Randall RiffleUnited States
Marina was awesome! Pros: she was on time, great with family (12 & 14 YO), sense of humor, accommodating, high energy, took us to local shops for tastings (Olive Oil, Honey, Coffee), took us to a restaurant from Crete (where she spent some of her path that was excellent) & fun Improvements: the day before our trip- she emailed that she wanted to move the tour to later in the day and if that didn't work - we could cancel for a refund or maybe switch. A week before - ok - a day before - too short.
Steven RogersUnited States
Marina was a lot of fun. She took us to really interesting places and we sampled a lot of different things. We ended up going back to some of them. She introduced us to a great restaurant for dinner. She really knows food and you will see things you couldn't know otherwise. She also has a lot to tell you about other historic sites along the way, that we heard from no one else. We loved it. It was great!
A great tour customized for us by Marina. This was a welcome break from historic Athens to see a bit of the real Athens and the food culture. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark!
Tim SimpsonUnited States
We had an excellent time on the food walk through Athens, she was very informative and let us sample a little of everything that was traditional and to our preferences. We went from breakfast to late lunch with lots of little bites in between. I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys good cuisine
David DycusUnited States
We had never been on a food tour before and it was well worth it. This was one of the best experiences we had in Greece! Marina knew so much about the food and culture of Greece and you could see and feel her enthusiasm for sharing that with others. We had small kids with us (7 and 6 years old) and she kept them both engaged. I highly recommend this tour to anyone that wants to get a taste of Athens and Greece!
William Q.United States
Marina was very generous with her time and took us to many spots we would never have found without her. She knows food and she knows her city! We really didn't need to eat for the rest of the day, but we did any way, because she gave us restaurant suggestions as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William, it was so lovely meeting you and seeing around the food and culture of Athens! Hope you enjoy all the restaurant recommendations!
Steven SpagnoloUnited States
Marina was very personable, knowledgeable and a lot of fun to be with...very much enjoyed my 5-hour personal food tour with her, just wish my stomach was larger so I could have enjoyed all the great food along the tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steven, Thank you for your kind words! I wish we had 5 more hours to taste some more delicious food and wonderful wines!
W Timothy FinneganUnited States
We had a lovely Food Walking Tour with Marina during our stay in Athens. We booked this tour with Marina for the evening on the day we arrived overnight from NYC. Marina was great; knowledgable, personable, kind and friendly. Knowing we were a bit jet lagged, Marina put together a tour that fit our desire to experience Athens, eat where locals eat, and learn about the city. We were back to our hotel early enough to catch-up on sleep from overnight flight. I strongly recommend Marina for your tour.
Rose LeverettUnited States
Marina was a great guide! She was very accommodating in arranging everything for the tour. We had so many delicious stops that night. We have new favorite foods. It was just perfect! We got a real flavor Athens. I highly recommend this tour. You will not be disappointed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rose, Thank you for your kind words and I am so glad that everything worked out perfectly to do this tour! Whatever you may need do not hesitate to contact me. All best, Marina
James MainUnited Kingdom
An excellent tour. Marina took great care and consideration to the individual wishes of 5 people. My wife was not feeling 100% but Marina made it very easy for us all to enjoy ourselves. The restaurants and food we ate were great. As a family we were happy to share and that is important as it is the communal experience that Marina promotes. It was my son's birthday and Marna certainly made it special.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you James for your kind words! Whatever you recommendations you might need, do not hesitate to contact me!
Joel S.United States
Marina is warm, passionate and generous with her time; we thoroughly enjoyed our evening food tour with her. Having arrived in Athens that afternoon, she led us on a lovely evening walk through the bustling Ermou pedestrian street district. We stopped at wonderful local restaurants, sampling a yummy array of local foods and street snacks. As we strolled, Marina leisurely pointed out different neighborhoods, historical landmarks, and talked about Greek culture. She provided a perfect start to our holiday.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joel for your kind words! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holidays the same way!
Carol R DuMond StrykerUnited States
This was the best tour that I have every been on. It was fantastic, just fantastic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a pleasure to show you around the foods and the people of Athens, a city we love so much sharing with our visitors!
Gary CohenCongers, NY, United States
Tour was the perfect combo for us to enjoin food tastings and comparative views of Athens' present-day culture with the history of Athens/Greece. Marina spoke fluent/conversational English, explaining the origins of various Greek food and culture. She customized the tour for us based on our appetites, and led us through winding neighborhoods with narrow alleys that we had never before seen. YOU may experience other venues that we didn't, which will make YOUR tour even more unique. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gary for the wonderful review! You are both lovely people! Hope we see each other again some day. Enjoy your travels and your Greek wedding.
Stephen Farr-JonesUnited States
Marina was great adapting her itinerary immediately to our personal wishes and also providing a fountain of knowledge in regards to food and culture. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you and Virginia. Hope you enjoy the rest of your days in Greece.
Sue MolinaUnited States
Marina was wonderful. My husband and I took the evening food tour. Marina modified the places to account for our interest in wine. We started with several traditional mezes and a couple of glasses of wine. Then on to a wine bar and ceviche. And finally dessert. Wow, great 3 hours.
Laura Kim-NigalyeUnited States
Marina was a delightful host. Her passion for the art of good food was obvious and inspiring. She carefully selected local vendors where we had fresh food and plenty of it! Make sure you come very hungry. We started off with small bites and then to mezza plates and dessert. You will leave with many leftovers as we did. This is definitely one not to be missed if you are in Athens.
Chaz RussUnited States
We enjoyed Athens one bite... and another bite ....and another bite at a time. BIG thanks to our tour guide Marina for our most epic, delicious Taste of Athens Food Tour. We ate and ate and walked to the Acropolis with the happiest and fullest hearts and bellies. We saw and savored "the real" Athens. Also huge thanks to travel agent Alison Kraft Blue at Plaza Travel for connecting us to Marina. We are so soul-satisfied. Thank you so much! (Greece Retreat: Yoga with Chaz & Friends , 2019 )
Michael SwansonUnited States
Second of two food tours with Marina. These were fun and informative. The visits to a coffee shop, bakeries, local restaurants, pie shops and street foods as well as the Central Fish & Meat Market were all incorporated into the tours. Her commentary on local sites throughout the walking portions were also worthwhile. Definitely consider Marina for an excellent introduction to the interesting tastes and diversity of Greek food culture.
Michael SwansonUnited States
We reserved Marina's time for two separate food tours during our stay and she was superb. Her local knowledge and food background provided an excellent introduction to Greek foods and culture. Food and drink were diverse and interesting, and Marina kept it upbeat. Great introduction to Athens.
Felise NagelbergUnited States
So much fun! This was our first food tour and it did not disappoint. In addition to all the delicious food, we got to see parts of the city we had not yet explored and may have even missed. Marina was a fantastic tour guide and we highly recommend her.