Aegean Flavours - Culinary holidays

ATHENS

Stories of Greek Gastronomy

The Capital of Greece

Visiting Athens, the capital of Greece (and capital of Attica region as well), is quite easy. It takes no more than 1 hour by hydrofoil to Pireaus and then the Athens metro takes you to most popular places.  Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities with a recorded history spanning around 3400 years. This city was the cradle of Western civilisation and the birthplace of most sciences and democracy.  Athens is home to two UNESCO Heritage Sites.

The Acropolis is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and containing the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. It is a must see attraction. Next to this monument, with its undisputable charm, Plaka is one of the most frequented places by visitors and natives alike. Plaka΄s winding pathways carry thousands of years of history. Walk amongst the buildings whose facades are dressed in 19th century neoclassical design and architecture. Dine at one or several of its restaurants. And explore the ancient monuments, contemporary museums and traditional souvenir shops.

You can also see a monument called Ancient Agora/Monastiraki and it was the centre of commercial and business life in ancient times would later give rise to the buzzing shopping district that surrounds it today. Also, it worth visiting the Acropolis Museum, The Houses of the Greek Parliament and the Panathinaiko Stadium (where the first modern Olympics took place).



 

The Gourmet Escape

Stories of Greek Gastronomy

Available all yaer round

 3 nights/4 days, based on double occupancy at a 3 star Hotel in the centre of Athens.

Sunday to Wednesday & Thursday to Sunday

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Day 1 - Arrival

  • Arrival to Athens (transfer from the Athens International Airport to your accommodation is provided at an extra cost). Our guide will welcome you and inform you about the itinerary.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Night in your accommodation.

Day 2 – Walking Food Tour

  • Our guide is passionate for food and with his help you will be able to see culinary Athens at its best! The program includes a legendary tour to remember for the rest of your life visiting specialty food shops, lively and attractive delicatessens, mythical bakeries and sweet shops, restaurants, dairies, spice, grocery and pie shops where you will sample and taste the most traditional/ gourmet Greek food. The Athenian food tour would end up visiting to the vibrant central Varvakeios food market. Our guide will competently lead you through a food stroll and introduce you to small, hidden gastronomic geography of the city. A day not to forget your camera. This magnificent off the beaten track tour will finally end with a lunch at a tremendous Greek restaurant.
    The rest of the afternoon will be free until our appointment for the night food tour!
  • This Night Tour will be a great way to discover these areas, your host will take you through the streets stopping to admire the night time views, the excellent street art and of course to visit bars for a drink before heading to a local taverna for meze; a selection of small dishes that are perfect for sharing and accompanying wine, ouzo, beer...
  • Night in your accommodation.

Day 3 – Cookery class 

  • Afte breakfast, the day starts with a visit to Athens central market with your instructor. You go there to select your ingredients, the ones you will need for the cooking class. The instructor all about the season produce that we are lucky to have in Greece. Then you will head back to the cooking scgool to begin the lesson. A three course meal will be prepared. You will then enjoy the fruit of your labour.
  • The afternoon is free for your own activities. You can visit the Parthenon, or the Acropolis museum, or the archaeological museum of Athens. Shopping is also on the cards!
  • Dinner on your own. A reservation on a quality recommended restaurant can be also made.

Day 4 – Derparture

  • We provide transfer to the airport at extra cost.
  • Extra nights at the hotel can be added, so please let us know.

Stories of Greek Gastronomy
 
 
 
Our hotel is located in the heart of Athens. All 72 well-appointed rooms, some of which have their own balconies, are spaciously spread across all floors and are equipped with all the modern amenities to ensure a comfortable andunforgettable stay.

All the rooms are non-smoking, have individual climate control, fire resistant doors and soundproof double glazed windows.

There is broadband access in every room, while free and unlimited Wi-Fi access is available in all public areas of the hotel.

 
 

Important notes

*Inquire for a combined Athens-Poros culinary itinerary if you wish

 

Prices & Terms

3 star Centrally Located Athens Hotel 
Three (3) nights, based on a double room occupancy, daily breakfast, meals and activities/excursions mentioned in the program.
490 € per person



Single supplement: 100 €

Triple room: on request

Children discount :
From 0 till 2,99 years old FREE
From 3 till 11 years old -50%

Only Small Groups

30% of the amount is required at the time of booking 
for reservations mail us on hello@aegeanflavours.com


Price includes

3 nights / 4 days, accommodation at 3 or 4 star hotel on a central location with daily breakfast,
A guided food and walking tour with lunch
One Greek maze night with dinner and drinks
One cooking class at our Athens cooking school with a 3 course meal and wine
One Market Visit
Transfer to venues if necessary (from your accommodation)


Price does not include

Flights
Transfers from and to the airport
Meals, drinks, excursions that are not listed in the program
Travel insurance, personal expenses, tips.

Read more about our prices and conditions here: Terms & Conditions

 
 
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