Athens: Alternative Neighborhoods Private Tour

4.6 / 5

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Athens: Alternative Neighborhoods Private Tour

From $35.76 per person

Get off the beaten path on a 3-hour walking tour of Athens, and discover its more alternative neighborhoods. Enjoy a more authentic tour of the ancient city, and see sites such as the famous Flea Market, street art, and bohemian bars and boutiques.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Get off the usual tourist path and explore the alternative areas of Athens
  • Visit the cool bars and boutiques of Psiri, and discover modern street art
  • Go to the Flea Market
  • Explore Thiseion and Kerameikos
  • Discover traditional coffee shops, and savor the aroma of local cheese stores
Full description
Enjoy a more authentic tour of Athens as you discover some of the city’s alternative neighborhoods and experience the city more like a local. Walk through the famous Flea Market on Monastiraki Square, and the neighborhood of Thiseio en route to the ancient cemetery of Kerameikos. Pass street art in the birthplace of graffiti, and wander through the streets of Psiri to learn about one of the coolest, anti-establishment neighborhoods in a former leather craftsmen’s district. Find cool bars, galleries, and theaters full of the young. Watch the butchers and fishmongers at Athens Public Market, and savor the aromas of spice shops and cheese stores. Visit the 2 working class restaurants in the meat market, and the secret underground restaurant at the vegetable market. Explore the most interesting road in Athens, full of plant and seed, and herb and spice stores. Pass through Kotzia Square on the way to Exarheia. See the National Technical University of Athens, and hear how it became a symbol of the revolt against the dictatorship in 1973. Wander among the university students of Exarheia, before strolling down Panepistimiou street to the National University and National Library. End in the upscale neighborhood of Kolonaki.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Monastiraki Square

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  • Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring sunglasses
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Service
    4/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5
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Very nice walking tour - starting with some explanations on ancient sites around the Agora and finishing with the « Rebellion » quarter of Athens, where graffiti is still a political rather than an artistic expression. Pleasant stopover in a small street café in the middle of the tour. We have come many times to Athens before, but discovered some new areas thanks to the tour.

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11 August 2019

Exceptional guide. Full of knowledge about everything - history, culture, politics. Very special experience.

19 February 2020

The Alternative Neighborhoods walking tour was informative!

This tour offered historical sites, up & coming neighborhoods, and a cultural look at graffiti. A stop for Greek coffee offered us more time to ask questions and take a short break. Both the guide & accompanying archaeologist were informative.

23 April 2019

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