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Athens Walking & Traditional Taste Tour - 5 Hours

Description

Greek cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine. Contemporary Greek cookery makes wide use of olive oil, vegetables and herbs, grains and bread, wine, fish, and various meats, including lamb, poultry, rabbit and pork. Also important are: olives, cheese, eggplant (aubergine), zucchini (courgette) and yogurt. Greek desserts are characterized by the dominant use of nuts and honey. Some dishes use fillo pastry. Mezes (μεζες) is a collective name for a variety of small dishes, typically served with wines or anise-flavored liqueurs as ouzo or homemade tsipouro. Orektika is the formal name for appetizers and it is often used as a reference of eating a first course of a cuisine other than Greek cuisine. Dips are served with bread loaf or pita bread. In some regions, dried bread (paximadhi) is softened in water. Enjoy this fascinating journey through Greece’s rich culinary history!

Itinerary

From downtown Athens, one’s eyes rest on the timeless vision of the Acropolis up on the hill, looming grandly above this ancient Greek city. But in the bustling market streets below, another classic but less well-known Athens exists. Here, the people line up for a proper souvlaki, done in the style of Northern Greece, older gentlemen sit down for a bowl of authentic Greek yogurt covered by honey and walnuts, the smell of fresh ground coffee wafts over the neoclassical Kotzia Square and a Cretan accent booms out of a humble kitchen that turns out the rustic yet utterly delicious food of that Mediterranean island. It is clear that in this part of town, life is lived by the bite. On this walk we will explore the culinary backstreets and secrets of downtown Athens, in search of the soul of this historic yet always vibrant city. We will visit an old-school dairy bar and a hidden gem of loukoumades joint. We will sample the Greek souvlaki and kebab, according to a recipe brought to Athens by refugees from Constantinople. Also, we will explore the hidden seafood eateries of the Stoa, the arcades that are among the city's most unique architectural features. There will be artisanal cheeses and honey and even a few sips of homemade spirits, accompanied by an unforgettable bite in the center of the main fishmongers’ market. At once rough and beautiful, ancient and modern, the culinary backstreets of downtown Athens live on and tell the story of this city in a way few other landmarks can. - See more at: http://www.culinarybackstreets.com/culinary-walks/athens/#sthash.VeS6LMTh.dpuf

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Pickup

- Pick up point at the exit of "Acropolis'' metro station. 

- Our guide will be at the spot 15 minutes before the tour starts, holding the signboard of "Athens city tours"

Dropoff

At Syntagma square or Plaka

Things to bring

- Printed voucher 

- Photo / Video Camera

Inclusions

- Athens Map
- Local professional English speaking guide

Exclusions

- Entrance fees 
- Food & beverages (food tasting € 25 per person, including lunch or dinner in one traditional taverna and visit of food market with sweets and olives tasting)
- Hotel pick up and drop off (possible upon the request ) 
- Gratuities

Cancellation

Cancellations more than a week in advance,only administration cost of 15% of the total amount
Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date: 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution

Additional Info

 

Prices per person

Adult: € 29,00

Teenager (13-18):  € 24,00

Child (6-12): € 15,00

Child (0-5): FREE