Ancient Flavors Food-Tasting Walk

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Get an authentic taste of ancient Greece in this special food walk that will travel you in the gastronomical wisdom of the ancient Greeks through flavors that have survived over thousands of years. 

The ancient Greek nutrition was characterized by its balance, as it included a rich variety of grains, fruits, vegetables and meats. Try our unique food walk and explore the streets of Athens while tasting appetizing treats that ancient Greeks used to enjoy. 


  • Enjoy a private walking experience to the city’s most authentic neighborhoods
  • Visit the city’s central food market
  • Discover unique specialty food stores
  • Gain an insight into ancient Greek gastronomy
  • Taste unique flavors that survive since antiquity

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. 

A 4-hour private walk including:
  • Hotel pick-up (for hotels within walking-distance from the tour’s location)
  • Sampling of local beverages and delicacies
  • Private services of a food wise guide
  • All taxes

  • Visit, guided tour and entry fees to any archaeological site
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Personal expenses
In the company of your specialized food-wise “Insider” guide, you will learn about the ancient Greek nutrition standards and the social and philosophical ideas that underlined them. A culinary walk would not be complete without a visit to the city’s vibrant central food market where local vendors exhibit their products from across the country. 

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!
  • Please note that on Sundays and on Public Holidays some elements of the tour might be unavailable (i.e. the central food market)

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” guides are thoroughly selected and trained, each one of them expert in his field
  • We always select the most suitable state-licensed “Insider” guide who matches your profile and interests

Ancient Flavors Food-Tasting Walk

Food tour and cooking class


We had a wonderful day touring the food market with George and learning about the selection process for meats and fishes. We followed the tour with a hands on cooking experience in a private home [...]


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Ancient Flavors Food-Tasting Walk

We loved the flavors of Athens Tour


"We really enjoyed our tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and took care of all our dietary preferences. He also showed us street art that we really enjoyed. Thank you for a wonderful and delicious afternoon!"



Ancient Flavors Food-Tasting Walk

The only way to see Athens!


"On our last full day we met Yannis Ninos- a chef with the ultimate respect and deep passion for Greek culture through food.

Our tour was beyond expectations. Yannis took us to the paces in Athens that are not just incredible food but tell the stories of the Greek cultural over the ages. His knowledge of the city and how people live and communicate was beyond anything [...]"


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Ancient Flavors Food-Tasting Walk

Walking food tour with Yannis Ninos!


"No words can describe our food adventure with Yannis Ninos! He knows so much about Greek culture, food & history! We tasted so many delicious greek foods! He is personable, funny & smart! The food is amazing! The tour of the shops &
Markets very interesting & everyone knew & loved him! I recommend!"



Ancient Flavors Food-Tasting Walk

Amazing Food/Drink Tour


"We had such a great time on our food/wine/beer tour! Our guide, Panos, was extremely knowledgeable about the local foods and drinks. We started at a small cafe for coffee and a cheese pie and followed it up with a few more hours of meats, cheeses, beers and wines and good times! We were able to set the pace and just enjoy it. Panos was a great guy to hang out with and an amazing musician. We didn’t get a live performance, but his music was playing at our final stop (a really nice wine bar)!! Highly recommend this tour!"



Ancient Flavors Food-Tasting Walk

Greek food explained by a chef!


"We had this tour with George over 5 hours and it was the most enjoyable way of getting to know the city. George was approachable, knowledgeable, friendly and a pleasure to tour with. He went out of his way just to make sure we were always comfortable. The food was plenty and pace was just right."



Ancient Flavors Food-Tasting Walk

Agree with previous commenters, great guides and very knowledgeable


My boyfriend and I went on the Flavors of Athens tour while visiting friends in Greece last month. We spent our first day or two seeing the sights and by day four we were looking for something different. Since we're foodies, we picked the above. Our guide, George, brought us to some fabulous locations and his affable personality made my day. Worth every penny!



Ancient Flavors Food-Tasting Walk

Thoroughly Enjoyable Afternoon Out


First and foremost, Athens Insiders did a great job of accommodating a last-minute tour request. I wouldn't have blamed them if they had decided to say "too bad, too late, maybe next time", but they worked with me throughout the day before my tour to customize the experience. Our guide, Yannis, was incredibly knowledgeable and an overall interesting guy. He showed us areas of the city we wouldn't have thought to explore otherwise and shared stories of Athen's past and present while helping us explore the Greek food scene. It was fun, relaxing, and we learned a lot.



Ancient Flavors Food-Tasting Walk


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