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Discover the ancient secrets of Athens through this walking city tour around the Acropolis rock.

  • Walking Tour
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • All taxes, VAT inclusive

 

Not included:

  • Your international airfare
  • Personal expenses, beverages or meals
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts

Our tour starts at the Acropolis Metro Station and through the pedestrian road towards the Hill of the Muses, passing in front of the Acropolis Rock. Once on the Hill of the Muses, we'll stroll along paths carved by the famous architect Dimitrios Pikionis until we reach the site known as "Socrates’ Prison". It is there that we will stop for a few minutes and some well-earned rest. Continuing our journey through history, we will hike up the hill to the top, where the ever-standing the pine trees accompanied by the loud song of the cicadas will make you feel like you are back in ancient Greece. Under the refreshing shade of the trees, you will enjoy the most spectacular panorama of the Parthenon, while listening to the stories that formed the city of Athens.

We will proceed towards the hill of Pnyx – where the heart of Athenian democracy beat in antiquity – and then reach the Hill of the Nymphs, passing in front of the National Observatory, the first research foundation of modern Greece and one of the oldest in Southern Europe. Back on the pedestrian road as it descends towards Thisseio (one of the most historic neighborhoods of Athens), where we will take Adrianou street, a place always bustling with people, heading to Monastiraki Square. We will make a stop in front of a few remains from the Roman and Ottoman eras, before entering the busy alleys of the flea market and the Avyssinias Square where antiques for every taste can be found. Finally, we will reach the neighborhood of Psiri where signs of urban life start to appear in the form of graffiti. Street art defines contemporary Athens and gives the city a unique look.

No Greek experience is complete without a culinary element, so our tour will conclude at around 14:00 as we arrive at a local tavern to enjoy some traditional Greek food.

This tour will give you the opportunity to taste small bites of modern Greek history and architecture, as well as discover the secrets of Greek gastronomic tradition.

  • 4-hour walking tour of Athens with an English speaking guide
  • Taste a selection of Greek specialties including koulóuria (sesame bread rings) and Loukoumia
  • Drink a ‘Tsipouro’ a Miran with delicacies
  • Explore Varvakios Agora with an expert guide and learn about the city’s culinary history
  • Try a traditionally brewed Greek coffee
  • All taxes, VAT inclusive

 

Not included:

  • Your international airfare
  • Personal expenses, extra beverages or meals
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts

We will start the tour from the head of the road at the historic Omonoia Square (Concordance Square), where the two so-called Baggeia hotels tower over both sides. Both Baggion and the affiliated Megas Alexandros (Alexander the Great) hotels were designed by the famous philhellene architect Ernst Ziller. After passing by the Mansion of the Civil Servants Joint Stock Fund build by the architect Vassileios Kouremenos following the neoclassical and modernist style with impressive mosaics formed by the National School of Arts in Paris. As we descent towards Monastiraki we will make a short stop to taste koulóuria (traditional sesame bread rings) and afterwards arrive at the Athens City Hall and the Kotzia square - formerly known as Ludovico’s Square, in honor of the father of King Othon (the first king of Greece). Across the road and through the Sofokleous and Socratous streets we'll pass by the old tavern 'Diporto' and walk to the small Theater Square towards the Diplareios Manufacturing School, which has trained up to 65.000 craftsmen.

A stop at the famous Miran charcuterie is in order, so get ready for a uniquely Greek culinary experience. Pastrami, delicious sausages and smoked pork is one the menu, and of course to wash it down, a glass of tsipouro or ouzo. Just a few steps further we'll encounter the small Stoa Koniari, one of the city's many galleries and opposite that is the church of Saint John at the Column. Continuing our stroll down Euripidou Street, we'll stop at the Bahar shop, a famous Athenian spot for high quality spices. With all this walking you can't be too careful about your blood sugar, so time for another little treat! This time we will taste loukoumia (with or without almond) at the nearby Tsakanikas pastry shop.

We have finally arrived at Varvakeios Agora, the Central Market of Athens. This is literally the capital's Grand Central Station of food, where people from all walks of life converge to discover the freshest and most delicious ways to satiate their hunger. Make no mistake, everyone shops here, from celebrity chefs to neighborhood grocery store owners. Named after one of Greece’s national heroes, gentleman pirate Ioannis Varvakis, the  market is a tribute to the everyman. A place that knows no class divide, this historic open market with bioclimatic ventilation was built in 1886. We will wander in the meat and fish markets to get to know the delicacies residing in the Greek seas, buy fruits and vegetables, before finally trying a traditionally brewed Greek coffee.

Our tour will finish at around 12.30 - 13:00 as we arrive at a local tavern to enjoy some traditional Greek food.

Enjoy a private tour of the most important sights of Santorini with your family and friends. Customize it to suit your individual needs!

  • Pick up/drop off from with an air-conditioned luxurious mini-bus
  • English Speaking Driver/Guide
  • Bottled water for each guest
  • Visit to Oia (can be substituted by another village)
  • Visit to the Monastery of Profitis Ilias
  • Visit to the village of Pyrgos or Megalochori
  • Visit to the Black beach
  • Visit to the Red beach
  • Visit to Akrotiri
  • Visit to Akrotiri Lighthouse
  • All taxes, VAT inclusive

Not included:

  • Entrance fee to the Akrotiri excavations (12 € per person, 6 € per child, free for infants)
  • Personal expenses, extra beverages or meals
  • Customary tips to your driver and escort

As soon as we pick you up from your hotel (or nearby) we will head to the picturesque village of Oia. Famous for having the best view of the sunset, Oia is a traditional village perched on a cliff. You will have the chance to stroll down its narrow stone-paved paths and enjoy some coffee somewhere overlooking the vast blue of the Aegean Sea.

