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This is Athens - Mastercard Experiences

“It’s the only place I ever was contented in.” That was Lord Byron’s take on Athens, one of the world’s eternally great cities. Celebrated since antiquity for its arts and culture, Athens is a must-see for everyone — from modern-day philosophers to food lovers.

Mastercard® cardholders can now discover all that Athens has to offer with three Priceless experiences. Insider guides have curated three Athens tours, exclusively available to Mastercard cardholders that take you beyond the classics. Immersive experiences, led by local archaeologists, astronomers, chefs, and actors, give you unique access to the city’s awe-inspiring heritage and hidden treasures.

What’s Priceless for Mastercard cardholders

  • Learn how to read your fortune in your Greek coffee cup
  • Sample street food as you explore spice shops and food markets
  • Cooking class with a charismatic Greek chef
  • Share a traditional Greek feast at the chef’s table

The Experience

Savour the scents and flavours of Athens on this 4-hour culinary adventure, exclusively for Mastercard cardholders. Let us guide you on a gourmand’s tour of the vibrant central food market. After gathering your ingredients, master the art of traditional Greek dishes with a talented chef, who will share his favourite family recipes. Enjoy each delicious dish paired with exceptional Greek wines. A feast for the senses, exclusively for Mastercard cardholders.

What’s Priceless for Mastercard cardholders

  • Gain a unique perspective on one of the world’s most famous landmarks
  • Discover recent revelations about the notorious Parthenon Frieze
  • Explore the Athens Observatory in private, outside public opening hours
  • Be one of the few visitors ever to climb inside the Observatory dome

The Experience

Everyone who comes to Athens makes a pilgrimage to the Acropolis. But most visitors have no idea of the secret stories hidden in the famous Parthenon frieze. As dusk falls, wander through the ancient Agora to the Athens Observatory. Astronomers will show you how to ‘read’ the Greek myths written in the stars. This one-of-a-kind experience, exclusively for Mastercard cardholders, will change the way you see the night sky forever.

What’s Priceless for Mastercard cardholders

  • Follow in the footsteps of legendary Greek philosophers
  • Take part in an ancient symposium in Plato’s original Academy
  • Relive daily life in ancient Athens with engaging archaeologists and actors

The Experience

Follow in the footsteps of Plato and Aristotle on this philosophy tour, exclusively for Mastercard cardholders. After a guided tour of Aristotle’s Lyceum, take part in an ancient Greek symposium, right in the leafy park where Plato’s Academy once stood. Drink wine and debate the meaning of love with local actors, who re-enact Plato’s famous philosophical symposium just for you. An unforgettable experience, exclusively for Mastercard cardholders.