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Total Athens – Combo 8: Markets, Ruins & Ancient Athens & Exarheia Sweet Sins & Anarchy

Tour Highlights

  • Dive deep into the history of the ancient city of Athens, with a local to guide you.
  • Explore the city’s many markets and legendary foodie traditions.
  • Wander around the famous neighbourhood of Plaka, and sip coffee at a local’s favourite joint.
  • Discover Exarcheia, Athens’ most alternative neighbourhood and see for yourself why it’s considered one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Europe.
  • Treat your taste buds to some special sweet delights and sip traditional Greek coffee like a local.
Adults Ages 12+
Children Ages 6-11
Infants Ages 0-5

See the Best of Athens

See the best of Athens on this special total tour that combines our pick of the best markets, ancient ruins, shops, and temples, giving you a comprehensive overview of our fair city and some ideas on what else you can do during your stay!

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • All of the stores you visit on your tour are 100% locally owned and run. Supporting small-scale, locally-run businesses helps to preserve the traditional character of old Athens.
  • By joining this tour you are supporting a street vendor who sells traditional koulouri sesame rings, which helps increase his income.
  • At least one store on your itinerary is dedicated to the preservation of locally-produced crafts.
  • By joining this tour you are helping to support local businesses in a neighbourhood that doesn’t generally benefit from tourism.
  • By visiting a 100-year-old local bakery, your tour helps this historic business continue serving authentic local delicacies.
  • By joining this tour, you are helping to keep Exarcheia’s unconventional and creative characters in the spotlight, during times where national forces are creating tension.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, coffee or soft drink, Koulouri (bread ring), 4 special sweet delights at 4 different stops, bottled water.

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide

Schedule details

  • Duration: From 5 to 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Kotzia Square, in Athina Avenue between the metro stations of Omonia and Monastiraki, in front of the Mayor Building. Your guide will meet you at the fountain in this square and they will be holding an Athens Urban Adventures sign. View on Google Maps.
  • Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///smaller.signal.hinders
  • Starting time: 9.30 AM
  • Ending point: Panepistimio Metro Station
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