Excursion

The Flavors of Athens

Join this pleasant, guided walk for a chance to visit local haunts and taste some of the unique foods and beverages for which Greece is known.  

  • Code
    ATH-B
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Walking Type
    Medium
  • Activity Type
    Adventures
  • Age
  • Duration
    Approximately 3-31/2 hours

Begin your walk in the center of Athens after an approximately 30-minute transfer from the pier.

The first stop of your walking experience will be to one of the city’s oldest pastry shops, where you will taste loukoumades, a traditional delicacy made from fried dough and sweetened with honey and cinnamon.

Continuing your stroll, pay a call to the town’s oldest bakery to taste its cruller, a wheel-shaped bread that is a common breakfast-time offering at the city’s outdoor markets. Speaking of markets, next visit the central open-air market of Athens, a lively and colorful place overflowing with local products renowned as much for their quality as for their variety.

Of course, no introduction to the tastes of Athens would be complete without a sampling of the famous Greek liquor called ouzo. At a traditional liquor store, you will enjoy the tasty beverage, along with typical Greek small dishes, similar to tapas, known as mezedes.

Savor gyros wrapped in pita bread called souvlaki at the popular Monastiraki Square before returning by foot to your minivan, which will convey you to the pier.

Important Notes:
Although there is no age requirement for this excursion, it is suggested that guests be a minimum of eight years old in order to participate. As this excursion involves approximately two hours of walking, it is recommended only for guests who are physically fit.
It is recommended that guests wear comfortable clothes and flat, comfortable shoes. Some crowding at the central market may be expected. The order of sights visited may vary. The operation of this excursion is dependent on prevailing weather conditions. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.