Classical Athens and food tour

6 hour private walking tour

(guidance all the way and walking tour through the Syndagma Metro museum, the National garden, the Zappion Mansion, the temple of Olympic Zeus and guided visit of the Acropolis and guided visit of the Ancient Agora and Monastiraki)

This tour includes most of the highlights of Athens, one can see in one day, as well as a unique experience of tasting along the way specialties and greek delights that the Greeks love, from the places they love.

You will be met by your licensed tour guide in a designated area by the Syndagma square. Close by is one of the oldest and most famous bakeries, where you will be able to taste the best "tyropita" - cheese pie and other "fyllo" famous Greek snacks.

In the guide's decription will be mentioned all the spots, where you will be able to taste special Greek Delights and snacks, that the locals love and travelers wouldn't easily have the chance to learn about. In case you are not interested in that part of the tour, we can exclude it and stick with the rest of the program, or we can customize that even more, according to your preferences.

You will then proceed to the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, where the famous guards with their Greek traditional uniforms are standing unmovable and you will then move on to the National Garden, grabbing a koulouri with sesame seeds to taste and stopping for the "must taste" Greek coffee, in the gardens area, which makes you feel like you are no longer in the big city.

From there you will proceed to the Zappion Mansion, a very impressive building, which having been built in 1896, it has served as the base of the Olympic committee, during the Word's first Modern Olympics.

Across from there, is the temple of Olympian Zeus, which you can enter and visit with the same combined ticket that you can use for most monuments in Athens. You can actually buy the combo ticket there and not have to wait in line for it at the Acropolis, since it's never very busy there.

Passing by the Arch of Triumph of Hadrian, you will walk across to the pedestrians street that leads to the Acropolis and you will stop at the outdoor area of a shop that sells the famous Greek yogurt with honey, or home made fruits sweets.

It is 156 meters (about 600 feet) up to the top of the Acropolis and most of the ancient marble paths are still there, for you to walk on and to “travel” with your imagination, back in the glorious “Golden Age of Pericles”, when most of the Classical period monuments you will admire were built. Climbing up you will see and hear explanations about the Filopappos hill, the Herodium odium, the Dionysius theatre, the Pnyx hill - birthplace of Democracy and the Areopagus hill.

Stopping before the Propylea, you will have an excellent view of the temple of Wingless Nike and the Ancient Agora, where Socrates, Plato, Aristotle introduced great philosophical schools. Walking through the Propylea you will reach the top and you will see the breathtaking Parthenon and the Erechtion temple opposite it.

At the end of the guided tour, you will enjoy some free time to explore on your own and take pictures of the roof tiles of the buildings in the Anafiotika and Plaka districts, the Lycabetus hill e.t.c. Meeting your guide down the hill you will continue down to the other side of the sacred hill, passing very close to the Areopagus hill and entering from there, the Ancient Agora, where you will also be guided though the monuments and its small but extremely interesting museum.

Walking out of the Agora from its other side, you will be right into the flea Market area - monastiraki and you will have the chance to grab and taste gyros and pita, at the oldest and most famous restaurant in Athens.

After that, you can spend more time on your own in that area or Plaka, or you can walk back to Syndagma, with your guide.

The order of the visits on this tour might change, according to your guide's judgment, depending on the weather, traffic or other reasons that might affect the timings and your enjoyment, which is our main goal.

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Guest Testimonials

We were picked up by Christos snd Callie in large clean comfortable Mercedes van. I can only say that they were both just Fantastic!! The 1st day we went to Delfi and the following day we went to Mycenae and Epidavros. Christos and Callie were knowledgeable, professional and gave us an 11 out of 10 experience. Above and beyond our expectations. I wouldn't consider any other service!

- Benny Dogger



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