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Athens Small-Group Food Tour

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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.
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.
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  • Pass by Monastiraki
    Pass by Psirri
    Pass by Evripidou
    Pass by Aiolou
    Pass by Varvakios Central Market
You'll end at
Psyri, Athens, Greece
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  • 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Plateia Korai, Athina, Greece
3h 30m
Return Details
Psyri, Athens, Greece
  • Food specialist local guide
  • Food and beverages sampling
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
  • Lunch or Dinner
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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emjosn wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom37 contributions2 helpful votes
Had an enjoyable few hours with Loukia and a small group on the food walking tour today. A great way to get my bearings after arriving in Athens, and taste some wonderful food at the same time. Vegetarian friendly options were available at all the stops.
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Athens Small-Group Food Tour
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Thank you for your comment, we appreciate it! Our Athens Food our is the best way to explore Athens like a local. Besides the amazing food stops you do (vegetarian friendly), it is an opportunity to experience the contemporary vibes of the city! Loukia is amazing :)
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Grace M wrote a review Feb 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
A friend and I booked this tour to finish off our lovely trip to Athens. We are so glad we booked this tour because it was brilliant. Our tour guide, Rena, was funny, informative, welcoming and friendly. I honestly can't praise her enough, her tour was one of the highlights of
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Athens Small-Group Food Tour
Responded 3 Mar 2020
What a wonderful comment, thank you! Rena is amazing and loves showing you around the city of Athens. We are happy to read that you tasted new things and had fun with the rest of the group! Next time you visit you shall participate in our Cooking Lesson, maybe Rena will be there as well ;)
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greatescaper5 wrote a review Feb 2020
Hopkinton, Massachusetts105 contributions41 helpful votes
We had a great day tasting all sorts of food and drinks! We had a group of 8 4 adults and 4 teens. Everyone enjoyed it. There was something for everyone. Our tour guide Reena was so friendly and knowledgeable. We went back and ate dinner at one of the restaurants we stopped at.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Athens Small-Group Food Tour
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate it! If both adults and teens enjoyed it, then we are sure that Rena did her job perfectly for one more time! We are glad to read that you had such an enjoyable tour!
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103julie8888 wrote a review Feb 2020
Wiesbaden, Germany7 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a FANTASTIC tour with Rena! My husband and I had such a great time with her. We definitely saw and went to places we would not have seen without the tour. She was fun, enthusiastic and was a very engaging guide. HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone wanting to
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Athens Small-Group Food Tour
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Thank you very much for your wonderful review! It is our aim to offer you the best memories from Athens! Rena is indeed lovely :)
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Linda M wrote a review Feb 2020
22 contributions
I really enjoyed this tour. The tour guide seemed knowledgeable and personable. I would highly recommend.
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Athens Small-Group Food Tour
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Thank you for your comment, we appreciate it!
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Must Do While in Athens
The tour was excellent. Our tour guide was a local, personable, and extremely knowledgeable. I loved hearing the an
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This must be the definitive walking tour of Athens. Why? The personality and expertise of the Guide, Dorini. She
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Great Athens tour
Tour guide Dorina was great and was extremely knowable about the area and sites. We really enjoyed it and learned a
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Good guide, good tour
Our guide Foitini stayed enthusiastic and friendly for all 5hrs30mins of the tour. Took regular breaksbsonit wasn't
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Great Tour!
Very organized and informative!! It was an excellent tour that guided you through the history of the Acropolis.
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Great tour and guide. One of the best. Thanks Fotini
We did the Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center. The Athens Walking Tour wa
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Super informative and thorough!
Great tour with a lot included when you do all parts including the museum. Kimon was a fantastic guide and never gr
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Informative, fun and welcoming!
I had the pleasure of joining Fotini’s group for a 5.5 hour tour of the city including the Acropolis and Acropolis
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A great experience
A great tour of both the Acropolis and Acropolis museum with a fantastic, passionate guide. It was nice to have the
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Great guide!
Loads of information given by our brilliant guide. Not rushed, no crowds or queues and well worth the money.
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Covered so much!
This was a good way to see the major highlights of Athens with informative details. Our guide, Natalia, did a good
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KIMON the best guide that i have ever seen
we spent a very nice day with our guide KIMON who is a grate guide it was wonderfull to go with him we were so luc
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We really enjoyed our tour with Katerina. As an archeologist, she had such a great understanding of the history of
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