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10 Day Food/ Cultural Discovery of Greece (Private Tour)

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  • Greece

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10 Days Unforgettable Private Tour in Athens – Peloponnese and Crete

Welcome to the birthplace of democracy, arts, science and philosophy of western civilisation. Home of Plato, Socrates, Pericles, Euripides, Sophocles, Aeschylus. Discover Greece like a local with many unforgettable experiences on offer. This private tour will allow you to explore from the Peloponnese to Crete over 10 days of magic and wonder. 

Highlights on this tour: 

  • Welcome Dinner with Acropolis View
  • Private Walking Food Tour in Athens
  • Learn about and sample traditional Greek products
  • Visit the Fruit & Vegetable Market
  • Visit the Meat & Fish Market
  • Visit Sweet shops and bakeries
  • Sample local delicacies and beverages
  • Enjoy a Authentic Greek Souvlaki at a Traditional Greek Tavern
  • Private Athens City Tour in Athens
  • Private Acropolis tour with Professional Licience Guide includes viewing all its monuments such as the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion, the Agrippa monument, and the Nike Temple
  • Marvel at Mars Hill (called Areopagus in Greek) as you learn of its biblical significance
  • Wander the ancient streets of Plaka, known as the Neighborhood of the Gods, to see major monuments such
    as the Ancient Agora, the Roman Agora, the Tower of the Winds, and Hadrian’s Library
  • Visit graphic town Agios Nikolaos with beautiful Lake and port
  • 2 Cooking Class
  • 1 Pastry Lesson
  • Lunch in a Winery
  • Visit Pottery Workshop
  • Honey and Olive Oil tasting in Rethymno
  • 9 Labels of Wine Tasting,
  • Walking Food Tour in Heraklion
  • Walking Food Tour in Rethymno
  • Olive Oil tasting
  • Visit Rethymnon it bears traces of the many different periods of its long history.
  • Visit the palace of Knossos. It was built 3,500 years ago and was the seat of the wise King Minos. Intriguing myths of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur and Daedalus with Icarus, are linked to the palace of Knossos
  • Visit Heraklio city and admire castle Koule with old port and Archaeological Museum
  • Tasting real Cretan Food and products
  • Visit Spinalonga island and Agios Nikolaos

Included in this Private Tour: 

  • All Accommodation in boutique 4**** hotels
  • Transportations – Airports / hotels on day of arrival and hotels / Airports on day of departure
  • Vehicle/Mini Van with English speaking driver, Professional Travel Manager
  • Meals – 6 breakfasts, 3 Lunch, 1 Snack, 3 Food Tasting, 4 Dinner
  • All private tours
  • All excursions transfers
  • All entrance fees
  • Professional License Guide in Acropolis

Not included:

  • Guiding at the Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum
  • Overnight tax
  • Insurance
  • Flights
  • Tips
  • Anything not mentioned above

Notes:

  • This is a private tour (minimum 2 persons to book, maximum 8) and on demand based on groups
  • Please email us at [email protected] to book

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  • Day 1

    Athens –Welcome Dinner with Acropolis View

    Welcome to Athens! In the city that gave birth to Greek culture and was the point of reference for the entire world. The driver who will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Them dine under the Holy Rock of the Acropolis, admire the view, try local flavors, feel the moments in Athens with all your senses!

    Meals: Dinner Transfer Overnight: Athens

  • Day 2

    Athens – Private Athens City Tour and Acropolis

    On this Acropolis and Athens neighborhood tour, your guide brings you to some of the most magnificent monuments in the entire world. It’s an experience where the stories of the city’s past connect us to our present, and you can see for yourself, it’s really not that different. Expect plenty of mythical stories, mixed with some fun history, on a skip-the-line experience at the Acropolis, before walking through Mars Hill, Plaka, and Anafiotika. Your day ends in the lively Psirri area near the Monastiraki square . Create memories that will stay with you forever, and always have your camera ready!

