Tours and Tickets by Greeking.me
Athens For Foodies: More Than A Greek Food Tour
Go behind the scenes in Athens to taste authentic Greek cuisine on a food and walking tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Experience daily life in the city as you visit a variety of eateries and discover culinary gems that are favorites of the locals. Enjoy enough tastings to make up a generous meal and understand why Greece is famous for its delicious cuisine. Visit the Athens Central market, bakeries, traditional taverns and restaurants, and explore historical sites that few tourists see.
Athens Highlights Evening Tour with Meze Dinner - Private Experience
Experience Athens at its most enchanting — as darkness falls — on this 4-hour evening walking tour. Admire views of the illuminated Parthenon and Acropolis and roam the alleyways of Plaka past tavernas filled with cheerful locals. Continue by classical sites bathed in moonlight and learn about their role during Athen’s Golden Age between 500 and 300 BC. Lastly, discover Monastiraki’s flea market and join the locals at a bar in picturesque Psyrri, savoring a drink and traditional ‘mezedes’ appetizers.
Heraklion for Foodies Tour: Private Culinary Experience
Prepare for the ultimate Cretan foodie experience on this private gastronomy tour. Take the risk out of choosing a good place to eat by having a guide to take you to Heraklion’s most delicious eateries. You’ll save time researching where to eat and learn about Cretan cuisine as you explore and taste your way around town. Highlights include cream pies, Greek donuts, cheese, visiting an old-fashioned herb shop, and trying fresh seafood.
Athens Semi-private Greek Dance Lesson with Dinner
Dance and dine the evening away in irrepressible Greek style on this 4hour dance class and dining experience in Athens. Learn to dance like a local at a fun-filled 1.5-hour lesson, with an expert instructor showing you the steps to popular Greek folk dances, including the ‘syrtaki.’ Discover each dance’s history as you learn, and then visit a traditional downtown taverna for a delicious 3-course Greek dinner. Feast on classic local dishes, enjoy the convivial atmosphere, and then take to the floor to show off your nifty, newly learned footwork.
Private Athens By Night Food Tour & Wine Tasting of 5 Varieties
Treat your senses to a memorable night out in Athens on a private food and wine walking tour that will teach you how to eat like a real Athenian. Set off to discover the city’s most delectable cuisine and nocturnal energy. Steer clear of tourist traps as a guide takes you to wine bars, taverns, and quirky cafes for tastings of authentic Greek specialties and drinks.
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Haley S wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
I LOVED my food tour of Athens with Tati and the entire experience with Greeking.me! Everything was amazing including down to the very small details. Tati took me to all local places where I made lots of new friends. I now plan to return to Athens again very soon and hope to share some more time with the Greeking.me staff! Thank you so much for welcoming me to your beautiful country!…
Date of experience: October 2020
LisaMB wrote a review Sep 2020
My experience with the greeking tour company was amazing! I was reluctant at first, as I’ve never booked a customized tour before, but I was blown away by their helpfulness, hospitality and attention to detail. The staff at the office were by my side always helping me with anything I ever wanted – while being polite and friendly too! The guides were excellent too. They knew what they were taking about and it showed. I learned so many interesting facts and local tales that I think I have conversation starters at hand for the rest of my life! Of course the places I visited were exquisite. We booked a custom 14 day trip visiting Athens, Delphi, Santorini and Crete! The landscapes, the beaches, the calmness -ahhhh take me back! I feel like I made the most out of every second on the country without having to sweat the small staff as everything was taken care of by Greeking. I cannot recommend them enough!!! All in all, it was a dream come true :)…
Date of experience: August 2020
AnVi8890 wrote a review Aug 2020
Zurich, Switzerland127 contributions48 helpful votes
I have booked 2 tours with this company - food and wine tasting tours. One back in December 2019 with my girlfriend for a bachelorette party.. our guide Tiara was absolutely amazing and we had such a great experience tasting and learning about the Greek culinary scenario. It was a private tour for the 6 of us and we paid 75€ each. The amount of food and drinks we had felt like it was enough given the price as we visited 3 restaurants and we had several appetizers in each of them. Since the first tour went so well I have decided to book this tour company again for the celebration of my first wedding anniversary with my husband. This time our guide was Tatialena (hope I spelled it correctly :)) and she was absolutely amazing! Her passion for her job goes above and beyond and we spent a wonderful evening with her. The downside was really the amount of food we ate this time. We’ve also paid 75€ per person and we visited 3 restaurants. At the first restaurant we ate some anchovies, a fava spread, some typical Greek appetizers filled with rice and wrapped in vine leafs and a Greek salad. We’ve also drunk 2 glasses of ouzo, a taste of tsipouro (asked by me and offered by the restaurant as it was really a sip) and a mastica desert. We’ve moved on to the second restaurant where we had a souvlaki each plus a coke that I have requested since I had stomachache. The third place was the wine tasting place where we tasted 5 different wines (it must have been 10dl for each glass) accompanied by cheeses and finally we went to a desert place where we shared a piece of cake. I had to do the math and check how much this was worth it by checking on the restaurants website and the food in total must have been 90€ for the 2 of us (not considering that being a tour company they must have a deal with each restaurant). Unfortunately we’ve left very disappointed with the very little amount of food we ate/amount of money they’ve spent. I also work in the tourism industry and I know that they have to add their mark up but this one was definitely a rip off!!!! I just hope you pay your guides adequately enough as they are brilliant, knowledgeable and really really nice! Unfortunately their prices keep going up even for other activities so I will probably don’t book again.…
