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Unearth the beauty of Athens after dusk and wander through the city’s illuminated monuments; follow up with a delicious meze dinner in a local eatery just like the locals do.

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  • #Culinary
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  • #Nightlife
Duration
4 hours
Availability
Daily
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Group Type
Small Group or Private

Small Group Tour: Every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday at 6.00 pm   Private Tour: Daily, starting time can be customized

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Tour Highlights

Set on a fascinating evening walking tour around the city center of Athens and sink into the vast history of the city with the help of your insightful local guide. Listen to stories of the past while wandering around to some of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Athens and experience the city in a totally different way! Perhaps the best option for new-timers to discover and explore Athens, at the end of your walk a mouth-watering typical Greek dinner will appropriately round up your experience!

 

3-hour walking tour with an expert archaeologist

A walk through Athens most historic landmarks

4 local neighborhoods covered: Syntagma, Plaka, Monastiraki, Psirri

Delicious meze dinner with wine

What you will see on this tour

  • Syntagma Square & the Presidential Guard
  • The Temple of Olympian Zeus & the Hadrian’s Arch
  • The Choragic Monument of Lysicrates
  • The Roman Agora and the Tower of the Winds
  • Monastiraki Square and Hadrian’s Library
  • The hip & alternative Psirri neighborhood
  • Plaka neighborhood, the oldest and most beautiful in Athens

What you can expect?

Get ready to explore Athens with the company of your expert local guide and walk the vibrant streets under the starry night sky. Starting from Syntagma Square, admire the illuminated Greek Parliament building and descend down the lively Amalias Avenue, which has a different character at night. Admire the Temple of Olympian Zeus and listen to stories of Emperors under the imposing Arch of Hadrian. We will walk you through the scenic Plaka neighborhood where you will enjoy a stroll around picture-perfect alleys; be inspired by the enchanting pathways warmly lit by the small cafes and restaurants interspersed around the area. Get the chance to admire the illuminated Tower of the Winds, a view to the majestic Acropolis of Athens and the sweetly lit Roman Agora.

As you walk towards Monastiraki, another spot you can tick off your Athens bucket list, find yourselves at the oldest square in Athens and feel the lively vibe of a place that never sleeps! You will get the chance to check out the street performers and admire the monuments of the square; the impressive Hadrian’s Library and the emblematic Tzistarakis Mosque. Follow down Adrianou Str. and see the Ancient Market and the Stoa of Attalos. Learn about the mythology behind the Areopagus, where the supreme court of ancient Athens used to be. 


For the conclusion of your tour, wander around the alleys of Psirri to discover the alternate color and vibrancy of the area, home to neoclassical houses, local cafes, bars, and small restaurants – plus our favorite local haunts that shape the Athens nightlife experience! By the end of your tour, find yourself among friendly locals in a convivial atmosphere, drinking traditional Greek liquors or wine, and savoring authentic a Greek ‘mezedes’ dinner.

Inclusions

  • A 3-hour evening highlights tour with an enthusiastic local guide & archaeologist
  • A hearty assortment of mezedes (savory Greek appetizers) & house wine in a local restaurant
  • Goodbye gift as a memento of your experience
  • All taxes and VAT

Exclusions:

  • Anything else you would like to order/purchase

What you will taste on this tour:

We always like to keep our meze options fresh & seasonal, but a sample menu would consist of:

  • Dakos Cretan salad with tomato, rusks & feta cheese
  • Soutzoukakia (a real tongue-twister, right?); spicy meatballs with tomato sauce and rice
  • Tzatziki (what else?); Greek yogurt-garlic sauce
  • Pastry rolls with cheese & pastrami
  • Excellent white house wine


Important note:

This tour does not include entrance to the Acropolis

FAQs

What is the tour language?

The tour language is English. More languages are also available upon request in a private tour.

 

Reviews

  • Our guide Penelope was extremely knowledgeable, and gave us a fascinating insight into Athenian culture and history. She was energetic and friendly, and didn't miss a thing. There was a little drizzle on the night, but it didn't dampen our spirits. The food at the end of the evening was delicious. What else could I ask for?

    - TravelWitBender
  • We had an absolutely wonderful tour with Penelope. She was warm, patient and so very knowledgeable about everything on our tour. She gave us a very enlightening history of the city of Athens and Greek history. This brought it to life for us and made us want to come back again.

    - sandrAd
  • We went on the night crawlers private walking tour the night we arrived in Athens. The weather was very comfortable for walking. Our guide, Penelope is an archeologist by trade. She was so passionate about the history of the area and the country. We strolled through the old city area accompanied with her detailed and fun explanations on Ancient Greek history. We were so glad to have this tour to kick off our vacation in Athens. At the end of the tour, we had an amazing meze dinner at Bandiera. totally recommend for anyone who enjoys walking in the old city and wants to learn a bit of Athens history!

    - cityshen
  • What an enjoyable evening! We had a great tour around Athens at a perfect pace. Since it was off-season, it was only my wife and I and our guide, and she was very knowledgeable, fun, engaging and the choice for dinner was superb! I would definitely recommend this tour, especially at night when the illuminated city of Athens is quite breathtaking. Thank you once again. Steve & Jimi-- California, USA

    - SteveB
  • We did an evening walking tour through several neighborhoods, concluding with dinner. Our guide Elena knew so much about the history and architecture, she made a short visit to Athens very memorable. We would’ve missed so many of the spots she showed us had we tried to walk on our own. We booked at the last minute and we (family of 4) were so glad we did. We all agreed we wouldn’t have liked Athens as much had we not spent the evening on this tour. It was especially nice that we did the private tour, so it was just our family and we could go at our own pace, faster or slower depending on what we wanted to see. The dinner she took us to was excellent as well and very accommodating for vegans.

    - amyj1020
  • Our guide, Illias, was amazing and gave such depth to the tour with interesting historical facts and insights. We learned so much about Athens. We explored many wonderful neighbourhoods and plenty of time for photos. The smaller group meant a more personal touch. Our dinner was in Syntagma and the food and wine was exceptional. Would highly recommend x

    - KatieH
  • Highly recommend this tour! Eleni was so knowledgable of the Athens history and different sites. She was so friendly and we had a wonderful meal after our tour. Definitely do this tour well worth it!

    - Stephaniec
  • We had a very good experience with Eleni, who was very knowlegeable about the area as well as the monuments and their history. We walked around the main areas and saw all the interesting sights and ended up with a meze dinner at a local restaurant with traditional food (even though we were vegetarians we had good choices). All in all, felt it was an ideal complement to the acropolis visit (which we had done earlier), to cover interesting spots around Athens.

    - skpme
  • We had an amazing time with Eleni ! She shared her passion and knowledge with us. We were so glad to have this wonderful hours with her. An amazing experience with her. We can’t believe how much we learnt about your beautiful city and culture. Opaaa !

    - SophierOux
  • A tour guide named Ms.Penelope led us to walk around and to see many beautiful spots while telling us related knowledge including history. After walking tour, we enjoyed greek delicious food as well. It was great.

    - Navi357

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