Private Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens
Next, dive into an enticing pastry shop to sample custard-filled filo squares and loukoumades. These golden puffs of delight are unlike any donut you’ve ever eaten before. Doused in sweet syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon and walnuts, loukoumades are delicious.
Continue onto your next stop and sink your teeth into a pie at an authentic Greek bakery, before sampling local cheese at one of district’s cheese stores. Then, head to the bustling meat and fish market of Varvakios Agora. Stroll past the many stalls, each bursting with color and aromatic produce, and taste some homegrown coffee. Unique in its taste, Greek coffee is brewed in a traditional small pot and served with foam on top and grounds at the bottom of the cup.
Next, visit some of the hidden specialty food stores to purchase tantalizingly fresh fruit, olives, cheese, ham and other alluring deli produce, before heading to a small souvenir shop to sample Greek yogurt, local wine, aged aromatized vinegar, organic olive oil and honey. Here, take the opportunity to buy some gifts for your friends and family, if you so wish.
Finish your tour with a wander down Evripidou Street. Heady with the scent of clove and cinnamon, this exotic street is famous for the herb and spice shops that have thrived here since the early 20th century. Enjoy a final tasting before ending your private culinary exploration back at Monastiraki Square.
- Local guide
- Food and drink samples
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
Our guide was nice and took us to places we wouldn't normally visit. It's a lot of walking and I'm glad we did it to taste different items that we wouldn't normally order or try. We also visited a lot of non-food places like churches, so be mindful. My favorite was the light and airy donuts that weren't too sweet. By the last stop, we were so full we couldn't eat the Gyro/Souvlaki she took us to. So much history and a fun way to walk around Athens.
we had a great time and learned a lot about Greek foods. we enjoyed the markets. food was great, we certainly did not leave hungry
Catherine was excellent, and all food was delicious. A good cross section of food choices! Make sure to go hungry...
Terri walking and eating tour with Dorella! Be prepared to explore the city and taste the delicacies like a local! Our guide was on time and was easy to find at the designated spot. She got us quickly out of the rain and treated us to many special spots in Athens to enjoy the cuisine. Would not change a thing about the tour! Loved the Greek salad made by our guide after procurement of the ingredients on our tour.
Bring a big appetite when you start this tour, which also includes sampling local wines. Darella will educate you not only on food and drink, but also the lifestyle and culture. This is NOT a sales tour, but we brought back 3 bottles of balsamic vinegar infused with white truffle oil that was outstanding. The guy who added the bubble wrap and tape gave a show like Tom Cruise mixing drinks behind a bar. Very fun 4 hours that goes by fast.
We had a great tour with Eirini on a warm afternoon- We got to sample several traditional dishes - starters/salad (made by our guide) / coffee wine and desserts as well as visiting the main Athens market. Eirini was pleasant, energetic, knowledgeable and dedicated to ensuring we had a great experience- which it certainly was!!
The walking tour was amazing. Annabella, our tour guide was wonderful. We walked Athens, got information about the sites as well as the food tour. The food tour consisted of several stops, all to sample the local foods. I was with a group of six--it it was perfect. Annabella was courteous--where she took the time to take into consideration our needs (ie mentioning where restrooms were available, or ensuring that our entire party was enjoying the various foods). This walking tour was the highlight of our trip to Athens, and I highly recommend it!
Eirini was a great guide. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was very cool to learn about traditional Greek cuisine and how it has been influenced by Greece's history.
Our guide was a local that was born and raise in the City and new all the little things that make this tour special.
Had a great day with the walking food tour. Looks to see and experience and our guide knew all the places to stop. Not a gourmet food tour more of a everyday food tour but still a good afternoon out. It is about 5 hours so be prepared and have good walking shoes.
This tour is a really great way to get to know Athens, we visited a variety of cafes, markets and stalls introducing us to a wide range of local food and drinks. One of us is vegetarian and this was no problem at all. Our guide Irene was delightful, really informative and friendly, and we would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Athens whether it’s for a short or longer stay. At the end of this amazing tour you will not be hungry!
This tour was one of the best food tours we have taken! Eirini, our guide, was fantastic, funny, knowledgeable and informative. She made the walk really great with local information and she even prepared a traditional Greek salad for us. We highly recommend this tour and Eirini, one of the best. We felt we learned so much and appreciate Greek cuisine even more alter this tour.
My wife and I had a great tour with Irina, who was super knowledgeable and personable. Although some places were closed due to the Easter Holiday, she adapted the tour and we had a great time. Highly recommend!
Dorella was a great guide! My husband and I did this tour on our first day in Athens and it was perfect! We got to see the city and get an idea of where everything is located around the central part and where to come back to try more! There is a TON of food. Most food tours I've been on are kind of stingy with the amount of food but not this tour! Absolutely worth the money! Dorella was very open about answering questions about greek culture. The traditional greek coffee making was so cool to see! The loukamades were soo good!
Have you ever done a walking food tour where the guide actually preparers food for you?! Not only did we visit bakeries (spanokopita and baklava) and coffee shop and delicatessen, but best part was going to the vegetable market where our guide bought fresh tomatoes and then to a shop where she prepared Greek salad with fresh feta and we did olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting. Well worth the cost and lots of fun. Definitely recommend.
The tour was enjoyable and relax. However, it is too expensive with the type of food tasting offered. You can easily have the same food or better for a small fraction of the tour price and they are not difficult to find in the old town area. Disappointed.
The perfect food walking tour! Ireni was the definition of know how and hospitality. The Greek salad she created for us in the surprise deli has altered our definition of what a Greek salad should be. The food we sampled was the best that Greece has to offer. Do not miss this opportunity to learn so much about Athens and its exciting culinary treats. Hugh and Judy
This was a nice tour and our guide was Katherine. Katherine was right on time and was very nice. However, she was not overly entertaining, not very funny and not very talkative I don't mean to be overly critical, but when we did a similar tour in Paris our guide was the best part and totally made the tour amazing. She would tell us what we needed to know and moved on. We tried different things on this tour, which was nice, but none really stood out as being amazing. When we did a food walking tour in Paris, the food we had was our best in Paris on that trip. This was certainly not the case with this tour, but it was certainly not bad. At the end of the day, this could be more a function of where we were than anything else. If you want to get a good overview of Greek food, this is a good tour, but keep your expectations a bit low if you have done similar tours elsewhere.