Boroume: Athens Food Walk: Sustainable Greek Cuisine

Athens Food Walk: Sustainable Greek Cuisine

Athens, Greece

Boroume

Non-profit organization

3 hours
From$43 USDper person

Boroume, which means “we can” in Greek, is a non-profit organization that combats food waste in Greece.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Athens by foot while helping fight food waste in the city.
  • Discover some of the most important sites in Athens, including the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens and the Roman Agora.
  • Find out how Boroume donates over 20,000 meals a day.

Tour revenue will be invested in bridging the gap between those who have surplus food and those who need it.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Friday

  • Start Time

    Between 9 AM - 10 AM

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families

  • Languages

    English, German, Greek

  • Tour Participants

    4 to 8

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Embark on a unique walking tour of Athens with Boroume, a nonprofit organization and virtual food bank dedicated to ending food waste in the city. Discover the historic center of Athens from a different perspective as you pass Boroume’s restaurant food donors as well as some of the best street food in town.

Along the way visit some of the most important historical sites of Athens, including the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, the Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library, Monastiraki Square, Ancient Keramikos Cemetery, and more. Stop by the “House of Boroume” and hear from the team how they manage to provide over 20,000 meals to hungry people every day.

On the second leg of the walk, pass by the central meat and fish market of Athens (Varvakios), the spices district, and the city’s largest soup kitchen. Finally, end your tour at the Galini soup-kitchen, one of Boroume’s largest recipient organizations.

1 Visitor Review

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    Elyce Tunbridge ●  Apr 26, 2018

    The tours all went really well! Thank you for all of your help in organizing these customized walking tours for all of us. The students and staff all learned a lot and were truly inspired by the work of Boroume. What also impressed us is how the whole Greek community has responded to the economic crisis and to helping those in need. Something our students were definitely inspired by and a will carry this sentiment back to their own countries.

Tour Start Address

NJV Plaza Hotel, Syntagma Square, Athens, AT, Greece

More About Boroume

Mission

To develop a social movement to reduce food waste and, at the same time, to increase food support for people in need based on voluntary supply.

Main Programs

  • Closing the gap between those who have food and those who need food.

  • Our network provides more than 3,000 meals every day.