Athina, Greece

Delicious Athens Food Walk

with Tina K.

16 reviews

Tina K.

Discover a different Athens and visit places off the tired tourist paths, to join the Athenians in their everyday life, where food IS king! Our walking tour will take us to selected specialty food stores, where we will taste some of the finest Greek products available like extra virgin olive oil, cheese, cured meat and honey. We will stroll through traditional neighborhoods and visit pastry shops serving favorite Greek sweets. We will immerse into the colors and smells of local spices and aromatic coffee, while the irresistible smell of freshly baked delicacies will lead our steps into one of the oldest bakeries of the city. Our journey will continue through the bustling alleys of Varvakios, the sprawling fish, meat and vegetable market –the true “Belly of Athens”. And, last but not least, we will make a stop at a local joint for an authentic taste of the celebrated Greek souvlaki! Have a light breakfast, there’s plenty to taste and be prepared for a full stomach at the end of the day!

What's included:
• All tastings during the tour (no need for lunch after this!)
• English/French speaking guide

Not included:
-Gratuities (optional)

Duration: 4 hours
Walking pace: Easy
Languages: English, French
Starting time: 10.00 am, Mondays to Saturdays
Maximum group size: 12 people

Meeting point: Your meeting point is in front of the entrance of Public Store, which is located next to the Everest store. This is where your guide will wait for you holding a sign "Alternative Athens".

Tour unavailable on SUNDAYS .

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Tina K.

Hi there! I am native Athenian who belongs to the new generation of Greeks that believe that Greece is more than just ouzo, bouzouki and souvlaki. I have a passion for discovering hidden corners of Athens and unveiling the secrets of this complex and diverse city. I have travelled extensively in Greece and abroad and love cultural crossings, great conversations and authentic, delicious food! Some time ago I decided that I wanted to show travellers Athens in the same way I do when I travel, off the beaten path, so I set up my tour company called Alternative_Athens. If you are travelling to Athens or Greece me and my team can help you plan your trip in a creative, fun and non-touristic way,so just drop a line anytime! Full profile

16 Reviews

Graham B.

My fiancée and I were a bit weary of Athens upon arrival. At first glance, it's a bit unkempt; garbage and debris litter the streets, graffiti covers the scenescapes from city walls to every train car that Metro operates, drivers seemingly operate on little more than whim. But once the surface is scratched, and as its many layers are carefully peeled back, the beauty of Athens becomes readily apparent. Sometimes it takes a good native to expose the underbelly and the myriad secrets that a great metropolis is slow to show. Tina fits that bill perfectly. We are major foodies, so this tour appealed to us from the jump. However, we are both very skeptical of the typical tour experience. As such, we were looking for something genuine and authentic without the canned, on-the-rails experience that is typical of too many tours. Thanks to Vayable, we were able to find this tour, which met our criteria and quelled the skepticism before long. Even if you're not a foodie, this tour is the ideal way to get your bearings in Athens and acquire a general sense of the cultural importance of cuisine in Greece. Only by venturing off the beaten path, and into those alleys and crevices which Tina has deftly mapped out for the lucky, do we begin to peel back those layers and behold the truly beautiful aspects of an ancient culture that continues to thrive and bristle despite economic turbulence. Tina is an exceptional guide. Her love of the subject matter is obvious; at every turn she's ready and eager to compare and contrast culinary or cultural nuances, and does so with a passion that incites curiosity and appetite. More than just food, this tour is a window into the finest aspects of Grecian culture. Though I won't soon forget a single thing about it, I'd happily take the tour again upon returning to Athens.

Juan Q.

This was such a great food walk experience that will truly be memorable. Tina was very informative of not just the culinary aspect, but also the history of the city. We walked through the central farmers market to see the wide array selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, and meats. During our venture we tried a variety of pastries, cured meats, olive oils, vinegars, feta cheeses, honeys, and other popular street eats. The walk was organized very well and we saw many neighborhoods and friendly locals that enhanced our experience even more. As being a true foodie and chef, this was a great way to learn and savor the real authentic tastes of what Athens has to offer. Hopefully in the near future we will be back to this gorgeous remarkable city and have Tina take us around the town again.

Kelly M.

We had an AWESOME time on the food walk with Tina. It was one of the highlights of the trip. Not only does Tina know her stuff but she was able to accommodate my vegetarianism on the fly (I forgot to let her know ahead of time). Since it was only my boyfriend and myself on the tour, the three of us were able to craft the walk to meet our interests. I have a strong interest in graffiti and street art so Tina folded that into the food walk and pointed out some great pieces for me to photograph. I would absolutely recommend this tour and any tour that Tina gives. She was awesome and even gave us some recommendations for another town we were going to visit in Greece. Again, great time..great guide!

Trent N.

We did the food tour and were very pleased with it. Our tour guide not only led us around to eat delicious local foods, but also gave a really in depth history about the city and Greek culture itself. Every stop had something new to taste with a story behind it. Highly recommended.

Joshua V.

We had a fantastic experience with this. Such a great group size and really got a feel for the culture of Athens and the love they put into their food. Would definitely recommend this to others visiting Athens.

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