Small-Group Greek Traditional Food Tour around Athens with Tastings


3 hours 30 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 8
Mobile ticket

Overview

Discover the most authentic, fresh traditional Athenian food in non tourist and hidden spots of the City! Food and places you may not find alone!
We visit local streets to see, taste and shop for cheese, cured meat, fruits, Greek sweet and spices in markets full of colour, scents and noise. We sample olives, oil and honey from a farmer and barrel wine made onsite of the taverna. We enjoy two meals with meat and seafood, one at a locals meze bar and one in the market, and we drink Greek coffee with a sweet.
On tours starting after 4pm or on Sunday, markets are shut so we visit two local tavernas and eat traditional food with ouzo, raki and local barrel wine. We visit a spice shop and see the Greek area for night life and eat a sweet pie.
Many tastings offered including 2 sit down meals on both tours as you learn about Greek culture.
You will meet many local people during this experience!
Vegetarian and gluten free options offered. Discounted childrens rates.
Licence number EOT-0259E70000815901

Description

Stop At: Central Market Athens, Monastiraki Greece

We will visit the meat, fish, spice and fruit markets and see how Athenians do their daily shopping. We will meet the traders and sit down and eat a meal inside the market.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Psiri, Psiri, Athens, Attica

This is the vibrant social life area for Athens and also a really alternative place to shop for unique, handmade products. We will walk through the area meeting local people along the way and will sit in a taverna to taste on of the best gyros in the City!

Duration: 1 minute

Stop At: Monastiraki, Athens Greece

The very centre of Athens and a unique viewing point. Next to the famous flea market and a short walk to the food markets.

Duration: 10 minutes

Sample Menu

• Kleftiko , Gyros - Lamb on the bone served with lemon flavoured potatoes with Greek salad. Gyros, pork or chicken.
All meals can be adapted for vegetarians
• Bougatsa - Its a surprise but we are confident you will love it!
• Tastings - Greek coffee, Koulouri, olives, halva, fruits, nuts, cured meat and cheeses. Ouzo and wine.

Inclusions

  • Lunch - On the market tour eat lamb with lemon potatoes or fresh kalamari with zucchini fried balls and Greek salad with ouzo. Gyros made with pork or chicken, cured meat and cheese, sweet cream custard pie.
  • Snacks - Locally grown nuts, bougatsa. cured meat, sweet halva made with sesame, seasonal fruits and handmade cheese
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Ouzo or raki and locally made barrel wine.

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 1 paying adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Vegetarian option is readily available and the tour can be adapted if you do not wish to go to the meat market.
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Winner of Travel and Hospitality Awards culinary tours in Attica, Greece 2021
  • Licensed tourism office number EOT 0259E70000815901
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Shauna L
June 2022

Fabulous tour, Rachel our tour guide was fantastic. She is so enthusiastic about Greek food and culture which made it so enjoyable. Lovely tastings of local food, olives, coffee, ouzo and wine.

brittneyb452
June 2022

This food tour was an excellent way to get a "taste" of Athens! Rachel was amazing! She took us to local spots where we were able to enjoy authentic Greek cuisine, wine, and more! Rachel is passionate and eager to share her knowledge about Athens culture. If you're looking for a food tour that wi...

thejoyofskin
June 2022

This was the best way to spend our first day in Athens! Having never been here before it was great to learn from a local some tidbits about their culture, history, and of course, the food and drink. Rachel was a superb host - we felt like we were walking around with the mayor - everyone knew her...

J5793OFchelseab
June 2022

We opted to take this food tour on our first full day in Athens and I'm so glad we did. Rachel was so warm and inviting with our large group. She took the time to share insight into the city of Athens, the culture, and the foods they hold dear. You'll feel like a local as Rachel takes you off the...

Lexi F
June 2022

What a fantastic tour. Truly a unique experience going through Athens. Rachel really knows her stuff. We not only got to eat wonderful delicious food and drink delicious drinks, we got a true Athenian showing us around and introducing us to the full culture. I will recommend this to everyone I know.

Seth_T
June 2022

This was by far our favorite tour, and we took many many tours throughout three countries. Mike did not use a headphone radio to communicate with us, he just spoke with us on a very personal level, which we greatly appreciated! And he feeds you real size portions so make sure you're very hungry w...

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