Kala Christougenna (Merry Christmas in Greek)! Bundle up, bring your holiday spirit, and join this Christmas-themed tour for ‘kids’ of all ages.
Your Athens Christmas adventure starts in Syntagma Square, the epicenter and most crowded square in Athens, where the city’s Christmas tree is lit, and the surrounding neoclassical buildings are brightly illuminated.
The next stop is at one of the oldest bakeries in Athens where you’ll immerse yourself in the ‘two Kings’ of 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).
Along the way, 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. On your way, notice the replica boats decorated with ornaments and twinkle lights, a modern incarnation of a deep-rooted tradition!
Then, it’s time to warm your palate with a holiday beverage in a festively decorated venue located in a stoa only known by locals.
Afterward, discover the unique Christmas spirit of bohemian Athens. Walking through the windy 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, you’ll 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.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, a glass of local festive beverage, 3 different local sweets, train fares.
Exclusions: Christmas Market entrance fee, additional food and drink, items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable shoes for walking and weather-appropriate clothing.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.