    Meals included: Breakfast Overnight: Heraklion

  • Day 3

    Peloponnese Tour – Arcadia (Stemnitsa – Dimitsana) – Argolis (Nafplio)

    Stemnitsa and Dimitsana, the "stone jewels" of Arcadia, impress the visitor first of all with their obvious qualities, their beauty. The solid architectural ensembles with the stone mansions and cobbled cobblestones, the green landscapes, the great sights and the remarkable tourist development made the two historic towns favorite destinations for excursionists. Stemnitsa has several small jewelry stores, and it is not at all difficult to let yourself be tempted and also Greece’s only school of gold and silver. craftsmanship. On Dimitsana you visit the The Open Air Water Power Museum. Also you visit the monasteries. Impregnable as this area was, many hermit monks sought shelter here. Prodromou, probably founded in 1167, is probably the most spectacular of them, and visiting. Departure for the beautiful Nafplio, the first capital of Greece. It is known for Bourtzi, a small fortress built on an island in the harbor, for Palamidi, a Venetian fortress that dominates the city, for Akronafplia, another Venetian fortress, on the homonymous peninsula. We will tour the picturesque alleys of the city with the rich market and the large Syntagma Square.

    Meals included: Breakfast - Lunch Overnight: Athens

  • Day 4

    Foodie Tour of Athens – Departure (from airport/port)

    Discover another side of Athens which lies in the shadow of the famous Acropolis where a kaleidoscope of colors, smells, tastes and textures await. Our guides will knowledgeably lead you through a food stroll and introduce you to small, hidden specialty food shops. We will visit various specialty food shops, colorful and alluring delicatessens, aromatic and tempting bakeries and sweet shops, restaurants, dairies, spice, grocery and pie shops where you will sample and taste the most traditional Greek food. A genuine Athenian food tour would not be complete without a visit to the vibrant central Varvakeios food market, with its bustling energy and loud bargaining. This dazzling galaxy of fruit and spice, meat and fish will enchant you. Then you will be picked up by a private driver where he will take you to the airport of Athens to continue your journey to the beautiful island of Crete.

    Meals: Breakfast – Food Tour -Dinner Transfer Overnight Heraklion

  • Day 5

    Heraklio– Archeological Museum – City/Food Tour - Pastry Lesson-Visit Pastry History Museum

    Enjoy a food and cultural walking tour suitable for all ages – it is an easy 1.5-mile walk, so you can explore the heart of Heraklion city while learning about its unique history and culture. On this tour, you will try local "mezedes", Greek coffee with bougatsa while enjoying the city of Heraklion. The images and the flavors that take you on this journey. Then visiting Heraklion Archaeological Museum was founded in 1908 to house the first collections of Cretan antiquities, which were rapidly enhanced. Its cultural riches cover seven millennia, from the Neolithic period (7000 BC) to Roman times (3rd cent. AD). Following the restoration work of the past few years, completed in May 2014, the exhibition is housed in 27 rooms. You'll visit the Pastry History Museum. Museum opened its doors on 1-7-2021 and currently includes 400 very rare exhibits, 32 of which are unique in the world! We enter the specially designed space where the seminar will take place on the subject of chocolate and its history! You will see the process of making chocolate eggs or filled chocolates! You try your hand at making your own cornet out of paper and practicing writing and drawing.

    Meals included: Breakfast –Food Tour Overnight: Heraklion

  • Day 6

    Elounda – Cooking Class - Agios Nikolaos

    We will drive along the north coast of the island and get an amazing view of the Selinari gorge on the way to the Elounda. Elounda’s harbor, known as the Gulf of Korfos, is a natural, beautiful lagoon which is bordered by rugged peninsulas, and with the island of Spinalonga. After you will have a hands-on cooking experience. With the guidance of our local chef, you will have the chance to learn how to make authentic Cretan dishes, using a wide range of fresh, organic ingredients from our garden. After the cooking class, you will sit down and enjoyed the meal you’ve learned to cook, accompanied by local wine. After cooking class we drive to Ag. Nikolaos. Different to all other towns in Crete, Agios Nikolaos. The town’s graphic and has beautiful Lake and port. Its unique features, start with the lake (“Voulismeni”), a folklore-inspiringly deep body of water which is connected to the sea by a narrow inlet.

    Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner on Own Overnight Heraklion

  • Day 7

    Food & Walking Tour of the Old Town of Rethymno Pottery Workshop –Olive Oil and Honey

    The route: of authentic Crete : Follow us, as we stroll around the city and let’s taste together the products of the Cretan Diet. On the route, we shall touch and smell the herbs and spices of Cretan soil. Be our guest for the next few hours and feel the warmth and the real Cretan hospitality. It will be an experience. On our way, we will visit a traditional place in the heart of the old town of Rethymno where we will taste traditional products such as local cheese, honey of thyme local wine Cretan olives and also the famous Cretan traditional drink raki and many other products. During your tour of the city, you will discover historical monuments and see the Venetian architecture of another era. You can also enjoy if you wish a meal in the heart of the city or in the old port of Rethymno overlooking the Egyptian lighthouse. Enjoy a day full of Cretan customs, lifestyle, and culture! This tour will provide you with a deeper understanding of the lifestyle and customs of Crete. During your tour of the city, you will discover historical monuments and see the Venetian architecture of another era. The Olive Oil Tour: The quality of Cretan olive oil is known all over the world. At the olive mill, the visitor has the opportunity to tour for free three different olive mills. He will be able to see the way in which olive oil was produced in the old days with manual tools and with the help of animals. Honey -Tasting & Tour: Taking part in the tour Is an unprecedented experience for the history & production of honey in Crete. The bees, these unpredictable alchemists, fly from flower to flower, finding hidden gems, the juices of fruit and the nectar of each land. Pottery workshop: Margarites village is famous for its ceramic tradition. In our workshop, we receive visitors from all over the world to get to know Cretan Ceramic Art to see how we make the pots on the wheel, how we decorate them, and how they are baked in the oven to reach their final form.

    Meals included: Breakfast –Food Tour- Street Food Dinner Overnight: Heraklion

  • Day 8

    Heraklion Knossos Palace– Wine and Olive Oil Tasting - Cooking Class with Wine Experience

    Today you will visit the Palace of Knossos. The Palace of Knossos is one monument you must see in Crete. Built 3500 years ago! Discover and explore the History and Culture behind the Cretan diet, with the company of our two executive hosts. Our chef will demonstrate and direct you into making 4 different Cretan dishes, and our certified sommelier will share with you our knowledge regarding Wine Making in Crete. This experience will offer you an expertise in making Authentic Cretan Dakos, Handmade Cretan Pasta or Handmade Cretan Pies, a homemade recipe from scratch, and a traditional dessert. At the end of your experience you will enjoy the recipes you made with wines of our Estate which will pair harmoniously. Cooking Class of 4 different dishes, lunch followed by food and wine pairing with selection of 4 different wines. The Domaine Paterianakis is located in Melesses, in the Peza wine region, right in the centre of Crete. It was founded in 1988 by Giorgos Paterianakis, with a focus on the creation of a quality Cretan wine. The third generation of the Paterianakis family, Emmanuela and Niki, are continuing the wine tradition of organic farming, creating authentic Cretan wines with a strong personality. The winery is located within it vineyards, a pioneer facility built so that winemaking is done in the most natural way, exploited of gravity. Guided wine-tasting with 5 different select domaine wines, tasting our tsikoudia from local grape and tasting a virgin olive oil and accompany tasting with a platter of selected Cretan cheeses, deli meat and handmade marmelade.

    Meals included: Breakfast –Lunch with wine – Dinner on Own Overnight: Heraklion

  • Day 9

    Heraklion- Free Day and Farewell Dinner

    Heraklion is the largest city of Crete and one of Greece’s major urban centers. The city flourished under a multicultural influence throughout the centuries, that’s why there is a plethora of Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman structures to look out for! The city’s landmark is the 16th c. Koules fortress in the westernmost side of the old Venetian port, which along with the fortification walls (dating back to the same period) are among the most significant and imposing sights. Today you will have the opportunity to walk and explore on your own in Heraklion! The city of Heraklion is the commercial center of Heraklion and you can find a wide variety in various for your shopping as well as see its beautiful corners and its monuments. In the afternoon you have a rich farewell dinner!

    Meals included: Breakfast – Dinner with wine Overnight: Heraklion

  • Day 10

    Heraklion – Departure Breakfast THANK YOU FOR COMING Have a nice flight back home! KALO TAXIDI!

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