The classical period was an era of unprecedented political and cultural achievement. In this period, Athens reached its greatest political and cultural heights: the full development of the democratic governmental system under the Athenian statesman Pericles; the building of the Parthenon on the Acropolis; the creation of the tragedies of Sophocles, Aeschylus and Euripides; and the founding of the philosophical schools of Socrates and Plato.
Walk in a nutshell
Step back in time and gain a vivid insight into Athens’ classical past. In addition to the great monuments of classical Athens, you will also learn about all major aspects of daily life from food and sports to religion, education, and politics. You will see the houses people inhabited, admire the theatre where the masterpieces of ancient drama were first performed; learn about the architecture of the Parthenon; visit the Acropolis Museum, which houses a priceless collection of artifacts found in the wider Acropolis area dating from the Bronze Age to the Byzantine period. The museum stands less than 1,000 feet southeast of the Parthenon while its top floor Parthenon Gallery offers a panoramic view of the Acropolis and modern Athens.
Experience the sites, sounds, smells, and flavors of Athens and explore its unique neighborhoods. Let us take you on a delicious journey to discover vibrant city squares and colorful markets; to taste authentic local flavors, to admire architecture from the 19th to 21st centuries.
Walk in a nutshell
This walking tasting tour works like a time capsule filled with Athens’ history, culture, and food. As you move through Athens you will taste a wide variety of treats, including: delicious savory pies and tarts, delicate & aromatic tea, tangerine scented marzipan, plump & freshly olives, and a Mediterranean meze platter featuring a spread of our region's signature appetizers.
"We turn aside to trace the footsteps left by ancient Time"
Aeschylus, The Suppliant Maidens. 533.
Image Credit: Frederic Boissonnas, 1903