Top 10 Food Tours In Athens, Greece - Updated 2022

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What is it about an old city that is highly attractive? Maybe the architecture or maybe it is the history behind it. Whatever the reason is, visit Athens because it is one of the oldest cities on Earth. If you are fond of the story of the gods and goddesses, welcome to their world when you set foot in the city. Stop and see Acropolis of Athens, the best place to admire a collection of ancient buildings from the 5th century. The highlight of Acropolis is Parthenon, an iconic Athenian temple that sits elegantly right on the very top of the hill. To gain insights into life back in Ancient Greece, visit Acropolis Museum. Treasures that can be observed include jewelry and sculptures. Athens is also well-known for its delicious cuisine, making a food tour is a must. Here’s your guide to the top food tours in Athens, Greece.

1. Enjoy a food safari on a trikke (from USD 86.0)

If you want to explore the best of Athens, including its food, one of the best ways to do it is by doing it on a trikke. It is unusual, safe and the most important reason, eco-friendly. This time on your food safari, you will have the opportunity to sample an array of food at different places. The highlight is a visit to Central Market. While sampling all the food, you will also learn about the process of making all the dishes.

Athens Food Safari Tour on Trikke

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

2 reviews

2. Indulge in Greek cuisine with a local foodie (from USD 67.0)

When a local foodie is with you, it is a guarantee that they will take you to visit the best places in the city where you can satisfy your appetite with a selection of Greek dishes. Not only will you fill your stomach with good things, but you will also fill your brain with extensive knowledge of the local culture. It is best to take this food tour on a Friday because you will be taken into a local outdoor market where you can buy some local produce.

Athens Koukaki food and culture tour: Unseen delights 2:30hr

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

2 reviews

3. Visit Varvakios Market and various specialty food shops (from USD 71.0)

Accompanied by a local guide who is also a foodie, you will make a visit to the city center and Plaka to enjoy the vibrant neighborhood. You will also be allowed some time to wander around Varvakios Market, one of the most traditional markets in Athens. During your visits to specialty food shops, you will have the opportunity to sample specialties that include peynirli, loukoumades, souvlaki and koulouri. You will know what they are once you get to Athens.

Athens Food Small-Group Walking Tour - Tastes and Traditions

Duration: 4 hours

16 reviews

4. Enjoy meze dishes and sweet treats on foot (from USD 122.0)

Within three hours, you are going to enjoy a lot of things. From satisfying your craving with delectable meze dishes and indulging in sweet treats that include baklava and loukoumades to visiting spice vendors and strolling the vibrant neighborhoods. You can enjoy your meze dishes at a traditional tavern. And, the start time of this tour is flexible.

PRIVATE ONLY Off The Beaten Track SAFE Walking Food Tour in Athens

Duration: 3 hours

8 reviews

5. Taste savory Greek delicacies in a small group (from USD 56.0)

Sometimes, it is best to have a small group on a tour, especially when it deals with food tasting. The fewer the participants, the better you can taste your food. Savory Greek delicacies to be enjoyed include sesame koulouri and bougatsa. You will also make stops at a variety specialty food shops to hunt for spices, meats, and fruits.

Athens Small-Group Culinary Walking Tour with Tastings

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

584 reviews

6. Have a pleasant epicurean experience trying traditional fare (from USD 83.0)

When you have both tasty foods and wines in hand, you can say that you have a pleasant epicurean experience. On a fine evening, sample the best of traditional Greek food like local cheese and fried donuts. When the night comes, your guide will take you to taste a variety of locally produced wines. Plus, you will also visit the most popular neighborhoods in Athens like Plaka dan Feyrouz.

Athens by Night: Small Group Sightseeing with Drinks and Food Tasting

Duration: 4 hours

27 reviews

7. Explore the streets of Athens and be ready for delights (from USD 69.0)

The streets of Athens are loaded with tons of specialty food stores, cafes, and markets. Only an experienced guide knows which one’s are the best. If you take this food tour, you will visit only the best of the best to try local delights like sweet donuts, Greek bread, and regional cheeses. Moreover, you can also sample wine and organic olive oil. Tempted already?

Athens Food Tour: Private Guided Walking Experience

Duration: 4 hours

982 reviews

8. Pamper your taste buds with traditional Greek cuisine (from USD 80.0)

Empty your stomach before you take this food tour because there will be a lot of traditional Greek dishes that you are going to savor. During the three to four hours, you will visit Athens central market along with local street food vendors. Sipping on a Greek coffee will surely make you feel energized. Souvlaki, fresh products, and cheese pie are just some of the dishes to try. While savoring the deliciousness in all the dishes, do not forget to look around to appreciate the fascinating neighborhood of Athens.

Athens small group traditional Greek Food Tasting tour

Duration: 3 to 4 hours

7 reviews

9. Go beyond gyro and baklava and learn about food history (from USD 89.0)

You will have a delightful evening, one of the most unforgettable ones, in Athens when you taste as many as nine different dishes at cafes, local joints, and cafes, among others. The dishes chosen for you will not be the average gyro and baklava. Surprise awaits. In addition to food tasting, you can also gain insights into the history of each dish, explained by your knowledgeable guide.

Athens Private Evening Food Tour : 10 Tastings

Duration: 3 hours

4 reviews

10. Sample Greek savories while strolling through off-the-beaten-paths (from USD 54.0)

What a wonderful afternoon you are going to have when you choose to book this food tour. You will not be able to say no to a bougatsa, a layered pie that is filled with crunchy filo. The crunchiness, the creaminess, and the sweetness will all melt inside your mouth. What about sampling a warm pita bread with grilled meat, vegetables and a traditional Greek sauce called gyros as its fillings? Sounds tempting, right? All off these can be enjoyed as you are explore Monastiraki and Psirri.

Afternoon Athens Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours

3 reviews

Good food for good times in Athens

It is no doubt that when you indulge in a delicious dish, your mood is elevated in an instant. The only thing that keeps you from having a good vacation is a hungry stomach. The food tours mentioned above are ready to promise you good times in Athens. Enjoy the city for its stunning attractions and delectable dishes!

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