Skip to content

Where to eat and drink like an Athenian

Athina, Greece

Check local COVID-19 restrictions before booking

Experience hosted by Rachel And Michalis

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Take our walking tour when you arrive in Athens and learn where you should be eating and drinking during your stay here. We do not offer food tastings on this tour but we will show you where you can go and eat to get the best that Athens has to offer.

As we walk through Psirri and the market area of the City, we will show you the best tavernas for traditional food where the ingredients are so fresh that there is no menu! The amazing eateries that make their own barrel wines sold exclusively by them, where to drink the best ouzo whilst listening to live Greek music and of course, the best gyros in town!
We will take you to a 100 year old coffee shop and see it being made the traditional way.
We can show you where to buy fresh spices, olives and oil, handmade leather goods and many other souvenirs at local prices so bring a shopping bag with you!
We will also inform you where some of the best bars in Athens are. Some are rooftop bars with amazing views of the Acropolis but others are hidden, local speak easy style places where you will get a real taste of Athens for the Athenians.
Greek food is some of the best in the world. Dont waste your opportunity by eating in tourist areas!
Learn how to eat like a Greek!
Take our walking tour when you arrive in Athens and learn where you should be eating and drinking during your stay here. We do not offer food tastings on this tour but we will show you where you can go and eat to get the best that Athens has to offer.

As we walk through Psirri and the market area of the City, we will show you the best tavernas for traditional food where the ingredients are so fresh that there is no menu! The amazing…

Rachel And Michalis's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
Learn more
From £14
/ person
Thu, 28 Jan
10:00 - 11:30
£17 per person
£17 per person
Thu, 28 Jan
14:30 - 16:00
£17 per person
£17 per person
Fri, 29 Jan
10:00 - 11:30
£17 per person
£17 per person

Meet your host, Rachel And Michalis

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 24 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Athenian Michalis and Rachel from Thessaloniki welcome you to our home city!
Our other daily tour, (Traditional Greek food in hidden Athens), different than this tour, is currently in the top 3 experiences in Greece and our reviews show that we truly love what we do! All our tours are run by either one or both of us. We never use other guides.
Michalis has been visiting the best bars and tavernas in Athens for all of his adult life. He is an expert in knowing the best secret spots to eat and drink. His family are all in Athens and the city has always been a passion that he enjoys sharing!
Rachel moved to Athens to fulfill her ambition to show people why she loves this city so much and the places she is proud to visit in her social life!
Together we run www.foodaroundathens.com
FB - Food Around Athens
Insta @foodaroundathens
Athenian Michalis and Rachel from Thessaloniki welcome you to our home city!
Our other daily tour, (Traditional Greek food in hidden Athens), different than this tour, is currently in the top 3 experiences in Greece and our reviews show that we truly love what we do! All our tours are run by either one or both of us. We never use other guides.
Michalis has been visiting the best bars and tavernas in Athens for all of his adult life. He is an expert in knowing the best secret spots t…
Co-hosts:
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more

Where you'll be

Our journey will take place in the market area, spice shops and the socialising area of Psirri where the Athenians eat on a daily basis. You will see the different markets and have an opportunity to shop, take photos and discover wonderful places to eat and drink during your stay in Athens. Forget the tourist places and spend the rest of your time here living like an Athenian. We eat with passion as you will discover on this experience.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 24 reviews.

Julie
October 2020
The tour was great and we had a lot of fun. Michalis is super friendly and told us many little things about the food, the culture, we really learned a lot while discovering the city center. We got a list of the best spots and actually went to 2 of the recommended addresses, which were amazing. Definitively big highlights of my trip in Athens so I'm glad we had Michalis to tell us where to go.
The tour was great and we had a lot of fun. Michalis is super friendly and told us many little things about the food, the culture, we really learned a lot while discovering the cit…
Sarah
October 2020
Quick intro tour to food areas of Athens! I took this tour early on in my trip and it gave me the confidence to go back and explore the area at my leisure at a later time! Mike was very friendly and clearly loves what he does!
Volker
October 2020
Wir hatten eine sehr schöne Tour mit einem gutes Englisch sprechenden Guide durch tolle Ecken von Athen! Ohne Michael wären wir niemals u. A. In das kalamataria Restaurant mit exzellenter griechischer Küche ( knucklebones👌) und griechischer Livemusik (samstags) gegangen! Alle tips klasse für einen mehrtägigen athenaufenthalt😉! Vielen Dank 😊
Wir hatten eine sehr schöne Tour mit einem gutes Englisch sprechenden Guide durch tolle Ecken von Athen! Ohne Michael wären wir niemals u. A. In das kalamataria Restaurant mit exz…
Marilyn
September 2020
Want to know all the gems of Athens? Or know where to pack on the pounds and not feel guilty (okay maybe you’ll feel a bit guilty- but who cares?) this experience is definitely one to do! I booked this experience very late as this was a last minute trip but both Rachel & Michalis were very accommodating really helped me to get comfortable with manoeuvring the very busy streets. Even amidst COVID I felt I was able to step into the real world of Athens thanks to Rachel and not even worry about what is going on outside. I had the real authentic experience visiting the little local hubs and make some new friends. She shared top tips & really gave me an in-depth food tour of this beautiful place. We walked quite a bit and there was never a dull moment. Rachel is so lovely, bubbly and really caring we clicked instantly. You could really see her passion for this place and it was displayed in the way she interacted with the various owners of the spots we visited. She was patient enough to let me purchase a few items and gave really amazing recommendations Much to say I left her at the train station and began heading back to my air bnb only to turn back and get going on tasting all her recommendations.I mean how could I not. Are you thinking about doing this experience?? STOP. why are you even thinking about it?! Book it right nowwwwwwww! Like now ! Click book and thank me later. You will not & I mean Not regret it. (If you’re BAEM trust me on this one because let’s be honest not all experience are made for us but this one is) So thank you Rachel & Michalis. My new Athenian food family x Signed a black sister solo travelling from London xx
Want to know all the gems of Athens? Or know where to pack on the pounds and not feel guilty (okay maybe you’ll feel a bit guilty- but who cares?) this experience is definitely one…
Mateus
September 2020
Great experience! We had a great walking tour with Mike and enjoyed it from start till end. Mike was a great host and showed us so many locations and hidden gems, told us personal stories and was passionate about the food in Athens. We recommend it!
Great experience! We had a great walking tour with Mike and enjoyed it from start till end. Mike was a great host and showed us so many locations and hidden gems, told us personal…
Myles
August 2020
Brilliant and immersive tour of the food of Athens. We learned so much about what the locals eat in Athens but also the stories and context behind these foods along with being introduced to a number of fantastic restaurants

Choose from available dates

10 available
1 / 2

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

What to bring

Shopping bag, camera and a bottle of water, flat shoes