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Athens Street Food Tour

Syntagma square
Excellent

Duration

3 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English

Athens Street Food Tour Overview

 

This is the best option for families with kids, groups of friends or colleagues. But, most of all, this tour is perfect for street food addicts. Everyone in the know already understands that the best food in any city isn’t found in the fine-dining establishments. It’s found on the streets! 

Hunt down the best street food in Athens on this 3-hour small-group street-food tour (approx.12 ppl) around the tastiest food haunts of Athens.
As a European street food mecca, Athens never disappoints. From sweet to savoury, early in the morning or late at night, the city offers endless options to taste Greek flavours on-the-go.

For more options, consider our Taste Athens Greek food tour and enjoy 10% off with promo code ATHENSFOODTOUR 

The Best Street Food in Athens!

Start your food tasting tour at a pie shop that honours a culinary tradition dating back centuries. Taste the original Greek phyllo dough – which takes time and finesse to roll out –  in the “pitas”, the cornerstone of Greek cookery. Savour the traditional Greek tiropita (creamy cheese pie) or spanakopita (spinach-feta pie) that are made every day right on spot with much love and the freshest ingredients. This is Greek street food at its best!

No Greek food tour in Athens is complete without tasting the original souvlaki or gyro at a local street food joint. Chunks of pork or chicken wrapped in warm pita bread, juicy tomatoes and a dollop of tzatziki sauce made with Greek yogurt — this is a local treat made in heaven, enjoyed with a local, cold beer! And don’t fret, vegetarians, as we’ve got you covered with the nicest vegetarian kebabs you’ve ever tasted.

Food Tour Around Athens’ Shopping District

Time to take a break. Move your feet around the shopping district of Ermou str. and marvel at the magnificent wonders of the city, till you find your way to the next Greek street food specialty… It’s called peinirli – a delightful boat-shaped pizza baked with a cheesy, buttery filling and traditional cold cuts or vegetables on top.
Walk around the Commercial Triangle area, the traditional shopping district of Athens, to discover family-run businesses that are almost 100 years old! Satisfy your sweet tooth with the best Greek donuts, the loukoumades – one of the oldest desserts that date back to 776 BC when the Olympic Games started in Greece –  topped with honey syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon powder.

The Food Tour Visits the Streets of Psyrri

Meander the streets of colourful Psyrri — an old Athenian neighbourhood full of artistic and creative power. Enjoy the most beautiful street art in Athens, along with vintage shops, Greek designers stores, and cute cafes.
Enter Psyrri’s most famed bakery to grab your koulouri. This is our traditional sesame bread ring found on street vendors in Athens, but here it’s the source of koulouri, baked fresh and warm, almost 24/7. Watch the locals pass by for their daily breakfast or quick snack, just like New Yorkers enjoy their daily bagel.
Finish your foodie day with a mouthful of scrumptious local desserts; Time to satisfy our “separate stomach” with finger-licking local desserts and a special-flavoured local product found exclusively in Greece!

Like what you see, but you’d rather book a private street food tour in Athens? Book instead the private version of this tour. Available in other languages as well. If you’d like a little more inspiration, browse our range of Food Tours in Athens.

For larger groups please contact us.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • Taste 6 original Greek street foods (both sweet & savoury) with drinks.
  • Enjoy a quick but comprehensive introduction to the local food culture.
  • Make the best of your limited time in Athens if you are just here for a day.
  • Entertain your kids and family without breaking the bank.
  • Learn healthy Greek street food recipes, based on the Mediterranean diet.
  • Be flexible. Join the day or the evening street food tour.
  • Enjoy every food spot on tour as a vegetarian.

Athens Street Food Tour Itinerary

Start off your tour with a handmade spanakopita

Taste classic Greek pies, like tiropita (creamy cheese pie) or spanakopita (spinach-feta filo pie) made on spot every day.

Enjoy delightful Greek souvlaki or gyro

Taste this local treat at its homeland. Meat skewer (or vegetarian option) in warm pita bread, covered with a dollop of tzatziki sauce made with Greek yogurt.

Find out how authentic Greek pizza tastes like

Discover an unknown Greek specialty. Peinirli - a delightful boat shaped "pizza" topped with cheese and Greek sausage or veggies.

Dig into Greek donuts at a 100-year-old pastry shop

Satisfy your sweet tooth with loukoumades, small bites of dough topped with honey syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon.

Taste the original Greek sesame "bagel"

Koulouri is our traditional sesame bread ring found on street vendors all around Athens. You will visit a famed bakery that bakes koulouri, fresh and warm, almost 24/7.

Dig into scrumptious local desserts with ice cream

Send your tastebuds to heaven with local desserts, topped with a special flavoured ice cream and paired with a local digestive liqueur.

