Discover Athens through its flavors.
We will guide you to the old Athenian cuisine, exploring both the influences and the special Greek products that shaped it. We shall start our day with a unique Greek breakfast, followed by a visit at the traditional markets of the center of Athens. We will immerse ourselves in the secrets of the Mediterranean cuisine and travel past the vineyards, the blue Aegean Sea and the tall mountain Olympus, through the flavors of our unique wines. Finally, the traditional Greek souvlaki (the best street food of Athens) awaits you to taste it. Join us in this food and mood experience and return home full of colorful and delicious memories.Vegetarian food tour upon request
Our eco-friendly minivan will wait for you to set off on this “food &mood” experience.
The day will start with a typical Greek breakfast at a dairy-products patisserie that dates back to 1931. A good day begins with a Greek coffee and a fresh orange juice, so as to receive the necessary energy!
Then you will have the chance to taste the cheese and spinach pie if you are in the mood for a salty breakfast, or the custard pie (galaktoboureko), the honey dumplings (loukoumades), and the sheep milk yogurt with honey and walnuts, if you are fond of sweet tastes.
We suggest you try them both!
Our next stop is the central meat market. Many different producers offer from their kiosks all kinds of meat and poultry, as well as tips and secrets for the proper preservation and preparation of your favorite meat. We continue with a visit at the fish market where a huge variety of fresh fish and seafood from the Aegean Sea will whet your appetite. Right across the street we find the fruit and vegetable market; there you will immerse yourselves in the secrets of the Mediterranean cuisine and also have the opportunity to buy our local spices (Greek saffron is excellent), herbs (oregano, chamomile) and extra virgin olive oil (the secret of longevity). This is the biggest market of Athens, crowded, colorful and full of aromas.
It is now time for some local cheese and meze (appetizers) tasting, such as stuffed vine leaves with rice. All these accompanied by a variety of local Greek PDO wines or liquors. Join us at this experience and travel past the vineyards, the blue Aegean Sea and the tall mountain Olympus, through the flavors of our unique Santorinian, Peloponnesian and Macedonian wines (ancient Greeks worshiped the god of wine, Dionysus). The tour ends with the traditional souvlaki (pita bread, meat and tzatziki sauce). The best street food in Athens.
Vegetarian food tour upon request
Meat and fish market could be excluded upon request
Duration of the tour 4-5 hours.
Can be arranged in the morning or in the afternoon.
Walking tour that includes private transfers with our minivan from your hotel to the market and back.
Important notice: make sure you leave your hotel with your stomach empty!
Combine 2 tours on the same day and save up to 20%