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 68 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

B
We could not recommend this tour enough. It was fantastic. The 3D tablet view of the monuments really added an extra dimension to the experience. Our guide was an Archeologist. So smart and knowledgeable. Our children loved the tour.
T
We were delighted with our tour of the Acropolis and with our guide, Evita. After being disappointed a the “official” guides we hired at two other sites (Knossos in Crete and Pompeii in Italy) we decided to try booking a guide in advance. We have two boys age 11 and 14 and we wanted a guide that would engage them -- and us adults too. And we got it. Evita was fun, interesting, and informative. They boys (and my wife) rated her a 10 out of 10. She was really great at engaging the kids and asking them questions. So they felt involved. She used to be a teacher and it shows. The iPads with 3D views were a nice but optional addition to the tour. It still would have been good without them. Overall our trip to the Acropolis created memories that will last for ever.
S
Our guide was an invaluable part of our experience at the Acropolis. If it wasn’t for her, I would have been looking at a bunch of old white pillars that meant nothing to me. There was little to no signage to explain what you’re looking at. Marilena brought the monuments to life with stories of mythology and daily life in Ancient Greece. She had iPads with a cool program where you could point them at a site and it would show you what it would have looked like at the time. Really helped make sense of what you’re looking at. Our group was very mixed in background knowledge including a toddler, 10 year old, archaeologist, and adults with no background in Ancient Greece. Marilena kept everyone engaged the entire time. (With the exception of the toddler, but that’s to be expected. And she was always understanding when he was distracting or one of us needed to step away from the group. She was great with him and made us feel he was welcome and enjoyed- a trait we’ve found lacking in other tour guides when faced with a strong-willed toddler). I’d strongly recommend her to anyone. Marilena also recommended a couple amazing local restaurants that we wouldn't have known about. She came to dinner with us and helped us chose food and wine. She's such a wealth of local knowledge. We laughed together and learned from her expertise. I feel like I truly made a friend.
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