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Athens: Early Morning Marketplace, Acropolis and Parthenon Tour (with Pastry Shop Visit)

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3 hours

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From 06:00

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Group 1+

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Athens: Early Morning Marketplace, Acropolis and Parthenon Tour (with Pastry Shop Visit)

What you'll do

Explore Athens like a local during this 3-hour early morning tour with stops at the Acropolis and Parthenon. Avoid the crowds by starting early and wander the famous Varvakeios Market, where locals pick up their daily goods. Visit the iconic Acropolis and watch the city come to life as the day warms up. End the morning at a traditional pastry shop on Syntagma Square, where you can enjoy a delicious cheese or spinach pie and a coffee. Roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel is included.

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    The best way to immerse yourself in the traditional colors and flavors of Athens is to get up early and head for Varvakeios Market. Located in a large building in the heart of Athens, the market is a mixture of traditional shops and stalls with the wonderful aromas of fresh herbs and spices. When you need to catch your breath, enjoy a cup of Greek coffee and eat something tasty, there are also several popular tavernas and ouzeries in the market, and Mokka, the coffee specialist is located by the main entrance.
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    Next it’s on to Athen’s most famous landmark, Philoppapou Hill. It should be relatively crowd-free this early and is perfect for exploring. Get a brief overview of the site and then spend some time wandering around.

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    Finally, head to the Hatzis pastry shop in Syntagma Square for a breakfast of traditional cheese or spinach pie and Greek coffee or espresso. Return back to your hotel with your guide or continue exploring from here.

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    The establishment of coffee pastry shops Chatzis is signaled back to 1908, when Suleiman Souleimanovits established in Venizelou str. his small dairy, right opposite to the position of his current business store, which has been attributed with longevity.The store sells creamery products, some inchoate sugar sweets, sweets dressed with syrup, “halva” and beverages such as milk and buttermilk which are included at the breakfast menu along with butter and honey – as well as the famous so called Boza, with its special sour-sweet taste.This is the first beverage that makes its appearance in the Balkans, which is made from millet, corn, yeast and sugar.Under these circumstances, and while the reputation of the store spreads by word of mouth, the workshop of Suleiman will remain in this position until 1917, as in August of the same year it will be destroyed along with thousands of other houses and shops due to the incident of the “big fire” in Thessaloniki.

    So, before the year ends the store moves to 50 Venizelos street.

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What's Included

Coffee and/or Tea


Hotel/port pickup

Small Pastry

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What's not included


Entrance fees

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Dress code is smart casual

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Customers must be aware that no entrance will take place to Acropolis since this is an early morning tour rather all narration will take place outside venue

In case customers want a return transfer back to their hotel that can be arranged at extra cost

Please notice that extra charges may apply per person or in total of the group for pick-ups from hotels- villas- airbnb outside the proximity of our tour selected pick route. In that case we can provide round trip transfer for customer(s) convenience ad-hoc quoted as per location of customer(s)' property.


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Cancellation policy

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.

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