15 Best Athens Tours & Experiences 2020 - Local Guides

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Athens Shop til you drop tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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38 EUR

Athens Shop til you drop tour

Shopping lovers get ready to shop 'til you drop in Athens city center! We'll introduce you to the city's best designer shops, and we'll stroll from modern, affordable Greek shops and handmade jewelry boutiques to the local favorites vintage stores. Put on your flats and join our shopping tour!
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38 EUR
Greek Souvenir Pottery Workshop
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
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55 EUR

Greek Souvenir Pottery Workshop

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Complete your Greek experience by participating in our pottery workshop! Study and be inspired by ancient Greek artworks, and make your very own clay sculpture or ceramics under the guidance of a professional artist. No previous pottery experience is required.
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55 EUR
Athens for Foodies: The Ultimate Culinary Tour (Private)
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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55 EUR

Athens for Foodies: The Ultimate Culinary Tour (Private)

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What better way to explore Athens than eating your way through it? Whether you are a passionate foodie or an intrepid traveller, this gastronomy tour will tantalise your senses! Discover the history of Greek gastronomy through beautiful neighbourhoods & off the beaten path artisanal eateries!
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55 EUR
Day & night photo shoots in Athens
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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25 EUR

Day & night photo shoots in Athens

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Two-hour private photo shoot with a professional camera and a tour at your area of interest. There are seven routes to choose from, ranging from Acropolis, the historical hills and the neighborhoods around, the beach and the night one. (Portfolio: www.dnnpsa.com)
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25 EUR
Olympians Unleashed: Interactive Mythology Tour of Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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79 EUR

Olympians Unleashed: Interactive Mythology Tour of Acropolis & Acropolis Museum

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Become a Greek god for a day and let your whimsical adventure into the depths of Greek history and mythology begin. You goal is to find the divine formula that will allow you to return to Mount Olympus through a series of fun clues and witty puzzles that will reveal the rich heritage of Athens!
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79 EUR
Learn to Dance & Have Fun Like a Greek in Athens! (Private)
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
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70 EUR

Learn to Dance & Have Fun Like a Greek in Athens! (Private)

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Join us for an unforgettable evening full of Greek music, dancing, delicious food and a whole lot of fun! You’ll learn popular Greek folk dances and discover how to have fun like a Greek: eat, drink, laugh and dance your evening away! Suitable for all ages and skill levels.
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70 EUR
Athens Night Tour with Cocktail and Souvlaki
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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75 EUR

Athens Night Tour with Cocktail and Souvlaki

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Let us show you the vibrant nightlife of Athens! Do you want to know where the locals go to unwind and have a drink, as well as the correct way to order your street food? Now is your chance to get the inside track on the best haunts of Athens with your local guide by your side!
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75 EUR
Greek Cooking class with an Acropolis view
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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60 EUR

Greek Cooking class with an Acropolis view

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Learn to cook like a local at a 3-hour, gourmet cooking class in Athens. Discover how to make and prepare some of the most famous dishes in Greece, and then enjoy the fruits of your labor as you dine overlooking the Acropolis and Athens skyline.
From
60 EUR
Best of Athens' Neighborhoods Private Morning Tour
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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50 EUR

Best of Athens' Neighborhoods Private Morning Tour

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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!
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50 EUR
Athens Gourmet Food Tour
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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48 EUR

Athens Gourmet Food Tour

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Discover Athens through its food culture and taste superb Greek pastries, wine, cheese and salamis. Enjoy an authentic Greek breakfast, visit traditional food stores and try mouth-watering Greek desserts.
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48 EUR
Best of Athens in 1 Day: Acropolis, Acropolis Museum & City Tour
Tour ∙ 7 hrs
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86 EUR

Best of Athens in 1 Day: Acropolis, Acropolis Museum & City Tour

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If you’re only in Athens for a few days you still have the time to go through 2.500 years of culture and history... in only 7 hours! See it all on our scenic tour around the vibrant city which takes you around Ancient, Byzantine, Neoclassical and Modern Athens!
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86 EUR
Private Full-Day Photo Tour of Athens
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
 ∙ From 
175 EUR

