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Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour

By Alternative Athens
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To cover maximum culinary ground in minimum time, a food tour is essential. Led by a local guide, this Athens food tour covers all the Greek bases—including no fewer than 10 tastings and a classic “souvlaki” sampler. Traveling on foot in a small group, savor delicacies from honey to olive oil, from pastries to cheese, and discover Greek culture as you do.
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration:3h 30m
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Ticket type:Mobile
English, French

Highlights
  • Visit at least 10 specialty food stores in Athens and taste their wares
  • Sample Greek favorites, including honey, olive oil, cheese, and coffee
  • Taste traditional “souvlaki” (kebabs) and "baklava" (nut pastries)
  • Discover off-the-path neighborhoods and local markets in a small group

  • All tastings during the tour
  • Local Food Expert guide
  • Wireless Tour Guide System (if mandatory)
What's not included
  • Any extra food or drinks participants may get on their own
  • Transfers from/to the meeting point

Meet your guide and small group in central Athens and stroll through the residential area like a local. Discover the foods Athenians love on a visit to no fewer than 10 curated stores. Taste local cheese, honey, olive oil, coffee, and more, and learn about the herbs and spices that underpin Greek cooking. Stroll through the bustling lanes and byways of the busy Central Market. Visit bakeries and pastry shops, and sample the legendary baklava as you hear about Greek culture from your guide. After trying traditional "souvlaki" kebabs, your tour finishes in central Athens, where your guide can direct you to the metro. Thanks to all those tastings, lunch is not required.

Departure details
  • Public Συντάγματος, Karagiorgi Servias 1, Athina 105 63, Greece The tour starts at the MAIN entrance of PUBLIC store located at the lower part of Syntagma square, next to the Everest store (be careful, there is a side entrance on Karageorgis Servias street, this is NOT the main entrance)
Return details
  • Psyri, Athens, Greece

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller 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: 6956P13

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We recommend you have a light breakfast as there will be plenty to taste during your tour!
  • At the end of the tour, lunch won't be necessary!
  • Not recommended for travelers with constraining dietary restrictions or severe food allergies
  • 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 12 travelers

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

A note from Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour
  • * All tastings are individualized with portions for each visitor (no food sharing) * All visited stores meet or exceed mandatory National Health Organization standards. * Wireless Tour Guide Systems are provided (if mandatory). Receivers are sanitized between use and earpieces are single-use.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Small Group, Delicious Athens 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 Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour?
Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour is hosted by Alternative Athens. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Alternative Athens on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Small Group, Delicious Athens 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: 6956P13

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Public Συντάγματος
    Karagiorgi Servias 1, Athina 105 63, Greece
    The tour starts at the MAIN entrance of PUBLIC store located at the lower part of Syntagma square, next to the Everest store (be careful, there is a side entrance on Karageorgis Servias street, this is NOT the main entrance)
    See address & details
  • 1
    Syntagma
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Plaka
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 3
    Monastiraki
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Central Municipal Athens Market
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Psyri
    Psyri, Athens, Greece
    See address & details
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Informative and relaxed tour Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, interactive and pleasant! I highly recommend
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Informative and fun
This was one of our favorite tours while in Athens. Our guide Danae (Danny) was absolutely amazing and had a wealth
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A not to be missed experience
My wife and I had a great time on this tour. Our tour guide was amazing. She was well versed in all of the history
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Wonderful
We had a very nice time with Andreas Moridge our guide who had a lot of knowledge,his english is excellent and took
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A great day out in athens
A different approach to a tour and a refreshing one at that. It wasn't like some tours where they just spit facts a
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Best Tour Guide Bar None!
Antigoni was our first guide on our first day in Athens. The walk with her through five neighbourhoods was the best
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Our guide Anastatia was amazing. She regaled us with stories that were captivating. The explanations of the differe
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Great experience!!!
Excellent experience!! This experience was recommended to us by a close friend and it exceeded all of our expectati
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A must for all Greek mythology fans.
The best part was the mind blowing stories and myths we learned about on the whole trip. Very informative and never
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Don’t miss this tour!!!!
This tour was AMAZING! Alex was so knowledgeable and passionate and made this experience so fantastic. All 4 of my
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3.5h well spent
All the food we tasted was excellent. Before we set off, our guide Elena checked for allergies, if any. She also ga
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Such a special experience!
This was an awesome activity for us and our 10-year old nephew! Tonya was a wonderful guide, and it was great to st
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rpcec
Ellicott City, MD121 contributions
Jun 2022
This was an exceptional food tour guided by Antigoni. We had 7 stops for food and also went through the fish and meat markets which I though was very interesting. I am sure the stops may change from tour to tour but my list should help you understand what you may encounter and why at the last stop I couldn't eat all the food. Our first stop was Baklava where we tried pistachio baklava. We then went to a bakery Pnika to pick up whole grain for our olive oil tasting at Malotira our third stop. Here we had some mezes (small plates) with pork, cheese and olive spread. The olive spread was so good I bought 2 jars to take home. We then tasted several types of olive oil with the bread. Our fourth stop was Beautiful Greece where we tried Greek coffee. Ok you may be thinking so far this doesn't seem like so much. Our 5th stop was Kosta where we had pork souvlaki in a pita. This was full size, not a sample - enough for a meal for most people. Our sixth stop was Lukumades where we had warm Greek donuts with honey. Our last stop was at Taverna tou Psirri. Here as a bonus we has stuffed grape leaves that Antigoni's mother had made. The restaurant provided ratatouille, Greek salad, exceptional zucchini balls with tzatziki sauce and moussaka. This was and entire meal!. No one left hungry. Antigoni did a great job guiding us providing insights on the food we were eating, the neighbor hoods we passed though as well as offering insights on Greece. I recommend you try to do this tour at the beginning of your trip because in addition to the feel for some of the most popular Greek foods you get an excellent orientation to Athens.
Written June 13, 2022
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secret-agent-0021
Perth, UK82 contributions
Oct 2022
What a magical experience. We met other travellers, shared Greek food, found a new way to enjoy a city and the learned so much about the history, culture and joy of Athens.

