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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 Plaka, where you can explore on your own using your guide’s recommendations.

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Athens Food Tours
Overview

Taste traditional Greek dishes and learn their origins on this small group, 3-hour Athens food and walking tour. You’ll visit local shops, and get a more intimate look at the Varvakeios market than if wandering on your own. With each bite of loukoumades (honey dumplings), bougatsa (sweet or savory pastry), olives, and other Greek specialties, you’ll get first-hand insight into Greek culture.

Highlights
  • 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
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As great as everyone says!

By far my favorite part of our trip! Georgia took us on a trip through Athens that we wouldn't have gotten otherwise. Starting with a typical breakfast moving on to a shop to taste olives, oils and spreads, next through the market where the locals...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago
Best food tour I've taken!

I have taken food tours in several countries and this one has definitely been my favorite. For starters, all off the food was great and our beautiful and knowledgeable guide Georgia made us feel so welcome! We learned a lot about non-touristy areas of the...More

Thank magggiesneideman
Reviewed 1 week ago
Absolutely Amazing!

Our tour guide, Georgia Kalimeri was fantastic. From the moment we arrived for the tour she was organized and extremely friendly. All of the food that we tasted was delicious and it was fantastic to see parts of Athens that we would not have ventured...More

Thank Shannon W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great food tour

My new favourite thing to do when I'm away is a food tour and this one hit the spot. The guide Georgia was knowledgeable and friendly taking the time to talk to everyone and chat. She shared local knowledge and beautiful local food. My only...More

Thank Natasha O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Athens food tour

Loved the walk from start to finish, our host Georgia shared her passion of her city with the whole group and when they say don’t eat before it is because there is so much food throughout the day, tour was to be only to 12...More

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