Included/Excluded

  • Authentic Greek spanakopita (spinach-feta pie)
  • Souvlaki or gyro
  • Local beer
  • Traditional Greek-style pizza
  • Koulouri (Greek sesame "bagel")
  • Loukoumades (Greek donuts)
  • Local desserts with ice cream
  • Gratuities
  • Foods not mentioned
  • Tipping in Greece: not obligatory, but if you enjoyed your time with your guide, it would be much appreciated.

FAQs

How do you keep safe during COVID-19?
This is a small-group food tour to ensure social distancing and maximise safety. Hand sanitiser is available for our guests.
How much food is served on the food tour?
There are 5-6 tastings on this food tour, that for most of the people are enough for a meal.
How many people can join this tour?
There are limited seats of 12 ppl for this semi-private, small-group tour. Make sure to book in advance. If your group is bigger, please contact info@greekality.com.
How long does the tour last?
This food tour lasts approx. 3 h.
Do you offer any discounts and special prices?
There are special rates for children. If you are a group of more than 10 people, please contact info@greekality.com.
I am travelling solo. Can I join this food tour?
You are more than welcome! Contact info@greekality.com to find your perfect match.
What happens if the tour does not take place?
This tour needs at least 3 participants to take off. It takes place even with rain. Please dress according to the weather (umbrella, raincoat or hat/sunscreen). If there is a severe weather alert, we can reschedule your tour or cancel and give you full refund.

Can people with dietary restrictions and allergies join the food tour?
Dietary restrictions do not stop us from having fun! Contact info@greekality.com to customise your food tour. Vegetarians can enjoy every food spot of the tour. There are vegetarian options available at all stops but not gluten-free/low carb options. There are options without nuts included in the tour. However, neither us nor our providers can take full responsibility for not including traces of nuts.
Can I book this food tour privately?
Of course! Please choose the private version of the tour or contact us at info@greekality.com
Do I get a full refund if I cancel my booking?
Cancel up to 48 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. We do our best to be flexible with any change in your plans.
Is this food walk accessible to all people?
Please wear comfortable shoes. We would like to inform you that the tour consists of approx. 10 - 12 ppl and stops regularly at several points. Please, let us know if you can follow the pace of the group and if any assistance can be offered from someone in your group. Alternatively, please contact us to arrange a private tour for your group only, which will allow us more flexibility.
Can you arrange a pick-up?
The meeting point for this tour is centrally located. If you think you’ll have trouble finding it, please ask us to give you instructions from your hotel or to arrange a transfer.
What happens if a date/time is already booked?
No worries. Contact info@greekality.com and we will find a way for you to join one of our food experiences.

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Haley

21/06/2023

Great tour! Highly Recommend!

This tour was great! We highly recommend! Definitely come hungry! Our guide was very friendly and was extremely knowledgeable about Athens and Greece as a whole. We learned a ton! I would recommend doing this early on in your trip. You get to see a lot of the City and great food options, which could give you an idea of where you want to go for the remainder of your trip.
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Dorothy & Jeff

13/05/2023

Great way to experience local Greek food!

A wonderful experience trying greek food like the locals. The guides were great, very knowledgeable about the Greek food culture. Highly recommend! 5 Stars
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Georgina skufris

27/08/2022

Experience athens food culture by night

come hungry Fotis our guide was the best he new what he was talking about as he grew up in this neighbour hood So much to eat Greek night life is the best
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Janelle S

28/03/2022

Best Choice!

My husband and I participated in the afternoon street food tour and it was excellent! Being from Greece, Marina shared all of her knowledge on not only the food, but how different countries and cultures play a role in the food life here in Athens. She was a wonderful communicator, always smiling and wanting to answer whatever curious questions you have. No question was considered dumb! Thank you Marina. The food choices were delicious and the perfect fit for this tour. Thank you!!
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Nick & Sophie

25/01/2022
A brilliant way to spend an evening. Marina was great and showed us the best spots for local food and a real Athens experience - even taking the time to run the tour when we were the only people booked in on a cold and quiet January evening. The food and drinks were fantastic and we discovered new parts of the city that we wouldn't have otherwise found. I'd recommend the tour for anyone looking to experience a bit of Greek culture with an informative and easy-going tour guide!
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Veronika

26/10/2021

Perfect for the first night in Athens!

A perfect experience for the first night in Athens - even with our three kids! We are impressed by the vivid nightlife, the variety of urban districts we wandered around and the vast number of restaurants, bars, cafés, places to visit. Marina an her team welcomed us like friends in their city, we got an insight not only into the typical street food an its provenance, but also into the culture of Athens. We can highly recommend this tour
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EFRAT

10/10/2021

Don’t miss the food tour

Glad to recommend the food tour with the lovely marina. The tour was very enjoyable, the choice of restaurants was excellent, the stories were fascinating and the food was delicious. Marina has a vast knowledge of history, gastronomy, great sense of humor and patience. The tour was an experience. Highly recommend. do not miss.
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Arik

10/07/2021

Come hungry

We were hungry but were fed more than just food! Marina took us on a culinary food tour and we loved all of it, including her explanations of the history of the dishes and of Athens itself. Yuuuuuuum!
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