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  2. Attica
  3. Athens
  4. Monastiraki

From Cruise Ship Port: Greek Food Tour + Free Time in Athens

Product ID: 132615
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Enjoy an off-the-beaten-path tour in the most delicious neighborhoods of Athens. Taste Greek delicacies and take free time for yourself in the city before you're transferred back to your cruise ship in the afternoon.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Athens Central Market
  • Stroll through off-the-beaten-path areas in the city
  • Discover where Athenians shop and eat in a lively neighborhood
  • Learn about the Mediterranean diet
  • Sample Greek savories and sweets
  • Enjoy round-trip transfer from and to your cruise ship
Full description
Get ready to bite into a sweet, cream filled, crunchy filo layered pie called bougatsa, fork into perfectly fried doughnut balls drenched in honey called loukoumades, and savor a satisfying meld of flavors from warm pita bread filled with seasoned grilled meat, fresh veggies and traditional sauce called gyros. In between, you’ll taste Feta cheese, Greek olives, Greek wines and try other traditional foods on a neighborhood walk revolving around sampling Greece’s traditional food. In between each bite, you’ll gain insight into Greece’s fascinating food culture, the evolution of the country’s cuisine and the healthy nature of locally produced, organic ingredients. 

The Athens Walking Tours guide will lead you through the bustling Athens Central Market, a historic food market unlike any other in Europe. Here, colorful and fragrant food stalls set the stage among animated food sellers, fishmongers and butchers yearinng for sales as locals bargain them down.  

You’ll also be led down the city’s quaint spice street, browse through 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 off the food tour. 

 

Includes
  • Round-trip transfer from the cruise port of Piraeus
  • Food and beverages sampling
  • Food tour with local experienced food expert
  • Free time in Plaka
  • Athens Guide magazine
  • Athens Map
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch or dinner
  • Gratuities (optional, usually 10%)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

From your cruise terminal. An Athens Walking Tour representative will be waiting for you at a designated area outside of the customs building. Look for someone holding an orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign. Your transfer will depart from the port at 8:45 AM. Food Tour Meeting Point Your driver will drop you off at the Korai pedestrian street. The meeting point is outside Panepistimio metro station at the "Korai" pedestrian walkway which is in front of the Zara department store. You’ll find Zara (32 Stadiou Street) close to the Panepistimio metro station, next to Starbucks. The food tour starts at 9:30 AM.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Student card
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
-The tours take place in all weather conditions, rain or shine.
-Sunscreen, hat and walking shoes are suggested.
-There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or a full refund will be offered.
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ATHENS WALKING TOURS

Product ID: 132615