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Tour Operator: Athens Local Adventures 4 hours Travel method:   Other / Non-Travel Region / Starts from: Athens

Christmas bites, sips and traditions Small Group Tours

Christmas is the best time to explore Athens for ‘kids’ of all ages.


3.5 Hours


  • Go on a Christmas walking tour of Athens on a small max 12 people group
  • You will indulge in warm Greek mountain tea and a glass of mulled wine.
  • We will hop on the metro to go to Gazi neighborhood..

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Meet us for our Christmas adventure at Syntagma Square, the epicenter and most crowded square in Athens, where the city’s Christmas tree is lit, and get acquainted with our traditions and learn how to sing our local Christmas Carols (Kalanta).

Follow us to a historic bakery selling Greek Christmas sweets, and 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).

We will share with you our grandma's recipe so you can try baking them when you return home!

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!

Next, we will venture into the Bohemian neighbourhood of Athens, and sip warm beverages at Christmas themed bars and snack on other mouth-watering Christmas treats.

We will finish 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.

Other things to note

We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests or if you are traveling with children.

Local impact — How you help the local community by joining this tour:

  • Local culinary traditions are preserved by visiting 100% locally owned stores that serve traditional Greek dishes.
  • The food sampled during the tour is sourced from the Greek countryside.
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Cancellations more than 2 days before departure will receive a full refund. Cancellations within this period attract a 100% cancellation fee.
Meeting point

Meeting point: Syntagma Square (at the exit of Syntagma metro station), in the middle of the square, at the fountain.

We will be standing next to the fountain which is in the middle of Syntagma Square. Check out for our sign Athens Local Adventures!

Syntagma Square, Athens, 105 63
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