Taste for yourself why Athens is the paradise of Mediterranean cuisine! Stroll through the town center and Plaka with a foodie local guide, popping into the neighborhood’s best places to eat local specialties like souvlaki, Peynirli and loukoumades. Top it all off with the unique olive oil tasting. To keep this small-group tour as intimate as possible, numbers are limited to 12 people. With the walking Athens Food Hopping Tour you will savory Greek delicacies.• Learn the heritage of Greek cuisine Experience• Visit various specialty food shops in Athens • Small group limited to 8 people for a more personalized experience • Sample Greece’s tastiest dishes on this food and walking tour through Athens. • Breakfast like an Athenian with koulouri • Bite into classic Greek Tyropita at a shop with 100 years history• Visit a traditional deli and have a unique olive oil tasting and lesson• Try the best souvlaki in Athens
Living like a local in Athens is an essential part of any stay in Greece. This small-group walking tour introduces you to a variety of Greek delicacies from a neighborhood perspective. Meet your culinary guide in Syntagma Square for your tour. Set off on a leisurely 3-hour taking walks tour of the city center streets, while you visit along the way nearby spots and specialty meals shops. Most important like no other food tour of Athens you will enjoy a unique olive oil lesson and tasting. Your guide will give you details about the delicious food you will be tasting and make sure that at the end you eat and have fan like a real Athenian. Feel free to ask as many questions as you like, or even make purchases aside from the tastings, to take a taste of Athens home with you.
Roughly 2,500 years ago, the Athenian people established a radical democracy in which power derived from the votes of everyday citizens. At a time when local governments ranged from oligarchy to tyranny, the elite classes of Athens gradually ceded power to the inexperienced masses, whose votes served as referendums for everything from taxation to war to welfare. The sequence of events that led to this development is astonishing, and the society that flourished under Athenian democracy is one of the greatest - even if greatly flawed - achievements in world history. Today, when the foundations of our own democracy are under greater and greater scrutiny, the Athenian experiment in citizen rule offers a powerful object lesson in national politics. How did the Athenian system of democracy work? What were its strengths and weaknesses? And how does it compare to democracy in our world today? Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages answers these questions and more with 24 captivating lectures. Professor Robert Garland of Colgate University takes us back to ancient Greece and unpacks the development and workings of Athenian democracy. You'll witness the story of history through the lens of Athenian government, going inside the assemblies and courts to find out how democracy worked - and where it came up short. You may be familiar with the broad strokes of Athenian history, but Professor Garland's unique lens offers a wealth of insights into everything from taxation and welfare to military structure and strategy. Go beyond the traditional "kings and battles" history to gain a sense of what life was like for the people living in the democracy. The heart of Athenian democracy is the "demos", the body of citizens who participated in public assemblies, made speeches, and voted on matters of law. But because only citizens were allowed to vote, Professor Garland also explores Athens through the eyes of women, immigrants, and slaves who could not 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Robert Garland, PhD, University College London. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000993/bk_tcco_000993_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.