Athens Shore Excursion: Small-Group Food Tour

Shore Excursions in Greece

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from$90.20
4.5 out of 5

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During your time in port in Athens, wander through its historic streets while indulging in traditional Greek cuisine. This food walking tour allows you to savor a wide variety of local delicacies, ranging from the mouthwatering syrupy 'loukoumades' to traditional 'bougatsa'. Browse through mom-and-pop specialty shops selling local wine, olive oil, cheese or olives, and sample what’s behind the glass counters at family-run delicatessens. The aromas of fresh, out-of-the-oven savory pies, the tempting displays of Greek pastries and sips of Greece’s strong and tasteful spirits round out the food tour. Numbers are limited to 22 people on this small-group shore excursion, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.
Embark on a culinary journey of taste, color, smell and texture, right below the striking Acropolis in the heart of Athens’ historic city center. This food tour offers an array of colorful and enticing treats. Visit delicatessens, aromatic bakeries and sweet shops, restaurants, dairies, spice merchants, grocery stores and pie shops where you will sample traditional Greek food, including the ever-popular koulouri, a circular bread with sesame seeds. Your licensed guide will lead you on a food stroll and introduce you to small, hidden specialty food shops. Listen to commentary about the unique and intricate culinary heritage of Greece, as well as the famous Mediterranean diet, hailed today as a model of healthy living.A genuine Athenian food tour would not be complete without a visit to the vibrant and central Varvakeios food market. Its bustling energy and colorful world of fruit and spice stalls and meat and fish vendors truly make for a cultural experience.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Athens port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What’s included

  • Food and beverages sampling
  • Round-trip transfer from the Port of Piraeus and back
  • Food tour
  • Free time in Plaka
  • Food specialist guide
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch or dinner

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
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