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Athens Small-Group Food Tour

  • Learn about Greek culture and culinary history through traditional food
  • Guide's commentary sheds light on how food shapes Greek identity
  • Small group of just 14 people allows time to ask questions
Athens Small-Group Food Tour
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Athens Small-Group Food Tour
US$ 57.64

Taste traditional Greek dishes and learn their origins on this small group, 3-hour Athens food and walking tour. You’ll visit local shops, and get a more intimate look at the Varvakeios market than if wandering on your own. With each bite of loukoumades (honey dumplings), bougatsa (sweet or savory pastry), olives, and other Greek specialties, you’ll get first-hand insight into Greek culture.

What to Expect

Make your way to a central meeting point, below the Acropolis, to meet your guide and small group of no more than 14. Head into the surrounding neighborhoods on foot to experience local culture through culinary traditions. Listen as your guide offers an orientation to the area and Greek cooking.

Stop at specialty shops you might never find without your guide. You’ll sample traditional foods such as koulouri (bread made with sesame seeds); loukoumades (Greek honey dumplings); bougatsa (a sweet or savory pastry); and olives. Duck inside restaurants, dairies, delicatessens, and spice merchants. Learn more about Greek food and culture with each bite, asking questions of your guide and talking to shop owners.

The tour’s last stop is bustling Varvakeios market, filled with stalls selling spices, meat, seafood, and fruit; it’s where neighborhood residents shop.

Your tour ends in Plaka, where you can explore on your own using your guide’s recommendations.

Reviews (336)
1 - 5 of 68 reviews
Reviewed today
Time well spent!

Highly recommended. Our guide, Lucy, was exceptional. Got lots of history and cultural information. It is about three and a half hours. Much of it is leisurely walking between spots where you’ll taste local food. The meat and fish market with its wide varieties of...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 5 days ago
Fun, informative, and delicious.

Georgia was a fantastic tour guide. She was enthusiastic and a very good story teller, providing us with lots of history and cultural knowledge, and as a life long Athenian, she had great insight. It was a great way to go "beyond the Acropolis" and...More

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun time eating our way through Athens!

Such a great tour! Not only did we eat delicious foods, it was also really nice learning about the history and significance of Greek food. We walked through various non-touristy parts of Athens, which was pretty cool... Our tour guide was sweet and knowledgeable... We...More

2  Thank Bernadette O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Not as exciting as the reviews made it seem

Perhaps the rainy weather made it feel a bit rushed and neglected, but our expectation was bigger than what we experienced. We did not have any breakfast beforehand, and even though we were treated to some local product, we were not completely satisfied by the...More

Thank Carina v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Athens by food

Easy to find meeting point. Started on time. Our group was about 12 people plus the tour guide. Lucy was an amazing guide. We went to several different places and learned about the food, the neighborhood, greek culture, and how greeks dine.Lucy was knowledgeable, but...More

Thank MIKEinTX7
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Response from Latta | Reviewed this property |
Nope. Not set up for that. Great Tour and sweet hostess.
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