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Private Tour: Alternative Athens City Walk provided by Alternative Athens

Private Tour: Alternative Athens City Walk

Private Tour: Alternative Athens City Walk
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100% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6956WALK_P
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup (if hotel in historic city center, please contact us)
  • Private guide
  • City map
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • If you are staying in the historic city center, our guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel. Otherwise, please contact us and we will arrange the most convenient meeting point for you.
  • Athens, Athens, Attica
  • Monastiraki, Athina, Greece
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children up to 5 are free of charge
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Please contact us if you wish to schedule a different departure time
  • If your hotel is located within the historic center of Athens and you prefer meeting your guide at your hotel instead of the meeting point, you need to contact us up to 24 hours prior to your tour so that we arrange accordingly.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup (if hotel in historic city center, please contact us)
  • Private guide
  • City map
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • If you are staying in the historic city center, our guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel. Otherwise, please contact us and we will arrange the most convenient meeting point for you.
  • Athens, Athens, Attica
  • Monastiraki, Athina, Greece
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Monastiraki, Athina, Greece
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children up to 5 are free of charge
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Please contact us if you wish to schedule a different departure time
  • If your hotel is located within the historic center of Athens and you prefer meeting your guide at your hotel instead of the meeting point, you need to contact us up to 24 hours prior to your tour so that we arrange accordingly.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Athens
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Plateia Syntagmatos
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Central Market
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Monastiraki
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Psirri
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Monastiraki
    Monastiraki, Athina, Greece
    See address & details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
14 reviews
Excellent
13
Very good
1
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Geoffrey Brighton
Athens, Greece4 contributions
Nov 2021
This was an amazing tour, which provided great insight to the historical nature of the city blended in with more recent times. Our guide, Josephine, was attentive and knowledgeable, who took care to provide an inclusive dialogue with everyone on the tour. This was money really well spent.
Written November 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

choshek
Los Angeles, CA50 contributions
We took the Private Walk - Greek Mythological Tour with Danae of Alternative Athens. It was a truly amazing experience. Danae picked us up at our hotel and we began our tour back in time. We started at Zues’ Temple, worked our way over to the Acropolis and ended in the Ancient Agora.

Obviously over 2500 years of history and architecture is inspiring and pure beauty but Danae made it truly memorable. She was extremely knowledgeable, personable and fun. She had great stories and pointed out things most would miss.

Highly recommended and ask for Danae - well worth it.

Ps were comfy shoes because it’s a lot of walking over uneven surfaces.
Written June 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carly S
1 contribution
May 2022
We came to Athens on a study abroad trip and did several tours during our stay. This one was by far the best. Andreas was our guide and he was so informative and involved in the goings on in Athens. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Showed us many local spots and made us fall in love even more with this beautiful city.
Written May 19, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sienna Eger
2 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Our study abroad group went on the alternative Athens city walk tour. Andreas was an amazing tour guide!! I learned so much about the neighborhoods and had all my questions answered about the politics and people in the surrounding areas, I learned more about the real Athens than from other tours. Thank you!
Written May 19, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris C
Ambarvale, Australia47 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
We where lead thru the myths and ledge day of Athens. Walking the areas of the beginnings the gods and demigods and the creation of man and Ancient Greece. The tour guide was excellent in telling the stories and showing how it tied in with the remains of the ruins thrust the tour. Recommend to all to give it a go.
Written September 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

zialeigh
Dubai, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
My husband & I were thrilled to do this amazing Walking Tour with our Exceptional Guide Andreas who has so much knowledge , is dedicated & held the attention of the group constantly. We learnt so much & visited areas where the large group tours would not go. We were so impressed by Andreas & his knowledge & passion. We highly recommend this Tour with Andreas. Best Wishes Zia & Ernest Hosking fr South Africa
Written April 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

P L
Edinburgh, UK13 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We had a lovely stroll through the different neighbourhoods, and learnt so much about the history of Athens and the different districts in particular. We saw places we would never have known existed and their significance in the historical political, and cultural development of the
modern city, our guide was charming and informed. helped us find whatever we needed including a secluded place to take refreshments, and a real insight into Athens life
Written May 4, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chantale L
Le Kremlin bicetre17 contributions
Jul 2021
Very nice and interested tour with historical and personal stories, always the right balance. Envoyed all of it . Would recommend Maroussa our guide to every curious person !
Written August 10, 2021
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Paula I
2 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
We did the Alternative Athens tour with Tania and she was nice, polite and a very good ambassador of her hometown and country. With her, we had the chance to learn a lot not only about the history and evolution of the city, but also about Greek traditions around Christmas celebrations. At the end of our tour, she even gave us additional and very useful tips that we are not at all regretful for having taken into account in our stay in Athens.
Written January 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mart M
2 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Our guide Laura showed us the best places where you can find traditional Greek food. At every stop she told us about the history of the food and let us taste a lot! Everyting we ate was delicious! Laura was kind, patient and spontaneous. Thank you for the lovely tour!
Written June 13, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Alternative Athens
ralpharmandd
ralpharmandd
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Great tour and storytelling!
Cassia was an excellent tour guide and storyteller! She made the myths and the purposes of the temples come alive a
ErwinMulherns
ErwinMulherns
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Excellent Tour
This is absolutely the right way to do the central sites of the the acropolis and other nearby archaeological treas
Milch438
Milch438
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Worthwhile experience
This was a good introduction to Athens, our guide Josephine showed us around today in the varied districts of Athen
Amber B
Amber B
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Great tour for seeing several amazing historical sights.
This is a great tour to help navigate all the amazing places to see here in Athens. Something that might be helpful
E9128RQirisb
E9128RQirisb
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So much food , so much knowledge
Antigoni the guide was excellent : Smart , sensitive knowledgeable bot not over bearing, A really insightful experi
Anthony4587
Anthony4587
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Delicious experience with the best Athenian guide
Fantastic experience. Thanks to Josephine our guide who made it so interesting, interactive and fun!
jonathantM8555WZ
jonathantM8555WZ
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Fascinating tour
Our guide Alex was very knowledgeable and made the tour so interesting. Really enjoyed it. Steep walk up to the Acr
powderskier9
powderskier9
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From Greek Mythology to Western Civilization
Alex, our guide, performed an admirable job explaining not only Greek Mythology, but how it related to Western Civi
BobbyM658
BobbyM658
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Outstanding tour!!!
This was an outstanding tour. Very informative. Our guide was very nice and professional. We would recommend visiti
luketduffy
luketduffy
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Tour-riffic
This is a convenient way to see a whole bunch of the top archaeological sites in the city centre with someone who c
764laurencem
764laurencem
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Fantastic food tour
Really enjoyable tour, great guide in Nikki, tried some really good food and saw parts of Athens we wouldn’t have f
tgspecht
tgspecht
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Worth it.
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. The pace was perfect. A great way to see the ancient ruins. We saw the key l
Austin K
Austin K
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5 Stars
Our guide, Vicki, was so knowledgable and a very friendly person (and caring given how hot of a day it is). This re
407alanab
407alanab
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"City Streets and Great Eats"
We'd been to Athens before and had seen the (admittedly fabulous) basics -- the Acropolis, the changing of the guar
Richard C
Richard C
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I couldn't eat it all!
This was an exceptional food tour guided by Antigoni. We had 7 stops for food and also went through the fish and m
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