Leavin Oia behind us, we will move on to the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, where you will get a glimpse of the spiritual side of the island. the monastery was built by two monks in 1711 and features an exterior stone wall that makes it resemble a fortress. During that era, it was an important cultural and educational center as it also functioned as a school for several decades.

Part of tour will take us to one of the smaller, more traditional villages of the island. Some of the more popular choices include Pyrgos and Megalochori, two quintessentially Santorinian villages, where time seems to stand still. Get a taste of what its like to be a local by walking through whitewashed houses, taverns and shops, always gazing down at the blue sea.

Due to the island's proximity to the caldera, Santorini features unique beaches, the most prominent of which are the Black beach and the Red Beach. Made out of two successive beaches, the Black beach lies on the southeast coast of the island and is laid with black volcanic sand. It's red counterpart, is located near the village of Akrotiri, on the southernmost part of the island, at the end of a steep downhill path. Enclosed by huge red rocks and laid with volcanic pebbles, it is perhaps the most popular sight on the island.

Close by are two of the biggest attractions of Santorini. The Akrotiri Archaeological Sight contains excavations of the ancient city with the same name, a Minoan settlement destroyed in the Theran eruption sometime in the 16th century BC and buried in volcanic ash, which preserved the remains of fine frescoes and many objects and artworks. The settlement has been suggested as a possible inspiration for Plato's story of Atlantis. On top of a hill nearby, you will also find the Akrotiri Lighthouse. Although the interior is closed to the public, this imposing structure of the late 1800s offers an amazing view so make sure you have a camera with you!

Afternoon walking tour to the center of Athens and the Museum of Ancient Greek Technology including a 1-hour workshop where you build your own ancient calculating mechanism.

  • Walking Tour
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • One hour Workshop of the Antikythera Mechanism
  • One hour guided tour of the museum 
  • A Gift which is a functional cardboard Greek (acrophonic) abacus!
  • A Gift which is a functional part of the Antikythera Mechanism from metal and plexi glass
  • A Greek  snack
  • Entrance Fees at the Museum
  • All taxes, VAT inclusive

Not included:

  • Customary tips to your guides
  • Lunch

This afternoon walking tour will give guests the opportunity to explore the historic center of Athens, as well as take part in a unique workshop. After meeting your guide at Syntagma, the tour will begin at the Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, a foundation nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award. This is a truly wonderful setting to learn about the technological advancements of ancient Greeks during the 1-hour guided tour that will follow. Afterwards, you will take part in the Make Your Own Calculating Mechanism in Antiquity workshop. From the calculator of Salamina, to the analogue computer of Antikythera and under the guidance of the museum’s expert staff, you will learn about telecommunications in ancient Greece, as well as discover and operate the renowned Antikythera mechanism.

It is there that you will discover the Greek (acrophonic) abacus, a special sign that allows the user to quickly place numbers of any size, using the Herodian numbering system and to perform numerical operations. Practice, compete and win a special gift from the Museum’s shop. Turn the lever, of a large-scale Antikythera Mechanism, and unlock its secrets. Transfer to the past or future and find the position of the sun in the zodiac cycle, the phase and position of the moon, the month in the lunar calendar, the date and hour of the eclipse of the sun and moon, the dates of the most important games of antiquity and more. Build your own functional part of the Antikythera Mechanism from metal and plexiglass, and use it as a decoration for your favorite place!

Don't forget to take your gifts home!

1st Gift: You can take home the functional part of the Antikythera Mechanism from metal and plexiglass which you built!

2nd Gift: You will receive a functional cardboard Greek (acrophonic) abacus!

After the workshop concludes, we will proceed towards the Greek Parliament and observe the change of the Greek Presidential Guard (the famous Evzones). Take some memorable pictures and then allow us to guide you to the National Gardens and walk in its maze-like paths, discovering archaeological treasures hidden among the local flora and share stories under the shade. The Greek National Gardens are a 19th century monument, adorned with statues of patrons of the modern Greek state, small lakes, a handful of buildings of delicate beauty and an irrigation system. In the words of Henry Miller "It remains in my memory like no other park I have known. It is the quintessence of a park, the thing one feels sometimes in looking at a canvas or dreaming of a place one would like to be in and never finds."

After you take in the scenery of the Gardens, you will be returned to Syntagma Square to conclude an incredible afternoon!

Enjoy a full day tour of Delphi, visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo, the archaeological museum.

  • Entrance fees in Archeological sites
  • Professional Guide
  • 1 lunch
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Pick up / drop off service from most of the hotels in Athens
  • All taxes

 

Not included:

- Your international airfare
- Personal expenses, beverages at lunch and / or dinner
- Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts

Starting from Athens, the capital of Greece, we will take the scenic route through the fertile plains of Beotia,crossing the town of Thebes, which is connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus, Levadia, one of the more traditional towns in Greece and the picturesque Arachova which sits on the foot of Mount Parnassus . You will arrive in Delphi, known around ancient Greece as 'the navel of the world'. A town with strong ties to antiquity due to the presence of the famous Oracle, whose ruins still stand proudly. A sacred place for ancient Greeks, as they consulted the great Oracle before every major war campaign. There you will have the chance to visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the archaeological museum. Lunch will be at the village of Delphi and afterwards you will make your way back to Athens by the same route. On the way there will be a quick stop at Arachova, before reaching Athens early in the evening.

Departure at approximately 08:45 - Return at approximately 19:30