Learn about Athens’ food festivals and start planning your trip to the city that needs to be explored by eating it. 

Athens is known not only for its ancient ruins and stunning architecture but also for its delicious food. The city boasts some of the best Greek cuisine in the world, from traditional dishes like moussaka and souvlaki to modern fusion cuisine. And what better way to celebrate the city’s culinary delights than by attending one of Athens’ many food festivals? 

Athens food festival food tour

Athens Food Festivals

Athens has many different annual food festivals happening all the time, from street food festivals in July to the Athens’ coffee festival in September. The festivals celebrate Greece’s rich food culture with a focus on traditional dishes and locally sourced ingredients. Visitors can try dishes from some of the city’s top chefs and restaurants, enjoy live music performances, and even take part in cooking workshops and demonstrations.

Athens Street Food Festival

One of the most popular street food events is the Athens Street Food Festival. This event takes place in May and features a wide variety of food vendors serving up everything from classic souvlaki to international cuisine. The festival is held in Technopolis, a former gasworks facility turned cultural center in the heart of Athens. It’s a great opportunity to explore the city’s neighborhoods, sample delicious food, and take part in the festive atmosphere.

Other Festivals and Events in the City 

There are numerous festivals throughout the year that highlight various facets of Athens' vibrant food scene. You can also explore these culinary delights on a guided food tour with our host, Pascal. All you need to do is  search for food festivals prior to your trip and it’s likely you might find an event or festival to take part in.

Dine with Athens Locals 

If you can’t make it to one of these festivals or food tours, or if you want a more exclusive culinary experience, Eatwith is the answer. Eatwith is a platform that offers immersive dining experiences with local hosts, where you can taste authentic dishes in a homely setting. 

Nancy's Greek Kitchen

Get ready for a traditional, homemade Greek dinner in a relaxed Athenian suburb, just 15 minutes from the city center. Using select local ingredients from Greek producers and farmers, this immersive gastronomic dinner is the perfect introduction to Greek cuisine when visiting Athens. Enjoy an assortment of 'mezzes' to start, followed by a starter, main course, and dessert, accompanied by soft drinks, Greek wine, or super iced beer. Nafsika will welcome you into her home, offering a cozy and authentic Greek evening in a family-style atmosphere.

Explore traditional cooking classes or a relaxing seafood dinner, Eatwith is just for you. You can find all of our Athens experiences here. 

This is not just any dining experience, but a chance to savor the best of Athens’ cuisine and gain insight into the customs surrounding local food. You’ll be dining in a local’s home and enjoying authentic home cooked meals that they have prepared. You can choose from a variety of cuisines, from Greek to a Greek-fusion, and have the chance to learn from the host’s cooking techniques and culture. It’s a great way to meet like-minded travelers and food lovers, while enjoying a unique culinary experience.

Athens is a city that is proud of its food and culinary heritage. From traditional dishes to modern fusion cuisine, there is something for everyone to enjoy. And what better way to celebrate Greece’s rich food culture than by attending one of Athens’ many food festivals? Whether you’re looking for traditional Greek cuisine or international flavors, there is always something new and exciting to try in Athens. So come hungry and get ready to sample some of the best food in Greece.