Tasting Kalamata – An introduction to food treasures

Daily Tour 3 hours duration
Traditional Culinary Tastings Tour Guide: Sofia

Taste your way through a selected route in Kalamata. During this 3 hour tour, we will visit the most charming side of Kalamata while popping in and out of selected family shops learning about tastes and traditions of our city. Our local guides are excellent storytellers and they will transport you through time and the history of food. Small samples of regional traditional food and lunch are included in our tour while you explore non-touristic parts of Kalamata. Spend 3 hours collecting memories and experiences! This tour is provided in English.

Availability: Monday to Saturday

Cost: 55 Euros/person

Tour guide: Sofia


Historical Centre: Church of Ypapantis


At 10:00 AM (Please arrive at 09:50 AM) .


  • Traditional regional food samples
  • Local guides
  • Visits to family owned shops
  • Light lunch included


  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)


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


Taste food, ranging from bread based products, fruits and meat products. 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 sun lotion. You will discover food treasures in family owned small shops. Let our expert guide lead you through a culinary experience.


This tour is adaptable for: Non-alcoholic options, pregnant women, slow walkers, vegeterians. 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.

Our tour will start at the designated meeting area: The Church of Ypapanti in the historical center. Our guide will hold a sign with the text FoodPhilosophy!

9 Reviews

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    Olympia Australia
    9:52 am - July 14, 2018 / Reply

    The Foodphilosophy tour was a truly wonderful experience with unique tastes and lovely environment within the historical centre of Kalamata.
    The guide Dora welcomed us with a broad smile , gave us information about food tradition and custom I knew nothing about so everything was great, informative and tasty.
    Our group truly enjoyed the experience and I would definitely try it again .

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    Paraskevi Chachi
    2:06 pm - August 1, 2018 / Reply

    The tour was so organized and it was almost 3 hours and you don’t want to end! As a citizen from Kalamata, from the tour I learned many things that I didn’t know before. We tasted so many traditional local food from local stores and the fruit market. Through the walk to the historical center you learn some of the history of the town and of course from the local products from the wonderful guide Sophia! It’s the best food tour that I have ever seen!

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      9:43 am - August 2, 2018 / Reply

      Thank you Paraskevi. We look forward in welcoming you on one of our other tours as well!

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    5:46 pm - September 5, 2018 / Reply

    Was part of one of the evening food tours.
    Would highly recommend! Our guide took us around various food outlets in Kalamata, telling us stories and giving us tastings of the delicious treats.

    Would highly recommend!

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      10:26 am - September 6, 2018 / Reply

      thank you Ben for your kind words. We enjoyed having you on our tour as well and look forward welcoming you back to another one next year!

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    1:33 pm - September 6, 2018 / Reply

    Kalimera Dora and .Georgia. Thanks for a wonderful day and nice tour. I liked it so much and can recommend everyone to take this tour. I spoke with Nikki today and ask her to tell the visitors of the Elite City Resort to make this excellent tour with you. Is was nice meeting both of you. Efgaristo .Poli.


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      10:45 am - September 28, 2018 / Reply

      thank you very much Yvonne!

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    Eric&Melissa (Belgium)
    1:35 pm - September 9, 2018 / Reply

    It was our first time at Kalamata and the idea of exploring the historical centre whilst tasting the local food attracted us immediately and it was a great experience. It’s not only about tasting traditional food but our wonderful guide Sophia told us a lot more about the Greek kitchen. The fact that they want to involve the local shop owners/manufacturers is a great initiative. We can highly recommend this food tour! We wish Georgia a lot of success with her company.

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      10:44 am - September 28, 2018 / Reply

      thank you very much for your comments and recommendation dear Eric and Melissa. We hope to see you in one of our other tours as well. Enjoy your time in our beautiful country.


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