Afternoon Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

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A sense-provoking experience with insights into Greek gastronomy and the local food culture
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During this private afternoon food walk you will not only explore the streets of Athens but you will also get to taste appetizing treats that locals enjoy as part of their daily routine. You will gain insights into the development of our cooking methods, recipes and culinary traditions. 

Highlights

  • Enjoy a private walking experience in the city’s most authentic neighborhoods
  • Discover unique specialty food stores
  • Sample a rich selection of sweet and savory local delicacies
  • Learn about the local food culture and gastronomy

Please note that all our tours are Private, thus some of them are directly bookable for later dates because they are subject to availability. If you wish to book a tour at an earlier date please use the “send inquiry” form. 
Inclusions
A 4-hour private walk including:
  • Hotel pick-up (for hotels within walking-distance from the tour’s location)
  • Visits to local food establishments
  • Sampling of local beverages and delicacies
  • Private services of a specialized ‘Insider’ tour leader
  • All taxes

Exclusions
  • Visit, guided tour and entry fees to any archaeological site
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Personal expenses
You will be visiting dedicated artisans that have perfected their recipes over the decades, as well as specialty food stores sourcing the best products from all over Greece. A culinary experience would not be complete without a tasting of the local spirits, beers, and wine all with their accompanying food pairings. 

Enjoy the beauty of Athens by night and get a taste of the city’s vibrant nightlife. Learn all about the tastes that Athenians cherish and indulge in a bountiful assortment of appetizing sweet and savory treats with your specialized food-wise “Insider” tour leader.

Notes & Clarifications

  • Prices vary according to group size
  • Should you want to change your private itinerary, please do not hesitate to contact us through the inquiry form
  • Please inform us about special dietary requirements and food allergies
  • Since this is a walking tour you will need to be wearing comfortable shoes, a hat and sun-block. 
  • Don’t forget to bring a water bottle and lots of energy!

What makes us different?

  • We offer only private tours. No mixed groups
  • We are absolutely flexible. Our tours can be customized to your wishes
  • Special requests are always welcome. We love to tailor holidays
  • All of our tours are designed and operated by our company
  • Our “Insiders” tour leaders are thoroughly selected and trained, each one of them expert in his field
  • We always match the most suitable “Insider” tour leader that matches your profile and interests

Afternoon Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Fantastic

 

Our guide, George Madianos, was fantastic. We learned a ton and enjoyed a lot of great food and drink. Here's a perfect day in Athens: do an Acropolis tour in the morning; then do the food tour with George right afterwards. Best way to experience everything Athens has to offer.

Afternoon Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Fabulous food tour of Athens

 

"I had a wonderful time exploring Athens food with Panos - we spent about 4 hours wandering through different neighborhoods and sampling many different types of Greek and Middle Eastern food. Everything was delicious, and he tailored the tour based on what I was interested in doing/ experiencing. Very friendly, knowledgeable guide with perfect English- could not recommend him more! I’ve already told several others who are going to Athens about this tour. Thank you again, Panos!"

 

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Incredible tour

 

"My wife and I went on this tour with Yannis and it was phenomenal. All of the stops and recommendations were spot on. We enjoyed everything from the food, the sights seen, and the company. It felt more like spending time with a friend than a food tour. He was very knowledgeable about both the history and the food. We wish we would have done this tour the first day we were here.
I recommend this tour to everyone. I wish I could go on it again."

 

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Great Food, Better Guide

 

"Our first full day in Greece - jet-lagged, hot, and exhausted - we opted for a private food tour in Athens. In addition to the aforementioned conditions, I should note that the only thing I like less than writing reviews (I made an account for this) is taking guided tours. Then, I met Yannis Ninos.

Yannis is a chef and food/culture enthusiast, and I'll start with the obvious. The tour itself was engaging on every level [...]"

 

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The new Anthony Bourdain is greek!!!

 

"After an INCREDIBLE four-hour food tour, the only thing i can say for sure is that Yannis Ninos is the reason for you to have a food tour in the center of Athens! Exploring Athens and tasting unbelievable local delicacies with Chef Yannis was the highlight of our vacations in Greece. It was by far an experience beyond expectations! This guy should really have his own tv show! Thank you Yannis!"

 

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Outstanding time with Panos!

 

"Our guide Panos was incredible...knowledgable and personable. He took us to an eclectic selection of locations and tailored our experience to our interests. Loved every step of the tour and the exotic tastes of Athens! Well done Panos thanks for taking such good care of our family!
Yamas!"

 

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Excellent Athens Food Tour !

