Spellbinding Greece with Food & Wine
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Greece with Food & Wine is created for the travelers who are on the search of a quick getaway. This short tour of 5 days takes you through some exotic experiences on the lines of wine region excursions, tasting of Greek Coffee at, visit open markets of Athens, enjoy live Bouzouki music while munching away delectable dinner at a Greek Tavern. This is meant for explorers who want to see the unknown side of Greece, who wish to do much more than the common half day city tour of Athens.
4 Nights / 5 Days
May to October
Wine Tours, Live Music, Street Food, Cooking Class, Acropolis
Day 1 - Athens Arrival, Yassou!
Arrive at Athens airport and meet The Vacation Studio’s representative at the airport, as they wait to welcome you. Transfer to your designated hotel. After you refresh, proceed for Athens’s city tour to see the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier, the Evzones in their picturesque uniform, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. The rest of the day is free on your own. You can choose to relax at your hotel, or you can also take a walk on your own to Plaka, Athens old town, and Monastiraki area. Overnight stay at Athens.
Day 02 - Full Day Attica Winery Tour – Greek Dinner at Tavern
Enjoy scrumptious breakfast at your hotel. At mid-day, we get the bus for a tour to Messogia, Attica wineries region, the birthplace of the renowned retsina wine, based on Greek indigenous superior quality variety Savatiano. According to Greek mythology, the god Dionysus taught Ikarios, the King of the area, how to cultivate it and produce wine. Now we will learn how it produced and test it, along with the other Greek variety Roditis, at a winery of the area. We continue with a guided visit to Poseidon temple at Sounio, where we’ll enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets of Greece. And, since we learned that retsina is the ideal partner for seafood and Tzatziki we’ll find out it at a fish tavern in the area of Glyfada. Overnight stay at Athens.
Day 03 - Enjoy Athens Open-Air Markets, Street Food & Graffiti Art Tour
Enjoy a delectable breakfast at your hotel. Then Proceed for a walking guided tour where you will explore the city through our local tastes and the areas with the most amazing graffiti artworks. Proceed from your hotel and walk with your guide to Monastiraki. Visit Athens’s central open-air markets combined with stops for sampling local delicacies (It will be a reach lunch). Feta cheese-one of our famous PDO products, wine, Olives, Souvlaki, Loukoumades (honey dumplings) and Bougatsa (sweet hot creamy pie) are some of the most representative Greek tastes and off course not to forget the national spirit, famous Moussaka. You will take a rest in a traditional Kafenio (Greek coffee houses) to enjoy our essential morning habit, the Greek coffee. As the navel of the street food and the popular food markets located in the center of Athens, you will have the chance to explore and admire the most important graffiti artworks. Psyri, Monastiraki, and Thiseio are the neighborhoods where the graffiti artists have chosen to “bomb” the grey walls with unique art pieces and express with a different way the social messages. Evening walk on your own to Plaka – Monastiraki area and have a drink in one of numerus bars with Acropolis view. Overnight stay at Athens
Day 04 - Greek Food Cooking Class – Greek Night Life
Relish delicious breakfast at the hotel. Take a Morning walk to a cooking place in central Athen's market for a four-hour cooking class. The cooking class is a place to learn how to cook Greek food and socializing session that culminates in a meal. It includes a trip to the local market to shop for ingredients before preparing a mouthwatering five-dish meal in a hands-on class with a local, home cook, wine, soft drink and copy of the recipes cooked. In the evening Athens by night and dinner at a local Greek tavern with live Bouzouki music. Overnight stay at Athens.
Day 05 - Goodbye Greece - Departure
Have sumptuous breakfast in the morning. Then check out from hotel. Get ready for a guided visit to Acropolis, the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens, 5th Century BC, Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion and Parthenon – a place any enthusiastic traveler has to visit. Our representative will make sure that you will be transferred to the airport well on time. Then departure from the airport and tour ends. If you have time then you can choose for shopping in Ermou Street, with its small fascinating shops and explore underground ancient Athens at the metro stations. We shall provide in time transfer to Athen's airport for your flight back to home.