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Athens Small-Group Food Tour

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Walk along the historic streets of Athens while indulging in traditional Greek cuisine. This tour allows you to savor a wide variety of local delicacies, ranging from the crunchy filo layered pie called 'bougatsa' to the mouthwatering fried doughnut balls drenched in honey called 'loukoumades', rusks, olives, fresh veggies and the traditional gyros.You’ll also discover Greek herbs and spices at the Varvakeios food market. Numbers are limited to 16 people on this small-group walking tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.
  • 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
What to Expect
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Plateia Korai, Athina, Greece
Departure Time
9:30 AM
3h 30m
Return Details
Psyri, Athens, Greece
  • Food specialist local guide
  • Food and beverages sampling
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
  • Lunch or Dinner
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Rena is awesome, loved having her as our guide! She shared some very helpful history Of Greek food and allowed us some great sightseeing opportunities!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing tour. Our guide, Rena, was wonderful, and she took us to so many delicious spots. She showed us beautiful markets and explained the foods and Greek culture in a way that made it fun and interesting. One important tip - come...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a brilliant way to spend some time! I have never done a walking tour before, but as my husband was at a conference I thought it would be a good way to see Athens, and I wouldn't get lost! Our guide, Sophia, met us...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank KathrynBall
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sophia you are a dream. She knew all of our names. I so enjoyed her tour and we all had the most fantastic time touring around Athens. Always a lady, she made things fun, informative, and very exciting. The distillary is still one of my...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank stephanie b
A_Gioldasi, Marketing Manager at Athens Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely comment! We are glad that you had such a wonderful time in your tour with Sophia, she is a gem!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun tour but it was extremely difficult to hear anything our guide was saying just due to the big group, confined spaces & loud streets. It would’ve been a lot nicer if there were headsets or smaller groups. I did enjoy exploring...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Marie H
A_Gioldasi, Marketing Manager at Athens Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comment. We are happy you had fun in your tour with Sophia, she is great! Since there is walking involved in this tour, 3 out of 8 stops are sitting stops, meaning that you get your time to relax, use the...More

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October 15, 2019|
Response from OnAir494340 | Reviewed this property |
I dont know where your hotels are. I do know that Athens was very walkable where we were staying and that the trains are easy to take places. The beginning of the tour was in a very accessible place to a train station. I... More
September 29, 2019|
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Response from P A | Reviewed this property |
...unless the toddler is in a stroller. I would say it is stroller-friendly, but suggest you check also with the tour company.
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