Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

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A sense-provoking walk with insights into Greek gastronomy and the local food culture
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Learn all about the tastes Athenians cherish and indulge in a bountiful assortment of appetizing sweet and savory local delicacies and drinks with our food-wise guide.

Discover small shops, explore the city’s central food market and find out for yourself what the Greek food culture is really like.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a walk in the city’s most authentic neighborhoods
  • Visit Athens central food market
  • Discover unique specialty food stores
  • Sample a rich selection of sweet and savory local delicacies-enough to replace lunch
  • Learn about the Greek 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 – enough to replace lunch
  • Private services of a  food-wise guide
  • All taxes

Exclusions
  • Visit, guided tour, and entry fees to any archeological site
  • Personal expenses
For the average resident of Athens food is much more than simple sustenance. It is a hobby, a topic of conversation, an endless passion.
During our food walk you will get to taste the treats which Athenians enjoy as part of their daily life, as well as gain insights into the development of our cooking methods, our recipes and culinary traditions.

Indulge in mouth-watering sweet and savory delicacies, enough to replace lunch. You will get acquainted with traditional recipes, emblematic products such as olives, artisan pies, Greek Souvlaki, Loukoumades, charcuterie and cheeses, dry fruits and nuts, Greek coffee, discovering appetizing and unforgettable tastes. You will also enjoy one of Greece’s most famous beverages, the freshly-ground Greek coffee.

You will be visiting dedicated artisans that have perfected their recipes over the decades, as well as specialized food stores sourcing the best products from all over Greece. A culinary experience in Athens would not be complete without a visit to the city’s vibrant central food market where local vendors exhibit their produce from across the country.

With this sense-provoking walk you will discover all of the above with our friendly and knowledgeable food-wise guide. Furthermore, we can assist you with buying whatever tasty souvenirs you may want to take back home.

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 “Insider” guide who matches your profile and interests

Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

An Amazing Experience and Absolute Must

 

Our group of 10 had the absolute best time on our food tour with our guide, Yiannis Ninos. He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the local flavors in Athens. It was a highlight of the trip for everyone in our group [...]

Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Great Sites and Great Food

 

This was a unique tour that we decided to do spur of the moment and WOW are we glad we went. Found some wonderful spots for food and learned alot about local culture in the process. Highly recommend 

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Athens Through A Chef’s Eyes

 

We feel very fortunate to experience this Monday morning tour by George, an experienced chef. Five interesting and delicious hours visiting carefully selected shops, restaurants and the main market [...]

 

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Fantastic Food Tour

 

Today we had the most amazing food tour I have yet to experience. Iaonnis Ninos was professional, engaging guide we could have asked for. He took us to his local favorite shops, markets, restaurants [...]

 

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Fabulous!

 

Loved this tour! Fabulous guide and wonderful food. If you take this tour (and you should) be sure to go hungry! The guide was wonderful and will take you to the best places for the best Greek food - places you wouldn’t find unless you were a native

 

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Absolutely loved! Yannis Ninos was the BEST

 

The flavors of Athens tour has been the best tour I’ve ever been on in a city. The food was out of this world and our guide, yannis ninos, had the best recommendations [...]

 

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Wonderful Flavors of Athens Food Tour!

 

We just completed a Flavor of Athens Food Tour with 6 couples who we are very close friends. Our group has varied tastes in food and drink and this tour exceeded all of our expectations! [...]

 

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Flavors of Athens

 

"Our family of 4 took the Flavor of Athens Tour with Chef Yorgos as soon as we hit the ground in Athens. Yorgos has deep experience in the food scene having spent many years as a both a fine dining chef and a private chef in the Greek islands. You could not find a better insider to show you [...]"

 

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Much Better than Expected

 

"I was afraid this was going to be a lot of over-eating and I had already been doing that for 2 weeks. George did a great job! It was a perfect combination of small tastes, local food knowledge and walking the streets of Athens. We began at a charming small coffee shop to taste Greek coffee, frappe, teas, orange cake and baklava. [...]"

 

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Flavors of Athens Tour

 

"WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!!! George our guide was very personable, attentive and knowledgeable about the navtive foods, spices, etc of Greece. He took us on a private guided tour to authentic coffee, food, and various meat, seafood and spice markets. 5 hrs flew by. Highly recommend!!"

