Bohemian Side of Athens

Cultural Tour
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    Athens Local Adventures (2)

    Welcome to Athens, our city and yours.

    The Athens Urban Adventure team is here to help you experience your Best. Day. Ever. in one of the oldest cities in the world — a city with many contradictions, where the past lives next to the present, where ancient ruins coexist with modern design, and where Zorba still lives but so do modern hipsters and millennials.

    Our knowledgeable Athenian guides come from various backgrounds. We are historians, philosophy and tourism graduates, travel bloggers, photographers, food lovers, and lifestyle authors. We are all different personalities but have one thing in common: our love for our city and the strong urge to provide the best hospitality in a country that worshiped a god (Zeus Xenios) in his role as the protector of travellers thousands of years ago.

    Booking a tour with us means that, apart from seeing the world-famous monuments, you will go off the beaten track and and experience the city from the inside. Our small group tours give us the flexibility to wander into less accessed areas and venues and, with our private customised tours, we can literally take you anywhere.

    We’re fully committed to responsible travel, and love sharing our knowledge with you. We strive to deliver an insider’s approach through all our tours.

    Embark on one of our tours to truly experience Athens!

    • 3.5 hours
    • Culture, Neighbourhood tour
    • Athens

    Anyone who’s dreamed of visiting Athens has likely read about its ancient glory: the Parthenon, the Caryatids, and all the other wonders of Greece’s glorious past.

    But Athens isn’t only about the past! It’s also a city very alive in the present, with modern-day stories and secrets just as exciting as the Greek myths!

    On this Athens city tour, you’ll stroll beyond the traditional guidebook sites, and visit lesser-known neighbourhoods favoured by locals, and discover secret corners that aren’t found online.

    Language

    English

    Starting Time

    4.00 pm

    Meeting Point

    At the exit of Panepistimio metro station (in front of the old building of the University of Athens, on Panepistimiou Street).

    End Point

    Monastiraki Metro Station.

    Highlights

    • Discover Athens beyond the mainstream attractions, by exploring its bohemian side from funky workshops to cool cafés.
    • Visit Athenians-favourite alternative districts with a local by your side.
    • Find amazing graffiti and learn about one of the biggest street art scenes in the world.
    • Wander around back streets and discover cultural spaces and art studios.
    • Eat and sip your way with a Greek coffee, spirits, sweets, and a meze through the city, as you hear stories and tales behind city sites.

    Price Includes

    • Local English-speaking guide
    • A Greek coffee
    • A glass of local spirits/wine
    • A local sweet
    • A “meze” plate (finger food)

    Price Excludes

    • Additional food and drink
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Tips and gratuities for your guide

    Additional Information

    Your Trip: This is a private tour

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    Athens may be famous for its ancient glory like the Parthenon, the Caryatids, and all the other wonders of Greece’s mythical times, but Athens is not only about the past! It is a modern city with creative locals and cool vibes, a city with modern-day stories and secrets to tell, as exciting as the Greek myths!

    On this Athens city tour, you’ll wander around lesser-known neighbourhoods that locals love to hang out and discover secret corners that are beyond areas traditionally found in guidebooks.

    Your tour will start by sipping a traditional Greek coffee in a central-but-totally-hidden garden known by locals. Enjoy your coffee by sitting among some awesome monuments and hear stories and tales about the buildings that surround the garden.

    Continuing your walk, you’ll learn about heroes and outlaws, queens and kings, as well as the centuries-old Athens that is hidden beneath your feet. Strolling through hidden alleys while hearing stories about locals’ traditions and superstitions, you’ll pass by bohemian workshops and cultural spaces where new artists have set up their galleries, and see how life is for middle-class Athenians.

    Then, discover one of the biggest street art scenes in the world. Check out the amazing murals hidden among the bustling streets of the city and learn about the art of graffiti and its importance as a way of expression for the new generation of Athenians. Keep in mind that even the word ‘graffiti’ comes from the Greek word grafi, which means ‘written.’

    During this Athens tour, you’ll see the mesmerizing blend of the old with the new, being well-matched (or not) around the city. You will get a better understanding of this Ancient city and how it has evolved nowadays. While walking around with your guide, you’ll have the opportunity to taste flavors and aromas of the city, such as sweets, local tapas, and of course spirits.

    By the end of this tour, you will have experienced the authentic side of Europe’s oldest city, Athens!

    With so many suggestions and tips from your local guide, you’ll likely have a myriad of things you’ll want to do next!

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