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Small group – Taste Athens Food Walk & Lunch

Monastiraki square
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Duration

4 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English

Overview

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

Join us on a delightful semi-private food tour (max. 8 ppl) around the Central Market of Athens to celebrate together our local food culture and savour delicious Greek delicacies. 

Follow your food expert to our favourite local bakery. Dig into the crunchy phyllo of a scrumptious spanakopita or a tiropita with feta cheese, and watch the “dough show” of how traditional bougatsa is made – just like pizza tossing, but five times the size and ten times as thin. Wow! Your foodie adventure just started!  

A perfect Greek breakfast always starts with 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! 

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 a “bizarre” Greek specialty, the camel “prosciutto”. 

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! 

What’s up next? “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? 

Just when you think you’ve had enough, remember…  more than 20 tastings are included in our food tour. 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 women who honour traditional Greek cuisine. 

Sweet memories last forever. On our last stop, we take you to a renowned pastry shop, in the hip neighbourhood of Psyrri. Famous for finger-licking baklava and decadent Greek desserts, like 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? 

Loved this Greek food experience and want to book it privately for you and your loved ones? Contact us to make things happen=> info@greekality.com

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

Itinerary

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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: baklava with ice cream

Create sweet memories made of decadent Greek desserts, like finger-licking baklava with a unique flavoured ice-cream.

Included/Excluded

  • 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 baklava with ice-cream
  • Greek coffee
  • Gratuities
  • Foods and drinks not mentioned

Tour Length

4 hours

Group Size

2 - 8

Tour Type

Afternoon
Morning
Small group

Tour's Location

Monastiraki square

FAQs

How do you keep safe during COVID-19?
This is a small-group food tour to ensure social distancing and maximise safety. All participants are required to wear masks. 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 2 - 8ppl for this semi-private, small-group tour (usually 6 ppl attend). Make sure to book in advance. If your group is bigger, please contact info@greekality.com.
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 5 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?
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 info@greekality.com to customise your food tour. Vegetarians can enjoy every food spot of the tour.
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 info@greekality.com.
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. Our food walk passes by places that do not always allow easy access for wheelchairs, walkers or crutches. Please send us a message beforehand to advise about your particular situation.
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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Top-rated food & drink experiences in Athens

Ron Shettlesworth

13/09/2021
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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Nadim

09/09/2021

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.
Top-rated food & drink experiences in Athens

Asher Lisec

07/08/2021

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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Adi

28/07/2021

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

22/07/2021

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

15/07/2021

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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