Athens Free Tour
Athens Free Tour
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Athens Free Tour / Free Tour Atenas Awarded: Certificate of Excellence: 2016-2019. TravelersChoise: 2020-2024. *Direct Booking Only on our standalone website: Click on our official website link in the Contact box. The original award winning pioneers of free walking tours in Greece - We offer separately everyday in English language & Idioma Español. Athens Free Tour: A passionate, "must do" free walking tour in Athens a truly original experience that will pique your senses and enflame a curiosity for further discovery through our amazing city of Gods & Heroes. We will share Greek history, culture, hidden treasures, fun facts & local legends. "Feel like a local, not just a tourist!"
Athens, Attica, Greece

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Travelers' Choice
2024

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deckchair26
Brighton, UK109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Brilliant walking tour with Eleni. An absolute must in any European city.
These are a great way to get your bearings if you are new to a city as well as seeing a few sites you might otherwise miss.
I especially enjoyed watching the changing of the guard as Eleni explained the significance and importance of it.
We walked around 6km in 3 hrs with lots of stops in the shade.
Although they are called 'free' it is very much expected to tip what you can afford/feel it is worth. This works well because the guide will do the best job they can to get good tips.
Written July 15, 2021
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Dear Guest/s, Athens Free Tour: The original free walking experience in Athens, thank you for joining and supporting us. Eleni and all the team are delighted that you had such a wonderful time with us. We really appreciate your review and perfect recommendation to our future guests. We hope to welcome you again in Athens! Best wishes, Aft-team.
Written July 16, 2021
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Jeremi Garcia
Kayl, Luxembourg1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We had an amazing tour with our guide Maria Helena!
She put all her energy and passion in it which made us not only travel through the city of Athens but also through history and time. She also gave us very useful recommendations to make our stay the most memorable possible.
Highly recommend doing this tour right at the beginning of your stay in Athens, this will help you discovering the city more as a local rather than a tourist.
Definitely the highlight of our Athens trip thanks to Maria Helena!
Written August 24, 2020
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Dear Guest/s We are absolutely thrilled with your 5 star review of our walk through Athens and delighted we shared with you the highlight of your trip! You have encapsulated wonderfully every feature of what we strive to achieve, going beyond the expectations of each and every visitor to our amazing city. We will be truly honoured to welcome you back with us anytime in the future! Best, Aft-team.
Written August 27, 2020
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glengtw
Singapore, Singapore20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Took a last min walking tour booking with Eleni and it was the best way to get an introduction to the city of Athens.

Eleni gave a tour of the city starting with a pretty thorough run through of things in the national garden of Athens; walking through the history of Greece from the Roman empire, Ottoman empire, various kingships and eventually becoming a republic of its own.

It was enriched with little bits of trivia such as the story of marathona (where marathons got its namesake from) and the stories behind the Olympics and the various significance of the ceremonies in it.

The tour wrapped up with some recommendations on what to see and how to get the best value for money while visiting sites like the Acropolis and other archaeological sites. And of course, the view of Athens from a high-up viewpoint in the hills.

Will definitely recommend this walking tour for anyone who has short time in Athens or if you're clueless on how to start exploring Athens - this will give you an introduction and lead you in a direction to explore the city and its sight in a more time-efficient way.

It was a 2.5hour tour which didn't feel any longer than 30mins. (It was that good)
Written August 13, 2022
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Dear Guest/s, Athens Free Tour - Official: The award winning free introduction orientation of Athens, thank you for booking direct and truly supporting the pioneers of free walking experiences in Greece. We are absolutely thrilled that you had such a useful and informative overview on our walk with Eleni and that she helped to make your Athens experience wonderful. We really appreciate your amazing review and perfect recommendation of us to our future guests. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best wishes, Athens Free Tour - Team.
Written August 13, 2022
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Fuensanta S.L.
9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
I am very keen on taking guided tours and free walking tours on every new adventure and 98% the experience is amazing, however, my partner and I took this guided tour with Lisandro yesterday and felt rather disappointed.

The itinerary looks very promising on the website and it had little-to-nothing to do with what we did, we basically just walked up and down with hardly a consistent explanation of what we were doing.

We mostly visited underground streets where we can have a drink at night and shop avenues, and mind you, I already know my way to Zara. It was 90% walking and 10% talking - and most of the talking was to recommend we bought the combined ticket to the Acropolis, no anecdotes or anything unless you asked him specifically.

We also went all the way down from the Aeropagus, but not using the staircase...we went down to where the train station is (lol?) on the other side, climbing the rocks! I found it very risky taking into account how slippery those rocks are, and I felt as if I was a sheep following the shepherd, I do not think my mum would have made it had she come.

We arrived at Syntagma 5 mins before the change of guards and he did not even stop for us to see it. I mean, since we are already there and it only takes 10 minutes, why the need to hang around another hour to view it when there are so many places you need to visit as well.

And last but not least, when asked about recommendations to eat he had no clue, he literally told us we could perhaps follow him on his way to the tube station and he could point out some restaurants on that area, very useful, looking forward to having lunch with views to the tube station. On a positive side, he did give us a brief introduction to traditional Greek food and what to look for.

