Discover Athens: A Greek Cuisine and Local Gastronomy Food Tour

It is Easter time and Greeks up and down the country —and around the world!— are looking forward to sharing festive treats and seasonal delicacies with friends and family. After all, food is much more than just sustenance to Greeks.

From the humble yet irreplaceable olive to viticulture and winemaking and from the traditional vasilopita New Year’s bread to the iconic souvlaki, food and drink are at the core of Greek culture. From helping to shape ancient Greek civilization and trade (historians agree: wine has always been popular) to preserving folklore and customs and bringing together families for celebrations and shared memories, our culinary traditions are an integral part of who we are.

The essence of Greek culture is inextricably tied to the aromas and flavors of our food and drink, and the best way to fully experience this is to savor it!

Our new A Taste of Greece food tour is all about providing an authentic Greek culinary experience. Led by expert tour guides who just so happen to also be foodies, this Athens private tour invites you on a journey of discovery, away from the chain restaurants and usual tourist traps, straight to the culinary heart of the Greek capital.

Wander through the bustling streets of the old city center, explore the flavors and aromas of Greek cuisine, sample delicacies and staples from across the country, and experience some of the best and most iconic cafés, eateries, markets and wine bars in Athens.

Try traditional breakfast foods to discover why “all day breakfast” really is a thing in Greece, take in the sublime aromas of the Greek countryside, treat yourself to some sweet doughy goodness, and explore the city’s iconic 19th-century central market. You’ll also visit a traditional deli, sample meze and tsipouro, enjoy a cup of slow-brewed Greek coffee, eat some of the best souvlaki in town, and enjoy a wine tasting session of Greek vintages.

A Taste of Greece is a fabulous opportunity to experience the city’s delicious culinary traditions while the aromas, flavors and stories carry you on a journey through time and space, across the enchanting Greek countryside and through the country’s rich and fascinating history. Without a doubt, this is a perfect tour for foodies, gourmets and culinary adventurers!

Greece in the Spring: The Best Day Trips from Athens

Spring is in the air! The days are getting longer, flowers are blooming, and it’s all big blue skies and wonderful sunshine. The great outdoors is calling, and we have some great ideas for day tours from Athens that will hit the spot!

Athens may be a large, bustling metropolis, but there are spectacular nature areas just a stone’s throw away. In fact, thanks to the country’s rich and fascinating heritage, the Greek countryside boasts a wealth of extraordinary cultural and historic sites, so if you’re torn between visiting world-class monuments and taking in some the magnificent natural landscape, we have the perfect solution.

From Athens to the Aegean Sea is a fantastic day trip from Athens that gives you the opportunity to discover the grand ancient temples and breathtaking nature of Attica’s Aegean coastline—and even make it back to the city in time for the dinner! Accompanied by one of our expert, multilingual tour guides, you’ll wander through the Sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia, one of the major sacred sites of Greek antiquity, and learn all about the importance of the goddess and nature in ancient Greece.

Surrounded by green hills on three sides and looking out toward the Aegean to the east, the sanctuary is located in the Vravrona Wetland, a beautiful Natura 2000 protected natural area that’s home to a number of rare and endangered species of birds and fish. Respectful of the delicate environment, this part of your tour will be guided by a qualified field expert, who will provide an introduction to the area’s remarkable biodiversity, giving you unique insight into Vravrona’s fauna and flora.

Of course, no tour of Attica’s Aegean coastline is complete without a visit to the world-famous Cape Sounio. Located at the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula, Cape Sounio is the site of the renowned Temple of Poseidon, one of the most spectacularly situated ancient Greek temples. Hint: It comes with fabulous views of the Aegean Sea.

And if upon returning to Athens, you find yourself wanting more, why not treat yourself to one of our other fantastic Athens day trips?

Our Visions of Ancient Delphi tour is an inspiring journey to the spiritual center of classical Greece and gives you the opportunity to take in the stunning nature of Mount Parnassus, learn about the Oracle of Delphi and visit the picturesque village of Arachova and the UNESCO-listed Monastery of Hosios Loukas.

Or, if you feel like a taste of the south, our Wine and History in the Peloponnese tour is designed to introduce you to the intertwined stories of viticulture and ancient Greek civilization. Crossing the famous Corinth Canal, the tour includes a visit to the celebrated Ancient Theater of Epidaurus or the UNESCO-listed Ancient City of Mycenae—your choice!—as well as a tour and wine-tasting session at the award-winning Domaine Skouras Winery.

Combining natural beauty and cultural heritage, these three tours are hands down some of the best day trips from Athens. It turns out, that one of the top things to do in Athens this spring is to simply head out of the city!

Kid-Friendly Athens: Culture and Fun for Young Explorers

The sun is shining, the weather is warm, and school holidays are just around the corner. It’s time to enjoy some unforgettable family outings — and Athens is the perfect destination!

Chock-full of world-class monuments, historic sights, museums and cultural attractions, Athens is one of the world’s top destinations for cultural tourism. But while people come from all over the globe to enjoy the city’s rich history and cultural heritage, parents sometimes worry that Athens is too highbrow a cultural destination for a family trip. And what a misconception that is.

Athens is a fantastic destination for families with children, and a new generation of family-friendly tours designed with younger travelers in mind is delivering world-class cultural experiences that are fun for the whole family.

Cultural Adventures Young Explorers!

Firm believers that there’s no such thing as “too young for cultural tourism”, Discover Greek Culture has been offering specially designed kid-friendly tours since 2015. Our Young Explorers collection is a range of tours developed specifically with younger children in mind. Using games, activities and fantastic storytelling, these tours deliver fun learning opportunities that encourage children to engage history on their own terms—and thanks to loads of fascinating details and anecdotes, these tours are just as engaging for grownups too!

A Walk Through History, our fantastic introduction to the myths and wonders of ancient Athens, is a fun tour of the Acropolis and Parthenon that helps children (and their parents) learn about Greek mythology, early medicine and the arts in ancient Greece.

A Day in the Life of a Young Athenian makes children the center of attention, giving young travelers the opportunity to find out what life was like for kids in ancient Athens, while they walk around the Ancient Agora and assemble their very own replica of a popular ancient Greek toy!

The Myths and Wonders of Ancient Athens is our longest and most comprehensive family tour, covering not just the Acropolis and Parthenon but the award-winning Acropolis Museum too.

These three tours are fantastic opportunities to enjoy cultural experiences with the whole family, exploring the Greek capital’s rich cultural heritage while creating shared memories that will last a lifetime. What a fabulous way to experience Athens!

Book your Young Explorers tour directly through our website, or get in touch with a member of our team to plan the perfect custom tour for your family.