Tasting Greece: Private Culinary Workshop & Plaka Walking Tour

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60 EUR

Join us for an exploration of traditional flavors from across Greece. Begin your adventure with a guided walking tour of Plaka and taste a variety of spirits paired with hand-picked delicacies while learning about the origins and role in local customs on a delicious culinary workshop in Athens!

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish

Highlights

  • A 3-hour tasting workshop designed to immerse you in Greek culture through the medium of local spirits & product tasting!
  • Services of a local guide and a food connoisseur
  • A perfect experience for foodies, families, couples and any lover of Greek culture and cuisine!
  • Tastings of local products, wine and traditional Greek spirits
  • A 1-hour walking tour around the historic neighborhood of Plaka

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Description

Kick-off your culinary exploit alongside your local guide with a walking tour of Plaka. Get insight into the local culture and marvel at the imposing monuments of the region that reveal the rich history of Athens, such as the Tower of the Winds, the Roman Forum, and the monument of Lysicrates.

Next up is our 2-hour tasting Greece workshop, where a food connoisseur will help you learn the origins of numerous Greek spirits and products as well as their production methods. Taste local varieties of cheese like 'kasseri', 'metsovone', and feta, kalamata olives, cured sardines, and 'sygklino' smoked ham and wash them all down with a glass of two different local wine varieties.

Learn how to pair Greek wine, 'raki' and 'tsipouro' with the most compatible cheese, charcuterie, and other PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) products, and end your tasting experience with the unique mastic liqueur of Chios.

To help you visualize each region’s produce, we give you your very own gastronomy map of Greece! Use it during your workshop and take it home with you as a memento of your introduction to products that will surely become household favorites!

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What’s included & not included

  • Expert local foodie guide and foo connoissur
  • Food tastings, wine and spirits tasting
  • Gastronomy map of Greece
  • Hotel pick-up on foot
  • All taxes and VAT
  • Any additional orders or purchases
  • Gratuities

Meeting point

At the fountain in the middle of Syntagma Square (Fountain at Syntagma Square)

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

This operator has 70 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

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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.
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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.
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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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60 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
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