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Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens
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Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens

By Athens Walks Tour Company
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Getting to know Athens’ cuisine alone is difficult, unless you’re already familiar with the city and its gastronomy. With this private tour, a guide shows you around top food spots for an introduction to local gourmet delicacies. Visit Athens’ central market and sample cheese, wine and coffee—you’ll uncover the city’s culinary heritage with the benefit of a guide to yourself. The tour includes tastings and offers a choice of departures.
from
$67.75
per adult (price varies by group size)
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$67.75
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Duration:
4h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Get to grips with Athens’ cuisine on a private half-day food walking tour
  • Taste goodies such as koulouria (sesame bread) and loukoumades (mini-donuts)
  • Visit the central market, and try cheese, coffee, wines, honey, and more
  • Private tour with a guide focused on you alone

  • Food and drink
  • Local food leader
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Book your preferred departure time and greet your guide in Monastiraki Square. Then, hit the buzzing streets to learn about some of the Greek capital's specialities. Call at an old cafe to try koulouria, a sesame-sprinkled bread that’s popular at breakfast. Visit a pastry shop for a custard-filled filo delight and loukoumades—small honey-and-nut-drenched donuts—and then head for a bakery and cheese shop to sample a pie and local cheese. Next is Athens' central meat and fish market, Varvakios Agora, to browse the colorful stands. Savor home-produced Greek coffee and visit hidden delis to try fruit, olives, ham, and other produce. Stop at a souvenir shop and taste Greek yogurt, wine, aromatized vinegar, organic olive oil, and honey—perhaps buying some take-home gifts—and stroll Evripidou Street to relish the aromas of its herb and spice shops. After one last tasting, your tour finishes at the starting point.

Departure details
  • Pl. Monastirakiou 6, Athina 105 55, Greece Monastiraki square in front of the little church on the square
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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: 5776GOURMET

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Animals or pets allowed
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please make sure you will not eat anything in advance cause the amount of food is plenty.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • You need to be fully vacinnated and have vaccination certificate to be able to attend the tour
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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: 5776GOURMET

