Discover Athens through its food culture and taste superb Greek pastries, wine, cheese and salamis. Enjoy an authentic Greek breakfast, visit traditional food stores and try mouth-watering Greek desserts.
At a Glance
Travel off the beaten path with a food tour that takes you to hidden cafes, specialty shops, and the market where locals go to buy meat and fish. Awaken your senses to the delicacies Athens has to offer as you feast on Greek cuisine like koulóuria, loukoumades, olive oil, and wine.
Meet your food-loving guide in Monastiraki Square to set off on your tour. As you stroll the tiled streets, listen as they share fascinating insights into the culinary history of the city and chat about the treats you get to sample today. Your first stop of the day is a centuries-old café serving a traditional Greek breakfast known as koulóuria. This sesame sweet bread is crunchy on the outside, but warm, fluffy, and soft on the inside.
Breathe in the wafting smells of butter, sugar, and dough as you step inside a tiny pastry shop. Here, sample a loukoumades, a doughnut-like treat covered in sweet syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon and walnuts. Continue on to the bustling Varvakios Agora market. Take in the salty smell of fresh seafood and the colorful sights of the vast array of produce before stopping to savor a steaming cup of authentic Greek coffee.
Your guide then leads you toward a secluded specialty shop where you have the chance to sample locally made wine, organic olive oil, and world-famous Greek yogurt. Finish your tour with a walk down Evripidou Street, known for its spice shops that send out heady scents of cinnamon and clove before saying goodbye to your guide. This food tour is voted best culinary experience in Europe.
- Explore the rich and healthy Greek cuisine on a guided culinary tour of Athens
- Enjoy the famous souvlaki pita with chicken or pork gyros
- Sample emerald-green olive oils and aromatic vinegar
- Visit specialty food stores to try local produce including wine and organic olive oil
- Taste a selection of Greek specialties including koulóuria (sesame bread rings) and loukoumades (Greek donuts)
- food and drinks
- local tour leader
Please make sure you will not eat anything at least 2-3 hours before the start of the tour as the amount of food on the tour is plenty