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Athens Small-Group Food Tour

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Athina, Greece

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Sample Greece’s tastiest dishes on this food and walking tour through Athens. Led by a local guide, stroll through the city’s historic streets, tasting ‘bougatsa’ (a sweet or savory pastry), ‘loukoumades’ (Greek honey dumplings), olives and other Greek specialties. Then, take a trip to the Varvakeios market to peruse regional spices and herbs. To keep this small-group tour as intimate as possible, numbers are limited to 14 people.
  • Food walking tour of Athens
  • Taste savory Greek delicacies including the ever-popular sesame koulouri
  • Learn the heritage of Greek cuisine
  • Experience the vibrant Varvakeios food market
  • Visit various specialty food shops in Athens offering an array of fruit, spices and meats
  • Small group limited to 14 people for a more personalized experience
  • Fully guided tour with local English-speaking guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Great for foodies! Sample popular and lesser-known Greek delicacies and visit a bustling local market where you can stock up on the spices that locals use.
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Departure Point

Plateia Korai, Athina, Greece

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Psyri, Athens, Greece
Meet your guide in central Athens, right below the iconic Acropolis, to begin your tour. Take off into the streets with your small group, making stops at sweet-smelling bakeries, spice merchants, restaurants, dairies, delicatessens and pie shops. Get a true taste of Greek culinary culture, sampling all sorts of specialty snacks and dishes as you go, including the beloved koulouri, a tasty bread with sesame seeds.

Learn about Greece's unique culinary heritage while you explore, and hear why the Mediterranean diet has become today's model of healthy living. Follow your guide inside small, hidden specialty shops and meet the locals behind them.

Afterward, make a stop at the bustling Varvakeios food market. Browse the colorful stalls filled with fruit, seafood, meat and local spices.

After all the sampling and sightseeing, your tour will conclude in the neighborhood of Plaka.
Itinerary
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Monastiraki
Athens, Greece
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Psirri
Athens, Greece
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Evripidou
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Aiolou
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Varvakios Central Municipal Market
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Athens Walking Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Athens Small-Group Food Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Athens Small-Group Food Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Athens Small-Group Food Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Athens Small-Group Food Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Athens Small-Group Food Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Athens Small-Group Food Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Athens Small-Group Food Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Athens Small-Group Food Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Athens Small-Group Food Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Athens Small-Group Food Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "DO NOT EAT before you go - there's lots to eat along the way." See review
  • "Don't make the mistake I did and have breakfast before the tour." See review

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Seeing things you wouldn’t find on your own
Gwen_G
, Oct 2020
Georgia was engaging and enthusiastic, we found the whole food tour fun! Our 8yr old was a tough customer and she managed to convince him to try some new things too. Thoroughly recommended
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The liquor store
Nya
, Oct 2020
Amazing guide. She was sooo full of life and knowledgeable. Giving us some background to the foods and why they are important to Greek people. Also great suggestions on places to go according to what you wanted to know
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Awesome walking tour with Rena Koumparouli!
echomeetsworld
, Mar 2020
I had such a wonderful time on this walking tour! Rena was friendly and enthusiastic, and made me feel so welcomed! I was a solo traveler in a small group with two other people, and Rena introduced our small group to local shops and markets we probably would have never found on our own. We tried amazing foods/snacks from koulouri to loukoumades, pastourma, bougatsa, souvlaki, and more! I booked this tour on my first full day in Athens and found it to be a really helpful introduction to Greek cuisine. I highly recommend it!
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Great food tour
erin_s
, Feb 2020
Great tour - the guide was very energetic and friendly and took us to a lot of places and ensured everyone was engaged - even our 7 year old
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Great Tour!
Aileen_K
, Feb 2020
Very good. Got to try lots of Greek sweets, snacks, drinks and food I wouldn't have otherwise. Loucia was friendly, informative and considerate. You visit several small shops that you wouldn't find otherwise, as well as the athens food market. Definitely worth it.
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Yum
wataskyptyltd
, Feb 2020
We had a great time walking around Athens and sampling many fabulous local foods. The walk is so easy that anyone would be able to complete the tour. Going with such a knowledgeable food guide made it even more amazing. Going to the local meat and seafood market was interesting probably not suited to vegetarians.
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Good time
CarterG_13
, Dec 2019
Martha has the perfect personality for the tour. She’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She was very helpful and handled all of our questions.
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Rena Koumparouli was the best guide - a highlight of our Trip
Courtlys
, Oct 2019
My friend and I loved the walking food tour. We ate lots of good food (apologies for spelling) - Kolori, donuts, fruits, meats and cheeses, olives, olive oil, feta and more! Loved that we saw the markets, and small shops we would have never found on our own. Rena explained everything wonderfully and even gave my friend (who lives in Sydney) a tip on the best greek restaurant in Sydney!
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Very interesting and yummy
GrandTour247051
, Oct 2019
Georgia was very good at her job and seemed concerned every member of the group was having a good time. A little long for me but I was tired from the acropolous the day before. Great food and stories.
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Great fun and educational too!
Wander03827663417
, Sep 2019
We walked through the General Market, vegetable and fruit market then roamed the surrounding neighborhood tasting the wares of street vendors, spice shops, olive oil and cheese shops, sweet and savory pies, dried meats and the best doughnuts ever! Finally we topped it off with a traditional lunch. I know there are a lot of other food tours in Athens. What made this one special and "over the top" was our guide Georgia Kalimeri. She is not only very knowledgeable but presents each stop with passion and flare!
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