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Athens: Evening Christmas Market & Holiday Traditions Tour

Product ID: 313743
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Get in the festive spirit on a Christmas-themed tour of Athens for "kids" of all ages. Taste traditional Christmas treats, explore the most colorful Christmas market in the city, and learn all about local holiday traditions with a local by your side.
About this activity
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Duration 3.5 hours
Starting time 5:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore festive Athens and experience the Christmas spirit
  • Sip a warm local beverage in a festively decorated bar only known by locals
  • Sweeten your palate with the best local Christmas sweets
  • Discover the most colorful Christmas market in Athens
  • Enjoy a small group tour led by an expert local guide
Full description
Your Athens Christmas adventure starts in Syntagma Square, the epicenter and most crowded square in Athens, where the city’s Christmas tree lights up the surrounding neoclassical buildings. The next stop is at one of the oldest bakeries in Athens where you’ll try two Christmas Greek sweets: kourambiedes (cookies filled with almonds or nuts and dusted with powdered sugar) and melomakarona (a pastry that combines honey syrup, olive oil, nuts, cloves, and cinnamon).

Through lively stoes (covered alleys) and pedestrian streets filled with decorated storefronts, street musicians and street food stalls, you’ll hear stories about Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors, as well as other Christmas myths. Then, it’s time to warm your palate with a holiday beverage in a festively decorated bar only known by locals.

Afterward, discover the unique Christmas spirit of bohemian Athens. Walking through the winding streets, a wonderland of Christmas will be revealed to you, with none other than the impressive rock of the Acropolis as a backdrop. Before jumping on local transport, treat your taste buds to a magic multicolored dessert. Finally, your Athens walking tour will end at one of the most charming Christmas markets, housed in an impressive location with a long history. Stay as long as you like and keep exploring local culinary delights, or your guide can direct you back to your accommodations.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • A glass of local festive beverage
  • 3 different local sweets
  • Train fares
What’s Not Included
  • Christmas Market entrance fee
  • Additional food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the exit to Syntagma metro station, in the middle of the square at the fountain.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
• Vegetarians and other dietary restrictions can be accommodated

From US$ 86.25 per person

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Product ID: 313743