4 Days in Athens
The Capital of Greece
Visiting Athens, the capital of Greece (and the capital of the 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 the 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 civilization 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. Plakas 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 center 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).
Available all year round
3 nights/4 days, based on double occupancy at a 3-star Hotel in the center 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 about 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 the vibrant central Varvakeios food market. Our guide will competently lead you through a food stroll and introduce you to the 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. At around 8 pm a wonderful gourmet dinner awaits you at a magnificent Greek restaurant opposite the Acropolis (3-course meal with wine). Night in your accommodation.
Day 3 - Cookery Class
After 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 seasonal products that we are lucky to have in Greece. Then you will head back to the cooking school to begin the lesson. A three-course meal will be prepared. You will then enjoy the fruit of your labor.
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 - Departure
We provide transfer to the airport at extra cost. Extra nights at the hotel can be added, so please let us know.
*Inquire for a combined Athens-Poros culinary itinerary if you wish.