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Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour

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Athens, Greece

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
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
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Overview

Appease your appetite for traditional Greek food during this half-day small-group culinary tour in Athens. Follow your guide to 10 carefully curated specialty food shops, located off the beaten path in residential neighborhoods, to taste Athenian delicacies such as honey, spices, sweets, cured meat, cheese and olive oil. Finish your tour with a taste of the much-celebrated Greek souvlaki. This tour is limited to 12 people or fewer to ensure an intimate atmosphere; all tastings are included.
  • Stroll through off-the-beaten-path residential areas with your guide
  • Visit local bakeries, restaurants, specialty shops and an open-air market
  • Taste traditional foods and ingredients such as souvlaki, honey, olive oil and Greek coffee
  • Small group of 12 people or fewer ensures a more personal experience
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All tastings during the tour
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Any extra food or drinks participants may get on their own
Gratuities

Departure Point

Syntagma, Athens 105 63, Greece

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Psyri, Athens, Greece
Meet your guide at Syntagma Square, the most central point in Athens. Your tour group is limited to 15 travelers to ensure an intimate experience, personalized attention from your guide and the chance to ask questions.

Take off walking through the residential areas of Athens, in which you will get see a true slice of everyday life. Visit nearly a dozen carefully selected specialty food stores, favorites of the locals, to taste traditional Greek foods. 

Bite into some 'pastoruma', or cured meat, and taste local honey, cheese and olive oil. Sip aromatic Greek coffee (erroneously known as 'Turkish' coffee in many parts of the world). Get familiar with some of the local spices that are the basis for Greek cooking, a multi-sensory experience for the eyes, nose and mouth. Stroll through the bustling alleys of Varvakios, the fish, meat and vegetable market known as the true 'belly of Athens'. Visit local bakeries and pastry shops serving traditional Greek sweets, including the famous souvlaki. Along the way, enjoy informative commentary from your guide on the culinary history and traditions of this ancient city.

Finish your tour with a full stomach and a better understanding of Greek culinary culture.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Alternative Athens
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We recommend you have a light breakfast as there will be plenty to taste during your tour!
  • At the end of the tour, lunch won't be necessary!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with constraining dietary restrictions or severe food allergies
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Alternative Athens

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 Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

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

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

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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

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  • "I highly recommend this tour to be the first thing you do when getting here!" See review

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Maria is the best!!!
Yvette_Ford
, Nov 2019
Maria was a wonderful tour guide. This tour is so good!!! We were so full afterwards. Maria took us around town provided us with information about the city past and present. She's professional, relaxed and kind.
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Perfect
eadams_73
, Oct 2019
This was to be a small group tour, but we lucked out and it was just us with Katerina. She was personable and informative. She did a great job introducing us to the local food and helping us get over the worry of intruding in local spots. Thankfully this was a walking tour because we ate a ton of food. The portions are generous and we enjoyed the information as well as the flavors.
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Alternative Athens Food Tour
cathyschamu
, Sep 2019
Maria was fabulous. Every site we visited came with the history of the food. I felt like we were on the “best of” food tour of Athens. So full at the end and an amazing variety covering all food groups! Highly recommend!!
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Good food & great tour
jules1673
, Aug 2019
The food tour was great! Katerina was very nice and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour to be the first thing you do when getting here!
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Fabulous, tasty tour
Rebecca J
, May 2019
I loved every minute of this fantastic walking tour through Athens. Each food site was unique, locally owned, and tasty. I left sated physically and historically about the unique food history and options in Athens. The tour guide was fantastic. I recommend giving us a list of the sites we visited so we could go back. Even a little podcast would be great as this tour is fantastic.
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We always do a food tour when we go...
Perry F
, Oct 2018
We always do a food tour when we go overseas. We traveled through the different neighborhoods learning about the local foods and history of the areas. Good food, great lessons, and walking to work off the what you are eating. FUN!
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Amazing tour. The guide was...
Natallia R
, Jul 2018
Amazing tour. The guide was knowledgeable and a lot of fun. Best way to learn about Athens!
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Good guide and places to visit, but variety of food was poor
nicktrolfe
, Jun 2018
The guide was good and knowledgeable about Athens and some of the food. The locations we visited were interesting. However the selection of food was poor. Virtually everything we tried was sweet. No tzatziki, meat skewers or souvlaki. This could easily be made a lot better by incorporating some of those or other savoury greek food into the tour.
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Great experience ! the guide nice...
Antonio T
, Mar 2018
Great experience ! the guide nice lady was very kind, showed good knowledge of the greek gastronomy , explained everything correctly , showed empathy with the group . righly Recomemended
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Zoey,our guide, was effervescent...
Richard C
, Mar 2018
Zoey,our guide, was effervescent, knowledgable and comprehensive. She brought us to places and food tasting experiences we would likely never have found on our own.
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