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 Athens night food tour and our Taste of Athens walking food tour.
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.
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.
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, like orange cake or baklava; Traditionally made with a mixture of walnuts and almonds and then topped with golden syrup, sweet spices and a special flavoured ice-cream with mastiha resin from the villages of Chios island, the only place in the world that produces it!
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.
Taste classic Greek pies, like tiropita (creamy cheese pie) or spanakopita (spinach-feta filo pie) made on spot every day.
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.
Discover an unknown Greek specialty. Peinirli - a delightful boat shaped "pizza" topped with cheese and Greek sausage or veggies.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with loukoumades, small bites of dough topped with honey syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon.
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.
Send your tastebuds to heaven with local desserts, topped with a special flavoured ice cream and paired with a local digestive liqueur.