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 35.00€
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
- Max10/12/2019 - Airbnb
Rachel and Maik were absolutely wonderful guides! They are so welcoming and eager to share their passion for and knowledge of Athens. We ate delicious food at carefully selected spots - we ended up going back to each of the... read moreTerri3/10/2020 - Airbnb
Oh my goodness, what an amazing experience!
I was excited to book a food tour during our visit to Athens and am so glad we found Rachel and Michaelis' tour.
In total, we were a group of 7 and the... read morePaul10/09/2019 - Airbnb
Rachel (and her sun Sam, who was subbing in for Michalis) were just great. They clearly knew not only the areas and the places we went, but a number of the local purveyors whom we visited. They were friendly and... read moreReid3/09/2020 - Airbnb
Incredibly fun, informative, personalized, and comfortable! We had a great time touring the heart of Athens with Rachel and our group. The food was delicious, her stories were so unique and wholesome, it felt like she was sharing pieces of... read more
- Travis9/04/2019 - 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 moreDakota3/09/2020 - Airbnb
We had so much fun with Rachel! Our group was the perfect size to feel personally welcomed but also have a few new friends. Rachel told us about the history and meaning behind each dish we tried and she gave... read moreMeghan9/14/2019 - Airbnb
This tour was our favorite part of Athens! Rachel and Michalis were so welcoming and knowledgeable. They went out of their way to make recommendations for us even before the tour started. The food on the tour was AMAZING... read more
- Michelle9/14/2019 - 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 moreCaitlin10/02/2019 - Airbnb
Such a memorable afternoon for my stomach and heart! These guys truly know all the hidden gems and have such unique storytelling to pair with it. I am traveling solo and felt like just a group of friends hanging out.... read moreJunwen10/23/2019 - Airbnb
This experience is really nice and worthy. Rachel is considerate, knowledgeable, kind etc. I have experienced local Greek life including fish/meat market, spice shop, sand made coffee. I have tasted many wonderful and interesting food which I won’t have... read more
- Mickey2/24/2020 - Airbnb
This was a fantastic tour of a local neighborhood in Athens and really allowed my family and I the opportunity to see some of the fantastic food, markets, and culture that Athens has to offer. Michalis gave wonderful stories... read moreDustin12/30/2019 - Airbnb
We had Mike to start the tour. Weather was pretty bad but he did a great job of not only providing the tour and info, along with stories and history, but also kept in mind the state of our group.... 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 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 moreHannah10/12/2019 - 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 moreKara8/31/2019 - Airbnb
Take this food tour! Rachel is fantastic. I had been in Athens a week, joined by a friend who just arrived. We saw new neighborhoods and I learned about things I'd seen but didn't understand. In addition to fantastic food,... read more
- Julie11/29/2019 - Airbnb
I absolutely fell in love with Athens during this tour. After a very busy week it was wonderful to leisurely stroll through the streets of Athens. Rachel’s energy about what she was showing us was simply endearing and contagious. She... read moreAndrea1/16/2020 - 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 moreSuzanne10/25/2019 - Airbnb
The morning tour with Michalis was wonderful. He spend much time with us moving at a nice pace. He showed us many local places where to purchase traditional fresh food. We tasted many delicacies and also were given recommendations of... read more
- Rebecca3/07/2020 - Airbnb
HIGHLY recommend. DELICIOUS food.
Rachel is incredibly lovely and warm. You’ll leave full!!
Stops were unique and memorable. Felt less like a tourist & more like Rachel was my local friend showing me around her city.
Recommending this to all... read moreAmanda1/11/2020 - Airbnb
First of all, if you’re looking for a food tour of Athens, look no further. Seriously, I mean it.
This was 3.5 hours of pure enjoyment. From the delicious food to the streets, alleys, restaurants, and genuinely kind people we... 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
- Dave1/20/2020 - 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 moreHelena8/26/2019 - Airbnb
Rachel was so friendly and personable! She customized the tour to our group based on places we had already been and on food we had already eaten so that we could be sure to try new things. She also was... read more
- Parham10/09/2019 - 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 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 moreNicolette11/16/2019 - Airbnb
If you are interested in eating a lot of delicious greek food while learning about the city, Greek culture, and sharing stories with others, book this tour now! We absolutely loved our time on this food tour. Rachel... read more
- Holly9/22/2019 - Airbnb
My friend and I took the tour on our first trip to Athens and had an absolutely wonderful time! It's the perfect way to not only get a good overview of the city, but try incredible authentic food and have... read moreRandi9/26/2019 - Airbnb
Really cool experience. We like to do food tours on all our trips and this one was definitely a favorite! Michalis is a wealth of knowledge on Athens culture and all you have to do is mention one thing or... read moreKatelyn8/26/2019 - Airbnb
Rachel was fun and full of passion for Athens! It was truly wonderful to share an evening with her.
She showed us fabulous hospitality and was excited to help us find food we didn’t try yet in Athens.
I would... read more