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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
From US$56.93

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 (345)
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Reviewed yesterday
Wonderful food tour with Lucy

Gaining knowledge and understanding about a city and its culture by exploring its restaurants, markets, shops and neighbourhoods, is, in our opinion, one of the most interesting and fun tours one can take. Our wonderful guide, Lucy, was very informative and told us lots of...More

Thank kw37
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Hidden gems

Decided to do this tour on my first day in Athens to get to know the hotspots that locals go to. Our tour guide, ANAIS, was awesome!! She was informative/knowledgeable, friendly, and receptive to everyone’s needs/request. The places she took us were on point because...More

Thank barcarse88
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fabulous Introduction to Greek Food.

We did this tour, the next day after arriving in Greece. As we were going to be in Greece for 6 weeks and were not that familiar with Greek food - it truly was a great experience. We were able to confidently know what we...More

Thank LeeLou64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Seeing different side of Athens

Great and fun tour - we had a lovely mixed group from all continents and Lucy walked us through the city in a nice pace, letting us taste the daily foods of the greeks and taking us of the tourist track. If you want to...More

Thank Tijnie72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highly recommended

I highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Lucy, was fantastic and so was the food! She was very knowledgeable about the city and history that lead to today’s food culture in Greece. It was great to get out of the more tourist area and see...More

Thank Explorer817237
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Response from Latta | Reviewed this property |
Nope. Not set up for that. Great Tour and sweet hostess.