Sample Greek Cuisine while discovering the TOP Highlights of Athens!
This tour starts at the biggest square of Athens, called "Syntagma". That's where we attend the short ceremony of the changing of the guards in front of the greek house of parliament. We then continue with a stroll at the National Gardens of Athens, where we taste the most common snack of the Athenians at the daytime, called "Koulouri": tastes like fresh bread with lots of sesame seeds on it. During our walk, we"ll be passing by the Temple of Zeus and the Hadrian's Arch. We stop in a typical greek coffee place to taste a traditional Greek coffee with the so-called "sweets of the spoon". After that, we"ll be climbing up to the Acropolis Hill to visit the famous Parthenon and enjoy the panoramic view of Athens. We then walk down to Plaka (old town )and Monastiraki areas where we finish our tour with a delicious "gyro": slices of pork or chicken wrapped in a pitta bread with a garlic dip and potatoes in it!
(For guests with food restrictions alternatives are available, too!)
-Watching changing of the guards in front of Greek Parliament.
- Walking tour of Athens (passing by National Gardens, Zeus temple, Hadrian's Arch )-"koulouri" taste
-Sit for resting and enjoy a greek coffee with a local sweet.
-Visit Acropolis Hill -Parthenon
-Short walk of Plaka. Sit in a Greek traditional taverna to enjoy a "gyros"!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: "Syntagma "square. In front of the "McDonald's ".
End location: Monastiraki square. Suggestions will be given on which other areas of Athens to explore on your own and directions on how to return back to your hotel.
Duration: 5 hours
Depending on how crowded the Acropolis Hill will be or not the tour duration can be about half an hour shorter or longer.
This is a walking tour of Athens.
-Tasting of typical greek flavors : "Koulouri ",greek coffee with a sweet, "gyros" sandwich.
-Guided tour of the Acropolis Hill and the Parthenon by a licenced tourist guide of Athens.
-Walking-Orientation of Athens down town.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Euros - Ticket to enter the Acropolis Hill.
-Ticket to enter the Acropolis Hill.
The tour is designed to be conducted on foot. If your hotel is far, or if you are a cruise ship passenger and you need transportation, this I can arrange for you at an extra cost(please contact me for information)
I'm not a driver-guide, but upon request I can arrange transportation with any type of vehicle that might be necessary to you.