Guided tour

Athens: Alternative Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

21 reviews

Athens: Alternative Walking Tour

From US$ 59.96 per person

This fascinating tour will show you Athens in its truest sense: a complex, multilayered place comprised of centuries of history and influences from both the East and West. See Athens' most revered sites and appreciate the beauty of this special place.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French


  • Visit the 19th century landmarks of the industrial revolution and royal palaces
  • Descend to a notorious prison of World War II (closed Mon and Tue)
  • Watch ancient rivers still flowing, and visits tombs of a foregone era
  • Discover landmark buildings of international architectural interest
  • Walk through preserved Ottoman neighborhoods
Full description
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 fascinating sites, and discover the missing link between the glorious ancient past and the frantic, modern present.
  • English or French-speaking guide
  • City map highlighting the transformations of the city through 2,500 years
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuity (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Your meeting point is the fountain in Syntagma Square, Athens. Your guide will wait for you holding a sign with the local partner's name on it.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
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based on 21 reviews

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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

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August 19, 2020

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 ...

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December 29, 2019

Mon fils et moi avons été absolument ravis de cette expérience insolite avec une guide exceptionnelle de gentillesse et de professionnalisme. De précieux conseils et explications, une guide qui s’est adaptée à notre petit groupe…. Je recommande vraiment cette aventure !!! Milles merci encore à Maroussa pour son accueil et ces riches moments partagés ensemble ;) Des souvenirs inoubliables Jane

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October 24, 2021

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