A food tour with Eating Athens

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Eating Athens invited myself along with the other members of Travel Bloggers Greece on a food tour at the centre of Athens. When it comes to food who can resist? I couldn’t, so myself along with the TBG team met George founder of Eating Athens in Monastiraki square on a Saturday morning.

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spices and herbs in Evripidou Street

Our guide, George shared with us some historical information about Monastiraki square before starting our walking tour through the streets of Psyri making various stops along the way watching historical churches, street art and various shops selling from kitchen ware to spices.

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around Evripidou street

We made our first stop at great shop selling Greek delicacies like cheese, soutzouki and pastourmas called Miran. We sat around a table and learned the process of making of pastourmas and soutzouki before tasting them. What made the experience really interesting was that George was showing us videos at each stop so that we can understand the making process of everything we tasted.

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our guide showing us how pastourmas is made

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After eating these mouth-watering delicacies we visited a shop selling all kind of olives. There we learned about the process of picking olives and making olive oil. After tasting a handful of olives and shopping some for home we visited a wine cellar. Our guide explained to us the history of wine and how it is made and then we tasted quiet a few.

olives

inside-the-olive-shop

Our next stop was Athens central market (Varvakios were fresh fruit and vegetables along with fish and meat are sold Monday to Saturday. There we learned how to recognize the fresh fish, a lot of things about meat and how carpaccio is made.

Our last stop took us to Nancy’s sweet house, one of the best places for dessert in Athens were we drunk rakomelo (warm raki with honey) and ate a variety of desserts.

I found the tour very interesting, I got the chance to learn so many things about a lot of Greek traditional products and as a bonus to try them as well.

Our guide George was very friendly and knowledgeable. He answered all my questions which were quiet a few and you could see he is passionate at what he does.

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Greece is a country with delicious food, if you are a foodie this tour is great for you not only you get to try all these delicacies and learn how they are made but you get to discover a different side of the city.

If you are interested in this kind of tour you can find George from Eating Athens here.

 

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