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Pl. Monastirakiou 6
    Pl. Monastirakiou 6, Athina 105 55, Greece
    Monastiraki square in front of the little church on the square
    See address & details
  • 1
    Monastiraki
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Aiolou
  • 2
    Psirri
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    Evripidou
    Athens Walks Tour Company
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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Kelly E
Kelly E
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History
Costas was an amazing and passionate guide. Very knowledgeable and informative. We would recommend him anytime!
susan d
susan d
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Best cooking class ever!
This was amazing! The cooking instructor was so clear and fun. We enjoyed a wonderful meal at the end. Highly re
MagicKali
MagicKali
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Informative
Very good. Super informative while you are walking amongst the ruins. Even better was that this tour company kept t
Bryson M
Bryson M
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Excellent experience
We had a fantastic time. Our guide was so knowledgeable and went above and beyond with the history. He also was ver
Love6793
Love6793
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Greek cooking lesson
Great experience,Chef was excellent we had time to participate lots of tips .I recommend the course to appreciate t
Lisadjones
Lisadjones
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Wonderful and memorable experience
Wonderful experience! So glad we booked this during our trip to Athens. Maria was our guide and she was friendly, k
sarahm09102
sarahm09102
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Kimon was the best!
Kimon was the best! He is super knowledge and has a great personality for being a tour guide. He knows the area and
Melita B
Melita B
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So glad we chose Athens Walks and this tour!
Artemis was a great guide! We were engaged during the entire tour, perfect combination of history, facts and storie
642aubreem
642aubreem
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Very knowledgeable guide!
Anastasia was amazing! So glad we did a guided tour! We did an early morning tour in late September. It still gets
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V9680JYkristens
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Delicious dinner with a view
This class was so much fun and the food was delicious! We enjoyed the chef, the food, the view and the company of t
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Kpaultexas
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Cooking Class Experience
The whole experience was delightful. Chef has a perfect personality for instruction. He is very knowledgeable and e
dylanj997
dylanj997
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Delicious food and super fun evening
We had a fantastic time at this cooking class! We learned a lot about Greek food and some new cooking techniques in
Jez7o
Jez7o
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Anyone can buy tickets to the acropolis, but this tour gives you the FULL experience
Highly recommend this tour! Our tour guide, Stellos, was so knowledgeable and friendly. He made sure to stop every
outdr1
outdr1
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The Amazing tour of the Acropolis
Ionna was a wonderful guide! She added to the history and beauty of the Acropolis and did an incredible job of tell
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Just perfect!
Kosta was our guide and he was great! Everything was on time, not rushed, and he was extremely knowledgeable. We le
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Dave B
Burbage, UK53 contributions
Panos our guide was excellent having a great knowledge and passion for local food and drink. We enjoyed the small group of ranging nationalities and age range.
A good variety of local food and drink establishments were visited during our 4 hour tour which represented good value for money with introduction to a diverse Greek cuisine.
Highly recommend this tour and suggest booking it at the start of your vacation as the navigation around the city was also very helpful. Yamas!!
Written May 10, 2022
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Amy W
4 contributions
Family
Anabella was an amazing guide. She took us to many amazing places to try a wide variety of foods and was knowledgeable about the food, the restaurant and the food origin and history. Along the way she pointed out interesting sights, artwork, history and facts about local life in Athens. I would recommend doing this tour as early as possible during your trip to Athens so you can go back to places you visited during he tour and follow up on Anabella’s many additional recommendations.
Written August 2, 2022
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PennieTurg
Ko Olina9 contributions
Couples
We did a private walking tour with Panos. Both the tour and the guide, Panos, were terrific. Went to all the major areas of the city, including the Central Market, and experienced/tasted everything fro treat food, to high end cuisines and wine. Panos was very good at explaining the neighborhoods that we visited as well as all of the food we tasted. This tour (and Panos) are highly recommended.
Written July 14, 2022
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Lewis
1 contribution
Family
Below par food for a food tour and certainly not worth the money.
The good point: Very friendly and knowledgeable guide who was very eager to share Greeks’ everyday life. The route meanders through from Monastiraki and loops through the streets and markets (which we loved but would have done it anyway).
Negative points. The food variety, quality and the location themselves fell below expectations . We did few food tours in other countries and this one is at the bottom of the list. When doing a food tour, you expect to be taken to quirky places that you wouldn’t be able to find as non local and try dishes you wouldn’t necessarily think of trying. We had only basic knowledge of the food but actually knew most of the dishes we were introduced to and the guide input wasn’t enough to make it up for the price you pay.
The first place we stopped at, was on the side of the street on a narrow pavement between cars and delivery bikes to get an idea of the bread Greeks grab on the go. Not the nicest place to nibble your bread and We felt like we were being filled up with carbs. Second stop buns, nice enough but filling once again. Third stop. Greek Coffee. Making process was interesting but we would have tried it on our own. Then mezze stop where you try different small dishes that we all knew and I was surprised we didn’t get the dolmades (stuffed vine leaves that would probably have been more original than the ones we had). It was sadly probably the best part because it is more of this food experience you would be looking for but the only one in the selection. There was a stop where we tried in a fairly nice setting some of the subtleties of high quality olive oil and vinegar which gave a bit of an edge but we were still hungry (if you don’t fill yourself up with the different bread stops). Then the last stop was a gyros/kebab place. The plat de résistance! Super filling sandwich with pita bread (again) with meat that we already knew and that we would have probably grab ourselves in that super busy street. It was heavy, too salty and we definitely had better before. We do get nuggets of information but they don’t make it for the choice and the price you pay. we understand it is to give you a basic overview of what Greeks might take (mostly on the go) but we were disappointed because it is such a rich and diverse cuisine that wasn’t shown on the tour. I wouldn’t recommend it for foodies. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t bad, but really quite expensive for what you get at the end of the day and that you would definitely easily get on your own on a trip on Greece. 65 euros a head, (for young children too!) just doesn’t cut it.
Written June 4, 2022
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Athens A
Dear Lewis, Thank you for taking time to write down a detailed review despite is negative. I really hoped we would meet your expectations and sorry we did not. However we would like to spot some misleading information and remarks on this review. 1. You mentioned many times that entire tour could be done on your own. I strongly believe you would not. At least the 7/10 of the places we visit they know non Greek costumers simply because we take them there in our food tour. 2. You mention you knew most of the dishes. This means you love local cuisine. Someone that knows already the dishes and places should book this tour cause they will see an authentic and local introduction of them in an original setting. 3. You mention about lots of bread dishes, I might not understand that correct but the only time you have actually bread is the tavern. Greek cuisine is a variety of doughs. The only bready is the tapas style souvlaki you enjoyed at Monastiraki square. The fully crispy Greek donuts or the phyllo pastry spinach pie it is consider as doughs and for someone that believes it knows the local cuisine understand that cant be a Greek food tour without these items. 4. Price, you make 7 food stops and you enjoy 11 different items. The majority if not entire of our guests they just mention of how much food this tour consists. All in all we should also mentioned that you booked this tour with 16 other participants, you were all together when our actually maximum size is 8-10 people. You might needed more personal or private tour but for a large group like yours the tour leader should keep everyone happy. I hope you will give us an other chance an other time and book a tour in a smaller group to make tailor made to your needs. Our Gourmet Athens food tour has been rated from our guests as one of the top things to do in South Europe and I believe they know what they are talking about. Yours Sincerely, Kostas
Written September 2, 2022
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Karen
Quincy, IL8 contributions
Our guide,Rena, was amazing. She took us many places and gave us information about the origin of the various food and drinks. She accommodated all people in the group, knowing just the right amount of information to share without overloading us. She was very good about pointing us toward bathrooms as well. She took us to the areas where the locals go and made sure we tried authentic Greek food. She was vivacious, friendly, and personable. At the end of our tour she recommended other places for us to visit and eat, based on our interests.
Written July 9, 2022
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Milena
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Friends
All of our first time in Athens Greece, pre- Easter celebrations. We are a group of 8, made up of family and a friend- all different personalities and each with a desire to see a different shade of the blues Greece has to offer. We all agree that this walking tour is a perfect way to feed the senses and get a panoramic glimpse of the extraordinary gastronomy, authenticity and modern flair that characterizes this epic land. Our host, Panos was just as legendary as his homeland. He did his country right! He is a great host- intelligent, patient, a great communicator, quick witted and fun!

