This tours focuses on the amazing food, wine, and culture provided by the vibrant country of Greece, highlighting bustling cities like Athens and Chania, as well as the islands of Santorini and Naxos. You'll enjoy numerous food and wine tours, allowing you to taste Greek cuisine, delicacies, pastries, and local wines and liquors, plus your own handmade dishes with a cooking class in Crete. Along the way, you'll visit an olive farm, a family-owned cheese shop, wineries, and bustling food markets, indulging your taste buds in some of the country's most beloved treats.
You'll start with the ancient Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, learning about the 5th-century BCE ruins of the rocky hilltop to make sense of what the city once looked like. Next, your guide will share stories of the country's history, culture, and mythology and take you through important landmarks, such as the Propylaea with the Temple of Athena Nike next to it. At the iconic Parthenon, you'll learn more about Athena, Athens' patron goddess and the protector of the city. Then, keep walking and discover the sacred Temple of Erechtheion. Your guide will help you understand Athens' heritage and the Ancient Greek's cultural achievements in the Golden Age.
When finished at the Acropolis, you'll act like a true Athenian and make your way through different neighborhoods while tasting local delicacies. You'll visit hidden gems set in authentic corners of the city; dedicated artisans using recipes passed down by generations; specialized food stores sourcing products from all over Greece; and a vibrant central food market. Learn all about traditional and modern Greek cuisine and the importance of the local food culture.
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Itineraries with Acropolis & Flavors of Athens Tour Combo
In just over a week, you'll still have plenty of time to explore the history, culture, and cuisine of Greece's two biggest cities. Learn about ancient mythology at the Acropolis and indulge your taste buds on a street food tour of Athens. In walkable Thessaloniki, you'll visit impressive monuments and see the mesmerizing archaeological site of Pella just outside the city. End your journey back in the capital, where you'll cook a traditional Greek meal as you gaze out over the Athenian skyline.