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Athens Food Tour and Lunch

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    Stop At: The Greek Kitchen, Athinas 36, Athens 105 51 Greece

    Our start and end point is our cooking school, this is where you'll finish with your lunch

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Psirri, Athens Greece

    Take a trip to one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Athens and see the city come to life in a neighbourhood that's gone from industrial to empty to one of the most vibrant areas in the city.

    Visit a special church to learn more about the connections between religion and food.

    Head to one of the oldest bakeries in Athens that's been producing a staple of the Athenian diet for decades for a tasting and to hear the stories of a city coming back to life.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Central Market Athens, Monastiraki Greece

    Head through the winding backstreets of Omonia passing amazing street art and the multicultural centre of Athens where people from all over the world have settled for a new life in Greece. This gritty area is regenerating after years of neglect and is an amazing place to learn about the changing social and culinary scene in the city as people bring new flavours and dishes from their homelands enriching the local food scene; there are still some really old Greek businesses here as well and it's a great place for keen photographers to get some great shots. Stop on the way to taste and learn about the liquid gold of Greece: olives! Enjoy a platter of home grown pickled and preserved goodies and meet the people who produce and supply these dietary staples to the city.

    For those who have in interest in alcohol our next stop will be a good one! Tucked away in a small backstreet is one of the best purveyors of Greek spirits and wine. Stop here for a tasting and to see that there is more to Greek drinks that ouzo.

    Within a few moments you'll be at Varvakios, the central market of Athens where fresh, seasonal produce arrives in abundance; it's a world of colour, aroma and life, always bustling and always exciting: this is one of the few remaining un-gentrified municipal markets left in Europe. Here you'll taste fresh local produce and discover the tiny cafes, bars and shops that have been providing for the locals for generations. Ingredients will be collected here for some of the creations you'll enjoy back at The Greek Kitchen!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Central Market Athens, Monastiraki Greece

    As we leave the fresh produce section of the market you'll get a break and the chance to buy a cup of coffee at one of the best roasters in Athens; see how kafe Ellinikos, Greek coffee, is made and served, the aroma in this bustling shop is amazing and a pick-me-up in itself!

    Take the moment to relax, browse the wonderful sweet products on offer like spoon sweet and halva and enjoy a chat with your Greek Kitchen Host.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Central Market, Athinas 42, Athens 999-20 Greece

    Busy, noisy and real: Varvakios Central Market Hall has been the best source for meat, fish and seafood in Athens since the mid-1800's. People still flock here from all over the city to pick up the best items, it's especially crazy during festive periods when food traditions are at their most important. Your Greek Kitchen Host will tell you all about these times as you walk through the halls.

    During your time in the meat hall you'll stop at a butcher for the unique experience of creating your own chicken souvlaki sticks: one of the best on-the-go snacks on offer in Greece, you'll grill them back at The Greek Kitchen at the end of the tour (non-meat eaters will make vegetable souvlaki sticks, be sure to let your host know).

    In Greece we know where our food comes from, we know the animals and the cuts and now you will learn as you pass from the meat hall to the fish and seafood with more recipe ideas and information on what's in the local dishes for inspiration for your future dining during your stay in Greece.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Central Market Athens, Monastiraki Greece

    Greece is made up of many diverse regions, each having their own unique dishes, produce and flavours. Now we will explore some stores that sell products from Crete, one of the most fertile and productive areas in the country with an exceptionally good cuisine and some of the best products available. Enjoy here a selection of goods before stopping at a local, family owned dairy store where the best yogurt in Greece is here for the tasting!

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Greek Kitchen, Athinas 36, Athens 105 51 Greece

    It's time to head back to The Greek Kitchen with our shopping! You'll want a rest after the journey we just been on and now you can.

    Your Greek Kitchen Host will teach you some simple and delicious dishes that will liven up your hosting skills before you sit down to enjoy a lunch and the opportunity to talk to your host, they have all the info on the food scene in Athens and are more than happy to help you plan your time in the city as well as answering any questions you might still have from the tour.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Athinas 36, Athina 105 51, Greece
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • A fantastic food-loving local host
    • Snacks - Multiple tastings of local produce from across Greece
    • Alcoholic Beverages - Greek liquor tasting from a local purveyor
    • Lunch - End the tour with recipes and lunch back at The Greek Kitchen
    • Coffee and/or Tea - Delicious and healthy Greek mountain tea will be served with lunch
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Coffee and other drinks during the mid-tour break are available for you at your own expense
    • Bottled water - We encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle and not buy disposable ones
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • We are happy to cater for vegans/vegetarians and people with allergies
    • Please wear comfortable shoes with closed toes
    • Comfortable clothes are recommended and bring sunscreen, a hat and bottle of water
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • There is a lot of walking on uneven ground so please be prepared for that
    • Not recommended for people who have mobility issues
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I had never been on a food tour before. I really enjoyed it. My wife and I got a tour from Thanasis. He was really knowledgable and Passionate about Greece culture and food. I really enjoyed the walk around Greece’s less touristy neighborhoods. It felt more authentic. The
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    What a great morning! I was the only one on the tour so I had my own personal tour through Athens. We stopped for coffee, koulouri, loukoumades, pastrami and cheeses, wine and greek spirits while walking the streets of athens. We even stopped in to see a few churches. We
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    It was a great experience! The staff was very friendly and the cooking class met my expectations and I would definitely recommend it. If i’ll come back to Greece i’ll come again for sure. Thank you for an amazing evening!!
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    Response from Stephen A, Owner at Athens Food Tour and Lunch
    Responded 15 Jul 2019
    Thank you for you for your lovely review and we are so pleased that you had a great experience at The Greek Kitchen!
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    i start this review by saying that this for our family we are the third "round" after our daughtr family and the parents of our son-in-law. So we knew "The Greek Kitchen" is the tour we want whne in Athens. Georgina Prasinou was our guide, and we were lucky to have a private
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    The tour through the market with Nick was fabulous, the unusual cuts of meat explained well, along with uses for locally caught seafood. Then it was back to the kitchen to prepare the autumn menu. It’s hands on and recipes happily emailed through at the conclusion of the class.
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