Do not get me wrong, he is a very nice guy and I have been in Athens three days, more than happily doing an average of 20 km a day going everywhere to not miss a thing. I appreciate and value he had us walking under the heavy heavy sun for three hours all over the place (and obviously gave him my contribution after the tour ended) but I truly believe it was not worth the time.
Written August 20, 2020
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Dear Guest/s, We thank you for your feedback! We are Athens Free Tour the pioneers of free orientation walks in Greece, one of Athens top activities and pride ourselves on consistently delivering 5 Star results for each and every visitor. We as a team from time to time must source new team members that fits our proven track record, delivering the most insightful, passionate walking experience in all Greece. It is a tall order and unfortunately not all make it, we do offer all new volunteers an interactive, intensive training programme then slowly introduce them to small groups, this is where we truly see a personality shine with a love for what they do. We feel sad for this young man, it's really not easy for everyone to be that Extra Ordinary Tour Leader or guide, very few in fact make it with us. In this case after a consultation together he has decided that he really isn't cut out to be a top tour leader so, by mutual consent he will stop effective immediately. We thank you for your understanding, we truly apologise that it didn't work out for you this time. On your next visit to Athens please come join us to experience what 99.9% of our guests experience, TripAdvisor 5 Star - Certificate of Excellence 2016-2020 Kind regards, Aft-team.
Written August 20, 2020
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VikkiBee
Houghton-le-Spring, UK623 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
I actually visited in June 2019, however due to travelling all over the world for the last 12 months, I am just in the process of writing all the reviews. What a fabulous tour! Sam (I Am) was brilliant from start to finish. She spoke loud enough that our fairly sized group could hear, she knew her facts inside and out and always made the information come to life! It was approx. 35C when we took the tour which was a little difficult for my friend, but Sam ensured we were in the shade as much as possible. We covered a lot of ground on the tour and even watched the changing of the guards! She gave us tips on where to visit as well as some good restaurants to try. We only flew into Athens from Kos for the day so this tour was the perfect way to see a lot of sights and learn about the history with the limited time we had. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to anyone travelling to Athens.
Written January 28, 2020
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Vegan traveller
London, UK133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This was a fantastic walking tour and Odysseus was a great tour guide. We loved his humour and how he shared the history and culture of Athens. Being previously a teacher we loved how he used different techniques to help us take everything in! We loved how he drew a map with a stick on the park floor to show the map of the places we would visit on the tour! We also loved how he asked the group to vote places to visit. Odysseus was continually counting the group to ensure he did not lose anyone and took time to speak to everyone individually. He even bought the group a bottle of water each because of the hot weather and gave prizes at the end for answering questions! We had attended a paying tour to see the acropolis the morning before which was awful so we were very apprehensive about this tour but we were very pleased we booked it! This was a great tour and we would recommend this one other than the paying tours as this was by far better!
Written August 6, 2023
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Narvesh
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I highly recommend Athens Free Tour - it was really informative and we explored the main parts of the city. Jonathan our guide had some nice anecdote for each location. He also managed the large group very well, waiting for those lagging behind and having an eye on pickpockets. We ended our tour in a nice restaurant for some refreshing beer and get to know people in the group.
Written August 8, 2021
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Dear Guest/s, Athens Free Tour: The original free introduction to Athens, thank you so much for joining and supporting the pioneers of free experiences in Greece. We are thrilled that you highly recommend us. The whole team are absolutely delighted with your perfect recommendation of us to our future guests,. Ya'mas! We hope to welcome you back to Athens, Greece very soon! Best wishes, Athens Free Tour - Team
Written August 9, 2021
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Alexandra B
Los Angeles, CA66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I would recommend this tour - I had only one full day in Athens and was able to book a spot on the free tour a few days before I was in town. Our guide, Eleni, showed us around to archaeological sites and other notable spots around the city and always found us shaded spots to stand while she explained the sites. The tour helped me get a grasp on the layout of Athens and gave views of the Acropolis and Roman Agora. Eleni told us how to visit the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora and assorted museums in Athens so we didn't have to spend time figuring all that out ourselves. Would recommend for someone's first or only day in Athens - you tip what you feel is deserved at the end of the tour and can book a spot online. They also offer the tour in Spanish. Eleni also helped us with some logistical tips on getting to the Athens airport which saved us a lot of money on a cab!
Written July 13, 2022
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Dear Guest/s, Athens Free Tour - Official: The original introduction and orientation of Athens, thank you for booking direct and truly supporting the pioneers of free walking experiences in Greece. We are absolutely thrilled that you had such an awesome experience on our introduction walk with Eleni, all of us totally appreciates your wonderful review, it really is a great motivation for us and a perfect recommendation to our future guests. We hope to welcome you back to Athens soon! Best wishes, Athens Free Tour - Team.
Written July 17, 2022
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Elisabeth
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This tour was such a great introduction to Athens! Eleni was very nice, punctual and very helpful. She found the right balance between telling us the history of the city, the myths, and also some food and sightseeing recommendations. Thank you Eleni!
Written October 21, 2020
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Caterina
Rome, Italy4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
It is a fantastic way to be introduced into the world of Athens. Elektra was a fantasie guide and took us on a beautiful visit of the city, covering the most important spot and giving us a lot of interesting news about the capital’s history. Thanks starfish for the help.
Written January 1, 2020
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