Greek Gastronomy: Two Night Michelin Starred Getaway in Athens for Two

Greek Gastronomy: Two Night Michelin Starred Getaway in Athens for Two

Athens, Greece

£1100
Valid for 1 years

“Hytra is one of the most creative restaurants in Athens, one of the most inspirational Greek chefs, one of the most special new spots in the city” Madame Figaro

Why we love it

A visit to the Greek capital offers a glimpse into the city's iconic, Classical past. Tour the Acropolis and experience the historic impact of the area, then fast forward through time with a look at the vibrant contemporary dining scene; where locality, seasonality and produce-led cooking take centre stage.

What's Included?

  • Experience the highlights of Athens gastronomy with a two night gastronomic escape for two
  • Savour a degustation menu with wine pairing at michelin-starred Hytra
  • Indulge with a tasting menu at the internationally renowned, restaurant Spondi
  • Take a step from the contemporary back to classic, with entry for two to the Acropolis Museum
  • Relax with two nights stay in a 5-star hotel in central Athens

Exclusive to TRULY

  • This experience is unique to Truly guests

Description

Historians, philosophers and foodies alike have a historic love for the iconic city of Athens. Home to some of the world's most important archaeological sites, the Greek capital has an international reputation as the home of democracy; and now Athens is re-emerging as a gastronomic destination for far more contemporary fare.

Housed in a neoclassical building in the Pangrati neighborhood, Spondi falls under the highly creative gastronomy category. The restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star in 2002, before earning a second six years later.

Created by Apostolos Trastelis in 1996, Spondi Restaurant is now a point of reference in the Greece and a member of the prestigious “Les Grandes Tables du Monde”. The food is prepared with the freshest of products and the creative imagination of the chef. He treads skillfully between creativity and tradition, modernity and classicism. He delights the eye with artful presentation and the mouth with exquisite flavors touched by a hint of exoticism.

For those visiting the restaurant there could be some tough choices to make: The main courses include a platter of milk-fed lamb in a herb cocotte with lemon paste and eggplant-coriander polenta, as well as veal sweetbread with aromas of “Haiti Komet” Arabica coffee, Jerusalem artichoke and liquorice. Meanwhile, a selection of tapas offers another insight into Spondi’s table culture, while the four-course Initiation Menu provides diners with definitive proof as to why the Pangrati restaurant is considered one of the world’s finest.

Guests can then enjoy even more Greek gastronomic genius on the second evening at Michelin-starred, Hytra. In the warmer months, the restaurant offers outdoor seating with panoramic views of the Acropolis, Lycabaceum Hill and the city skyline.

Hytra has developed its culinary character based on the redefinition of Greek cuisine. The restaurant has retained its Michelin star under the care of Chef Tassos Mantis, whose dishes are crafted and presented in contemporary fashion. The highly technical recipes are offered in a tasting menu paired with wine. Guests can look forward to exotic dishes of quail, chestnut and fresh truffle finished with xinotyri- a local Naxos Island cheese.

Between Michelin-starred extravaganzas, refresh your appetite by setting off to relive the classical past with a visit to the Acropolis Museum. The museum was built to house artefacts from the Greek Bronze Age, Roman and Byzantine Greece.

Description

Historians, philosophers and foodies alike have a historic love for the iconic city of Athens. Home to some of the world's most important archaeological sites, the Greek capital has an international reputation as the home of democracy; and now Athens is re-emerging as a gastronomic destination for far more contemporary fare.

Housed in a neoclassical building in the Pangrati neighborhood, Spondi falls under the highly creative gastronomy category. The restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star in 2002, before earning a second six years later.

Created by Apostolos Trastelis in 1996, Spondi Restaurant is now a point of reference in the Greece and a member of the prestigious “Les Grandes Tables du Monde”. The food is prepared with the freshest of products and the creative imagination of the chef. He treads skillfully between creativity and tradition, modernity and classicism. He delights the eye with artful presentation and the mouth with exquisite flavors touched by a hint of exoticism.

For those visiting the restaurant there could be some tough choices to make: The main courses include a platter of milk-fed lamb in a herb cocotte with lemon paste and eggplant-coriander polenta, as well as veal sweetbread with aromas of “Haiti Komet” Arabica coffee, Jerusalem artichoke and liquorice. Meanwhile, a selection of tapas offers another insight into Spondi’s table culture, while the four-course Initiation Menu provides diners with definitive proof as to why the Pangrati restaurant is considered one of the world’s finest.

