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Greek traditional tastes - The Gastronomic Food Tour in Kalamata provided by Kalamata Tours - Mediterranean Food Tour

Greek traditional tastes - The Gastronomic Food Tour in Kalamata

Greek traditional tastes - The Gastronomic Food Tour in Kalamata
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Dive into a gastronomic local experience where traditional Greek local food is in focus. Accompanied by a local guide, you will visit selected food shops, meet and speak with local shop owners and have the chance to taste olives and olive oil, traditional succulent pork and vegetables, fruits and pies and learn about the Greek food culture, myths and stories and deepen your knowledge about Greece. You will find out about culinary and cultural traditions from the Ancient Greek times till today. Enjoy a personalised experience on this small group food tour and take home with you, memories that will last forever.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 86011P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Breakfast
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Mpenaki 25, Kalamata 241 00, Greece Church of Ypapantis, Historical Center of Kalamata city.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Breakfast
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Mpenaki 25, Kalamata 241 00, Greece Church of Ypapantis, Historical Center of Kalamata city.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mpenaki 25
    Mpenaki 25, Kalamata 241 00, Greece
    Church of Ypapantis, Historical Center of Kalamata city.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Kalamata Farmer's Market
  • You'll return to the starting point
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JESMarblehead
Marblehead, MA13 contributions
The highlight of our stay -- we loved every minute
Oct. 2019
Four of us toured with Sofia (there are two Sofias, by the way, and both are fabulous!) on a Saturday in October this year. It was one of the best tours of any kind I've had, and here's why: 1. The carefully planned tour had us stopping to learn about and taste many foods and enjoy a series of local shops -- bakeries, cheese, meats, local grocers, cafe -- where the owners really cared about sharing with travelers what they do. 2. The pace was perfect -- numerous stops, but ample rests, tastings, variety. 3. Our guide -- Sofia is a delight, knowledgeable, fun, warm, interested in our questions. So much fun. We ended up buying a bunch of food along the way for our mobile picnic and gifts to take home. The Food Philosophy gals are on to something great!
Written 27 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
foodphilosophy
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the review and your kind words. we are very happy you enjoyed our tour and it was a pleasure having you. Until next time!!!
Written 28 October 2019
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Marlsta
Leikanger, Norway6 contributions
Excellent
Had a great food and history experience with my guide Sofia. So nice to taste all this local food, speak to the shop owners, visit the food market and discover the authentic beauty of Kalamata. ❤️
Written 14 October 2019
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foodphilosophy
Thank you very much for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed the tour and we look forward in having you on one of our other tours as well.Enjoy your stay in our beautiful country and city!
Written 15 October 2019
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joannatst
1 contribution
Great experience!!!
Sep. 2019 • Friends
My friends and I spent an amazing morning full of tastes, colors and smells!!! Our guide Foteini was increadably sweet and fully informed about everything! We felt so familiar with her, as if we were going on a walk with an old friend! All the food we tasted was delicious! Highlight of the tour was the shop with herbs and fruits! Mr. Trifonas was so friendly and kind to us! An absolute amazing experience! Don't miss it!!!
Written 30 September 2019
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foodphilosophy
Thank you for your review! We are delighted you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again in one of our other tours. Enjoy your stay.
Written 9 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

