Athens Street Food Tour in Psyrri

Delight in six traditional Greek dishes, paired with beverages, on this local secrets foodie tour

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Greece is renowned for its fresh and flavorful cuisine, but did you know the best of it can be found hiding in plain sight on the streets of Athens? That's why we've crafted this 3-hour food tour, which features everything from traditional gyros and spanakopita to decadent Greek-style donuts and local ice cream. Our knowledgeable foodie guides know the best street food vendors in town, ensuring you get an authentic introduction and learn the secrets to Athen's lesser-known food scene.

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  • Meeting point in Syntagma Square
  • Greek pie shop
  • Gyro
  • Ermou Street
  • Peinirli
  • Koulouri
  • Ice cream and digestive liqueur
  • Ending point in Monastiraki Square

Choose between a lunchtime tour at 1:30 pm or an evening tour at 6:30 pm, and after meeting your guide in Syntagma Square and fellow food enthusiasts, you’ll delve into Athens' delightful street food scene with a sampling of Greece's iconic tiropita or spanakopita. Next, continue to a local street food joint that serves traditional gyros and souvlaki, and after witnessing your dish being prepared right before your eyes, you'll eagerly dig in.

Throughout this Athens street food tour, you’ll also wander through Ermou Street, a renowned shopping district, where you’ll be introduced to peinirli, a deliciously buttery boat-shaped pizza, and loukoumades, a donut-like dessert with origins dating back to the inception of the Olympic Games. Lastly, conclude your tour by sampling the local favorite koulouri and a decadent dessert, leaving you with a deeper appreciation for Athens' street food culture and new culinary techniques to try out once back home.

Authentic Athens Street Food Tour Description

Your 3-hour tour includes:

  • A guided walk through Athens' best street food locations

  • Sample six Greek street foods, both sweet and savory

  • Spanakopita, souvlaki, peinirli, and more!

  • Local beer to complement your food journey

  • A fun, English-speaking guide

  • Opportunities to learn Greek street food recipes

  • Flexibility to enjoy the tour by day or evening

  • Vegetarian options at every food spot

  • Max group size of 12

Let’s Dig In!

Your Athens culinary adventure kicks off at a centrally located meeting point, where you'll be met by a warm welcome by your guide and fellow food enthusiasts. Then, as soon as everyone’s gathered, waste no time in heading to a local pie shop, which you’ll quickly discover has mastered the art of phyllo dough.

Here, you'll dig into a traditional Greek tiropita (creamy cheese pie) or spanakopita (spinach-feta pie), each bite revealing the depth of flavor and history in Greek cuisine. Watch as these iconic dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients right in front of you, and perhaps glean a few culinary tips and techniques from the experts.

The Soul of Greek Street Food

With your senses piqued and your stomach grumbling for more delights, your tour continues to a local street food joint serving up the legendary Greek souvlaki and gyros. There’s no doubt you’ll smell the mouthwatering meats well before arriving, which makes your first bite of the pork or chicken wrapped in a warm pita that much more fantastic. Enjoy the perfectly tuned balance of juicy tomatoes and homemade tzatziki sauce paired with the meat or vegetarian option, and with a cold beer to match, you’ll agree that the simplicity and richness of Greek street cuisine are unmatched.

A Stroll through Ermou Street

Next, enjoy a leisurely guided stroll through the bustling shopping district of Ermou Street, allowing time for your first dishes to settle comfortably. But don't worry, your appetite will soon be reignited for more culinary delights. Your expert food guide knows just the place to satisfy your cravings—a hidden gem among street food vendors famous for its delightful peinirli. While this dish may not have reached widespread fame, its tantalizing yet-to-be-discovered flavors make it even more appealing. Imagine a boat-shaped pizza, generously topped with cheese, traditional cold cuts or vegetables, baked to a perfectly buttery finish.

If you're wondering about something sweet, rest assured some of Athens' finest Greek donuts are up next. Known as loukoumades, these delightful desserts have a history dating back to 776 BC, coinciding with the inception of the Olympic Games in Greece. As you savor the loukoumades, drizzled with honey syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, you'll understand how these tasty treats have triumphantly stood the test of time.

Psyrri's Culinary Delights

Last but certainly not least on your tour is a leisurely wander through the colorful neighborhood of Psyrri. While this area is best known for its vibrant street art and creative ambiance, those in the know will also find the heart of Athens’ street food scene here. Guided by your foodie expert, you’ll soon find yourself savoring koulouri, a traditional sesame bread ring that's a firm favorite among locals and a true staple of Athenian life. Observe as locals stop by to pick up one for a quick snack, then enjoy one yourself.

As your tour begins to wind down and your stomach nears its limit, it’s time to call upon your “separate stomach” for dessert. Select your favorite sweet treat, which will be perfectly paired with a special flavored ice cream and complemented by a local digestive liqueur. After this final indulgence, you’ll say farewell to your foodie guide as they drop you off at Monastiraki Square and set off to enjoy the remainder of your time in Athens. Yamas!

What you get with this tour
Passionate English-speaking guide
Traditional Greek favorites
Psyrri and Ermou Street
Spanakopita, souvlaki, and koulouri
Ice cream and digestive liqueur
Group size of 12
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Great food tour!
01 April 2024
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Super fun! Fotis was an amazing guide showing us the best food corners in the city. We made 6 stops, good amount of food. Would recommend 100%

Great fun and lots of food!
01 April 2024
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Irene Herrera

We took this tour the same day we arrived in Athens and it was the best of ideas. We could have an overview of some of the most central parts of the city which was very helpful during our stay. We learnt some Greek History from our guide Fotis who was just amazing, fun and helpful. In each stop of the tour we could taste some of the most traditional street delights including desserts. Make sure you are hungry becasue there'll be lots of amazing food!

Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Some comfortable shoes and a healthy appetite!

What to bring?

Some comfortable shoes and a healthy appetite!

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, this tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Athens.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, please let us know beforehand. This Athens street food tour includes walking on uneven paths and navigating a few sets of stairs.

What happens if it rains?

We run our Athens street food tour rain or shine. If the weather is extremely bad and a venue is closed, we'll replace it with an equal or better stop.

Is there a dress code to enter restaurants?

While there is no specific dress code, we recommend wearing comfortable, casual, and respectful clothing that you're comfortable walking short distances in.

How much walking is involved in this tour?

This is a walking tour but an easy one, with plenty of stops and a gentle pace. If you’re concerned about the pace, we offer private tours, which ensure more flexibility.

What if I'm vegetarian?

No problem! A vegetarian option is available, please contact us after booking if this is required for any of your party.

What if I have food allergies, intolerances, or other dietary requirements?

We are happy to offer alternative food options for vegetarians and can tailor the tour to accommodate gluten-free or any other dietary requirements. Please contact us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate your needs.

Are drinks included in the price of the tour?

Yes! Local beer is included in the price of this Athens food tour. However, any additional drinks will need to be purchased.

Can I bring my kids, and do I have to pay for them?

Of course, everyone is welcome on our Athens street food tour! We offer a discounted rate for children aged 3 to 12 years old, and infants 2 and under are free.

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