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Athens Small-Group Food Tour

  • 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
Athens Small-Group Food Tour
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Athens Small-Group Food Tour
From US$58.21

Taste traditional Greek dishes and learn their origins on this small group, 3-hour Athens food and walking tour. You’ll visit local shops, and get a more intimate look at the Varvakeios market than if wandering on your own. With each bite of loukoumades (honey dumplings), bougatsa (sweet or savory pastry), olives, and other Greek specialties, you’ll get first-hand insight into Greek culture.

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 Plaka, where you can explore on your own using your guide’s recommendations.

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Reviewed yesterday
First item on Athens itinerary, and don't bother with breakfast

You will be eating from the start to the finish. And do this tour as the first item of your stay in Athens. So much fun! My teenage kids loved it. And it is really a small group tour. Our group was 9 people from...More

Thank ttf12
Reviewed 1 week ago
Local foods, local guide, awesome way to explore Athens

While Athens is sometimes seen as a one or two day stop with a visit to the Acropolis before heading to the Greek islands, there is so much more to see and do in the capital. It's a grungy, maze of a city with friendly...More

1  Thank TrekkieCU
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the tour with Georgia Kalimeri as our guide and it was absolutely fantastic. We walked around beautiful Athens neighborhoods that I had not yet been too, since they're away from the tourist crowds. And the food -- SO much food. Seriously, skip breakfast for...More

1  Thank FranciscaConcha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Bring another belly...

Greek food has another meaning for me after this tour. I ate so much I need it an extra belly to finish this tour. I also learned a lot about the olive oils and olives. Our guide was very knowledgeable and she made the tour...More

Thank Yessenia A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great guide, delicious food, interesting information

We had a private tour with Irene, she was super friendly and had a lot of information about Athens and the food culture. She showed us places we would never have landed without her. We have visited some restaurants several times in our holidays without...More

Thank Maik B
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22 June 2018|
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Response from Latta | Reviewed this property |
Nope. Not set up for that. Great Tour and sweet hostess.
Pauline N
13 June 2018|
Response from Dean92802 | Reviewed this property |
This is a daytime tour.