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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

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.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This trip is well worth the price. Georgia is a very professional guide, and the food always seemed to come quickly. She made sure there were bathroom breaks. She was very friendly. We could just relax and enjoy the food. After the tour we were...More

Thank miamerete
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic Tour!!!

We’ve been on a few different food tours and this one was fabulous! It takes you off the main streets and really allows you to explore Athens as a local. Our guide Georgia was fantastic! She made this tour a very informative and pleasant experience....More

Thank Catherine I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
An adventure in Athens

Our guide was Georgia and she was totally engaging. Georgia was informative and interesting throughout the tour. We also had a wonderful and enjoyable time tasting and listening to Georgia's informative descriptions. Highly recommend this tour for singles, couples and families. We tasted very delicious...More

Thank michelleandian64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A lovely way to explore Athens

Georgia, our host was a wonderful guide. She made sure that all 11 of us were introduced (from the UK, US, Jordan, Israel) and took time to speak to everyone at the start and at the end of the tour. She ensured no one was...More

Thank Martine W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fascinating foodie tour!

A great fun, fascinating tour led by the knowledgeable and interesting Georgia. We were met in good time, talked through the itinerary, encouraged to ask questions, walked around the parts of Athens we otherwise would not have seen and ate a range of food and...More

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