Ancient meets Ottoman, Neoclassical and Modern Athens! Discover it with a private guide!
This fascinating tour will show you Athens in its truest sense: a complex, multilayered place comprised of centuries of history and influences from the East and West. See Athens' most revered sites and appreciate the beauty of this special place.
This alternative walking tour takes you through Athens' rich history and multifaceted culture, surprising and enchanting you around every street corner.
As you stroll through Athens' primeval streets, learn about the complex history of the ancient city. Visit landmark buildings such as the Parliament, the Academy, the University and the National Library.
Stroll through the beautiful neighborhoods of Psiri and Monastiraki, where the footprint of the Ottoman Empire is still present, to understand how the old city and its traditions mixed with Western European values. Pass through posh Kolonaki and rebellious Exarchia, the central markets and many other fascinating sites, and discover the missing link between the glorious ancient past and the frantic present!
Syntagma square, Parliament, Athens Trilogy (National Academy, University, National Library), Kolonaki, Exarchia, City Hall Square, Spice street, Central Food Market, Psiri, Monastiraki flea market
- Visit the 19th century landmarks of the industrial revolution and royal palaces
- Descend to a notorious prison of World War II (closed Mon and Tue)
- Watch ancient rivers still flowing, and visits tombs of a foregone era
- Discover landmark buildings of international architectural interest
- Walk through preserved Ottoman neighborhoods
*** This tour is designed for up to 4 people, but can be done from 2-12 people. If your group is more than 4, please contact me for a customized tour ***
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel (center of Athens).
If you need pick up from any other point please let me know and I would be happy to let you know of the additional cost and arrange it for you.
End location: Monastiraki Square
Duration: 4 hours
The tour is a walking tour, so we will not be using any transport during our tour, all will be done on foot.
- English / French speaking guide
- City map highlighting the transformations of the city through 2.500 years
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 EURO - Coffee break/snack
- Food or drinks
- Transportation if needed (can be arranged at an extra cost)
I specialize in Contemporary Greece. If you want to visit Ancient Sites I can accompany you along with my guide-partner who is a state licensed guide specialized in Ancient Greece.