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A multi-day tour that digs deep into Greek gastronomy while combining the best that Greece has to offer; food, culture and history.

  • #Sightseeing
  • #Culinary
  • #Family
  • #LocalExperience
Duration
10 days
Availability
All year
TRIP ADVISOR RATING
Group Type
Semi Private or Private
PRIVATE ONLY TOUR

Tour Highlights

With our culinary package, we give you a golden opportunity to gain a rare insight into the gastronomical traditions of our country, far beyond the usual fare trotted out every year on the well-beaten tourist trail. Our trip is a foray into the history, mythology and gastronomy wealth of Greece supported by our team who are with you every step of the way to make sure your needs are catered for. From travel experts to historians, professional chefs to vintners to the elders of villages who have no fancy training yet produce dishes that any Michelin star chef would have a tough time emulating- this is the one and only journey to take if, like us, you are a passionate foodie with a healthy penchant for hedonism!

  • A perfect package for foodies, this journey will take you from the ancient streets of Athens to the spectacular Peloponnese and ending in the culinary capital of Greece- Crete
  • Enjoy a private guided tour of the archaeological sites of the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Ancient Corinth, Ancient Messene, Mycenae, the castle town of Mystras, Knossos Palace and the romantic city of Nafplio.
  • Learn about various traditional and modern Greek dishes, while exploring the wide variety of available produce.
  • You will be joined by expert guides, instructed by professional chefs, welcomed by accomplished vintners and taste the skill and devotion of real artisans.
  • Imbide in wonderful Greek wines from Nemea wineries in the Peloponnese region of Greece!
  • Let us take care of the itinerary. Our team research and personally vet each of the places we take you to so that we show you the very best authentic places that Greece has to offer.

Itinerary

Beginning in Athens, taking you right across the majestic Peloponnese and ending in the ravishingly beautiful island of Crete our 12 days culinary odyssey across Greece immerses you in the flavours of the Mediterranean which are revered the world over for their long-term health benefits yet undeniably good taste. Cleverly combined with historic sites ( Ancient Corinth, the Acropolis, Ancient Mycenae, the Palace of Knossosto name but a few) is our itinerary bursting with cooking classes, demonstrations, tasting tours and an array of foodie experiences

Discover the sweet aromas of fir tree honey of Arcadia, the use of “petimezi” in Nemea, the rich cheeses of Crete, the infamous Kalamata olives and of course Greece’s most beloved spirits in Italianate Nafplio. Not just a trip based on tradition, see the efforts of those vying to provide a sustainable future as you explore an agrotourism collective in Arcadia and take in the spectacular scenery that Greece has to offer with plenty of opportunities to hike, swim, stroll and relax. Our itinerary takes you to tucked away sites that are truly spectacular such as the Temple of Apollo Epikourios and the Church of Agia Theodora and an opportunity to wander amongst the animals at a small farm in the countryside. From the Parthenon to the stalagmite caves of Kapsia, through mountains, forests, along coastlines and pristine beaches join us on a journey to the very heart and soul of culinary Greece.

Day 1

Athens

Kalimera! Welcome to Greece. Arrive at your own pace and settle into your hotel in the heart of downtown Athens. Arrive before 3pm and embark on a private Acropolis Walking Tour with our expert guide and archaeologist. Learn about the significance of the majestic Acropolis, take in spectacular views and discover the myths and legends that pervade the very ground you walk upon.

As the sun sets, indulge in some authentic Greek fare under a starry Athenian sky at an excellent Athenian taverna on the slopes of the Acropolis.

Overnight in Athens

Inclusions

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in 4-5* Hotels, Unique Traditional Guesthouses and Boutique Hotels
  • All guided tours to the aforementioned archaeological sites with an excellent licensed guide & archaeologist
  • Tour leaders guides as per itinerary
  • Private / semi-Private Tours as per itinerary
  • Domestic one-way flight from Athens to Crete (only for Crete extension)
  • All transfers with a luxury A/C vehicle
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners as described above

Exclusions:

  • Archeological Sites & Museum entry fees
  • Meals unless mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional activities not included in the itinerary
  • All personal expenses, beverages, phone calls and laundry not detailed in the itinerary
  • Drinks that are not included in tastings or the itinerary
  • International & domestic flights unless specified
  • Excess baggage charges, visa & passport fees
  • Personal travel insurance
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Your Trip at a glance

DAY 1

  • Transfer from Athens Airport to your hotel
  • 2 hour Acropolis Tour (dependent on time of arrival)
  • Welcome Dinner

DAY 2

  • Athens for Foodies Tour
  • Free afternoon / Athens Evening Highlights Walking Tour & Dinner

DAY 3

  • Leave Athens, transfer to Ancient Corinth & stop for photographs at the Corinth Canal
  • Ancient Corinth Walking Tour
  • Lunch break & Transfer to Nemea
  • Baking Class & Coffee at Nemea
  • Transfer to Nafplio - Free time at hotel
  • Late evening Greek Spirits Tasting in Nafplio

DAY 4

  • Walking Tour of Nafplio
  • Transfer from Nafplio to Tolo
  • Free time to swim at Tolo beach and optional light lunch at local taverna
  • Cooking Class & Dinner
  • Transfer back to Nafplio - Free evening

DAY 5

  • Transfer to Ancient Mycenae - Tour of Ancient Mycenae
  • Wine seminar and Greek BBQ at Nemea

DAY 6

  • Transfer to Karia, Argolida
  • Guided tour of a local fromagerie & dairy factory. Tastings & shopping opportunity
  • Transfer to Kapsia Cave - Tour of Kapsia Stalagmite Cave
  • Lunch break & transfer to Vytina village
  • Free exploration of Vitina local delis + honey tasting - Transfer to Dimitsana
  • Free evening

DAY 7

  • Visit Temple of Apollo Epikourios
  • Visit Church of Agia Theodora - Lunch break at local taverna
  • Visit to a local farm + coffee break
  • Transfer back to Dimitsana hotel - Free evening

DAY 8

  • Visit Water Power Museum of Dimitsana OR self guided morning walk through countryside
  • Visit to an Agrotourism Collective- cooking class, tour of facilities & garden
  • Transfer to Sparti, Kalamata - Free evening

DAY 9

  • Lunch break - Visit an olive oil museum with tasting session
  • Transfer back to hotel in Sparti - Free evening

DAY 10 

  • Transfer from Kalamata to Athens Airport
  • Domestic flight Athens- Heraklion (Crete) & Transfer to Hotel
  • Rest time / Heraklion Evening Wine Tasting & Dinner

DAY 11

  • Heraklion for Foodies Tour
  • Visit Heraklion Archaeological Museum Tour & Tour of Knossos Palace
  • Transfer back to hotel / Free evening

DAY 12

  • Free day / Departure
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FAQs

What is the tour language?

The tour is available in English.

 

Reviews

  • Greeking.me planned our entire 2 week vacation to Greece and it was amazing,our children ages 12 and 9 were kept entertained and interested all the time!We did custom tours at major sites, including the Acropolis, Temple of Poseidon, Delphi, Olympia, Ancient Corinith, Epidarus. A big surprise hit was the food tour in Athens which was fascinating and delicious, the best way to learn about a new city. There is honestly not a thing about the trip that they planned for us that I would have wanted done differently!

    - 668corad

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