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Flavors of Athens private food tour
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Flavors of Athens private food tour

By Athens Insiders
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Touring Athens’ food scene on your own, you probably just skim the surface of the city’s cuisine. Get a taste of local flavor with a guide who takes you to food destinations beloved by Athenians. Taste loukoumades (donuts), sample Greek coffee, and peruse the central market with your guide’s tips and pointers. All tastings included for added value, and because it’s a private tour, you get plenty of personal attention.
from
$136.93
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$136.93
per adult (price varies by group size)

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Duration:
4h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
German, Chinese, English, Spanish

Highlights
  • Explore the flavors of Athens on a private food walking tour
  • Tour shops and markets to discover local foods you might otherwise miss
  • Try cold cuts, loukoumades, and more, and visit the central market
  • Personalized attention from private guide, with tastings and drinks included

  • 4-hour private walking experience
  • Hotel pick-up (for hotels within walking distance from the tour’s location)
  • Visits to local food establishments
  • Sampling of local beverages and delicacies – enough to replace lunch
  • Private services of a food-wise ‘Insider’ tour leader
  • All taxes
What's not included
  • Visit, guided tour, and entry fees to any archeological site
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel drop-off

Greet your guide at your central Athens hotel on foot or at a convenient meeting point, and set off to explore the city’s culinary scene. As you walk, learn how Athenians are passionate about food, and hear about their daily cooking routines and favorite ingredients, techniques, and recipes. Delve into backstreets for an authentic take on the local gastronomy, and visit bakeries, specialized food shops, and more to taste sweet and savory delicacies. Chat with artisans and vendors for insight into their creations, and visit the central market to peruse wares from across Greece. Plus, tap into your guide’s local knowledge for ideas on tasty souvenirs to buy. Dishes you may try include straight-from-the-oven pies, souvlaki (meat skewers), loukoumades—honey-soaked mini-donuts—and cold cuts. Stop for a traditional Greek coffee and local spirits that are part of the fabric of life here. Your tour concludes at a central location.

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Syntagma Square, Plateia Syntagmatos, Athina, Greece By the fountain
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • 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: 10199P27

  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Flavors of Athens private food tour?
Flavors of Athens private food tour price starts from $147.45. Discover and book Flavors of Athens private food tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Flavors of Athens private food tour cancellation policy?
Flavors of Athens private 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 Flavors of Athens private food tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Flavors of Athens private food tour?
Flavors of Athens private food tour is hosted by Athens Insiders. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Athens Insiders on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Flavors of Athens private food tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Flavors of Athens private food tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Flavors of Athens private 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: 10199P27

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Paa
8 contributions
This was a perfect way to start our Greek vacation - we were with our 2 teenagers who don't love formal tours but totally loved this experience. Our guide was George, who is a professional chef and really combined culture and history with delicious foods. George happily customized to any tastes we had and also have us great recipe and wine tips that helped as we continued our trip. Totally exceeded our expectations!
Written July 21, 2021
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Ed A
Cincinnati, OH12 contributions
This tour was set up for us by Ivonni, our agent from Zicasso. It was not something I wanted to do, but my wife did. I'm so glad we went, it was a mazing and i highly recommend it. Nota, our guide was excellent and I was very impressed with her knowledge. She is very highly educated and fun to be around. We did not want the tour to end.
Written May 31, 2022
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Jen G
4 contributions
Family
This walking food tour of Athens was fantastic with the energetic, friendly, and informative chef Yannis Ninos! We tasted so much wonderful foods, all while exploring the vibrant city of Athens. From nuts and dried fruits to Greek coffee and sweets, pies, and traditional foods like souvlaki and moussaka. We left the tour completely full of delicious Greek foods, and well prepared to order from any menu for the remainder of our visit. Yannis was amazing at keeping our 3 teenage daughters engaged, and was flexible with tailoring the tour to our specific interests. I would highly recommend this tour and will plan to do it again the next time we travel to Athens!
Written July 18, 2019
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Cassidy
New Jersey18 contributions
Family
The flavors of Athens tour has been the best tour I’ve ever been on in a city. The food was out of this world and our guide, yannis ninos, had the best recommendations. He tailored the tour to our needs exactly- always asking us if we liked certain foods or would be willing to try new foods. He was very polite too- always offering to serve us from the center plate and ordering for us at the restaurants. He is a locals chef and therefore I feel like we hit the jackpot with him as our guide! He was super informative too and I learned so much about the Greek culture through his eyes. Hands down the best tour I’ve done so far!
Written June 1, 2019
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Bejal G
Leicester11 contributions
Couples
I travel a lot for work, leisure and I'm also a travel writer/blogger. I would rank this tour as one of the best I have ever experienced. My blog concentrates on authentic experiences and you can't get more authentic than going on a food tour with a trained chef in his home city! My husband and I opted for a private experience and i have to say George was very personable and his knowledge of his craft was impressive. I have endorsed this tour on my blog (be-lavie.com) and would recommend and commend Athens Insiders in putting this tour together.
Written March 8, 2018
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Hello Bejal, Thank you for your quality comment, we were also delighted to receive you! Keep enriching your blog, it makes you want to travel all over the world! ευχαριστώ πολύ
Written August 14, 2019
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SunDogandCompany
Jacksonville, FL203 contributions
I was afraid this was going to be a lot of over-eating and I had already been doing that for 2 weeks. George did a great job! It was a perfect combination of small tastes, local food knowledge and walking the streets of Athens. We began at a charming small coffee shop to taste Greek coffee, frappe, teas, orange cake and baklava. Went on from there to central market, then nuts and spices, then a family run shop for mezzo and grappa, finishing with a souvlaki lunch at Thanasis Restaurant. George's knowledge of Greek food and connection to culture was a highlight.
Written November 13, 2019
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KnavishSpeech
4 contributions
Friends
Every bite was delicious, from the morning coffee to the lunchtime souvlaki. As we walked together, we tasted and learned so much about authentic Greek cuisine (fish, fruits and vegetables, and especially spices) from our guide, George. As a chef, he was so knowledgeable - and he clearly had great relationships with all of the vendors and restaurants we visited. Highly recommend.
Written October 9, 2019
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Steven H
22 contributions
George was a delight. He made accommodations for my wife’s gluten allergy and for the fact that I was having a stomach ache. All the food was great and George’s commentary and knowledge of both Athens/Greece and the US was amazing.
Written September 24, 2019
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SaLnS
New York City, NY1 contribution
Couples
Our food tour with Yannis Ninos was not only the highlight of our vacation in Greece, but also one of the most incredible experiences in our life!

With more than 5 hours of walking, eating and discussing about every aspect of the greek culture, we felt like really greek locals!

But for us the real apocalypse was Yannis! A nextdoor guy that turned into a Rockstar during the tour! Everybody knew him, everybody was hanging and kissing him, telling "kalemera", always with a huge smile on their face! Yannis is the friend, brother or colleague you really want to have in your life! And we are happy that we had him in our life!

Thank you Yannis for this unforgettable experience! See you soon in New York! Kalemera!
Written September 5, 2019
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Ronit N
Asheville, NC91 contributions
Today we had the most amazing food tour I have yet to experience. Iaonnis Ninos was professional, engaging guide we could have asked for. He took us to his local favorite shops, markets, restaurants that we would never had discovered without his knowledge. Everything that he chose was spot on for all of us. We ended up with another bag of delicacies to go home with in addition to probably gaining 3 pounds!!
Written May 25, 2019
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