4 Top Food Tours in Greece

Greek food is considered one of the healthiest in the world, with an abundance of fresh ingredients, healthy oils, and well-balanced recipes, making it a hit with anyone who appreciates good food.
Greek Cuisine

Greek food is considered one of the healthiest in the world, with an abundance of fresh ingredients, healthy oils, and well-balanced recipes, making it a hit with anyone who appreciates good food.

If one of your top things to do when visiting another country is to try the local food, you are in for a treat because not only is Greek food so diverse, but there are a host of regional dishes, wines, and unique recipes to uncover throughout your trip.

So, without further ado, let’s unveil our 4 Top Food Tours in Greece, which you cannot overlook if you are a foodie at heart

Overview of the Greek Cuisine

The staples of Greek food, include vegetables, olive oil, fish, and meat, but what if we told you that there is more to Greek cuisine than just gyros and moussaka. One of the best things about Greece is that each island has its relationship with food – and wine for that matter, meaning you can have a varied culinary experience if you take the time to travel around and merge with the culture. While many dishes will have similar ingredients to each other, a lot will differ in the preparation and the flavors used, which is why doing one of these food tours in Greece, will not only help you understand the culture a bit more, but you will get to try some of the most unique regional dishes around. 

So, let’s take a look at the best Baboo food tours in Greece.

1. Flavors of Athens Food Tour – Athens

Flavors Of Athens Food Tour

There is no better place to start your culinary journey in Greece, than in Athens – one of the oldest cities in the world, with a host of food options available. We are going to explain a little bit about the ‘Flavors of Athens Food Tour’, which is a fantastic starting point, whether this is your first Greek food tour or your first food tour ever. Some of the highlights which you can expect to experience from one of the best food tours in Greece include:

  • This Athenian food tour lasts a full three hours and allows you to indulge in all things delicious.
  • This tour takes you through some of the most authentic corners of the city to uncover local specialties.
  • You can visit several dedicated artisans and learn about their skills and traditional local recipes.
  • You will have the chance to visit some of the best specialized Greek food stores to get to know the products which go into creating these dishes.
  • You will have time to immerse yourself in the vibrant central food market, within this bustling capital city, which will captivate the senses. 

Check out this eco-friendly and sustainable food tour here.

2. Eat & Walk Food Tour – Santorini

Eat & Walk Food Tour in Santorini

Santorini, like all of the other Greek islands, did not have electricity up until the 1960s, which meant that each of the island’s traditional cuisines, remained the same as they had been for years. They were forced to be self-sufficient, to rely on what they could grow and produce themselves, which means that what you see and experience today, is essentially a slice of history. Not only does this mean it is a historic experience but it means that each island has its own story to tell through its food, and this Santorini culinary experience is one of the best food tours in Greece. Here is what you can expect:

  • You will have a local food expert who will be on hand to answer any questions related to the local cuisine. 
  • Their goal is to showcase the flavors and ingredients of Mediterranean cuisine from a local standpoint, in a fun & informative manner.
  • You will discover the traditional towns of Firostefani and Fira, following a pebbled downhill footpath right on the edge of the world-famous Santorini caldera. 
  • Start your day with a traditional Greek coffee, with several stops for samplings of local treats including an olive oil tasting and souvlaki – the ultimate Greek street food. 
  • You will have the opportunity to taste Santorini cuisine which includes local beer, wine, and raki, Cycladic cheeses and cold cuts, olive oil tasting, delicacies from the bakery, and traditional sweets. 
  • You can enjoy a delicious lunch at a caldera view restaurant combined with some local wine to top it all off. 

Check out this eco-friendly and sustainable food tour here.

3. 7 Villages of Apokoronas Tour – Crete

Villages Of Apokoronas Tour

With a host of local delicacies including fried snails, Cretan cheeses, Cretan wines, and Cretan cheese pies, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to satisfying your cravings on the island of Crete. As the largest and most traditional island of Greece, this is one of the main destinations for visitors to Greece, many of whom return time and time, to experience the old-school charm, Cretan hospitality, and of course the local dishes which can only be found here (at least the most authentic versions). So, if you want to enjoy one of the most traditional food tours in Greece, then let’s take a look at this Gastronomy Exploration tour below.

  • Up in the high peaks of the White Mountains, you will prepare some traditional and extremely tasty home-made Cretan dishes
  • Discover the variety of healthy organic Cretan ingredients like extra-virgin olive oil, fresh vegetables picked from the garden, dairy products, and the most aromatic herbs all sourced locally.
  • You will have the chance to walk around their vegetable gardens to see, feel smell, touch and taste the pure products of Mother Earth.
  • Your host will also reveal the secrets of local herbs, how the Cretan olive oil affects people’s health, and useful tips about the local products you will use. 
  • You will prepare a traditional Cretan recipe with your own hands, and learn how Cretans cook. After the magnificent cooking experience, you will taste delicious Cretan wine paired with local cheese. 
  • After the tasting you will prepare some appetizers like “Ntakos” and “Tzatziki” and of course, the popular Cretan Cheese-pies “Kalitsouni”

Check out this eco-friendly and sustainable food tour here.

4. The cuisine of Paros – Paros

The Cuisine Of Paros

Paros is part of the Cyclades Island group, and while it is a popular spot for kite surfers and windsurfers, it is also a perfect spot for those looking for a charming culinary experience, which differs from the other islands. This often-overlooked island has so much to offer, and by taking a food tour here, you will get to see just what makes this island’s cuisine stand out among the rest. Here is what you can discover on the Paros Relax & Discover tailor-made tour. 

  • As part of this Paros-focused tour; you will have a day dedicated to trying out the local cuisine of the island.
  • You will get to try out some traditional cooking methods with the help of a local cook, who will be on hand to explain the ingredients used etc.
  • Your cook will make you taste the different dishes, which you will prepare together including Meze, Kefte, with different vegetables, tzatziki, saganaki cheese, as well as some good Parian wine.

Check out this eco-friendly and sustainable food tour here.

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