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Athens Food and City Private Walking Tour

  • Private food and city walking tour in Athens
  • Learn about the cultures and cuisines that have shaped Athens
  • Explore Syntagma Square, the foodie hotspot of Psiri, and Monastiraki
Athens Food and City Private Walking Tour
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Athens Food and City Private Walking Tour
USD 61.70
Delve into Athens’ character and cuisine on this small-group walking tour. The Greek capital mixes ancient, Ottoman, neoclassical, and modern influences, and this tour lets you explore its different neighborhoods and culinary styles. Stroll through Syntagma Square, the city's heart; explore hip and old-school neighborhoods; visit markets, and stop to taste local specialities such as ‘koulouri’ bread, meze, olive oil, cheese, and authentic Greek coffee. Food tastings and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
What to Expect

You'll be picked up from your Athens city center hotel or you can meet the tour at Syntagma Square. Your tour group departs the Square at 10am. 

In many ways, Athens is four different cities: The ancient, the Ottoman, the neoclassical and the modern city. Discovering each of them requires knowing where to go, what to notice and what to eat, which is where your local guide comes in.   

From the Parliament building in Syntagma Square to the posh neighborhood of Kolonaki area and the rebellious downtown district of Exarchia, you’ll stop off at special spots to taste local products like olive oil, honey, cheese, wine, vinegar, liquor, and sweets, all made by small producers from all over Greece. Next, it’s a treat from the street, as you sample a koulouri, one of the all-time classic snacks on the go and then a cup of authentic Greek coffee in a wonderful old café.  

After this, get ready to duck into a boisterous visit to the central fish and meat market, where butchers and fishmongers compete for the attention of Athens’ serious food shoppers. Around the corner is the famous spice street of Athens, lined with traditional herb shops that also carry amazing specialty meats and other traditional delicacies.

In the Psiri area, you’ll see a neighborhood that is still in the middle of reinventing itself – one of the poorer working class areas of Athens for nearly all of the 20th century. It is now one of the hottest food and drink destinations, but everywhere in its narrow streets there are reminders of a simpler past.

Don’t miss the Ottoman influences in this part of the city as you stop for a sweet bite at one of the many pastry shops in this area, and then it’s off to a charming little taverna that specializes in traditional Greek dishes to try a selection of scrumptious Greek meze (like tapas, only better).

The tour ends in Monastiraki, at Athens’ flea market, a perfect amalgam of everything Athens has to offer. By now, you’ll have seen (and tasted!) the true soul of Athens, a city with a thousand stories still standing, as it has since ancient times, right on the border between the East and the West.

The total duration of the tour is around 5 hours (depending on your interest and pace). It's estimated the tour will end around 3pm.
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1 - 5 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent tour

Excellent tour with Tania! Our group aged from 4 to 40s were well engaged throughout the tour. The tour takes you out of the touristy areas to the neighborhoods of the locals.Definitely something different to do when in Athens.

Thank Catherine A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great morning with Tania !

What a great morning with Tania! She really gave us a nice tour of many of the places we wanted to visit. The flea market , the vegetable market and the meat and fish market ! Many tasty delights along the way

Thank Marc B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
To do!

We had the Food tour with Tania F. The days before we visited islands and historic places taht were great. On our last day in Athens we take the food tour with Tania. Our feeling is now thta this tour is so great! Interesting, nice...More

Thank Laurent B
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Food Tasting and City tour

Walking around Athens with Andreas was one of the high points of our trip. He was fun , knowledgable and made the stories and facts really interesting. If you are in Athens and looking for a great time, I highly recommend this. Aditi

Thank Aditi B
Reviewed 7 July 2018
Fantastic trip around the city and its food

My 17 year old daughter and I loved the Alternative Athens Food tour. Laura was a great guide -- taught us Greek history, toured us around various neighborhoods in the central city and introduced us to some fantastic Greek food. Our favorites were the Greek...More

Thank Marjorie S
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