6 Days – Departures:
From 15 April 2020 until 31 December 2020
Have a taste of Greece through its culture, its history and its rich flavors!
A trip to Greece can give another dimension to the way we approach life, as long as it is done properly! There are many types of tourism that one may get to explore in Greece and one of the greatest that may tickle your taste buds is that of the gastronomical tourism. Feel and smell local herbs and spices, participate and enjoy the preparation and taste the final outcome. Get to tickle your taste buds Greek style!
Arrival at Athens Airport and transfer to your hotel located in a central spot. After check in at your hotel time free at your disposal for a first acquaintance with the Athenian capital.
CITY TOUR OF ATHENS – ACROPOLIS MUSEUM – CAPE SOUNION
Breakfast at the hotel. Then you will start your half-day morning tour in the Athenian capital, visiting the world-famous historical sites such as the Acropolis and the exhibits of the Acropolis Museum. Then you will have lunch at a local restaurant under the Slopes of Acropolis. After lunch depart to Cape Sounion which is only 45 miles (70 kilometers) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon tour destination. The Cape's Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea. The view across the Aegean is magnificent with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world. Return to Athens late afternoon. Overnight.
ATHENS – COOKING LESSONS
Meet the wonderful world of Mediterranean cuisine, the herbs, the fresh vegetables, the meats that we choose and we always use. You will learn how to prepare a full Greek Sunday dinner very easily. You will visit one of the most popular tavern in Athens, and you will begin to share Chef's cooking secrets with easy instructions, preparation and cooking. The best of all is the rich dinner you will have with your other "classmates" at the end of the lesson. The cooking course includes appetizers, a main dish and a taste of Greek wines.
ONE-DAY CRUISE IN THE SARONIC GULF
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer by coach to the port of Piraeus and departure for your one-day cruise on the three islands of Saronic Gulf, Aegina, Poros and Hydra, that each one have its own unique style and architecture. Lunch will be served on board, and you will have fun with live orchestra watching and dancing - if you wish - with traditional dances. At the end of the cruise return to your hotel. Overnight.
ONE-DAY EXCURSION TO MYCENAE – EPIDAURUS – NAFPLIO
Explore in this one-day excursion, from Athens to Argolida the ruins of the ancient city of Mycenae, a great center of Greek culture from 1600 to 1100 BC. and a monument of world heritage. Breakfast at the hotel and departure via the highway, to the Corinth Canal (where you stop for a while). After the Corinth Canal, you enter in the area of Argolis, known by Homer as Golden Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage Monument. Dating from the 2nd century BC, Mycenae was one of the most important centers of Greek civilization and a military fortress which dominated big part of southern Greece. Visit the archaeological site which hosts the kingdom of mythical King Agamemnon. You will see the Cyclopean Walls, the Leo Gate, the Royal Tombs, including Agamemnon’s, Clytemnestra’s, and Atreas Treasury. Then, you will have time for a traditional Greek optional meal at a nearby restaurant. Before lunch, an optional stop at a ceramic factory. After lunch, through Argos, we proceed to Nafplio, which is the first capital of modern Greece with the Venetian fortress Palamidi and the Bourtzi islet with the homonymous fortress. Then we will visit Epidaurus and the ancient theater that is a UNESCO World Heritage monument, and is famous as the birthplace of the son of Apollo, Asclepius. Epidaurus is probably more famous for its theater, which is one of the best preserved classical Greek theaters and still is used today for performances due to its amazing acoustics. Return to Athens late afternoon. Overnight.
ATHENS – AIRPORT
After breakfast, you will have free time at your disposal (depending on the flight time). Then transfer to Athens airport for your return flight.
Prices per person in a double room:
15/04/2020 – 30/04/2020
|Price per person: 695 €|
01/05/2020 – 31/12/2020
Price per person: 750 €
- Five (5) overnights in Athens in 3* Hotels with breakfast.
- Transfers from and to Athens airport.
- Three (3) meals according to the schedule.
- City tour of Athens with a visit to the museum of Acropolis.
- Visit of Cape Sounion and to the Cape’s Temple of Poseidon.
- Entrance tickets to the museum of Acropolis.
- One-day cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra.
- One-day excursion to Mycenae and Epidaurus.
- Participation to cooking lessons from local tavern chef.
- Porterage, tips.
- Entrance to museums and sightseeing.
- Everything that is not explicitly mentioned in the program or referred to as optional or proposed.
- According to article 53 of Law 4389/2016, from January 1, 2018 all hotels and other tourist accommodation are required to charge tax in favor of the State, under the name “Residence tax”. This tax is not included in the prices of our pricelists or excursions, as it should be paid by the customer directly to the hotel with a separate Deed / receipt upon arrival or departure. The tax per room / per night is: Hotel 3* 1,50 € / Hotel 4* 3,00 € / Hotel 5* 4,00 €.