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Athens Nightlife Tour

<p>One thing is sure:Athens knows how to party! If you're visiting the city, tasting the famous Athens nightlife is a must -and you should experience it not as a tourist, but as a true Athenian. At night, Athens offers an amazing array of music styles and entertainment genres; there’s something for everyone here. But what setsAthens nightlifetruly apart is thefriendly and generous character of the Greeks, you can bet your Athens nightlife tour will be really good-hearted, energetic and fun!</p> <p>Your evening begins with a visit toa local neighborhood bar,to give you a feel of the everyday laid-back atmosphere that only the best bars in Athens can offer. Then, your Athens Nightlife tour is off to thehip downtown bars, wherecelebrated mixologistscater to asee-and-be-seen crowdin the most famous spots of Athens nightlife. Your guide,an open-hearted, outgoing Athenianwho stays up longer at night than during the day, will help you find the perfect drinks at the coolest venues and give you any help you need ininterpreting local customs.During your Athens by night tour, you’ll also do what every Athenian does when going out at night-grab a few snacks along the way,because food and drinks go together, and also because it’s a great opportunity totry some Greek meze(small dishes that go with drinks).</p> <p>By the end of your Athens night tour, you’ll have seena whole new side of the cityand enjoyed the vibrant Athens nightlife like the locals do: witha bit of recklessness and a warm feelingtowards these favorite spots where they can really express themselves</p>

Offer valid until: 31 Ottobre 2023

Athens Highlights Mythology Tour (Private)

<p>Start your tour at the magnificentTemple of Olympian Zeuswhich was, and still is, the unofficial entry point to Athens and the mythological start of this glorious city.</p><p><br></p><p>From there, your English-speaking guide will take you all the way to theTheater of Dionysusand theAcropolisto visit theTemple of Athena Nike, the Temple of Erechtheion, the Propylaiaand of course, the marvelousParthenon.</p><p><br></p><p>It is here that the most famous ancient myths come to life, stories about Gods and Heroes, such as almightyZeus, Athena,Goddess of Wisdom and protector of Athens, Poseidon,God of the Sea,Dionysus,God of Wineand many more. But what’s even more intriguing is that you’ll also find out what truths hide behind these myths and why the Ancient Greeks created them.</p><p><br></p><p>Your tour back in time continues to theAncient Agora. It is here that democracy was born and where great philosophers such asSocratesspoke about global truths. Here you’ll have a rare chance to see theHephaisteion, the most perfectly preserved of Greece’s temples and one shared between Athena and theGod of the forge, Hephaestus. You ‘ll hear more mythical stories aboutTheseus and the Minotaur,the jealous wife of Zeus, HeraandAphrodite, Goddess of love and beauty.</p><p><br></p><p>This walk will also help you figure outhow this city was created and how it rose to become one of the greatest cities of the old world,how Athens managed to create such a reputation and such monuments that are still immortal and legendary. Just like their Gods.</p>

Offer valid until: 31 Dicembre 2023

One-day trip to Aegina island from Athens (Private)

<p>The trip to Aegina, anisland steeped in historical significance,begins with a ferry ride to the island, a relaxing and enjoyable crossing during which you can loiter on deck and watch the playful seagulls or duck inside for morning refreshments in the ship's comfortable lounge.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Upon arriving at the port of Aegina, we will head straight to one of the island'straditional houses; this one has been transformed into a café, where we'll enjoylocal delicaciesand fresh homemade lemonade in the charming courtyard.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>After this refreshing pause, it's off to a lovely modernsculpture Museumwith breathtaking views, to quickly view works by an internationally acclaimed modern Greek sculptor and to hear how he was inspired by themythologyand theart of ancient Greece. From here, we'll head inland to the ruins of the island'smedieval capital, Paleochora, which is said to have once boasted 365 churches.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Further east lies theTemple of Aphaia, dating from approximately500BC. It is a remarkable edifice, perfectly placed to afford a stunning view back over the island and down to the shoreline, which is where we'll head next, for atswim at one of Aegina's prettiest beaches. The swim will be followed by a delicious lunch at a localseaside tavernaoffering authentic island cooking.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Once the meal is done, it's back to the port town for a wander through the colorful alleyways and a taste of some Aegina pistachios, the island's most famous agricultural export. Then we'llmeet some of the island’s womenthat still hold alive itstraditionsand we’ll find out about the long tradition ofarts and craftsthat the residents here still maintain; you'll have the chance totry your hand at lace-makingor, if you prefer something a little more lively, there will be an opportunity tolearn a traditional folk dance!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As the music fades and you finish dancing, your day in Aegina will be at an end, but on the evening boat ride back to Piraeus, you'll have plenty to look back on from your all-day island adventure.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Offer valid until: 31 Ottobre 2023

