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Athens Small-Group Food Tour

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Overview
Taste traditional Greek dishes and learn their origins on this small group Athens food and walking tour. Visit local shops, and get a more intimate look at the Varvakeios market than you would if you explored on your own. With each bite of loukoumades (honey dumplings), bougatsa (sweet or savory pastry), olives, and other Greek specialties, you get first-hand insight into Greek culture.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Come hungry as included samples let you learn through taste
  • Visit hidden food stands and restaurants you might not find on your own
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 Psyri, where you can explore on your own using your guide’s recommendations.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Plateia Korai, Athina, Greece
Departure Time
9:30 AM
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Psyri, Athens, Greece
Inclusions
  • Food specialist local guide
  • Food and beverages sampling
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
  • Lunch or Dinner
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Really enjoyed our tour with Martha of all the local food favorites. She was so animated and warm and I feel like we got to see Athens like a local. Definitely recommend highly!
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Athens Small-Group Food Tour
Responded yesterday
Thank you for your comment. Glad you had such an enjoyable tour with Martha! She is a wonderful guide and loves to show you Athens through her local eyes!
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My husband and I had a fantastic time on our group tour with Georgia as guide. She is very knowledgeable not just about what's being served, but food history and how it ties into the neighborhoods in Athens and other locations throughout Greece and the region. Her tour helped
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Athens Small-Group Food Tour
Responded yesterday
What an amazing comment, thank you! We are very pleased to read that you and your husband had a great time in your tour with Georgia, she is a gem!
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Our guide was Rena who was an absolute delight. The food and beverage choices were top notch and our whole group had the best time. It helped me to navigate my future outings also as I gained a better idea of what was where. A highlight of my stay in Athens.
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Athens Small-Group Food Tour
Responded yesterday
Thank you for your comment! We are glad you had such a fantastic morning in your tour with Rena, she is the sweetest!
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Our guide was Martha. She was personable and informative. We made 9 stops—herbs, cheeses, olives, Greek “pretzels & donuts” and more , ending with souvlaki. All good and interesting. Walked thru the meat and fish markets. I wish we had gone a little slower here. Lots of things
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Athens Small-Group Food Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your comment. We are pleased to read that you had a good time in your food tour with Martha! She is the sweetest. In Athens Walking Tours we prefer small groups so the participants can interact with the guide and acquire a personable experience!
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Our tour guide Lucy was wonderful. We had almost 4 hours of food, history, and fun. She did a great job of teaching us about all of the delicious foods that Athens has to offer.
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Athens Small-Group Food Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your comment! Lucy is indeed wonderful and loves sharing with you her knowledge about the Greek gastronomy!
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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