Walking Tour In Old Athens And Gourmet Market; Private

Walking private tour in old Athens and Gourmet market 3-h


Walking private tour in old Athens and Gourmet market 3-h; Athens’s walking tour in the old Athens and Gourmet market offers you a chance to visit some of the hidden treasures of Athens that you would probably miss if only moving by car in this interesting, but also complicated city.

The Gourmet Market of Athens located in the heart of the city is the place to be if you want to experience real Athens, and if you want to get an insight into the habits of the Greeks and Athenians, who come here to buy fresh fish, meat, vegetables, and fruit.

Itinerary of the Walking private tour in old Athens and Gourmet market 3-h

Syntagma Square, Athenas Street (food market), Psirri, Monastiraki Square, Plaka

Highlights of Walking private tour in old Athens and Gourmet market 3-h

  • The food market of Athens with its colors and aromas
  • The picturesque quarters of Psirri
  • The hidden streets of Plaka and Monastiraki
  • The flea market in Monastiraki
  • 3-hour private walking tour


Description of our walking tour in Athens, Plaka, and Monastiraki

cheese in the delicatessen market in athens
All kinds of cheese in the gourmet market in Athens


Our walking tour in Athens will take you to one of the main pedestrianized streets in the heart of the city, with its famous little shops that line up and down the street, offering everything you can imagine, from local delicatessen to products grown in every part of the country.

The hustle and bustle of the food market located just on this street is something you definitely need to experience.


We will visit the old food market in the city, with its bustling sounds and intense aromas.

You will stand in front of a large variety of fresh meat and fish, but also fresh and dried fruits, and tons of herbs and spices that create truly unique scenery, just in the heart of the city. The merchants promoting their goods, and the buyers negotiating the prices is also something to see since it is part of our “buying” tradition in markets.

fruit and vegetables market in Athens
In the central market of Athens

The next stop of the walking tour in Old Athens is Psirri, one of the oldest quarters in the city which is renovated in the last few years. Here you can have lunch at one of the numerous small tavernas, or enjoy a coffee with a traditional Greek dessert that will introduce you to the idea of going out with friends for “a sweet”, as Greeks say.

Later on, we will be visiting Plaka and Monastiraki, where you can see an array of small tourist and local shops, selling all kinds of traditional products and souvenirs of the city.

Athens is one of the most significant capital cities in the world, boasting great cultural and historical interest.

A walking tour in the heart of the city will reveal to you the real side of the city and its people and will allow you to understand its true charm that makes most visitors come back again.



Tour Type

  • Walking Tour with Shore Excursion Option: For cruise passengers, we offer a convenient pick-up and drop-off service from Piraeus Port. 

Meeting point

  • Pickup from Your Cruise Terminal: Our tour guide or driver will greet you at the cruise arrivals terminal, holding a sign with your name. After meeting, they will escort you to our air-conditioned van for a 15-minute transfer to Athens. The guide/driver will be at the designated meeting point at 8:45 AM.
  • Drop-off Point in Athens: Our van will drop you off at the entrance of the Amalia Hotel, in front of the Parliament building. Your driver will assist you in locating your guide. The Athens walking tour commences at 9:30 AM. (On Good Friday, the Greek Orthodox Easter, our tour starts at 10:30 AM.)
  • Drop-off Back to Your Cruise Ship Pier: At 3:45 PM, our van and driver will be waiting at the beginning of the pedestrian Dionyssiou Areopagitou Walk, in front of Melina’s statue across from Hadrian’s Arch. If you miss the transfer back to your cruise ship terminal, you will need to make your own arrangements to return to Piraeus port.
  • Important: Please arrive at the designated meeting point 10 minutes prior to the departure time, as our van/bus will only make a brief stop to pick up passengers and depart immediately for Piraeus.

Included in the tour

  • Professional licensed English-speaking tour guide
  • Duration 3 hours approx.
  • Taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museums
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and beverage

Cancellation Policy

Read our cancellation policy

Additional info

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Departures: All year round
Meeting point: start from Syntagma Square (Constitution Square)
Endpoint: Drop off at the same point.
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time: at 10:00 (is proposed)

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Any bag or item with a single side longer than 50 inches (120 cm), including wheels, handles and packaging is an oversized item.

N.B. Entrance fee for the Acropolis is not included.