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Offered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Experience the delights of eclectic Athens on a tour that includes bustling markets, ancient marvels and traditional coffeehouses. Explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Psiri, Exarheia and Kolonaki; browse the stalls at Monastiraki flea market and Athens Public Market; and admire ancient sites like Kerameikos Cemetery and the Temple of Hephaestus. Along the way, discover bold street art, foodie hotspots, handicrafts workshops and secret local hangouts.
  • 3-hour Insider tour of Athens
  • Get off-the-beaten-track in neighborhoods like Psiri, Exarheia and Kolonaki
  • Experience local life as you explore markets, coffeehouses and street art galleries
  • Pass historic sites like Kerameikos Cemetery and the Temple of Hephaestus
  • Get the inside scoop from a local Athens guide
  • Several departure times available throughout the day
  • Experience the real Athens, beyond the top attractions!
Meet your guide in Monastiraki Square in the heart of the historic city to begin your Insider Tour of Athens. Jump right in and immerse yourself in local life as you browse the stalls of Athens Flea Market, the city’s largest and busiest market.

Pass by the ancient ruins of the Theseion, or the Temple of Hephaestus, and the Kerameikos Cemetery, and marvel at Athens’ striking juxtaposition of the old and new as you continue through the lively Psiri district. As you explore the vibrant neighborhood, stop to admire some of the city’s most impressive street art and learn how the art form has its roots in ancient Greece.

After exploring the bars, galleries and crafts workshops of Psiri, head north to the Exarheia neighborhood, the center of Athens’ student quarter. Make a beeline for Athens Central Market and lose yourself amid the colorful stalls and throngs of locals. Stop to browse the produce, learn about delicious Greek cuisine and browse the myriad herbs and spices, then duck into a hidden coffee shop for a traditional Greek coffee (included). Along the way, listen as your guide points out popular stalls, unique buys and little-known cafés and restaurants, and make a note to return at a later date.

Back on the streets of Athens, stroll around historic Exarheia and admire the elegant neoclassical buildings, now home to a cluster of small boutiques, trendy bars and independent art galleries.

Finally, head to Kolonaki, Athens’ artistic quarter and main shopping center, located on the slopes of Lykabettus hill. Your walking tour ends here, so bid your guide farewell and continue exploring independently or take the opportunity to hit the shops.

Reviews

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n
, Sep 2018

One of my favorite tour, it's really helpful to be with an Insider, Dionysis was a great great guide! Thank you again for the tour, efaristo! :D

G
, Feb 2018

We were the only people on the trip and our guide was awesome. We went to areas that most tourist do not go, saw a lot and felt we got to know the true Athens. Went to a wonderful out of the tourist area for a drink and our guide gave us information about Athens that was interesting and educational. We will always remember this tour and guide.

G
, Aug 2017

Sorry did not do this tour because it was soooooo hot in Greece temps above 100 I knew I pass out from the heat maybe next trip : . I will rate it a four star

R
, Jul 2017

We did the get lost in Athens with Dionysus. He is very knowledgeable and fun to be with. Excellent tour.

L
, May 2017

So much fun! Wound up being a private tour. It was great wandering around the interesting flea markets and back areas of Athen. Would recommend to all.

K
, Apr 2017

We enjoyed the tour on our first full day in Athens as it helped give us our bearings and we probably saw places that we would not have seen otherwise. The tour consisted of just my husband and me and our tour guide so that was ideal too. The only criticism we had was that we would have liked to have learned more about the history of Athens in particular and Greece in general. I didn't feel as if we got as much in the way of history and stories. It was much more of a tour of walking from place to place. Our guide was nice and spoke English fairly well but it just wasn't quite as good as some other Viator tours we have taken.

L
, Jun 2016

This is a most! The guide provides an incredible insigigh on the city and will give you information that no one and no book would. She was also incredible generous with her time and wrote to us to give us additional tips that made our trip fantastic


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