The splendor of the ancient Acropolis and the mouthwatering temptations of Athenian cuisine – is there any better introduction to Athens? Accompanied by your expert archaeologist guide, you will set out on a private tour, which perfectly integrates the mythology and gastronomy of the Greek capital! Join us on this unique tour that will provide you with food for thought, as well as food for your belly!
Your tour will begin at the Acropolis, entering the revered hill through the Propylaea, its impressive marble gate. Gaze at the inspiring architecture of the Parthenon and discover all there is to know about the destruction and worship the monument has stood through. Turn your gaze towards the otherworldly Erechtheion and the iconic Caryatids – the fair maids who hold up the stunning structure. From here, you will enjoy the breath-taking views over Athens and out across the Aegean. During this journey into history, you will discuss the origins of political philosophy and democracy and comprehend the contribution of ancient Athens to the modern world.
Now, it’s time for a complete change of direction, as your journey takes a turn from antiquities to gastronomy! Taste a wealth of culinary delights -the very best that Athens has to offer- including homemade loukoumades, koulouri sesame bread, and so many more of the local specialties. Join the locals at the vibrant Athens Central Market to witness the astounding variety of fresh fish, meat, vegetable and fruit that are so temptingly displayed. Delight at the specialist stalls, filled with colorful, aromatic spices, herbs and condiments, and get to know the artisans who put so much time, dedication and love into producing such wonderful delicacies.
Make sure that you bring your appetite because here, there are no small bites; just fresh delicious authentic food….and plenty of it!