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Athens Free Walking Tour

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Athens Free Walking Tour
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“guide michael”(33 reviews)
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Explore the city that has over 3000 years of history and discover all the facts, myths and secrets that you won't find in your guidebook. Our English-speaking local experts will share their knowledge and passion of the city with you. Get an inside...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Athens 11742, Greece
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All reviews guide michael great introduction greek history great tips his passion your bearings main sites three hours interesting stories meeting point his knowledge historical sites ancient agora acropolis museum george information eva
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were going to take the tour in English but were late getting there (Athens is bigger than we expected) so we ended up joining the Spanish tour, and we weren’t sorry, Juan took great care of us (although at times his Spanish was too...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MariaPapoila123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eva was wonderful! Definitely a must do- you get views of the historic sites you wouldn’t by just visiting them. Plus you see the ruins of the birth-place of democracy.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank travelmeghank
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour with Michael was about 2.5 hrs long and it was one of the best free walking tours we've had. It was informative yet presented in a funny and understandable way for all types of travelers. Michael has very rich knowledge which he generously...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MariaK2011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was traveling to Athens with my sister. On the first day there we went on this tour to understand the city better. Really enjoyed it. Our guide was Euphrosyne - very nice and funny. Recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RitaMukhina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Michael was a great guide with a solid knowledge about Athens and its history. We totally recommend this tour in order to discover things about ancient civilisations living in the city of Athens.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pau P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2,5 hours tour with Michael, very entertaining and fact-packed. Even made the teenagers stick to the tour and listen !

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marwung
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 2:30 hours walking with Mike in the old city of Athens, discovering the history of the city, the ancient agora, the roman agora, the acropolis! Mike replied to all our questions!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are so glad we took their tours! We joined the classic free walking tour with the outstanding guide Michael who is so knowledgeable, fun and charismatic! It was a great way to get to know the city and it's history, mainly focused on archeology....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tal Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eva was a great guide!Answering all the questions and with a lot of knowledge and interesting stores.. We went to places we would never have found ourselves and with the best views! Thanks you very much! Alsof making a booking the night before went great,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Loutraki-1999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide in Athens was Alex. His knowledge of archaeology was very helpful as he described the artifacts found throughout the city. Since he had worked for the subway system as an archaeologist, he was able to share many details about the process of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay
and play. Its attractive features include small
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Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to
stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a
pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious
traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a
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January 12, 2019|
Response from MATZIK1910 |
Hello! Please contact us through the e-mail in our webpage.
July 6, 2018|
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Response from Marsaprop | Reviewed this property |
I believe they have two tours a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Meeting place for us was in front of the National Library of Greece at Vallianeio. You’ll want to bring some water and maybe sunscreen... More
June 28, 2018|
Response from MATZIK1910 |
Hi Fran, Try google “athens free walking tour” and click “book now”.
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Theresa M
"Athens Free Walking Tours" vs. "Athens Walking Tours" (6 Replies)
My husband and I are heading to Athens tomorrow (! Better start packing!) and I'm just teeing up final details. I have decided to book a walking tour and my choices are: Athens Free Walking Tour - 3 hours - free Athens Walking Tours - 5 hours - 54EUR each I don't mind paying the 108EUR for both of us to do the Athens Walking Tour if it's better than the free one, but if they are basically the same I'd rather have the money in my pocket! Which would you recommend?
July 24, 2014|
Response fromRln72|
The free tours are organised around your interests, you have to fill out a form a few weeks before your visit, listing your age and interests eg, history, architecture, gastronomy. They then match you with a guide. I'm assuming you may have left it too late to organise this, but why not enquire? If so, the walking tours get good reviews on here , so either way, you will have a good day!
Is a Certified Tour Guide Necessary? (5 Replies)
Hi. First please accept my thanks to all who responded to my previous questions about my daughter and my trip to Athens ans Santorini in late March, your suggestions were a great help. I do have a couple more questions, though. We have booked a tour to Mycenae, Epidaurus, Delphi and Meteora, (the usual suspects) and are wondering if we should pay for a certified guide for any particular or will we be able to learn enough without one. Also, we are going to use Athens Free Walking Tour and...More
November 28, 2014|
Response fromLita B|
Hey again babs97:-) If you are on an organized *tour* of Delphi, etc., there will be a guide throughout so no worries there;-) As far as tipping on the Free Tour.. I have no clue.. guess it depends on how long it is.. how detailed/where you go, etc., I know it's been mentioned here a few times.. you may try doing a search on it for *talk*.. am sure the tipping issue came up?;-) Enjoy!
George B
Monroe, North Carolina
Athens Free Walking Tour -truly, where what when how much? (5 Replies)
Cheeky but where is the free walking tour I'm guessing the main tourist building center city? Thank you, thanks.
June 16, 2018|
Response fromWahida S|
Athens Free Walking Tour ... is really Free. Though tips are encouraged. Up to you though. The meet up is usually around Plaka area. Ours was in front of Zeus Temple, by Hadrien Gate. It is ... as it said ... a walking tour. We walked around the area, going through streets (uphill and downhill), visiting some of the smaller attractions. We did not enter them though. The guide was helpful and made the explaination interesting. We ended at Syntagma Square, watching the changing of...More