Private Tour: Gourmet Food Walking Tour In Athens

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Overview

Step off the beaten track and awaken your senses on a 4-hour gourmet food walking tour in Athens, taken at a time that suits your schedule. Follow a private guide through Monastiraki Square and the central city market, Varvakios Agora, to spend a half-day sampling some of Athens’ finest street food. Feast on an array of authentic specialties, from sweet syrup Greek donuts to ‘koulóuria’ (sesame bread rings), and learn more about the culinary history of this incredible city with each bite. This private tour ensures undivided attention from a personal guide.

Highlights

  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Meet your food-loving guide in Monastiraki Square to begin your tour. As you walk, listen to your guide share fascinating insights into Greek cuisine and explains the tastings that follow. Head into a centuries-old cafe to bite into your first Greek specialty of the day — koulóuria. A traditional Greek breakfast item, koulóuria is crunchy on the outside, but deliciously soft on the inside.

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 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.

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.

Inclusions for Private Tour: Gourmet Food Walking Tour In Athens

  • Local guide
  • Food and drink samples

Exclusions for Private Tour: Gourmet Food Walking Tour In Athens

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at 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

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Irene was Amazing! We really enjoyed the tour of the city by foot as well as the good food and information. Highly recommended!

  • This is a great tour! I would definitely recommend this on a trip to Athens.

  • This was a good time. One of the highlights of our trip. We had Kosta. He was incredibly personable. Went to local, non-tourist places. Food was great. We just finished a two week trip Athens, Rome, Seville. My kids 16,19, 22 are telling me to make sure I mention that this was their favorite activity.

  • Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Conducted at our pace. Anna our guide was very knowledgable and friendly as were all the places we went to.

  • This was the best food tour I've ever been on! Ana shared the culture, history, origins of the food we tasted and the places we visited. I can't recommend this highly enough we had fun, tried authentic Greek dishes and expanded our understanding of Athens. As an added bonus the tour oriented us to the layout of the city so walking to attractions and shopping on days following was a breeze. Ana took her time and let us enjoy ourselves. Great tour and great guide!

  • Irini, our tour guide, was awesome! I highly recommend this tour.

  • The guide was very knowledgeable and organized and went out of her way to make this a geat experience. We felt we knew a great deal more about Athens and Greece than before111

  • This food tour is amazing. I lucked out and Sofia was my guide. Even better, I was the only one on the tour. Sofia was wonderful - very personable and efficient. She called ahead so that the food items were ready when we arrived. You get to sample many Greek dishes and Sofia explained how they were used in every day Greek life. You will have more food than you can eat. I highly recommend this tour and ask for Sofia!

  • Our guide was Eirini and she was wonderful. She was knowledgeable, informative and very personable. She shared her knowledge of Greek cuisine and also answered our questions about the Greek way of life. We would highly recommend this tour. Thanks.

  • Anna was amazing, the whole food was awesome.

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