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, we learned a fair amount about Greek culture and current economic climate. Come with an open mind and an empty stomach. You'll discover many gems.Kara8/31/2019
Just completed this experience with Michelis last week .... dont think about about. JUST DO IT ! you will not regret it. The food portion size and quality was amazing. Michalis is very knowable and friendly (everyone knows him). The walk is easy and the meeting spot was in monatraki (near us any way) .. DO IT! DO IT DO IT. Won't regret it.... pls go HUNGRY!!Sharon10/03/2019
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 about the different foods we were trying and the different neighborhoods we walked through.
The food was great and there was plenty of it. Overall, a great value for an... read moreMostafa1/04/2020
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 a wealth of knowledge. He took us through a bunch of different markets, cafes, tavernas, narrow streets, and alley ways. The pace of the tour... read moreJanet9/27/2019
Meeting Rachel was like meeting a friend in a strange new place. We felt completely at ease and enjoyed each adventure.Tony9/23/2019
We had a wonderful experience, guided by Michalis and his friend, Sam. We walked into interesting streets, saw unique shops, and ate fantastic food. We sampled many varieties of Greek food. Portions were huge and delicious. We highly recommend this tour.Myra9/26/2019
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 visited it was nonstop entertainment, happiness and culture immersion.
When looking for something unique to do while traveling, I always look for food. This is perfect and will make you want... read moreAmanda1/11/2020
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 first Airbnb experience and I would definitely do it again.Makayla9/10/2019
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 just how friendly the people are. I highly recommend this experience.Danielle1/20/2020
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, Michalis was extremely friendly, respectful and an overall great tour guide. Highly recommendedAxel12/27/2019
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. He took his time to explain everything. We did not feel rushed and it was a time well spent. Thank you for a wonderful experience!!!Ednel9/23/2019
This was hands down the best tour we’ve done! If you want to see the real Athens and avoid expensive, touristy sites then this tour is for you. It’s so much more than a food tour. We got to know locals who welcomed us back later in our trip! We learned about Greek history(ancient and modern). We feel like we made a life long friend and can’t wait until our... read moreEmilie1/22/2020
I had an amazing time on this tour, it was one of my favorite parts of my trip to Greece (my sister had recommended it to me). Rachel was my guide on a Sunday morning/afternoon tour. She is extremely kind, personable, and knowledgable, and has a unique perspective on the city. She helped me understand Athens culturally in the short amount of time I had there. Do it first... read moreNatasha9/01/2019
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. Stopped in places out of the rain or in the warmth.
We tried food I wouldn’t have otherwise tried and and left with knowledge and appreciation for more.
Not only was... read moreDustin12/30/2019Merzi12/28/2019
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 special places and we ended up going back to each one for seconds after the tour! Book this in the beginning of your trip so you know where and what... read moreHannah10/12/2019
A great way to explore Athens. Nothing beats learning, laughing, eating and drinking! Rachel was super thoughtful and knowledgeable. A must for all!Holly9/02/2019
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 to get restaurant recommendations for the rest of our stay in Athens. We left the tour with full bellies and plenty of leftovers! I would highly recommend this tour!Dave1/20/2020
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 not disappointed at all. I met up with Michalis in Monastiraki and was easy to find him. What was really unique was since this was on a weekday... read moreAdam8/29/2019
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 spend an evening especially if you are only in town for a few nights (as in our case). Thanks so much!Brad10/05/2019
Michalis is a great host and is passionate about showing visitors some of the great food in Psirri and Monastiraki. Protip: Arrive hungry as you will have lots of delicious things to eat along the way.Marius9/24/2019
Rachel and Michalis are extremely friendly and kind, This is a very good experience and we are very glad that we got to spend the time with them, eating delicious food and learning about GreeceIslam2/07/2020
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 tour. Left very full and tried some amazing dishes I wouldn’t have known to try on my own. Thank you Rachel!!Rachel10/30/2019
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 at a wide variety of (non-touristy) stops throughout the evening.
