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Athens Small-Group Food Tour provided by Athens Walking Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Taste traditional Greek dishes and learn their origins on this small group Athens food and walking tour. Visit local shops, and get a more intimate look at the Varvakeios market than you would if you explored on your own. With each bite of loukoumades (honey dumplings), bougatsa (sweet or savory pastry), olives, and other Greek specialties, you get first-hand insight into Greek culture.
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You'll start at
Plateia Korai
Plateia Korai, Athina, GreeceMEETING TIME: 9:15 am START TIME: 9:30 am DURATION: 3 hours & 30 minutes MEETING POINT: The meeting point is Outside Panepistimio metro station at Korai pedestrian walkway in front of the Starbucks cafe. If you use the metro to come follow the “Korai” exit signs. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of your tour. Your Athens Walking Tours guide, holding the orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign will be waiting for you.
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  • Pass by Monastiraki
    Pass by Psirri
    Pass by Evripidou
    Pass by Aiolou
    Pass by Varvakios Central Market
You'll end at
Psyri
Psyri, Athens, Greece
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Highlights
  • Learn about Greek culture and culinary history through traditional food
  • Guide's commentary sheds light on how food shapes Greek identity
  • Small group of just 14 people allows time to ask questions
  • Come hungry as included samples let you learn through taste
  • Visit hidden food stands and restaurants you might not find on your own
What to Expect
Make your way to a central meeting point, below the Acropolis, to meet your guide and small group of no more than 14. Head into the surrounding neighborhoods on foot to experience local culture through culinary traditions. Listen as your guide offers an orientation to the area and Greek cooking. Stop at specialty shops you might never find without your guide. You’ll sample traditional foods such as koulouri (bread made with sesame seeds); loukoumades (Greek honey dumplings); bougatsa (a sweet or savory pastry); and olives. Duck inside restaurants, dairies, delicatessens, and spice merchants. Learn more about Greek food and culture with each bite, asking questions of your guide and talking to shop owners. The tour’s last stop is bustling Varvakeios market, filled with stalls selling spices, meat, seafood, and fruit; it’s where neighborhood residents shop. Your tour ends in Psyri, where you can explore on your own using your guide’s recommendations.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Plateia Korai, Athina, Greece
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Psyri, Athens, Greece
Inclusions
  • Food specialist local guide
  • Food and beverages sampling
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
  • Lunch or Dinner
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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emjosn wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom37 contributions2 helpful votes
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Had an enjoyable few hours with Loukia and a small group on the food walking tour today. A great way to get my bearings after arriving in Athens, and taste some wonderful food at the same time. Vegetarian friendly options were available at all the stops.
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Athens Small-Group Food Tour
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Thank you for your comment, we appreciate it! Our Athens Food our is the best way to explore Athens like a local. Besides the amazing food stops you do (vegetarian friendly), it is an opportunity to experience the contemporary vibes of the city! Loukia is amazing :)
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Grace M wrote a review Feb 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
A friend and I booked this tour to finish off our lovely trip to Athens. We are so glad we booked this tour because it was brilliant. Our tour guide, Rena, was funny, informative, welcoming and friendly. I honestly can't praise her enough, her tour was one of the highlights of
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Athens Small-Group Food Tour
Responded 3 Mar 2020
What a wonderful comment, thank you! Rena is amazing and loves showing you around the city of Athens. We are happy to read that you tasted new things and had fun with the rest of the group! Next time you visit you shall participate in our Cooking Lesson, maybe Rena will be there as well ;)
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greatescaper5 wrote a review Feb 2020
Hopkinton, Massachusetts104 contributions42 helpful votes
We had a great day tasting all sorts of food and drinks! We had a group of 8 4 adults and 4 teens. Everyone enjoyed it. There was something for everyone. Our tour guide Reena was so friendly and knowledgeable. We went back and ate dinner at one of the restaurants we stopped at.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Athens Small-Group Food Tour
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate it! If both adults and teens enjoyed it, then we are sure that Rena did her job perfectly for one more time! We are glad to read that you had such an enjoyable tour!
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103julie8888 wrote a review Feb 2020
Wiesbaden, Germany7 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a FANTASTIC tour with Rena! My husband and I had such a great time with her. We definitely saw and went to places we would not have seen without the tour. She was fun, enthusiastic and was a very engaging guide. HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone wanting to
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Athens Small-Group Food Tour
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Thank you very much for your wonderful review! It is our aim to offer you the best memories from Athens! Rena is indeed lovely :)
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Linda M wrote a review Feb 2020
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I really enjoyed this tour. The tour guide seemed knowledgeable and personable. I would highly recommend.
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Athens Small-Group Food Tour
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Thank you for your comment, we appreciate it!
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About the operator

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raynersjourneys
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Fantastic tour - really enjoyable!
Our tour guide Despina was fantastic! The tour was well paced, filled with really interesting facts and we also got
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ChereneffeFleur
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Despina Savvidou is the best guide ever!
Although we were visiting the Acropolis, the guide Despina made the tour so much fun! She really brought the energy
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hrosegunner
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Not to be missed!
We were taken on a walking tour with our guide Dorina yesterday. It was brilliant! We learned so much from her, she
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tonit157
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History comes alive
Our wonderful and knowledgeable guide, Despina, taught us so much!! Due to Covid we had a unique experience to see
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jannemom
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Chaotic
First they switched our date only one day prior to the tour, for which I got a mail. But then they apparently also
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John P
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Good tour
Despina was a great guide with insightful commentary on the Acropolis - much better than visiting on own
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Teti2010
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Superb Acropolis & Museum Private tour with Stieve
We just did a 4 hour private tour of the Acropolis and the Museum with a terrific guide Stieve Samara. She is ver
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TristanOliver
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Informative, Friendly Guided Tour
Stieve was an excellent guide with a nice sense of humour who patiently and all of our questions and learned about
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francoisc210
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À fantastic visit of Athens Acropolis
Despina has organised a splendid tour of Athens acropolis for us at the end of July 2020. 2 families with young kid
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MarliexP
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Highly recommended
We had a fantastic street art and street food tour with Athens Walking Tours. We explored a part of Athens we would
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anderlc1
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Must Do While in Athens
The tour was excellent. Our tour guide was a local, personable, and extremely knowledgeable. I loved hearing the an
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RRaynor2
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Don't Miss this Tour!
This must be the definitive walking tour of Athens. Why? The personality and expertise of the Guide, Dorini. She
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JimC612
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Great Athens tour
Tour guide Dorina was great and was extremely knowable about the area and sites. We really enjoyed it and learned a
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SalaOM
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Good guide, good tour
Our guide Foitini stayed enthusiastic and friendly for all 5hrs30mins of the tour. Took regular breaksbsonit wasn't
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andycN1564CF
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Great Tour!
Very organized and informative!! It was an excellent tour that guided you through the history of the Acropolis.
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