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Athens Highlights

Highlights of Athens
with Greek Food Tastings

Highlights of Athens
with Greek Food Tastings

Highlights of Athens
with Greek Food Tastings

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Duration:
6 Hours
Languages:
English, French
or Sign language (upon request)
Location:

Athens

Theme:
Culture
Local vibes
Mythology
History
Food and Drink

Discover the best of Athens in 6 hours. Get to the heart of the ancient world by exploring Athens’ landmark sites with our excellent, state-licensed guide. Along the way, make short stops to delve into the local Greek cuisine and culture. Explore, at your own pace, Acropolis and the other highlights of Athens, while strolling in picturesque corners of the city and tasting your way through family-style shops, enjoying an authentic local experience.

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HIGHLIGHTS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT PRACTICAL INFO

 

  • Tourists have a guided tour of the Parthenon in Athens
  • The Arch of Hadrian during Athens highlights tour
  • Anafiotika guided walking tour
  • Hidden corners of Athens experience
  • Best food tour of Greece tasting experience
  • Greek food highlights in Athens
  • Greek souvlaki tasting in Athens
  • Gate of Athena Archigetis
  • Plaka highlights tour

1. Highlights 

 

  • All the best landmarks of Athens. From the marvelous Acropolis and the Parthenon to the wondrous Temple of Hephaestus and the Ancient Agora.
  • Fascinating myths and true stories that will offer you a complete picture of both ancient and modern Greek life.
  • The most picturesque neighborhoods of Athens, like Plaka and Monastiraki, and hidden corners with spectacular views.
  • Enjoy Greek food and drink tastings, and get insights about Athens and Greek culture directly from a local Athenian.

 

"We booked a 6 hour private history and food tour and we had a wonderful experience! It was like being shown around Athens by a friend. We loved how our guide shared history, mythology, philosophy, and current cultural insight. The food was excellent. Highly recommend for a professional but fun tour."
- Samantha H, TripAdvisor

2. What you can expect

 

This guided tour of the highlights of Athens offers you a unique opportunity to discover the city's best sights and food culture. This experience embraces the philosophy of 'slow travel'. We slow down to enjoy the simple things Athens has to offer and be present to experience them with the locals. We walk and explore the city's alleys and culture with all of our senses.

 

Your expert, state-licensed guide will let you in the history (and less-known facts) of the Acropolis and the other landmarks but also share an authentic souvlaki and a Greek coffee, prepared in the traditional way, allowing you the time to experience Greek culture and customs.

 

History, mythology, culture and gastronomy come together in this 6-hour, unique guided tour of Athens' highlights to offer you an immersive and authentic experience.

 

Landmarks and places of interest

  • Acropolis Hill (Parthenon, Erechtheion, Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike)
  • Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Ancient Theatre of Dionysus
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus, Arch of Hadrian
  • Rock of Areopagus (Areopagus Hill)
  • Roman Agora, Gate of Athena Archigetis, Tower of Winds
  • Ancient Agora and Temple of Hephaestus
  • Plaka, Anafiotika, Monastiraki and Psyri neighborhoods
  • Dionysiou Areopagitou Street
  • Athens Central Market (except on Sundays)

 

Tastings included

  • Greek souvlaki (the best and most authentic in town)
  • Greek coffee prepared in hovoli
  • Traditional baklava
  • 3 shots of liqueurs at the oldest distillery in town
  • Samples from the food stalls in the Central Market (Greek olives, Pistachio of Aegina, Greek raisins, etc.) *except on Sundays
  • Cold cuts and cheeses from all over Greece

 

3. Practical Info

 

Duration: 6 hours
Language: English, French, Sign language (upon request)
Location: Athens city center
When:

Flexible starting time since this is a private tour

Recommended: 8.30 am

Price:

Starting from €510

Good to know:
  • It is recommended to start early with the Acropolis, to beat the crowds coming from the cruises.
  • You are advised to wear comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen.
  • The food tastings can be adjusted for vegetarians or vegans. Kindly let us know beforehand of any dietary preferences/restrictions. 
What's included:
  • Excellent storyteller, state-licensed guide
  • All of the tastings mentioned in the description
  • Civil liability insurance
  • Extra tips and stories about Athens
  • VAT and local taxes
Not included:
  • Entry fees 30 EUR per person (skip-the-line combo ticket) which we can pre-purchase for you
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)

 

 

Best sites of Athens tour

 

Notes:

The meeting point for the Athens Highlights walking tour is the Acropolis Metro Station or the lobby of your hotel. Detailed meeting instructions will be sent to you upon booking.

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