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’s bohemian side, from funky workshops to cool cafés, beyond the mainstream attractions.
- Experience Athens like a local, not a tourist, as you visit alternative neighbourhoods loved by locals.
- Learn about one of the biggest street art scenes in the world.
- Venture into alleyways and back lanes to discover vibrant cultural spaces and hear the myths and tales behind city sites.
- Sip on Greek coffee and spirits, and treat your taste buds to sweet snacks and meze.
- Adults Ages 12+
- Children Ages 6-11
- Infants Ages 0-5
- Private group Starting price per person
Discover Athens’ Bohemian Side
Take a detour down Athens’ back alleys and into neighbourhoods you won’t find in guidebook pages!
This is alternative Athens, where bohemian shops, amazing street art, hidden courtyards, and indie cafés attract locals — and travellers who want to escape the tourist traps.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, a Greek coffee, glass of local spirits/wine, a local sweet, a “meze” plate (finger food), train tickets.
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).
- Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///pastels.asks.tables
- Starting time: 4.00 PM
- Ending point: Monastiraki Metro Station.
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.
We’ll start our tour by sipping a traditional Greek coffee in a secret garden in the centre of the city, a place only known to locals. You’ll stand with awe in front of unique monument and hear the myths and tales that surround these legendary buildings.
Learn about kings and queens, heroes and outlaws, but also about a hidden Athens beneath your feet. The soul of a city is its people, and you are going to hear and see their traditions and superstitions.
Continuing our walk, we’ll head off the beaten track and into back lanes and past bohemian workshops, to see how life is for middle-class Athenians.
We’ll check out the surprisingly bustling art scene in the city streets — in fact, the street art scene in Athens is one of the biggest in the world, and even the word ‘graffiti’ comes from the Greek word grafi, which means ‘written.’
During our Athens tour, we’ll see the old mingling with the new, along streets that connect (or divide) the past and the present. Think ancient tombs and factory chimneys, art centres, and hidden courtyards. And along the way, we’ll get a literal taste for Athenian life with tastings of sweet delights and sips of local spirits.
By the end of this tour, you will have experienced the real flavours of the oldest European city, Athens!
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
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!