Guests can then enjoy even more Greek gastronomic genius on the second evening at Michelin-starred, Hytra. In the warmer months, the restaurant offers outdoor seating with panoramic views of the Acropolis, Lycabaceum Hill and the city skyline.

Hytra has developed its culinary character based on the redefinition of Greek cuisine. The restaurant has retained its Michelin star under the care of Chef Tassos Mantis, whose dishes are crafted and presented in contemporary fashion. The highly technical recipes are offered in a tasting menu paired with wine. Guests can look forward to exotic dishes of quail, chestnut and fresh truffle finished with xinotyri- a local Naxos Island cheese.

Between Michelin-starred extravaganzas, refresh your appetite by setting off to relive the classical past with a visit to the Acropolis Museum. The museum was built to house artefacts from the Greek Bronze Age, Roman and Byzantine Greece.

Suggested Itinerary:

  • Day one: Arrival and check-in at the hotel followed by degustation menu at Hytra
  • Day two:Visit the Acropolis Museum and have a tasting menu dinner at Spondi
  • Day three: Check-out and departure home

We Also Recommend

  • Ranked among the 50 best bars in the world, stop in at 'Baba Au Rhum' for award-winning cocktails
  • Grab lunch and wine at local gem 'Kriti' downtown in Omonia
  • Skip the queues at the Parthenon by heading to Lycabaceum Hill

Other Useful Details:

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 4 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired dates

Hotel and restaurant options will depend on the travel dates, a choice will be provided by your Truly concierge at the time of booking request.

Flights and transport to the venue are not included to give you maximum flexibility with your travel arrangements.

This experience is not available on bank holidays and other special occasion days such as Valentine’s Day.

Please note no cancellations or amendments to bookings can be made once a trip is confirmed.

Suggested Itinerary:

  • Day one: Arrival and check-in at the hotel followed by degustation menu at Hytra
  • Day two:Visit the Acropolis Museum and have a tasting menu dinner at Spondi
  • Day three: Check-out and departure home

We Also Recommend

  • Ranked among the 50 best bars in the world, stop in at 'Baba Au Rhum' for award-winning cocktails
  • Grab lunch and wine at local gem 'Kriti' downtown in Omonia
  • Skip the queues at the Parthenon by heading to Lycabaceum Hill

Other Useful Details:

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 4 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired dates

Hotel and restaurant options will depend on the travel dates, a choice will be provided by your Truly concierge at the time of booking request.

Flights and transport to the venue are not included to give you maximum flexibility with your travel arrangements.

This experience is not available on bank holidays and other special occasion days such as Valentine’s Day.

Please note no cancellations or amendments to bookings can be made once a trip is confirmed.

What's Included?

  • Experience the highlights of Athens gastronomy with a two night gastronomic escape for two
  • Savour a degustation menu with wine pairing at michelin-starred Hytra
  • Indulge with a tasting menu at the internationally renowned, restaurant Spondi
  • Take a step from the contemporary back to classic, with entry for two to the Acropolis Museum
  • Relax with two nights stay in a 5-star hotel in central Athens

Exclusive to TRULY

  • This experience is unique to Truly guests

Why we love it

A visit to the Greek capital offers a glimpse into the city's iconic, Classical past. Tour the Acropolis and experience the historic impact of the area, then fast forward through time with a look at the vibrant contemporary dining scene; where locality, seasonality and produce-led cooking take centre stage. Read full description

Description

Historians, philosophers and foodies alike have a historic love for the iconic city of Athens. Home to some of the world's most important archaeological sites, the Greek capital has an international reputation as the home of democracy; and now Athens is re-emerging as a gastronomic destination for far more contemporary fare.

Housed in a neoclassical building in the Pangrati neighborhood, Spondi falls under the highly creative gastronomy category. The restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star in 2002, before earning a second six years later.

Created by Apostolos Trastelis in 1996, Spondi Restaurant is now a point of reference in the Greece and a member of the prestigious “Les Grandes Tables du Monde”. The food is prepared with the freshest of products and the creative imagination of the chef. He treads skillfully between creativity and tradition, modernity and classicism. He delights the eye with artful presentation and the mouth with exquisite flavors touched by a hint of exoticism.

For those visiting the restaurant there could be some tough choices to make: The main courses include a platter of milk-fed lamb in a herb cocotte with lemon paste and eggplant-coriander polenta, as well as veal sweetbread with aromas of “Haiti Komet” Arabica coffee, Jerusalem artichoke and liquorice. Meanwhile, a selection of tapas offers another insight into Spondi’s table culture, while the four-course Initiation Menu provides diners with definitive proof as to why the Pangrati restaurant is considered one of the world’s finest.

