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Flavors of Athens private food tour

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Touring Athens’ food scene on your own, you’ll probably just skim the surface of the city’s cuisine. Get a taste of local flavor with a guide who takes you to food destinations beloved by Athenians. Taste loukoumades (donuts), sample Greek coffee, and peruse the central market with your guide’s tips and pointers. All tastings included for added value, and because it’s a private tour, you’ll get plenty of personal attention.
  • Explore the flavors of Athens on a private food walking tour
  • Tour shops and markets to discover local foods you might otherwise miss
  • Try cold cuts, loukoumades, and more, and visit the central market
  • Personalized attention from private guide, with tastings and drinks included
What to Expect
Greet your guide at your central Athens hotel on foot or at a convenient meeting point, and set off to explore the city’s culinary scene. As you walk, learn how Athenians are passionate about food, and hear about their daily cooking routines and favorite ingredients, techniques, and recipes. Delve into backstreets for an authentic take on the local gastronomy, and visit bakeries, specialized food shops, and more to taste sweet and savory delicacies. Chat with artisans and vendors for insight into their creations, and visit the central market to peruse wares from across Greece. Plus, tap into your guide’s local knowledge for ideas on tasty souvenirs to buy. Dishes you may try include straight-from-the-oven pies, souvlaki (meat skewers), loukoumades—honey-soaked mini-donuts—and cold cuts. Stop for a traditional Greek coffee and local spirits that are part of the fabric of life here. Your tour concludes at a central location.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Athens Syntagma square or otherwise upon arrangement
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Athens Monastiraki square metro station or otherwise upon arrangement
  • 4-hour private walking experience
  • Hotel pick-up (for hotels within walking distance from the tour’s location)
  • Visits to local food establishments
  • Sampling of local beverages and delicacies – enough to replace lunch
  • Private services of a food-wise ‘Insider’ tour leader
  • All taxes
  • Visit, guided tour, and entry fees to any archeological site
  • Personal expenses
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!!! George our guide was very personable, attentive and knowledgeable about the navtive foods, spices, etc of Greece. He took us on a private guided tour to authentic coffee, food, and various meat, seafood and spice markets. 5 hrs flew by. Highly recommend!!
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My mother and I spent a day and a half in Athens on the way to Ikaria. I knew that after flying overnight, we'd struggle to rally and explore well. I set us up with a private curated tour with Athens Insiders, and it was the best decision we could have made. After asking us a
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Every bite was delicious, from the morning coffee to the lunchtime souvlaki. As we walked together, we tasted and learned so much about authentic Greek cuisine (fish, fruits and vegetables, and especially spices) from our guide, George. As a chef, he was so knowledgeable - and
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We had the luck to have Yannis Ninos with us during the last day of our vacations in Athens! No words can describe our experience with Yannis, an extremely qualified, friendly and passionate about greek food chef! We visited the best places in the center of Athens and enjoyed
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Our group had a fantastic taste of Greek cuisine along with a wonderful tour through Athen’s Central Market. Thank you Chief George for sharing your Wealth of information on Greek food culture. You are a wonderful guide.
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Key Details
  • Athens Insiders
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, German, Spanish
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