Date of experience: August 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from GreekingmeTours, Owner at Greeking.me
Responded Aug 24, 2020
Dear Anna, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lengthy review of your experience with Greeking.me and acknowledging our guides’ talent and personality. We also believe them to be wonderful at what they do. Nonetheless, we feel very disappointed to read the rest of your comments as we firmly believe them to be spiteful and not doing any justice to the level of service we strive to offer. In particular: -About the price per person: Prior to your second booking with us you were informed that there would be no other participants in your group (due to this season’s pandemic traffic is close to zero!) and that the tour could run as a private experience for the two of you at the price of 234 euros. After reading your response we decided to honor the fact that you were a repeating customer and offer a 4-hour private food tour -only to the two of you- at the price of a small-group tour (EUR 75 per person in a group that normally has up to 10 people!). This fact alone should make clear that we really wanted to accommodate you in the best way possible. -About the quantity of the food and wine: We were pretty surprised to read your comments as they must probably be the first to say that the food was not enough; on the contrary, our travelers often “complain” that the food is too much! On the tour you have tasted: a variety of Greek appetizers (fava puree, anchovies, Greek salad, dolmades) with ouzo, a typical Greek souvlaki with the meat of your choice, 5 different Greek wine varieties accompanied with cheese (the average 60 ml glass of wine served at a wine tasting is half the size of the wine drunk at parties or mealtimes in order to avoid inebriation or overdrinking) and two servings of a typical Greek dessert. We truly believe that this quantity of food is more than enough. Having also participated in plenty of food tours in Europe ourselves, we take pride in the fact that we’ve never sacrificed the quantity of the food we offer to maximize profit. Speaking of which, we NEVER choose the restaurants that we work with based on the amount of discount we would get out of each cooperation. In most cases, we pay 100% of the price of the food and we are proud to work with establishments that WE love and want to introduce to our guests, as we would do for our friends visiting from abroad. It is our philosophy to help travelers experience Athens and Greece as if they were locals and we would never choose touristy, unoriginal places only for the sake of profit, even if this seems like the easy choice. -About the mark-up: We are happy that you calculated the cost of the food yourself because it is the greatest proof of the fact that we hardly made any profit out of your tour! Adding this to the guide’s fee and the 24% VAT tax we pay in Greece for doing business, it’s a no brainer that we could have just as easily spared ourselves the trouble and not run the tour at all. On the contrary, we decided to do it in order not to let you down. -And a general comment: Since you work in the tourist sector yourself, we can’t help but point out the lack of empathy or collegiality in your comments; in a year that has been unprecedented and the most devastating for travel businesses all over the world, we would expect at least an effort by your side to share your opinion with us over email or via the phone prior to posting an ugly and -truthfully- unfair review on a public platform. Travel businesses -ours included- are striving to survive this pandemic and it is a shame to hold on to this kind of punishing attitude for no good reason. We are indeed sad to read your comments but we do not feel the need to apologize for trying our best to accommodate you; thankfully, we have hundreds of other travelers’ wonderful comments to read and draw strength from in order to keep doing what we love more once this crazy year is over. Wishing you all the best, Nikos Co-founder of Greeking.me
Pangolinphotosafaris wrote a review Jul 2020
Cape Town, South Africa168 contributions4 helpful votes
Throughly enjoyed this tour with Penelope. Visited several great spots for food and drink with advice on other places to try later. Penelope is an archeologist so a fountain of knowledge on the buildings we passed. Am sure their other tours are just as good. Seems like a top notch company. …
Diane2703 wrote a review Apr 2020
St. Albans, United Kingdom240 contributions43 helpful votes
Our tour was lovely and personal as we only had myself and my husband and three American ladies. Max was a very informative guide, who is obviously passionate about food, but throwing in some history as well. He took us to hidden places to try a wonderful selection of foods. Who knew honeys could taste so different. Each stop had samples that were not just a little nibble but a substantial taster!! The stop at the market taverna had full sized portions to share. Here it is a case of whats on the menu today. Dessert was a visit to the donut shop, delicious!! Max then took us to an extra stop, a liqueur shop. Here the friendly lady shop owner encouraged use to try as many as we wanted. This resulted in buying a bottle of Lemon and a small bottle of Rose Liqueur. Highly Recommend this tour with Max !!…
Date of experience: March 2020