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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful 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
number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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
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, depending on when you go.
"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|
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!
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