The meeting point is at Syntagma metro station. Start the day by sipping a Greek coffee in a traditional Greek coffee shop accompanied by fried doughnut balls with honey called “loukoumades”. Get a bite of a filled, crunchy filo layered pie called tyropita in one of the oldest pie baking shops in the center of Athens. Taste koulouri, a specialty pretzel dipped in sesame seeds, from a street stand like most Athenians do every morning.
Sample unique local delicacies like sliced meat, different cheeses from several regions of the country, olives and extra virgin olive oil. Walk around the streets of the central market of Athens, smell the spices, taste the fresh fruits and a variety of nuts and enter ”Varvakios agora”, the main meat and fish market. Lastly, finish the tour by tasting the most famous and delicious Greek street food, the glorious “Souvlaki”.
- Savor the crunchy filo layered pie called ‘tiropita’ or other handmade pies
- Drink Greek coffee, eat loukoumades and taste koulouri
- Sample olives and extra virgin olive oil
- Taste cheeses and sliced meat drinking tsipouro
- Enjoy the most famous Greek street food, souvlaki
The meeting point for the tour is inside Syntagma metro station at 09:30am. Your tour guide will be standing, one level down, by the ticket machines underneath the big hanging clock holding a light blue Athenian tours sign.
Good to know
- We are doing our tours only to small groups with a maximum capacity of 10 people
- The tours are conducted in English
- The walking pace during the tour is moderate with a lot of stops and sitting opportunities
- Wear comfortable shoes and hold a bottle of water
- We advise you to bring an umbrella on rainy days and wear a hat during summer
- There will be plenty of food on the tour, so you only need a light breakfast
- Some of the markets and vendors that we visit close after lunchtime, so the walk can only occur in the morning
- Please check in about any dietary restrictions before your walk so we can make arrangements with your guide
- Please advise in advance if vegetarian options are required. The tour is vegetarian-friendly as vegetarians have options in every spot. However, there are limited choices for other dietary restrictions such as gluten-free or dairy-free. Severe allergies cannot, unfortunately, be catered for on this tour.
- In an effort to ensure that you will avoid any kind of discomfort and most importantly that you will feel comfortable, our guides may change order of the sites you may visit.
FAQ’s for Athens: Street Food Tour with 7 Tastings
Q: What does the Athens Street Food Tour entail?
A: The Athens Street Food Tour is a delightful culinary journey through the streets of Athens, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample a variety of traditional Greek delicacies. Led by experienced local guides, you’ll explore the vibrant food scene of Athens, visiting hidden gems and popular local eateries along the way.
Q: How long is the tour?
A: The Athens Street Food Tour lasts approximately 3 hours, allowing you sample time to savor the flavors and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Athens.
Q: Will I be able to purchase food or drinks during the tour?
A: The tour includes 7 tastings that are already part of the package, so there’s no need to purchase additional food or drinks during the tour. However, if you wish to continue exploring the local food scene after the tour, your knowledgeable guide will be more than happy to provide recommendations for nearby eateries.
Q: Is the tour suitable for children?
A: Yes, the Athens Street Food Tour is suitable for children. It offers a wonderful opportunity for families to bond over delicious food while exploring the vibrant streets of Athens. Our Athens Street Food Tour is suitable for all ages, and children are more than welcome to join. It’s a fantastic opportunity for them to explore new flavors and learn about Greek cuisine. Please inform us about the number and ages of children when making your booking so we can make the necessary arrangements.
Q: Are drinks included in the tour?
A: Yes, beverages are included in the tour. You’ll have the chance to sample a range of refreshing local drinks that complement the food tastings, providing a well-rounded gastronomic experience.
Q: Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
A: We strive to make our tours accessible to everyone. However, please note that some of the streets and establishments we visit may have limited accessibility. If you have specific accessibility requirements, please let us know when booking, and we’ll make necessary arrangements to ensure your comfort.
Q: Can I request a private tour?
A: Yes, private tours are available upon request. You can enjoy a personalized experience with your own group, allowing for a more intimate exploration of Athens’ culinary treasures. Please contact us in advance to arrange a private tour.
Q: What languages are the tours conducted in?
A: Our tours are primarily conducted in English, ensuring that you have a comprehensive understanding of the history, culture, and flavors of Athens. However, if you require a tour in a different language, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Q: Are the tours affected by weather conditions?
A: Our tours generally take place rain or shine, as the weather in Athens can be unpredictable. However, in the event of severe weather conditions or any other safety concerns, we may need to make adjustments or reschedule the tour. Your safety and comfort are our top priorities.
Q: Is there a maximum group size for the tour?
A: To ensure a more personalized experience, we strive to keep our group sizes small. Typically, our tours accommodate up to 10 participants, allowing for easier interaction with the guide and a more intimate atmosphere. If you have a larger group, please contact us, and we will make appropriate arrangements.
Q: Are restrooms available during the tour?
A: Yes, we make sure to include restroom breaks during the tour at suitable locations. Your guide will inform you about restroom facilities along the way, ensuring your comfort throughout the experience.
Q: How much walking is involved in the tour?
A: The Athens Street Food Tour is a walking tour that allows you to discover the city on foot. The distance covered is moderate, but we do recommend wearing comfortable shoes and being prepared for a leisurely stroll through the charming streets of Athens.
Q: Are gratuities included in the tour price?
A: Gratuities for your guide are not included in the tour price. Tipping is optional but greatly appreciated as a gesture of gratitude for exceptional service. If you feel your guide has provided an outstanding experience, a tip is a wonderful way to show your appreciation.