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Athens: Wine Tasting with a Sommelier under the Acropolis

1. Athens: Wine Tasting with a Sommelier under the Acropolis

Your experience will begin as one of Greece's sommeliers, Dimitris Spiropoulos, welcomes you to a beautiful restaurant under the Acropolis. Offering your first aperitif and a brief explanation of the Greece wine map. It features all of the major wine-producing areas and the wine varieties of each. Following a small talk, your wine-tasting experience begins with Dimitris introducing special Greek wines from handpicked local wineries. Depending on the wine varieties, special dishes, also from selected Greek producers, will help the you receive the full wine experience. Throughout your tour you'll have the chance to taste rare wine varieties such as Roditis, Limnio, Kidonitsa, Muscat, Augoustiatis, and Mandilaras. You'll also sample many more carefully selected varieties, hand-picked by your sommelier.

Athens: Street Food Tasting Tour

2. Athens: Street Food Tasting Tour

Kick-off your foodie adventure at a pie shop to taste traditional cheese pie or spanakopita made right on spot with the freshest ingredients. Discover why Greeks are crazy about souvlaki and enjoy it with local beer. Enjoy meat (or vegetables) wrapped in pita bread, juicy tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce at a local joint away from the crowds. Walk around Athens’ shopping district and find your way to a delightful boat-shaped Greek pizza place. Discover a pastry shop with the best Greek donuts and loukoumades, drenched in honey and cinnamon. Meander the streets of lively Psyrri, an Athenian district full of artistic and creative power. Enjoy street art, vintage shops, designers stores, and cute cafes. Visit an old bakery to discover the source of fresh and warm bread sesame rings, found in every food stall around Athens. Finish your street food tour with sweet memories of scrumptious local desserts, topped with golden syrup, sweet spices and special flavored ice cream.

Athens: Gourmet Food Tour

3. Athens: Gourmet Food Tour

Explore Athen's food markets on a 4-hour walking tour. Taste delicious treats and visit local stores selling the "Green Treasures" of Greece, such as olive oil, wines, mushrooms, herbs, and traditionally made pasta and salamis. Start with a traditional Greek breakfast of koulóuria (sesame bread rings) in a century-old café. Continue to a tiny pastry shop to sample loukoumades (Greek donuts) and custard-filled filo squares. Enjoy local pies and cheeses at authentic Greek bakeries and cheese stores. Next, wander through the famous meat and fish markets. Try roasted home-grown coffee and visit specialty shops for their fresh fruit, olives, cheese, ham, and other deli produce. Enjoy local wine, organically produced olive oil and honey, aged aromatized vinegar, and world-famous Greek yogurt produced at family farms. Wander down Evripidou Street, scented by herbs. End your culinary exploration at the deli stores in the historic city center, where your guide will make you complimentary gifts to bring home.

Athens: Food and Wine Tasting Tour at Night

4. Athens: Food and Wine Tasting Tour at Night

Experience the romance of Athens after dark on a guided food and wine tasting tour. Experience delicious local flavors in areas like Syntagma and Plaka. Join a foodie guide to discover hidden gems and learn the history behind Greek specialties.  Meet your guide and begin your flavor-packed adventure thorugh Athens. Pop into quirky delis and family taverns to try dishes and delicacies that are not well-known internationally, but loved by locals. Enjoy a meal as you take in the atmosphere and meet vendors with artisanal skills. Head to a local wine bar and take an aromatic journey through the wine culture of Greece. Taste wines served with charcuterie and cheeses from across the country. End your experience by savoring some local ice cream.

Athens: Greek Cooking Class & Dinner on a Rooftop

5. Athens: Greek Cooking Class & Dinner on a Rooftop

Learn how to make an authentic Greek Moussaka dish and Spanakopita pie during this cooking class in Athens with a local chef. Get an authentic look at Greek cuisine, then head to a rooftop location to take in the views while enjoying your handmade meal. Head to a kitchen that's just a few steps from Monastiraki Square in the funky neighborhood of Psirri. Meet your chef for the day on a rooftop terrace featuring unbeatable views of some of the best sights of Athens. During your call, you'll make two classic traditional pies: spinach pie and milk pie. Greek island-inspired salad with cherry tomatoes aromatized with aged local vinegar and Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce will also be on the menu. Roll up your sleeves and start with your cooking preparations while chatting about Greek and Mediterranean cuisine with the chef. After getting introduced to the day's ingredients, the cooking class officially begins. When the class is finished, take a seat and savor your food together with views of the Acropolis monuments and Parthenon temple lit at night. Finish off your evening taking in the vivid center of Athens overlooking the dome of Aghios Dimitrios Church.

Athens: Food Market Visit and Cooking Class with Wine

6. Athens: Food Market Visit and Cooking Class with Wine

Discover how to make traditional Greek food on a 4-hour cooking class, including a tour of a local market. Start your day at meeting point, where you’ll meet the chef. Then head to the market to pick up some ingredients and discover hidden places to eat, drink, and shop in the area. Your cook will show you some of the more interesting and unique products on offer, and give you tips on how to use them. Back at the cooking studio, you’ll be shown how to prepare the food and enjoy a hands-on experience making various dishes yourself. The course has been designed to be simple enough for any cook, no matter the skill level.  When the cooking class is over, you can sit down with your classmates and chef to taste what you have created. Wine and soft drinks are served with the meal. Your cook will also give you access to our recipes, so that you'll be able to make these dishes again at home.

