It is your turn to live. You may in this lifetime have feasted upon heavenly unforgettable tastes. But now Nectar and Ambrosia’s team invites you to be delightfully amazed by an incredible variety of foods immersed in ancient culture. Savor creations originating from a society of eons-old recipes preserved and inherited by a civilization dominated by the finer things in life. Amidst music, sights, sounds, aromas and thrills of Athens, we take you to places seldom discovered by modern tourists. Kitchens of our tavernas use local produce to create mystical cuisine.
A short walk from crowded streets into enclaves of culinary discovery, you will experience charcoaled spice-scents of rosemary, oregano and thyme. Unique cheeses appeal to your discriminating senses. Lemons never tasted so rich. The word flavor surrenders to a sense of delight not found in any language’s vocabulary. Sample meats, fish and fowl prepared in a manner you may never have imagined. Here, olive oil is featured as a variety. You will sample dishes adorned with fresh vegetables you know by sight and name, but have never realized could taste so fresh, aromatic and vivid. Meals are never rushed. Try fruits topped-off with natural sweets accompanied by a variety of nuts. Pastries of honey and paper-thin buttery filo melt in your mouth. Unique coffees and teas prepare you for the next leg of your journey. Remember, Greeks cherish fine meals to sustain life until their next great experience of life.…the next feast!
Nectar & Ambrosia experiences will provide even more for you to ponder. Within hours of arrival, you may be stricken with an affliction of the Gods. To many, symptoms manifest themselves as the taste of food merges with the piercing sound of a 12-string bouzouki; to others, a gripping epidemic under the mild amorous effect of ouzo. In the shadow of the Parthenon, pleasure appealing to all your senses provides an atmosphere of humor, reverence, serendipity and captivating curiosity to sample fine wines. Beyond entertainment, our wine tastings border a vintner’s philosophy.
It is in these first few hours where one, perhaps for the first time in life, appreciates the exotic taste of a simple olive. It is here where one senses that he or she is someplace different; someplace where you belong, someplace where you know it all came from. It takes little time to realize that the early Greeks were the ones to cultivate, serve, delight and enjoy beverages as part of the ancient feast, not just a peripheral addition. No need to worry about vintage dates, labels and customs inspections; just say the word and bottles of your new favorite wines will be waiting for you back home. In many languages, the Greek word for wine – κρασι – is the root-word interpreted as thank you, and you will be giving “thanks” upon the first sip of Greece’s finest nectar. This is how wine is supposed to taste. Long before you reach for your first aperitif, you realize exceptional service comes naturally to Greeks – it’s not just the waiters. But, discretely, your cup has been replenished, for no mortal can refuse a “gift of the Gods.”
You have learned about Athens from previous visitors. Word-of-mouth tells you that each vista is a kaleidoscope of history that never becomes routine. Many visitors are surprised by their first visit to the heart of democracy – they can hardly believe its magnificence. At Nectar and Ambrosia, we appreciate the immensity of the experience and have selected tour-guides that understand your amazement as they walk you through some of mankind’s most historic monuments.
Efficiently designed for you to see more in less time without being rushed from one venue to another, our Nectar and Ambrosia team has scheduled each day to present a gentle and constant stream of unforgettable attractions. Do not expect to see it all. Lifetime residents of Athens have yet to see it all. Statistics show that first-time visitors to Greece return within the next five years to experience more of what this mystical land offers. Just know you will see more than you expected. You will experience Athens, not just tour her. And, when you return, we hope you will, once again, choose Nectar and Ambrosia as your host.