Explore the rich culinary history of Athens, its authentic cuisine and traditional delicacies on a private tour. Follow a local food expert through a flavourful journey to taste delicious Greek pastries, wine, cheese, olive oil, salamis and even home-grown and roasted coffee.

Meet your guide at Monastiraki Square and begin with a Greek breakfast at an authentic century-old café. Taste koulóuri, the traditional sesame bread rings, before heading to a cosy pastry shop to savour sweet loukoumades – Greek doughnuts – along with custard-filled filo squares.

Stroll through town, visit authentic cafés and shops mostly visited by locals, indulge in local pies and cheeses and hear about the origin of Greek cuisine with its Mediterranean influences. As this is a private tour, feel free to customise your itinerary to your particular taste.

Next, visit the meat and fish market, meeting farmers and seeing local produce. Get some expert tips on food preparation and recommendations for places to eat in the city, and then move toward speciality shops to purchase fresh fruit, olives, cheese, ham and more. Taste local wine and organic products like olive oil, honey, 7-year-old vinegar and – of course – the famous Greek yoghurt from family-owned farms.

End at Evripidou Street, smell the fragrance of scented herbs in the air and visit deli stores in the historic centre, perfect for a souvenir to take back home.

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