 

"When you are back home after a holiday full of new experiences - people, places food, music - there are always one or two of those experiences that stand out in your memory. Our day with Ioannis Ninos, exploring the Athens food scene, was one of those experiences. He was an excellent guide - knowledgeable and fun to be with - and took us to places we would have never found on our own in the short time we spent in Athens. We spent the day eating and drinking and talking about our different cultures: ours Caribbean, his Greek, and the time passed all to quickly. Thank you Ioannis for a perfect day !"

 

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Seeing Athens Through a Local's Eyes

 

We we privileged to go on three tours with Athens Insiders. Our first tour was with Athnia and she showed us Athens neighborhoods, took us to a spot that mainly locals know about to view the Acropolis (no tourists in sight), told us about Greek customs, and introduced us to Simiti/Koulouri, a delicious breakfast bread, and of course, Greek coffee. [...]''

 

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Wonderful Tours to Discover the Secrets of Athens

 

We had an amazing time discovering the city with Athens Insiders! Our walk was scheduled for our first full day in Athens, which was a perfect introduction to the city. The tour was a combination of a walking tour and a food tour and we samples some delicious treats and coffee from one of the oldest coffee shops in the city. We also learned about Athens' history, fun facts, and got the inside scoop on good spots to check out later in our trip. [...]''

 

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Excellent walking tours - discover Athens with a friend!

 

What's better than having a local guide you around? We love having local friends wherever we go, and our Athens Insider tour felt exactly like a walk with a friend. It wasn't rushed or superficial, like many walking tours that just breeze past the main attractions. The pace was slow and relaxed, we weren't overwhelmed with information, and we had several breaks in lovely local hangouts. [...]''

 

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different and enjoyfull tours

 

I had walking meze and Tsipouro tour with insiders team and I spend perfect time.Tour leaders was so nice and helpfull and friendly. Tours was not only culturel historic, I met also with Greek local drink and cuise.I want to thank you to insider team to produce these tours and to their super team..I suggest to everyone to have this exprience.
Kind regards.. Sevil from Turkey..

 

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Athens like you have never seen it before

 

best private guided tour you can ever take anywhere in the world and i have taken many. i had signed up for the Tsipouro tasting tour at the museum of gastronomy and it was truly an adventure to get an incredible guided tour around Plaka. Jannis is an incredibly well read and knowledgeable person that has passion for his city and its history. Natalie was very sweet and sent me home with a small bottle of my favorite Tsipouro.. every time i go to Athens it will be either a guide tour, taste tour, cooking tour or any other tour

 

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Culinary delight

 

We were met at our hotel and whisked away for a food tour. We sampled many delicacies and were introduced to authentic Greek Cuisine. Highlight was definitely the fresh market. Since it was a private tour, we learnt so much of the history and present day life of Greece from our knowledgeable and friendly guide, Yannis. It was the highlight of our stay. Strongly recommend this to anyone.

 

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Athens Insiders is terrific

 

We used them summer of 2014 and were totally smitten. One tour was an Athens "food tour." He took us to markets, a tripe soup place, various hidden gems -- and explained the food. Another was a tour focused on politics and youth culture (a request of ours). The tour guides were intelligent, friendly, very attuned to our interests. Also great ideas for what we should do on our own and where should we eat. We 100% recommend them.

 

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Honeymood visit

 

Just completed a tour withYannis at Athens Insiders at Aleria restaurant my newly wedded wife. My experience deserves a positive review. Just completed a four course wine pairing dinner. Menu customized to meet our demands. Involved an In-depth elaboration of entrees personally selected to represent Athens Cuisine. Our evening was filled with comfort, laughter, enjoyment, history of Athens food, cultural ingredients, and cutting cutting-edge food. Our tour encompassed a one on one tour showcasing the various restaurants of athens; stopping off by common bar for fine champagne; and enduring an eloaborate fine Culinary experience. A time we will never forget. Aleria restaurant is a hiden gem deserving of recognition from individuals serious about food. Yannis and Aleria staff delivered the world' s best customer service and athens experience.

 

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The true Insiders of Athens

 

we are glad we did, as this has been the highlight of our Athens stay. we had a morning food tour. We went through streets and places we would never visit on our own, that had a lively and real vibe Our guide was super fun and covering a great range of content from culinary traditions to culture, politics and everyday life of Greece. This is an excellent tour to understand the place you are at and the people. The amount of food offered is huge and enough to replace breakfast and lunch! I highly recommend it.

 

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Athens food tour

 

This 4 hours food tour in the streets of Athens was the highlight of our vacations in Greece. George our chef/guide was so passionate about Greek gastronomy, he is also a new friend. This food tour exceeded our expectations, in our last stop of the tour, we had the chance to have some cold cuts accompanied by the local spirit raki and make a thorough conversation about the current financial situation of Greece. At that point we realized that George apart from being a chef, he could tell us everything about the current political and financial situation of Greece, which was very much appreciated. Definitely recommend Athens Insiders, their guides are very well educated and professional.

