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Delve into Athenian Delights: A Foodie’s Voyage Through Tradition and Flavor

Attica

Athens Center

Duration

3 h
30 m

Availability

Up to 12 persons

Guided Tour

Up to 12 persons

Overnight Stay

Not provided

Active Months

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Description

Experience the diverse blend of old and new, traditional and modern flavors with our Athens Food Tour.

We’ll kick off our culinary journey at Kotzia Square, a picturesque spot nestled in the heart of Athens, surrounded by stunning neoclassical buildings from the 19th century and remnants of ancient ruins. Here, we’ll indulge in a quintessential Greek morning ritual with either a Greek coffee or a refreshing frappe before delving into the culinary delights of the city.

Our first stop will be the Athens Central Market, an iconic institution with over a century of history. As we meander through its bustling aisles, you’ll have the chance to engage with local vendors and feast your eyes on an array of fresh produce. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as we introduce you to a plethora of Greek specialties, from koulouri, a sesame-seed coated bread, to tangy feta, plump olives, exquisite olive oil, golden honey, and an assortment of cheeses.

Continuing our journey, we’ll explore charming family-owned businesses dotted around the historical center and ancient Agora, where luminaries like Pericles, Aristotle, and Plato once roamed. Here, we’ll indulge in a delightful “meze” platter, a selection of local tapas showcasing an assortment of cheeses, savory pies, Greek pastries, and traditional dips, sourced from a beloved local deli.

To elevate our experience, we’ll ascend to a rooftop bar boasting panoramic views of Athens’ iconic landmark, the Acropolis. Here, we’ll savor traditional spirits and local wines, toasting to the rich tapestry of Greek gastronomy.

As our culinary adventure draws to a close, we’ll satisfy our sweet tooth with a taste of Loukoumades, one of Greece’s oldest and most beloved sweets. Indulge in these delectable honey-drenched pastries, a fitting finale to our exploration of Athens’ culinary landscape.

Our journey concludes at Monastiraki Square, where you’re free to continue your exploration of this captivating city. Alternatively, we’re happy to provide directions back to your hotel, along with insider tips to further enhance your Athenian experience. Bid farewell to newfound flavors and fond memories, armed with the knowledge to savor the best of Athens’ culinary delights.

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Highlights

  • Kotzia Square Kickoff

  • Athens Central Market Exploration

  • Historical Center and Ancient Agora Stroll

  • Rooftop Bar Experience

  • Sweet Farewell at Monastiraki Square

  • Included

  • Tastings of Greek sweets

  • Olive oil

  • Olives

  • Cheeses

  • Rusks

  • Greek alcohol (wine, ouzo)

  • Spices, herbs

  • Traditional meze (a meze is a small appetizer or side dish)

  • Visits to markets, Kotzia Square, Avyssinias Square, Monastiraki Square, Athena’s Road, churches, and traditional delis and restaurants. Food is more than enough to skip lunch!

  • Pickup Service (Private Group)

  • Not Included

  • Additional food and drinks

  • Souvenirs

  • Tips/gratuities

  • Personal Expenses

  • Booking Options

  • Group Tour

    Join our group tour and share this enriching experience with other travelers. (Pickup not included)

  • Private Tour

    Opt for our private group tour and enjoy an exclusive experience tailored to you and your companions. (Pickup included)

  • Optional Services

    Once you complete your checkout with Gastronomy Tours, you can book your Car Rental or Transfer Services through our partners. Information you will find on the confirmation email.

    Important Notice

    1. Food Allergies: Unless you suffer from multiple, combined food allergies, or unless you are a vegan, we will figure it out. Vegetarians are welcome on all tours. 2. Please wear comfortable shoes for walking. 3.Meeting point: In Kotzia Square, the Square is opposite the City Hall of the Municipality of Athens on Athinas Street. We will be standing next to the fountain in the middle of Kotzia Square holding an Athens Local Adventures sign. Guests’ pickup is offered for the private group option. Pick up time adjustable upon your request. We will meet you at your Athens hotel lobby. Our guide will be holding a sign with your name. 4. Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

    Timeline

    Guests gather at Kotzia Square, where they are greeted by the tour guide.
    Introductions and briefing about the tour itinerary. Enjoy a Greek coffee or frappe to kick off the experience.

    11:00

    Depart from Kotzia Square and head to the Athens Central Market. Explore the market, interact with local vendors, and sample various Greek specialties. Learn about the history and significance of the market.

    11:30

    Embark on a leisurely stroll through the historical center and ancient Agora.
    Visit charming family-owned businesses and indulge in a “meze” platter. Learn about the cultural and historical significance of the area.

    12:15

    Ascend to a rooftop bar with panoramic views of the Acropolis. Enjoy traditional spirits and local wines while admiring the iconic landmark. Relax and soak in the atmosphere of Athens from above.

    13:00

    Descend from the rooftop bar and head to Monastiraki Square. Indulge in Loukoumades, Greece’s beloved honey-drenched pastries. Conclude the tour with farewells and optional recommendations for further exploration.

    13:45

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