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Acropolis of Athens Culinary & nightlife

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Athens: Acropolis Guided Tour and Old Town Food Tasting

1. Athens: Acropolis Guided Tour and Old Town Food Tasting

This guided tour gets off to a sweet start with a sampling of some Greek yogurt with fruit syrup – a perfect introduction to the Athenians' culinary habits. Next, enter the Acropolis from the south slope to explore the Dionysus Sanctuary, the Asklepieion, and the Dionysus Theater, all located at the foot of the majestic rock. Keep exploring while your experienced guide tells the stories of all the significant monuments surrounding the Acropolis. Take panoramic photos of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the National Observatory of Athens, and the city’s scenic hills: Filoppapos, Mars, and Pnyx. Enjoy scenic views of the city from the summit of the sacred hill. Then, one by one, visit and learn about the famous buildings of the Acropolis: the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, and the Nike Temple. Visit Mars Hill or “Areopagus” as it is called in Greek and learn about the historical, mythological, and religious importance of the location. Next venture into the Neighborhood of the Gods – the nickname given to the Plaka and Anafiotika areas. Explore the hidden corners and stroll between the whitewashed cubic houses decorated in the Cycladic style with brightly painted shutters. Learn the secrets of historic buildings and photograph old chapels and monuments such as the Ancient Agora, the Roman Forum, and the Tower of the Winds. The tour ends in the lively Monastiraki Square, located in the heart of Athens, where the guide will point out Hadrian’s Library, the Tzistarakis Mosque, and the flea market. Here, try some local delicacies and savor the tastes of Greek cuisine.

Athens: Acropolis with Museum, Guided Tour & Greek Lunch

2. Athens: Acropolis with Museum, Guided Tour & Greek Lunch

Enjoy a guided tour of the Acropolis monuments including the Parthenon and Temple of Nike. Visit the Acropolis Museum and admire the ancient antiquities. Benefit from skip-the-line admission and learn interesting facts from your knowledgeable guide. End your experience with a delicious Greek lunch near the Acropolis Museum.

Athens: Acropolis Guided Tour and Food Tasting Walk

3. Athens: Acropolis Guided Tour and Food Tasting Walk

Beginning on the slopes of the Acropolis, enter the sacred hill through the Propylaea, an imposing marble-gate comprised of a mix of Ionic and Doric colonnades. Marvel at the construction of the Parthenon and learn about the eras of worship and destruction that it has faced in stony resilience. Set your eyes upon the ethereal Erechtheion and it’s iconic Caryatids, the fair maidens that support this beautiful structure. With your deeply knowledgeable and passionate guide learn about the history, legends and myths that envelop this ancient site and enjoy breathtaking views across Athens and out to the Aegean Sea. Join this journey through time that will show you the very origins of democracy and political philosophy as we know it today. Next it’s time to turn your journey through antiquity into one of gastronomy! Discover the very best of Athens’ foodie scene by tasting delights such as koulouri, loukoumades and many more local favourites. Get stuck in with the locals at the vibrant Central Athens Market and see the huge variety of fresh meat, fish, vegetables and fruits on display. Discover specialist stalls bursting with colorful and aromatic herbs, spices and condiments; meet with true artisans who will show you how much time, dedication and love goes into producing their treasured delicacies. Let your taste buds soar as you sample cheeses from across Greece, irresistible cold cuts and perfectly prepared Greek coffees. Your local guide will introduce you to the very best of these traditional foods, given a new lease of life, through 5 different stops at Athenian artisan eateries. In Greece, we know how to feed people- fresh, delicious food and plenty of it, so be sure to come hungry!

