Get to know the wonderful ingredients of the Mediterranean cuisine; the herbs, the fresh vegetables, the choice of meats and the procedure on how to prepare a traditional Greek dinner and impress your guests when you get back home. The best part is when you get to enjoy the meal you have helped to prepare with a glass of wine! Menus vary according to season. Seize the opportunity to taste a wide variety of Greek delicacies ranging from the mouth-watering sweet and syrupy “loukoumades” to traditional “bougatsa” or the savoury “pastourma”, Feta cheese and famous Greek olives. Enjoy this unique tour, in the non-touristy area of Athens and acquaint yourself with the Greek cuisine in the company of your food specialist guide. Discover another side of Athens which lies in the shadow of Acropolis where a variety of colors, smells, tastes and textures await. You will visit various specialty food shops, colorful and alluring delicatessens, aromatic and tempting bakeries and sweet shops, restaurants, dairies, spice, grocery and pie shops where you will sample and taste the most traditional Greek food and not necessarily the Greek food stereotypes such as "Greek salad” or “moussaka". A genuine Athenian food tour would not be complete without a visit to the vibrant central Varvakeios food market, with its bustling energy and loud bargaining; this dazzling galaxy of fruit and spice, meat and fish will enchant you.
The tour will end at the Museum of Greek Gastronomy where you can attend a really educating cooking class and then savor the dishes you have prepared. The Museum of Greek Gastronomy is housed in a neo-classical building located in the heart of the old part of the city of Athens. The museum staff will guide you around the museum as well.