Athens Walking Food Tour | Cooking Classes, Culinary Vacations

Korai, Athens, Greece

Adult: €49,00

Summary

Sample Greece’s tastiest dishes on a 3-hour food and walking tour through Athens! Led by a local food specialist guide, stroll through the city’s historic streets, tasting "bougatsa" (a sweet or savory pastry), "loukoumades" (Greek honey dumplings), olives and other Greek specialties! Then, take a trip to Varvakios market to peruse regional spices and herbs! To keep this small-group tour as intimate as possible, numbers are limited to 16 people.

Details

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 the non-touristy area of Athens and acquaint yourself with the Greek cuisine in the company of your food specialist guide!

An “off the beaten track” tour

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 and totally passionate about food guide will lead you past 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, spice, 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.

Join us as we embark on a culinary journey and a delightful world of the five senses! Let the culinary Athens will be revealed to you!

The tour ends close to Monastiraki metro station at approx. 13:00 (1 pm).

Additional info

  • This tour starts at 09:30 am
  • The tour operates daily, except on Sundays

The Athens Food Tour does not take place on:

  • 25 & 26 December
  • New Year’s Day
  • Clean Monday (occurs 48 days before Orthodox Easter)
  • Good Friday (before 12:00)
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday
  • May 1st
  • March 25th
  • October 28th
  • August 11th to August 19th

Accommodation

What is Included

Food specialist guide, Brochure with all places visited by the tour, Food & Beverages sampling (22 various foods and drinks)

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About Instructor/Guide

Food specialist guide

Language of Instruction

English

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation for this activity is not possible.

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