Athens dominates the Attica region and is the capital and largest city of Greece. It is also considered one of the world’s oldest cities. It is the birthplace of classical civilization and the place where you will be captivated by unique masterpieces of ancient architecture and extraordinary beauty. During the years, different conquerors left their mark in the city and as a result the landscape became an interesting mix of Ottoman, Byzantine and Roman style.
A delightful way to discover the beauty and historical wealth of Athens is by taking a long walk in the historical centre and picturesque narrow pedestrian streets. The “core” of the historic centre is Plaka, an area that has been inhabited since antiquity.
If you decide to walk around, make sure you have an experienced and passionate guide because Plaka and the surrounding area is like a labyrinth and you will probably get lost. At the same time, you might miss the hidden gems of the city.
Dimosthenis, is your man! His great passion in life is ancient Greek tragedy, literature and mythology. He has been working as a translator and editor focusing on Ancient Greek history and culture as well as modern Drama, for the last 30 years. He enjoys cycling or walking around Athens and showing friends around the world, famous but also less well-known sights of Athens.
He is a traveller himself who enjoys meeting people, indulging in and learning about different cultures. He is also multilingual and that gives you the opportunity to experience the guided tour in German, French or Dutch.
You will have the privilege to learn the history behind the city landmarks such as the Acropolis, Thesseion, Ancient Agora, Monastiraki, Plaka, Tower of the Winds, Roman Forum Agora, Lysistrates Monument (Fanari Diogenous), Hadrian’s Gate, Byzantine churches, Kapnikarea, St Eleftherios, the Mosques, Tzistarakis, Fetihie, and last but not least, Syntagma sq (Parliament).
Following your amazing stroll, you will enjoy a superb dining experience at Dimo’s loft, overlooking the Acropolis. The menu varies according to season and can be adopted to your dietary restrictions. However, the secret lies in the quality of the exceptional products used and Lenia’s cooking expertise.
Lenia is a passionate and talented cook. In her family dining was an integral part of their daily life. Her mother, who was born in the island of Lesvos, introduced her to the magic and simplicity of the outstanding Greek cuisine.
Don’t miss the opportunity to stroll around the city of never ending stories and meet the place where everything begun while tasting a traditional dinner in a hospitable house with a stunning view of the north side of the Acropolis, the Hill of the Muses and the Hill of Mars. The diverse backgrounds of your two hosts and their passion and talent will offer you an amazing, memorable and extremely tasteful experience.
So, are you keen on enjoying a special tour full of interesting information, amazing views, traditional tastes and genuine experiences? Taste the experience here0