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Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour provided by Alternative Athens

Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour

Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour
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To cover maximum culinary ground in minimum time, a food tour is essential. Led by a local guide, this Athens food tour covers all the Greek bases—including no fewer than 10 tastings and a classic “souvlaki” sampler. Traveling on foot in a small group, savor delicacies from honey to olive oil, from pastries to cheese, and discover Greek culture as you do.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • 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.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English, French
Highlights
  • Visit at least 10 specialty food stores in Athens and taste their wares
  • Sample Greek favorites, including honey, olive oil, cheese, and coffee
  • Taste traditional “souvlaki” (kebabs) and "baklava" (nut pastries)
  • Discover off-the-path neighborhoods and local markets in a small group
What to expect
  • Meet your guide and small group in central Athens and stroll through the residential area like a local. Discover the foods Athenians love on a visit to no fewer than 10 curated stores. Taste local cheese, honey, olive oil, coffee, and more, and learn about the herbs and spices that underpin Greek cooking. Stroll through the bustling lanes and byways of the busy Central Market. Visit bakeries and pastry shops, and sample the legendary baklava as you hear about Greek culture from your guide. After trying traditional "souvlaki" kebabs, your tour finishes in central Athens, where your guide can direct you to the metro. Thanks to all those tastings, lunch is not required.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • 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.
Highlights
  • Visit at least 10 specialty food stores in Athens and taste their wares
  • Sample Greek favorites, including honey, olive oil, cheese, and coffee
  • Taste traditional “souvlaki” (kebabs) and "baklava" (nut pastries)
  • Discover off-the-path neighborhoods and local markets in a small group
What to expect
  • Meet your guide and small group in central Athens and stroll through the residential area like a local. Discover the foods Athenians love on a visit to no fewer than 10 curated stores. Taste local cheese, honey, olive oil, coffee, and more, and learn about the herbs and spices that underpin Greek cooking. Stroll through the bustling lanes and byways of the busy Central Market. Visit bakeries and pastry shops, and sample the legendary baklava as you hear about Greek culture from your guide. After trying traditional "souvlaki" kebabs, your tour finishes in central Athens, where your guide can direct you to the metro. Thanks to all those tastings, lunch is not required.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6956P13
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All tastings during the tour
  • Local Food Expert guide
  • Wireless Tour Guide System
Exclusions
  • Any extra food or drinks participants may get on their own
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Syntagma Square, Pl. Sintagmatos, Athina 105 63, Greece The tour starts at the MAIN entrance of PUBLIC store located at the lower part of Syntagma square, next to the Everest store (be careful, there is a side entrance on Karageorgis Servias street, this is NOT the main entrance)
  • Psyri, Athens, Greece
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We recommend you have a light breakfast as there will be plenty to taste during your tour!
  • At the end of the tour, lunch won't be necessary!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with constraining dietary restrictions or severe food allergies
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • All tastings during the tour
  • Local Food Expert guide
  • Wireless Tour Guide System
Exclusions
  • Any extra food or drinks participants may get on their own
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Syntagma Square, Pl. Sintagmatos, Athina 105 63, Greece The tour starts at the MAIN entrance of PUBLIC store located at the lower part of Syntagma square, next to the Everest store (be careful, there is a side entrance on Karageorgis Servias street, this is NOT the main entrance)
  • Psyri, Athens, Greece
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Psyri, Athens, Greece
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We recommend you have a light breakfast as there will be plenty to taste during your tour!
  • At the end of the tour, lunch won't be necessary!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with constraining dietary restrictions or severe food allergies
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 20 Jun 2020
A note from Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour
* All tastings are individualized with portions for each visitor (no food sharing) * All visited stores meet or exceed mandatory National Health Organization standards. * Wireless Tour Guide Systems are provided to all participants. Receivers are sanitized between use and earpieces are single-use.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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tomandros
Washington DC, DC3 contributions
Delicious food, excellent tour
Aug 2021
We enjoyed a wonderful day with Christina sampling delicious local food and learning about Greek history, culture, and cuisine. Everything we tried was extremely tasty and we even went back to get more at a few locations later in our trip! Christina was a fantastic tour guide and we would highly recommend her. We would also try another tour by this company on another visit! Thanks for a great day!
Written 15 October 2021
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Brittany Erin M
Washington DC, District of Columbia7 contributions
Amazing!
Oct 2021 • Friends
Our guide made this experience the best ever! She was knowledgeable and kind and really fun to spend the day with. Food was amazing as we're all of the vendors who provided them. I especially enjoyed Erica from the olive oil tasting...it was so good we made our way back the next day!
Written 13 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Arielle
World89 contributions
A must in Athens!!
Oct 2021 • Couples
This tour is a MUST when in Athens!

We enjoyed an AMAZING tour with our guide Andreas who was very kind, knowledgable and entertaining. We tasted many delicious foods for the first time and dicovered new shops and restaurants we never heard of even though we've been to Athens before.
We learned so much about Greek culture and the amazing delicacies we sampled.
We loved every single aspect of the tour and it was such a great way to experience Athens ! Will definitely book again!

