Bites of History and Gastronomy

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Athens

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Our tour will give us the opportunity to “taste” small bites of modern Greek history and architecture, as well as discover the secrets of Greek gastronomic tradition. We will walk along Stadiou Street, an important boulevard since the foundation of the new Greek state in 1832, through Omonia square/ Concordance square, down Athinas street where the heart of Varvakios Agora
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Plateia Syntagmatos, Athens, AtticaWe will start from Syntagma/Constitution square, which is fundamentally connected with the first official Greek Constitution and political developments in the 19th and 20th centuries. As we stand at the upper part of the square we see right in front of us the Greek Parliament which until 1922 used to be the Old Palace for the ex-kings and queens of Greece. We cross the road to get closer to where the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier lies in front of the Parliament. We return to Syntagma square to tell the story of the luxurious Grande Bretagne Hotel.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: National History Museum (Old Parliament), Athens, Attica Palia Vouli/Old Parliament building at Kolokotroni square, where stands the imposing statute of Theodoros Kolokotronis, one of the most distinguished leaders of the Greek Revolution against the Ottomans. Τhe Old Parliament was built in 1875 by the French architect Francois Boulanger, housed the Greek parliament for 60 years and now houses the National Historic Museum. Stop At: Kotzia Square, Athens, AtticaAthens City Hall and Kotzia square, which initially was named Ludovicos Square, in honor of King Othon’s father (Othon was the first King of Greece). Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Central Market, Athens, Attica This is literally the Grand Central Station of food, where people from all walks of life converge to discover the freshest and most delicious ways to satiate their hunger. Make no mistake; everyone shops here, from celebrity chefs to neighborhood grocery store owners. Named after one of Greece’s national heroes, philanthropist and gentleman pirate Ioannis Varvakis (1745-1825), it is a tribute to the everyman, as the Athens Central Market, aka the Varvakios, knows no class divides. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Loumidis Coffee Shops, Athens, AtticaGreek coffeeDuration: 15 minutesStop At: MiranIn Evripidou street we will stop at the well-known “Miran” charcuterie, to taste “tsipouro“ or “ouzo” with pastrami, delicious sausages and smoked pork meat from the north or the south of Greece. Duration: 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Snacks - We taste “tsipouro“ or “ouzo” with pastrami, delicious sausages and smoked pork meat, greek coffee,sesame bread rings,loukoumia
  • English-Speaking Tour Guide
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Loumidis Coffee Shops
  • Entry/Admission - Miran

What’s not included

  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
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