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Athens: 2-Hour Alternative Off the Beaten Track w/ a Local

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Athens: 2-Hour Alternative Off the Beaten Track w/ a Local

From US$ 26.74 per person

Leave the tourist trail behind and experience the modern and underground side of Athens. Find out more about the street art movement and take a look at the street artwork with a private tour guide. Bonus: local snack included.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Explore the hip, artsy neighborhoods of Athens
  • Go off the beaten path and discover hidden gems
  • Enjoy a local snack called ‘Koulouri’
  • Get an insider perspective on the daily life
  • See popular local hangout spots
Full description
Discover the alternative side of the ancient city of Athens. Stroll through the city’s unique neighborhoods and learn about their history. Your local private guide will show you all the authentic spots and uncover the city’s secrets for you. Begin your tour in the heart of the historic city, the Monastiraki area. Admire one of the oldest churches and pass different places which are hosting cultural events and exhibitions. Take a look at the unique souvenirs displayed at the flea market before wandering the streets of Psiri. Listen to your local guide stories and gain insights into the city’s modern culture. Known for its hip bars, galleries and theaters, the area is one of the coolest in the city. Make a stop at an old bakery and enjoy a tasty freshly baked ‘koulouri,’ which is a circled bread stick. Tip: take care, it might be hot. Continue your walk through this hip area and pass by cool street art, interesting architectural buildings and stylish venues. Go off the beaten path and head off into the Exarcheia, a historical area where present and past mingle. The area is full of young people, amazing street art and a symbol of anarchist movements. Discover different political messages, hear the stories behind them and how the economic crisis influenced the social movement. 
  • Private guide
  • Local snack "Koulouri"
  • Extra food and drinks
  • Pickup and drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please meet at the small church, Pantanasa, in front of Monastiraki metro station.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
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4.3 /5

based on 25 reviews

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Very nice tour with Eleni in various neighborhoods around Athens center. I found the mix of information given to be well balanced between insights on way of life of Athèneans, restaurant and other places recommendation and historical insights. We did this tour between our international flight and flight to Santorini.

July 26, 2021

Tour highly recommended we visited no touristic areas of Athens with Urania she has been amazing in explaining us many aspects of Athens life and culture she also gave us plenty of tips to eat at cosy restaurants and to test local food great tour and well done to Urania for her energy Laura &Kevin

September 4, 2019

May 31, 2021

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Product ID: 116938