Greek food & mood experience – Athens

Food is such an important part of experiencing another culture, and if you can manage to work this food tour of Athens into your visit, you won’t be disappointed.

Greek food & mood experience – Athens

Reasons to select this tour:

Perfectly paced, with generous servings of food (not spoonfuls of food), to eat as much or as little as you like.

Each tour has a maximum of 10 people participating which makes for a great social experience.

Ideal for singles, couples, or groups traveling together, with or without children.

A great cross-section of food gives a good understanding of how Greek cuisine should be enjoyed.

Lots of food will leave you satisfied.

 

Highlights:

  • You will have a warm pretzel-like bread ring
  • You will taste delicious rice puddings with a twist and stop by one of the oldest bakeries in Athens for a feta cheese pie
  • You’ll come across an old-style cafeteria renowned for its “loukoumades” or Greek-style doughnuts that are warm, light, and fluffy, topped with golden honey-like syrup
  • A real deal Greek coffee is made the traditional way on hot sand and you’ll learn about spoon sweets
  • Off to the market district in downtown Athens where the Varvakios Market thrives daily alongside fishmongers and butchers
  • You will taste a variety of Greek cheeses and cold meats

 

Your culinary journey begins in Syntagma Square in central Athens. Within minutes you will have a warm pretzel-like bread ring in your hands, purchased from a local street vendor. Then you’re off on foot through hidden lanes and unassuming back streets where along the way, you will taste delicious rice puddings with a twist and stop by one of the oldest bakeries in Athens for a feta cheese pie. A few twists and turns later, you’ll come across an old-style cafeteria renowned for its “loukoumades” or Greek-style doughnuts that are warm, light, and fluffy, topped with golden honey-like syrup. It will be time for coffee soon and you can opt for a real deal of Greek coffee made the traditional way on hot sand and you’ll learn about spoon sweets, which are fruits preserved in sugary syrup, that are often served with coffee and are delicious.

And then it’s off to the market district in downtown Athens where the Varvakios Market thrives daily alongside fishmongers and butchers. Your experienced guide will enlighten you on Greek produce in season and how they are used in Greek cuisine. It is a snapshot of old Athens and what was once the original commercial heart of the city. By now you’ve worked back your appetite and a hearty meal awaits at a nearby taverna that has been feeding the working class since 1898. This is where real Greek food exists, away from tourist traps of overproduced moussaka. It is the “magirefta” (cooked dishes as opposed to grills, souvlaki, gyros) and “ladera” (made with oil) that will give you a proper understanding of Greek cuisine.

Your food tour continues a few streets away where you will taste a variety of Greek cheeses and cold meats. Passing by a trail of spice shops you will finish off your culinary odyssey at one of the most authentic “psistaria” or grill houses in Athens.

The tour’s foodie guides are passionate and knowledgeable about Greek cuisine. They’ll give you a thorough understanding of how Greek food has evolved over the years and is a fascinating way to explore the streets of the city with a local, that you might have otherwise avoided or missed out on.

 

Who it's for?

Our gastronomy experiences are designed for private and corporate groups looking to get the most out of their stay in Greece.

 

What's included

  • Licensed guide – English speaking
  • Food cost is included (not drinks)
  • All the taxes

 

Cancelation Policy

For free-cancellation tour packages options: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund. Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund.

For free-cancellation custom packages and sales: Refundable under exceptional circumstances. The refund will be subject to approval from the company.

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Number of Participants

4 minimum

Destination

Athens

Pricing
Availability

All year round, subject to availability

Duration

Approx. 4 hours

Restrictions

Kids allowed from 14 y.o.

What to wear

Comfortable clothes, Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen ,Windbreaker, Appropriate shoes

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