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Athens: Gourmet Food Tour

1. Athens: Gourmet Food Tour

Explore Athen's food markets on a 4-hour walking tour. Taste delicious treats and visit local stores selling the "Green Treasures" of Greece, such as olive oil, wines, mushrooms, herbs, and traditionally made pasta and salamis. Start with a traditional Greek breakfast of koulóuria (sesame bread rings) in a century-old café. Continue to a tiny pastry shop to sample loukoumades (Greek donuts) and custard-filled filo squares. Enjoy local pies and cheeses at authentic Greek bakeries and cheese stores. Next, wander through the famous meat and fish markets. Try roasted home-grown coffee and visit specialty shops for their fresh fruit, olives, cheese, ham, and other deli produce. Enjoy local wine, organically produced olive oil and honey, aged aromatized vinegar, and world-famous Greek yogurt produced at family farms. Wander down Evripidou Street, scented by herbs. End your culinary exploration at the deli stores in the historic city center, where your guide will make you complimentary gifts to bring home.

Athens Highlights: Myths & Philosophers Private Walking Tour

2. Athens Highlights: Myths & Philosophers Private Walking Tour

After meeting with your local guide outside Panepistimio Metro Station, begin your journey with the famous Trilogy of Athens, a work of the great architect, Theofilus Hansen. Admire stunning statues from famous 19th-century sculptors. While marveling at these miracles of architecture, take the opportunity to talk about two of the most famous philosophers of antiquity, Socrates and Plato. Discuss the god Apollo and goddess Athena, two gods totally different from one another but sharing many more commonalities than one may think. Afterwards, head to the Greek Parliament and the National Gardens to discover the live of Epicurus and his philosophical school, known as the Garden. Walk down the most commercial street in Athens, Ermou Street, named after the god and merchant, Hermes. Take a chance to admire an 11th-century temple known as Kapnikarea and hear about Aristotle and his Lyceum philosophical school. Take a pitstop to enjoy a greek coffee at a cozy cafe in the Thissio area, taking advantage of the location to chat about Pre-Socratic philosophers. Next to the Ancient Agora, discover the place where Stoic philosophy was born in the Poikile Stoa. The next stop will be the Plaka area and Anafiotika, on the foot of the Acropolis with Cinic philosophers close by. While admiring the famous Tower of Winds, learn everything there is about Aiolos, the keeper of the winds. The tour will conclude on the Areopagus Hill with a breathtaking view of the Acropolis and some more myths about the Olympian gods.

Athens by Night: Sightseeing, Spirits, and Food

3. Athens by Night: Sightseeing, Spirits, and Food

Greet your guide at Monastiraki square and embark upon your epicurean exploration of the city. Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of downtown historic center of Athens, an atmospheric enclave replete with informal bars and food corners. Enjoy the famous Greek Boat pizza or so called Peinirli in the narrow streets of Monastiraki Next, walk to one of the most funky neighborhoods, Psirri, where you will enjoy a glass of local variety wine combined with Greek charcuterie, cheeses plate, and local chutneys. Learn about the snack’s interesting origin as you chat with your guide and feel the vibrant and unique atmosphere of Athens by night. Continue further in the district of Psirri and walk by some significant wall art hidden in the atmospheric streets of the town. Walk towards to Monastiraki square where it is time to enjoy the famous local deserts like baklava or Greek fried donuts. Visit one of the most famous local bars at the Karitsi square and enjoy a cocktail made from local herbs and spices. Finish you tour by admiring some of the most beautiful city buildings lit at night.

Athens: Greek Cooking Class with Dinner and Wine

4. Athens: Greek Cooking Class with Dinner and Wine

Learn how to prepare 4 classic Greek recipes of home-cooked food using fresh ingredients bought from selected producers and artisans of Greece. Get step-by-step instructions at the hands-on class and hear stories about the recipes you will prepare. Feel free to add your own flavors to create a dish unique to you! Everyone will then sit down and have dinner together while tasting 3 different Greek wine varieties. Your hosts will talk more about Greek wines and the Greek terroire.

Athens: Highlights Evening Walking Tour and Meze Dinner

5. Athens: Highlights Evening Walking Tour and Meze Dinner

Set off from Syntagma Square and make your way to the historic Plaka district. Venture down quaint alleys and stroll along charming Dionisiou Aeropagitou to see the Acropolis floodlit after dark. Admire the Theatre of Herodes Atticus and go to Pnika Hill for panoramic views before walking to Thiseio for a look at the ancient market and Arios Pagos. Join the locals on the central square and get a view of the Stoa of Attalos museum. Continue to Monastiraki and wander the open-air flea market. End in Psyri, known for its traditional bars and restaurants and enjoy a plate of savory mezedes (appetizers) with the help of your guide.

Athens: Food Tasting Tour on a Trikke Vehicle

6. Athens: Food Tasting Tour on a Trikke Vehicle

Indulge your taste buds on a gastronomical tour of Athens, and relish the traditional flavors of Greek delicacies. Learn the origins, history, and traditional ways of preparing Greek food. Travel by eco-friendly trike scooter, meeting your guide for a safety briefing and orientation session to ensure you feel comfortable on the 3-wheel bike before you set off. Then, explore the local neighborhoods and visit the Central Market, where you can watch the vendors plying their wares, and the locals doing their daily grocery shopping. Marvel at the range of ingredients available, and savor the sights and scents of the fresh produce on display.

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This was the highlight of our Athens trip! Great food and culture, and a fun way to see the city. There were many different foods to try, and the tour was well valued. Irene was an excellent guide. Highly recommend.

We had the most beautiful evening with our local philosopher Bianca. We will never forget this day, we felt like we saw the soul and the heart of the city.

Excellent trip, lots of wonderful food and drink with a really friendly and knowledgeable guide Eirini.

Delicious and interesting, we really enjoyed this way of tasting so many Greek foods in a short time!

Everything about this tour was top notch! Fantastic Guide and we learns so much. Thanks!