 

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Great food tour

 

I booked a private tour with Athens Insiders. I am very interested in Greek gastronomy, since the Mediterranean diet is very famous in Georgia. The whole experience exceeded my expectations. We had so many tastings and our guide Giannis was very knowledgeable and he was able to answer to the most difficult questions. A definitely must do for all the people who like good guide.

 

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Food tour throughout Athens

 

My wife and I were on our honeymoon and had an amazing experience. We did a food tour in Athens (unfortunately don't remember our tour guide's name) and walked through the markets. Our guide showed us all the local cuisines and was very knowledgeable with all the food as he was a private chef. He also knew a lot about the history of the city.

 

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We had a fantastic culinary tour of Plaka, with Chef Georges!

 

The Flavors of Athens food tour with George was excellent. We got to taste pastries, Greek coffee, visit the market and taste more cheese and prosciutto-like delicacies. But we also understood how it all this food was prepared, the history of the shops as well as the cultural background. I have been many times to Athens and I learned much more than on any previous trip. A great thank you to George (Yorgos).

 

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Top marks Chef George!

 

This is an exceptionally good tour. George clearly knows all the good spots and can talk very knowledgeably, since he used to work as a chef. His English is fluent and he managed to cover politics, history, food and just about anything else you are keen to know about. We sampled souvlaki, doughnuts, Greek coffee, baklava with mastic ice-cream, nuts and Greek savoury pies. I recommend you have a very light breakfast. We also visited the meat and fish markets where George showed us the freshest of ingredients. What was perhaps more surprising was how well he was able to engage with my young children (six and nine). [...]''

 

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Athens Insiders Tours - Flavors of Athens with George - Exceptional!

 

Chef George took three on a four hour walking tour of Athens. It was exceptional in every way! By way of background, George was a private chef for several years so well versed in Greek cuisine and culture. Friendly, articulate and fluent in English, George led us through the streets of Athens as we visited restaurants, pastry shops, local meat and fish markets and spice galleries. All along the way he treated us to samples of Greece's wonderful cuisine with detailed explanations on ingredients and preparations. George added thoughtful historical details of the city and its surroundings along the way. We had an exceptional afternoon and highly recommend George and his Athens Insider Flavor of Athens tour.

 

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Chef George food tour

 

We decided to do the "food tour" and that was with chef George. I can honestly say I was not prepared for this surprise. I actually got a guide with a few common interests. Urban street art,music,style,hobbies and clearly food. He has a very educational back ground but is also a very fun and light hearted guide. He made it interesting. We made our stops,tried multiple "traditional" delights,and even got introduced to work of certain artists. Even took his time to help us as we walked through the market to negotiate an item at the market [...]''

 

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Highly insightful, fascinating, and delicious!

 

My wife and I went on the Acropolis and Flavor of Athens tour and loved it, despite the extremely hot sun. Both of our guides were able to answer any questions we had, whether it was about history, politics, the economy, food, or culture. Our food tour guide, George, led us through not only a rich gustatory journey but also interspersed historical, cultural, and political insights (don't get him started on the Greek soccer scene!) that kept our attention for the entire 5-6 hours. [...]''

 

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Food Tour

 

Our tour guide Yiannis was informative and educational as well as having great Food experience .. Bravo..

 

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Get George!

 

We did this as a private tour with just 4 of us and it was excellent! George was our guide, and he has multiple university degrees, plus he is a professional chef! His experience in fine dining and as a private chef really showed with his knowledge of the fresh meat and seafood markets where he showed is some excellent tips on how to make sure your purchasing fresh food as well he knows everyone! He is very passionate about the food and many other things which makes him an excellent guide. [...]''

 

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Food tour

 

We did a food tour of Athens with George and it was fantastic. Lasted about 5-6 hours and it was such a fun variety of foods that were able to enjoy in multiple settings. Everything from snacks, meals, treats, oils, seafood. Absolutely loved it and would recommend without hesitation.

 

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Chef George

 

Not only did George guide us through the most amazing food tour with savory delicacies and local favorites of his, he also educated us on great tips on selecting olive oils, best places for food, sweets, etc. but also great cooking tips since he was a chef and came in handy since my husband loves to cook. Better than we expected and had the best guide!

 

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Great tour great guide

 

We loved the tour and Ilektra was awesome.

Everyone says skip Athens that except the acropolis it’s a nothing city. Well this was a wonderful way to spend 4 hours. Great walk great talk and great food. Ilektra was a great guide knew so much history and even though it was 98 degrees it was a comfortable tour. Diverse great food and so many insights

So this tour is the best

 

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