Private tour

Athens Private Food Tour

Athens Private Food Tour

From US$ 147.13 per person

Explore Athens through its food culture and visit the bustling Central Market to sample typical produce, such as olives, feta cheese, Greek desserts and ouzo. Experience the modern Athenian way of life as you pass historic monuments.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Reserve now & pay later
Reserve now & pay later to book your spot without any charges today. Learn more
Duration 2.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Athens Central Market and experience the city through its food
  • Listen and get involved in the banter of the salesmen
  • Taste exquisite local produce in its freshest form
  • Learn about the food culture of Greece
  • Sample feta cheese, salty olives and sweet local honey
Full description
Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this Lonely Planet Experience. Sample one of the world’s best cuisines on a 2.5-hour food tour of Athens. Departing from City Hall on Kotzia Square, admire the 18th century Neo-Classical architecture, including the headquarters of the National Bank of Greece, before walking to Central Market. Arrive at an atmosphere abuzz with local merchants, who come to display their fresh food and local produce. An expert guide will lead you to places where few tourists ever venture, exploring a vast range of Greek specialties, from simple koulouri (a round sesame bread), to salty feta cheese, olives, and other delicacies. Stop for a hot Greek coffee in winter, or a cold frappé on warmer days. Drop by a Greek deli and sample delicious fare, such as local honey, while getting an explanation about what’s in season and and its uses in Greek cooking. After your tasty tour, stroll to Monastiraki Square, where you will be ideally placed to spend the rest of the day visiting the ancient ruins of the Acropolis, and to explore the lively streets of the Plaka neighborhood.
Includes
  • Tastings of Greek sweets, koulouri, olive oil, olives, cheeses, rusks, Greek alcohol (wine, ouzo), spices, herbs, and traditional meze
  • Visits to markets, Kotzia Square, Avyssinias Square, Monastiraki Square, Athena's Road, churches, and a traditional deli
  • Tips for your guide
  • Additional food or drink not mentioned above
  • Items of a personal nature
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 6-17 must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of Covid-19 infection in the past 9 months, or a negative PCR or lateral flow Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at Kotzia Square in front of City Hall

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

Know before you go

  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed. Please select ‘child’ when booking
  • Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform the supplier at the time of booking if you will be bringing a child under the age of 6

Product ID: 29028