OlympicOlivia
Manchester, UK17 contributions
Wonderful day for foodies
Sep. 2019 • Friends
We attended the food tour with Fotini, our guide. She gave us a day we won't forget in Kalamata with local handmade delicacies and some great information about production, agriculture and specialities of the city and surrounds. Visiting the local market for samples of fresh fruits, the best bakery in kalamata and a local Greek coffee purveyor to name a few. Fotini's enthusiasm and friendly character made us at home, finishing with a delicious lunch of the best roast pork and other dishes.. There isn't any need to eat anything before you go or until the next day! Thanks Fotini for a fabulous day ❤️🤗😊
Written 28 September 2019
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foodphilosophy
We are very happy you enjoyed our tour and thank you for your kind words.We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in our beautiful city! Hope to see you again soon.
Written 30 September 2019
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Effie D
2 contributions
AMAZING!!
Sep. 2019 • Friends
I ve taken many food tours in the past and this is by far the best one!
Our guide was wonderful! Smily and willing to answer all of our questions and also vey careful with the drivers in the road. The company is eco friendly and everything they use is non plastic.The tour also caters for vegetarians and vegans which has given me and my husband the chance to try many different things without feeling we are missing on anything.Simply the best tour we ever had!!
Written 26 September 2019
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foodphilosophy
Thank you so much for this beautiful review and we are very happy you enjoyed our tour! We strive to make it an exceptional experience every time! We hope to see you again in one of our other tours. Enjoy your stay in our city.
Written 30 September 2019
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Navigator260293
3 contributions
An excellent cuisine and cultural experience!
Sep. 2019
All of the food we tasted was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed the explanations and insights from our guide Fotini, who we highly recommend. We stopped at 10 places with lunch at the end, so don’t eat beforehand! The shops are close to each other, so more time is spent relaxing and sampling than walking. We are very glad we took the advice of another reviewer to take the tour during the beginning of our vacation so we knew what to order later. It was one of our top experiences In Kalamata, especially since we wanted learn more about the beautiful Greek culture.
Written 21 September 2019
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foodphilosophy
Thank you for your review! We are delighted you enjoyed our tour and especially in the beginning of your trip. Kalamata is a very beautiful city and we believe the gastronomic capital of Greece. We hope to see you soon again in one of our other tours as well. Enjoy the rest of your stay in our beautiful country.
Written 22 September 2019
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Adele R
Rossendale, UK12 contributions
Food Philosophy Kalamata
Thank you so much to Sophia and Georgia for sharing with us the amazing and delicious food and sights from around Kalamata. We really enjoyed looking around the old town and sampling food from specially selected deli”s, butchers and bakeries etc and the visit to the market was amazing. Finishing off with delicious Greek fast food. Everyone on the tour were extremely friendly and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend half a day in Kalamata. Would recommend to anyone interested in food and exploring hidden gems of the city.
Written 20 August 2019
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foodphilosophy
Thank you so much for the review and kind words. We are very happy you enjoyed the tour and had a great time. We strive to make this tour an exceptional experience to our guests and show them different sides of the city, always combined with delicious food! Until next time
Written 24 August 2019
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m a
Athens, Greece5 contributions
Wonderful!!!
It was a beautiful tour that made our visit to Kalamata more interesting and more fun. We walked through the streets of the city with a very polite and helpful guide and tasted traditional, local, top quality food. Everything was perfect and we totally recommend it!
Keep up the good work ladies!
Until next time...
Written 17 August 2019
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foodphilosophy
Thank you so much for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed the tour. We look forward to having you on one of our other tours. Until next time!
Written 18 August 2019
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Oph
1 contribution
Thing to do if you want to make the most of your stay
Sep. 2018 • Friends
Taking part to the food tour is the best way to reunite two Greek treasures:food and culture!

I truly enjoyed the numerous fascinating informations shared by the (wonderful)guide and the delicious food we tasted.

This is one of the thing you have to do if you pass by Kalamata and want to make the most of your stay! Doing it at the begging of your stay is a plus. You could then go back to the places to eat more and more of the amazing Greek, Kalamatian and Messinian products, because once you tried, you will want more for sure.

I found the food tour so worthly, I added it to my travel guide about Greece.
Written 9 August 2019
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foodphilosophy
Thank you very much for your review and your nice comments. We are very happy you enjoyed our tour and found the food to your delight. We look forward in having you in one of our other tours in Kalamata and we wish that you enjoy your stay in our beautiful country.
Written 10 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kateriva
Kalamata, Greece2 contributions
Amazing experience
Aug. 2019 • Family
We highly recommend the Food Tour. It is probably the best way to explore the city of Kalamata - through the way it tastes. We suggest to experience the food tour during the first days of your stay because maybe you wanna do it again. Hahaha!
Written 8 August 2019
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foodphilosophy
Thank you very much! Not only for your review but for being part of our food tour!
Written 9 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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One of the best food tours we have taken!
This food tour was a nice combination of Greek history and Greek history of food. Lots of great shops! Enjoyed a ni
Sandy S
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Terrific tour
My husband and I had a great time on our tour with Sophia. It was a wonderful way to see a new city. The food tasti
Stiffman
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Try this, you'll like it.....
My family, our guests and myself all thoroughly enjoyed this. For a full morning's visit and much sampling and eati
elenoia
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Taste the Greek culture and be a culinary philosopher!
Food reveals much about a place's culture and the girls of Food Philosophy lead you to a culinary Apocalypse.. thei
Sarah D
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Best introduction to Greek food!
We went on the tour this morning, hosted by Fotini, having arrived the day before for a week’s holiday. As we are b
PolinaD152
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Deep into Kalamata's food philosophy
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The best tour ever
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Fantastic tour with Fotini! We were told many things about Greek food and culture and their origin! Just perfect :)
argyrof2017
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Greek hospitality at its best!!
I have no words to describe my food tour experience with these lovely ladies!! Very well historically informed tour
poppy_calliope
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A Wonderful Experience!
Kalamta's mouth watering, tasty delights of amazing cuisine, aromas, sounds & sights - Absolutely divine! A must
Michael K
Michael K
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Definitely a recommendation!
We had a wonderful tour with Fotini. During a tour of the old part of Kalamata we visited the market with wonderful
Nan C
Nan C
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A memorable intergated experince
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isapz2019
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A perfect way to discover the city and its traditions!
My friend recommended this tour to me and I am extremely happy to have listened to her. I did the tour with my husb
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