the eatwith guide to summer in athens

Known for its laid-back way of life, beautiful weather, and world-famous cuisine, Athens is a dream destination for food-lovers, especially in summer. From top-tier restaurants, explorable street foods or even chic cafes, this city has got your every craving covered. Meet friendly Eatwith hosts to discover great food, flavors, and recipes and learn all about Greek culture.

eat & see athens like a local!

Home to some of the most significant philosophers, Athens lies historically in the very heart of Greece and is known as the birthplace of civilization. Situated right next to the Mediterranean sea and close to the mountains, there are so many incredible things to do in this ancient city.

Everyone's to-do list begins with, of course, the Acropolis. There's the beautiful Lycabettus hill nearby, and the whole area under the Acropolis called Monastiraki and Plaka that are absolutely worth taking photograph. Whilst there, explore the crowded flea market and tavernas specialising in souvlaki, one of the most popular street foods among Greek cuisine!

And when you're ready to have a full meal, sit down at one of the local laid-back pub or restaurant to enjoy a wide variety of authentic Greek dishes: from moussaka, a dish of baked meat and eggplant, to spanakopita, savory spinach pie. When it comes to dessert, satisfy your sweet tooth with the Greek-style cinnamon-sprinkled donuts and warm pies from the closest bakery.

In this city, you'll never run out of choices! Better yet, seek a more genuine lunch or dinner experience with one of our local hosts. How about a Greek meze table? Or any one of a hundred other traditional recipes, delivering a truly authentic Greek meal with your local host? They'll take you to taste the best dishes in Athens and show you what famous traditional Greek cuisine and cozy atmosphere is all about!

why choose eatwith

We are absolute food experts

Our mission is to connect the best local chefs and food connoisseurs in Athens with adventurous travelers.

We are the leaders in social dining

Social dining is the best way to make new friends and learn the local culture firsthand when traveling.

We offer truly unique food experiences

Try one of our immersive dinings, tastings, food tours and cooking classes with local hosts.

eat with locals in athens - dinner is waiting

The best way to experience Greek cuisine is to see exactly how the locals do it. For the most authentic experience, we can place you with a great host delivering dishes that represent true Greek gastronomy. Using fresh, local ingredients and local wines to match, you're guaranteed to get a true taste of the city and its real culture.

best cooking classes in athens

From a traditional Greek mezze cooking class to a homemade gyros workshop, our Athens cooking classes are sure to be the highlight of your Greek getaway! There's nothing quite so unique and personal as a private lesson or a hands on experience in a small group of friends, family or other travelers. Discover the history, culture, and cuisine with local stars chefs who will welcome you into their homes and kitchens like part of the family. See all our cooking classes in Athens here.

guided food tours in athens

From contemporary Mediterranean cooking in the Psirri neighbourhood, to delicious burgers and pizza in Pangrati; take in all the sights, sounds, and scents that Athens has got to offer. 

Drink iced coffee in the outdoors food market every Tuesday, grill seafood in Piraeus on Sundays, and you'll find a place in the city to satisfy every craving with any dish you desire.

Start your brunch by tasting the freshness of the tomatoes in your Greek salad, or simply enjoy some classic Mediterranean diet. Athens has got every choice of food for every type of eater, and you can easily find a menu to suite you, even with dietary requirements catering for pork, seafood, or vegan/vegetarian preferences.

Your host will show you all of their favorite spots and let you really experience Greek's capital city like a local. Book your seat now! Take a look at all our Athens food tours!

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Host Marina reveals the best-kept secrets about the culinary scene in Athens

Marina, a local Athenian host, sat down to talk to us about the unique culinary scene in Athens. Discover the history of this ancient city through her eyes.