Kalamata – The Authentic Tastes and Traditions Food Tour

Daily Tour 5 hours duration
Traditional Culinary Tastings Tour Guide: Sofia / Fotini

Experience Greek tradition through food! Feel Greek for a day and sample traditional regional dishes while you learn how food has changed throughout the centuries. Learn about the ancient Greeks and their food habits and how they affected modern Greek cuisine today. This tour is about food, local community, stories and knowledge and for people who want to get as close a possible to a culinary Greek experience. The tour leads us through the most important part of Kalamata city, on one side the modern city and on the other the historical part, intertwined to create what we see today. Along the way, we will sample local treats , visit local producers combining high quality with tradition. The tour concludes with lunch. Tour available in both English and French languages.

Still thinking of what to do in Kalamata? Don’t! Skip breakfast and join the “Kalamata – The Authentic Tastes and Traditions Food Tour”.

DEPARTURE/ENDING POINT

Historical Centre: Church of Ypapantis

DEPARTURE TIME

At 9:30 AM (Please arrive at 9:15 AM).

INCLUDED

  • Superior food tastings
  • Traditional lunch
  • Local guides / storytellers
  • Visits to family owned shops

NOT INCLUDED

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

FOODPHILOSOPHY PRINCIPLE

Ethical Tourism: We collaborate only with local business people, helping the local economy. We will visit only family – owned stores.

WHAT TO EXPECT

We will taste lot’s of food ranging from bread based products, olives, pies, meat products and sweets finishing with lunch at a local tavern. Our cuisine is mostly meat and vegetable based so please expect similar tastings. We will walk around the Historical centre so please wear comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen. You will discover food treasures in family owned small shops. Let our expert guide lead you through a culinary experience.

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS OF FOOD TOUR

This tour is adaptable for: Non-alcoholic options, pregnant women, slow-walkers, vegetarian. If you have any particular food restrictions you wish us to consider, please let us know and we will do our best to cater for them.

14 Reviews

  1. avatar
    Ophelie, France
    1:52 pm - May 14, 2018 / Reply

    A delicious moment thanks to the food but also the guide, the typical shops and the old city’s streets. A real travel through the Greek culture. I recommend the tour to discover and enjoy, the Messinian cuisine as well as Kalamata historical center.

    5
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    Sheila, Spain
    1:58 pm - May 14, 2018 / Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing with me the traditional food from Greece. I love Mediterranean style, way of life, Greek people, the variety of local products are amazing and really tasty. My favourite dish after this tour is “zucchini, potatoes, cheese pies” and of course, lalagi and olives as appetizers.

    5
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    Angelina, Russia
    1:59 pm - May 14, 2018 / Reply

    Glad that we had diverse variety of food. Recommendations for more food tours!

    5
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    Anonymous
    2:00 pm - May 14, 2018 / Reply

    To Enjoy and share food and traditional culture is amazing and very representative in the real life.

    4
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    Anonymous
    2:00 pm - May 14, 2018 / Reply

    Very nice experience overall!

    4
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    Family Schwarz Germany
    9:59 pm - May 26, 2018 / Reply

    It was a fantastic food tour in Kalamata. We’ve got a lot of information about local food and it was really tasty! Our tour guides Dora and Sofia were friendly and competent. A must-do for everyone who is interested in Greek local food!

    5
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      Sofia Tsiortou
      11:40 am - May 30, 2018 / Reply

      Thank you for your kind words! It was a pleasure having you!

      0
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    Georgia and Katerina
    10:53 pm - June 3, 2018 / Reply

    It was a great experience and an amazing food tour in Kalamata! We learned new things about Kalamata and local food! Tour guides were very friendly ! We highly recommend It!!

    5
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    Anonymous
    2:15 pm - June 4, 2018 / Reply

    You were very nice and made sure that I (as Vegan) could enjoy delicious food!

    5
  9. avatar
    Anonymous
    2:16 pm - June 4, 2018 / Reply

    Very good experience that brings you close to people, culture food. Maybe a family discount is needed.

    0
    1. avatar
      manager
      2:17 pm - June 4, 2018 / Reply

      thank you for your comment, we have provided a family discount as suggested!

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    James
    2:18 pm - June 4, 2018 / Reply

    The idea is excellent. You focus on really interesting features of local gastronomy.

    5
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    murphycj55@gmail.com
    3:39 pm - June 13, 2019 / Reply

    Thank you Fontini for a fabulous tour and sharing your passion and knowledge of food, history and Greece. The vendors we visited were welcoming and friendly, and their produce was exceptional. I can highly recommend this tour. A tip before you go on this tour do not eat breakfast!

    5
    1. avatar
      manager
      4:33 pm - June 23, 2019 / Reply

      Thank you for your comment and we are very happy that you enjoyed our tour. We hope to see you again soon.

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