 

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Private tour with Yorgos

 

"My mother and I spent a day and a half in Athens on the way to Ikaria. I knew that after flying overnight, we'd struggle to rally and explore well. I set us up with a private curated tour with Athens Insiders, and it was the best decision we could have made. After asking us a series of questions about our interests and goals, they tailored an experience that was perfect for us. [...] "

 

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Delicious Food and Engaging Guide

 

"Every bite was delicious, from the morning coffee to the lunchtime souvlaki. As we walked together, we tasted and learned so much about authentic Greek cuisine (fish, fruits and vegetables, and especially spices) from our guide, George. As a chef, he was so knowledgeable - and he clearly had great relationships with all of the vendors and restaurants we visited. Highly recommend."

 

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Thumbs up for Yannis!

 

"We had the luck to have Yannis Ninos with us during the last day of our vacations in Athens! No words can describe our experience with Yannis, an extremely qualified, friendly and passionate about greek food chef! We visited the best places in the center of Athens and enjoyed fantastic flavors that made us feel locals for these 4 hours! If you visit Athens, this walk is a must! Remember to ask for Yannis!"

 

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Flavors of Athens Tour

 

"Our group had a fantastic taste of Greek cuisine along with a wonderful tour through Athen’s Central Market. Thank you Chief George for sharing your Wealth of information on Greek food culture. You are a wonderful guide."

 

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 Fabulous afternoon

 

Loved our walking tour of Athens. Chef George guided us through a series of authentic Greek restaurants and markets. He was knowledgeable and so personable.

 

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Awesome Adventure

 

Chef George gave us a delicious food tour of Athens! We experienced a bit of Athens culture and food

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Good Food & Great Guide!

 

"My mother and i had a great experience on our food walking tour! our guide Ilektra was wonderful & made the whole tour feel very personalized - I had mentioned I was a history nerd and she went out of her way to take us around some historical sites in between our food stops - she was very knowledgable about the city and [...]"

 

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Best Tour in Greece!

 

"I had the pleasure of having the first tour on my trip to Greece with Yannis Ninos. I was glad to have had this tour on my first day there because he gave me a great introduction to the different kinds of foods that I later encountered in the rest of my trip. Because of this tour, I felt comfortable knowing what I was ordering in restaurants and [...]"


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Delicious way to see Athens

 

"George's walking tour of delicious Athens food was terrific. As a professional chef, his knowledge of food and cooking really added to the experience. We ate a lot of marvelous Greek food and heard the back stories. Also saw and learned about some secondary ancient sites along the walk. We did the tour the afternoon of the day we arrived in Athens, so the market was closed, but the four places we visited and the discussions along the way made it a great intro to Greece.[...]"

 

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Steve

 

"George was a delight. He made accommodations for my wife’s gluten allergy and for the fact that I was having a stomach ache. All the food was great and George’s commentary and knowledge of both Athens/Greece and the US was amazing."

 

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Wonderful Tour

 

"Don't skip this one. Our tour guide Electra was amazing. A native Athenian, she was a wealth of knowledge on every area we walked through as well as the details, variations, and history of the foods we tried. Greek coffee, baklava, pies, meze... All delicious. Electra was also very flexible and generous with us. We made a few stops off the tour (at my request), [...]"

 

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Eating with a Rock Star!

 

"Our food tour with Yannis Ninos was not only the highlight of our vacation in Greece, but also one of the most incredible experiences in our life!
With more than 5 hours of walking, eating and discussing about every aspect of the greek culture, we felt like really greek locals! [...]"

 

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Outstanding Experience!!

 

"Chef George was our personal Athens Food Tour Guide! He is an experienced Chef that is passionate about food. He took us to some fantastic restaurants and explained what makes Greek food distinct and unique. Traditional Svoulaki was a favorite for us. The Orange Pie (like a cake) was mouth-watering ~ I can’t seem to forget the orange blossom aroma and sweet citrus flavor. George is an awesome conversationalist and could talk [...]"

 

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Excellent Food Tour with Yannis!

 

"This walking food tour of Athens was fantastic with the energetic, friendly, and informative chef Yannis Ninos! We tasted so much wonderful foods, all while exploring the vibrant city of Athens. From nuts and dried fruits to Greek coffee and sweets, pies, and traditional foods like souvlaki and moussaka. We left the tour completely full of delicious Greek foods,[...]"

