culinary traditions. Listen as your guide offers an orientation to the area and Greek cooking. Stop at specialty shops you might never find without your guide. You’ll sample traditional foods such as koulouri (bread made with sesame seeds); loukoumades (Greek honey dumplings); bougatsa (a sweet or savory pastry); and olives. Duck inside restaurants, dairies, delicatessens, and spice merchants. Learn more about Greek food and culture with each bite, asking questions of your guide and talking to shop owners. The tour’s last stop is bustling Varvakeios market, filled with stalls selling spices, meat, seafood, and fruit; it’s where neighborhood residents shop. Your tour ends in Psyri, where you can explore on your own using your guide’s recommendations.

Departure details
  • 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.
Return details
  • Psyri, Athens, Greece

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2906ATHFOOD

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress according to weather
  • Comfortable walking shoes, sun-screen and a hat are recommended
  • Inform us of any food allergies
  • The Covid19 Measures set by the Greek Government frequently change. Thus, it is advisable to check local restrictions applicable to indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Athens Small-Group Food Tour
  • The Covid19 Measures set by the Greek Government frequently change. Thus, it is advisable to check local restrictions applicable to indoor and outdoor activities.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Athens Small-Group Food Tour?
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How much is Athens Small-Group Food Tour?
Athens Small-Group Food Tour price starts from $58.34. Discover and book Athens Small-Group Food Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Athens Small-Group Food Tour cancellation policy?
Athens Small-Group Food Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Athens Small-Group Food Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Athens Small-Group Food Tour?
Athens Small-Group Food Tour is hosted by Athens Walking Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Athens Walking Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Athens Small-Group Food Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2906ATHFOOD

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Plateia Korai
    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.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Monastiraki
    Psirri
    Evripidou
    Aiolou
    Central Municipal Athens Market
  • You'll end at
    Psyri
    Psyri, Athens, Greece
    See address & details
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About the operator

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Daydream556425
Daydream556425
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Highly recommend.
Fantastic tour guide. Just enough time and many stops along the way for information and a rest from the incline. He
taneeshs2022
taneeshs2022
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Fantastic Tour of the Acropolis and Museum
My husband and I really enjoyed our guided tour with our guide Eli. We learned a lot about the Acropolis and Greek
letsgo614
letsgo614
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Acropolis Tour
This tour was a great informative, quick tour of the Acropolis. It was well organized with check in & meeting point
Traveler761313
Traveler761313
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Excellent! The guide brought the tour and the mythology to life.
Our tour guide started by giving us Athen’s history even before we made it up to the Parthenon. She was excellent,
Carl W
Carl W
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Tour guide was thorough. Tour ran 5+ hours for Acropolis and Museum. Not enough time at the top.
Overall the tour was interesting and our tour guide Annie was great. The tour ran longer than we expected and what
544chuckp
544chuckp
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Acropolis tour
Well organized, friendly checking. Our tour guide Vicki knew the answer to every question that anyone in the group
G2982YVanns
G2982YVanns
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Excellent
Our guide Georgia was fantastic. She shared so many useful and interesting facts! We really enjoyed the tour and w
D4860KGjudithh
D4860KGjudithh
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Great experience!
We had a great experience with the cooking class with Sophia. We learned making traditional Greek food and some new
agnessC1468XZ
agnessC1468XZ
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Great!
Our tour of Acropolis and the museum tour were excellent because our guide, Kate, is so knowledgeable concerning hi
bayjaws
bayjaws
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Great times on the Acropolis!
Kassia was very patient, attentive and well informed. We all learned something in a fun and easy way! I would defin
zuzanah688
zuzanah688
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Great hands on Greek food experience
Great hands on experience making six different dishes of the Greek cuisine. We really enjoyed it. The host was supe
Penadris
Penadris
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A small tour around the Acropolis
Our guide gave us a good tour of Plaka with some explanation about some of the monuments that were there, before go
AshleighF109
AshleighF109
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Incredible cooking class with Sophia
Amazing cooking class with Sophia. We did this as part of our honeymoon and had the best time. The food we cooked w
Taryn B
Taryn B
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Amazing experience
Great experience, dynamic hostess with oodles of personality. Made generous portions of delicious food and we will
terraderco
terraderco
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Informative, interesting, and enjoyable!
Great experience with wonderful guide--knowledgeable, interesting, and helpful. Excellent insider information and a
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Amit A
1 contribution
We had a wonderful time on the tour with our guide, Klea. The food was delicious and we got to try a wide and diverse array of traditional dishes. Each place we visited was unique. Furthermore, we learned a lot about the history of the Greek cuisine and Greece in general. Klea was very knowledgeable about the culinary traditions and had the answer for every question we asked. We enjoyed the tour immensely and we highly recommend it for anyone visiting Athens.
Our visit took place in February (off-season) so we were worried we'd be the only ones to sign up and the tour would be cancelled. To our surprise, the tour started as planned and for all intents and purposes it was a private tour just for us. Klea even adjusted the tour to our preferences and personal tastes.
Klea went above and beyond to show us true Greek hospitality. She introduced us to hidden gems around the city, places which tourists would never notice on their own. Also, she helped us plan the rest of our stay in Greece, gave us suggestions and shared her own experiences as a Greek citizen.
Written February 9, 2022
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Sophia_AWT
Dear guest, we greatly appreciate the wonderful review you took the time to write for us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour and found your guide so accommodating and informative. Klea will be thrilled by all this appreciation. Your feedback gives us the strength we need to continue to walk that extra mile and exceed your expectations. We really hope to see you again and be once more of excellent service. Stay safe and keep on traveling!
Written February 15, 2022
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Alexa
10 contributions
We decided to book the private day tour and are SO glad we did!!!

