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Top food & drink tours in Greece

Explore Greece through its olive oil, honey, yogurt, fruit & vegetables, fresh seafood and up-and-coming vineyards

If you’re a foodie, you’ve come to the right place. Our guide to the best food & drink tours in Greece gives you a taste of culinary experiences all around the country. We take you to the top wine-growing regions and vineyards and to the heart of many of Greece’s most famous local products.

What are you looking forward to most on your holidays in Greece? If food is one of the first things you thought of, then you’ll already know how the Mediterranean climate works its magic every time on Greek products like extra-virgin olive oil, honey, yogurt, fruit & vegetables and the freshest seafood. So this is for all self-confessed foodies out there. You’re in for a treat.

Explore the culinary traditions of Greece

Our food & drink tours and experiences explore the culinary underbelly of Greece’s two biggest cities, Athens and Thessaloniki, visiting markets and delicatessens and taking you into the best foodie neighbourhoods. And we take you around the Greek islands, showing you how the likes of Crete and Naxos are practically self-sufficient, with amazing local produce and culinary treasures everywhere you go.

We explore Rhodes (with a fascinating mix of influences), Tinos (an up-and-coming foodie star) and many other islands. On Mykonos, we take a look at the dining and nightlife scene but also show you how Greece’s famous luxury isle has another side, visiting the farms and dairies behind so many delicious local products. 
 

The best Greek wine regions and vineyards

Greece is one of the world’s oldest wine-growing regions, something you’ll learn all about while visiting wineries that have invested money and love into creating excellent wines as well as offering vineyard tours and wine-tasting experiences

Discovering local grape varieties and meeting winegrowers will be the highlight of any wine lover’s holiday, especially in Nemea (the Peloponnese region famous for the fruity red Agiorgitiko grape) and around Thessaloniki and Halkidiki in northern Greece. Santorini (king of the white Assyrtiko grape), Lemnos (including Limnio, thought to be the most ancient grape variety), Crete and other destinations are highlights.

Learn more about Greece’s most iconic local products

Finally, we take you to the home of some of Greece’s most famous products, going olive oil sampling and visiting olive presses in Messinia (around Kalamata in the Peloponnese) and exploring the ouzo tradition of Lesvos and the mastic villages of Chios.

Whatever your culinary passion, we’re here for you with food and drink tours and experiences all around Greece. Just make sure to pack your appetite. 

Turn your exploration of the flavours of Greece into an exciting gastronomic odyssey.

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If you’re the kind of traveller who loves exploring everything about a country, you’ll love our guide to the top things to do in Greece. We take you around the leading cultural sites and on food and walking tours and introduce you to the best ways to experience Greece’s magical sea and countryside … all so you can plan your perfect holidays in Greece.

If you’ve booked your holidays to Greece and want to know all the things to do in and around your destination, or if you’re just looking for a bit of inspiration to decide where to go, welcome to our guide to the best things to do in Greece. It’s designed to be both inspiring and practical, helping you choose and plan the experiences you’ll be including on your bucket list.

Pick your perfect beach holiday

For us, Greek beaches are about so much more than sun, sea and sand. They all have their own character and reasons to visit. So we’ve explored all the most famous beaches in Greece and painted the picture for you. (Apologies in advance if it gets you wanting to be there right now.) if you’ve spent any time searching ‘Greece’ on Instagram, you’ve probably been introduced to many of them already. Then again, seeing really is believing.

How to bring Greek culture to life

When we think of Greek culture, we see so much more than temples and marble pillars. For us, Greece’s archaeological sites are alive with the myths and legends of antiquity. So we went looking to answer why Greece is referred to as the cradle of western civilisation at all the top ancient sites and toured museums and art galleries (many modern ones too) on islands and around the mainland. All so you can choose the right experiences for you.

Culture truly is all around you when you’re in Greece, which is why we’ve got a wide range of city and island walking tours you can follow, whether you’re on a city break in Athens or Thessaloniki or visiting a Greek island. We take a ‘locals know best’ approach, seeking out all those hidden gems you won’t find in a guidebook as well as ticking off the highlights. And of course you’ve heard of island-hopping. But have you ever heard of village-hopping? You have now.

Don’t forget to pack your appetite

Whether you’re a card-carrying foodie or looking to get to know Greek food a bit better, you’re in for a treat. We’re more passionate about food and drink than perhaps any other part of Greek culture and it shows in our foodie tours in cities and islands, as well as our vineyard and olive oil tours and our focus on classic Greek products like mastiha from Chios and ouzo from Lesvos.

You’ll find amazing things happening on the food front in Athens. And Thessaloniki might just be the premier foodie destination in Greece. That said, there are quite a few destinations that would disagree. Check out our food and drink tours – definitely some of the best things to do in Greece – and decide for yourself.

Get active on your holidays in Greece

One of our favourite sections in our guide to the best things to do in Greece is the collection of all outdoor activities. We take you to the top of mountains (they don’t all need to be as tall as Mt Olympus, although we take you there too) and trek down some of the most stunning gorges in Europe. If you’ve only ever been on a beach holiday to Greece, you’ll be amazed how many signposted hikes there are on both mainland and islands. There are even hikes that end at the beach. How’s that for a reward after a hike?

We have hiking excursions to some of the most beautiful scenery in Greece (yes, Meteora, we’re looking at you) and ideas for mountain biking, rock climbing, canyoning and even snow skiing. And if you’re a water sports enthusiast, there’s diving, kayaking, river rafting and more.

Boat trips to hidden beaches and islands neighbours

Finally, we went looking for the best boat trips in Greece. Some take you to remote beaches and others into sea caves. There’s even a boat trip from Alonissos that takes you around Greece’s first marine park. Or you could even boost your Greek island holiday by taking a day trip to a neighbouring island, or by adding an unexpected island-hopping twist to Athens getaway to the islands of the Saronic Gulf. We’ve got dozens of boat trips to choose from.

We’re here to give you ideas. The rest is up to you.

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