Best of Athens' Neighborhoods Private Morning Tour - in Athens - LikeALocal Guide

Best of Athens' Neighborhoods Private Morning Tour

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50 EUR

Discover the streets of Athens alongside your expert local guide and learn about the ages of history this ancient city has endured. From lively colorful neighborhoods to remnants of antiquity, this private tour will help you gain an insight into the history, mythology, and culture of Athens!

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English
We were in Greece for 14 days and we went on a tour everyday but this one was one of the best. The tour started on time and we had Eleni as our tour guide and she was excellent. Eleni spoke perfect English, she was very energetic and charming; she was absolutely passionate in explaining and sharing with us so many historical information about Greece. Make sure that you wear good shoes because there will be a lot of walking but the tour was so interesting that time would go by very fast. Take this tour only if you want to learn a lot about Greece and for tour guide, you must ask for Eleni; she simply stands out to be the best because of her caring personality and professionalism.
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Highlights

  • Expert, local guide, historian and archaeologist
  • Learn about Athens’ history and culture and hear local anecdotes of the city
  • Discover the most historic and picture-perfect neighborhoods
  • See Athens like a local, get off the tourist trail and explore tucked away gems of the city

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Description

Join our expert, local guide and archaeologist and wander the flagstone pathways of the scenic neighborhood of Plaka and the island-like district of Anafiotika.

Take in the quaint, picture-perfect surroundings of Psyrri and enjoy the sights and sounds of vibrant Monastiraki. From Hadrian’s library to the Roman Agora and the perfectly crafted Tower of the Winds, learn about the wealth of history that lies, to this day, on the streets of Athens.

From ancient days to modern vivacity take in the local atmosphere as you discover tucked-away gems in the heart of the historic center. Experience the colors of the Athens Central Market and the aromas of Evripidou street, famous for its brilliant spice shops!

For intrepid travelers and culture seekers, this is a private tour designed just for you!

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What’s included & not included

  • Local expert guide and archaeologist
  • A unique walking tour of Athens
  • Narration of local history mythology and culture
  • All taxes and VAT
  • Any personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Meeting point

The fountain in the middle of Syntagma Square (Syntagma Square)

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

Reviews from travellers (6)

5.0/5

N
We were in Greece for 14 days and we went on a tour everyday but this one was one of the best. The tour started on time and we had Eleni as our tour guide and she was excellent. Eleni spoke perfect English, she was very energetic and charming; she was absolutely passionate in explaining and sharing with us so many historical information about Greece. Make sure that you wear good shoes because there will be a lot of walking but the tour was so interesting that time would go by very fast. Take this tour only if you want to learn a lot about Greece and for tour guide, you must ask for Eleni; she simply stands out to be the best because of her caring personality and professionalism.
R
We just returned from our 12 day vacation around the Mediterranean and we all agreed this was the best tour of the whole trip. Our guide was Theo and I cannot say enough good things about him. He spoke of the history of Athens in such a way he kept us interested the entire time and his passion for the subject was evident. Don't let the 4 hour tour length scare you off. You get to see and experience so much that the time goes by quickly. There is quite a bit of walking so wear comfortable shoes but nothing my 75 year old mother, fiancé and I felt was overwhelming or strenuous. We honestly could have gone all day seeing Athens through the eyes of Theo! Thank you for a wonderful day!
K
We were in Athens only for one day off of a cruise ship and initially booked the market/cooking class, but as it was a Sunday, the food market was closed and we cancelled because we wanted the total experience of the shopping for ingredients, etc. that being said, we saw the morning stroll offered and went for it and boy are we glad we did! Eleni, our guide, has a lovely personality and is extremely knowledgeable about her people and country. So many things we didn’t know were told in such a casual, informative way, what a great teacher she would make. We highly recommend this tour, this company and look forward to another visit to Athens....Opa!

This operator has 67 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

J
Lovely customized tour in Athens
In a country that can sometimes feel very disorganized, Greeking was easy to work with and very friendly. We had them customize a tour involving greek dancing followed by spirits tasting in Athens and I have to say, this was probably the best thing we did in Athens. Our guide (Eleni) was knowledgeable, friendly and even sent us an email with recommendations for the rest of our trip to other cities and islands. We got to taste some great spirits and discovered Mastiha which was definitely a good thing. Highly recommend using them while in Athens.
J
Greek Dance Lesson and Dinner
The experience my daughter and I had was absolutely wonderful. We really enjoyed the individual time with the dance instructor, who was most skillful and knowledgeable...not to mention quite patient with me and my lack of coordination.

Our time with Eleni our tour guide was also most delightful. She is clearly very knowledgeable about historical, recent past, and current events in Greece. Brilliant. It was something quite special to have the opportunity to spend time with someone who was most pleasant and open to all our questions. It honestly felt like she was someone I had known for a very long time, and not some mechanical and rehearsed tour guide just grinding through their job.
G
Terrific Tour
Our tour with Eleni was fabulous. We loved seeing parts of Athens we would never have found and tasting authentic Greek dishes. Eleni was a perfect host, so warm and interesting. She was an excellent ambassador for Greek cuisine and gave us a glimpse of how Greeks live outside the tourist haunts. We were very pleased to receive a follow-up email with notes from our tour, some favorite recipes and even her suggestions for food in our upcoming stay in Santorini. We try to do food tours in cities we visit and this was an excellent choice. One of my favorite discoveries in Greece was the drink Maotixa. We bought a bottle at one of Eleni’s stops and smiled every time we had a drink. I only hope I can find it in the US. Eleni and GreekingMe Food tours were a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in Athens.
A
Highly personalized and insightful foray into Greek Cuisine
Elena, our guide took us (my husband and me) through a lovely night time stroll through the Syntagma, Monastiraki, Plaka and Psirri. She took us to a variety of places from chic cafes to family-run tavernas. We loved just about every dish we sampled and learnt so much about the cuisine, it's influences and the history. We did the tour on the first day of our 2 week holiday and this set us up so well for the rest of our trip. We knew what to order going forward and were not stuck to eating Sovlaki and Gyros for every meal. Elena gave us helpful suggestions about restaurants to visit in Santorini and Nafplio as well. Thank you GreekingMe and Elena for this wonderful experience.
S
Fabulous Food Tour
Got to experience the food tour in the night thanks to my friends who gifted it to me and my wife. We had no idea what to expect but by the end of the tour we decided that for all our future trips we will start with a food tour.

Elena was fabulous in taking us through the various options of Greek cuisine and that set the tone for our wonderful two-week trip. We had this on the first night in Athens and thanks to Elena's tips we visited a few more restaurants in other places across Greece. On the night we were back in Athens we went back to one of the restaurants (Ergon Deli).
We will definitely recommend everyone who visits Greece (especially Asians) who are not familiar with authentic Greek cuisine to signup with these guys.
Thanks for the experience.
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Tour operated by: Greeking.me