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Taste of Athens Walking Food Tour

Monastiraki square


4 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people



Taste of Athens Walking Food Tour

Our tour of Athens Market

The absolute must-do for Athens first-timers and travelling foodies! 


Overview – Taste of Athens Walking Food Tour


Join us on a delightful semi-private food tour (approx. 10 ppl) around the Central Market of Athens to celebrate our local food culture and savour delicious Greek delicacies. For even more options, take a look at our range of Food Tours in Athens


Greek Local bakery

Follow your dedicated food expert to our favourite local bakery. Dig into the crunchy phyllo of a scrumptious spanakopita with feta cheese, and watch the “dough show” of how traditional bougatsa is made before you taste it – just like pizza tossing, but five times the size and ten times as thin.


Wow! Your taste of Athens foodie adventure just started!


Oldest coffee roaster in Athens & Greek Deli

A perfect Greek breakfast always starts with good quality coffee. Visit the oldest coffee roaster of Athens and engage in their daily coffee ritual of making Greek coffee on hot sand – a 500-year-old technique first used in the desert! They serve it hot in a small cup with a thin layer of bubbly foam on top, what we call “kaimaki”.

Skip the tourist traps to find your way to a Greek deli. Meet the warm-hearted family behind it, who treats our guests as friends. They welcome us with a glass of Greek wine or spirits, before we travel around Greece with exquisite feta, graviera, olives and cold-cuts, – this is your chance to taste another Greek specialty similar to prosciutto, an air-dried cured beef delicacy named “pastourma”.


Greek yoghurt

No Greek food tour can claim to be authentic if it does not include a taste of Greek yogurt. Do you think you know the real deal? Maybe not… Most of our guests haven’t tried the original Greek yogurt – which makes it undoubtedly the highlight of our culinary walk. Yum!


More than 20 tastings on this Athens walking food tour

Just when you think you’ve had enough, remember… more than 20 tastings are included in this Taste of Athens Walking Food Tour – after all, we want you to get the full taste of the city! The warm-up is over. Enjoy a full meal at a local eatery, the most popular hangout for the people of the market. Taste various dishes-meze style, cooked by talented chefs who honour traditional Greek cuisine. Among others, try out some delicious dolmades, our stuffed grape leaves dipped in tzatziki sauce and some mouth-watering saganaki!

Athenian pastry shop

Sweet memories last forever. On our last stop, we take you to a renowned Athenian pastry shop in the hip neighbourhood of Psyrri. Famous for finger-licking good local desserts, such as a unique flavoured ice-cream made from a local product found exclusively in Greece. We might even have the chance to get a glimpse of how baklava is made on spot and learn its secrets. How can it get better than that?

Greek honey

Want to get to know more about our national sweetener? We recommend The Wall of Greek Honey. Along with wine and olive oil, honey has been feeding Greeks since ancient times. Visit a local store to immerse yourself into the sweet world of Greek nectar, taste thyme honey from the Greek islands, forest honey from Mount Athos, and… did you know there’s even bitter honey? 


  • Visit the Central Fish & Meat Market, Athens’ meeting point since 1886.
  • Enjoy 20 food & drink tastings: Skip breakfast, lunch and reconsider dinner reservations!
  • Savour fresh, seasonal products from food stalls and herbs from the Spice Street.
  • Meet and greet a vibrant community behind the scenes and support local businesses.
  • Savour authentic Greek food in original, family run delis and eateries.
  • Skip the masses. Enjoy a small group tour that ensures safety and personalised experience.
  • Get first-hand tips from your local expert about things to do in Athens.
  • Bring back home fun and tasty memories from Greece.
  • Enjoy every food spot on tour if you are vegetarian.

Taste of Athens Walking Food Tour Itinerary

Start your day with Greek spanakopita

Dig into the crunchy phyllo of a scrumptious spanakopita or a tiropita with feta cheese, and watch how traditional bougatsa is made. Your foodie adventure just started!

Experience the Greek coffee ritual

Visit the oldest coffee roaster of Athens and engage in their daily coffee ritual of making Greek coffee on hot sand!

Savour local cheeses, cold cuts & "bizarre" Greek specialties

Find your way to a Greek deli. Drink Greek wine or spirits as a welcome and travel around Greece with exquisite feta, graviera, olives and cold-cuts.