Our guide, Antigoni made the day extra special. She knew so much and in a very personable way shared her thoughts and knowledge with us all. She was super proud of her heritage and is the perfect person to deliver this type of tour. Alternative Athens …… Antigoni is an Athens Angel and the tour was the best because of her and the places and people she introduced us to. Highly recommend this tour - just make sure that you dont eat too much before you start the tour 😉
Written October 28, 2022
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Grant E
2 contributions
Jan 2022
This food tour was so great. The pacing and variety of food and drink was fantastic. Andreas was also a terrific guide. His deep knowledge of the Greek culture was impressive. Being curious and asking questions helped the tour be much richer than if I would have just listened and never asked questions. If you are lucky enough to have Andreas as a guide get ready to have a great time. He guides you through the city with such smoothness and offers fun, interesting and deep knowledge. I recommend having a very light breakfast before this trip b/c you'll have lots of food to eat and will want to try everything thing. Highlights were eating at a Taverna and learning of the history of them, baklava (OF COURSE) and the souvlaki was incredible. Wear some good walking shoes and get ready for a great time! I also had my 6-year old son with me and the chocolate Baklava gave him energy to be a good sport the whole time.
Written January 22, 2022
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Eva
3 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Our food tour was great! Not only did we try lots of tasty, local food and could deepen our understanding, but we also got to know the city from a different perspective.
Thanks to our nice, entertaining and very knowledgable guide Christina, we also connected within the group, shared food and stories and when the tour was over, we loved Athens even more. We would recommend the tour to anyone interested in the Greek/Athenian culture, it's definetely worth it!
Written August 25, 2021
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Amy D
1 contribution
May 2022
The food was delicious and the stops our guide Antigoni chose offered a great introduction to Greek cuisine, highlighting what makes the food in Athens special. Our favorite stops were Kostas for pork souvlaki, Baklavas for pistachio baklava, and Lukumades for their famous donuts.
The tour was also a wonderful introduction to some of the most interesting neighborhoods in the city - Plaka, Psyrri, and Monastiraki.
Antigoni showed an interest in getting to know each of us individually, and made special stops according to our interests and requests. She also shared her own personal history and family stories and that gave us a personal connection to Athens and the Greek people.
She is genuine and kind, and has a calm demeanor, which helped when navigating the busy, somewhat hectic Athens streets.
Before starting the tour, she made sure to check for allergies and food aversions to ensure that we would have a pleasant experience, which I greatly appreciated.
I can't recommend Antigoni and the Delicious Athens tour enough - truly one of the best experiences we had in the city! Thank you!
Written May 26, 2022
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GinaGMSP
37 contributions
Sep 2021
We had a great tour with Antigoni, Delicious Athens Food Tour. We tasted a lot of different foods, visited different neighborhoods and learned a lot about the Greek cuisine plus Greek history. Antigoni was very informative, answered all of our questions, and was very personable and friendly. For anyone interested in the Greek cuisine, I highly recommend this tour and Antigoni. Our tour was small (total of 6) and we enjoyed meeting and talking with the other participants.
Written October 3, 2021
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Vanessa I
1 contribution
This tour was a great experience of Athen’s authentic cuisine. Pavlina was a great and thorough tour guide. She was very knowledgeable of the city’s history and made the tour enjoyable for the whole group. I would highly recommend!
Written August 31, 2022
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Emily B
Frankfurt, Germany44 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Definitely a great way to start your vacation in Athens. Loved supporting local shops/restaurants and learning about local cuisine. We went back to a few of the stops in the days we were in the city. Our guide was super helpful and friendly. She made sure to set a pace some older folks in on our tour group could manage without difficulty. Well done!
Written April 18, 2022
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dek830
New York City, NY29 contributions
Feb 2020
This was the highlight of my trip to Athens! The guided eating/walking tour through Athens gave such insightful information on the history of the foods we were going to eat, as well as how they fit into the daily lives of Greek people.

Katerina made our small group of 10 people feel extremely warm and welcome even on a cold and wet day! She spoke to every person on an individual basis and engaged with us by asking questions. The tour started at approx. 10am and didn't finish till nearly 2pm - 4 full hours of eating & walking!

I'd recommend either skipping breakfast on this day or having a very light breakfast and not making lunch (not needed!) plans and a late dinner reservation! More food than you can eat will be provided - all of us which were extremely tasty!

I've done food tours in other cities and this ranks up in the top 5! I'm going to recommend to everyone I know who visits Athens!
Written February 23, 2020
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kazumdc
Brentwood, TN54 contributions
Sep 2021
We hired Alternative Athens for a Food Tour for six of us and had a very enjoyable time. Antigoni was our guide and she not only showed us several Greek foods (which were all delicious by the way), but she also informed us of the history of the dishes and showed us different sites along the way. She was very personable and knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get an idea of the culture of the local food and have a good time doing it.
Written September 26, 2021
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