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  • Athens: Ancient Greek Mythology Exploration Game

    1. Athens: Ancient Greek Mythology Exploration Game

    Discover the city's fascinating history and attractions as you solve clues around Athens. Travel back in time and relive Athens' ancient history by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Receive your access code by e-mail upon booking the tour and use the code in the app. Wander around Athens for about 1.5 hours to complete your quest. However, there's no time limit, and you are free to explore the city at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and be ready to begin the adventure.  Solve clues and guess the answer to unlock the secret story of each place. Play as a large group and solve the clues together; one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. You can also split into teams and ...

  • Athens: 2-Hour Self-Guided Audio Tour

    2. Athens: 2-Hour Self-Guided Audio Tour

    Explore Athens at your own pace with a self-guided audio tour on your phone. Listen to fascinating stories on a downloadable app designed by an accredited expert storyteller and historian. Based on an award-winning storytelling concept, this tour will take you from Syntagma Square and through the most important landmarks in the city. Blend in with the locals as you tour the city without a conspicuous group.

  • Athens: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis

    3. Athens: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis

    Discover the diverse city of Athens. Known for its historical monuments, Athens is also home to many modern, elegant structures. Visit the Acropolis, which still stands as a reminder of the beauty and glory of ancient Athens. High atop its rocky base are the Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion, with its stunning Porch of Maidens. Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathinaikon Stadium. This stadium was site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, birthplace of a world-wide tradition. Continue driving and pass by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. Here you’ll experience views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, and National Library.

  • Athens by Night: 4-Hour Guided Private Tour

    4. Athens by Night: 4-Hour Guided Private Tour

    Your 4-hour private night tour begins when you meet your Athenian nightlife expert at the Syntagma Metro station. Admire the illuminated Hellenic Parliament with its Presidential Guard, the Evzones (an elite unit of the Greek army that guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier) and the Presidential Mansion. After a few minutes’ walk, you’ll visit your first bar of the night, located in Kolonaki, one of the wealthiest and most upmarket districts of the capital. Situated on the southern slopes of Lycabettus Hill, Kolonaki is the top shopping area in Athens and is home to the city's greatest concentration of trendy fashion boutiques and many upscale cafés, bars and restaurants. Enjoy your first drink of the night before continuing your walk, passing by some of the most beautiful buildings in Athens: the National Library of Greece, the National and Kapodistrian University and the Academy of A...

    Nice guide, you have to walk a lot in a sometimes niet inspiring environment. Nice bars and local places, far from the tourists.....:-) Tip for GYG: the meetingpoint location in de App is not correct.

  • Athens: Alternative Walking Tour

    5. Athens: Alternative Walking Tour

    With a recorded history that spans over 3,400 years, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world. This alternative walking tour takes you through Athens' rich history and multifaceted culture, surprising and enchanting you around every street corner. As you stroll through Athens' primeval streets, learn from your knowledgeable guide about the complex history of the ancient city. Visit landmark buildings such as the Parliament, the Academy, the University and the National Library, and come to understand their role in the construction of a contemporary European capital. Stroll through the beautiful neighborhoods of Psiri and Monastiraki, where the footprint of the Ottoman Empire is still present, to understand how the old city and its traditions mixed – or didn’t– with Western European values and ideas. Pass through Omonia Square, Kotzia Square, the central markets and many other fas...

  • Athens: Acropolis & Museum with City Highlights Exploration

    6. Athens: Acropolis & Museum with City Highlights Exploration

    Discover the most iconic, impressive sites and areas of Athens. Your deeply knowledgeable, friendly guide will show you the city while giving you a valuable insight into the history and culture of Athens. Starting from the wonder of the Acropolis explore the magnificent site and the state-of-the-art Acropolis museum. Continue on to Syntagma Square where the Greek National Parliament stands. Embark on a journey through the city from the beautiful National Gardens to the lively markets of Monastiraki. Wander through picturesque Plaka and discover the little-known neighbourhood of Anafiotika with its Cycladic houses of blue and white with overarching bougainvillaea.   From antiquity to modern Athens; through Venetian, Byzantine and Ottoman influence; from gardens to markets, ruins and island neighbourhoods; Athens has it all!

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This tour was canceled the day before because we could not have a French speaking guide. In exchange, we took the street art tour with Maroussa. AWESOME. Maroussa is adorable and knows her subject inside out. She lived in Belgium for 20 years before returning to the land of her ancestors. We had a great time with her in the trendy areas of Athens. We recommend this street art tour with Maroussa. ONLY HAPPINESS

What an excellent experience this tour of Athens away from the usual places, in the heart of the "real" city ... Ariadni, our guide, made us discover many neighborhoods, explaining their history. It's really a very good experience ... Thanks again to Ariadni for her listening and her love for a country which is not hers but which has become ...

Our guide Vania was great .... We were able to visit neighborhoods that we would not have thought of visiting without this outing. We learned the habits and customs of the Athenians nowadays in short to recommend without moderation

English speaking guide who showed us around corners of Athens where we would probably not have gone spontaneously and others very touristy but always with some interesting anecdotes.

Hello It was a good way to visit the center of Athens with mythological reminders