Athens Food Tour: Tastes and Stories of Greece


  • Try more than 10(!) iconic Greek foods in Athens, from mpougatsa to souvlaki, from those who make them best
  • Discover the history behind each bite and listen to their story, which may go all the way back to Homer
  • Explore Psyri and Monastiraki, two of the most vibrant and colorful neighborhoods in the center of Athens
  • Travel back in time to family-run establishments that have survived the centuries by bringing people the best of the best
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This Athens food tour combines a good taste of traditional Greek food with the art of storytelling, satisfying both your appetite and your curiosity about Greek culture!

Start your day the Greek way, with koulouri and mpougatsa, in one of the oldest bakeries in Athens that feeds the whole city! Learn how traditional ‘phyllo’ pies are made and discover how Homer comes into play. Walking your way through the alleys, you will find yourselves among merchants, you will smell and feel the herbs that are under goddess Demeter’s protection and taste pure, home-made Greek honey that nourished Zeus himself. The gods of Greek mythology show the way as we continue our food tour in the historic and vibrant streets of Athens. After a short walk, it’s time to be initiated into the Greek meze! We’ll head to a local charcuterie, that has been passed down from grandpa to grandpa, and have a good sip of Greek raki (warning: it is strong!) at its secret yard, accompanied by a variety of local mezedes!

Following a typical day’s schedule for Athenians, we’ll make our way to Athens Central Market, to get to know the passionate stall owners who have been making their home-produced products available to us for many decades and try some of the most iconic Greek local food directly from their stalls. Your journey to Greek gastronomy is not over yet! On to the next stop, it is time for the famous Greek souvlaki! It is really hard to find good souvlaki in Athens, prepared with the traditional recipe but, thankfully, your local foodie guide knows just the place! See how it is made and enjoy its taste and story while you relax in the beautiful square filled with local vibes.

Finally, the Ancient Greek Wind God will guide us to the oldest and most traditional ‘loukoumades’ shop in Athens. “Loukoumades” is one of the most delicious Greek desserts and you can have a taste of its secrets the old, good way! Unlike many Athens food tours, you will not just taste food samples. With more than 10(!) different Greek foods and recipes, you should skip breakfast and you will not find yourself looking for lunch! After this 3.5-hour local food tour is over, you will leave with a full and happy stomach and a much better understanding of Greek culture in its essence!

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What's Included


  • 10+ authentic Greek tastes as well as two drinks
  • Services of our amazing local foodie guide and storyteller
  • Extra tips and stories about Athens
  • All taxes

Not included:

  • Any extra food or drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Additional Information

  • Please inform us beforehand in case you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions.
  • There will be enough food to replace lunch. We also recommend skipping breakfast or having a very light one if you wake up much earlier.
  • Kindly note that this food tour in Athens is not suitable for vegans. However, it can be adjusted for vegetarians with an advance notice.
  • Please be at the tour starting point at least 5' before the tour's starting time, to ensure a timely departure.
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Greek TravelTellers

Greek TravelTellers is a boutique travel company founded by a team of local experts with a profound passion for Greek culture and a deep love for storytelling. ...

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