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Alternative Athens

1,322 reviews
Athens, Greece
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249 reviews
Discover Athens architecture though ancient Greek gods and heroes on a tour that blends real-world buildings with the stories that inspired them. Your guide will handle navigation, and tell you about ancient Greek society as you stroll through the Acropolis, visit temples dedicated to Zeus and Hephaestus. It’s a great all-ages introduction to ancient Greece and includes many of Athens’ top sites.
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$63.74 per adult
131 reviews
To cover maximum culinary ground in minimum time, a food tour is essential. Led by a local guide, this Athens food tour covers all the Greek bases—including no fewer than 10 tastings and a classic “souvlaki” sampler. Traveling on foot in a small group, savor delicacies from honey to olive oil, from pastries to cheese, and discover Greek culture as you do.
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$57.94 per adult
Olympic Games Small-Group Workout and Race in Athens
10 reviews
Claim your own moment of Olympic glory during this 2-hour workout session and competition held inside the Panathenaic Stadium. Learn details about how athletes of the past trained, and revisit the events that led to the first ‘modern’ Olympics in 1896. Cap off the trip with a training session in a historic gym and a race held on the main stadium’s hallowed track.
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$52.15 per adult
97 reviews
Venture off the tourist trail and discover a different side to Athens on this 3-hour street art walking tour led by a local artist. Explore the city’s colorful local neighborhoods; admire unique graffiti art and murals; and see for yourself why Athens’ bold street art has made a name for itself worldwide. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring an authentic local experience.
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$46.35 per adult
Athens Bar Hopping Tour
10 reviews
Experience the electric atmosphere of Athens by night on this 3-hour bar-hopping tour. Join your local guide and fellow party-lovers for an evening of Greek-style entertainment and get the inside scoop on the city’s nightlife. Sip cocktails, sample Greek wines and munch on traditional mezes (own expense) as you visit five different bars and clubs, and leave armed with plenty of recommendations on where to drink, dance and dine in the city. This small-group tour has a maximum of 12 participants, ensuring an intimate experience.
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$57.94 per adult
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was money very well spent. Our guide Effie (sp) was excellent being an art historian and an archaeologist. Intelligent and informative and engaging. It was fascinating and despite the incredible heat and crowds we remained enthralled. Thank you

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our tour guide, Nikos, was excellent. He provided a perspective of Athens that you only would get on such a tour. Highly recommend this tour!!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seven of us (4 adults and 3 children ages 9-11) went on the mythology tour guided by Giouli. It was fabulous! Booking the tour was easy, Alternative Athens had great communication. Giouli was knowledgeable and friendly and great with the kids. There was some flexibility...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a tour with Alexandria who was very knowledgeable about all things Mythological. I tried hard to hold on to key facts about what we saw and why they were built. But I soon realized it was going to take more than one day...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although this was not a kids tour our guide still managed to captivate our 2 kids (7 and 11) and keep it interesting for the grownups. Alternative Athens may be pricier than other walking tours but they are more informative, better organised and therefore better...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking around the centre of Athens, you will observe that the street art is quite active. If you are curious to understand what s going on this scene, then you just have to join this walking tour! Being a Greek, I can make some assumptions...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an amazing tour to explore the mythical sights of Athens. Our guide was good at speaking english and explaining the history clearly. Seeing all the history of Athens was an amazing experience you will never forget. We did run over about forty minutes...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I participated in the Delicious Athens Tour my first day in Greece. Maria B, our guide, was a delight and made our tour extremely special. She taught us about the food, the neighborhoods we were visiting and so much more. This is truly a perfect...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Katie L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This experience was a fabulous way to commence our first visit to Athens. Maria is an excellent tour guide and story teller...she kept us enthralled and entertained with vivid depictions of Athens in ancient times. Would definitely recommend this tour!!!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I did this tour yesterday. There were nine people in our group. Pavlina was our guide and she was excellent. She was very informative, both on the food we were tasting and about the history of Athens. She had a great personality...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Hi, we visited the Acropole, Zeus temple the Greek Agora including Hephaistos temple with Alternative Athens. The visit lasted 4 hours and was called The Mythological Tour. We were à group of 5 persons : our couple + a... More
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Ηello Serena! Greetings from sunny Athens! Thank you for your message and interest in our services; We'll love to be your hosts and promise to offer you a unique experience! Every year we revisit each of our tours to... More
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