Great evening exploring and enjoying lots of traditional Greek eats!Jen9/08/2019
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 of Athens with them and tasting foods on what seemed like every corner was like being shown around a friend’s hometown to all their favorite spots. We enjoyed every... read moreNicole2/04/2020
Best experience in Athens!! This tour is exactly the kind of local experience we were looking for. Often, airbnb experiences are actually a company that has several tour guides and you never know which one you're going to get. Not this one! Rachel and Michalis are the ones who gave us the tour. They are both locals who love food, drinks, and people.
We started the day and they immediately handed... read moreAbhishek9/08/2019
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 time. Look no further for the best food tour in Athens!Caitlin8/26/2019
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 I was feeling sick during the tour and needed to end it after 15 mins. Rachel’s son, Sam bought me medication from pharmacy and walked us back to our Airbnb.... read moreKay Xiaoqi10/05/2019
This food tour was awesome! Michalis was very knowledgeable and got us to try some really great food.Dave10/07/2019
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 culinary experiences you wouldn't otherwise have access to. I got to try every single Greek specialty I'd been dying to try on my trip in one fell swoop! Rachel was... read moreHolly9/22/2019
Rachel and her son Sam were excellent tour guides and brought us several lovely places in Athens. The history, church, changing of the guard, yogurt, and dinner selections were all wonderful.Stacee9/06/2019
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 about the Greek way of life and Greece in general. Thank you Rachel for a great intro to Athens.Emmalyn12/29/2019
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. I really felt like I was getting a glimpse into the "real" Athens. Our tour was peppered with lots of fascinating cultural and historical information--the origins of Greek coffee, migration... read moreMelissa10/26/2019
One of the best things I did in Athens! I learned so much about the culture and history of Greece and ate amazing food the entire way - great local spots, away from tourists! Rachel was very kind and friendly and I felt very comfortable around her. She was thoughtful and considerate to everyone in our group and made sure everyone was having a great time. I would love to... read moreJennifer9/23/2019
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 look into the life here. Keep in mind this is not just a food tour but a tour of the culture of this city with the emphasis on food. There... read moreFahad11/03/2019
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 - highly recommend!!Sara9/25/2019
Amazing value! Michalis was very generous with his time. Food was all delicious and we tried a large variety of items. Would definitely recommend as an intro to Greek food.Jessica10/18/2019
This was an excellent tour we had so much fun. Mike and Sam were welcoming and very kind. Their knowledge as well as expertise was outstanding. We really enjoyed our morning as well as afternoon and we’re sorry we had to say goodbyes. The gents were at the fruit stalls exactly as what was communicated to us. We learned so much about food and the Greek... read moreDanielle9/05/2019
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 full of excellent local recommendations — hole-in-the-wall type shops and restaurants to fill the rest of our trip to Athens. We will keep in touch!Helena8/26/2019
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 end of the tour, I was stuffed and left with great knowledge of foods around Athens. I highly recommend Rachel and Michalis.Ernest & Tal9/24/2019
Rachel was a truly wonderful host and our tour felt like hanging out with a family friend! The food was awesome, the conversation was even better, and the guidance on local activities and things to do was great and tailored to our travel tastes. Rachel customized the tour based on our interests and food preferences and was such a pleasure to be around!Caitlin8/26/2019
loved this tour— it felt like a food tour of athens with that cool family member who moved here and knows all the local spots!Susan10/03/2019
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 of Psiri and Monastiraki. An amazing experience and very useful information for daily activities and restaurants in Athens.Wynton11/15/2019
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 vibrant sections of Athens, all the while learning the history and importance of the different areas. Rachel and Michalis know so much about their city and are very eager to... read moreJessica9/14/2019
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 couldn't have had without them. They gave us an accessible understanding of Athenian culture through food and friendship. Thank you, Rachel and Michalis!Charles2/07/2020
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 recommend this tour to anyone looking for a wonderful evening full of food and drink while in the city!Katelyn8/26/2019
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 another and he’s off telling you all kinds of related facts you never knew!Randi9/26/2019
The food was delicious even if you’re a picky eater like myself. I’d definitely recommend this tour to my friends and family.Danielle1/11/2020
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 was like meeting up with buddies who are from Athens and want to show you around the neighborhood. Michalis is a life-long native and was able to lead us to... read moreAlexander9/21/2019
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 to try everything from full meals to fresh in season fruit from the market! Great value for the money! Rachel and her son made us feel as if we were... read moreParham10/09/2019
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 personalization and tons of fun. Tried more food than we could even handle.
