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Athens, Piraeus, and Coastline: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

1. Athens, Piraeus, and Coastline: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Explore Athens, the Port of Piraeus, and the coastline of the Athenian Riviera at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Benefit from easy transportation to key attractions, such as the Panathenaic Stadium and Parthenon at the Acropolis. Travel on 4 lines for 1 day, including Athens (Orange Line), Piraeus (Blue Line), Glyfada (Yellow Line), and Vouliagmeni (Green Line). Get acquainted with the Greek capital's most beautiful sites and enrich your cruise or vacation experience. Recorded commentaries in 16 languages will provide historical, cultural and social information about one of the most ancient capitals of the world. Blue Line - Piraeus  Ideal if you have just arrived on a cruise, you can hop on the Blue Line at either of the cruise terminals in the Port of Piraeus, just a stone's throw from your cruise ship. See attractions such as the yacht marina at Pasalimani and the ancient harbor of Mikrolimano. Don't miss out on the impressive new Museum of Acropolis and walk up the hill to admire the Parthenon at the top. The bus takes passengers directly to the most eminent monuments of Athens and Greece. Orange Line - Athens The Orange Line roams by the most beautiful attractions further down the city center from the Acropolis and Parthenon. Explore the historic Plaka district and discover the most traditional area of Athens. Visit the gate of the Roman emperor Hadrian. See the Temple of Olympian Zeus and admire the largest temple in Greece from Roman times. Go to the Hellenic Parliament on Syntagma Square and look at its impressive guards. Stroll through Ermou to experience the busiest shopping street in Athens. Visit the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held. Go to the National Library to marvel at an outstanding building of great historical value. Drop by the National Archaeological Museum, or roam around the picturesque area of Monastiraki and its Flea Market. Take a walk through the quaint neighborhood of Thission.  Yellow Line − Glyfada Enjoy a tour of the Athenian Riviera, starting from the Planetarium stop of the Blue Line. Find out how the bewildering desert of the 1900s has evolved into one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Greece. From the Niarchos Foundation to the Marina Alimou, the Yellow Line blends history with the modern. Watch the sunset from Marina Flisvou or swim and sunbathe in Agios Kosmas. From the Glyfada Terminal, you can wander around the most cosmopolitan suburbs of the capital and shop at the luxury department stores. Wind down in a beautiful cafe and don't miss out on the beach bar where you can enjoy a cocktail by the seaside.  Green Line − Vouliagmeni Vouliagmeni may be better associated with its beaches, but the area is also a history lesson in its own right. From the Allied Forces Cemetery to the Byzantine Museum, Vouliagmeni is certainly worth a visit. Relax at the beautiful beach of Kavouri Oceanis, one of the most popular beaches in Athens. Go to Vouliagmeni Lake to discover one of the city's most popular spots. Don’t miss out on the thermal baths and admire the breathtaking surroundings.

Athens: Gourmet Food Tour

2. Athens: Gourmet Food Tour

Explore Athen's food markets on a 4-hour walking tour. Taste delicious treats and visit local stores selling the "Green Treasures" of Greece, such as olive oil, wines, mushrooms, herbs, and traditionally made pasta and salamis. Start with a traditional Greek breakfast of koulóuria (sesame bread rings) in a century-old café. Continue to a tiny pastry shop to sample loukoumades (Greek donuts) and custard-filled filo squares. Enjoy local pies and cheeses at authentic Greek bakeries and cheese stores. Next, wander through the famous meat and fish markets. Try roasted home-grown coffee and visit specialty shops for their fresh fruit, olives, cheese, ham, and other deli produce. Enjoy local wine, organically produced olive oil and honey, aged aromatized vinegar, and world-famous Greek yogurt produced at family farms. Wander down Evripidou Street, scented by herbs. End your culinary exploration at the deli stores in the historic city center, where your guide will make you complimentary gifts to bring home.

