Original Gourmet Food Tour of Athens
- Duration: 4 hours
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We had a great private tour (we were the only one) with Irini our amazing guide (sorry if I misspelled the name!). This was a great way to find new places and learn more about the Greek cuisine. This is not our first time to Greece and we already know the food, but Irini showed us new places and gave us a locals perspective. Walking down the street wity her, she is constantly greeted by everyone and you can tell she knows the area well. We ended up coming back to some of the places we visited with her and got to buy a lot of good local products like sausage, spices and coffee. We definitely recommend!
We had done a cooking class in another part of Greece earlier in our trip, and we were really looking forward to this one. It did not disappoint! Our hostess was friendly and down to earth, and we enjoyed both her teachings and our conversations with her. The visit to the market was really interesting, and we got to explore a side of Athens we would have missed if not for this class. But learning how to make moussaka was the highlight. We will definitely put that lesson to use from time to time at home.
The tour with Anna was absolutely great. It was really nicely structured and of course very delicious :) Anna knows a lot about food and traditions of the area. So, it was very informative as well. I'll certainly return with my friends to repeat this experience, once this corona pandemic is over. One piece of advice to those, who plan to do this tour: do come hungry! :)))
Do not eat beforehand! We spent an amazing (but hot) afternoon with Anna guiding us through central Athens visiting local vendors. Key point: broad range of delicious food - all from from specialist regions or authentic manufacturing processes! There's time to sit and enjoy some tapas dishes at the end to feel like a local.
Ana was a wonderful guide. Arrived exactly on time and was very friendly. Tasted a great array of: yoghurt/honey, cheese, cured meats, olives, coffee, and walked around fresh produce markets. The highlights were the piping hot cheese/filo pastry pie and the lovely meze lunch at the end :)