Guided tour

Athens: Guided Authentic Greek Food Tour and Liquor Tasting

4.9 / 5

73 reviews

Activity provider: ATHENS WALKING TOURS

Athens: Guided Authentic Greek Food Tour and Liquor Tasting

Activity provider: ATHENS WALKING TOURS

From US$ 53.30 per person

Spend the day sampling some of Athens' finest food. Visit the central market, learn about the benefits of a Mediterranean diet, and try some of the best Greek foods.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enjoy 12 or more samples of the best traditional Greek food
  • Learn first-hand about the benefits of a Mediterranean diet
  • Bite into a crunchy, cream-filled filo, taste souvlaki, and feta
  • Indulge in a layered pie called bougatsa, and try Greek olives
  • Visit Athens Central Market and take in local goods to try
Full description
Greece is a pleasure for the senses, and one of the best reasons to visit is its incredible food. From fresh-off-the-grill Souvlaki, to the traditional loukoumades (a delectable honey soaked desert), every course of food in Greece is an experience for the taste buds. On this 3-hour food-themed walking tour, you will get a chance to taste a variety of traditional goods, served by the locals who make them daily with their own hands. Any real foodie will tell you that your first stop on any travel is the local market. Here you can get a sense of what is to come, from the variety of meats, fishes, cheeses, and produce available daily to the locals. At the vibrant Varvekeois food market, you will see local vendors loudly bartering over their daily wares. On either side of the market are wonderful specialty food shops as well, inviting you in with their colorful and provocative spice piles. Here you can sample delectable nuts from the region, as well as figs, olives, and dates. You will also gain insight into the culinary history of this epic city, and learn the basics of the Mediterranean diet.
  • Local tour leader
  • Liquor tasting
  • Feta cheese
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Souvlaki with pork or chicken
  • Loukoumades
  • Spinach pie (spanakopita)
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
  • Other drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

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Meeting point

The meeting point is outside the Starbucks at Korai street, outside Panepistimio Metro Station (follow the signs for the Korai exit). Your tour guide will be holding the orange-colored Athens Walking Tours sign in his/her hands so that you can recognize him/her.

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What to bring

  • Hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 73 reviews

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Christiana was incredibly informative on the entire city of athens. She has a clear passion/ interest in the history of athens and was incredibly informative on things i never woukd have known othwise. Her choices for food stop were impeccible. It was a wonderful experience to eat my way through athens the way a local would. From meat to cheese, spices, the market and of course liquor. The entire experience was wonderful.

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September 11, 2022

Fabulous food tour with our knowledgable and passionate guide Rena. We loved our tour! Rena set the tone for the morning, she is outgoing, approachable, friendly and clearly in love with Greek food. We could not have imagined a more informed and helpful guide. The pace of the tour was just right giving time to savor the experience of different herbs, cheeses, liquors, pies, sweets, street food, olives, fresh seasonable fruit and so much more. Rena provided context related to history and culture that helped better understand and appreciate Greek food. This tour was a highlight of our trip to Athens. Very highly recommend.

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June 25, 2022

Our Guide Evalina (which I probably misspelled) Was an excellent ambassador for the city of Athens! She knew exactly where to go, was knowledgeable about the food and it’s history and the area that she was in and what a treat! She creates a very authentic and memorable experience for us that we would definitely do again.

June 21, 2022

Product ID: 13906