Athens Original Street Art Tour

3. Athens Original Street Art Tour

London, Berlin, New York, or Paris normally come to mind when street art is mentioned. Athens, however, is often overlooked and yet is a city rich in graffiti art. Street art emerged in the Greek capital around 1998. The art form really took off, developing its distinctive style over the past 10 years, particularly as the country’s economic crisis unfolded. This 3-hour guided tour offers an alternative way to experience Athens and take a look at what’s happening at its core. A vested interest in art isn’t required to enjoy this activity. All you need is curiosity and receptiveness to the fantasy, colors, and meanings of the works you encounter, as you look at Athens in a fresh and unconventional way.

Athens: Half-Day Ultimate Food Walking Tour

4. Athens: Half-Day Ultimate Food Walking Tour

Prepare yourself for a mouthwatering journey to discover the secrets of world-renowned Greek cuisine. This 4-hour experience will take you through picturesque neighbourhoods and local food shops offering secret culinary treasures. During the tour, your food-loving guide will share stories about Greek gastronomy and local culture. You’ll taste 15 different types of Greek culinary excellence, including a traditional filo pie from a family-run place that has existed since the 1920s, the dessert that was given to the winners of the ancient Olympic Games and Greece’s most famous street food! You’ll also discover the answer to the great debate: Turkish or Greek coffee? Unlike many Athens food tours, you won't just be sampling mouthfuls. This is a 4-hour Greek gastronomy tour where you will enjoy traditional Greek recipes such as stuffed tomatoes, moussaka, soutzoukakia, the dessert of choice for the winners of the ancient Olympic Games and more. It is essential that you don’t eat breakfast and there will be no room for lunch!

Athens by Night: Sightseeing, Spirits, and Food

5. Athens by Night: Sightseeing, Spirits, and Food

Greet your guide at Monastiraki square and embark upon your epicurean exploration of the city. Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of downtown historic center of Athens, an atmospheric enclave replete with informal bars and food corners. Enjoy the famous Greek Boat pizza or so called Peinirli in the narrow streets of Monastiraki Next, walk to one of the most funky neighborhoods, Psirri, where you will enjoy a glass of local variety wine combined with Greek charcuterie, cheeses plate, and local chutneys. Learn about the snack’s interesting origin as you chat with your guide and feel the vibrant and unique atmosphere of Athens by night. Continue further in the district of Psirri and walk by some significant wall art hidden in the atmospheric streets of the town. Walk towards to Monastiraki square where it is time to enjoy the famous local deserts like baklava or Greek fried donuts. Visit one of the most famous local bars at the Karitsi square and enjoy a cocktail made from local herbs and spices. Finish you tour by admiring some of the most beautiful city buildings lit at night.

Athens Highlights: Myths & Philosophers Private Walking Tour

6. Athens Highlights: Myths & Philosophers Private Walking Tour

After meeting with your local guide outside Panepistimio Metro Station, begin your journey with the famous Trilogy of Athens, a work of the great architect, Theofilus Hansen. Admire stunning statues from famous 19th-century sculptors. While marveling at these miracles of architecture, take the opportunity to talk about two of the most famous philosophers of antiquity, Socrates and Plato. Discuss the god Apollo and goddess Athena, two gods totally different from one another but sharing many more commonalities than one may think. Afterwards, head to the Greek Parliament and the National Gardens to discover the live of Epicurus and his philosophical school, known as the Garden. Walk down the most commercial street in Athens, Ermou Street, named after the god and merchant, Hermes. Take a chance to admire an 11th-century temple known as Kapnikarea and hear about Aristotle and his Lyceum philosophical school. Take a pitstop to enjoy a greek coffee at a cozy cafe in the Thissio area, taking advantage of the location to chat about Pre-Socratic philosophers. Next to the Ancient Agora, discover the place where Stoic philosophy was born in the Poikile Stoa. The next stop will be the Plaka area and Anafiotika, on the foot of the Acropolis with Cinic philosophers close by. While admiring the famous Tower of Winds, learn everything there is about Aiolos, the keeper of the winds. The tour will conclude on the Areopagus Hill with a breathtaking view of the Acropolis and some more myths about the Olympian gods.

