Shore Excursion: Athens Food Tour & free time in Plaka
Athens Tours

 

Tour Code: SC5


79 € Adults

73 € Students (must have a valid ID card)

73 € Teenagers (12-17 years)

63 € Children (6-11 years)

Free Admission: Infants (0-5 years)

 Discounts and Offers

 

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Departure time
8:45 am
Meeting point
Cruise Terminal
Duration time
3 hours and 15 minutes
Info

Walking time
45 minutes 
Walking pace
Moderate 
Language
English
Other languages at request on private tours



Highlights

  • Visit the Athens Central Market
  • Stroll through off-the-beaten-path areas in the city
  • Discover where Athenians shop and eat in a lively neighborhood
  • Learn about the Mediterranean diet 
  • Sample Greek savories and sweets

Tour details

Inclusions 

  • Food and beverages sampling
  • Round-trip transfer from the Port of Piraeus and back
  • Food tour
  • Free time in Plaka
  • Food specialist 
  • Athens Guide magazine
  • Athens Map

Exclusions

  • Lunch or dinner
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)  

The Most Delicious Food Tour of Athens

Get ready to bite into a sweet, cream filled, crunchy filo layered pie called bougatsa, fork into a perfectly fried doughnut balls drenched in honey called loukoumades, and savor a satisfying meld of flavors from warm pita bread filled with seasoned grilled meat, fresh veggies and traditional sauce called gyros. In between, you’ll taste Feta cheese, Greek olives, Greek wines and get to know more traditional foods on a neighborhood walk that revolves around sampling Greece’s traditional food.
 
Athens Central Market and More
 
Our Athens Walking Tours guide will lead you through the bustling Athens Central Market, a historic food market unlike any other in Europe. Here, colorful and fragrant food stalls set the stage among animated food sellers, fishmongers and butchers whelping for sales as locals bargain them down. 
 
Experience the Tastes of Greece
 
You’ll also be lead down the city’s quaint spice street, browse through mom-and-pop specialty shops selling local wine, olive oil, cheese or olives, and sample what’s behind the glass counters at family-run delicatessens. The aromas of fresh, out-of-the-oven savory pies, the tempting displays of Greek pastries and sips of Greece’s strong and tasteful spirits round out the food tour.
 
Discover Athenian Food Culture
 
In between each bite, you’ll gain insight into Greece’s fascinating food culture, the evolution of the country’s cuisine and the healthy nature of locally produced, organic ingredients. 
 

 

Meeting point

From Your Cruise Terminal

An Athens Walking Tour representative will be waiting for you at a designated area outside of the customs building.  Look for someone holding an orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign. Your transfer will depart from the port at 8:45 am.

Food Tour Meeting Point

Your driver will drop you off at the Korai pedestrian street. The meeting point is outside Panepistimio metro station at the "Korai" pedestrian walkway which is in front of the Zara department store. You’ll find Zara (32 Stadiou Street) close to the Panepistimio metro station, next to Starbucks.  

The food tour starts at 9:30 am.

Please note: For those taking the metro, note that there are three exits at the Panepistimio metro station. Two exits head to Panepistimio Street in front of the University of Athens. The third and correct exit is for and the Korai pedestrian walkway. Simply follow the "Korai" exit signs.

Back to the Port of Piraeus and Your Ship


Your transfer will depart at 15:50 (3:50 pm) from Patseas Jewelry Store, at the beginning of the pedestrian Dionysiou Areopagitou walkway, across Hadrian’s Arch. The guide will give you directions. The vehicle will have an orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign in the window. If for any reason you miss the return transfer, you will have to return to the Port of Piraeus by your own means.   

Important Note: You must be at the designated meeting point 10 minutes prior to departure. The departure vehicle stops briefly to pick up passengers and will depart immediately for the Port of Piraeus.

 


Discounts and Offers

  • If you book a second tour with us, you are eligible for a 5% discount. Use the code SNDT at your booking process inside the promo code field.
  • Discount code for families and groups (FMD): 5% discount to families/groups with 4 or more paying members.
  • Discount code for groups of more than 4 participants 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 and special rates please read the FAQ about discount and special rates

Additional info:


  • Pick-up from the Port of Piraeus is at 8:45 am / Transfer back to the Port of Piraeus is at 15:50 (3:50 pm).  

  • The tour operates daily, except on Sundays.

  • The tour does not run from August 8 to August 18 and on Greek bank holidays.

Tour Code: SC5


79 € Adults

73 € Students (must have a valid ID card)

73 € Teenagers (12-17 years)

63 € Children (6-11 years)

Free Admission: Infants (0-5 years)

 Discounts and Offers

 

Book now

 

Departure time
8:45 am
Meeting point
Cruise Terminal
Duration time
3 hours and 15 minutes
Info

Walking time
45 minutes 
Walking pace
Moderate 
Language
English
Other languages at request on private tours


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