Our authentic day trip included To Koyaoypi, Mnovyatoudiko, a Byzantine Church, the hardware district, Kpivos, the fish and meat market, the herb and cheese and olive stalls all including samples as part of the tour. Most amazing was the old taverna where we had a kaleidoscope of tapas rich in Greek tradition like sardines, eggplant, feta cheese, meats and zucchini balls with Kaziki. We were then delighted to indulge in an especially unique olive and vinegar tasting at a boutique hotel called The Artist. Our tour ended with a wonderful dinner at a traditional yet modern gyro restaurant. During it all, Panos was gracious with our wandering eyes and effortless at reigning us in all the while bringing our attention back to yet another gleaming Greek gem or delightful detail.
Written May 17, 2022
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Lee L
seattle121 contributions
Our Private Gourmet Walking Food Tour was well worth the cost, but the highlight of the tour was the remarkable guide, Anna. It was clear that along our food route she knew everyone and her knowledge of the Monsatariki and Plaka neighborhoods was a plus to the food we tasted. We started with doughnut and ended with a lovely bit of vinegar, olive oil and wine tasting at an elegant sit-down experience. Everything we tasted was delicious and Anna was an absolute, high energy delight.
Written April 3, 2022
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Athens A
Dear Lee, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed it as much as i did! We hope to have you back for more. Yours Sincerely, Anna
Written May 4, 2022
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David
3 contributions
Family
Ειρήνη (Irene), the tour guide made the experience very enjoyable. We (my 13-year old daughter and I) booked the tour only after a little fatherly arm-twisting. However, when asked later about what she had enjoyed most in Athens, my daughter straight away said this tour had been her favorite part. It was for me too - funny, delicious and educational. Who could ask for more? You get to know a lot about a culture by experiencing their cuisine and drinking culture, and I felt that this tour rounded out our experiences, providing context and a kind of mental mortar that sort of brought everything together that we'd learn and heard visiting the other famous sites in the capital and country. I recommend it for everyone, even those with teens (and especially if you can be sure to book with Irene, who made such an effort and was so successful at including my daughter in the conversation and overall experience). Thank you for a wonderful time! Your friends from Abu Dhabi. :)
Written July 7, 2021
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Athens A
Thank you very much for this detailed and very kind review! We are glad you and your family enjoyed your time with us and that you found it informative and fun! We appreciate you choosing our tour as part of your stay on our city as well as recommending it to others! Kind regards
Written July 30, 2021
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Carolyn
1 contribution
This tour exceeded expectations, thanks to Anabelia's amazing care! She walked our group of eight all around different eateries in Athens. Wear comfortable shoes and come with an empty stomach! I also recommend being open to trying the different food and drinks, even if it's unfamiliar to you. There were so many great, classic dishes and Anabelia's knowledge of the neighborhood, culture, and cuisine was outstanding! We learned so much on this tour and it was 100% worth the price and worth going!
Written April 28, 2022
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lynnettedillon
Olathe, KS2 contributions
Our guide, Annabelia, was absolutely the best! We learned a lot about the city as well as the traditional foods and where they came from. Our family agreed that it was one of the best tours we went on while in Athens. Annabelia also went above and beyond and led us to a neighborhood grocery store so we could buy a certain kind of balsamic vinegar. I would highly recommend this tour - don't miss it and don't eat before going on the tour!
Written September 22, 2022
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