Greek Loukoumades donuts

Gourmet Walk in Athens , Athens

Discover the hidden gastronomic spots in Athens


Sample the edible delights of Athens during this four-hour gourmet tasting tour. Your guide — an expert on both Greek cuisine and the city's gastronomic history — will take you on a walking tour of Athens' cafés, markets, delicatessens, and street food haunts. Learn about the city's culinary heritage as you sample sweet donuts, Greek bread, and regional cheeses, all washed down with local wine and finished off with a traditional Greek coffee.


  • Sample spanakopita in a centuries-old café
  • Wind your way around the bustling Varvakios Agora market
  • Try custard-filled filo squares in a traditional pastry shop

Know before you go

4 hours
Recommended for
All ages
Small group, 9 people or less
Food & Drink
Food and drink samples

What you'll do

Meet your guide at Monastiraki Square, located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in the heart of the city, and begin your four-hour excursion by foot. 

You will make your first stop at a centuries-old café where you will sample your first Greek specialty of the day: Spanakopita (spinach pie). Afterward, pass by a pastry shop and try loukoumades (custard-filled filo squares doused in syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon and walnuts). All the while, hear the origin stories of these Greek specialties and stories about the city. 

Another bakery comes next, after which you'll move on to savories at a local cheese store. Try some traditional Greek cheeses, then head to Varvakios Agora—a bustling meat and fish market. Your guide will help you navigate the walkways flanked by colorful stalls until you reach a traditional coffee stall where you will taste homegrown Greek coffee, made in a small copper pot. 

Continue to some hidden specialty food shops and buy fresh fruit, olives, cheese, ham, and other deli produce. Wind your way to a small souvenir shop where you will have time to buy your friends and family gifts. While there, you will also sample Greek yogurt, local wine, aged, aromatized vinegar, organic olive oil, and honey. 

You will finish your tour by wandering down Evripidou Street. Famous for its herbs and spices since the early 20th century, this street is where you will enjoy your final tasting before circling back to Monastiraki Square. 

Start times

  • Daily
    10:00 am, 2:00 pm

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Food and drink samples

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