With an abundance of new high-end properties opening in Athens, there has never been a better time to take your meeting or incentive to the Greek capital. The destination also offers an array of exciting activities and experiences for groups and local expert OM DMC shares just some of the highlights…
Choose what we call Historical Athens Experience and segway your way all around the Acropolis, and its museum among the most visited in the world.
Then head towards Thiseio, with its neoclassical buildings, the Ancient Agora and follow the flow of visitors to the narrow streets of Plaka where all Greek is sold like the world famous Greek sandals, evil eyes in all styles and sizes, herb scented olive oil, mountain honey and anything else imaginable. Do as the locals and learn how to make an elliniko, Greek version of an espresso, at cute Yiasemi café and taste a heavenly Athenian cake.
Sail away to nearby Aegina for a day well spent at sea and tour the island by horse carriages with an incredible lunch of fresh fish by an authentic tavern. Dance like the Greeks, break some plates, sip a glass of ouzo (anise flavoured aperitif) and live in the moment. Remember to buy lots of pistachios or fystikia Aeginis, famous the world over.
On the way back enjoy swimming in the deep blue and simply sunbathe till you reach Vouliagmeni. Let a local Chef guide you to his wonderland, no other than the lively Varvakeio Central Market just a short stroll away from Monastiraki square, for a Greek Culinary Walk. Be shocked by the abundance of everything edible, meat hanging from hooks like funky chandeliers, fresh fish of all shapes and sizes, piles of every herb and spice imaginable, yummy dry fruit and nuts, not forgetting the heavenly olive oil and olives.
Mingle with the locals and pick out all the necessary ingredients written in Greek, to make it a bit more adventurous and create your very own special Greek dish under the Chef’s guidance. If you are missing an ingredient don’t worry as there are more shops outside the market, each more enticing than the next, in an Anatolian souk style.
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