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Short Break to Taste Athens

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).


Gastronomical Escape

Short Break to Taste Athens

Available from Middle September to Middle April, 3 nights/4 days, based on double occupancy at a 3 or 4 star Hotel in the centre of Athens.

Sunday to Wednesday & Thursday to Sunday


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 delicious dinner.
  • Dinner: A Greek gastronomic meal is waiting for you at an awarded restaurant. You will have a 3 course meal. You will choose from the selection menu what you desire to eat. A glass of wine of your choice is also included. The meal includes starter, main course and dessert.
  • Night in your accommodation.

Day 3 – Cookery class & Wine tasting

  • In the late morning, our chef will teach you how to prepare some starters and a main course in a nice location of Athens. Then a wine tasting will follow. You will be able to taste various Greek wines. The lesson will take place at a wonderful restaurant in the heart of the city. 
    Get to know the wonderful world of Greek cuisine; the herbs, the fresh vegetables, the choice meats that we always use and learn the basics on how to prepare a full Greek lunch.
    You will 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.

Short Break to Taste Athens
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


Prices & Terms

For 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.
430 € per person

For 4 star Centrally Located Athens Hotel
Three (3) nights, based on a double room occupancy, daily breakfast, meals and activities/excursions mentioned in the program.
510 € per person

Single supplement: 110 €

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

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 gastronomic meal at an Athenian restaurant with wine
One cooking class at a terrific location with a 3 course meal and wine
Transfer to venues if necessary (from your accommodation)

Price does not include

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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