EuropeGreeceAtticaAthensThings to Do in AthensTours and Tickets

Athens Small-Group Food Tour - with unbiased reviews

Reserve Now & Pay Later

Athens Small-Group Food Tour

Save
Share
Likely To Sell Out
Select Date and Travelers
From
US$54.04
Date
2 adults
Options
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Low Price Guarantee
Overview
Taste traditional Greek dishes and learn their origins on this small group Athens food and walking tour. Visit local shops, and get a more intimate look at the Varvakeios market than you would if you explored on your own. With each bite of loukoumades (honey dumplings), bougatsa (sweet or savory pastry), olives, and other Greek specialties, you get first-hand insight into Greek culture.
Itinerary
+
You'll start at
Plateia Korai
Plateia Korai, Athina, GreeceMEETING TIME: 9:15 am START TIME: 9:30 am DURATION: 3 hours & 30 minutes MEETING POINT: The meeting point is Outside Panepistimio metro station at Korai pedestrian walkway in front of the Starbucks cafe. If you use the metro to come follow the “Korai” exit signs. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of your tour. Your Athens Walking Tours guide, holding the orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign will be waiting for you.
See address & details
  • 1
    Athens Walking Tours
    Stop: 60 minutes -
    See details
  • 2
    Athens Food Tours
    Stop: 2 hours -
    See details
You'll end at
Psyri
Psyri, Athens, Greece
See address & details
Highlights
  • 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
  • Come hungry as included samples let you learn through taste
  • Visit hidden food stands and restaurants you might not find on your own
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 Psyri, where you can explore on your own using your guide’s recommendations.
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
Plateia Korai, Athina, Greece
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Psyri, Athens, Greece
Inclusions
  • Food specialist local guide
  • Food and beverages sampling
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
  • Lunch or Dinner
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
438Reviews
27Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 165
  • 7
  • 3
  • 1
  • 1
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
More
Popular mentions
Joseph K wrote a review 13 Feb
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a quick trip to Athens with a friend. We had 3 hours to spare and it made the whole trip. The local tastes of spices, pies, gyros, meats, cheeses, olive oils includes the historical, cultural, religious, linguistic and geographical background. Ask for Loukia (Lucy) and
Read more
zubinnt wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions5 helpful votes
One of the best food tours I have been on, the guide Georgia is friendly and knowledgeable, she also seems to know all the vendors along the tour, from the street vendors selling Greek bread to market vendors. I have done food tours in Rome, Spain and istanbul. Georgia is
Read more
Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Athens Small-Group Food Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your comment and the time you took to write it, we appreciate it! It is our goal and pleasure to offer you the best experience so we are happy to read that you had such an enjoyable and fun tour with our wonderful Georgia! Agree with the side note ;)
Read more
Montse wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
Rena was really amazing, so funny, clear with explanation and dinamic. The morning past so fast, and the food are incredible. We love so much the experience and our partners are so nice too. A small group is perfect for this activity. Perfect experience, thanks Irena.
Read more
Date of experience: December 2019
Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Athens Small-Group Food Tour
Responded 7 Jan 2020
Thank you for your comment we appreciate it! We are very excited to read that you had such an enjoyable tour with Rena, she is indeed amazing!
Read more
Shiyao W wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
I really enjoyed this tour! Our tour guide Rena was super nice and made the tour even more enjoyable. She took us to local places where we would never go by ourselves. We tried so many different things and we didn’t stop eating during the tour. We also learned a lot about the
Read more
Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Athens Small-Group Food Tour
Responded 6 Jan 2020
Thank you for your comment, we appreciate it! In Athens Walking Tours we work to offer you the most memorable experiences from Athens, so we are glad that yu enjoyed your tour with Rena who is indeed super duper nice :)
Read more
Libertie G wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
Our tour guide, Georgia, was great. She was so accommodating and knowledgeable. My mom and I had such a great trip. She was funny and welcoming to our tour group! I highly recommend this tour it is well worth the price and your time!
Read more
Date of experience: December 2019
Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Athens Small-Group Food Tour
Responded 6 Jan 2020
Thank you for your comment, we appreciate it! We are glad to read that you and your mother had such an enjoyable tour with our wonderful Georgia!
Read more
About the operator
By: Athens Walking Tours
Raymond W
St. Augustine, Florida
109
We had an excellent exerience
Kimon was informative and knowledgeable. He has a great sense of humour too. The tour is a great way to get to
Read more
Payal M
10
Excellent guide!
My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour our guide, Vicky Zapatina, conducted! She was truly vibrant and made
Read more
Joseph K
31
Loukia is light of Athens
Had a quick trip to Athens with a friend. We had 3 hours to spare and it made the whole trip. The local tastes of
Read more
Elena D
20
Worth it!
I recommend you to visit the Acropolis with a guide. It was much more interesting than if I had visited without.
Read more
jmorog
Lebanon, Indiana
4918
Great Tour
This Skip The Line tour was fantastic. Our guide was Aris and he was great. This was a guide through history and
Read more
MQFP
10
Could have been better
Guide was very nice and seemed very knowledgeable, but her explanations and stories were, at least for me, too
Read more
Fred T.
20
Athens Walking Tours
Ideal for the first-time visitor. If you wish to linger at the sites we went to, it is not for you since the tour
Read more
Meg
10
Amazing tour!
We had a tour with Effie and she was absolutely amazing. Very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor.
Read more
Sruthy M
20
Not Child Friendly at all !!!
We booked for two adults and the entire page did not mention about the trip being not stroller friendly . We lost
Read more
peted934
Harpenden, United Kingdom
284
Thank you Elena and Athens Walking Tours!
We spent a very enjoyable day today with Elena from Athens Walking Tours. The pace was perfect, and her enthusiasm
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+1 855 275 5071
Tripadvisor
© 2020 TripAdvisor LLC All rights reserved.
* TripAdvisor LLC is not a booking agent and does not charge any service fees to users of our site... more
TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content on external web sites. Taxes, fees not included for deals content.
CURRENCY/REGION
US$USD
Philippines