Private Full-Day Photo Tour of Athens

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Spend a wonderful day discovering the heart of Athens on a private photo tour with a professional local photographer!
From
175 EUR
Acropolis Tour & Greek Breakfast Experience
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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80 EUR

Acropolis Tour & Greek Breakfast Experience

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Indulge in a nutritiously decadent Greek breakfast full of Mediterranean flavours followed by a guided tour of the magnificent Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. A perfect combination of culinary and historical discovery!
From
80 EUR
Athens Street Food Tour
Tour ∙ 5.5 hrs
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30 EUR

Athens Street Food Tour

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Join me for a chilled-out walk on the most beautiful streets and spots in alternative Athens. Eat really good street food, enjoy cold drinks, discover the street art scene of Athens. Get pictures of you as a gift from me. We'll enjoy and learn about each other, creating good memories – One love!
From
30 EUR
Athens by Night Food Tour & Wine Tasting (Private)
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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55 EUR

Athens by Night Food Tour & Wine Tasting (Private)

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Experience an extraordinary culinary experience that will tease your senses! Follow our foodie-expert guide on a journey to the finest of the city’s gastronomy. Enjoy the most stunning views, hidden bars and unique places to devour the elite of real Greek cuisine under a starry Athenian Sky.
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55 EUR

Customer feedback about Tours in Athens

Rating 5.0 based on 113 reviews

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Unbelievable food tour!
My husband and I were in port for the day, and having been in Athens before, we wanted to do something different. This was the best choice, and so glad we did! If you arrive on a cruise ship, you need a driver to get to the meeting point.

Anna was our guide. We had so much fun with her. I can't tell you enough how wonderful all the food was from the Greek coffee, the olives, the meat and cheese, the doughnuts, the fantastic gyros (we are still talking about how amazing they were), and everything else in between. We walked through the meat market, the fish market, and the vegetable market. We also stopped in a few churches. We took our time at all the stops, never felt rushed.

Again, can't say enough about this tour and the food. Great choice and variety for all the stops.

Highly recommend this tour, and go hungry!

Anna - it took us the rest of the cruise to finish the olives! I wish we had that here!
Athens Gourmet Food Tour
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Best night of our visit to Athens
If you’re thinking of taking this cooking class, think no more: you HAVE to take this class! Stam was our instructor. He was fun, personable, intelligent, and helpful. He helped us learn prepare to prepare multiple delicious dishes. Everything we made/ ate was so delicious, I wish I had more room in my stomach to eat it all! I can’t wait to go home and make these things for my family and friends in New York. It’s special to be able to bring a taste of Greece home with you, and that’s exactly what you get when you take this class to learn how to make these dishes.the view on top of the building at night is phenomenal; truly a sight to be seen. Stam is an ambitious and amazing chef; you’ll be lucky to experience his class. Happy to call him a new friend! Thank you for the experience.
Greek Cooking class with an Acropolis view
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When we were choosing this tour, it was more expensive than the others but it was very well planned with 8 stops and an abundance of delicious Greek specialties. Our guide, Penelope was delightful. She was knowledgeable and funny. She took us to places that locals go because of the yummy food. Just the type of tour we were hoping for! The group was small, only 7 so we could hear her without the earpiece devices. We tasted many wonderful items I had never heard of. At the end of the tour she helped us find shops that sold food "souvenirs" we wanted to take home. That evening she followed up with an email giving us the names of all the things we tasted. I wish we could give Penelope and this tour ten stars.
Athens Night Tour with Cocktail and Souvlaki
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Acropolis Skip the Line Tour
It was a fantastic tour. Our guide obviously loved what he does. He was so passionate about The Acropolis and It resonated. It was a lot of information to take in, but was very enjoyable. He spoke excellent English.
Acropolis monuments tour - Skip the line
Perfect memories captured professionally.
Michalis is such a wonderful and talented photographer. My wife and I and two daughters traveled to Athens, Greece during Spring Break. Although I am the type who dislikes posing for photographs, we reserved a day photo shoot with Michalis as my wife loves family photos and I enjoy city tours. Michalis took us through the streets of Athens to view the local city center and spots only local Athenians would know about. We enjoyed his company so much that we reserved a second session with him at a different location to marvel the views of the sunset. Not only did Michalis capture every detail on film magnificently, he knows the city very well and gave us some great tips on places to visit and suggestions on places to eat.

