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The Best of Athens Small Group Tour: Highlights and Hidden Gems with Picnic

Highlights
  • Get a local perspective on Athens as you explore it with a guide
  • Enjoy views of the Acropolis from Mars Hill
  • Share a picnic with a view on Philopappou Hill
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The Best of Athens Small Group Tour: Highlights and Hidden Gems with Picnic
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Overview

It can be hard to navigate Athens’ curving streets and layers of history on your own. On this walking tour, learn about the city with a guide. You’ll explore the old town of Plaka and the island architecture of Anafiotika, and view the Acropolis from Mars Hill. An included picnic with wine, while you look out on Athens from Philopappou Hill, means you can pack light for a hassle-free day.

What to Expect
Meet your guide for your 3.5-hour walking tour at the Benaki Museum and head out to explore Athens. Walk through the mazelike streets of Plaka, Athens’ old town, and notice the Byzantine churches and tavernas that dot the area. Imagine you’re on an island as you admire the whitewashed buildings in the Anafiotika neighborhood.

Stroll to the Rock of Ares on Mars Hill and take in the sight of the Acropolis. Make your way to Philopappou Hill, where you’ll enjoy a picnic and a glass of wine as you gaze out at the city. Your walk will end in front of the Benaki Museum.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Hidden Athens Tour

We booked a tour for our first day in Athens and I’m so glad that we did. We spent nearly three hours in the company of Mariza, who speaks perfect English and is an amazing tour guide. She showed us places that we would not...More

1  Thank LeeD2567
AthensWalks, Operations Manager at Athens Walks Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting some off-the-beaten-path spots of our city with us as well as sharing your experience with everybody! We'd love for you to come back and visit us again!

Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile
Hidden Athens Walking Tour Plaka And Picnic And The Hills Of Athens

Mariza is the Ideal Tour Guide. She is a Total Professional, yet she is fun,funny interesting and extremely knowledgeable. She Amazingly brings the Art,Culture,History and the People Of Athens Alive in very vivid ways. I Dare You To Get Bored With Her ! You Can’t...More

1  Thank Anita L
gas, Operations Manager at Athens Walks Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2018

We are more than very happy to hear you found your time with us educational and enjoyable! Honored to have shown you around in our city and share some history with you Thank you for your very kind review! See you soon!

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile
Best experience in Athens!

We've been to Athens several times and on various tours. This tops them all. Marisa (Marie-Georgia) was the best guide! She was extremely knowledgeable and was so friendly. Our 11 year old loved all the stops and the stories Marisa told us. We were able...More

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Athens W, Operations Manager at Athens Walks Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

Extremely glad and pleased to have met your standards! Thank you for being a great guest! Our very kind regards

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Great intro to Athens

We did the afternoon walking tour the day we arrived and Athens. It was a great intro to current Greek society/history but also a deep dive into the ancient city. We walked past some of the major government buildings, as well as Hadrian's arch and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018
Efi was excellent! Best tour in Greece!

If you want a fantastic tour ask for Efi, she's an archeologist! Wow we were lucky to get her, what a tour, gorgeous historical buildings, the guards, we even got a wave off to the prime minister, 10 feet away, the park, mini zoo, prison,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Liza I
Athens W, Operations Manager at Athens Walks Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Than you very much for your kind review! We hope to see you again in one of your next visits! Our kindest regards

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May 23, 2018|
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Response from edwardsL4770VP | Reviewed this property |
We did the tour in the afternoon/evening. The tour ended across from the Acropolis, which was illuminated. Spectacular!
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bobnjoanng
April 19, 2018|
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We walked pretty consistently for a couple hours. Our tour was just the two of us so we could stop as frequently or seldom as we wanted. The gentleman leading the tour is not young, so it was a nice easy pace. We did stop... More
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