Wine tasting & food paths in Athens

Wine tasting in AthensA journey around flavours of Greece, a country with such a vast landscape of history, gastronomy and styles of wine. Let Vivian guide you on a delicious experience of food and wine tasting in Athens. While we will discover secret paths in the heart of the Athenian foodie’s world and beyond. Visiting the vibrant “Varvakeios agora” the Athens central fish and meat market and it’s hidden tavern for some mezedes paired with aromatic ouzo. Our food and wine tasting tour in Athens will end around a wine tasting table at my favourite wine bar where I also enjoy tasting its’ wines.  Like Homer once said that “Dionysus opens the gate of the heart”. Finally, time to serve your souls on a wine tasting in Athens, with flavours, aromas and landscapes of Santorini, Nemea, Mantineia, Amyntaion, Attica and Crete. It’s indigenous (endemic) grape varieties testify to a rich and ancient vinicultural history, grown on the hillsides since before the Parthenon. Trust me, feel safe, relax and enjoy a tasty trip. As a local food guide and a training sommelier… that’s the least I can do.

Wine tasting & food paths in Athens include:

  • A passionate expert guide, training wine sommelier from London’s WSET
  • Visit 4 foodie spots. A taste of the best authentic shops at places locals cherish
  • The chance to taste 6 indigenous wine varieties (30ml/glass) from the most famous wine areas of Greece.
  • More than 15 food tastings. Food offered (equivalent to a full meal)
  • Explore Athens cultural sites and historic neighbourhoods
  • Experience “Varvakeios agora” the central fish and meat market
  • Listen to the riveting story on when and how wine was born and passed from ancient times to our own days
  • Learn about the city’s history, myths and landmarks
  • Αn hour wine tasting paired with local cheese at a famous wine bar, private table
  • Support exclusively family-run businesses
  • Private tour for your group only, a more intimate experience

Food and Wine Highlights

  • Hidden tapas tavern for famous Greek mezedes (sour nibbles: meat, seafood, grilled cheese) paired with aromatic ouzo
  • Traditional slowly brewed greek coffee paired with fragrant lukum
  • Greek Indigenous variety of wines 3 reds (Aghiorghitiko, Xinomavro, Liatiko) and 3 whites (Assyrtiko, Moschofilero, Malagouzia) (30ml/glass)
  • Selection of famous PDO greek aged cheese from Crete and Naxos
  • Greek kalamata olives served with warm traditional bread sprinkled with olive oil, wild oregano and sea salt

Meeting point | Wine tasting & food paths in Athens

Finally, the meeting point is at Monastiraki metro station (exit Monastiraki square) at the ticket hall, next to the ticket machines. Tour ends at Akropolis metro station,(next to the new Acropolis museum)