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 Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at the hotel, the airport or a central location in Athens. If you come from the port of Piraeus it is a 20 to 30 minute taxi ride to Athens center. Because of safety measures at the port I cannot pick you up in the morning there. I can drop you off there in the afternoon though.
End location: I will leave you in Athens center or at your hotel.
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.
All transfers from hotel or airport by either car, on foot or public transportation. 6-hours of private guiding.
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)
Lunch with drinks. In case you come from the port you need to arrange a taxi transfer.
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 took us to neigborhoods in Athens that we would have never found on our own. They were all so unique and she was so insightful and friendly. In between landmarks, markets, and lively streets, she brought us to a charming cafe where we ate bougatsa (delicious!), a lovely lunch with a great acropolis view, and a great wine shop for tastings and buying. My parents who had been to Athens before had never been to any of these places and absolutely loved the tour like the rest of us. Highly recommend!