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Athens Food Guided Tour through Famous Markets

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday

  • Duration

    3.5 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Syntagma Square, in front of PUBLIC store

    Detailed meeting instructions will be sent to you upon booking.

  • Ending Point


Key Highlights

  • Embark on an award-winning Athens Food Tour
  • Discover real Greek cooking in the city’s tastiest neighborhoods
  • Sample authentic Olive oil, sweets, Greek ‘meze’, wines and more
  • Walk around the city with your expert English speaking guide
  • Visit the famous Varvakios Market for fish and meats and the Spice Market
  • Small group of 12 makes the experience intimate and comfortable
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted
  • Awaken your senses with aromas and flavors of specialty food shops, tavernas and open-air markets
  • Taste unique local delicacies, from local cheeses to “bougatsa”, cream-filled phyllo pastry
  • Stroll through off-the-beaten-path residential areas
  • Learn about the famous “Mediterranean” diet and the history behind each family-owned business visited


Immerse yourself in the world of Greek food and sample unique local delicacies, from small-batch olive oils and baklava to souvlaki and bougatsa! The smells and the range of products in specialty food shops and the bustle of open-air markets will all make your taste buds sing. This award winning food tour lets you discover a different side of the city by joining the Greeks in what is probably their favorite activity: eating!

Your English-speaking guide will meet you and take you for that essential eye-opener, Greek coffee, at one of the landmark coffee houses of the city. You’ll get an explanation of the role of food in Greek life, and of the eating habits of Athenians in particular. Next, it’s a treat from the street, as you sample a koulouri, one of the all-time classic snacks on the go, before you duck into a carefully selected specialty food store that prides itself on its wide selection of Greek products. Here, you’ll be able to taste different olive oils, oils, spreads and other surprises, but remember to pace yourself – there are seven more food stops to follow!

Taste sweets and savories at the baklava bakery, authentic souvlaki and fried potatoes at a popular grill spot and visit the bustling Varvakios Market, the biggest and most popular fish, meat and vegetable market in the whole of Athens. Continue to Spice Street and drop in at a shop with an incredible variety of local condiments and herbs such as Greek oregano and KrokosKozanis, otherwise known as Greek Red Saffron and much more. The last leg of the tour leads you to scrumptious Greek meze where you can try classic appetizers, variety of cheese and cured meats.

About The Supplier:

Alternative Athens lets you explore local life and venture off the beaten path to discover the authentic side of Greece with their top-rated tours and experiences. This local company with a global outlook started in 2013 with just one aim: to show travelers the genuine side of Greece, away from easy tourist stereotypes. Private itineraries fully customized and impeccably delivered! Based on your interests and you travel needs, Alternative Athens makes sure you enjoy every step you take and every little detail with tailor made tours.


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  • Food & drinks as per tour description


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Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

If you suffer from any food allergies or have special dietary requirements, you are kindly requested to let us know at the time of booking this tour.

You can enjoy a more personalized experience as not more than 12 people are allowed in this tour.

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