Discover Athens’s bohemian side, from funky workshops to cool cafés, beyond the mainstream attractions Experience Athens like a local, not a tourist, as you visitalternative neighbourhoodslovedby locals Learn about one of the biggest street art scenes in the world Venture into alleyways and back lanes to discover vibrant cultural spacesand hear themyths and tales behindcity sites Sip on Greekcoffeeand spirits,and treat your taste buds to sweet snacks and meze
Anyone who’s dreamed of visiting Athens has likely read about its ancient glory: the Parthenon, the Caryatids, and all the other wonders of Greece's glorious past. But Athens isn’t only about the past! It’s also a city very alive in the present, with modern-day stories and secrets just as exciting as the Greek myths! On this Athensprivatecity tour, you’ll stroll beyond the traditional guidebook sites, and visit lesser known neighbourhoods favoured by locals, and discover secret corners that aren’t found online. We’ll startyourtour by sipping a traditional Greek coffee in a secret garden in the centreof the city,a placeonly known to locals.You’ll stand with awe in front of unique monument and hear the myths and tales that surround these legendary buildings. Learn about kings and queens, heroes and outlaws,but alsoabouta hidden Athensbeneathyour feet.The soul of a city is its people,and you are going to hear and see their traditions and superstitions. Continuing our walk, we’ll head off the beaten track and into back lanes and past bohemian workshops, to see how life is for middle class Athenians. We’ll check out the surprisingly bustling art scene in the city streets — in fact, the street art scene in Athens is one of the biggest in the world, and even the word ‘graffiti’ comes from the Greek wordgrafi, which means ‘written.’ During our Athens tour, we’ll see the old mingling with the new, along streets that connect (or divide) the past and the present. Think ancient tombs and factory chimneys, art centres, and hidden courtyards. And along the way, we’ll get a literal taste for Athenian life with tastings of sweet delights and sips of local spirits. By the end of this tour, you will have experienced the real flavours of the oldest European city, Athens!
Local English-speaking guide, a Greek coffee, glass of local spirits/wine, a local sweet, a "meze" plate (finger food), train ticket.
Additional food and drink, items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities for the guide.
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip — though not compulsory — is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
At the exit of Panepistimio metro station (in front of the old building of the University of Athens, on Panepistimiou Street).
Monastiraki Metro Station.
Neighbourhood tour; Culture tour
01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
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