1. Athens: Acropolis & Parthenon with Tickets & Food Tasting
Discover the Acropolis of Athens and enjoy unique Greek flavors during this combo guided tour and tasting experience, skip-the-line entry tickets included. Visit Plaka for an opportunity to explore the past and the present of the city and taste some local specialties. Start your trip by skipping the ticket line at the Acropolis of Athens and visiting the Theater of Dionysus. The theater sits on the south slope of the hill of the Acropolis, where all the worldwide famous ancient comedies and tragedies were first performed. Visit the Odeon of Herod Atticus, widely known as the Herodion, which was named the second-best theater in the whole world. See the remains of the healing temple of Asklepieion of Athens, a sanctuary west of the Theater of Dionysus that was built in honor of the gods Asclepius and Hygeia. Continuing the ascent to the Sacred Rock, pass through the acropolis’ monumental gateway, the Propylaea, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Admire the great 5th-century Parthenon, the most important surviving building of classical Greece. Snap pictures of the Erechtheion (Temple of Athena Polias), a unique masterpiece of architecture, and continue to the L-shaped staircase that leads to the higher Porch of the Maidens. Leaving the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis, walk in the labyrinthine alleys of Plaka, the old historical neighborhood of Athens with the neoclassical architecture, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis. Plaka was also known as the Neighborhood of the Gods. In the heart of Plaka, sit and experience the gastronomic traditions of Greece. Enjoy unique flavors and tastes made almost entirely from Greek agricultural and livestock products. Your trip ends as the modern and the old are combined in a feast of senses.