The pictures turned out beautifully. We can’t thank Michalis enough for his friendship and for capturing the most memorable moments of our trip to Athens. If you are considering reserving a Day/Night photo shoot, do not hesitate to book a session with Michalis. You will not regret it.
Day & night photo shoots in Athens
Try it
So, we wanted to do something different from the typical tourist sightseeing stuff in Athens. We came across this, booked it and got reply and instructions where to go and meet up.
Very polite and friendly people arranging this, absolutely lovely meeting them.
A brief history about the ancient Greek art of clay and then we got to the crafting.
It looked very easy and smooth when the instructor worked with the clay, but don't be fooled, it was not at all as easy as it looked.
Was a fun and interesting experience, I would probably go again when visiting Athens again.
Definitely recommend this for anyone
Greek Souvenir Pottery Workshop
Beautiful experience & professional photos!
We have spend a beautiful time with Michalis at Athens. Our group have been visited Plaka and Acropolis hills a day before, but he took as there by such interesting and I would even say "secret" path, that we would never found ourselves.
We wanted to have both day & night photos, so we have booked double time (4 hours) starting from 18:00 to 22:00. We saw very many interesting and nice places where Michalis took very professional group, couples and individual photos of all of us.
I definetelly recommend Michalis not only as professional photographer, but also as very kind and polite guide!
Day & night photo shoots in Athens
A truly local experience
I had a great time hanging out with Vagelis and his friend Nick. We walked around Exarchia, ate local foods, sat in an alley, and talked about life. Vagelis went the extra mile to cater a tour in line with my interests. The guys invited me to spend another evening out with them in Kerameikos, which too was very nice. As a cool bonus, Vagelis took several pictures of me -- great memories! But above all else, we made friends, which is a tremendous opportunity for me to understand the Greek life and Greeks better.
Athens Street Food Tour
Awesome photoshoot in Athens by night
Michalis is a super nice guy that has an incredible eye for photography. We went around Athens at night and even with rain he was able to get some great shots and I had a fun time modelling and talking with him. He even carried around my bad of clothes as he took photos so the bag wouldn't get wet! Super great guy and a must do in Athens for some quality photos!
Day & night photo shoots in Athens
Wow
Michalis
So fun , friendly and very prepare to photoshoot . We have really good time and good spot . This is the best memoment we had . We strolling are around the place and nice hidden photo spot

Really enjoy this . Im recommend you guys if in athens , just book this no doubt

See you around
Yamass
Day & night photo walks in Athens
Amazing photos
Michalis is a really skilled photographer who knows how to work with the backgrounds and lighting. I have done a few photoshoots with other photographers, but the pictures from this shoot are by far the best I have received. Great value for money - would definitely use again and cannot recommend enough!
Day & night photo shoots in Athens
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING
I extremely recommend without any doubt. He really enjoys what he is doing and makes it very comfortable. He is super professional and very good person. I recommend to anyone who wanna have a good photoshoot.
Day & night photo shoots in Athens
The most exciting way to see Athens
If you want to get under the skin of a city, tasting and smelling is, without doubt, one of the most fascinating, fun and magical way of doing it.

Greek food has such a strong presence all round the world that I wasn’t sure how much I would learn (I’m just greedy, so I thought it would be a yummy day). What I hadn’t expected was the breadth and depth of knowledge our guide had, and - by contrast - just how little I actually knew! Greek salad in London (or anywhere else) has very little resemblance to Greek salad ...

