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This gastronomic Athens fine dining tour was designed with the savvy food lovers in mind — for those always on the lookout for exclusive gastronomic sensations when travelling.
Dive deep into the Greek food culture starting from the basics: the local products chefs and everyday cooks use in their kitchens. In Greece, olive oil is undoubtedly the king; Greek cuisine cannot do without it, and neither can any self-respecting food tour in Greece!
Meet our olive oil experts in their deli, a treasure trove packed with premium Greek extra virgin olive oils. Find out more about which criteria need to be met for an olive oil to be classified as extra virgin, its sworn enemies and learn how to pick from the shelf the one of the best quality.
Taste 4-5 different labels from Crete, the Peloponnese, Corfu, and Halkidiki. All created by visionary producers, who showcase the various profiles of Greece’s regions and cultivars, strictly selected for their exceptional quality and undeniable health benefits.
Olive oil and wine have been the pillars of the Mediterranean diet since antiquity. Our next stop is dedicated to a Greek wine tasting paired with small batch artisan cheeses, hand-picked from local producers around the country. Gone are the days when Greece was known to produce only retsina, a resinous, often oxidised white wine. If you’re primarily interested in wine, take a look at our Athens wine tasting tour instead.
Greek wines have improved immensely in the last few decades. From the North to the South, from the West to the East, Greek wines express both the country’s varied terroir and the passion of their makers. Many have been featured in carefully curated wine lists in restaurants worldwide. Immerse yourself into the lively wine bar scene of Athens and find out all about the new Greek wine revolution.
Have we whetted your appetite for more? As this Athens fine dining tour continues, you will follow your food and wine expert to an exquisite Greek restaurant famed for its contemporary Greek cuisine. Indulge in classic Greek recipes, seen under a new light through modern techniques from a dedicated chef. Respecting the roots of Greek culinary culture, this new age taverna reinvented local dishes using contemporary methods, inspired by fusion world cuisines. Taste some of the most humble and often overlooked local ingredients like fava, lentils, horta (wild greens) and carob combined with special artisan products that now shine in gourmet dishes. Their menu changes depending on seasonal, fine quality raw materials sourced from local farmers and producers.
Finish off your epicurean evening of Greek food and drinks while gazing over the Acropolis. Climb up a dazzling rooftop bar to take in breathtaking views while enjoying handcrafted cocktails. The best bartenders in town seek to offer a fine drinking approach, experimenting with new ingredients and techniques, following world bar trends. Experience the booming cocktail scene of Athens and enjoy top-quality drinks made with local herbs and spirits, like an exceptional Greek brandy or the praised but not yet widely known, mastiha of Chios.
If you have any questions about this private fine-dining gastronomic tour of Athens, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Like what you see, but you’re not sure about which food tour in Athens meets your needs? If you’d like a little more inspiration, browse our range of Food Tours in Athens.
Taste 4-5 different labels of premium extra virgin olive oil from all around Greece. Learn all about olive cultivars, the Greek terroir and visionary olive oil producers.
Immerse yourself into Athens' lively wine bar scene. Find out all about Greek wines, tasting two local varieties matched with exquisite local cheeses.
Succumb to the pleasures of classic Greek and Mediterranean recipes, created with a new, sophisticated approach, using only the best local ingredients.
Take in breathtaking views of the city while enjoying handcrafted cocktails with local herbs and spirits by the best bars in town.
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