Felt safe and comfortable with Sanm and Rachel and they know thier stuff. Everything was tasty and great... read moreAndrea1/16/2020
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 was fun touring the food scene with them. It felt like a very personal tour since there were only four of us to the two of them. We got to... read moreTravis9/04/2019
A great tour with an enthusiastic guide to a never ending series of delicious meals.
This had everything you could want from a food tour. You felt that the hosts had picked the best places to go around the center of Athens. Rachel was our host for this trip and she communicated constantly with us to make sure we were happy with each stop in the tour. We spent more time... read moreRichard11/29/2019
Rachel was amazing, sweet, and engaging! I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with her. We learned little bits about Greek and Athenian culture every part of the way and enjoyed amazing food. I would highly recommend doing this tour with them!Felicia8/24/2019
We had one day in Athens so we chose to do the Acropolis in the morning and this tour in the afternoon. Maik and Sam were our tour guides that day for a group of four of us in total. It was seriously the best walking tour I’ve been on!! The food was of course amazing (and tons of it!), they provided insights into history and culture of Greece beyond... read moreLucy9/04/2019
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 of our stay.Jon9/02/2019
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 we got to try many things.Joanna10/07/2019
Rachel was an amazing host. The tour was well planned and I learned so much. There was so much delicious food that I never would have discovered on my own. This is a not to be missed experience!Ellen12/17/2019
Wow!! This experience was awesome! This was the very first thing we did in Athens and it was a great way to get to know the city and start our trip! Michalis and Rachel were so kind and made this tour great! All of the food was so good and we even had some leftovers to bring back to the apartment with us. I would absolutely recommend this experience to... read moreJessica12/30/2019
Absolutely fantastic. You’ll eat a LOT of food, meet some really friendly people who are part of the local food scene and get a behind the scenes look into Athens. Highly recommend this - it was deeply personal and delicious!Tyler10/08/2019
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 was very thoughtful while asking the guests about their lives and reasons for being in Athens. She also tailored the tour to support the things that our group was... read moreJulie11/29/2019
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, engaging and extremely knowledgeable. Perfect from start to finish!Elizabeth10/30/2019
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 this tour! You will not regret the time and money spent on this experience.Parvin12/28/2019
Great tour. Was a solo traveler but was made to feel as part of the group. Learned new things and even had food to take home for dinner! Highly recommend.Rachel9/12/2019
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 high quality experience. Rachel’s son Sam also joined us and he gave a cool perspective on life in Athens for the younger generation.
The tour overall was really unique and... read moreAlex9/26/2019
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 other places to dine while in Athens. He answered all our questions, and authentically seemed to enjoy the time he spent with us. You will be glad if you book... read moreSuzanne10/25/2019
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. There were stops at fruit markets, nut and candy markets, fish and meat markets and of course cheese!
