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Small-Group Athens Food & Markets Walking Tour

by Urban Adventures Limited
Price Not Available
5 of 5
Nonrefundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Chance to explore Athens' food culture with a local Athenian

  • Relaxing stroll through the busy & colorful Central Market

  • Samples of food that showcases the fresh flavors of Athens

  • Visit to a deli to learn about specialties from the owner

  • Small group of no more than 12 for an intimate experience

Highlights

  • Chance to explore Athens' food culture with a local Athenian

  • Relaxing stroll through the busy & colorful Central Market

  • Samples of food that showcases the fresh flavors of Athens

  • Visit to a deli to learn about specialties from the owner

  • Small group of no more than 12 for an intimate experience

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Small-Group Athens Food & Markets Walking Tour

Activity Location

Athens

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Kotzia Square

    Athens


Description

If you thought Greek food consisted of just feta, olives, and moussaka, prepare to have your world turned upside down with this walking food tour of Athens. Explore the city's diverse and colorful food scene and end with a belly full of delicious cuisines that showcases Athenian flavors.

Meet your tour guide—a knowledgeable local—at Kotzia Square, which is surrounded by gorgeous Neo-classical buildings dating back to the 18th century. Set off on a walking tour, getting peeks at ancient ruins of old houses as you make your way to the bustling Central Market. As you wander around, try food samples that may include koulouri (bread with sesame seeds), delicate pastries, and staples like feta and olives.

After grabbing a potent caffeinated beverage, continue your journey while listening to your guide talk about the unique mix of old and new culinary traditions that make up Athenian food culture. Next, visit an authentic deli and listen to the owner talk about the many unique specialties he conjures up on a regular basis—with opportunities to taste some, of course.

We’ll venture through small alleys and admire the city’s unique street art, which is considered some of the best in Europe, then watch local craftsmen and artists at work, and discover ancient treasures in a basement. If you have a sweet tooth, then our next stop will be your favourite, a quirky little sweet shop that’s perfect for picking up a tasty souvenir to take home with you!

Finally, no bohemian tour of Athens would be complete without a stroll through the once industrial neighbourhood of Gazi, a must-see for any visitor, known for its graffiti decorated alleys, hipster taverns and fashionable boutiques owned by emerging designers.

Here, you will see the old mingling with the new, along streets that connect (or divide) the past and the present. Think ancient tombs alonside factory chimneys, art centres and hidden courtyards. As we walk we’ll get a literal taste for Athenian life with a surprise stop for a tasty meze dish and a local tipple.


Inclusions

  • Guided food tour of Athens

  • Food tastings

  • Greek wine and Ouzo tastings

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Train tickets


Exclusions

  • Food and beverages not listed as Inclusions


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • Maximum group size is 12 people.

  • You must be 18 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.