Athens Culinary Backstreets Walks

Athens Culinary Backstreets Walks

Athens Culinary Backstreets Walks
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On this walk we will explore the culinary backstreets and secrets of downtown Athens, in search of the soul of this historic yet always vibrant city. We’ll visit an old-school dairy bar and a hidden gem of a loukoumades joint. We’ll sample souvlaki, and a kebab made according to a recipe brought to Athens by refugees from Constantinople. The walk will explore the hidden seafood eateries of the stoa, the arcades that are among downtown Athens’ most unique architectural features. There will be a few sips of homemade spirits, accompanied by an unforgettable bite in the center of the main fishmongers’ market. At once rough and beautiful, ancient and modern, the culinary backstreets of downtown Athens live on and tell the story of this city in a way few other landmarks can. You can view our updated safety measures at https://culinarybackstreets.com/our-commitment/
Athens, Attica, Greece

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2023

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nadres21
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Constantine was an amazing host, very knowledgeable of the history, culture and foods of authentic Greece. We visited many of the finest and unique family owned restaurants and food stands Athens has to offer.
Written April 16, 2024
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VermontsOriginal
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The company consistently offers high quality tours and experiences. The Plaka walk was no exception. It offers plenty of stops to experience fresh baked goods, street food, olive oils, and sweet treats.
Written April 15, 2024
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skurmus
Istanbul, Türkiye24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Great tour, incredible guide. We enjoyed the cultural background as much as the food. That being said, this may not be the best tour if you do not have some familiarity with Athens and Greek food in general. It becomes much more enjoyable if you are familiar with the basics (so do the plaka tour first and do this for example:).
Written April 12, 2024
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We are glad to hear you enjoyed the walk! Thank you very much for leaving us a 5-star review! We look forward to having you with us again soon.You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to see the stamps you have collected.
Written April 15, 2024
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Susan S
Madison, IN6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Constantine, our guide, believes in fresh, organic, local foods as the heart of traditional Greek cooking and he fed us well. Our favorite was the olive oil tasting, or was it the full dinner of small plates at a “tourist” restaurant? But maybe it really was the souvlaki at the end of the night when we were so stuffed we couldn’t eat anymore; but we did!
Written April 12, 2024
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We are glad to hear you enjoyed the walk! Thank you very much for leaving us a 5-star review! We look forward to having you with us again soon.You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to see the stamps you have collected.
Written April 15, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

HKpeople
Hong Kong, China49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful tour of a non touristic neighborhood that’s a foodie’s paradise! We’ve had several culinary backstreets tours and this was awesome. Thank you for a wonderful day, Carolina!
Written April 5, 2024
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We are glad to hear you enjoyed the walk! Thank you very much for leaving us a 5-star review! We look forward to having you with us again soon.You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to see the stamps you have collected.
Written April 8, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

keyeskirank
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This was an excellent tour!! Our family of four loved learning about the foods of The Plaka…from the kholouris, to the meat pies, and souvlaki, the coffee, and baklavas, the olive oils and everything else we tried. Our guide, Natali, was incredible! She was so fun and informative. It took no time at all for us to feel comfortable and relaxed with her. Such a fun day! Thanks Natali!
Written April 2, 2024
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We are glad to hear you enjoyed the walk with wonderful Natali! Thank you very much for leaving us a 5-star review! We look forward to having you with us again soon.You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to see the stamps you have collected.
Written April 3, 2024
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Matthew F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Constantine contained a wealth of information. We ate extremely well and thoroughly analyzed and discussed everything we ate. I absolutely recommend this tour.
Written March 31, 2024
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Thank you so much for a wonderful review! We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed the walk. We take pride in working with people like Constantine who are very knowledgeable and extremely fond of the cities that they live in. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to see the stamps you have collected. We hope to see you again soon in one of our cities.
Written April 3, 2024
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yoshdc
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Wonderful eating and talking tour with Natali! Exarchia is an interesting neighborhood and it was great to learn about an area that is removed from the archeological treasures of Athens.
Written March 23, 2024
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Thank you very much for your great feedback and leaving us a 5-star review, this is exactly what we’re going for! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our tour with the amazing Natali! We take pride in working with great people like her who are very knowledgeable and extremely fond of the cities they live in. We hope to see you again soon in one of our cities. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to see the stamps you have collected. All the best!
Written March 25, 2024
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Flower
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Carolina is a wonderful guide! She’s so knowledgeable and also flexible to fine tune the itinerary according to our taste buds. Since she’s a chef, food critic and cookbook author, she’s able to show us every interesting aspect of Athens food scenes: the central market, the food stall, the old coffee house etc. We also had great discussions of food cultures in different countries and I learnt a lot from her! All the tastings are wonderful and unique. Well worth our time and $$!
Written March 17, 2024
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Thanks so much for your thoughtful feedback! Each of our culinary walks is the outcome of considerable research. We work with academics in the field and our own team of experienced professionals - both guides and local journalists. We are proud to know. That the money spent during the culinary walk goes to support businesses that we believe in, helping to preserve the social and cultural fabric of the cities we love so dearly. Most importantly, of course, we take pride in working with people who are so knowledgeable about and extremely fond of their cities they live in. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to see the stamps you have collected. We hope to see you again in one of our cities.
Written March 20, 2024
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Steven G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Fourth tour with Culinary Backstreets. Do you know why they cost more? Because they are worth it! Constantine is everything you would expect from a guide with a high-end food tour company. Great English, knowledgeable about food and culture, personable, and accommodating. We did both the downtown and Platka tour with Constantine…..he was as engaging in the 10th hour as the first. Top notch.
Written March 16, 2024
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Thank you very much for your great feedback and leaving us a 5-star review, this is exactly what we’re going for! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our tour with the amazing Constantine! We take pride in working with great people like her who are very knowledgeable and extremely fond of the cities they live in. We hope to see you again soon in one of our cities. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to see the stamps you have collected. All the best!
Written March 20, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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