Immerse yourself in the city’s ancient history while also learning about Athens as it is today on this jam-packed Athens tour.
- Discover Athens beyond the mainstream attractions, by exploring its bohemian side from funky workshops to cool cafés.
- Visit Athenians-favourite alternative districts with a local by your side
- Find amazing graffiti and learn about one of the biggest street art scenes in the world
- Wander around back streets and discover cultural spaces and art studios
- Eat and sip your way with a Greek coffee, spirits, sweets, and a meze through the city, as you hear stories and tales behind city sites
- Adults Ages 12+
- Children Ages 6-11
- Infants Ages 0-5
- Private group Starting price per person
Discover Athens’ Bohemian Side
Anyone who’s dreamed of visiting Athens has likely read about its ancient glory: the Parthenon, the Caryatids, and all the other wonders of Greece’s glorious past.
But Athens isn’t only about the past! It’s also a city very alive in the present, with modern-day stories and secrets just as exciting as the Greek myths!
On this Athens city tour, you’ll stroll beyond the traditional guidebook sites, and visit lesser-known neighbourhoods favoured by locals, and discover secret corners that aren’t found online.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, a Greek coffee, glass of local spirits/wine, a local sweet, a “meze” plate (finger food).
Exclusions: Additional food and drink, items of a personal nature, tips, and gratuities for the guide.
- Duration: 3,5 hours
- Meeting point: At the exit of Panepistimio metro station (in front of the old building of the University of Athens, on Panepistimiou Street).
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- Starting time: 4.00 PM
- Ending point: Monastiraki Metro Station.
Athens may be famous for its ancient glory like the Parthenon, the Caryatids, and all the other wonders of Greece’s mythical times, but Athens is not only about the past! It is a modern city with creative locals and cool vibes, a city with modern-day stories and secrets to tell, as exciting as the Greek myths!
On this Athens city tour, you’ll wander around lesser-known neighbourhoods that locals love to hang out and discover secret corners that are beyond areas traditionally found in guidebooks.
Your tour will start by sipping a traditional Greek coffee in a central-but-totally-hidden garden known by locals. Enjoy your coffee by sitting among some awesome monuments and hear stories and tales about the buildings that surround the garden.
Continuing your walk, you’ll learn about heroes and outlaws, queens and kings, as well as the centuries-old Athens that is hidden beneath your feet. Strolling through hidden alleys while hearing stories about locals’ traditions and superstitions, you’ll pass by bohemian workshops and cultural spaces where new artists have set up their galleries, and see how life is for middle-class Athenians.
Then, discover one of the biggest street art scenes in the world. Check out the amazing murals hidden among the bustling streets of the city and learn about the art of graffiti and its importance as a way of expression for the new generation of Athenians. Keep in mind that even the word ‘graffiti’ comes from the Greek word grafi, which means ‘written.’
During this Athens tour, you’ll see the mesmerizing blend of the old with the new, being well-matched (or not) around the city. You will get a better understanding of this Ancient city and how it has evolved nowadays. While walking around with your guide, you’ll have the opportunity to taste flavors and aromas of the city, such as sweets, local tapas, and of course spirits.
By the end of this tour, you will have experienced the authentic side of Europe’s oldest city, Athens!
With so many suggestions and tips from your local guide, you’ll likely have a myriad of things you’ll want to do next!
Your Trip: This is a private tour
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
Mr. Henrietta R. from Hungary travelled on 16 Apr 2019:
We went on the “Bohemian tales of the city” tour with Vicky. She is a fun, very knowledgable tour guide who is absolutely passionate about her hometown and has a very nice personality. We got to know so much about this amazing city from Vicky and enjoyed every minute of it. Highly recommended tour and tour guide. Thank you very much Vicky!
Mr. ALAN C. from Australia travelled on 02 Aug 2018:
Loved the tour. Enjoyed every minute of it. It took us to areas we would never have found on our own. Our guide Evelina was great, she answered
all our questions and gave us great commentary as we walked around. Evelina also recomended some local drinks and bought them for us to try.
At the end of the tour she also gave us some local food to try which was great. Cant praise her enough.
Ms. Kelly J. from USA travelled on 30 Aug 2017:
Nicolette was an excellent guide. We can’t wait to return to Athens and join her photography tour!