private food tour

Get a taste of the city, all to yourself

Sometimes you want a more exclusive experience while travelling. Something that caters specifically for what you want to see and do, if this is the case then a private Athens Food Tour with The Greek Kitchen is the perfect thing for you, your friends and your family.

We have a set itinerary that goes beyond the Athens Food Tour with added extras and inclusions. Is there something you've heard of that you want to taste, or to buy? Perhaps you'd like to shop for the finest olive oils but don't know where to start? Let us know when you book and we will arrange it for you.

From the bustling halls of Athens Central Market to the packed streets that surround it and beyond to green squares, traditional bakeries and a feast of Greek Mezze at a fantastic taverna where generations of one family have kept its soul alive and the oven filled with amazing food!

itinerary

  • A guided tour of Athens' Central Market District and the Psirri neighbourhood with a fantastic local host.

  • The chance to meet local traders and shop keepers while tasting your way through a range of excellent local produce.

  • Learn about food in Greek life and culture; almonds from Northern Greece, pistachios from Aegina Island, seasonal fruits from around Greece and traditional treats like spoonsweets.

  • Stop at a century old traditional coffee house for a cup of freshly made Greek Coffee, watch as it's prepared and cooked in hot sand.

  • Get to grips with olive oil and honey with an in-depth tasting session at a fabulous gourmet food store where you'll get to see the amazing range of produce available here in Athens: It's a great way to help you decide on the products you want to take home and open you up to lots of new ideas!

  • Explore the halls of Varvakious where meat, fish and all kinds of Mediterranean seafood has been traded since the 1800's. You'll definitely want your camera here!

  • Visit independent traders in their stores where herbs, spices and dry goods from Greece and around the world. Stop off in a traditional 'cava' for a tasting class of local liquors and learn which fantastic Greek dishes to enjoy them with.

  • Greece has world famous cheeses, there are so many produced around this tiny nation, all with their own unique elements and flavours. Taste a range of cheeses and cured meats in one of our favourite shops.

  • Head to the Psirri neighbourhood to check out the bars and cafes that line the streets and squares, get stuck into some iconic Greek baked goods.

  • Enjoy a late morning refresher at the Athens Flea Market with a refreshing locally made Greek yoghurt ice cream.

  • End the tour with a Greek Mezze lunch in a traditional family-run taverna with included wine or beer and a round of raki, an amazing liquor produced in Crete.

  • Let us know if there is something special and food related that you want to experience and we will make sure that it's on your tour (provided it's available in Greece, of course!).

details

  • Tours are Monday - Saturday:
    from 0900 - 1200

  • Meeting point: The Greek Kitchen, Athinas Street 36

  • Walking time: approx. 2.5 hours

  • All tastings, pre-booked Greek Mezze lunch with a half litre of local wine or a local beer and a shot of digestive liquor per person are included in the price. Please let the host know if you want to purchase extra.

  • The Athens Food Tour is led by a highly experienced local with excellent knowledge of the area, Greek cuisine and local history.

  • We are very happy to welcome people with most dietary requirements, please let us know in advance so that we can prepare alternatives.

  • Minimum age is 7 years old

  • Single travellers welcome with no extra charges

  • Maximum group size 10. Please email us for larger group information.

  • Please arrive 5mins before the start time of your tour as we always leave on time, wear comfortable clothes and bring water/sunscreen/hat in the summer

  • All major credit cards and PayPal accepted

  • Advance payment only. Please see terms and conditions for the finer details.

private athens food tour

monday-saturday: 0900-1200

€80/under 16's go free