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The Last Great Craftsmen of Athens

The Last Great Craftsmen of Athens

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Food, Drinks and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I'm an entrepreneur & creative designer. Passionate about handcrafted items, the artistry and the creative force behind the ways that natural materials take shape in human hands., I'm fascinated at how age-old crafts evolved over time & how traditions pass through the generations. As an Escape Room designer & builder, I've utilised all sorts of one-of-kind handcrafted items & cooperated with the…
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What we’ll do

Plato believed all natural materials hide inside them the item they are “meant” to be and artisans simply “liberate” the item from its “confines” and give it the “ideal” form that was reserved for it. The heart of Athens is rife with traditional craftsmen, in small shops with histories going back many decades. They are the last of their kind, true artisans in their fields, taking natural…

What I’ll provide

Snacks, Dessert and Tasting menu
A selection of Greek traditional confectionary products such as "loukoumades" and balanced & tasty "souvlaki" made in the traditional Greek way by traditional confectioners & "souvlaki" chefs in their shops, produced in the presence of the guests.
Apertif, Spirits and Wine
A selection of traditional but also internationally awarded Greek blends & spirits of the oldest still-operating distillery in the centre of Athens. Not sold in stores, available for tasting and purchase exclusively to visitors of the distillery.
Equipment
Expertly-crafted iron or wood item from one of the last great artisans of Athens, as a souvenir of the tour (included).

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes to traverse the historic centre of Athens
Passion for traditional hand-crafted items and for meeting the last great artisans of Athens

Where you'll be

Blacksmiths' smitheries Woodcutters' carpentries Traditional Greek spirits distilleries Traditional salem production carts Traditional "loukoumades" pastry shops and "souvlaki" restaurants All in central Athens, Monastiraki, Psirri, Plaka and the Athens Triangle.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests aged 13 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Giannis
craft class
The Last Great Craftsmen of Athens
New experience
£44 / person
New experience
£44 / person