 

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Food tour

 

"Our walking gastronomic tour was really superb . Starting at a local gourmet foodstore . Walking around the Plaka & experiencing the local traditional food , wine & ouzo. Our tour guide George was informative, fun & very knowledgeable. Thank you George for a memorable day."

 

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Beyond Expectations!

 

"The walking food tour was outstanding. Our guide, Panos, did a great job sharing his enjoyment for good food and his city. We visited areas of the city and sampled the best of Athens’ cuisine we wouldn’t have found by ourselves. I highly recommend this tour."

 

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Flavors of Athens

 

"This tour was great! Not just the food but walking the area like a local and feeling the neighborhood. Our guide, George, a chef, was brilliant! So good with food pairings with drinks and the Greek philosophy of eating. So knowledgeable, I feel we should get at least three college credits for this tour. George was really great and we would recommend this tour to everyone!! Did I mention LOTS of food and drink?!!"

 

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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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Perfect food tour with an exceptional guide! Way better than expected.

 

"George was fantastic. What a great way to wander through the neighborhoods, learning not only about the excellent cuisine and tasting great stuff, but also a bit of culture, history, and cool facts about Athens. Never felt rushed and never a dull moment. [...]"

 

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Amazing food tour with George!

 

Our family did a private food tour with George. We were ages 21-80 and everyone loved it! We learned so much and he took us to great restaurants and the market. I highly recommend you ask for George and take this tour!

 

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Great Food and Market Tour

 

"Our group had a great time accompanying Chef George throughout the Plaka and market areas. We visited a lot of places that we would likely have missed and got a real sense of the best Athens has to offer. George adjusted his tour based on our interests and our ability to keep eating. This was no small sample excursion, there were many things to taste and [...]"

 

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One of the highlights of our trip!

 

"We were not looking forward to traipsing around Athens, (the Plaka, we thought) especially with my wife having a sore foot but how wrong we were. This was one of most memorable afternoons of our 14-day trip to Greece. Yorgos (George) was so knowledgeable and engaging about food in general and the very unique ways Greeks enjoy flavors. He introduced us to [...]"

 

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Amazing Experience!

 

"Our group of 6 was led on the Flavors of Athens tour by George. He is a chef by trade and passionate and super knowledgeable about the food and flavors of Greece! He met us at our hotel and took us all around the neighborhoods of Athens to taste everything from breakfast through dinner. Come hungry! [...]"

 

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Best food tour

 

George was fantastic, probably the best tour guide we ever had. On our cruise from Venice to Athens, we had a private tour in every port, by far he was the best. Personable, funny and very knowledgeable.

 

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Great tour and great guide

 

"It was a tremendous experience to explore the food with Chef George, George get well experienced and very impressive on his passion on exploring good food in Athens, every restaurant and food that he brings to us is absolutely amazing and impressive. Thanks for George and Athens insiders, we all happy with the tour!! [...]"

 

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The Food Tour was the Icing On the Cake in Athens

 

"Yargos (George) is a professional chef who knows how to introduce you to the foods of Greece. He added his knowledge of the history of Athens as well as taking you to the local market. Our tour included a tasting of different olive oils as well as understanding how to buy the best; a stop in the Miran Charcuterie to taste cold meats and cheeses; [...]"

 

Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Had an amazing time led by the best tour guide ever

 

"The Athens Insiders Tour I took with my family was the best tour I've ever been on. Not only was the tour itself fantastic and interesting, but our tour guide, George, was spectacular. George was extremely friendly, very knowledgeable, and intrinsically motivated to help my family have the best time possible. While we signed up for the food tour, our family decided last minuted that we wanted to see more history than food so George happily tailored our tour to what [...]"

 

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Excellent way to experience Athens

 

"Our guide, Chef George, was outstanding. He met us at our hotel in the morning and we spent the next 6 hours getting to know the origins of Greek gastronomy. George took us on a behind the scenes tour of restaurants, shops and the Varvakios market. These are places the average tourist could never experience on their own. It was a wonderful experience. I recommend it for anyone who loves food and [...]"

 

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Nice afternoon with Yorgos (George)

 

My wife and I spent 5 hours with George, sampling different local foods. He's engaging, funny and very knowledgeable. Totally enjoyable.

