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A good foodie city usually needs access to fantastic ingredients, influence from a variety of cultures for shared tastes, a long history of delicious cooking, and a population that’s passionate about food. All of this can be found in Athens, Greece.

Travelers likely don’t need a history lesson to understand the magic of Athens and everything travelers can experience there, but they could probably use a guide. For those new to Athens, exploring popular foodie destinations in the city can be daunting, but in the hands of local food experts, travelers will be able to kick off their time in Athens swimmingly.

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This Gourmet Food Tour through Athens isn’t only a great way for travelers to enjoy the flavors of the city but also a great way to get to know it, making the rest of their time in the city more enjoyable too.

What To Expect On This Gourmet Athens Food Tour

Foodies venturing to Athens should not miss out on this 4-hour gourmet tasting tour. Travelers will have the chance to sample some of the most sought-after edible delights in the city. This is a walking tour, which is honestly great because it gives travelers a chance to digest, that is led by a local food expert who will be able to guide travelers through their adventure to uncover the secret delight of Greek cuisine while learning a bit about the city and its culinary heritage. Some treats travelers can look forward to enjoying are sweet donuts, Greek bread, regional cheeses, Greek wine, and freshly brewed coffee. Some things travelers may be able to try for the first time (assuming they aren’t frequent visitors to Greece) are specialties like koulóuria, rings of sesame bread, and loukoumades, also known as Greek donuts. Travelers can even look forward to exploring destinations like Varvakios Agora with a guide, so they can be sure they will get the most out of being there. It really is a foodie’s dream tour to have the chance to sample such delicious Grecian food and sip on Grecian wine. Even tasting the local olive oil is unforgettable.

  • Cost - $70.48 (prices can vary depending on group sizes)
  • Food and Drink - Included
  • Local Food Leader - Included
  • Gratuities - Not Included
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off - Not Included
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Where This Bucket-List Athenian Foodie Tour Will Take Travelers

Athens is one of the oldest and one of the largest cities in Europe. With such a long history and with so much influence from its neighbors, the Greek capital has become quite the bucket-list location for many foodies. On top of delicious food, Greece is also home to stunning Mediterranean weather and active nightlife, which travelers will also be able to learn about on this tour, making it a great way to become acquainted with Athens.

In total, this four-hour gourmet food tour through Athens will take travelers to five different destinations, three of which travelers will spend significant time tasting their delicious food. Here are the five destinations travelers can expect to stop at during this unforgettable gourmet food tour.

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Monastiraki

Monastiraki will be the first stop on tour. It is known for its iconic landmarks, which include the ruins of Hadrian’s Library, the Ancient Agora, and the rebuilt Stoa of Attalos. There is also a museum exhibiting Athenian artifacts. However, travelers are really here for the shops and for the food. Travelers will have a moment to explore the Monastiraki Flea Market before the main event, which is a journey down streets crammed with traditional tavernas and restaurants. All of this with a view of the Acropolis as a backdrop.

  • Duration - 15 minutes
  • Cost - Free with Tour

Aiolou

Named after the God winds in Greek mythology, Aiolou street is the travelers’ next stop. To call it a stop may not be entirely fair, but at least travelers have the chance to walk along and experience everything this famous street has to offer its visitors.

  • Duration - Pass By

Central Market Athens

Travelers will spend a healthy bit of time exploring this central market in Athens. Travels will find vendors selling fish, meat, and produce here as well as a few restaurants. With 30 minutes to spend here, travelers will have plenty of time for sampling.

  • Duration - 30 minutes
  • Cost - Free with Tour

Psirri

Perhaps one of the more exciting legs of the tour, travelers will have the chance to explore Psirri, which centers on Iron Square. Here travelers will want to explore the surrounding streets that are full of both eateries and live music! Here, the bars and DJs are open late, as are many of the traditional eateries. Shops here also sell everything from leather handbags and indie fashions to home supplies.

  • Duration - 30 minutes
  • Cost - Free With Tour

Evripidou

The final and fifth leg of this tour is Evripidou which is a herb and spice street in Athens. This aroma-filled corridor will be a truly unique experience for many travelers. Travelers can even take advantage of having the local food expert with them as they will likely be able to help travelers who might want to purchase something here.

  • Duration - Pass By

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What Travelers Need To Know About This Gourmet Food Tour In Athens

Travelers to Greece who are looking to partake in this tour should keep a couple of things in mind. Here is some useful information about the Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens.

  • Confirmation - Received at the time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case, confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability.
  • Animals or Pets - Allowed.
  • Make Sure - Not to eat anything in advance cause the amount of food is plenty.
  • Ticket - Travelers can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Handicap Access - Not wheelchair accessible or Stroller accessible. Service animals are allowed.
  • Transportation - Near public transportation
  • Qualifications - Most travelers can participate.
  • Vaccination Status - Travelers need to be fully vaccinated and have a vaccination certificate to be able to attend the tour
  • Privacy - This is a private tour/activity. Only the travelers’ group will participate.
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