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Private Culinary Experience: Tasting Greece Workshop & Plaka Walking Tour

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Stop At: SYNTAGMA, Athens 105 63, Greece

With the imposing Syntagma Square as your starting point, you will meet with your expert local guide. After getting to know each other and sharing essential information about the culinary culture of Greece, you will be ready to delve into the cultural and culinary adventure that lies ahead

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Plaka, Athens 10556 Greece

Explore the scenic neighborhood of Plaka, one of the oldest and most unforgettable Athenian neighborhoods on foot, along with your expert guide that will share their knowledge in regard to the history, customs and everyday life of Athenians. Strolling the northern side of the Acropolis Hill, you will come upon Plaka's most significant monuments, such as the Tower of the Winds, the majestic Gate of Athena at the Roman Forum, and the monument of Lysicrates. Learn about the rich heritage behind each monument through fascinating tales narrated by your guide and continue your walk by following the maze-like streets to discover the hidden neighborhood of Anafiotika, a tiny island-esque district located on the slopes of Acropolis!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Mitropoleos Square, Athens 999 20 Greece

Now it is time to take back all those calories you burned while walking with a Greek tasting workshop! Discover the origins of Greek spirits and traditional products and the techniques and unique methods behind their production.

Hosted in a modern deli shop, the tasting will cover every important region of Greece. Starting from the north, delve into the culinary gems of Macedonia and Thrace, such as the fiery tsipouro from Veria, the 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. Accompany the delicious delicacies with two local wine varieties and enjoy their aromatic, rich body while chatting away!

Next up, you will travel through the power of taste across the Greek islands and, specifically, Cyclades. Savor the intense, mineral taste of Assyrtiko wine from Santorini and accompany it with the delectable cheeses of Naxos island, 'gruyere' and 'arseniko', and other PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) products. The distinctive mastic liqueur of Chios will be the perfect aperitif to end your tasty endeavors!

Duration: 45 minutes
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Departure Point
Syntagma Square, Pl. Sintagmatos, Athina 105 63, Greece
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
Exclusions
  • Any additional orders or purchases
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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