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The City Streets and Great Eats Tour

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Start time

    You can mention your preferred timeslot at the time of booking

  • Duration

    5 to 6 hours

Inclusions
  • Professional English or French speaking guide
  • Food tastings, as described in the tour

Key Highlights

  • Explore different neighborhoods from working-class havens to boutique boulevards
  • Hear how Athens was transformed from a town into a modern city, all in the shadow of its own ancient glory
  • Make your taste buds sing as you immerse yourself in the world of Greek food!
  • Enjoy the smells and the range of products in specialty food shops and the bustle of open-air markets
  • Sample unique local delicacies, from small-batch olive oils, feta cheese, scrumptious Greek meze and bougatsa

Overview

Discover how Athens came together through a mixture of cultures across the centuries on this combination tour that lets you see and taste your way through Greece. Discover the 4 different cities: the ancient, the Ottoman, the neoclassical and the modern city with your expert guide.

From the Parliament building in Syntagma Square to the posh neighborhood of Kolonaki area and the rebellious downtown district of Exarchia, you’ll stop off at special spots to taste local products like olive oil, honey, cheese, wine, vinegar, liquor, and sweets, all made by small producers from all over Greece. Next, it’s a treat from the street, as you sample a koulouri, a cup of authentic Greek coffee and then get ready to duck into a boisterous visit to the central fish and meat market.

Hit the famous spice street of Athens lined with traditional herb shops, stop for a sweet bite at one of the many pastry shops, and then it’s off to a charming little taverna that specializes in traditional Greek dishes to try a selection of scrumptious Greek meze (like tapas, only better). Our tour ends in Monastiraki, at Athens’ flea market, a perfect amalgam of everything Athens has to offer.

Know Your Guide:

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. Started in 2013 with just one aim: to show travelers the genuine side of Greece, away from easy tourist stereotypes, the local company with a global outlook has earned TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence every year since their inception. 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.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    5 to 6 hours

  • Start time

    You can mention your preferred timeslot at the time of booking

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Syntagma Square. Detailed meeting instructions will be sent to you upon booking

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Professional English or French speaking guide
  • Food tastings, as described in the tour
  • Food or drinks
  • Hotel transfers

Please note

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.

Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

If you suffer from any food allergies or have special dietary requirements, please let us know at the time of booking.

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