Discover a different Athens and visit places off the tired tourist paths, to join the Athenians in their everyday life, where food IS king! Our walking tour will take us to selected specialty food stores, where we will taste some of the finest Greek products available like extra virgin olive oil, cheese, cured meat and honey. We will stroll through traditional neighborhoods and visit pastry shops serving favorite Greek sweets. We will immerse into the colors and smells of local spices and aromatic coffee, while the irresistible smell of freshly baked delicacies will lead our steps into one of the oldest bakeries of the city. Our journey will continue through the bustling alleys of Varvakios, the sprawling fish, meat and vegetable market –the true “Belly of Athens”. And, last but not least, we will make a stop at a local joint for an authentic taste of the celebrated Greek souvlaki! Have a light breakfast, there’s plenty to taste and be prepared for a full stomach at the end of the day!
• All tastings during the tour (no need for lunch after this!)
• English/French speaking guide
Duration: 4 hours
Walking pace: Easy
Languages: English, French
Starting time: 10.00 am, Mondays to Saturdays
Maximum group size: 12 people
Meeting point: Your meeting point is in front of the entrance of Public Store, which is located next to the Everest store. This is where your guide will wait for you holding a sign "Alternative Athens". https://goo.gl/vRsHKJ
Tour unavailable on SUNDAYS .
Hi there! I am native Athenian who belongs to the new generation of Greeks that believe that Greece is more than just ouzo, bouzouki and souvlaki. I have a passion for discovering hidden corners of Athens and unveiling the secrets of this complex and diverse city. I have travelled extensively in Greece and abroad and love cultural crossings, great conversations and authentic, delicious food! Some time ago I decided that I wanted to show travellers Athens in the same way I do when I travel, off the beaten path, so I set up my tour company called Alternative_Athens. If you are travelling to Athens or Greece me and my team can help you plan your trip in a creative, fun and non-touristic way,so just drop a line anytime! Full profile
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