Your tour will begin with Syntagma Square, the emblematic meeting point of the Athenians, as your starting point. Meet your local foodie guide and kick off your culinary adventure with a tasting of the traditional 'koulouri'. As your guide narrates stories about the enduring history of Greek food and the local culture, go to a favorite family-run pie shop that has stood the test of time to try a traditional 'phyllo' pie.
Then, you will stroll around Aiolou street, where one of the best sweet shops in Athens is located, to try traditional 'loukoumades', the doughnut-like dessert the locals love.
Next up, you will walk down the streets of Athens and reach the popular Agia Irini Square, one of the local hangouts that burst with life and mouthwatering delicacies. Visit a number of delis and spice shops along Evripidou street and enjoy some local cheese-tasting and meze from different parts of Greece. Featuring delicious tastings, like dolmades, 'pastourma', feta cheese, and the famous Kalamata olives, you'll get to escape the crowds and taste the best of what Athens has to offer.
Continue to the heart of the city's food scene, the vibrant Athens Central Market, where you will browse the stalls and witness the wide selection of fresh meat, fish, and vegetables the locals use in their everyday cooking.
Having seen for yourself the treasures of the fertile Greek land, you can now taste traditional, homemade dishes from a family-run tavern. Traveling with an expert local means that you'll get an insight into the importance of food in Greek culture, the seasonability of the ingredients, and how different spices have different uses.
You will discover what makes Greek cuisine so special by tasting cult-classic, authentic Greek recipes made from deliciously fresh local ingredients!
Following your filling meal, you will get to try a cup of Greek coffee accompanied by a traditional sweet; there is nothing quite like drinking the aromatic brew alongside a decadent dessert after a long, adventurous day!
With a full stomach and a head full of wonderful memories, your perfect day will come to a perfect conclusion.
- Loads of culinary, cultural & historical anecdotes
- All food tastings
- Services of an exceptional foodie guide
- Exploration of the Athens Central Market
- A 4-hour food walking tour in Athens
- The central fountain at Syntagma Square (open map)
Cancellation 5 or more days prior to departure: Full refund
Cancellation 3-4 days prior to departure: 50% refund
Cancellation 1-2 days prior to departure or No Show: No refund