 

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Amazing food tour with outstanding guide

 

"After having been to Greece multiple times, I thought I would know the Greek cuisine. But as I am a foodie, I still booked a private 'Flavors of Athens Food Tour' and it blew me away. Not only was my guide a chef (Chef George), he also knows every secret little restaurant or shop.
I had the opportunity to try EVERYTHING. From sea food meze, olives and nuts to dried fruits, doughnuts and Spanakopita. It was an amazing experience.[...]"

 

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One of the Best Food Tours!

 

"One of the best walking food tours we've experienced. Chef George (Yourgos) took two of us on a 7 hour walking tour through the center of Athens. The food tour was so fun and super interesting. We learnt so much about the culture, history and traditions (coffee ritual!). We sampled 7 different items, all of which were top-quality, fresh and locally sourced. The portions were so generous [...]"

 

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Chef Yorgos (others call him “George”) gives an awesome Athens food tour!

 

"Yorgos guided us through the city streets and meat and seafood market of Athens on a wonderful food tour today. It was an incredible time to be here when the locals were hand picking their lamb for the Easter holiday. The market was crowded and festive and Yorgos treated us to special visits to places we never would have found on our own. [...]"

 

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A real insight into the flavours of Athens with George

 

"I travel a lot for work, leisure and I'm also a travel writer/blogger. I would rank this tour as one of the best I have ever experienced. My blog concentrates on authentic experiences and you can't get more authentic than going on a food tour with a trained chef in his home city! My husband and I opted for a private experience and i have to say George was very personable and his knowledge of his craft was impressive.[...]"

 

Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Chef George was amazing

 

"We went on a private Flavors of Athens tour with chef George on Dec 31, 2017. We have a 9 year old and a 19 year old who also attended. The tour was a 5 hours walking tour and we stopped into multiple local establishments, tasting favorite Greek foods and getting a detailed explanation of each. Chef George also explained Greek coffee tradition and which olive oils are best.[...]"

 

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Amazing Walking Tour Experience

 

"George was our private guide for the day and he was incredibly personable, fun and extremely knowledgeable. He shared some amazing food and coffee with us in some very quaint and popular spots in Athens. But, in addition, he was very knowledgeable about the history of Greece, and well-informed about the local politics. He was so interesting and so energetic. We didn't want the day to end! One of the best experiences of our trip to Athens. Thank you!" [...]''

 

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Living in Athens and learning new things.....

 

"I am living in Athens very close to the center (walk distance). This was a corporate activity for a small group of people from 2 different companies part of a common business team...., that ends up to be one of the most interesting (to be modest) experience.
Although I am almost everyday in the Center, which I really love it, I saw things that never notice before or learned few new.....[...]"

 

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Fantastic tour guide...

 

"George was a fantastic tour guide and not only knowledgeable about food but also Athens and Greece, it's history and the culture. We went to areas that we wouldn't have found ourselves, sampling delicious Greek food along the way, exploring markets, cafes, bakeries and restaurants. A real insight into living and working in Athens in 2017."

 

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The best way to see, hear, feel and taste a city.

 

For anyone who wants to experience a city the locals way. Athens insiders was a real treat. Athens is not an easy city to negotiate if you are new to it. The guys took on what I wanted to see, hear, feel and taste and gave me the full works.
I loved it. Would definatley use them again and look forward to them expanding to other cities. This should be the way forward for tourism. No more drudgery and tourist trails, instead unique hand picked passage tailored to suit the individuals needs.

 

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Lovely food tour in Athens

 

This tour exceeded our expectations. We usually do not like to book tours, we are experienced travelers and we like to explore our destinations by ourselves. However since we consider ourselves foodies we decided to give this tour a try. It was an absolute surprise. The tour was very well planned, we sampled a great variety of Greek products and delicacies in the center of Athens, we visited the central market, and finished the tour tasting some amazing Greek spirits! Our guide, George [...]''

 

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Foodie Treat

 

Yannis was at our hotel at the agreed upon time. At first we were a bit taken aback as he came with a TShirt and back pack, no badge but not to worry, that was the start of a wonderful 4hours. We walked from store to coffee shop to pastry to souvlaki to greek deli to ice cream shop to grocery to central market and on and on. It was remarkable and fantastic. Yannis took us to places that have been in business for over 100 yeaqrs and all within blocks of our hotel yet we would have walked right by them. Each place had a specialty from sausages to ice cream. Yasou Yannis!!!