Tiama took us from breakfast to dinner, from everyday peasant food to street food to elegant food, from savoury to sweet, from Greek coffee to mastika. We salivated over sesame bread, swooned over pita, breathed in the giddy smells of the spice market, crushed basil leaves between our fingers and learnt about herbs, ate olives so meaty I could almost go vegan if I had those in my life, went dreamy-eyed over thick Greek yogurt drizzled with thyme honey, and feasted on moussaka.

But it wasn’t just the food. As we walked round Athens, she wove the history of the city, its buildings, its traditions, its family life, its culture into the food we ate and tasted.

All this in just four hours. I could have read a book on Athens and not learned as much. I could have spent five days marching round with a guidebook and would not have learned as much.

I wanted another four hours, and then another four days of it! Tiama is absolutely superb as a guide. Her English is brilliant, she is funny, witty, brilliantly clever, and a lovely person to spend time with.

Thank you. Worth every single penny.
Athens for Foodies: The Ultimate Culinary Tour (Private)
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When you visit a new city, with adventure and curiosity in your soul, you have two choices in order to satisfy that need to explore new places and experiences: wander around with a guidebook in your pocket, aimlessly treading the path of some anonymous average tour guide - or pick up your camera, open your eyes to new experiences, and find a friendly, knowledgeable and generous local photographer to walk with. Whether you're a photographer or not, seeing the city through a photographer's eyes is to open your own eyes to wonder. If he's a passionate local too - even better. Vasilis of Photo Walks In Athens is just such a guide, if you're looking to see the best of the city (and beyond) in your limited time available - do it. We have so little time, there's so much to experience, get the very best experience for your precious effort. Vasilis will take you to the awesome famous historical places - but you'll get there enjoying the journey AND the destination, weaving your way through markets, and alleys, and by hidden gems such as have inspired poets and authors and artists for thousands of years.
My day with Vasilis resulted in hundreds of photos I'll keep forever, but much more importantly, memories of laughs and adventures fulfilled that have me looking forward to coming back to Athens, and walking with Vasilis again - and soon. Your Athens adventure couldn't be in better hands.
Private Full-Day Photo Tour of Athens
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Our guide was an invaluable part of our experience at the Acropolis. If it wasn’t for her, I would have been looking at a bunch of old white pillars that meant nothing to me. There was little to no signage to explain what you’re looking at. Marilena brought the monuments to life with stories of mythology and daily life in Ancient Greece. She had iPads with a cool program where you could point them at a site and it would show you what it would have looked like at the time. Really helped make sense of what you’re looking at. Our group was very mixed in background knowledge including a toddler, 10 year old, archaeologist, and adults with no background in Ancient Greece. Marilena kept everyone engaged the entire time. (With the exception of the toddler, but that’s to be expected. And she was always understanding when he was distracting or one of us needed to step away from the group. She was great with him and made us feel he was welcome and enjoyed- a trait we’ve found lacking in other tour guides when faced with a strong-willed toddler). I’d strongly recommend her to anyone. Marilena also recommended a couple amazing local restaurants that we wouldn't have known about. She came to dinner with us and helped us chose food and wine. She's such a wealth of local knowledge. We laughed together and learned from her expertise. I feel like I truly made a friend.
Acropolis for Families Tour
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Authentic Greek Cuisine food tour - Not to be missed!
This food tour was my favorite experience from my recent trip to Greece. The walking tour began in Syntagma Square and ended in Psirri, stopping in several neighborhoods over the four-hour tour. The tour purposely avoided obvious selections (Gyros, Souvlaki), providing samples of Greek cuisine from places our guide, Elena, visited as a child and continues to visit as an adult. Most places we stopped had been operating in that location, specializing in one food item, for generations, now operated with children and sometimes grandchildren of the original proprietor.

