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Athens for Foodies

Athens is a bonafide metropolis that harmoniously connects the ancient with the modern. Known as the birthplace of democracy, Athens is most famous for its ancient ruins of Hellenic civilization, including the famous ruins of the Parthenon. While the city's long history is undoubtedly worth exploring, this legacy has also left its mark on Athenian cuisine which has been refined and perfected over centuries. This short but sweet itinerary will give you an introduction to Athens' long history by taking you to all of the most impressive monuments and best museums before whisking you away on a culinary tour of the city. Enjoy an intimate dinner with an Athenian family within their home, learn the city streets by exploring the city's bustling food markets in search of the freshest and most coveted ingredients, and relish in the flavors at one of Athens' most venerated restaurants on one of the city's most picturesque streets. Learn the history and culture of Athens and the people who live here one step and one bite at a time.

• 3 Nights Athens
• Round Trip Private Transfers
• Shared Athens Sightseeing Tour and Visit to New Acropolis Museum
• Small Group Dinner with Locals Tour
• Small Group Delicious Athens Food Tour
• Optional Dinner at a Restaurant
• Daily Breakfast
Arrive Athens:

Arrive in Athens via the airport or the cruise pier, meet your driver and take a private transfer to your hotel. After checking-in, the rest of the day is at your leisure.

The birthplace of democracy, Athens is a living museum with remnants of classical Hellenic civilization to be found all around the city, with the marvelous Acropolis as its centerpiece. Yet, the beauty of this capital goes beyond ruins. Byzantine churches hide astonishing masterpieces, markets showcase local crafts, and the nightlife raves until sunrise. Indulge in the local cuisine that has been refined over millennia.

(Accommodations, Athens)


After breakfast, get your bearings of this huge metropolis with a shared sightseeing tour of Athens with a visit to the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum. This huge city is defined by the contrast between its ancient ruins and modern architecture, hiding surprises around every corner. The hilltop Acropolis is the prime showcase of old Athenian glory and is where the Parthenon gracefully rests alongside other ruined monuments above the city. After visiting the Acropolis, travel to the nearby Roman-era Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Panathinaikos Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896), and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. The tour concludes with a visit to the new Acropolis Museum, where many of the most delicate artifacts from Ancient Athens' past are kept.

In the evening you'll enjoy dinner with local Athenians in their family home. This unique experience will give you the opportunity to learn about the Athenian lifestyle, cuisine, and culture in an intimate environment. Make dinner with the family, ask questions about the preparation and meanings of different ingredients, and then enjoy a full-course Greek meal with the family before returning to the hotel.

(Breakfast, Dinner & Accommodations, Athens)


After breakfast, meet up with your local guide for a Delicious Athens Food Tour! Discover Greek flavors and their history, with a walk through some of the city's most interesting neighborhoods, rarely visited by tourists. Taste olive oils, Greek cheeses, tsipouro drink, honey, souvlaki, tapenades, baklava, Greek coffee, sweets, and a variety of Greek tapas!

For your last evening in Athens you have the option of enjoying it at your leisure or Avanti can book you a reservation at the beloved Kuzina Restaurant in the heart of Athens. This restaurant is glitzy yet understated sitting in the shade of the Temple of Hephaestus, the perfect location for your last meal in Athens. The restaurant's award-winning chef, Aris Tsanaklidis, serves classic Greek cuisine with a refined and modern twist that has been lauded for its innovative style.

(Breakfast & Accommodations, Athens)

Depart Athens:

After breakfast, check-out of your hotel and meet your driver for a private transfer back to the Athens Airport or the Cruise Pier to continue onwards to your next Avanti Destination, or for the return home.

(Breakfast, Athens)

** Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change