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Athens Food Tour

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  • Enjoy this “off the beaten track” tour where you get to discover the hidden side of Athens
  • Sample and taste traditional Greek food like loukoumades, bougatsa & spanakopita
  • Explore Greek food markets with their bustling energy and loud bargaining
Join us as we embark on a culinary journey and a delightful world of the five senses!

Seize the opportunity to taste a wide variety of Greek delicacies ranging from the mouth-watering sweet and syrupy “loukoumades” to traditional “bougatsa” or ''spanakopita'' or the savoury “pastourma”, feta cheese and famous Greek olives. Enjoy this unique tour, in a non-touristy area of Athens and acquaint yourself with Greek cuisine in the company of your local food specialist guide.

This is an “off the beaten track” tour where you get to discover another side of Athens which lies in the shadow of the famous Acropolis where a kaleidoscope of colors, smells, tastes and textures await. Your expert guide is totally passionate about food and will lead you through produce stalls bursting with color, intoxicating spice shops, enticing sweet shops, and of course the bustling central food market of Athens.

We will visit various specialty food shops, colorful and alluring delicatessens, restaurants, grocery and pie shops where you will sample and taste the most traditional Greek food and not necessarily the Greek food stereotypes such as "Greek salad” or “moussaka". A genuine Athenian food tour would not be complete without a visit to the vibrant central Varvakios food market, with its bustling energy and loud bargaining; this dazzling galaxy of fruit and spice, meat and fish will enchant you.

Our guides will knowledgeably lead you through a food stroll and introduce you to small, hidden specialty food shops. They will provide valuable insight, both on the unique and intricate culinary heritage of Greece, as well as the famous Mediterranean diet, hailed today as a model of healthy living.

The tour ends close to Monastiraki metro station at around 1 PM.
what’s included
  • Food specialist guide
  • Brochure with all places visited by the tour
  • Food & beverages sampling ( 22 various foods and drinks)
what’s excluded
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Tour details
Availability Daily except Sun
Duration 3 hours
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 16 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Athens, Greece/ Athens, Greece
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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.​ Your Athens Walking Tours guide, holding the orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign will be waiting for you. Please be at the meeting point by 9:15am
Cancellation --Up to 72 hours prior to the scheduled tour: The customer shall not incur a penalty charge, apart from the charge due to AWT for the use of a credit card.
--Between 72 and 24 hours prior to the scheduled tour: The customer shall incur 50% of the amount payable for the tour as a penalty charge, plus any other expenses, i.e. credit card charges or cancellation charges for means of transportation that may have been reserved for the tour.
--Less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled tour or if customers do not show up at the agreed meeting point: 100% of the amount payable shall be withheld as compensation for the cancellation of participation in the program.
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