– Athens centre
– Explore the flavours of Athens
– Culinary experience
– Visit the markets
– Homemade liquors
Our tour starts in Monastiraki square. We will have a local to show us the centre of Athens and all the local flavours. Even in the tourist areas there are some places you shouldn't miss. From local Distillery to loukoumades, don't miss this opportunity to connect with the gastronomy offer in Greece!
Stops and Flavours!
1. Cruller: The cruller is a wheel-shaped bread with sesame and is a very common delicacy usually consumed in the morning, freshly baked, and is crunchy on the outside, but deliciously soft on the inside.
2. Savoury Pies: Savoury pies are a culinary masterpiece and they have a large variety of scrumptious combinations! They express the Greek spirit by using simple ingredients.
3. Bougatsa: Bougatsa is a Greek breakfast pastry usually consisting of semolina custard filling between layers of phyllo. It is said to originate from the Central Macedonian region of Northern Greece, where it is most popular, also filled with cheese, minced meat, spinach, etc.
4. Olives: Olives produce olive oil, and that is its main use, but the actual olive fruit plays a very important part in the Mediterranean and Greek food culture. While there are several recipes that include olives as an ingredient, olives are best known in the Greek food culture as a food on its own.
5. Olive Oil: Greece is one of the top three olive oil-producing countries in the world, and Greek olive oil is indisputably among the finest. Greek extra virgin olive oil is of especially exceptional quality, aroma, and taste.
6. Herbs & Spices: Herbs are valued for qualities such as medicinal properties, flavour, scent, or the like. Spices are dried seeds, fruits, roots, barks, or vegetable substances primarily used for flavouring, colouring or preserving food. The Greek countryside offers a vast variety of herbs and spices!
7. Pastourma: Pastourma or pastirma, is a highly seasoned, air-dried cured beef of Anatolian origin, which has been part of the Greek cuisine for over 400 years.
8. The Central Meat & Fish Market: The hectic, colourful Athens agora is the highlight of the vibrant food market district. It’s a sensory and gastronomic delight, with an amazing range of products, that is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.
9. Feta Cheese (P.D.O.): Feta is a brined curd cheese traditionally made in Greece with goat and sheep milk. It is an aged cheese, commonly produced in blocks with a slightly grainy texture, and it is used as a table cheese, as well as in salads, pastries and in baking.
10. Homemade Liqueurs: A family business distillery established in the island of Kefalonia, at the end of the nineteenth century, started producing liqueur from recipes collected from all over Greece.
11. Greek Coffee: Greek Coffee is a ritual procedure for the locals. Usually, the first Greek coffee of the day is sipped in the morning as a jolt, in order to wake up, and the second cup would come in the afternoon, in the company of friends while resting and chatting.
12. Loukoumas: Loukoumades are a kind of fried-dough pastry made of deep fried dough soaked in sugar syrup or honey and cinnamon, and sometimes sprinkled with walnut.
13. Greek Honey: Honey has a long history as a comestible and is used in various foods and beverages as a sweetener and flavouring. A producer with 500 hives and the finest honey quality will welcome guests.
14. Traditional sweets - “Serbetia”: Serbetia comes from the word cerbet, which means syrup, or very sweet. Ekmek, kazan dipi, biscuit sweets, peach pie, and other homemade sweets are served in this small sweet shop.
- Everything not included in the listed items above
Things You Should Know
- Difficulty Level - Easy walk, yet exposed to the sun
- Special clothing required - Comfortable shoes for walking
- Bring water - Stay hydrated!
Deadline To Book
5 days prior to the start of the experience