Downtown Athens: Private Greek Food Tasting Tour

7. Downtown Athens: Private Greek Food Tasting Tour

Begin your 4-hour walking culinary tour with traditional sweets and finger food like the koulouri (a circular bread encrusted with sesame seeds) and the famous bougasta (a pastry consisting of either semolina custard, cheese or minced meat filling between layers of phyllo). Head to the Athens Agora and see the amazing range of spices, cheeses, olives, meat, fish and fruit on offer. Here, find a plethora of traditional tavernas. After your visit to the market, enjoy a brief break for a cup of traditional Greek coffee in one of the oldest coffee shops in Greece. Next, visit a folklore art shop and the beautiful Kotzia Square, situated just outside the ancient Archarnian Gate of Classical Athens. Stop at one of the oldest and best souvlaki houses in Greece for a taste of real souvlaki. End the tour by admiring the astonishing Acropolis in one of the most authentic restaurants in the city.

Athens Heart Walking Private Tour

8. Athens Heart Walking Private Tour

Your path will initially take you in front of the new Acropolis Museum and continue towards the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a stone theater structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis. Afterwards, enjoy one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the world, with the entire city of Athens at your feet and the Temple of Athena above you. Continue your walk entering the most folkloristic neighborhood in Athens, the Anafiotika, which is situated just downhill from the Acropolis of Athens, a symbol of architectural perfection and knowledge throughout the last 25 centuries. The Ancient Roman Agora will be your next stop, allowing you to admire the Tower of Winds and continue heading towards the famous Monastiraki District with its flea market . A brief 30 minute break will follow, offering you the pleasure of tasting a traditional Greek coffee, some tea or another beverage of your liking and then admire the Metropolitan Cathedral of the city. Walking by the famous Ermou Street, the most important commercial road in Athens, which takes its name by the Greek God Hermes (in Greek Ermis), protector of commerce. Arrive at the central and most famous square of Athens, Syntagma Square, where, in front of the Hellenic Parliament, you will witness one of the oldest traditions in Greece, the Changing of the Presidential Guard. Passing through the underground archeological exhibition at the Syntagma metro station will take you to the National Garden, where you will be able to relax with your family and enjoy feeding the animals on display. After passing in front of the Presidential Palace, continue to the Panathenaic Stadium (also known as the Kallimarmaron), the biggest stadium in the world constructed exclusively by marble. Then visit the beautiful Zappeion Megaron and afterwards admire the biggest temple in ancient Greece, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian. Finally, head towards the Acropolis metro station, where your tour will be concluded.

Heart of Athens Private Walking Tour

9. Heart of Athens Private Walking Tour

Heart of Athens Private Walking Tour lets you meander through Athens with a knowledgeable guide dedicated exclusively to you and your group. In fact, the best way to discover Athens is by wandering around the cobblestone streets. At the same time, take in the remnants of history from Antiquity to Middle Ages and beyond. This Athens Walking Tour is a great chance for travelers who want to feel the vibrant splendor of this old city. This Athens Private Walking Tour begins at Syntagma square at a time which is convenient for you. There, you will see the guard change which is a must when visiting Athens. Also, at Syntagma there is the Greek Parliament – the government’s building – once the king’s palace! Your tour guide will now lead you to the most famous street of the city, Ermou Street. Here, you will be amazed by ancient orthodox churches, the modern market and classical luxury buildings of the previous century. Then, pass through Monastiraki square and feel the harmony of the ancient buildings coupled with the modern ones. The rock of the Acropolis is also the best view from this square! Soon your private walking tour will proceed towards what the Greeks consider the very heart of the Classical City – Plaka area (Old town). It is a mosaic of civilizations which make the area so unique. Full of small houses, trees, ancients and locals walk everywhere! Admire St. Philothei house/Venizelos mansion (the oldest house in Athens) and Hadrian’s Library. Did you know that the Greeks had a forecast building? Discover it in the Roman agora with our guide and learn how it worked! Moreover, while you walk in Plaka area, observe the Greeks and hear from our guide about the Greek way of life. As your adventure winds down in Thiseio, relax at a cozy café and look up at the impressive Acropolis. Even though you'll see it from outside, your guide will share lots of interesting facts about its history and culture. This private walking experience lets you deeply connect with Athens' fascinating past and present.

