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
- Caitlin8/26/2019 - 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 moreMelissa10/26/2019 - Airbnb
I had such a great time on my tour with Rachel! She and her husband have such interesting insight into Athens, its history, and its food culture. We tried all kinds of food, including the best gyro I've ever had.... 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 moreMax10/12/2019 - 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 moreEdnel9/23/2019 - Airbnb
I misunderstood the meeting time but Rachel and Michalis were nice enough to accommodate me to another spot. I was introduced to the most popular Greek foods. I really enjoyed this tour. Michalis was engaged with us the whole time.... 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 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
- Katelyn8/26/2019 - 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 moreBrian8/21/2019 - Airbnb
I know often the groups can be larger, but we were just one couple having Rachel all to ourselves, so for us it was a particularly wonderful and very personal experience. Rachel is very knowledgeable about the whole Athens market... read moreDanielle1/20/2020 - Airbnb
What a great way to see and learn about the city! Michalis was an excellent guide, taking us to places we would never have found on our own, ordering food we wouldn’t have tried on our own, and showing us... read moreParvin12/28/2019 - Airbnb
We had a great experience and learnt the food and culture of Greece. It was a friendly flow of conversation giving insight of local foods. We could have never done this on our own. I highly recommend... read more
- Sara9/25/2019 - Airbnb
Rachel is so lovely!! I ended up being the only person on the tour, but I had an incredible time. Rachel just really took care of me and I came away from the tour belly and heart full!! Incredible experience... read moreAlexander9/21/2019 - Airbnb
If you want to see what living in Athens like a local is like, then definitely meet up with Rachel and Michalis! Our group was a good size -- small enough to not be blatantly "bus people", and the tour... read more
- Ernest & Tal9/24/2019 - Airbnb
I had a wonderful tour with Michalis. He was friendly, insightful and easy going. I especially liked his interaction with the local vendors. The stops we made were just perfect. The food was delicious and folks were friendly. At the... 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 more
- Elizabeth10/30/2019 - 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 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 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
- Sara8/22/2019 - Airbnb
Amazing tour! Get ready to experience many different markets and a lot of food! This tour was fun and engaging for my four children as well. Lots of interesting stops, more than just the regular restaurant experiences.... 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 more
- Joanna9/23/2019 - Airbnb
We had such a fantastic time on our food tour with Rachel. If you're looking for a great food tour, this is the one! Rachel took us to several unique restaurants and hidden treasures outside of the touristy areas of... read moreJanet9/27/2019 - 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 more
- Jessica9/14/2019 - Airbnb
If you do a walking food tour in Athens, do THIS one!! The meeting spot was very easy to find, and we felt comfortable right away with both our hosts and our tour group. We walked through some beautiful and... 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 moreAmee12/17/2019 - Airbnb
Had a great experience on this tour and highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about the culinary scene in Athens and eating delicious food! Rachel was knowledgeable, considerate, passionate and had some great recommendations in addition... read moreCharles2/07/2020 - Airbnb
My wife, daughter and I had a wonderful afternoon walking and eating our way through several neighborhoods in Athens with Rachel And Michalis. It was without a doubt the highlight of our visit to the city -- an experience we... read more