- Food and beverages sampling
- Round-trip transfer from the Port of Piraeus and back
- Food tour
- Free time in Plaka/ Anafiotika
- Food specialist
- Athens Guide magazine
- Athens Map
- Lunch or dinner
- Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
What You Will See and Do
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 ball drenched in honey called loukoumades, and savor a satisfying meld of flavors from warm pita bread filled with seasoned grilled meat, fresh veggies, and a 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.
Explore the famous Plaka and Anafiotika District
After the guided portion of the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore one of the oldest neighborhoods in the world: the Plaka and Anafiotika area, which is located on a hill above the Plaka district. You will have free time to wander this unique urban pocket of culture and charm which oozes with atmosphere. Here, you can stop at simple, traditional, or trendy outdoor cafes, shop at mom-and-pop boutiques selling local goods and souvenirs or try a local dish at traditional eateries. Plaka is a district where diverse architectures merge and the perfect place to snap the most memorable of photos as you stroll down the narrow stone pedestrian walkways and wander cobbled paths shaded by colorful bougainvillea. Admire the whitewashed cubic houses with brightly painted shutters and beautifully carved wooden doors, elements of a typical Cycladic architecture! Here every one may sip on their Greek coffee or glass of wine like they would in a typical Cycladic island.