- Athens guide magazine for ideas on things to do
- Athens map
- Food specialist local tour leader
- Food and beverages sampling
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
Athens, aside from being a remarkable symbol of Greece's rich historical heritage, is an absolute paradise for food enthusiasts. The city boasts numerous destinations where visitors can savor authentic Greek cuisine and purchase traditional products to bring back as souvenirs. Our food tours provide a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the lively pulse of the city by strolling through its central and picturesque streets. Along the way, you'll indulge in local delicacies and dishes that are an absolute must-try for any food lover.
Led by one of our knowledgeable food specialists, you'll explore the very shops and restaurants frequented by the locals. Prepare your taste buds for a delightful adventure as you sample savory pies, freshly baked pastries, aromatic liquors, high-quality olive oil, and mouthwatering souvlaki. These tours are designed to offer a genuine taste of Athens, allowing you to experience the city's vibrant culinary scene and discover hidden gems that will leave a lasting impression.
Join us on this gastronomic journey through Athens, where history and food converge to create an unforgettable and delectable experience.
Experience the Tastes of Greece
Experience a different side of Athens, hidden beneath the grandeur of the renowned Acropolis. Prepare to immerse yourself in a captivating blend of vibrant colors, alluring aromas, tantalizing tastes, and enticing textures. Your knowledgeable and food-loving guide will take you beyond the tourist hotspots, leading you to bustling produce stalls bursting with a kaleidoscope of hues, irresistible sweet shops, and, of course, the bustling central food market of Athens.
During this culinary adventure, we will explore a variety of specialty food shops, each offering their own unique charm. Step into colorful and enticing delicatessens, where the air is filled with aromatic scents, and visit tempting bakeries and sweet shops that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Prepare to indulge in the most authentic and traditional Greek cuisine, going beyond the well-known stereotypes of "Greek salad" or "moussaka."
No genuine Athenian food tour would be complete without a visit to the vibrant central Varvakeios food market. Get ready to be captivated by its energetic atmosphere, filled with the lively sounds of bargaining. This dazzling galaxy of fruits, spices, meats, and fish will truly enchant you.
Our expert guides will accompany you on a leisurely food stroll, revealing hidden gems of small specialty food shops. They will share valuable insights into Greece's unique and intricate culinary heritage, as well as the renowned Mediterranean diet, which is celebrated as a model of healthy living.
Embark on this delightful culinary journey with us, and allow the enchanting world of the five senses to unfold before you. Discover the true essence of culinary Athens, where flavors, aromas, and textures come together to create an unforgettable experience.
Two tours to choose from
You have the option to choose between two wonderful tours. The first tour is a 3.5-hour excursion that begins at 9:30 am, while the second tour lasts 2 hours and starts at 11:00 am. Both tours include a visit to the vibrant Athens Central Market, immersing you in its bustling atmosphere.
If you opt for the longer tour, you'll have the opportunity to explore more stops along the way, allowing for a more comprehensive experience. This extended journey will provide you with ample time to discover additional hidden gems and savor the culinary delights of Athens.
Whether you choose the 3.5-hour tour or the 2-hour tour, both options guarantee a visit to the Athens Central Market, ensuring that you get a taste of the vibrant culinary scene. The choice is yours, depending on the amount of time you have and your desire for a more extensive exploration.
Our Athens Food Tour is vegetarian-friendly as only one or two stops involve meat tastings where we would be happy to provide alternative sampling when requested. However, there are limited choices for other dietary restrictions such as gluten-free or dairy-free. If you have any of the above dietary requirements or serious food allergies, please contact us or call us before purchasing tickets.