Certified culinary travel professional, Greek wine guide and avid food traveller, I design personalised food & beverage experiences, according to specific preferences, budget and expectations, away froam generic, one-size-fits-all food tours and activities.
In 2018, I received my culinary travel professional certification, which is the industry's oldest and best respected training for anyone wanting to become an expert in culinary tourism/ food tourism/ beverage tourism. Same year, I passed with distinction the LEVEL 3 WSPC HESTIA Advanced Certificate, which provides high level of knowledge of the full range of Greek wines and spirits, their different styles and quality.
Leading food tours and wine tastings in Athens for more than 3 years, I am also the event host & community moderator of Athens Food & Wine Enthusiasts, a social dining meetup for people who love to experience Athens through its stomach, meet the people behind the city’s vibrant food scene and visit places with good vibes and soul.
Marina met us and took us to about 6 locations to eat and drink and taste and take lots of pictures! We had the best time and can’t recommend Marina highly enough. It was so much fun and we saw places in Athens we would never have found. Marina is engaging and just lovely! Great value too as it was more than enough food for breakfast and lunch!
May 2, 2019
Marina was absolutely amazing!
Full of joy and energy, professional, knowledgeable, charming! You could tell she enjoys her job, loves people and hosting and knows her way around the city. Highly recommend, a must do if you're ever in Athens!
Apr 22, 2019
Wonderful time with Marina! She was warm, interesting, and extremely flexible when our travel plans changed unexpectedly. Marina was able to tailor the tour to our interests and took us to a number of lovely little spots that we would have otherwise never found on our own. Thank you for a great introduction to Athens, and a great food tour!
Mar 29, 2019
Our afternoon with Marina was exceptional. She ventured through neighborhoods to show us the wonderful local meat, seafood and produce markets as well as stops where could see the making of delicious pastries and taste the results! We also made visits to neighborhood deli for cheeses and meats,mezzos, bakery for wonderful sweets and a coffee shop with traditional coffee. All in all an excellent experience. We highly recommend this tour.