Our tour group was small; there were only 3 of us. The portions were extremely generous and there was never any pressure to purchase the products we were sampling. The tour moved at a leisurely pace, but make sure you are wearing good walking shoes. There are plenty of opportunities to sit down, talk with each other while savoring each morsel. But that wasn't all. Later that night, Elena sent each of us a personalized email listing all 10 stops, their addresses and the name of what we tried. I highly and enthusiastically recommend this tour.
Athens for Foodies: The Ultimate Culinary Tour (Private)
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Making Athens Incredibly Awesome!
We did 2 tours with those guys - the 'Breakfast and Acropolis Tour' and the 'Private Night Food Tour with Wine Tasting'. Both Eva and Elena provided fantastic tours that were fun, informative, and at a pace that was comfortable. The Greek breakfast before the Acropolis tour was a nice way to start the day and fill up before walking with Eva around the Plaka and the Acropolis hill. I couldn't imagine doing a tour of the Acropolis without a great guide to tell you the history and mythology of the ancient city. The food and wine tour with Elena was also a wonderful way to learn about Greek culture. Food stops were excellent and provided a good overview of common foods that the Greeks eat - some expected and many unexpected. Both Elena and Eva also sent post-tour emails to us on things to do in Athens and the islands we were going to be visiting on our trip - a nice follow-up touch that speaks to the quality of this company. Highly recommend a tour with them when visiting Athens.
Acropolis Tour & Greek Breakfast Experience
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Terrific Food Tour!
My wife and I and another couple took the Athens For Foodies tour. It was by far the best food tour we have ever taken. I can't say enough good things about this tour. For over 4 hours we walked around Athens, visiting bakeries, cheese shops, butcher shops, local restaurants and the famous Athens Central Market. We got to sample over a dozen delicious food items and beverages. And by sample, I don't mean one tiny bite per person. We had very generous servings at all of our stops. They are not kidding- you can skip breakfast before the tour, you definitely won't want to have lunch after the tour, and you may even think twice about having dinner that day! Anna and Nikos were perfect tour guides- extremely friendly, very knowledgeable about Athens history and Greek food and they are obviously foodies who love what they do. You may think that the cost is relatively high for a food tour, but it is worth every penny and you won't go away disappointed (or hungry)! Highly recommended!
Athens for Foodies: The Ultimate Culinary Tour (Private)
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A must-do
This is an amazing opportunity at an incredibly low price. With Michalis you will have a personalized experience to see Athens from a new perspective and to receive excellent high-quality photos. Michalis is a talented photographer who will literally capture you in your best light. He is technical about each detail in order to create the best images. Working with Michalis has been effortless. He has responded to my every message on various platforms promptly and respectfully. He directed our group (including my 2-year-old) through Athens easily and relaxed. After a great evening in Athens, he sent our edited, beautiful photos in an amazingly short time and stayed in touch to make sure I received them and to offer tips for other fun things to do during our time in Athens. I highly recommend this experience for a great time in Athens, for the gorgeous photos, and for the opportunity to connect with Michalis who is a reliable and easy-going person and a talented photographer.
Day & night photo shoots in Athens
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If you really want to meet Athens through your camera...
I decided to book this PhotoWalks in Athens tour as a birthday gift to a friend, as we share the same interest about photography and Athenian culture, so I got in touch with this amazing photographer Vasilis. He took us to all the highlights in the heart of Athens, Plaka, Anafiotika and all around the ancient area, showed us unrevealed photographic spots and offered us the opportunity to capture from different perspectives while he shared his deep knowledge of photography rules and techniques. He answered all of our questions and we gained valuable tips. Vasilis also proved to be an excellent guide as he gave us a lot of interesting information about history and heritage, and as a local he revealed his own city secrets, very helpful for a new Athens resident like myself.
Overall, a great experience for anyone who wants to discover Athens through an alternative tour. Not only will you take amazing shots and knowledge, but you will also enjoy the whole tour!
Private Full-Day Photo Tour of Athens

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