Athens Food and Wine Tours
Athens Food Small Group Tour – Tastes and Traditions2020-01-02T15:43:12+02:00
Join the Tastes & Traditions of Athens Food Tour and unlock the secrets of Greek cuisine with help of your local guides. Walk around the old city of Athens and have a real food tour, not just food sampling! Taste the best of Greek cuisine like koulouri, kebab, Souvlaki, traditional pies, olive oil, tsipouro, bougatsa, loukoumades, and much more! During the walking around Athens, you will understand step by step the culture of Greek food, and learn of the eating habits of Athenians.
Take the chance to try the best Athenian souvlaki and have lunch with meze at a traditional taverna. With this small-group tour, you will have the opportunity to learn everything about the way of living and eating of the Greeks and the traditional dishes.
The food tour among others includes grilled feta, souvlaki with pita, olive oil lesson, loukoumades, cheese pie, and the famous Bougatsa!
Get to know and taste Athens’ cuisine on a food walking tour. Find, sample, and hear about gourmet foods you may miss alone. Visit the vibrant Center of Athens. Skip breakfast and prepare for the ultimate food experience in Athens!
Koulouri the Greek bagel
You will meet your English-speaking local guide at Syntagma Square and start your tour with a Koulouri. Probably the most preferred street food for Greeks. Think a bagel with sesame but tastier! Koulouri can be found everywhere in Greece and you can have it as breakfast or a snack during the day. Also, you can eat it as a sandwich or with some cheese.
Tyropita (Cheese with phyllo pastry)
Next step a very special Tyropita (cheese pie). This is a Greek favorite for snacks or breakfast. Very popular and with different cheese in it the Tyropita is a must eat in Greece. Though this is not just a Tyropita. The specific one has a long history and the recipe is over 100 years old! The best Tyropita in Athens at the same place and recipe. If you are a Greek in the area you go to this place for a tyropita. The temptation is too big! Trust us, you will not taste anything like this one!
Souvlaki, the King of street food
From there our next stop is at the most known food in Greece. It is time for souvlaki. But not the one you are used to knowing. This is a very rare one and the best in the city! There is no way that you will have a food tour and not taste this souvlaki! Perfect meat, well cooked and instead of tzatziki a tomato sauce. You will not believe the taste! Souvlaki is the favorite food of Greeks. With Gyro, kalamaki, pork, beef, chicken you can have it any way you want.
Bougatsa, the sweet snack, Food Tour Athens
BougatsaFrom Souvlaki, to Bougatsa. From something salty to something sweet. If you have not heard about it no worries, you will see how it is done and eat it! Phyllo pastry with cream, cinnamon, and powder sugar. Crunchy and sweet there is variations for the bougatsa. Favorite food for breakfast, snack, or dessert! Also, Bougatsa can be filled with chocolate, meat, cheese, and spinach.
Tastes & Traditions Athens Food Tour
Its’ time for the big tasting. We will visit the best place in Athens for Olive Oil. A small deli and have Olive Oil Lesson. We will taste 5 from the best extra virgin olive oils produced in Greece, that have a health claim as given from the European Union. Spicy and soft you will the chance to learn everything that is to know about olive oil, its history, and production. Olive oil is the heart of Mediterranean cuisine. Greek olive oil is of the highest quality. It has won double prizes in 2018 than it did in 2017!
Are you full? Well, we just started! Its time for some saganaki, tsipouro, and dolmadakia. A second deli is waiting for us to complete our tastings of Greek traditional food.
Taverna, eat like a local during the food tour in Athens
After the food tastings, we will visit the central market and see the products the locals are buying. Also, we will go to a traditional Greek taverna for real Greek food. You will try feta in the oven, and skewer meat. Also, some tzatziki with bread! This is shared food and we enjoy it with drinks. Some people like wine other tsipouro or ouzo. Anyway, a proper food tour in Athens has to include a taverna. It is a great way to have some rest and enjoy amazing specialties. After all, you are traveling to Greece!
Loukoumades, Food tour Dessert
The tour will be concluded with a great dessert, Loukoumades. With honey or with praline, the Greek doughnuts are the perfect way to finish your travel to Greek culinary roads. With Loukoumades the Tastes and Traditions of Athens Food Tour will finish. We will take you to Monastiraki Square or to Syntagma where we started and hope to see you again on our next tour!
As you understand you must skip breakfast and bring your appetite!
- Cancellation at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled Programme 100% refund.
- Between 48 and 24 hours prior to the booking date: 50% refund, except processing fees (credit card).
- Cancellation 24 hours prior to booking/no show: No refund
• Learn the heritage of Greek cuisine Experience
• Visit various specialty food shops in Athens
• Small group limited to 10 people for a more personalized experience
• Sample Greece’s tastiest dishes
• Breakfast like an Athenian with koulouri
• Bite into classic Greek Tyropita at a shop with 100 years of history
• Visit a traditional deli and have a unique olive oil tasting
• Try the best souvlaki in Athens