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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.
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Duration: 4h
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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.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Syntagma Square, Plateia Syntagmatos, Athina, Greece
    By the fountain
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Pushchair 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 travellers 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.

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        Best guide ever!
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      Sofia
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2023 • Friends
      Thanks to our incredibly knowledgeable guide Stelios, we immersed ourselves in a series of culinary experiences, set throughout Athens as a backdrop, which proved to be absolutely delightful. This provided us with various opportunities to experience the city in the yummiest of ways! Learning not just about architecture, but about the people, their food and customs. Thanks team!
      Written September 16, 2023
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      Julie C
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2023
      Vicky took us (mom/18 yo daughter) on a walking food tasting tour of Athens. It was a great first introduction to Greece at the beginning of our 2 week trip. Some of the best food we had the entire trips was on the tour with Vicky. We combined our food tasting tour with a tour of the Acropolis and she knew a lot about history, mythology, and travel throughout Greece as well. Vicky provided us with a lot of tips that were helpful throughout the rest of our trip.
      Hanging out with Vicky in Athens was one of the highlights of our trip.
      Written July 9, 2023
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      Ed A
      Cincinnati, OH27 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2022
      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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      onmyway
      boston54 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2023
      Yiannis our guide was fabulous. Felt like we were walking with friend showing us his home town. Perfect mix of history, culture and of course food.

      Highly recommend. This was a flawless company to work with and I was very nervous as I planned the trip last minute.

      We were tow people, Tow to three is a good number for the tour. Lots of walking which for us was great. We worked off some of the delicious food.
      Written July 11, 2023
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      jeanolivia
      Harvest, AL24 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Couples
      Having just done a group tour in Reykjavik that was excellent, I was prepared to be underwhelmed with this one but to my surprise, it was amazing! Mostly because our guide Era was wonderful. She was personable and very knowledgeable about the area and the food. She easily answered all of our questions and led us to several small, family-owned shops with different types of food. She also took us to the local market to see how most local folks got their groceries. We sampled lots of different food, learned about the various types of olive oil, and traveled down many beautiful small walkways among other things. As an added bonus her English was very clear and easy to understand. Just be ready to walk on cobblestones and climb steps.
      Written August 14, 2023
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      Jen G
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2019 • 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 Jersey20 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2019 • 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
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2018 • 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, FL199 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2019
      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
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2019 • 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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