Some background on me. I am a vegetarian and my fiancé eats meat. Our guide was amazing finding us both options and showing us some great restaurants and off the beaten path ones to truly give us a taste of the city!

Beware: COME HUNGRY! You will eat a lot so be prepared!!! Highly recommend for anyone trying to get a feel of the city and experience in a difference way.
Written August 22, 2022
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Sophia D
Thank you so much for your enthusiastic feedback! We’re elated to hear that you were satisfied with your experience and that we were able to assist you with your dietary preferences! Please visit us again soon, and have a wonderful day!
Written September 7, 2022
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Amanda Frost
Sheffield, UK24 contributions
Wow best food tour we have been on. Evelina was fantastic and so passionate about her work and her city. She was just delightful so warm and friendly we felt very much as ease and in safe hands. We had masses of food, learnt about the history behind the food and were completely stuffed afterwards so don’t eat before you go!
Written September 21, 2022
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Kathy C
Chesterfield, UK1 contribution
Four of us spent a wonderful morning on this tour with the delightful Sophia. We learnt so much about Greek food and customs and visited locations we would never have found on our own. We visited a wide variety of shops and areas, a bakery, the meat and fish market, the fruit markets, a herb and spice store, a liqueur store, a couple of restaurants and a small cafe where we saw sweet and savoury pies being hand made before we sampled them. Whilst the portions are not huge there are plenty of stops with loads of different foods to taste and I'm sure anyone will find the variety of foods on offer more than sufficient. No one will be disappointed!

Sophia is extremely knowledgeable and so friendly, she obviously loves her city, and really made the tour special. There were about 14 of us on the tour of varying nationalities. She made everyone feel very welcome and remembered the names of all us within a couple of minutes, We didnt feel rushed at any point, and we thoroughly enjoyed our morning. One of the highlights of our stay in Athens. Cannot recommend highly enough.

One more thing, you will NOT need to eat breakfast, there are lots of stops and lots of foods to try. We were totally stuffed by the time we finished!