 

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Discovering Athens 

 

We are a couple visiting Athens for the first time and we were fortunate enough to have chosen Athens Insiders to show us around the city. During our stay in Athens we met with them twice. We had the 4 hours orientation walk around Athens which was as informative as we would like and also very relaxed and enjoyable due to our lovely guide Giannis. He was a well educated young man, who took us to all the must-sees of Athens but also to some –off track- hidden places. [...]''

 

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So pleasantly surprised

 

We took the culinary food walk and our guide, George, was the best. Knowledgeable, patient and so professional. A tour, very well planned and amazingly executed. Thank you George and Anthia.

 

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Even better than the first time!

 

Having used Athens insiders on my last visit 3 yrs ago, I had no qualms going with them again.
We had a wonderful day with Natalie, wandering the narrow streets under the Acropolis......informative, colourful, great food/drink and can wholeheartedly recommend the team to anyone contemplating a visit here!!

 

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An Amazing Experience

 

We were lucky enough to have booked Athens Insiders for two tours while on our honeymoon in Athens: The Flavors of Athens and Divine Delphi.

Both were absolutely amazing. Every single detail that we could have thought of was planned out and the food chosen throughout was perfect. We learned so much about the history and culture. It was also great having such knowledgable guides showing us around and giving us a different view of the sites. George was aboslutely amazing and hilarious as well. [...]''

 

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Best walking food tour ever!

 

My husband and I came to Athens for our honeymoon. We had the "Flavors of Athens" four-hour private walking tour. It was amazing! Our guide George was a chef and a Greece native. We cannot say enough about him. He tailored our experience to things we were interested in. As we were passing certain historical sites, he gave us a brief explanation at each one, which we loved! He took us to the local pastry shop, a Greek coffee shop where we were able to watch how Greek coffee is made. He had us try different types of olive oils and explained how it's made and how to tell what really good olive oil is [...]''

 

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Amazing! One of the BEST experiences of our lives.

 

This is the best way to get a personalized taste of the authentic Athens. We did a private half- day food tour. Stop what you're doing and book this tour right now! You won't regret it. Our tour guide Yorgos, met my wife and I at our hotel and we walked to a nearby bakery to sample some Greek spinach and cheese filo pastries. Everything we tasted was delicious. He picked out the best items on all the menus for us to sample. What we really enjoyed was very few of the restaurants had any English on their menus or signs, and we didn't see any English-speaking tourists, so we knew the restaurants were very authentic. [...]''

 

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Best experience of Athens

 

We were hesitant to do this tour- as we really wanted to get to Mykonos early, but I am so glad that our travel agent insisted that we did this. We did the food tour and it was so beyond amazing. Our guide was phenomenal!!! This might have been one of our favorite experiences of our entire 2 week Greek vacation. We tried many local food items which weren't flooded with tourists. I had the best gyro of my entire life! We got to see the meat market, veggie market, and so much more. [...]''

 

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Food, culture, and beauty in Athens.

 

We just returned from a 10 day Mediterranean cruise. Our last stop was in Athens. We prefer private tours verses large group tours that typical on ships. After researching some options for our day in Athens on trip advisor I came across the Athens Insiders Walking Food Tour. We love to eat and learn about the culture so we decided to pre-book it before leaving for our trip. We are so glad we did. We had a fantastic guide, Aggelos, who met us at our designated place and time and off we went [...]''

 

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Amazing Food Tour

 

My husband and I did a food tour with George (Georgios). It was paced perfectly between stops and very informative. It felt like you were on an Anthony Bourdain show where a guide gives both food and cultural lessons. Additionally, as George is a professional chef, he also taught general culinary skills such as how to tell if a fish was fresh, a melon ripe, and other helpful tips for when shopping for fresh produce. [...]''

 

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Perfect

 

The Athens Insiders were all great. We experienced the Acropolis Guided and Flavors of Athens food tour. Our guides Eleni and Yorgos were so knowledgeable and super friendly we just loved every minute of the tour.

 

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Athens Food Tour .... A Must!

 

Our travel agent planned this into our trip and I'm glad he did. The 4 hour walking tour took us to local markets and neighborhoods in Athens that locals shop and eat at. It provided a true insiders look of Athens.

