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Version 10 – August 21, 2020 10:17

Description
  • Travel isn’t just about travel, it’s people, faces, food and cultures, discoveries and different ways of life - it’s about uncovering the city’s soul. In Athens - one of the world’s finest preserved ancient cities - venturing off the tourist drag is near impossible to perfect without a local guide, and worth every moment of serenity.
  • Greece’s capital ranks amongst the world’s oldest cities, with history spanning over 3,400 years, and human settlements believed to date back to the 11th millennium BC. Today, the city packs a heady punch of absorbing ancient history and hip, gritty neighbourhoods overlooked by the Acropolis even in Athen’s furthest reaches.
  • Travel isn’t just about travel, it’s people, faces, food and cultures, discoveries and different ways of life - it’s about uncovering the city’s soul. In Athens - one of the world’s finest preserved ancient cities - venturing off the tourist drag is near impossible to perfect without a local guide, and worth every moment of serenity. - Enjoy meaningful insights from a local Athenian as you wander this little-known neighborhood - Hear how locals describe Athens - the experiences that have shaped their worldview, how they feel about tourism, and how they hope to protect their city for future guests - Spend a few hours walking around Athens’ smallest districts and adjoining parks with a private, local guide - Pick up invaluable recommendations, advice, and tips on finding the best, local food as you explore highlights and off-the-beaten-track side streets - Grab a drink - an espresso and nibbles or a glass of wine- in your local guide’s favorite kafeneios cafe- Learn first-hand what locals love about Athens from someone who knows each of its ancient roadsGreece’s capital ranks amongst the world’s oldest cities, with history spanning over 3,400 years, and human settlements believed to date back to the 11th millennium BC. Today, the city packs a heady punch of absorbing ancient history and hip, gritty neighbourhoods overlooked by the Acropolis even in Athen’s furthest reaches. Enjoying a private, guided tour with a local will help you discover one of Athens’ most elegant and enchanting districts, Thissio, which tourists often miss though it’s only blocks from Monastiraki Square. As you snap pictures of the hodge-podge of Byzantine churches, Ottoman architecture and buildings in neoclassical style offer striking classical enclaves in the city, hear how Thissio has become a popular place for local Athenians to spend their time off. As you walk each elaborate street, you will uncover the authenticity hidden in plain-sight in Greece’s capital city. Your walking tour down wide, pedestrian roads in Thissio is immersive - where you can enjoy new views of Acropolis Hill at a local kafeneio. Enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine, as you jot down your guide’s version of “must do Athens,” which will keep you on your feet for the rest of your time in Athens.
Full Description
Excluded
  • Transportation on the day (if required)
  • Additional food and drink along the way. Your guide will be happy to give recommendations
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation on the day (if required)
  • Additional food and drink along the way. Your guide will be happy to give recommendations
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Version 9 – August 02, 2020 15:37

Excluded
  • Transportation on the day (if required)
  • Additional food and drink along the way. Your guide will be happy to give recommendations
  • Gratuities (optional)

Version 2 – June 25, 2020 22:03

Know Before You Go
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes
  • Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
Know Before You Book
  • This is a walking tour
  • No transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day

Version 1 – June 25, 2020 18:34

Description Summary
  • Discover the enchanting Thissio neighbourhood with a local.
  • Discover the enchanting Thissio neighbourhood with a local.
Description
  • Travel isn’t just about travel, it’s people, faces, food and cultures, discoveries and different ways of life - it’s about uncovering the city’s soul. In Athens - one of the world’s finest preserved ancient cities - venturing off the tourist drag is near impossible to perfect without a local guide, and worth every moment of serenity. - Enjoy meaningful insights from a local Athenian as you wander this little-known neighborhood - Hear how locals describe Athens - the experiences that have shaped their worldview, how they feel about tourism, and how they hope to protect their city for future guests - Spend a few hours walking around Athens’ smallest districts and adjoining parks with a private, local guide - Pick up invaluable recommendations, advice, and tips on finding the best, local food as you explore highlights and off-the-beaten-track side streets - Grab a drink - an espresso and nibbles or a glass of wine- in your local guide’s favorite kafeneios cafe- Learn first-hand what locals love about Athens from someone who knows each of its ancient roadsGreece’s capital ranks amongst the world’s oldest cities, with history spanning over 3,400 years, and human settlements believed to date back to the 11th millennium BC. Today, the city packs a heady punch of absorbing ancient history and hip, gritty neighbourhoods overlooked by the Acropolis even in Athen’s furthest reaches. Enjoying a private, guided tour with a local will help you discover one of Athens’ most elegant and enchanting districts, Thissio, which tourists often miss though it’s only blocks from Monastiraki Square. As you snap pictures of the hodge-podge of Byzantine churches, Ottoman architecture and buildings in neoclassical style offer striking classical enclaves in the city, hear how Thissio has become a popular place for local Athenians to spend their time off. As you walk each elaborate street, you will uncover the authenticity hidden in plain-sight in Greece’s capital city. Your walking tour down wide, pedestrian roads in Thissio is immersive - where you can enjoy new views of Acropolis Hill at a local kafeneio. Enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine, as you jot down your guide’s version of “must do Athens,” which will keep you on your feet for the rest of your time in Athens.
  • Travel isn’t just abouttravel, it’s people, faces, food and cultures, discoveries and different ways of life - it’s about uncovering the city’s soul. In Athens - one of the world’s finest preserved ancient cities - venturing off the tourist drag is near impossible to perfect without a local guide, and worth every moment of serenity.Enjoy meaningful insights from a local Athenian as you wander this little-known neighborhood.Hear how locals describe Athens - the experiences that have shaped their worldview, how they feel about tourism, and how they hope to protect their city for future guests.Spend a few hours walking around Athens’ smallest districts and adjoining parks with a private, local guide.Pick up invaluable recommendations, advice, and tips on finding the best, local food as you explore highlights and off-the-beaten-track side streets.Grab a drink - an espresso and nibbles or a glass of wine- in your local guide’s favorite kafeneios cafe.Learn first-hand what locals love about Athens from someone who knows each of its ancient roads.Greece’s capital ranks amongst the world’s oldest cities, with history spanning over 3,400 years, and human settlements believed to date back to the 11th millennium BC. Today, the city packs a heady punch of absorbing ancient history and hip, gritty neighbourhoods overlooked by the Acropolis even in Athen’s furthest reaches. Enjoying a private, guided tour with a local will help you discover one of Athens’ most elegant and enchanting districts, Thissio, which tourists often miss though it’s only blocks from Monastiraki Square. As you snap pictures of the hodge-podge of Byzantine churches, Ottoman architecture and buildings in neoclassical style offer striking classical enclaves in the city, hear how Thissio has become a popular place for local Athenians to spend their time off. As you walk each elaborate street, you will uncover the authenticity hidden in plain-sight in Greece’s capital city. Your walking tour down wide, pedestrian roads in Thissio is immersive - where you can enjoy new views of Acropolis Hill at a local kafeneio. Enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine, as you jot down your guide’s version of “must do Athens,” which will keep you on your feet for the rest of your time in Athens.
Highlights
  • Enjoy meaningful insights from a local Athenian as you wander this little-known neighbourhood
  • Hear how locals describe Athens
  • Spend a few hours walking around Athens’ smallest districts and adjoining parks with a private, local guide
  • Grab a drink - an espresso and nibbles or a glass of wine- in your local guide’s favorite kafeneios cafe
Included
  • A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
  • A coffee or a glass of house wine at a kafeneio
Cancellation Notes
  • Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
  • Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund
  • Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
  • Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund