Food walk in Athens
Experience the authentic flavours of Athens in a scintillating food walk that will immerse your taste buds in a feast to remember! This is an alternative to the usual Athens food walks! Relaxed, laid back, informal and magical. In fact, it is very unlike the more traditional city walks you may be used to.
We will take a leisurely walk to the centre of Athens where your food trail begins. Here you can soak up the incredible aromas and vibrant colours of the spice market. As you wander through this area, you will find yourself mesmerized by the hustle and bustle of the fresh fish, meat and fruit markets. You will be in among it all, with the lively street vendors selling their wares. These markets provide a real treat for your senses!
Your walk will then move on to the buzzing neighborhood of Psirri. Centred around its main Iroon Square, you’ll be captivated by the surrounding streets with bars, traditional tavernas and other eateries offering Meze and live music! Look out for musicians playing Rembetika, which is a type of Greek blues.
There are some wonderful artisan shops to be found in Psirri and you will visit a typical Athenian taverna, offering an enticing variety of local food and traditional Greek dishes. Here you will indulge your taste buds with various Meze dishes. Athens has an abundance of cafes and family run tavernas open ‘til late, where you’ll experience the genuine warmth of Greek culture!
Greek people are warm and welcoming by nature and you will feel a real sense of belonging as they greet you in to their convivial culture! You may even find you want to stay beyond the end of the tour and ‘shoot the breeze’ as they say, soaking up the atmosphere and share some conversation with us!
Walking around and eating is one of the best things to do in Athens. Learn the history of the foods that Greek people eat every day and taste their mouthwatering dishes. Who could ask for anything more?
Please note that our food tastings will include meat , dairy products and nuts. If you have any allergies or specific dietary requirements it is essential that you contact us to discuss this before making a booking.
Responsibility will not be taken by Food Around Athens for any reactions etc to the food we offer on our food walk.
When booking this walk, you agree to accept all responsibility for your (and your children where relevant) safety and the safety of your possessions. You also accept full responsibility for any allergic or medical requirement you may experience from any of the foods you taste on the walking food tour.
Child 5-14 40.00€
Child under 5 – Free
Book now to experience the authentic flavours of Athens in a scintillating food walkthat will immerse your taste buds in a feast to remember!
Visit the areas that Greek people go to buy their food every week and meet Athenians who know and love this amazing city of Athens.
Let us introduce you to delicious, traditional Greek food in non tourists areas and hidden spots in Athens. The type of food and places you most probably would not find on your own!
During the winter months four of our food tastings will take place indoors.
Get to know local Athens including areas where we go for food shopping and socialising with traditional tavernas and coffee shops, markets including the spice and fruit market with buckets of olives, fruit and vegetables and a variety of cheeses and cured meats.
See the flea markets with old antiquities. Visit some of the family run bakeries and food markets and stop to taste a variety of food and drink in places where Greeks go!
We will visit local streets and fish, meat, fruit and spice markets full of colour, scents and noise and eat fruits and olives from the farm and fresh fish and lamb with tasty lemon flavoured potatoes and Greek salad right inside the market.
Try Greek coffee made the traditional way (see it being made) in a 100 year old coffee shop. Visit a cheese and deli shop and dare to try something with a twist – its a surprise!
15 large sized tastings offered as you learn about Greek culture directly from people who live it daily.
Discover Athens as we eat along the way and enjoy many traditional foods that you will not even have heard of before the tour along with some more familiar ones like a delicious gyros!
You will feel like you know many people in Athens at the end of this walk!
- All food tastings are included in the cost of the food tour, including those in the taverna.
- An experienced leader will accompany throughout the Athens food tour, who has in depth local knowledge.
- Wine or Ouzo
- NOT INCLUDED
- Pick up/drop off from hotel
- Additional drinks over and above those included as part of the food tastings
- Janet9/27/2019 - Airbnb
I loved the tour. I recommend to do this tour immediately upon arriving in Athens so you get the lay of the land, and where to go to eat authentic Greek food.
Michalis was amazing, he’s... read moreJoanna10/07/2019 - Airbnb
Amazing!! Loved our tour with Michalis! This was so much more than a food tour. He has such a great understanding of Athens and it’s food. My favorite part was the produce markets where Michalis talked with the vendors and... read moreCaitlin8/26/2019 - Airbnb
The food tour is amazing and tasty, and Rachel is a wonderful host and guide. She told us stories and explained history and culture, and really was a fantastic person to meet and spend time with. We had an amazing... read moreCharles10/01/2019 - Airbnb
PERFECT way to get to know the culture and food. It was our first visit to Greece and this was the first thing planned on the first day. I would not have done it any different. You... read more
- Andrea1/16/2020 - Airbnb
BEST Tour EVER!! This tour is a must if you come to Athens. Rachel and Sam are MARVELOUS! Felt like we were hanging out with dear friends. They were prompt and easy to meet up with. Excellent locations, great... read moreFahad11/03/2019 - Airbnb
Michalis and I met as soon as I got to the city and I am glad we did. Amazing time. I was lucky to have a solo experience and it was personal and I got to experience a really close... read more
- Mostafa1/04/2020 - Airbnb
The Food around Athens experience was really awesome. Communication was very clear and prompt, and I was easily able to find the meeting spot.
We went with Michalis, and he made it very welcoming, giving background stories and personal anecdotes... read moreNaomi8/26/2019 - Airbnb
We had an amazing time and easy to get to. Perfect tour especially for our first day, Rachel made us feel very welcomed, she has tons of insight of this beautiful city. She showed us places & recommended places to... read moreElizabeth10/30/2019 - Airbnb
We have done food tours in many places over the years and this one was really one of the best. We learned about the culture, ate delicious food, and got a terrific overview of Athens. Rachel was friendly,... read more
- Ryan1/27/2020 - Airbnb
This is an excellent experience and a great value for your money and - perhaps more importantly - time. You see and eat so much. We did the ten o’clock tour and followed the advice to not eat breakfast. That... read moreJen9/08/2019 - Airbnb
If this is your first trip to Athens and you’re looking for a food/walking tour adventure, this is definitely a fun experience! We did the tour on a Sunday so markets were closed but we sampled lots of local eats... read more
- Rachel10/30/2019 - Airbnb
This was a highlight of my trip to Athens. Food is such a connecting force and a form of storytelling in every culture. Rachel is a storyteller and passionate about Athens and food and she radiated that in the... read moreTravis9/04/2019 - Airbnb
This was our favorite part of our short stay in Athens. I highly recommend this tour to anyone thinking of considering an experience like this!
Michalis and Sam were very knowledgeable about Athens, Greek culture and Greek food and it... read moreRosalie10/04/2019 - Airbnb
Thank you Rachel for our tour of Ancient Athens. We had a wonderful time learning all about Ancient Athens architecture, history and customs and of course the foods were amazing ...we were so fantastically full of authentic Greek food... read more
- Hannah10/12/2019 - Airbnb
A must do in Athens! We loved our time with Rachel and Maik. They are so passionate about the culture, food, and country and so eager to share with everyone. It was really clear they took time to pick out... read moreParham10/09/2019 - Airbnb
I would highly recommend this tour if you love food and also want to see different areas besides the common tourist traps. The stroll through the market truly made my day! The food on the tour was amazing! You get... read more
- Emmalyn12/29/2019 - Airbnb
Rachel was a great tour guide. I actually did two tours with her because one was on Sunday when the market is usually closed. We tried many delicious local foods, and I felt like I learned a lot... read moreAlex9/26/2019 - Airbnb
We loved the tour! Unlike some other AirBnB Experiences we have done in other cities, the hosts of this experience are the same people giving the tour. They don’t outsource guides, which means you are getting a really authentic and... read moreBrad10/05/2019 - Airbnb
My wife and I had a great time on this food tour! The food was amazing, but I think what was truly special was feeling comfortable to ask questions about Greek culture and way of life. Very nice way to... read moreDave1/20/2020 - Airbnb
We toured with Maik and had an amazing day! Maik has done all the work of finding the hidden gems of Athens to share with you. We did the tour the first day of our trip so we were able... read more
- Adam8/29/2019 - Airbnb
I signed up for this tour on a Thursday night - the same day I arrived in Athens. I wanted to have some sort of immersive experience in the city rather than sitting in my hotel. I was... read moreSmruthi10/04/2019 - Airbnb
My husband and I were very excited about Greek food much before we boarded our flight to Greece. We both love food and Rachel did a wonderful job introducing us to the cuisine. We thought it was especially helpful because... read more
- Kay Xiaoqi10/05/2019 - Airbnb
We had a wonderful experience!! If you are looking for a tour to get to know more about Greek food and Greek culture, do THIS ONE! They are friendly and really care about us. We booked the 1pm tour but... read moreMichelle9/14/2019 - Airbnb
My daughter and I went on the fabulous Food Around Athens tour with Rachel and Maik in September and I can't say enough about how awesome it was! They were tremendous hosts , very warm, welcoming and friendly and took... read more
- Taylor10/01/2019 - Airbnb
This was such an amazing experience! I would highly recommend doing this tour first thing in Athens. You really get to learn the culture and food! Rachel was so knowledgeable about the culture and sensitive to certain needs. We really... read moreAxel12/27/2019 - Airbnb
Great food tour in Athens. Really loved getting to know a local Athenian who showed us how Greeks shop and dine. Would never have experienced some of the unique foods and local customs without the tour. To top it off,... read moreJon9/02/2019 - Airbnb
Wonderful experience! Rachel was a delight. We got to try so many foods we never would have discovered on our own. We are so glad we did this our first day in Athens and felt well equiped for the rest... read more