Athens: The Classic Food Tasting Tour

7. Athens: The Classic Food Tasting Tour

Fulfill your food-tasting desires on this food tour in Athens, specifically designed to offer you an unforgettable experience of some of the most original or traditional greek culinary treasures you will ever taste. Discover iconic greek delicacies in a food tour in the picturesque old districts of Athens. Start in Omonia by tasting refreshing Greek yoghurt and traditional pies and pastries. Take the opportunity to taste a fine Greek coffee from a local favorite, that manages to blend the old style with new fusion.   Next, stroll the famous ''Varvakios'' food market, a vivid commercial point where you can buy a wide range of traditional mediterranean fresh goods such as meat, fish and all kinds of vegetables and fruit. From there, experience a colorful pallet of boutique products, like the world renowned cretan cheese, meat delicatessens. Taste olive oil and olives, traditional greek rusks and greek wine in a series of quaint and historic greek delis. Try the well-known ''koulouri'' sesame pastry and end your food tour in a fitting Greek way by getting to know perhaps the ''most Greek'' habit, the beloved mezze with tsipouro.. Take the tour that was designed for anyone who simply loves food.

The Greek Food Discovery in Athens

8. The Greek Food Discovery in Athens

Discover the city at a relaxing pace with your local expert who will share their love for delicious dishes and tasty products. This gastronomic adventure starts with a delicious Greek coffee and a delicacy while you enjoy the early morning vibe of the city and the view to Acropolis as you take the first sip. Travel through time as you get to know the history of one of the oldest coffee shops in Athens and find out everything you need to know about Greek coffee. The place is as instagrammable as it gets, so grab your cameras and shoot some great photos as you have your relaxing morning coffee chat! You must have heard a lot about morning snacks, but this one is definitely a newcomer to the Greek gastronomy. It is the most beloved healthy snack for Greeks coming with a special twist! The local culinary scene continues to evolve and you will be thrilled to discover something new. This is a surprise but fear not... you will love it! Keep exploring the most exciting flavors of Greece through a workshop where you will taste and learn more about some of the most delicious products of this country. This is also where the most vibrant part of the city is located, a year-round food oasis. Here you will feel the real pulse of the city, among food stalls, coffee shops, open-air markets, and well-hidden tavernas. Let your senses guide you; this is the local food market where you will mingle with the locals and you will observe, smell, and touch the best quality ingredients this city has to offer! If you think you have experienced enough, wait until you stroll around Spice street where you will find the best herbs that are collected from all over the Greek peninsula.  So, next time you cook for your friends, don’t get surprised if they ask you about your secret ingredient. Most probably. smelling all these different ingredients will have already stimulated your appetite. No worries! This is the moment to discover some of the best-hidden tavernas. Feel that old time nostalgia as these places are about to eclipse nowadays and there are only a few of them left. You will taste typical Greek tapas (mezes) and drink wine or ouzo in a place that will remind you of an old black & white film set back in the '60s! This is as authentic as it gets! And remember… the more hungry you come, the better! Important info: Please inform the supplier about any food allergies or dietary restrictions.

Athens: Half-Day Ultimate Food Walking Tour

9. Athens: Half-Day Ultimate Food Walking Tour

Prepare yourself for a mouthwatering journey to discover the secrets of world-renowned Greek cuisine. This 4-hour experience will take you through picturesque neighbourhoods and local food shops offering secret culinary treasures. During the tour, your food-loving guide will share stories about Greek gastronomy and local culture. You’ll taste 15 different types of Greek culinary excellence, including a traditional filo pie from a family-run place that has existed since the 1920s, the dessert that was given to the winners of the ancient Olympic Games and Greece’s most famous street food! You’ll also discover the answer to the great debate: Turkish or Greek coffee? Unlike many Athens food tours, you won't just be sampling mouthfuls. This is a 4-hour Greek gastronomy tour where you will enjoy traditional Greek recipes such as stuffed tomatoes, moussaka, soutzoukakia, the dessert of choice for the winners of the ancient Olympic Games and more. It is essential that you don’t eat breakfast and there will be no room for lunch!

Athens: Greek Cooking Lesson & 3-Course Dinner

10. Athens: Greek Cooking Lesson & 3-Course Dinner

Discover the local culture through gastronomy! You will learn how to cook traditional Greek dishes with the aid of an experienced Cooking instructor and the complicity of a small group. Get to know the wonderful world of Mediterranean cuisine; the herbs, the fresh vegetables, the choice meats that Greeks always use and learn the basics on how to prepare a full Greek Sunday dinner with easy to follow recipes you can use to impress your guests when you get back home. And the best part - at the end of the course, after you have successfully prepared a meal fit for a king under the guidance of your cooking instructor - is enjoying the meal you have helped to prepare with a glass of wine! Menus will vary according to season and available fresh produces in local markets, but they usually consist of 3-4 starters/salads and a main course.

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What people are saying about Athens

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 431 reviews

Our guide was so friendly and took us to so many amazing places so we could experience authentic Greek cuisine. The tour group was also a great way to meet other travelers- great for solo travelers or pairs/small groups. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone staying in Athens- and do it on your first day so you’ll know what to order at restaurants if you’re new to Greece!

Our guide Eirini was fantastic. It's a great way to see that part of the city and understand some of Greek food and food cultures from a local. Also included a lesson on Greek wine! We had lots to eat and drink so don't eat before coming.

Irene our guide was lovely, very knowledgeable and patient with us! Thank you so much for showing us around and letting us taste the amazing food! We were absolutely stuffed by the end!

The tour and the tour guides were amazing. Great intro to Athens culture, places and food. The tour guides made the experience. I can not give enough accolades!!!!!!!

Our guide was fabulous. We very much enjoyed seeing parts of the city we wouldn’t have normally gone to including the open market.