Taste of Athens – 4-hour food walking tour

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4 hours



Group Type

Small-Group or Private

Small Group Tour: October- April: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 10 am  &
May – September: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 10 am

Private Tour: Daily except Sundays, starting time can be customized

Tour Details

There is no better way to explore a new destination than through its cuisine. With your own personal guide on hand, you will be introduced to the delights of Greek gastronomy and discover those off-the-beaten-track eateries that offer truly spectacular Greek dishes.

Delight in a total of 15 different food tastings – all authentic Greek dishes and products – as you take a stroll through the less touristy areas of Athens, meeting the vendors and discovering the culinary gems of the city. Your senses will ignite with the tastings of crunchy phyllo pies, cold cuts, loukoumades -the Greek donuts- and other mouth-watering dishes. All you need to bring is your appetite!

Tour Highlights
  • Visit the eateries that tourists often miss to enjoy; the best of Greece on a plate. Your guide will share their knowledge on the history of Greek cuisine and its many influences.
  • Learn insightful information & local tips on traditional restaurants and food shops you'll come across along the way, with the help of your expert guide.
  • Enjoy a memorable gastronomical experience as you taste over 15 unique Greek foods.
  • Explore the colours & scents of Athens' Central Market, the liveliest part of the city.
What to Expect

Your tour begins in Syntagma Square, the heart of Athens, where you will meet with your foodie tour guide for what is sure to be a gourmet experience you won’t forget. From there, you’ll begin a 4-hour tour that will introduce you to local dishes, while offering you insights into the culture and history of Greek food.

Your taste experience will begin with a traditional stuffed phyllo pie, made in a family-run shop that was founded in the 1920s. Experience secret culinary gems only the locals know about, as the tour will take you in a variety of bakeries and food shops, taverns and traditional restaurants off the tourist trail.

In Athens’ Central Market, your guide will discuss the different products the terrain of Greece offers throughout the year. Learn the different uses of a variety of spices and the secret to what makes Greek cuisine so unique; bring home a little extra knowledge that will make your own cooking that much more authentic and delicious.

A great selection of distinctive Greek flavors is awaiting for you to try them; dolmades, pastrami, Greek traditional cheeses & different olive varieties will be only few of your tastings. Wrap-up your culinary exploration with home-made recipes prepared inside the Central Market and a Greek coffee served the traditional way.

Be warned that this is a food tour like no other! You wont just be sampling small mouthfuls; you will be enjoying traditional, authentic recipes and a hand-picked assortment of Greek products that will give you a clear understanding of the wealth of the Greek cuisine.

Come prepared, skip breakfast, and as for lunch and dinner? You probably won’t have any room left!

Inclusions / Exclusions


  • A 4-hour food walking tour (small group or private) in Athens
  • All food tastings (enough for lunch)
  • A guided tour in the Athens Central Market
  • Loads of culinary, cultural & historical anecdotes
  • Services of an exceptional foodie guide

Food subs:

  • We CAN provide food substitutions for vegetarians and we can customize the tour to include gluten free options. Please send us an inquiry for a private tour.