Market Tour with Lunch

from $57.50

This incredible tour is a walking feast through the Athenian market district, from breakfast through lunch. You won’t find anything else quite like this – explore the food of the city like a true local. In addition to the main meals, samples and stops include Greek cheese, olive oil, grapes from a traditional vintner, and many, many more!

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All about the Market Tour with Lunch.

An Intro to the Food and Wine of Greece

Forget about all the other tours you might have seen advertised on TripAdvisor, Viator, or anywhere else on the internet. This private tour, personally designed by your friends at Real Greece , takes you on a leisurely walk through all of Greece’s many flavors and scents. Without fail, it is a guest favorite. Ever wonder how the Greeks create those fine sheets of light, magical filo dough used to wrap so many of their foods? Now you can find out, while sampling an excellent sweet and savory mid-morning Greek breakfast before embarking on your tour. It takes you on winding journey through the maze of streets in the Athens central market district — stopping, of course, along the way to taste a variety of food products freshly in from the rest of Greece.

You’ll have the chance to do an authentic Greek olive oil taste test, visit some of the city’s oldest traditional spice shops, sausage and cheese mongers, as well as an appointment at an authentic Greek vintner’s wine shop, where you can sample a variety of grape products unique to Greece. We’ll take a break in our favorite hidden koutouki, or, as you might say in english, “joint” — Eleni’s restaurant, which attracts plenty of business and market people, with nary a tourist in sight. Just a few steps off of busy Athenas street, you’ll only find it while escorted by one of our people. You might say lunch at Eleni’s is your special reward for taking this tour. After lunch, you’ll have the option of continuing on your own, or being escorted back to your Athenian apartments by your choice of route. After all, it is your tour!

This is really a great way to navigate through the sometimes overwhelming labyrinth of the city’s market district, and explore an area many visitors never get to see. You won’t find a more unique and personal tour anywhere in Athens.

For other foodie tours and experiences, please explore the following:

Taste of Greece Walking Feast (Lunch Only)

Private Greek Cooking Lesson

Private Pita Cooking Lesson

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Licensed Guide
  • A foodie experience that only a real Greek can show you!
  • Lunch at Eleni’s
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Dinner
  1. Breakfast Start the Day Like a Champion

    Your guide will meet you at your place of accommodation, and your day starts with a delicious traditional breakfast to start your day. In true European fashion, this meal is light, sweet, and savory, so you’ll have plenty of room for the rest of this awesome foodie tour!

  2. Central Market District Take Your Taste Buds for a Walk

    The true bread and butter of this tour, so to speak, is your guided winding path through the Athens market district, where you can stop to sample any number of the day’s fresh offerings, plus pre-scheduled stops for wine, dough, olive oil, and more!

  3. Lunch Nothing Better than the Real Thing

    All this sampling builds up towards a real lunch at Eleni’s, our favorite authentic Greek hole-in-the-wall. Here, you’ll find all sorts of varieties of Athenian life — except for the tourists!

  4. Return The Choice is Yours

    After lunch, you have the option to either continue on your own, or be escorted back to your accommodation (or somewhere else, if you’d like!) by our guide. The choice is yours!

Stay With Greek Vacation Rentals!

Have you already booked accommodations for your time in Athens? If not, let us take care of everything, and stay hassle-free! Our Greek apartments are centrally located, impeccably maintained, and include the possibilities to accommodate anywhere from 2 to 20 guests. All of our apartments come with luxury Posturpedic mattresses imported from the US, kitchens with fully loaded appliances, and, a rarity in central Athens, washing machines and dryers. Several have balconies or verandas, and nearly all have grand views of the city and its landmarks. For more details, see the Accommodations drop down menu above, and go check out our primary booking website at www.greekvacationrentals.com. In the meantime, feel free to browse your options here:

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Athens Heritage House

  • 2 Bedrooms (sleeps up to 6), 1.5 Bathrooms
  • 1 block away from Acropolis & Ancient Agora
  • Private courtyard & garden
  • Perfect for families

Acropolis Blue

  • 4 Bedrooms (sleeps up to 12), 4 Bathrooms
  • All bedrooms include en-suite bathroom
  • Veranda and rooftop terrace with unobstructed Acropolis view
  • Fully stocked luxury kitchen
  • Option for private chef and maid services

 

Acropolis View AlphaPlus

  • 3 Bedrooms (sleeps up to 12), 3 Bathrooms
  • Landscaped outdoor terrace (shared with our neighboring Acropolis View Beta apartment)
  • Extensive common area/living space, perfect for large groups
  • Recently rehabbed/renovated with brand-new kitchen, appliances, & plumbing

 

Acropolis View Beta

  • 3 Bedrooms (sleeps up to 8), 2 Bathrooms
  • Landscaped outdoor terrace (shared with Acropolis View AlphaPlus)
  • 3 Museums within 1 mile; Acropolis & Old City within 2 miles
  • Bedrooms are perfect for families with children

 

Acropolis Sky Villa

  • Created especially for large travel groups: combines Acropolis View AlphaPlus & Beta to form 6 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom megasuite that sleeps up to 24 guests.

 

Athens First Luxury Duplex

  • 3 Bedrooms (sleeps up to 9), 2 Bathrooms
  • Multi-level apartment, perfect for couples and families travelling together
  • Two private verandas, plus roof terrace overlooking Acropolis
  • Indoor parking included
  • Fully stocked luxury kitchen

 

Lykavittos View Duplex

  • 2.5 Bedrooms (sleeps up to 8), 2 Bathrooms
  • Downtown location, walking distance to Acropolis
  • Two private verandas perfectly overlooking Mt. Lykavittos
  • Two farmers markets nearby – perfect for those who love home cooking!

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
  • Licensed Guide
  • A foodie experience that only a real Greek can show you!
  • Cost of lunch at Eleni’s