Big Olive City Walks
Big Olive City Walks
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City Tours • Cultural Tours • Walking Tours • Private Tours • Food Tours
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Big Olive Walking Tours offers high quality scholar-led tours providing a unique entertaining and educational perspective on the city. We also offer bespoke experiences that enable participants to build their own package of accommodation, transport and guided tours.
Athens, Attica, Greece

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MichaelBorg85
1 contribution
Feb 2019 • Friends
We had a really nice tour with Demetra! We were a group of 17 guys (stag party) and did a four hour tour consisting of the Acropolis, street art and beer tasting. The tour guide was very knowledgeable - lots of fun facts - and at the same time very relaxed. This is a great option for anyone looking to discover Athens in a fun and authentic way.
Written March 5, 2019
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Tanya M
14 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
Went to Athens over spring break this year which was just before the Greek Orthodox Easter but around our Easter time when schools are closed. It was fabulous! We worked with Phoebe to schedule two walking tours. Phoebe was very responsive (unlike some other tour companies I reached out to that never responded)The guides were well versed in history/art and culture (one a professor-the other an art history major) and encouraged us to think about what we saw. We had a 13 year old daughter with us who learned some things. It was educational for us all. I would highly recommend (better than trying to read all the plaques, explored areas we might have ignored on our own). And more personal. Truly a great experience! Highly recommend! Thank you for such a wonderful experience!
Written August 24, 2018
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Thank you Tanya for this great review. We hope that we cross paths soon again! B.O.
Written August 28, 2018
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mothergoosevillager8
Florida6 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
We did 2 Big Olive Walks and they were excellent! The first was an all day tour if the ancient sights including the ancients sights, Acropolis and museum. Demitra, our guide was engaging and fun the be around. She was full of information but not overwhelming in a boring lecture way. Our teens were engaged as well. The second day we did an incredible food tour with Illas. Food was a perfect vehicle for understanding Athens and Greece. We take a lot of toys and theses were some of the best ever.
Written August 5, 2017
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Michelle N
Guildford, UK54 contributions
Feb 2017 • Family
What a great tour. Firstly we explored parts of Athens that aren't on the normal tourist trail (certainly not ours, anyway!) with someone knowledgable and passionate about the city. But what we loved most was the fact that we went down side streets and into food shops we'd never have gone into... why would you when you didn't recognise any of the food displayed! And tried some absolutely delicious food we'd never have attempted otherwise. All as part of a relaxed stroll with a knowledgable guide. Big Olive staff were also very responsive. I'd recommend this as a tour (and Big Olive as a tour company); a way of seeing and tasting a different side of Athens.
Written February 20, 2017
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sezginah
Istanbul, Türkiye1 contribution
Jan 2017 • Business
We were a group of architects and undergraduate students of architecture (in total 14 people). We both had a tours with Ilias and Nikos, both were excellent. They are great experts and guides who can tailor their tours according to the interests of the groups. Highly recommended.
Written February 8, 2017
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Dean R
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Jan 2017 • Couples
We did the Grand Tour of Athens with Ilias and we had such a wonderful experience. Ilias did a great job of peeling back the layers of city, helping us understand Athens from antiquity through to modern times. We ended the tour feeling so much more aware of the nuance of the city. Highly recommended.
Written January 14, 2017
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ermioninatsi
Bern, Switzerland1 contribution
Oct 2016 • Friends
Either you have visited Thessaloniki million of times or it's your first time, treat your self and have the Grand Tour of Thessaloniki. Our guide, Aggelos Kwttas, was very much informed about the history, urbanism and architecture of the city. I enjoyed even more our conversations after every point of interest we visited. However, Big Olive should reconsider pricing, we all found it quite expensive.
Written October 23, 2016
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Dear Ermioni Natsi, thank you very much for your comment and for the time you've taken to rate our service - we shall review our pricing policy as per your remarks. We hope to be able to better meet your group's needs in the near future.
Written October 25, 2016
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Mark S
Boise, ID7 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Since we had never been to Athens, we booked the Athens Grand Tour. Our guide Ilias was wonderful. His knowledge of the cultural history of his native city was truly impressive. We learned much more than we ever could have on our own, and it was truly fun! We only wish we had had time to do the Food and Heritage tour the next day. Highly Recommended!
Written October 21, 2016
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JPW-BOS
Boston, MA1 contribution
Oct 2016 • Couples
We just spent a long weekend in Athens, after disembarking from a cruise. Since it was our first visit, we decided to book two walking tours and selected Big Olive. Wow, was that a good decision. The food tour with Ilias was lively, conversational, and delicious. We particularly enjoyed sharing coffee with him and really learning more about life in Athens. The next day we did an Acropolis/Museum/Agora tour with Nikos. Far more than just a "point and talk" guide, he really brought the city's past to life. There's no way we would've seen or learned as much without Ilias and Nikos. Big Olive has great guides, easy booking, and professional service. I highly recommend them.
Written October 19, 2016
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Helena K
Santa Monica36 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
We did the food & heritage tour with Ilias, who is passionate about history and an absolute expert about Athens. He told us about the amazing past of his beloved city, particularly its merging of various cultures, and walked us around the city explaining the history of the architecture and neighborhoods and eating delightful foods. My husband and I were the only ones on the tour that day, so we had fun talking to Ilias about life in Greece, where the locals go, etc. My husband, who normally doesn't like guided tours and prefers doing things on our own, even said afterwards, "That tour was absolutely worth it." You will eat plenty of food around lunchtime so don't eat a huge breakfast! I especially loved the savory pies we sampled, the cheese and the delicious wraps. I'm salivating while typing this review!
Written October 12, 2016
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