Guests can then enjoy even more Greek gastronomic genius on the second evening at Michelin-starred, Hytra. In the warmer months, the restaurant offers outdoor seating with panoramic views of the Acropolis, Lycabaceum Hill and the city skyline.

Hytra has developed its culinary character based on the redefinition of Greek cuisine. The restaurant has retained its Michelin star under the care of Chef Tassos Mantis, whose dishes are crafted and presented in contemporary fashion. The highly technical recipes are offered in a tasting menu paired with wine. Guests can look forward to exotic dishes of quail, chestnut and fresh truffle finished with xinotyri- a local Naxos Island cheese.

Between Michelin-starred extravaganzas, refresh your appetite by setting off to relive the classical past with a visit to the Acropolis Museum. The museum was built to house artefacts from the Greek Bronze Age, Roman and Byzantine Greece.

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Description

Historians, philosophers and foodies alike have a historic love for the iconic city of Athens. Home to some of the world's most important archaeological sites, the Greek capital has an international reputation as the home of democracy; and now Athens is re-emerging as a gastronomic destination for far more contemporary fare.

Housed in a neoclassical building in the Pangrati neighborhood, Spondi falls under the highly creative gastronomy category. The restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star in 2002, before earning a second six years later.

Created by Apostolos Trastelis in 1996, Spondi Restaurant is now a point of reference in the Greece and a member of the prestigious “Les Grandes Tables du Monde”. The food is prepared with the freshest of products and the creative imagination of the chef. He treads skillfully between creativity and tradition, modernity and classicism. He delights the eye with artful presentation and the mouth with exquisite flavors touched by a hint of exoticism.

For those visiting the restaurant there could be some tough choices to make: The main courses include a platter of milk-fed lamb in a herb cocotte with lemon paste and eggplant-coriander polenta, as well as veal sweetbread with aromas of “Haiti Komet” Arabica coffee, Jerusalem artichoke and liquorice. Meanwhile, a selection of tapas offers another insight into Spondi’s table culture, while the four-course Initiation Menu provides diners with definitive proof as to why the Pangrati restaurant is considered one of the world’s finest.

Guests can then enjoy even more Greek gastronomic genius on the second evening at Michelin-starred, Hytra. In the warmer months, the restaurant offers outdoor seating with panoramic views of the Acropolis, Lycabaceum Hill and the city skyline.

Hytra has developed its culinary character based on the redefinition of Greek cuisine. The restaurant has retained its Michelin star under the care of Chef Tassos Mantis, whose dishes are crafted and presented in contemporary fashion. The highly technical recipes are offered in a tasting menu paired with wine. Guests can look forward to exotic dishes of quail, chestnut and fresh truffle finished with xinotyri- a local Naxos Island cheese.

Between Michelin-starred extravaganzas, refresh your appetite by setting off to relive the classical past with a visit to the Acropolis Museum. The museum was built to house artefacts from the Greek Bronze Age, Roman and Byzantine Greece.

Opening Times

Restaurant Spondi: Daily, 8pm to 11.45pm Restaurant Hytra: Daily, 8pm to 3am Acropolis Museum: Opening times vary per season, please check with your Truly Concierge Suggested itinerary: Day 1: Arrival to Athens, check-in at the hotel and degustation menu in the evening Day 2: Acropolis Museum visit and followed by tasting menu dinner Day 3: Hotel check-out

Suggested Itinerary:

  • Day one: Arrival and check-in at the hotel followed by degustation menu at Hytra
  • Day two:Visit the Acropolis Museum and have a tasting menu dinner at Spondi
  • Day three: Check-out and departure home

We Also Recommend

  • Ranked among the 50 best bars in the world, stop in at 'Baba Au Rhum' for award-winning cocktails
  • Grab lunch and wine at local gem 'Kriti' downtown in Omonia
  • Skip the queues at the Parthenon by heading to Lycabaceum Hill

Other Useful Details:

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 4 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired dates

Hotel and restaurant options will depend on the travel dates, a choice will be provided by your Truly concierge at the time of booking request.

Flights and transport to the venue are not included to give you maximum flexibility with your travel arrangements.

This experience is not available on bank holidays and other special occasion days such as Valentine’s Day.

Please note no cancellations or amendments to bookings can be made once a trip is confirmed.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Greek Gastronomy: Two Night Michelin Starred Getaway in Athens for Two