Acropolis Delights: Private Tour of Acropolis & Greek Food - in Athens - LikeALocal Guide

Acropolis Delights: Private Tour of Acropolis & Greek Food

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80 EUR

Discover Athens through the beauty of our Ancient Acropolis and the mouth-watering delights of Athenian cuisine. In the company of our expert guide embark on a unique tour which blends mythology and gastronomy in a way that will leave you utterly enchanted with our mythic city of Athens

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English
We actually have 2 tours in one day. We made the Acropolis in the morning and area Walking Street organization that night. Nikos was wonderful that morning for the trip to the Acropolis. That he knew so much story and my husband really enjoyed it and he has a great enthusiast of history. Elina was our nighttime street guide and it was so much a breath of fresh air. It was like entering a friend. We really got to hang with the locals and when we stopped eating we had a wonderful conversation and we learned a lot from both sides of the Atlantic. More than he would ever have learned with a huge organization. I felt very personal. She is so young with all her knowledge was amazing. My husband has been studying Greek history for years and was really excited to find someone who could teach him something new. Left el. a stone - activated. I would definitely recommend it to the lovers of history. Be sure to bring walking shoes together.
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Highlights

  • A 4-hour unique tour that will take you from the breath-taking Acropolis to the mouth- watering foodie scene of Athens
  • Enjoy personal attention from our local, expert, licensed guide who will capture your imagination with tales of antiquity and give you inside knowledge of the best eateries in Athens!
  • Explore the liveliest part of the city; the Central Market of Athens and wander through some of the oldest, most picturesque neighbourhoods in the city.
  • A perfect tour for first time visitors, families, couples and anyone who loves history & food!

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Description

Beginning on the slopes of the Acropolis, wander through the Propylaea, an imposing marble-gate comprised of a mix of Ionic and Doric colonnades. Marvel at the magnificence of the Parthenon and learn about the eras of worship and destruction that it has faced in stony resilience.

With our deeply knowledgeable and passionate guide learn about the history, legends and myths that envelop this ancient site and enjoy commanding views across Athens and out to the Aegean.

Next, it’s time to turn your journey through antiquity into one of gastronomy! Discover the very best of Athens’ foodie scene by tasting delights such as koulouri, loukoumades and other local favourites. Experience the vibrant Central Athens Market with its huge variety of fresh meat, fish, vegetables and fruits on display. Discover specialist stalls bursting with colourful and aromatic herbs and spices.

Let your taste buds soar as you sample cheeses from across Greece, irresistible cold cuts and perfectly prepared Greek coffees. Your local guide will introduce you to the very best traditional foods, given a new lease of life, through 5 different stops at artisanal Athenian eateries. Be sure to come hungry!

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What’s included & not included

  • local expert guide
  • food tastings
  • drinks tastings
  • extra purchases
  • tickets to archaeological site

Meeting point

Entrance of Acropolis Metro Station (Acropolis Metro Station)

Reviews from travellers (2)

5.0/5

H
Exceptional
We actually have 2 tours in one day. We made the Acropolis in the morning and area Walking Street organization that night. Nikos was wonderful that morning for the trip to the Acropolis. That he knew so much story and my husband really enjoyed it and he has a great enthusiast of history. Elina was our nighttime street guide and it was so much a breath of fresh air. It was like entering a friend. We really got to hang with the locals and when we stopped eating we had a wonderful conversation and we learned a lot from both sides of the Atlantic. More than he would ever have learned with a huge organization. I felt very personal. She is so young with all her knowledge was amazing. My husband has been studying Greek history for years and was really excited to find someone who could teach him something new. Left el. a stone - activated. I would definitely recommend it to the lovers of history. Be sure to bring walking shoes together.
L
Greeking.me Tour
Great tour. We had a very knowledgeable guide who gave us the historical background behind the foods we tasted.
We were introduced to a wide range of delicious foods, ranging from savory to sweet. Since there was a heat wave at the time, temperatures were very high, but thankfully the majority of the tour took place in air-conditioned restaurants/cafes, and also the walks from one location to the other were thankfully mostly shaded.
In general, excellent experience and introduction to Athens.

This operator has 71 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

C
Despite torrential rain that made it difficult to actually walk around the Acropolis, our tour was really great thanks to our guide. Vicky was hands down the best guide we have ever had. In addition to being incredibly knowledgable, she was absolutely wonderful with our kids (8 year old twins) and did a fantastic job engaging them. She consistently got down at their level (often sitting on the floor to talk with them), played around with them (e.g., helping them "fly" over puddles), and was excellent at gauging their attention and whether they were following what she was talking about. We were very impressed!
K
We had a great time on the tour! Wonderful experience, our guide was very knowledgeable and professional, and spoke very well with great insights into the history & mythology. And the photos look great! I would definitely recommend it to others visiting Greece!
S
Our guide Ava was awesome! She met us at our hotel and too us to all of the large sites on the Acropolis, as well as the Museum. She was extremely knowledgeable, spoke great English and was as sweet as she could be. It was awesome, especially in the heat not to have to wait in any of the lines and to be able to see everything on our own timetable and at our own pace. We learned a lot and had a great time!
The most exciting way to see Athens
If you want to get under the skin of a city, tasting and smelling is, without doubt, one of the most fascinating, fun and magical way of doing it.

Greek food has such a strong presence all round the world that I wasn’t sure how much I would learn (I’m just greedy, so I thought it would be a yummy day). What I hadn’t expected was the breadth and depth of knowledge our guide had, and - by contrast - just how little I actually knew! Greek salad in London (or anywhere else) has very little resemblance to Greek salad ...

Tiama took us from breakfast to dinner, from everyday peasant food to street food to elegant food, from savoury to sweet, from Greek coffee to mastika. We salivated over sesame bread, swooned over pita, breathed in the giddy smells of the spice market, crushed basil leaves between our fingers and learnt about herbs, ate olives so meaty I could almost go vegan if I had those in my life, went dreamy-eyed over thick Greek yogurt drizzled with thyme honey, and feasted on moussaka.

But it wasn’t just the food. As we walked round Athens, she wove the history of the city, its buildings, its traditions, its family life, its culture into the food we ate and tasted.

All this in just four hours. I could have read a book on Athens and not learned as much. I could have spent five days marching round with a guidebook and would not have learned as much.

I wanted another four hours, and then another four days of it! Tiama is absolutely superb as a guide. Her English is brilliant, she is funny, witty, brilliantly clever, and a lovely person to spend time with.

Thank you. Worth every single penny.
More fun than I thought it would be
I’m not a dancer, and have never been one. When my wife suggested this class, I went along with it to be a good sport. I didn’t expect to enjoy it, but I did.

Greek dancing is so easy, even I can do it. If you can walk in a circle, you can do it! The instructors were excellent, and our host at dinner (I’m sorry I don’t remember her name) was so nice, she made us feel at home.
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