Seize the opportunity to taste a wide variety of Greek delicacies ranging from the mouth-watering sweet and syrupy “loukoumades” to traditional “bougatsa” or Feta cheese and famous Greek olives.
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.
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 to identify him/her.
Note that there are three Panepistimio metro stations exits. Two of them are on the Panepistimio street and the third one where we meet is on the pedestrian walkway Korai. If you use the metro to come please follow the Exit Korai. Please note: The Food Tour starts at 9:30 AM.
Prices start from 45 €
per adult. It depends on your group size. VIEW OUR PRICES
- Discount Code for Second Tour (SNDT): 5% discount for booking a second tour
For more information on discounts & special rates please read the FAQ ABOUT AWT
- Local food specialist guide
- Private tour
- Food & Beverages sampling
- Athens Guide magazine
- Athens Map
- Entrance tickets
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- The tours do not take place on the following public Holidays: 25 & 26 December, New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, May 1st and March 25, the Greek Independence Day.
- On Good Friday (Greek Orthodox Easter) our tour starts at 12:15 pm.
- Our tours take place in all weather, rain or shine.