Taste Athens Food Walk: Market Visit & Delicious Lunch - in Athens - LikeALocal Guide

Taste Athens Food Walk: Market Visit & Delicious Lunch

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Experience Greek gastronomy and street food beyond tourist traps and spots mentioned in dull guidebooks. Want to know where the locals hang out? Where you can buy real Greek yoghurt? Where to find the oldest coffee roastery in the city?

Duration: 3.5 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Marina
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Welcome to Athens! We are Marina, food & wine tourism professional, and Nelly, adventure travel expert. We love creating meaningful food experiences, that will make the most of your travels. Connect you with the local food culture and history. Bring you in contact with other Athenians. Learn about their daily life. Enjoy their warm hospitality. Celebrate authentic food, its people. And create fun memories that last forever!
As proud Athenians, we love sharing with you our insider tips. How to spend a lovely time in the city. How to make delicious recipes. Where to enjoy the best restaurants/cafes/bars, away from dull tourist traps :)

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Highlights

  • Find out where to get Athens’ most famous street food
  • Taste from an immense variety of local eateries and meze places
  • Explore the city’s most vibrant fish and meat market
  • Meet friendly people behind family-run eateries
  • Sample Greece’s famous olives

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Description

Join us for a walk through the heart of Athens and find out why food is the best way to understand Greek culture. Bring along your appetite and discover Greece’s rich culinary heritage.
During our 3,5-hour walk you’ll sense the buzzing vibe, colours and flavours of the central meat and fish market, which has been in business nonstop for almost 150 years.
Along the way you’ll have the chance to meet warm-hearted people behind family-run eateries and delis, hear their stories and learn secret recipes passed down through the generations.
You’ll be delighted to share a plethora of local delicacies including, among others, top-quality olives, a wide selection of cheeses and cold cuts, freshly baked pastries, meze style dishes and heavenly desserts.
From Sept 2018, food and drinks are included in the price. Tours schedule: 10am-1.30pm/1.30pm-5pm.
If you want to book a private tour, please let us how we can personalise it for you according to your preferences.
Please let us know in advance about your dietary requirements. Tour cannot accommodate severe allergies due to the risk of cross-contamination, please contact us before making the booking.

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What’s included & not included

  • Visits to the eateries/market/delis
  • Food and drinks tastings

Meeting point

Monastiraki square right in front of the metro station (Monastiraki metro station)

Reviews from travellers (38)

5.0/5

Great tour
Marina showed us a side of Greek cuisine we would not have seen had we stuck to the popular spots near the Acropolis; there is more to it than souvlaki and moussaka (both excellent dishes by the way). I highly recommend doing the tour at the beginning of your stay.
Marina's Athens Food Tour is an Athens Must Do!!!
Marina's food tour of athens was a true highlight of our time in Athens. We were a group of older people and me, and she was considerate at all times about their wants and likes. We saw and tasted so much, and not just food, but about the history and people of Athens. It was a truly wonderful way to explore and get to know Athens better, filled with delicious treats and visual wonders too, and in particular the impact of migration, and the 1921 Greek refugees from Turkey, on the food and neighbourhoods of Athens. Marina has a wealth of knowledge and options for sweat and savoury treats, and personal relations with many of the shops, that ensured we didn't miss anything! She also could tailor it as we went along, based on peoples cravings. Thank you so much Marina for opening our eyes, stomachs and hearts to Athens. And thank you for all the assistance you gave my parents (who had been pick pocketed earlier in the day). We can't thank you enough for everything! If you come to Australia, we will repay your hospitality
Amazing experience!
Marina is the most knowledgeable, energetic, fun to be around professional foodie ever. I recommend her food tour to everyone. It was seriously the highlight of my week trip in Athens. She gave me so many recommendations and I will have enough food to try for four Athens trips!
On the tour, do try to try something new - greek food can be very different if you’re from North America or the UK. You never know if you’ll actually end up liking something that you thought you’d hate!

This operator has 10 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

Great Evening with Marina
for Marina’s tour (Wine Bar Hopping in Athens)
I had a great time with Marina wine bar hopping around Athens! She was very accommodating and knowledgeable. It was the perfect way to spend my first night in Athens after a long flight.
Marina was amazing!!!
for Marina’s tour (Wine Bar Hopping in Athens)
I would recommend this to anyone going to Athens. I have Celiac, and the care that was taken to assure I had fun and didn’t get sick was fantastic!!! We did a private tour with Marina ( I hope I have the spelling correct) she was a blessing, and made sure the extras my friend asked for were executed. The next time I’m there I will do this again!
Fun & Educational
for Marina’s tour (Wine Bar Hopping in Athens)
Marina took us to a couple very nice wine bars and pointed out another one
We learned a lot about Greek wines and tasted a half dozen or so
We found several that we will now keep an eye out for
Marina was fun and focused on our taste
Highly recommend
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