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Athens: Hidden Athens Private 3-Hour Walking Tour

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Activity provider: Urban Athens Collective

Athens: Hidden Athens Private 3-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: Urban Athens Collective

From US$ 36.55 per person

Discover hidden sites among the landmark monuments of Athens on a 3-hour walking tour of the historic city center. Follow in the footsteps of ancient legends, and discover the ruins of the National Garden, the Zappeion Garden, and much more.

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Duration 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible
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  • Discover the site of the first modern Olympic Games
  • Get off the usual tourist path and explore the more authentic streets of Athens
  • Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Athenians
  • Learn the history behind the temple ruins
  • Stop for some local refreshments
  • Visit the site of a hidden island, and the famous flea market
Full description
Get off the usual tourist trail on a 3-hour walking tour that goes beyond the historic sights of Athens. Meet your guide at Syntagma Square, and wander down streets that reveal a rich history with every step. Walk the more hidden routes towards the Parliament building, and learn its history as you look at the guard in front of the Monument to the Unknown Soldier. See the ancient ruins of the National Garden, and continue to the Zappeion Exhibition Hall and Zappeion Garden. Go to the Panathenaic Stadium (also known as the Kallimarmaron) to see the home of the first modern Olympic Games, held in 1896. Continue past the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arc, and the Theater of Dionysos, Herodus Atticus Odeon, and Areios Pagos on the southern slopes of the Acropolis. Follow ancient streets through the Plaka area to Anafiotika, a hidden island inside the city of Athens. Stop for refreshments, and sample a traditional Greek sweet, before going to the Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library, and Monastiraki Square, a popular meeting point with a long history.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in the middle of Syntagma Square, at the fountain.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes as the route includes uneven surfaces
  • Please bring sunglasses, a hat, and drinking water
  • The dress code for this tour is smart-casual
  • You must have a travel insurance card
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3.9 /5

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Interesting trip. Saw other sides of Athens. Good and knowledgeable guide. We were only 4 on the trip. Had we been more, the yield would probably not have been so great.

February 23, 2022

January 15, 2022

Very charming and nice guide

September 28, 2019

Product ID: 60821