Duration: 3 hours approx.
Total walking time: 45 minutes
Guide: Local Food Expert
Walking pace: Moderate
Entrance fees: Not included
xThe meeting point is outside the Panepistimio metro station at the Korai pedestrian walkway in front of the Starbucks. If you use the metro to come follow the "Korai" exit signs.
Ask us for pick up from your hotel! Some, but not all hotels are conveniently located within the route of the tour and in this case, our guide will gladly meet you at your hotel lobby and start your tour from there.
● Private Tour
● Local food specialist
● Sample local delicacies & beverages
● Athens Guide magazine
● Athens Map
● Hotel pickup and drop off
● Food and beverages
● Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
An “Off the beaten track” Tour
Seize the opportunity to taste a wide variety of Greek delicacies ranging from the mouth-watering sweet and syrupy “loukoumades” to traditional “bougatsa” or Feta cheese and famous Greek olives.
Discover another side of Athens which lies in the shadow of the famous Acropolis where a kaleidoscope of colors, smells, tastes and textures await. Your expert and totally passionate about food guide will lead you past produce stalls bursting with color, intoxicating spice shops, enticing sweet shops, and of course the bustling central food market of Athens.
We will visit various specialty food shops, colorful and alluring delicatessens, aromatic and tempting bakeries and sweet shops, restaurants, dairies, spice, grocery and pie shops where you will sample and taste the most traditional Greek food and not necessarily the Greek food stereotypes such as "Greek salad” or “moussaka". A genuine Athenian food tour would not be complete without a visit to the vibrant central Varvakeios food market, with its bustling energy and loud bargaining; this dazzling galaxy of fruit and spice, meat and fish will enchant you.
Our guides will knowledgeably lead you through a food stroll and introduce you to small, hidden specialty food shops. They will provide valuable insight both on the unique and intricate culinary heritage of Greece as well as the famous Mediterranean diet, hailed today as a model of healthy living.
Join us as we embark on a culinary journey and a delightful world of the five senses and the culinary Athens will be revealed to you.
BLOCK OUT DATES
· January 1st - New Year's Day
· January 2nd
· January 6th- Epiphany
· March 2nd - Shrove Monday
· March 25th - National Holiday
· April 30th - Greek Orthodox Good Friday
· May 2nd - Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday
· May 3rd - Greek Orthodox Easter Monday
· May 2st - Greek Orthodox Easter Tuesday
· May 1st - Labor Day
· August 11th to August 19th
· October 28th- National Holiday
· December 25th & 26th - Christmas