Walking tour revealing hidden Athens
This private Athens tour includes transfers to and from your hotel by car! Walk away from the crowds and discover the hidden gems of Athens on a leisurely paced walking tour, finishing with a food & wine tasting and authentic Greek lunch! Your expert local guide will introduce you to the gentle hills around Athens' Acropolis, informing you about the area's ancient history as you go. Discover the charms of Plaka (Athens' Old Town), Anafiotika with its pretty Greek island-style houses and the city's famous hills: Philopappou and Mars Hill. We can customize this tour according to your needs. We can even include a stop at the Acropolis for those that have not seen it yet!
We start our tour in a central location in Athens or a location of your choice. We head to the Acropolis area by either car, on foot or using the metro (depends on your location) and start to discover Athens off the beaten track. We can even include a stop at the Acropolis for those that have not seen it yet. Highlights of this tour include: historical neighborhood of Plaka incl. Anafiotika district that resembles a village on a Greek island, colorful, chaotic Monastiraki district with its Flea Market and antique shops, vibrant & trendy Psyrri with its street markets, lunch in an authentic Greek tavern, Pnyx Hill where democracy was born and Mars Hill, from where we have a good view on the Ancient Agora. On your walking tour you will get plenty of info on both life in contemporary Athens & the history of the city that is considered the cradle of Western civilization.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 6 hours
Within the city of Athens we get around on foot. It is possible that we need the metro too. A transfer to and from the city center by private vehicle can be included complementary. The vehicle used is a VW Passat with ample space for passengers and luggage.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
18 Euro - This is estimation p.p. for lunch, drinks. In case you come from the port you need to pay a taxi ride (approx. 20 EURO for the ride)
I am not a licensed Guide acknowledged by the Ministry of Culture. I will accompany the travelers but I am not allowed to enter the premises of a ancient site or to enter a museum. Prior to entering you will receive lots of information.
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Chantel gave us a thorough tour of several neighborhoods in central Athens. Both my 21 yo son and I enjoyed our walking tour. Our tour was on our first day in Athens. This provided a great introduction and gave us basic logistical knowledge of the Plaka and Acropolis environs that were invaluable for the rest our days in Athens. I would love to return to Athens and would welcome Chantel's suggestions!