 

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Best way to start our vacation

 

Eleni and George, our tour guides, were absolutely amazing. The walking tour was the best way to start off our vacation. My husband and I enjoy both food and history and this was the perfect combination. If you don't have much time in Athens and want to really see and taste the city, this is the best way to do it. I would highly recommend this tour.

 

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CHEF GEORGE IS THE BEST!!!

 

Amazing personal tour of athens food, with great appreciation of american rock music which was awesome!! He's a former chef and was able to give us all the working knowledge of the true athens food experience - several different locations including, local markets, coffee shops, meat, cheese and olives; fish and meat market and of course amazing street food. Chef George ALL THE WAY!!! Thanks man

 

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Wonderful tours by Athens Insiders

 

This is a terrific company. Yiannis appeared at our hotel on time, of course, and took us around Plaka and more of the old part of Athens on what was billed as a food tour, but it was much more than that. Yiannis is extremely knowledgeable (and very friendly). He took us to places where we could sample authentic local food, all the while explaining the origins of the local specialties and the historic context. Warning: the morning of the food tour, don't eat breakfast! [...]''

 

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Food tour of central Athens, great way to learn about the culture and history of the city.

 

My family of five spent five hours with George, walking through the central part of Athens, stopping at shops, cafes and the wholesale food market to sample olive oils, coffee, spanakopita, baclava, souvlaki and other treats. The tour was very interesting and George made it really fun with his enthusiasm for great food and commentary about Greek history and culture. I recommend this tour if you are interested in seeing something different in Athens and/or love Greek cuisine.

 

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Flavors of Athens Food tour with Athens Insiders was Fabulous!

 

Highly recommend the food tour with George! He is charming, funny and well versed in all things food and Athens. We enjoyed learning about olives and olive oil and learning more about the delicious food of Greece. He didn’t mind deviating a little from the tour topic of food to answer questions about the City or it’s history. He goes above and beyond to make his tour an outstanding experience. Thanks!

 

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Flavors of Athens Food Tour

 

We toured with Maria, and it was absolutely the best thing we did while in Athens! Worth every penny. It was like having a local friend who knew all the best spots to take us to! She was friendly and knowledgeable, catered the tasting to our preferences, and spent more time with us than was planned. And we walked the streets of Athens like a local. It was a beautiful experience. A must do!!

 

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Amazing Day!

 

My wife and I did this tour/cooking class with George and his team and it was amazing! We walked through the market and learned how to pick the best meat/fish. Then we went and cooked a traditional Greek meal with them, which was also amazing. The best part of the whole day is that they were relatable, we talked about sports, Ancient Greece, Modern Greece, and everything in between. It was 100% an amazing day and highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Athens!

 

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Day 1 - Set the scene for an incredible holiday

 

Greeted by our own guide Alex who has a Masters in history, the 8am start was brilliant as we bypassed the crowd to walk straight into the Acropolis. Alex told us more about history than I had absorbed in my whole life, and brought the experience alive! [...]''

 

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Food tour with Chef George

 

We met Chef George in Plaka directly after our tour of the ruins. He introduced himself and our first stop was a little cafe for coffee and early morning desserts. We talked about American mobster movies while he taught us all about Greek coffee traditions while sampling desserts from the area. After that as we walked to the markets we talked about past and present culture of Athens. Arriving at the meat market we were able to see all the fresh meat and fish available to buy. [...]''

 

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Athens street tour

 

Had a wonderful day touring the streets of Athens with our new friend Panos! His knowledge and passion were evident throughout this special day! We highly recommend him for a unique glimpse of this special city

 

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Outstanding - Flavors of Athens walking tour

 

We recently took the walking Flavors of Athens tour. Our guide was Yannis, an architectural, history, religious, chef. What a four-hour tour - it ended too soon.

Yannis took us to his favorite local stops:
• First dried nuts and fruits, candies
• Second, a street stand for Koulouri, sort of a Greek bagel. Apparently, Greeks have coffee at home and stop for these on the way to work.[...]''

 

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Experience Greek food culture up close!

 

We were on the way with our guide Panos, who gave us insights into the Greek eating and drinking culture. First we were on a quiet roof terrace, where we tasted Greek coffee, olive oil and honey. Then we had puff pastry delicacies filled with feta, meat and spinach. Later we visited a market where we tasted olives, meat and fish. Then we visited an Armenian restaurant, which had feta, figs and various types of meat and sausage products. Later there was the typical Greek dish souvlaki and finally we tried baklava with ice cream in a small pastry shop. All in all, we were very satisfied with the tour and our very friendly guide Panos. I highly recommend the tour to everyone.

