Food & Wine: Athens, Paros & Naxos
Food & Wine: Athens, Paros & Naxos Flyer
10
Days
9
Nights

DAY 1 I ATHENS
Arrive at Athens Airport, meet our representative, and transfer to your hotel in Athens. Lunch is at leisure. In the afternoon, you start your half day excursion to Cape Sounion. Drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza to the most Southern point of Attical, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you have time to walk at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounion. Dinner at a local seaside restaurant. Overnight at your hotel in Athens. (D)

DAY 2 I ATHENS
After breakfast, meet with your guide and depart for a panoramic tour of Athens. Pass by the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the Parliament, Tomb of Unknown Soldier guarded by Evzones in their colorful uniforms, the Academy, the University and the National Library. On the way to the Acropolis, pass by Hadrian's Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus and have a photo stop at Panathenian Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Continue to the Acropolis to visit and admire the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon, "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in mind". Then visit the Acropolis Museum, a modern architectural building housing the most important statues from the Acropolis and admire the wonders of the classical era (Mondays closed). After your tour, you will enjoy lunch in the Plaka area. Return to your hotel and enjoy time at leisure. Dinner at the Dionyssos Restaurant. Overnight at your hotel in Athens. (B,L,D)

DAY 3 I ATHENS I PAROS
This morning you will have an early transfer to the port of Piraeus and embark on the ferry to Paros. In the evening, transfer to a local restaurant for dinner. Overnight in Paros. (B,D) DAY 4 I PAROS Today you visit a local winery. You will enjoy a wine tasting, snacks and a visit of the grapevines. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Paros. (B,D)

DAY 5 I PAROS
After breakfast, take a half day island tour of Paros, including lunch at a local restaurant in Lefkes village. Tonight, dinner will be at a local restaurant. Overnight in Paros. (B,L,D)

DAY 6 I PAROS I NAXOS
Enjoy your early morning breakfast and then transfer to Paros port for your fast ferry to Naxos. Upon arrival on Naxos Island, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Lunch will be in a local restaurant. Today we participate in a cooking class in a warm and welcoming place at Platias restaurant. We participate in the cooking class process of an authentic Greek meal, enjoy a delicious dinner made with your own hands, accompanied by local drinks and wines. Overnight at your Naxos hotel. (B,L,D)

DAY 7 I NAXOS
After breakfast, enjoy a Food Tasting tour. Tonight, enjoy dinner in a local restaurant with Greek local specialties of the island. (B,L,D)

DAY 8 I NAXOS
After breakfast, enjoy a Following Traditions Tour. Tablecloths, plates, a loaf of bread, a cheese pie, fresh fruit, honey, olives and cheese: everything we need to enjoy a meal under the oak trees of Kinidaros. The Tselenti's family welcome us in their bakery to reveal the secrets of making their bread, they offer us their table in order to make our own pie which we then bake in a typical wood oven. Dinner in local restaurant with Greek local specialties of the island. (B,L,D)

DAY 9 I ATHENS
Transfer to the port for the ferry back to Athens. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Athens. (B)

DAY 10 I ATHENS TO USA
This morning you will be transferred to Athens Airport for your flight home. (B)
  • Hotel accommodation for 9 nights
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • 3 dinners in local restaurant in Paros
  • Half day afternoon tour to Cape Sounion by private vehicle including English speaking guide, dinner in a local restaurant and entrance fees
  • Half day Athens tour by private vehicle including English speaking guide, lunch in a local restaurant, and entrance fees to the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
  • Dinner in Dionyssos restaurant
  • Visit of local winery in Paros including wine tasting
  • Half day island tour in Paros including lunch in local restaurant
  • Food Tour followed by lunch in local restaurant
  • Following Traditions Tour followed by lunch in local restaurant
  • Cooking lesson and dinner in local restaurant in Naxos
  • All transfers in Athens, Paros, and Naxos.
  • Fast ferry tickets Athens-Paros-Naxos-Athens in economy class

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