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Athens tours & pre-bundled packages
• Acropolis and Beyond • Ancient Agean Bliss • Best of Greece • Blue on White Beauty • Charming Cyclades • Columns, Canals and Coliseums • Cycladic & Crete Adventure • Cycladic Adventures • Cycladic Explorer • Cycladic Discovery • Cyclades Islands • Gems of Greece • Classical Greece & Cruise • Historical Greece • Island Delights • Island Discovery • Land & Sea Duo • Naxos, Folegandros and Milos • Ode on a Grecian Tour • Simply Crete • A Taste of Greece • Zakynthos & Kefalonia •
ATHENS TRAVEL GUIDE
What to eatPastitsio, moussaka, horta or vleeta (boiled greens), saganaki (fried cheese) and sweets like loukomades (fried dough coated in honey).
What to bring backGreek coffee, ouzo, olive oil or olive oil beauty products, Stavros Melissinos’ famous handmade leather sandals, or a traditional bouzouki (you can get mini, handmade versions!).
Fun FactGreece is a country of myths, including the one behind the naming of its capital city. Local lore claims that gods Poseidon and Athena competed for patronage of the city with different gifts and the goddess of war’s olive tree won over the people more than the sea god’s salt-water spring.
Important InfoFor more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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