Athens Gourmet Food Tour at a Glance
Indulge in local food on this 4-hour gourmet tasting tour and sample the edible delights of Athens. Enjoy the undivided attention of your food expert guide as you uncover the secrets of Greek cuisine and learn more about the city’s culinary heritage. Take the streets for a walking tour of Athens’ cafés, markets, delicatessens, and street food haunts. Stop along the way to sample local treats like sweet donuts, Greek bread, and regional cheeses washed down with Greek wine. Continue with stops for food and drinks at some of the city’s hidden taverns and restaurants. Stop for the country’s biggest passion: “coffee.” Prepare your stomach for endless food enjoyment. As a Greek giagia (grandmother) would say, “Eat more.”
Athens Gourmet Food Tour Highlights
- 4-hour food walking tour of Athens with a local tour leader.
- Taste a selection of Greek specialties, including koulóuria (sesame bread rings) and loukoumades (Greek donuts).
- Explore Varvakios Agora with an expert guide and learn about the city’s culinary history.
- Try a traditionally brewed Greek coffee.
- Visit specialty food stores to try local produce wine and organic olive oil.
- Be prepared to get full; the tour contains lots of food.
Athens Gourmet Food Tour In Detail
Meet your Athens food tour-loving leader in Monastiraki Square to begin your tour. As you walk, listen to your guide share fascinating insights into Greek cuisine, and explain the following tastings. Head into a centuries-old cafe to bite into your first Greek specialty of the day —Greek spinach pie, aka Spanakopita.
Time to eat some local food!
Next, dive into an enticing pastry shop to sample custard-filled filo squares and loukoumades. These golden puffs of delight are unlike any donut you’ve ever eaten before. Doused in sweet syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon and walnuts, loukoumades are delicious.
Continue onto your next stop and sink your teeth into a pie at an authentic Greek bakery before sampling local cheese at one of the district’s cheese stores. Then, head to the bustling meat and fish market of Varvakios Agora. Stroll past the many stalls, each bursting with color and aromatic produce, and taste some homegrown coffee. Unique in its taste, Greek coffee is brewed in a traditional small pot and served with foam on top and grounds at the bottom of the cup.
Where are the best spots for food? Lets us show you.
Next, visit some of the hidden specialty food stores to purchase tantalizingly fresh fruit, olives, cheese, ham, and other alluring deli produce before heading to a small souvenir shop to sample Greek yogurt, local wine, aged aromatized vinegar, organic olive oil, and honey. Here, take the opportunity to buy some gifts for your friends and family, if you so wish.
Finish your tour with a wander down Evripidou Street. Heady with the scent of clove and cinnamon, this exotic street is famous for the herb and spice shops that have thrived here since the early 20th century. Enjoy a final tasting before ending your private culinary exploration back at Monastiraki Square.
Food and drink samples
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at the time of booking unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case, confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability.
Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
Monastiraki Square in front of the little chapel
FAQs about the Athens Gourmet Food Tour
What happens in the event of rain?
All our bus tours run regardless of the weather. If an activity is canceled because of extreme weather conditions, you have the option to change the date, switch activity, or cancel and receive a refund.
What time is the pick-up time for the tours?
The pick-up time for all tours is the same as the meeting time indicated on your vouchers and our website. Please note that there may be a slight delay of 5-10 minutes, depending on the number of pickups we have scheduled. Please be ready 10 minutes before your trip to facilitate that.
How late can I make a booking?
You can make a booking with us literally at the last minute! Just keep in mind that there may be no seats left on the tour if you do that! We recommend booking at least one week in advance, to have the best chances of finding availability.
Which tours can I join on the same day?
This is a day tour, so you cannot participate in any of our other tours if you book it.
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days (s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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