Reasons to select this tour:

Perfectly paced, with generous servings of food (not spoonful’s of food), to eat as much or as little as you like.

Each tour has a maximum of 10 people participating which makes for a great social experience.

Ideal for singles, couples or groups traveling together, with or without children.

A great cross-section of food gives a good understanding of how Greek cuisine should be enjoyed.

Lots of food will leave you satisfied.

Highlights:

  • You will have a warm pretzel like bread-ring
  • You will taste delicious rice puddings with a twist and stop by one of the oldest bakeries in Athens for a feta cheese pie
  • You’ll come across an old style cafeteria renowned for its “loukoumades” or Greek-style doughnuts that are warm, light and fluffy, topped with a golden honey like syrup  
  • A real deal Greek coffee made the traditional way on hot sand and you’ll learn about spoon sweets
  • Off to the market district in downtown Athens where the Varvakios Market thrives daily alongside fishmongers and butchers
  • You will taste a variety of Greek cheeses and cold meats

Your culinary journey begins in Syntagma Square in central Athens. Within minutes you will have a warm pretzel like bread-ring in your hands, purchased from a local street vendor. Then you’re off on foot through hidden lanes and unassuming back streets where along the way, you will taste delicious rice puddings with a twist and stop by one of the oldest bakeries in Athens for a feta cheese pie. A few twists and turns later, you’ll come across an old style cafeteria renowned for its “loukoumades” or Greek-style doughnuts that are warm, light and fluffy, topped with a golden honey-like syrup. It will be time for coffee soon and you can opt for a real deal Greek coffee made the traditional way on hot sand and you’ll learn about spoon sweets, which are fruits preserved in sugary syrup, that are often served with coffee and are delicious.

And then it’s off to the market district in downtown Athens where the Varvakios Market thrives daily alongside fish mongers and butchers. Your experienced guide will enlighten you on Greek produce in season and how they are used in Greek cuisine. It is a snapshot of old Athens and what was once the original commercial heart of the city. By now you’ve worked back your appetite and a hearty meal awaits at a nearby taverna that has been feeding the working class since 1898. This is where real Greek food exists, away from tourist traps of over produced moussaka. It is the “magirefta” (cooked dishes as opposed to grills, souvlaki, gyros etc) and “ladera” (made with oil) that will give you a proper understanding of Greek cuisine.

Your food tour continues a few streets away where you will taste a variety of Greek cheeses and cold meats. Passing by a trail of spice shops you will finish off your culinary odyssey at one of the most authentic “psistaria” or grill houses in Athens.

The tour’s foodie guides are passionate and knowledgeable about Greek cuisine. They’ll give you a thorough understanding of how Greek food has evolved over the years and is a fascinating way to explore the streets of the city with a local, that you might have otherwise avoided or missed out on.

What to expect

  • You will have a warm pretzel like bread-ring
  • You will taste delicious rice puddings with a twist and stop by one of the oldest bakeries in Athens for a feta cheese pie
  • You’ll come across an old style cafeteria renowned for its “loukoumades” or Greek-style doughnuts that are warm, light and fluffy, topped with a golden honey like syrup  
  • A real deal Greek coffee made the traditional way on hot sand and you’ll learn about spoon sweets
  • Off to the market district in downtown Athens where the Varvakios Market thrives daily alongside fishmongers and butchers
  • You will taste a variety of Greek cheeses and cold meats

Who it's for

Our gastronomy experiences are designed for private and corporate groups looking to get the most out of their stay in Greece.

Itinerary

  • Licensed guide - English speaking
  • Food cost is included (not drinks)
  • All the taxes

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