Traditional Greek Food in hidden spots of 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, showing you the popular fish and meat market, 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 walk that 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.
Taste the famous Greek street food called Souvlaki with gyros (lamp, chicken οor vegeterian, depends on your dietary preferences)
Visit a cheese and deli shop and dare to try something with a twist – its a surprise!
11 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!
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
- 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 moreSara8/22/2019 - 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 moreHolly9/22/2019 - 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 more
- Junwen10/23/2019 - 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 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 moreMickey2/24/2020 - 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 more
- 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 moreChristina10/27/2020 - Airbnb
We loved our tour with Michalis! He was so knowledgeable and truly wanted to share his side of Athens with us. We got to try so many different things that we never would’ve known about otherwise. We did this on... 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
- Dustin12/30/2019 - 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 moreMakayla9/10/2019 - Airbnb
Rachel was very friendly and made it easy to feel comfortable, she made the experience feel like one of kind.
You try food restaurants that are off the beaten path and that aren’t filled with tourists. It was a great... read moreNicole2/04/2020 - Airbnb
I cannot say enough great things about this tour! Since it is a low tourist month in Athens it was just my husband and me on the tour and both Rachel and Michalis hosted us. Walking around the streets... read more
- 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 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 moreEmmalyn12/29/2019 - 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 more
- Caitlin10/02/2019 - 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 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 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
- Nicolette11/16/2019 - 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 moreKay 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 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
- 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 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 more
- Megan3/10/2020 - Airbnb
Rachel and Mike had a really unique background and a true love for the city that made our tour a lot of fun. We learned a lot of history of Athens as well as Greek culture that would have been... read moreWynton11/15/2019 - Airbnb
The food tour with Michalis was nothing short of amazing! It was extremely informative. There was no way I would have found all of these restaurants and ventured out to try most of the local foods. Explored the surrounding areas... read moreRyan1/27/2020 - 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 moreSara9/25/2019 - 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 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 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 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