Go try it and enjoy :)
Written June 29, 2022
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Sophia_AWT
Dear Kathy, it is not every day that we receive such detailed and thoughtful feedback. You’ve left a big smile on the faces of our whole team, Sophia's too, with your heart-warming comments. It means a lot to us that you took the time to share your lovely thoughts. We are grateful we had the opportunity to host you, and definitely hope to see you again! Have an amazing day!
Written July 1, 2022
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MichaE
Straßlach5 contributions
We had a super interesting street art & food tour with Georgia. In a good mood and fully engaged, she gave us great insights into the artists' quarter - accompanied by Greek delicacies.
An absolute recommendation off the beaten tourist path.
Written November 15, 2021
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Sophia_AWT
'Super interesting' sounds great, dear guest; we are more than glad that another satisfied-guest mission was accomplished! Thank you enormously for the recommendation and your kind words! We hope to see you again in beautiful Athens! Keep traveling and stay safe!
Written December 21, 2021
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AB
1 contribution
Rena was an excellent tour guide! She had great energy and shared interesting information about the food and culture of Greece. I've been on two other food tours in other countries and they're my new favorite go-to way to see the city, meet a local to ask questions and get tips, and to learn about the culture through it's food and drink. Highly recommend!
Written May 17, 2022
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Sophia_AWT
It's always amazing and highly rewarding to hear that we’ve been successful in providing our guests with the best possible experience; Rena will love your warm feedback! Thank you for giving us the chance to host you, and hope to see you again soon in vibrant Athens!
Written June 7, 2022
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Marie L
1 contribution
Friends
We’d never done a food tour before and after this, we want to do one in every city we visit, though don’t think anyone will ever live up to our tour guide, Georgia. She was so bubbly, knowledgeable and truly knew all of the locals we passed by. It felt like we were hanging out with the mayor of Athens! We got to try so many amazing foods and liquors and she also gave us lots of great recommendations for the rest of our trip. Thanks for a wonderful tour, Georgia!!!
Written April 19, 2022
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Sophia_AWT
And thank you, dear Guest for such lovely and amazing feedback! Georgia (aka future mayor of Athens) will be delighted with all your wonderful comments about her! You truly made our day with your enthusiastic review; we are absolutely thrilled! Please do join us again soon! We will be more than happy to welcome you again! Have a beautiful day, and stay safe!
Written May 3, 2022
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J K
Sioux Falls, SD17 contributions
Couples
This was a fun trip and very reasonable in price for what you get from it. Our guide Christi was great! She was fun, knowledgeable and very friendly. This was a great opportunity to get introduced to some of the more traditional parts of the city as well as more of the traditional food.
Written September 9, 2022
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Rishi P
Willesden, UK84 contributions
Solo
I joined the Athens Small-Group Food Tour this morning, and it was absolutely fantastic. We were a group of a 7, and our guide Georgia was brilliant. She was so good at individually looking after us, for example at our final stop she sat with each of us to give us recommendations for our time in Athens. She’s a real asset to this tour company!

The places we visited were so unique, with my favourite definitely being the lamb patty shop we visited in the fish market. It was so unexpected given the location, and absolutely delicious.

I’d highly recommend taking this food tour in Athens. It was my first food tour, and it’s just such a good way to see a city as food is such a huge part of a place’s culture. Thanks for a brilliant morning Georgia!
Written November 20, 2021
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Lee F
1 contribution
Sophia was our guide. We did a Food Tour of the hipster Gazi neighborhood. It was only our group of four, so we were able to talk freely with Sophia. She took us to a Greek bakery for a taste of three bougatsas, a souvlaki restaurant, a covered patio for wine and cheese and another patio for Greek salad, Greek raki and another Greek spirit. We all had a great time learning about a new Greek neighborhood, some new Greek foods and getting to know Sophia.
Written May 6, 2022
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Sophia_AWT
We are super glad you enjoyed your food tour, dear guest! We greatly appreciate your feedback and your lovely details! Please join us again soon; we'll be more than happy to host you! Have a great day!
Written May 31, 2022
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