We got to sample from most places we stopped with... read moreSara8/22/2019
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 was certainly the smart thing to do! Friendly host and the time just flew by!Ryan1/27/2020
You can just quit reading reviews now and book this tour. We loved our time with Rachel and also had a chance to chat with Michalis. They have a wonderful tour planned for you and as all others mentioned, come hungry! We had two nice meals along with traditional and different snacks then we have encountered in our own exploration of Greek food elsewhere. One of... read moreJessica1/24/2020
My wife and I really enjoyed our food tour with Rachel as this was more than just a food tour. Rachel was incredibly helpful in getting us acclimated to the surrounding neighborhoods and providing us with many useful suggestions for our time and where to eat and drink in Athens. She was very friendly and personable with many stories and is passionate for what she does. Come... read moreBrad10/15/2019
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 to the places we went! It was truly a pleasure!Amee12/17/2019
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 we did the food tour on our first day in Athens and we’d already learned enough to enjoy the food during the rest of our trip.
I let Rachel know... read moreSmruthi10/04/2019
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 and we loved exploring areas that we never would have found on our own. I highly recommend this to everyone. So much fun!Meghan9/14/2019
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 enjoyed our time and would recommend this to any friend traveling to Athens !Taylor10/01/2019
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 area, and besides taking us to wonderful food experiences, she also was able to inform us of many Greek cultural practices and their origin. We had only two days in... read moreBrian8/21/2019
Michaelis did a wonderful job giving us the background and the food to sample. I enjoyed the tour, definitely couldn't have found the food on my own.Likhi10/16/2019
We had a really nice time getting introduced to Greek food and Athens with Rachel. It was a wonderful start to our vacation!Bryan10/04/2019
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. I will be dreaming of the bougatsa forever!Caitlin10/02/2019
Michaelis was an amazing host. Very engaging and really wants you to have a good time. He provides a ton of foods and drinks. Fairly easy walking.Po-Jeff1/24/2020
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 places on our own! Rachel and Maik were also full of recommendations that were super helpful to our trip. Our only regret is not doing their tour sooner during our... read moreMax10/12/2019
This was a phenomenal tour! I would say was by far my favorite tour of my Athens trip. I wish I would have done this at the start of the tour because I learned so many things about the food and the area. Rachel was a fantastic host and really took time to show us the best areas!
Even went back to get more Bougatsa and pistachios from the market later.... read moreSarah11/27/2019
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 the time to speak with each of us individually. They were incredibly knowledgeable about Athens and Greece and the amazing history and explained everything that we were seeing and doing.... read moreMichelle9/14/2019
Our food tour around Athens with Maik was fantastic! He was very personable, knowledgeable, and easy to understand. His ability to describe the food, culture, and history of both made the experience very enjoyable. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Athens for their first time and to do it early in your trip.Cameron1/21/2020
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 knowledgeable, all the while making us feel as though we were a part of their family. We laughed and shared stories from our lives as we walked parts of... read morePaul10/09/2019
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 at the end of the tour ...we could eat no more. Rachel was very personable and knowledgeable of the history and customs of Athens. We also... read moreRosalie10/04/2019
A Great food tour that showed off some classic Athenian cuisine. We were also shown a number of other areas that we would have otherwise not found.Jp9/13/2019
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 and Michalis gave us a very unique experience, as we learned the neighborhood, traditions, and history of Athens while making stops for delicious food, coffee, and wine. We felt... read moreNicolette11/16/2019
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 found it by myself at all. Recommend stronglyJunwen10/23/2019
Was a wonderful experience. Didn't feel rushed and Rachel was amazing. More than enough food and everything tasted amazing. I will definitely do this tour again. Best thing to book for your first thing to do in AthensLaToya12/20/2019
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 check out while we are here for vacation. The tour was done at a great pace and is unique. We came on this tour with empty stomaches and we are... read moreNaomi8/26/2019
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 Athens. We tasted delicious food in areas that you would never know existed. We learned so much history and importance of each place that we visited. Rachel knows so much... read moreJoanna9/23/2019
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 see all different aspects of the Greek/Athens culture, the city, and immediately learn about all the varieties of food you will eat. Rachel is full of knowledge and... read moreCharles10/01/2019