Immerse yourself in the city’s ancient history while also learning about Athens as it is today on this jam-packed Athens tour.
- Explore festive Athens and experience the Christmas spirit in unique places under the one-and-only Acropolis.
- Listen to myths and legends about Kaloikatzaroi, sacred boats, and other Greek Christmas traditions.
- 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 of Athens and blow up your Instagram with some seriously festive photos.
- Adults Ages 12+
- Children Ages 6-11
- Infants Ages 0-5
A Christmas-Themed Tour of Athens
Get in the festive spirit on a Christmas-themed tour of Athens for ‘kids’ of all ages. Follow your nose to a historic bakery selling Greek Christmas sweets, sip warm beverages and snack on other mouth-watering treats, live your Christmas fairy tale under the brightly lit rock of the Acropolis, and explore the most colourful market of Athens – all with a local by your side.
Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:
- Your tour highlights centuries-old recipes, tastes, and traditions that could be lost if not preserved.
- By joining this tour you are supporting a 100-year-old local bakery so it can continue thriving and serving authentic local delicacies.
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.
- Duration: 3 – 3.5 hours
- Meeting point: Syntagma Square (at the exit to Syntagma metro station), in the middle of the square at the fountain
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- Starting time: 5.00 PM
- Ending point: Kerameikos metro station
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.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable shoes for walking and weather-appropriate clothing.
Your Trip: This is a private tour for your party
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.
We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at [email protected]