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Lonely Planet Experiences: Taste of Athens

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the traditional tastes and fresh flavours of Athens.
  • Delight your senses in Athens’ Central Market.
  • Learn all about Athens’ culinary culture from a local guide.
  • Chat with a local deli owner about his specialties and fresh produce.
  • Each Lonely Planet Experience comes with six-months free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App which includes over 8,000 destinations guides and unbeatable discounts to Lonely Planet Guidebooks.
Adults Ages 12+
Children Ages 6-11
Infants Ages 0-5

Taste the Fresh Flavours of Athens

See the ‘big five’ of Greek cuisine in their natural habitat: ouzo, feta, olives, olive oil, and koulouri! If you don’t know what koulouri is you soon will as this Athens tour explains it all live as you eat it (but not before you Instagram it).

Experience the best travel stories for yourself. Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this city adventure hand-picked by the world’s leading travel publisher. Lonely Planet Experiences powered by Urban Adventures bring stories to life in the best-loved cities around the globe.

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • All of the stores you visit on your tour are 100% locally owned and run. Supporting small-scale, locally-run businesses helps to preserve the traditional character of old Athens.
  • At least one store on your itinerary is dedicated to the preservation of locally-produced crafts.

Language: English

Inclusions: Tastings of Greek sweets, koulouri, olive oil, olives, cheeses, rusks, Greek alcohol (wine, ouzo), spices, herbs, and traditional meze (a meze is a small appetiser or side dish). Visits to markets, Kotzia Square, Avyssinias Square, Monastiraki Square, Athena’s Road, churches, and a traditional deli.

Exclusions: Additional food or drink not mentioned above, items of a personal nature, tips or gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2.5 hours to 3 hours
  • Meeting point: In Kotzia Square in front of the Mayor building.
  • Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///gone.changing.taps
  • Starting time: 11.00 AM
  • Ending point: Monastiraki Square and metro station.
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