Acropolis & Ancient Greek Symposium
Visit the Acropolis and partake in a feast like a true Ancient Greek in the magnificent atmposphere of the Symposium Hall.
Spend a day like Greek would during antiquity! Climb up the Acropolis and pay your respects to the Goddess Athena before partaking in an authentic Ancient Greek Symposium! You will be enthralled by myths about ancient Greece while enjoying local wines and delicacies in an exquisitely decorated hall that will take you back 3 millennia.
Highlights: Syntagma Square, Acropolis, Symposium Wine CellarStarting point: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Starting time: 09:00 am
Our tour begins in Syntagma Square, the heart of modern Athens, as you will meet your guide at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a cenotaph dedicated to fallen warriors and one that is always guarded by Evzones. Just like locals, we will hop on the Athens Metro, walk past modern art exhibits and ancient statues decorating its corridors and quickly reach the Acropolis station.
Upon exiting the Metro we will pass by the hill where Paul the Apostle spoke to the Athenians, while the imposing sight of the Acropolis is on the horizon. Home of the Parthenon, dedicated to Athena–the Goddess of Wisdom and Patron Goddess of Athens– the Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Niki and the Propylae, the Acropolis is,deservedly so, one of the most recognizable monuments the world over. As we walk the sacred grounds of the birthplace of democracy, you will find yourselves being immersed in the world of Ancient Greece, imagining life in a world vastly different than ours and seeing yourself as part of it. Luckily, the final part of the tour is designed to show you exactly what that would look like.
Ending our tour of the Acropolis, a private car will be waiting to transport you to the Symposium Hall. This Greek ancient wine cellar, is meticulously designed to imitate the feasts of Ancient Greece. In the Winemaker's Hall, the atmosphere is reminiscent of the throne chamber of King Minos, father of the Minoans, the first European civilization. Drink wine from Kilikas -the special glasses used by the Minoans), eat delicacies that were commonplace in Ancient Greece and learn everything the process of making wine in antiquity. Fulfilled in body and spirit, you will hop on your private car and be driven back to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for some well-earned rest, or if you are up for it, to continue your exploration of Athens at your own pace!
- Operated by SpecialTy Tours
- We will meet at 8:45am near the Tomb to the Unknown Soldier in Syntagma Square to get to know your guide before starting off at 9:00am sharp
- The average duration of the tour is 4 hours.
- Private transportation with a luxury car or minivan from all the hotels in Athens is available at an additional cost.