Find out how authentic Greek yogurt tastes like

Get a reeeal taste of authentic Greek yogurt. Served with sweet cherry jam. Yum!

Taste a variety of Greek honey

Visit a local store to immerse yourself into the sweet world of Greek honey, like thyme honey from the Greek islands and forest honey from Mount Athos.

Dig into the Greek food culture with meze dishes

Remember... our food tour includes more than 20 tastings. Enjoy a full meal with various meze dishes at a local eatery.

Enjoy decadent Greek desserts with ice cream

Create sweet memories made of decadent Greek desserts, topped with a with a unique flavoured ice-cream and paired with a special local liqueur.


  • Top-quality olives
  • Greek yogurt
  • Six local cheeses and cold cuts
  • Local wine and spirits
  • Freshly baked pastries (eg spanakopita, tiropita)
  • Meze plates (tapas style dishes)
  • Delicious desserts with ice-cream
  • Greek coffee
  • Gratuities
  • Foods and drinks not mentioned


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?
In this food tour, food is more than enough, and substitutes breakfast and lunch. Come hungry for ultimate satisfaction!
How many people can join this tour?
There are limited seats of approx. 12 ppl for this semi-private, small-group tour. Make sure to book in advance. If your group is bigger, please contact
How long does the tour last?
This is a half-day 4 h. food tour.
Do you offer any discounts and special prices?
There are special rates for children. If you are a group of more than 8 people, please contact
I am travelling solo. Can I join this food tour?
You are more than welcome! Contact to find your perfect match.
What happens if the tour does not take place?
Departure is guaranteed, 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 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?
Want to be just you and your party? Check out our private tour alternative. For big groups/corporate events contact
Does this food tour promote sustainability?
We put our best efforts to: a. reduce the use of plastic (please bring your own water flask). b. not leave any food waste.
We support exclusively local businesses.
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 and we will find a way for you to join one of our food experiences.


Based on 19 reviews
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Ingrid Niehaus


Walking Food Tour

Yesterday I went on a wonderful food tour in Athens with Yota (sp?!) as our guide. She was wonderful! Besides sumptuous food and drink everywhere we went, she highlighted the whole afternoon by both local and international knowledge as it relates to Greek food. We learned how coffee is made, how olives are produced etc etc. Plus she was just very personable and very fun. I highly recommend her.
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Richard Magee


A Highlight of our time in Athens

I would recommend the walking food tour from Greekality to everyone. Our guide Fotis was so enthusiastic he could make any tour fun. Besides filling us up on all types of Greek specialties, we learned the stories behind these foods, went to some of the best little places to find authentic Greek foods, and Fotis also made food recommendations for our visit to Santorini. An outstanding value and so much fun.
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Fotis was amazing! He made the tour so much fun. He explained everything very well and answered all of our random questions. The food was delicious! It was definitely waddling home after! Fotis took us to little out of the way places that really gave you the sense of the true Athens. I would highly recommend! And come hungry!!
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Michael Swanson


Fantastic Tour and guide

Had a great experience with our afternoon Walking Food Tour with Yiota. We booked a private tour for four of us and visited a number of food stops. Along the way Yiota shared information about various facets of architecture, culture and local life. She was interesting, personable and a lot of fun. Highly recommended as a tour guide. But the highlight were the food stops, ranging from snacks, light refreshments to a full meal in variety of local restaurants. Lots of food! Great introduction to Athens.
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Ornit Goren

We spent an awesome day with charming Fotis as our guide, We enjoyed each and every bite along the tour, And learned even more about the Greek culture , Highly recommended!!
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Het was enorm tof. Lekker, veel gezien en gegeten zowel hartig, zoet, wijnen ....ook veel informatie gekregen. Een top madame, Marina de gids
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Sally Slade


Just do it !

Excellent in every way. The food tour is well designed and well paced. Marina is a warm and personable host whose love of her country, it’s history ( and cuisine, of course ) is very engaging.
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Galia Ellinsky


The best culinary tour in Athens

This was my second tour with Marina. We had great dishes, learned a lot from Maria who has extensive knowledge of the Greek food, and not only Greek. I am vegetarian and Marina was thoughtful and sensitive and ordered food with a lot of consideration in the group members preferences. We enjoyed touring the market, discovering great local restaurants and especially we enjoyed our great guide-Marina.
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Sharon Sheffi

We signed up for a culinary morning tour at the Athens market area with Marina and Giota and enjoyed every moment! We were the only ones who signed up for the tour and won a private tour with the two of them together, a tour that lasted 4 hours. The tour combined smells, tastes, sights, explanations and lots and lots of traditional food immersed in their love for the Greek food and culture that they shared with us professionally. Warmly recommended!
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Saswat Panda


Fantastic Morning Food Tour!

