The most delicious food tour of Athens
Seize the opportunity to taste a wide variety of Greek delicacies ranging from the mouth-watering sweet and syrupy “loukoumades
” to traditional “bougatsa
” or souvlaki
with pita bread or Feta cheese
and the famous Greek Kalamon olives
and many more! Enjoy this unique tour, in the non-touristy area of Athens and acquaint yourself with the Greek cuisine in the company of your food specialist guide
An “off the beaten track” tour
Discover another side of Athens which lies in the shadow of the famous Acropolis where a kaleidoscope of colors, smells, tastes and textures await. Your expert and totally passionate about food guide will lead you past produce stalls bursting with color, intoxicating spice shops, enticing sweet shops, and of course the bustling central food market of Athens.
We will visit various specialty food shops, colorful and alluring delicatessens, aromatic and tempting bakeries and sweet shops, restaurants, dairies, spice, grocery and pie shops where you will sample and taste the most traditional Greek food and not necessarily the Greek food stereotypes such as "Greek salad” or “moussaka". A genuine Athenian food tour would not be complete without a visit to the vibrant central Varvakeios food market
, with its bustling energy and loud bargaining; this dazzling galaxy of fruit and spice, meat and fish will enchant you.
Our guides will knowledgeably lead you through a food stroll and introduce you to small, hidden specialty food shops. They will provide valuable insight both on the unique and intricate culinary heritage of Greece as well as the famous Mediterranean diet
, hailed today as a model of healthy living.
Join us as we embark on a culinary journey and a delightful world of the five senses and the culinary Athens will be revealed to you.
Τhe tour ends close to Monastiraki Square
(Athens Flea Market
- This tour starts at 09:30 am
- The tour operates daily, except on Sundays
The Athens Food Tour does not take place on:
- 25 & 26 December
- New Year's Day
- Clean Monday (occurs 48 days before Orthodox Easter)
- Good Friday (before 12:00)
- Easter Sunday
- Easter Monday
- May 1st
- March 25th
- October 28th
- August 11th to August 19th
The meeting point is in front of the ZARA Department Store, outside Panepistimio metro station
at "Korai" street at 09:15 am
ZARA is close to the Panepistimio metro station which is located on the pedestrian walkway "KORAI",
across the University of Athens. Your tour guide will hold an orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign so you can identify him/her.
Please note: In case you use the metro to come to the meeting point, you should know that there are three exits at the Panepistimio metro station. Two of them are on the Panepistimio street in front of the University of Athens and the third exit is where we meet, on the Korai pedestrian street. Please follow the "Korai" Exit signs. Please note: The Food Tour starts at 9:30 am, please be at the meeting point by 9:15 am.
per adult44 €
per student or teenager (12-17 yrs)34 €
per child (6-11 yrs)
Infants (0-5): FREEDiscounts
- Discount Code for Second Tour (SNDT): 5% discount for booking a second tour
- Discount Code for Families & Groups (FMD): 5% discount to families/groups with 4 or more paying members
- Discount Code for Groups with Second Tour (SNDT+4): 10% discount to families or groups (4 or more paying members) booking more than one tours
For more information on discounts & special rates please read the FAQ ABOUT AWTInclusions
- Food specialist guide
- Food & Beverages sampling
- Athens Guide magazine
- Athens Map
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)