Greece Sightseeing Tours & Activities Athens Athens Food Tour & Acropolis Walking Tour



Tour Code : TUR-00076
Departure City : Athens
Type : Small Group
Duration : 5 Hours
Start Time(s) : 10:00:00
Languages : English
Hotel Pick Up Available : No
Meals Included : None

Description :

Seize the opportunity to taste a wide variety of Greek delicacies including the mouth-watering sweet and syrupy 'loukoumades', the traditional 'bougatsa', savoury 'pastourma', feta cheese and famous Greek olives. Enjoy this unique tour, in the non-touristy area of Athens and acquaint yourself with Greek cuisine in the company of your culinary guide. Discover another side of Athens which lies in the shadow of the famous Acropolis where a kaleidoscope of colours, smells, tastes and textures await. Your expert and totally passionate culinary guide will lead you past produce stalls bursting with colours, intoxicating spice shops, enticing sweet shops and, of course, the bustling central food market of Athens. You will visit various specialty food shops, alluring delicatessens, aromatic and tempting bakeries and sweet shops, restaurants, and dairy, spice, grocery and pie shops where you will sample and taste the most traditional Greek foods. A genuine Athenian food tour would not be complete without a visit to the vibrant central Varvakeios food market, with its bustling energy and loud bargaining. This dazzling galaxy of fruits, spices, meats, and fish will enchant you. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you through a food stroll and introduce you to small, hidden specialty food shops. They will provide valuable insight both on the unique and intricate culinary heritage of Greece as well as the famous Mediterranean diet, hailed today as a model of healthy living. Join us as we embark on a culinary journey and a delightful world of the five senses in Athens. The food tour will end on Andrianou street next to the Ancient Agora and very close to the Acropolis which will be the next portion of your tour. You will enter the Acropolis from the south slope so as to avoid the crowds and also to visit the Dionysus sanctuary and Dionysus Theatre built in the 5th century BC. Your guide will take care of the tickets so you can skip the line. As you begin to ascend the sacred hill a breathtaking view of the city below will unfold. Your guide will give you a detailed explanation of the glorious monuments of the Acropolis such as the Parthenon, the Erectheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple and the surrounding monuments such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the Observatory as well as the Philopappos, Mars, and Pnyx Hills.

Tour Includes

  • Athens Guide magazine
  • Athens map
  • Culinary guide
  • English speaking professional tour guide
  • Food and beverage sampling

Tour Does Not Include

  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities of any type
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff
  • Lunch