This tour starts at 09:30 am
An “off the beaten track” tourAdditional info
Discover another side of Athens which lies in the shadow of the famous Acropolis where a kaleidoscope of colors, smells, tastes and textures await. Your expert and totally passionate about food guide will lead you past produce stalls bursting with color, intoxicating spice shops, enticing sweet shops, and of course the bustling central food market of Athens.
We will visit various specialty food shops, colorful and alluring delicatessens, aromatic and tempting bakeries and sweet shops, restaurants, dairies, spice, grocery and pie shops where you will sample and taste the most traditional Greek food and not necessarily the Greek food stereotypes such as "Greek salad” or “moussaka". A genuine Athenian food tour would not be complete without a visit to the vibrant central Varvakeios food market, with its bustling energy and loud bargaining; this dazzling galaxy of fruit and spice, meat and fish will enchant you.
Our guides will knowledgeably lead you through a food stroll and introduce you to small, hidden specialty food shops. They will provide valuable insight both on the unique and intricate culinary heritage of Greece as well as the famous Mediterranean diet, hailed today as a model of healthy living.
Join us as we embark on a culinary journey and a delightful world of the five senses and the culinary Athens will be revealed to you.
The tour ends at Iroon square at Psiri.
Time to enjoy an authentic Greek lunch
After the tour we will arrange lunch for you at a very nice restaurant, picked out for you by our experienced team in the picturesque and traditional Plaka distirict where the tour ends. You will enjoy the authentic and carefully designed menu in an authentic atmosphere. You are free to go to the restaurant any time. Your menu will include starters (for two people), salad (for two people), the main course, dessert and either a glass of house wine or a glass of beer or a soft drink. Bread is also included in the price. If while at the restaurant you wish to order something else you are free to do so but you will have to pay for it at the restaurant either cash or by credit card (most places accept all credit cards).
- The tour operates daily, except on Sundays
- The tour will not operate from 8 August to 18 August and on Bank Holidays
The meeting point is in front of ZARA Department Store, outside Panepistimio metro station at "Korai" street at 09:15 am.
ZARA is close to the metro station which is located in the middle of Korai pedestrian road across the University of Athens. Your tour guide will hold an orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign to identify him / her.
Note that there are three Panepistimio metro station exits. Two of them are on the main road "Panepistimio"and the third one where we meet is in the middle of the pedestrian walk way Korai street. If you use the metro to come please follow the Exit Korai. THE FOOD TOUR STARTS AT 9:30 AM
67 € per adult
61 € per student or teenager (12-17 yrs)
61 € per child (6-11 yrs)
FREE for infants (0-5 yrs)
- Discount Code for Second Tour (SNDT): 5% discount for booking a second tour
- Discount Code for Families & Groups (FMD): 5% discount to families/groups with 4 or more paying members
- Discount Code for Groups with Second Tour (SNDT+4): 10% discount to families or groups (4 or more paying members) booking more than one tours
For more information on discounts & special rates please read the FAQ ABOUT AWT
- Food specialist guide
- Food & Beverages sampling
- Athens Guide magazine
- Athens Map
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
This tour has no additional entrance fees.