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Combine a walking tour to Plaka, the iconic neighborhood of Athens with a 2-hour tasting of Greek products, wines & spirits from all over Greece.

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  • #Culinary
  • #Family
  • #LocalExperience
  • #Nightlife
Duration
3 hours
Availability
Daily
TRIP ADVISOR RATING
Group Type
Private
FROM
55/Person

Tour Highlights

For those that want to combine a full-foodie experience with an introduction to Greek history and culture, this is the perfect choice to make. Start by wandering around the picturesque neighborhood of Plaka, hinged on the northern slopes of the Acropolis. Explore the history behind its streets and continue with the very best of the Greek land in a 2-hour tasting workshop. You will literally taste your way through Greece by trying a variety of spirits paired with hand-picked ambrosia while gaining insights into the culinary tradition of this country, something that few visitors ever do!

A 2-hour walking tour in the historical neighborhood of Plaka

An expert local guide & archaeologist

A 2-hour food tasting of products from across Greece

A tasting of local wines & spirits

What you will experience on this tour

  • Accompanied by your local foodie guide, learn about the origins and the production method of famous liquors, cheeses & cold cuts from across Greece.
  • Learn how local favourites such as 'ouzo' & 'raki' are made and what food pairings best compliment these treasured spirits.
  • Enjoy a vast selection of PDO products from across Greece with your personal food map!
  • A perfect activity for foodies, couples and any lover of Greek products, spirits and culture.

What you can expect?

Start your day by engaging in a walking tour through the historical neighborhood of Plaka. Wander around its picturesque alleys and let the history of Athens unravel before your eyes. By walking on the northern slopes of the Acropolis, your guide will introduce you to the ancient Athenian culture through imposing monuments like the Tower of the Winds and the majestic Gate of Athena at the Roman Forum. Dive into the cultural heritage of Athens by standing next to the monument of Lysicrates and learn about its medieval past by visiting some of the most important Byzantine churches of Plaka. Continue your walk by following the maze-like streets to discover the hiddeneighborhoodod of Anafiotika, a tiny island located on the slopes of Acropolis!

Now it is time for you to continue your journey in Greece through its food and authentic products! Accompanied by your local guide and food enthusiast, learn about the origins of Greek spirits and traditional products as well as the methods by which they are made. This one-of-a-kind culinary experience will take place in a contemporary deli shop with a vast selection of the finest local products.

Starting from the northern part of the country, we will explore the culinary treasures of Macedonia and Thrace, such as the fiery tsipouro from Veria, kasseri cheese from Xanthi and the round green olives from Chalkidiki. Have a taste of Epirus by trying the smoked Metsovone cheese and then discover the fruits of the Peloponnese, the homeland of numerous Greek products. Taste cured sardines from Messinia, feta cheese from Tripoli, 'sygklino' smoked ham from Mani and the world-famous Kalamata olives. Wash it all down with 2 different indigenous wine varieties.

The next destination of your culinary exploration of Greece would be the islands and, specifically, Cyclades. Indulge in the intense, mineral taste of Assyrtiko wine from Santorini and pair it with the unique cheeses of Naxos island, gruyere and arseniko, and other PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) products; finish up your flavorful journey with the exquisite mastic liqueur of Chios.

An experience for all the senses and one best enjoyed in the company of friends, old and new!

 

Inclusions

 

  • A 2-hour walking tour in Plaka neighborhood
  • All food and drink tastings
  • A gastronomy map of Greece, as a memento
  • Services of your expert foodie guide
  • All taxes and VAT

FAQs

What is the workshop language?

The workshop is available in English.

 

Reviews

  • Οur tour guide was excellent and made us feel like we have an old friend taking us out. Excellent way to try local cuisine and drinks. Plenty of food and great variety, lots of local alcoholic drinks as well. Highly recommended.

    - MichaelD
  • We Loved this tour. It was basically eating our way though Greece. The host was very knowledgeable and helpful with all our questions. Not to mention the food was absolutely delicious.

    - Madelaine

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