Athens: Private Historical Night Tour by Van

4. Athens: Private Historical Night Tour by Van

A night visit to Athens is a spectacular sight. It gives you the opportunity to enjoy all the monuments and buildings under their special lights. You will have the chance to admire wonderful buildings such as the Parliament, the National library, the Academy and the university. Then you will visit Monastiraki Square, which is known for its nightlife and after a short walk you will pass through Thissio, where you will enjoy the view of the illuminated Acropolis and the Temple of Hephaestus. The journey continues to Piraeus. There you can pay a visit to Mikrolimano, which is the second-largest Yacht marina in Greece with lots of fish restaurants and only 15 minutes’ walk from the majestic Stadium of Peace and Friendship in Faliro. During the ancient times the port was protected by the goddess Mounihia Artemis and that’s why sometimes it is referred to as port of Munihia. Today Mikrolimano it is a popular location, attracting people from all over Attica. It is a beautiful little harbor with fishing boats, small boats, and luxury yachts. If you like fish and seafood you can have lunch or dinner at one of its famous taverns. Many Greek films have used this location because of its idyllic atmosphere. There you will have free time to have dinner or drink before returning to your accommodation.

Athens: 7-Course Dinner and Wine Pairing with Acropolis View

5. Athens: 7-Course Dinner and Wine Pairing with Acropolis View

EatWith is the world’s leading community for authentic food experiences with locals, in 130+ countries. Through dinner parties, supper clubs, cooking classes, and food tours in private homes and special venues, EatWith connects hand-selected local hosts with travelers seeking unique, immersive food experiences. Dimitris and Savvas are passionate cooks and were raised eating and learning about Greek food. Now they want to share their authentic recipes with you and treat you to traditional Greek hospitality in their home in Monastiraki. This experience is a must when in Athens!

Athens: 6-Course Rooftop Meal of Greek Cuisine with Wine

6. Athens: 6-Course Rooftop Meal of Greek Cuisine with Wine

Enjoy the taste of Athens with a fantastic feast of Greek cuisine prepared by Michail. You will experience a stunning multi-course meal made from fresh, local ingredients. You’ll enjoy your food on an intimate rooftop with a panoramic view of Athens, the Acropolis and Lcyabettus Hill. Michail has selected aperitifs and wine to accompany your food and his hospitality and charm will guarantee you a rich cultural and culinary experience! EatWith is the world’s leading community for authentic food experiences with locals, in 130+ countries. Through dinner parties, supper clubs, cooking classes, and food tours in private homes and special venues, EatWith connects hand-selected local hosts with travelers seeking unique, immersive food experiences.

Athens: Top Sights Private Half-Day Tour

7. Athens: Top Sights Private Half-Day Tour

On a private excursion with your family, your friends, or even the company that you will create especially for this purpose, you will see the most important sights of the Greek capital. On your way you will visit the Acropolis to admire the wonders of the classical era and the Parthenon, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the new Acropolis Museum. Afterwards, you will see the Panathenaic Stadium where the 1st modern Olympic Games took place and will continue to Syntagma Square and a tour throughout the classical buildings-jewels of the city. Next stop is the Archaeological Museum, and the continuation will be in the historic center of Athens which is full of life, with many options for food and drink. Throughout the tour, the driver will provide you with useful information both about the history of each region but also for its modern reality.

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What people are saying about Acropolis of Athens

Our tour guide Anastasia was OUTSTANDING. She clearly knows her history and delivers relevant and fun details with care and passion. The lower levels of the acropolis had some very interesting areas that I never knew about. The top of the acropolis was very busy on our day but was fine and enjoyable. The group was small which I highly recommend if possible. We still had a small radio to hear Anastasia separate from the other guides and you don’t need to be right next to her which you would have to without the radio. The museum was more interesting than expected as well. We had the lunch add on which was very nice not to have to think about it after the tour. There were specific items to select from on the menu but the options were all fine. A highly recommended tour.

Excellent & Engaging for us & our kids though weather was not good

Despite the windy, chilly conditions, Alexandra somehow made our 'Acropolis, Museum, Plaka & Food tour' very enjoyable. Our 14 & 7 years old kids were enthralled with her ability to relate historical events in a manner that grasped the imagination of our children. She graciously accommodated our coffee & chat breaks with many questions covering history & local culture as well as unscheduled pit-stops to ensure we derived the best possible experience from out limited time in Athens.

Very knowledgeable guide named Anna. I will recommend her to anyone. Great tour! Carlos Lopes