3-Hour Private Guided Walking Exploration in Athens City

10. 3-Hour Private Guided Walking Exploration in Athens City

You wish to explore Central Athens beyond the well-known tourist sites? Athens’s city center is defined by its many historical corners that retain the glamor and nostalgia of many different eras, from antiquity till the present time. Discover every aspect of it, in a fun way with a walking tour! 1) Our Meeting point: Ermou 2, Athina 105 57, Greece We will meet at the corner of Ermou Street & Syntagma Square, where is the McDonalds, 15’ before the start of the tour. Our guide will be waiting for you holding an Athens Walker sign. Syntagma Square You will start the walking tour at Syntagma Square ("Constitution Square"), which is the central square of Athens, named after the Constitution that Otto, the first King of Greece, was obliged to grant after a popular and military uprising on September 3, 1843. Highlight: Gleaming with white marble and beautiful statues, the square is a magnet for people, locals and tourists. Then you will cross the street towards the Parliament to see the Changing of the Guards that takes place every hour by the military unit whose members, Evzones, stand proudly in perfect stillness in front of the Parliament. The Evzones are a special unit of the Hellenic Army, also known as Tsoliades, whose role is to guard the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, a war memorial located in front of the Parliament, dedicated to Greek soldiers killed during wars. 2) You will continue walking on Ermou street. Ermou Street ("Hermes Street") is one of the first roads designed in modern Athens and one of the main arteries of Athens' first town plan. Thanks to this fact, you can still admire numerous neoclassical buildings while crossing Ermou Street. Nowadays, it is a base for shopping, cafes and hotels. Highlight: Explore one of the oldest churches in Athens, the Byzantine Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea. 3) You will then head to Agia Eirini square, a neighborhood dear to locals, situated behind the former Cathedral Church of Athens, Agia Eirini. 4) And what about discovering an alternative neighborhood of Athens, full of street art? Psiri, once known for its small industries, nowadays is mostly known for vivid nightlife and street food locales. It is an area loved by locals and it is also characterized by its secondhand market. 5) Right after that, you will enter Abyssinia square (flea market). Athens' rich cultural heritage is reflected in the wares found in its markets. The diverse cultural history of Athens is represented in many of the items, from traditional Greek embroidery to Ottoman glassware to pottery from the Aegean. 6) Then passing through the cobbled alleys of Monastiraki square, you will reach Plaka’s main street, Adrianou Street, the ideal place for souvenir hunting! 7) Then Mnisikleous street, with its famous “stairs”, will introduce you to the neighborhood of Plaka. End of our walking tour: The walking tour will end right in the heart of Plaka leaving you in the perfect place to admire impressive architecture, visit world-class museums or archaeological sites, and enjoy high-end gastronomy…

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Our guides Manolis and Mini were absolutely fantastic. They were knowledgeable but more importantly they were engaging. They took us to amazing places we would never have found ourselves which were owned by local independent people rather than the big chains which made it even more special. We went for the private tour so were able to discuss everything from living in Greece to world history and politics. Would definitely recommend

Very cool tour to see aspects of Athens beyond the archaeological sites. Would appeal to teenagers especially. Interesting art work shown to us which would not be easy to see on our own.

Great tour!! Small group with a number of stops and a variety of food. The guide was very knowledgeable and provided good insights and context for the different dishes.

Very cool tour. Especially enjoyed the meze with ouzo! Our guide Catherine is great fun!

second time with dorrella. grwat tour. really enjoyed it