 

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Super duper great tour

 

We were traveling with our guide Panos. He showed us unique glimpses of Greek cuisine. We were allowed to try everything from authentic Greek coffee to freshly fished fish. Panos designed the tour according to our wishes. I can only recommend the tour.

 

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Flavor explosion seasoned with unique insights into Greek life!

 

First we went to see the Acropolis on our own and then met up with our guide Panos. First he took us to a hidden coffee shop with a cozy roof terrace and there we tasted different types of honey and olive oils over a cup of Greek coffee. The calm in this actually very lively city was heavenly. Then we continued towards the city center, where we tasted delicious bites of puff pastry that were prepared in front of our eyes and filled with feta, chicken or spinach. Then we went to the central food market, where Panos, who reports on life in Athens all the time, let us taste some types of olives. In a small, hidden place between the meat and fish market, there were small samples that tasted very tasty. [...]''

 

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A real insight into the flavours of Athens with George

 

I travel a lot for work, leisure and I'm also a travel writer/blogger. I would rank this tour as one of the best I have ever experienced. My blog concentrates on authentic experiences and you can't get more authentic than going on a food tour with a trained chef in his home city! My husband and I opted for a private experience and i have to say George was very personable and his knowledge of his craft was impressive. I have endorsed this tour on my blog (be-lavie.com) and would recommend and commend Athens Insiders in putting this tour together.

 

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The perfect start to a trip to Athens

 

Right at the beginning of our Athens trip we booked the "Flavors of Athens Tour". It was the ideal introduction to get to know this city away from the tourist hype. Guide George took us for 4 hours in an extremely relaxed and informative way and showed us wonderful places like the oldest café in town, a bakery from 1910 or other places where the Greeks and not the tourists go. And cost something here and try something there - that was fun. Gladly again on your next visit to Athens.
 
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Perfect connoisseurs of the city

 

Backyard cult cafes, really original craftsmen and hidden little shops, a picture book tavern, the most exotic corners of the market area, good wine, narrow streets - in just a few hours, Anthia and Alexis, as true insiders, gave us an insight into Athens how we couldn't have won it ourselves in weeks. And quickly and professionally provided contacts for our work that it was a real pleasure! Hats off!

 

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Incredible experience to discover the flavors of Greece!

 

I came to Greece on vacation for a few weeks and feel free to do this tour to get to know the real Greek food. Without this tour I don't think it would have been possible to try all the food and without them I would not have found the restaurants and hidden places in Athens. A 100% recommended tour!

 

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Excellent tour to know the true Greek flavor!

 

I was a few weeks in Greece and I decided that I needed to take a gastronomic tour in the city to know the true essence of Mediterranean food and from there I found this tour on Trip Advisor, I decided to sign up and it was the best of the best. Our tour guide (George) really made me fall in love with Greek food. He taught us what a typical breakfast is like in Greece, how to prepare Greek coffee, the difference between souvlaki, [...]''

 

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magical experience with Yannis Ninos

 

No words can describe our food tourism experience with Yannis Ninos, an extremely qualified, friendly and passionate about Greek food and history, guide! We visited the best local places in the center of Athens and enjoyed fantastic flavors that made us feel like locals for these four hours! If you visit Athens, this food tour is a must! Remember to ask for Yannis!

 

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Incredible Tour!

 

Panos was available for any request from us and from the beginning it left us totally at ease and gave us lots of tips about the city, such as where to have lunch and a drink. All the food we tried during the tour was fantastic. immense for those who want to spend an active afternoon on the streets of Athens and want to get to know Greek gastronomy.

 

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great excursions athens

 

Flavors of Athens and walking tits. I have been able to experience these two fantastic excursions / experiences. To get to know Athens from a culinary point of view. Fantastic. Great people and incredibly professional. An absolute must.

 

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Great tour and excellent service!

 

A week before I went to Greece, I booked a food tour at Athens Insiders because I wanted my 10 and 12 year old daughters to have more fun. The guide of the food tour brought us very practical knowledge and delicious food. We increased our knowledge and tasted Greek food, which was very happy. If you and your family travel to Greece, I highly recommend Athens Insiders' Food Tour.

 

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