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favorite evening food tour of Athens?

When in Rome : ) we took a great evening food tour in Trastevere where we visited a number of sweet little restaurants, bakeries and street food locations with a small group and an outgoing guide that provided interesting commentary on the city. If anyone is interested, it was with Eating Italy: https://www.eatingitalyfoodtours.com/rome/tours/twilight-trastevere/ Has anyone had a similar experience in Athens? There are a lot of food tours in Athens, so having some difficulty deciding. We're more interested in food, wine and culture, not clubbing. Bonus points for non-quiche live music along the way.

Currently looking at either:
https://www.greeking.me/athens-by-night-food-tour
or
https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductDetail-g189400-d11472059-Twilight_Athens_Small_Group_Tour_with_Drinks_and_Meze_Dishes-Athens_Attica.html

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The absolute best food tour is given by Kostas , the owner of Athens Walks. They are private tours. We went with him early morning but since they are private he might go when you prefer. He is a local, former Palace guard.

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Thanks very much for your suggestion, Suki.

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Lia/Suki,
We have done that exact food tour in Trastevere - twice! It was a little different the 2nd time, both equally fabulous.
I will look into your food tour suggestions as well. I'll check back here to see what you decide on!
Lori

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Hello,

I've heard of such tours in Athens but the only one I've tried had to do with "Pyrgos Vasilissis" near Tritsi Park. They also tell you a lot about the royal history, especially about Queen Amalia, since the place belonged to her family, many decades ago. Tell them that you don't speak Greek, they might have special tours in English as well.

I know for sure there is a great wine tour in Nemea but I don't remember the name. This place is famous for its wine. You might have heard the name before in Greek Mythology, the Nemean lion was a vicious monster in Greek mythology that lived at Nemea. It was eventually killed by Hercules! If you google it you'll definitely find some to choose from.

In the centre of Athens, you can also find some of the best wine bars in Greece.
These last few years they've been popping up everywhere!

There is also a site called athenswinerytours. You might want to check it out!

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Thanks for the reference, anniesweetiepie82! We haven't made a decision yet. I'll try to remember to post after our trip on our experience. It's a relief that we're down to details like this, the rest of our trip is pretty much planned out now.

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You're welcome Lia. Yes, it will be great to post your experience :) There is also a famous distillery in Athens Plaka with colourful bottles as a decoration. I don't recall the name either -its been a while since I've been there- but they offer wine tasting.

When you arrive do ask your hotel for tips or even at the tavern that you'll go and eat. People in Greece are really helpful. You can also get tips at the metro subway. I remember several tourists asking for info while on the metro from the airport to Athens. You'll have plenty of time to chat if you don't mind talking to strangers ;)

The greatest tips I've gotten always came from the locals, especially when I went to Milos, Paros and Lefkada.
They told me every step I should take to make my trip memorable. Greece's hospitality is more than you can imagine.

I hope you have a wonderful time in Greece!

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We found a couple of great restaurants through B&B and hotel staff recommendations on our last trip to Wales and England; that's a great reminder to ask the 'locals'. We usually travel with one or more kids but on this trip it's just the two of us. I think we'll be more likely to strike up a conversation as a result. Brettos looks amazing.

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Thanks for the great reference, Alan. I'll definitely check that out. I see they have an inexpensive smartphone app that appears to be the same information(?) and will be fantastic for packing light : )

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Yes, Alan!!! That's the one!!! Brettos :) Amazing place, great decoration for day and night. If you get there try the Green Apple Liqueur... the color is out of this world! 3-4 people around asked me what I ordered lol!!! They also have wine tasting there. By the way today I was looking again for food tours in Athens and found that they combine walking tours with food tasting! After searching a bit I think that your best options would be Athens Insiders and Athenswalkingtours. You can find plenty of reviews on Tripadvisor ;)

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I inquired about an evening food tour myself and I was advised by Athens Food Tour that they only do the tour in the mornings because they take you to the market which is open till the afternoon only. If you find one in the evening, let me know!

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We still haven't made a decision(!) By the time we reach Athens we'll have spent about 1 1/2 weeks in Greece, so I'm becoming less interested in the culinary side of the tour and more interested in seeing the vibrant city neighborhoods at night.

So far this one appeals: https://www.greeking.me/our-services/night-crawlers