See the 'big five' of Greek cuisine in their natural habitat: ouzo, feta, olives, olive oil and koulouri on this awesome private tour! If you don't know what koulouri is you soon will as this Athens tour explains it all live as you eat it (but not before you Instagram it).
Tastings of Greek sweets, koulouri, olive oil, olives, cheeses, rusks, Greek alcohol (wine, ouzo), spices, herbs, and traditional meze(a meze is a small appetiser or side dish). Visits to markets, Kotzia Square, Avyssinias Square, Monastiraki Square, Athena's Road, churches, and a traditional deli
Additional food or drink not mentioned above, items of a personal nature, tips or gratuities for your guide
In Kotzia Square in front of the Mayor building
Monastiraki Square and metro station
2.5 hours - 3 hours
This private tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience, but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Urban Adventures tour. For further information, please review COVID-19 Health & Safety at https://www.urbanadventures.com/en/about-us/covid-19-customer-info
If you have any issues on the day of your tour, please call +30 698 067 9166
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity.
Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:
Thought Greek food was just feta, olives, and a truckload of moussaka? Wrong! This Athens private food tour sets the story straight on the varied food scene in this ancient city with a modern twist, and you’ll leave full of tasty treats and local knowledge on one of the most underrated cuisines in the world. You’ll meet your local guide and begin this Athens tour by exploring Kotzia Square, located in the heart of Athens. The square is surrounded by gorgeous neoclassical buildings, which were constructed in the early 18th century, and also some ancient ruins of old houses that you will have a peek at on your way to the market. Your local guide will show you around the best of the Central Market, taking you to places few tourists venture and helping you to discover a variety of delicious Greek specialties. From the simple koulouri (a round-shaped bread with sesame seeds) and delicate local pastries to the Greek staples of feta and olives, the Central Market is a feast for the senses. We also try either an invigorating Greek coffee (in the winter) or a cold frappe on warmer days, which are popular local beverages. Athens food is a rich mix of old and new, traditional and modern, and this tour is the perfect way to discover all these aspects. Next on your private culinary tour of Athens, we then drop by a Greek deli that sells traditional products and is a popular shopping place for locals. Here you can chat to the shop owner and ask him about all of his produce — and taste some of course! This spot sells the best seasonal food available, perfect for a picnic in the city if you’d like to return another time during your stay in Athens. Finally, on this Athens tour, you’ll make your way to Monastiraki Square where your adventure will end. Your guide will be happy to recommend other places to see in this ancient city and where some of the best local restaurants are located, if you can stomach even more Greek deliciousness! If you feel like slipping into a food coma, your local guide will also give you hand in finding your way back to your accommodation.