Greek Designers Shopping Tour (Group)

<p>In this tour you will have the chance toexplore the two most important shopping areas in the city, and to the shops in those areas that are doing the most interesting things. InKolonaki, the city’s most expensive neighborhood, there’s always a feeling of indulgence combined with style. Here, you’ll drop in onclothing boutiquesthat stand out from the crowd not just because of what their product lines look like but also because of how they’re made and what they’re made from. Organic and unused recycled are definitely in this year.</p><p><br></p><p>You’ll also explorepioneers in cosmetics– a company run by former pharmacists that combine Greek philosophy with natural ingredients to produce goods that are, in fact, good for you, body and soul.</p><p>Another stop will be for adeli store, dedicated to Greek produce and traditional Greek foodstuffs that make up the Mediterranean diet as it’s experienced here on the shores of the Aegean.</p><p>In the center of town, after a stop for coffee and a visit to amuseum gift shopthat promotes new designers by exhibiting and selling their work, you’ll visit a pair ofjewelry shopswhere brand new motifs are being realized, often with the use of unexpected new materials as well. You’ll also look in at more boutiques, including one with a range of items that runsfromsmall furniture to shoes and accessories.</p><p>Before the tour is finished, you’ll know more aboutwhereGreek fashion and the Greek aesthetic are headed, and there’s a very good chance you’ll have picked up more than just some really good ideas for your wardrobe.</p>

Offer valid until: 31 Dicembre 2023

Greek Designers Shopping Tour (Private)

<p>In this tour you will have the chance toexplore the two most important shopping areas in the city, and to the shops in those areas that are doing the most interesting things. InKolonaki, the city’s most expensive neighborhood, there’s always a feeling of indulgence combined with style. Here, you’ll drop in onclothing boutiquesthat stand out from the crowd not just because of what their product lines look like but also because of how they’re made and what they’re made from. Organic and unused recycled are definitely in this year.</p><p><br></p><p>You’ll also explorepioneers in cosmetics– a company run by former pharmacists that combine Greek philosophy with natural ingredients to produce goods that are, in fact, good for you, body and soul.</p><p><br></p><p>Another stop will be for adeli store, dedicated to Greek produce and traditional Greek foodstuffs that make up the Mediterranean diet as it’s experienced here on the shores of the Aegean.</p><p><br></p><p>In the center of town, after a stop for coffee and a visit to amuseum gift shopthat promotes new designers by exhibiting and selling their work, you’ll visit a pair ofjewelry shopswhere brand new motifs are being realized, often with the use of unexpected new materials as well. You’ll also look in at more boutiques, including one with a range of items that runsfromsmall furniture to shoes and accessories.</p><p><br></p><p>Before the tour is finished, you’ll know more aboutwhereGreek fashion and the Greek aesthetic are headed, and there’s a very good chance you’ll have picked up more than just some really good ideas for your wardrobe.</p>

Offer valid until: 31 Dicembre 2023

Athens Nightlife Tour (Private)

<p>One thing is sure:Athens knows how to party! If you're visiting the city, tasting the famous Athens nightlife is a must -and you should experience it not as a tourist, but as a true Athenian.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>At night, Athens offers an amazing array of music styles and entertainment genres; there’s something for everyone here. But what setsAthens nightlifetruly apart is thefriendly and generous character of the Greeks, myou can bet your Athens nightlife tour will be really good-hearted, energetic and fun!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Your evening begins with a visit toa local neighborhood bar,to give you a feel of the everyday laid-back atmosphere that only the best bars in Athens can offer. Then, your Athens Nightlife tour is off to thehip downtown bars, wherecelebrated mixologistscater to asee-and-be-seen crowdin the most famous spots of Athens nightlife. Your guide,an open-hearted, outgoing Athenianwho stays up longer at night than during the day, will help you find the perfect drinks at the coolest venues and give you any help you need ininterpreting local customs.During your Athens by night tour, you’ll also do what every Athenian does when going out at night-grab a few snacks along the way,because food and drinks go together, and also because it’s a great opportunity totry some Greek meze(small dishes that go with drinks).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>By the end of your Athens night tour, you’ll have seena whole new side of the cityand enjoyed the vibrant Athens nightlife like the locals do: witha bit of recklessness and a warm feelingtowards these favorite spots where they can really express themselves.</p>

Offer valid until: 31 Dicembre 2023