We had a wonderful time with Marina on our breakfast+lunch food tour. She took us to some amazing spots for coffee, mezzes, dessert and more. She was exceptionally friendly and fun to have conversations with. I really appreciate the historical aspects of food and Marina was able to provide a lot of insight into the origins of Greek, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine as well as how it has evolved over millennia. When we explored Athens over the following days, we often found the places & dishes Marina had taken us to to be the best. I highly recommend you not miss out on her tours!
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‪Leora Berry‬‏


excellent tour

Our tour was such fun ! a real highlight of our visit to Athens! The tour was interesting and informative, and showed us parts of the city that we wouldn't have found on our own. The food was yummy, and our group was lovely- so we wined and dined with great company, A very warm recommendation!
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love to travel

we had the best time at the lunch time tour. our guide was charming , the food was authentic and very tasty. highly recommended
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Ron Shettlesworth

Marina leads an outstanding food tour. I highly recommend her. She’s easy to converse with and she fun. She knows Athens.
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One of the best tours you can do

We discovered Athens on the best way with Marina! Marina told us stories about Athens and about each store and place which we visited. it was one of the highlights of our trip to greece, and our friends toured with her after and loved it as well. I recommend that you book a tour with her on one of your first days as we kept going back to the breakfast place and other places through out our trip.
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Asher Lisec


Defining Tour of our Trip

This food tour, and especially Marina, was a defining time for us in Greece. We did it our first morning in Athens which allowed us to learn about all the neighborhoods in town. Marina also introduced us to delicious places that you will not find on Yelp. Truly, all the food we tried was incredible and was the best we had in Greece. We are still here and have been searching for baklava as good as the one of this tour and still haven’t found it (it’s currently 10 days later). The other great thing about Marina is she will help you with other restaurant recommendations. We wanted to try Greek wine and she recommended wine o’ clock and texted the owner, Andreas, for us. That recommendation lead to us eating at Andreas’s brother’s restaurant in Santorini and drinking sparkling wine with his family. None of that true Greek experience would be possible without the help of Marina. We have also been messaging Marina on WhatsApp and she continued to help us even after our tour ended days ago. She is so true to the Greek culture with her hospitality and has truly made our trip special.
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fantastic tour

That was a fantastic tour! we discovered Athens on the best way with Marina! Marina told us stories about Athens and about each store and place where we were visited. Her knowledge is amazing and it made us connect to the places around us. מרינה נהדרת וברורה מאוד! למרות קבענו איתה ברגע האחרון, הסיור היה חוויה יוצאת דופן וגרם לנו להנות מאתונה בצורה מאוד עצומתית. הבאנו ארצה שמן זית איכותי בהמלצת מרינה, דבש, ליקרים, זיתים ועוד! מומלץ ביותר.
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Maribel A


Delicious Food- Must do Experience!

Marina's food tour was excellent. You have to try it because you'll get to try new foods and have experiences in places you otherwise wouldn't. The visit to the meat and fish markets were the highlight but we still enjoyed everything very much. Food was delicious and we tried many different things. Definitely recommend it.
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Hildy Jackson


Do this tour! The food experience is wonderful!

Marina knows food and she takes you to some of the best spots to get some of the best. My husband and I love to do food tours and this one we loved. Tasted pies, coffee, olives, fish, meats, breads, and honey. Had no idea there were so many different flavors of honey. If you want to know a culture, eat the food. Do this tour.
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Great and tasty food toor in Athens!

Great tour of Athens with a focus on food tasting as well as learning about the food origins and customs, how other cultures influenced the food, and a bit about the greeks and how the approach food and drink. It was actually our first visit to Athens (but not Greece) so it was a great way to get to know the city a bit. Marina was a great guide, both knowledgeable and friendly. We got to eat lots of interesting foods in some of the smaller and out-of-the way establishments that we never would have found on our own. Highly recommended!
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