Athens Food & Wine private guided Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

230903


Categories

Shopping, Local Experience, Food and Wine, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Greek (fluent), Spanish (basic), German (fluent), English (fluent), French (basic), Dutch (fluent)

Visit Athens' vibrant neighborhoods with specialist food guide


This Athens Food & Wine tour will take you to the colorful, trendy neighborhoods of Monastiraki, Psiri and the famous shopping street of Ermou. At Psiri you try delicatessen such as Loukoumades (pastries eaten for breakfast that are skillfully made on the spot), drink Greek coffee, sample Greek cured meat, smell the herbs that are used to make ouzo and hear the shouting of salesmen at the vibrant central food market. You will oftentimes get the feeling you are in an oriental bazaar. We could also visit the Athens flea/antique market in Monastiraki. There is more time to do great food & wine tasting in a fabulous delicatessen store where you buy Greek foods and wines from all over the country. Time for lunch in a restaurant of your choice! Traditional Greek Food or Ancient(!) Greek Food. After lunch time to shop: Greek style jewelry, pottery, statues, olive wood objects, Greek music CD's, Greek musical instruments, clothes, shoes, fur, leather items.

Itinerary

Start at your Athens hotel (if it is centrally located) or Monastiraki square. You are in the colorful, trendy neighborhood of Monastiraki. We visit the Athens flea/antique market here. At Psiri district next door you try "Loukoumades" and "Bougatsa" (pastries that are skillfully made on the spot), drink Greek coffee, sample Greek cured meat, smell the herbs that are used to make ouzo and hear the shouting of salesmen at the vibrant central food market-fresh fish and meat galore. You will get the feeling you are in an oriental bazaar. Next: great food & wine tasting in a fabulous delicatessen store where you buy Greek foods and wines from all over the country. Time for lunch in a restaurant of your choice! Traditional Greek Food. If you wish there is time to shop for souvenirs: Greek style jewelry, pottery, statues, olive wood objects, Greek musical instruments, clothes, or leather items.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We meet at either: Your Athens hotel lobby OR in front of "A for Athens Hotel" which is located at Monastiraki Square. (2-4, Miaouli Str., Monastiraki). You can reach the Monastiraki Square by taxi (20-30 min. drive from the port) or by public transporation (Monastiraki metro station)

End location: Your Hotel OR Monastiraki Square, Athens.

Duration: 5 hours

The food tour is not available on Sundays. On Sundays delicatessen stores tend to be closed. Also the Central meat fish and vegetable market will not be open on Sunday.

Transportation

We will be walking. Small distances.

What’s Included

Other: 5 hours of expert guiding, all of the food, delicatessen and wine tastings mentioned in various stores, a very complete lunch meal in a restaurant, drinks.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5 EURO - We may take a metro ride. This costs a few EURO p.p. No other local payments needed for this tour. Of course you can buy olive oil, wine, delicatessen if you wish but that is optional!

What’s Extra

Other: Metro tickets. Possible that we use the metro. This will cost a few EURO p.p. There is no need to purchase any extra items. If you want to buy souvenirs you can, but that is up to you.

A Recent Review of this tour

Everything about our time with Chantel and the food and wine tour was perfect. We learned so much, tasted so many different local foods, explored different neighborhoods and markets and felt like we spent the day with a very smart friend. I highly recommend this tour as a way to explore some different sides of the city.
Richard Magid

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Private tour guide Chantel K.

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