Among the many activities 2022 has to offer, is the much anticipated Oakleigh Trail; a 40 minute walk along the restaurant and cafe-bar precinct of the most Greek suburb in Melbourne.

Oakleigh is renowned for its strong European influence and much of this cuisine can be found in the area; from French restaurants and Italian pizzerias to Asian flavours, the most prevalent vibe in the area is that of Greek eateries and live music venues. Eaton Mall continues to gain momentum as a major Hellenic precinct.

On the Greek food walking tour, taking place not once but three times this year attendees can share their stories of migration and what role food played in upholding culture and tradition.

On 6 August, 1 October and 3 December, flavours from the Mediterranean will be on offer at some of the delicious eateries of Oakleigh, as guides help uncover the best places to enjoy authentic Greek food.

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Interested parties can sample traditional baked goods made fresh daily on-site, taste deli produce and learn about the products that heavily feature in Mediterranean home kitchens, visit a cultural store to learn about religious customs and traditions and, lastly, enjoy a delicious progressive meal and chat with the locals along the way.

The walk from the various venues is about 30-40 minutes in total with breaks at each stop, the longest will no more than 15 minutes. Vegan options are available – make sure the option is selected when booking.

When: 6 August, 1 October and 3 December, 2,30pm

Where: Outside Oakleigh Train Station – Portman Street side, Oakleigh, VIC

Pricing & tickets: $138.51 via