Thank you so much Andreas and the Alternative Athens team 🙏💕
Written 10 October 2021
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jc_arvesu
Dubai, United Arab Emirates215 contributions
Great Local Food Tour
Had an excellent & awesome local Greek food taste experienced. Thanks to Ms. Christina, our very smart & energetic guide, for showing us everything in the city and allowing us to try all the delicacies that Athens has to offer. I really enjoyed everything, the fact that I’m a food lover and wanna try something unique in every country I visited. We finished the tour with full stomach and really achieved my expectation. I will definitely recommend this company to all my friends who will visit Athens in near future. They’re very prompt and professional in attending my concerns/queries. Got fast email confirmation and response from George, salute to your team. Thanks again and more power.
Written 5 October 2021
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GinaGMSP
37 contributions
Great Neighborhood Food Tour in Athens
Sep 2021
We had a great tour with Antigoni, Delicious Athens Food Tour. We tasted a lot of different foods, visited different neighborhoods and learned a lot about the Greek cuisine plus Greek history. Antigoni was very informative, answered all of our questions, and was very personable and friendly. For anyone interested in the Greek cuisine, I highly recommend this tour and Antigoni. Our tour was small (total of 6) and we enjoyed meeting and talking with the other participants.
Written 3 October 2021
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Livi H
32 contributions
Delicious Tour through Athens
Sep 2021
This was a very comprehensive tour, with a great range of food, and led by a fantastic guide, Andreas, who was attentive, considerate and full of interesting information. He took us around lots of different neighbourhoods of Athens, explaining the history/cultural significance as well as the link to the specific food. The food itself was delicious, and there was so much that I was completely stuffed by the end!
Written 1 October 2021
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kazumdc
Brentwood, TN45 contributions
Very nice tour
Sep 2021
We hired Alternative Athens for a Food Tour for six of us and had a very enjoyable time. Antigoni was our guide and she not only showed us several Greek foods (which were all delicious by the way), but she also informed us of the history of the dishes and showed us different sites along the way. She was very personable and knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get an idea of the culture of the local food and have a good time doing it.
Written 26 September 2021
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BeMac
Seattle, WA63 contributions
A Fun Way to See Athens
This was such a great experience! Andreas, our guide, deftly led us around Athens’ busy streets to enjoy 10 delicious and typical Greek foods. We saw neighborhoods we wouldn’t have known to see and met proprietors who proudly shared their specialties. It was hot, but Andreas led the tour in shade almost the entire way. We had fun and we’re stuffed by the end of the tour!
Written 20 September 2021
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Philippa M
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
Beginning with Baklava....
Aug 2021
This food tour was utterly brilliant, and delicious. There were five of us plus the host - a really lovely group from Japan, the US, New Zealand and (obviously) Athens. Our tour guide was Antigone - and she was a kind and generous host with plenty of local knowledge and history to share with us.
The food was great - we ate A LOT, and I learnt a lot about local cuisine.
This was an absolute highlight of Athens visit. Money well spent.
Written 2 September 2021
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P in BiH
15 contributions
The perfect combination
Aug 2021 • Solo
The perfect combination of great food, visitimg several neighborhoods and learning so much about Greek culture and food! Josephine was such a fantastic guide and our group really enjoyed the day!
Written 31 August 2021
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Athens seen through the eyes of a local
We arrived late and Alternative kindly rescheduled us for later in the day. I thought we were to meet somewhere and
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So informative!
Our guide Elena was very informative. We learned so much more on the tour than we would have if we had gone without
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Amazing tour of myths and legends!
Eleni was a wonderful guide with unending enthusiasm during a long tour - my tip to customers, bring snacks!! The t
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Faszinating trip through Greek History and Mythology
Perfect! The guide es excellent and very well informed and a wonderful storyteller. Very Good English. Absolutely r
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Amazing experience! Worth every penny
This was a fantastic tour. Despite already knowing a little about the history of Greece and its mythology, I learnt
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Best way to see the Acropolis
This was a fantastic way to see the Acropolis! Our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable. The evening light fo
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Best way to see Athens
This was a fantastic tour to get behind the veil of the real Athens. Andreas was an excellent guide, very knowledg
Jenna E
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Get the most out of your visit to the ancient sites in Athens!
This trip was our first time to Greece, and we took this tour on our first morning in Athens. It was the perfect in
vickio552
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Went twice in 3 days!
I learned a ton and can’t imagine Athens without this tour. Kostas is a fantastic story teller and he was patient a
Jimmy H
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Can't miss highlights of Athens!
Our tour guide was great. She was very informative and knowledgeable and took great care of us. Very good walking t
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Anastasia was a wonderful guide!
Anastasia was a wonderful guide for our private tour: Acropolis, Acropolis museum, and mythology tour. She was ver
reeyap2015
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Amazing history of Athens
Very interesting tour. Our tour guide Dyan (from Alternative Athens) was a really good story teller who knew all th
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Wonderful introduction to Athens through the eyes of the Gods 😀
We throughly enjoyed our tour with Kelly yesterday - it was a great mix of ancient and modern Athens and she really
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insightful and stimulating experience
Andreas, our guide, was really knowledgeable about street art, not only from an artistic perspective but also from
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