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Don’t-Miss Dishes in Athens

Don’t-Miss Dishes in Athens

From Toronto to Melbourne, from London to Detroit, Greek food has spread around the globe, but there’s no better place to discover it than Athens. Whether meze, olives, moussaka, or octopus, here are some must-try dishes from the Greek capital.

**Olive Oil:**Greeks have been growing olives for around 5,000 years, and different regions compete passionately for the title of the best. There’s nothing like an olive oil tasting to discover the wealth of flavors—fruit, grass, almonds, mint—that hide inside an artisan Greek oil.

**Seafood:**Greece is a seafaring nation, and seafood is an Athens must. Savor melt-in-the-mouth calamari or an octopus salad; brave the intense tang of raw sea urchin or the simple freshness of grilled red mullet; and don’t miss traditional fish soup.

**Kebabs:**No Greek village is complete without the rich scent of barbecued pork drifting above the vines. Souvlaki—a skewered kebab generally made with pork—is a must, while gyros are the local answer to the doner kebab.

**Meze:**Meze, little tapas-style appetizers, are at the heart of any Greek evening. Besides Mediterranean favorites such as hummus, savor stuffed vine leaves, tzatziki yogurt dip, or smoky, citrusy taramasalata. Wash them down with ouzo or raki.

**Pastries:**Spinach pies, cheese pies, and sticky-sweet baklava dessert have one thing in common: phyllo pastry, a tissue-thin dough that many Greek cooks still learn at their grandmothers’ knees.

**Moussaka:**No neighborhood taverna is complete without this hearty, warming blend of ground lamb, eggplant, and bechamel sauce. And, yes, it works in summer too.

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Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens
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Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens

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Indulge your inner foodie on this 4-hour gourmet tasting tour and sample the edible delights of Athens. Take to the streets for a walking tour of Athens’ cafés, markets, delicatessens and street food haunts. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private food-expert guide as you uncover the secrets of Greek cuisine and learn more about the city’s culinary heritage. Stop along the way to sample local treats like sweet donuts, Greek bread and regional cheeses, washed down with Greek wine and freshly brewed coffee.
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  • 4 hours
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Greek Small-Group Athens Cooking Class & Dinner
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Greek Small-Group Athens Cooking Class & Dinner

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Taste the local flavors of Greece during this 4-hour small-group cooking class in Athens! Taking place at a restaurant under a majestic Acropolis view, your cooking class is run by an experienced and passionate cooking instructor who demonstrates traditional family Greek cooking. Under the instructor’s watchful eye, prepare an authentic Greek feast and then sit down with fellow food-lovers in your group to eat it! This small-group cooking class is limited to 16 people, ensuring you'll learn all about Greek cooking in an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 4 hours
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Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour
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Small Group, Delicious Athens Food Tour

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Appease your appetite for traditional Greek food during this half-day small-group culinary tour in Athens. Follow your guide to 10 carefully curated specialty food shops, located off the beaten path in residential neighborhoods, to taste Athenian delicacies such as honey, spices, sweets, cured meat, cheese and olive oil. Finish your tour with a taste of the much-celebrated Greek souvlaki. This tour is limited to 12 people or fewer to ensure an intimate atmosphere; all tastings are included.
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Learn to Cook in a Local Home: A Taste of the Greek Islands in Athens
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Learn to Cook in a Local Home: A Taste of the Greek Islands in Athens

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Get a taste of the Greek Islands while in Athens on this fabulous home cooking experience. By cooking in a local home, you’ll get a more authentic experience. As it’s a private lesson, you’ll be able to ask questions along the way, and have a more personalized experience. You’ll learn to make a range of dishes, such as Greek pizza, oven-cooked chickpeas, or veal casserole. After cooking, you’ll sit back, relax, and enjoy the food you’ve prepared.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Athens By Night Food Tour & Wine Tasting of 5 Varieties

Private Athens By Night Food Tour & Wine Tasting of 5 Varieties

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Treat your senses to a memorable night out in Athens on a private food and wine walking tour that will teach you how to eat like a real Athenian. Set off to discover the city’s most delectable cuisine and nocturnal energy. Steer clear of tourist traps as a guide takes you to wine bars, taverns, and quirky cafes for tastings of authentic Greek specialties and drinks.
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Athens's original vegan food tour
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Athens's original vegan food tour

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Delve into Athens’ vegetarian cuisine on this special walking tour. Spend 3 hours exploring the city and stopping to try flavorful olives, honey, nuts, sesame bread, Greek coffee, loukoumades, and more. Taste at least 10 different local delicacies before your tour concludes. This tour can also be tailored to accommodate vegans.
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Learn the Art of Phyllo: Private Cooking Class in Athens

Learn the Art of Phyllo: Private Cooking Class in Athens

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Experience a taste sensation by immersing yourself into the world of Greek phyllo pies. This is the perfect activity for those who prefer a more personalized cooking experience in a home setting. Your teacher Christina will reveal cooking techniques she’s learned from her grandmother, which you can then use at home. After learning how to make phyllo pies, you’ll enjoy a Greek feast of pies and other seasonal dishes.
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Ancient Greek Flavors Private Food Tour

Ancient Greek Flavors Private Food Tour

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Greek food has a long history, with much of it rooted in the dishes of ancient Athenians. With this tour, explore the flavors of early Greek cuisine without the need for research, and with a guide to chart ancient Greek culinary ideas. Taste treats dating back millennia, call at the central market and specialty food stores, and gain a historical picture of Athens’ food that you’d probably never get alone.
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Athens Food Safari Tour on Trikke

Athens Food Safari Tour on Trikke

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Explore Athens in a safe, fun, and eco-friendly way—on a trikke. This food safari is a great way to get your bearings of the city and access places that can’t be reached by car or bus. You’ll travel in a small group to Monastiraki, and the Central Market, learning about how different dishes are made, and tasting Greek delicacies.
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