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Start off your morning in sunny Athens by discovering the main highlights and historic monuments of this dynamic city, along with hidden gems that will show you where locals mingle and relax.

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Duration
Half day
Availability
Daily
TRIP ADVISOR RATING
Group Type
Small Group or Private

Small Group Tour: Every Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday at 10 am   Private Tour: Daily, starting time can be customized

FROM
49/Person

Tour Highlights

Wondering what there is to see in Athens beyond Acropolis? Enjoy a tour through the history of the city led by an expert archaeologist, and stroll to discover some of Athens’ most beautiful neighborhoods. Embrace the local Athenian vibe while fitting thousands of years of history in a leisure walk; ideal for first-time visitors!

  • 4-hour walking tour with an expert archaeologist
  • Coffee break in Plaka + a surprise treat! (no, we won’t tell you!)
  • 4 local neighborhoods covered: Syntagma, Plaka, Monastiraki, Psirri
  • A walk through Athens most historic landmarks

What you will see on this tour

  • Syntagma Square & the Changing of the Guard
  • Plaka neighborhood, the oldest and most beautiful in Athens
  • The Choragic Monument of Lysicrates
  • Anafiotika, a hidden Greek island on the slopes of Acropolis
  • The Roman Agora and the Tower of the Winds
  • Monastiraki Square and Hadrian’s Library
  • The hip & alternative Psirri neighborhood

What you can expect?

Rise and shine early & join us on an unforgettable walk under the fresh morning sky. You will meet our energetic local guide at Syntagma Square and this is where a walk full of fascinating insights into Athens’ history and mythology kicks off!

Watch the ‘evzones’ - the Presidential Guard-  outside the Greek Parliament and take a look at the historic area around you, the very core of Athens "downtown". Wander around the flagstone pathways of the aristocratic Plaka to discover the Athenians’ favorite hidden gems, but also iconic landmarks like the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates and the Church of St. Nicholas Rangavas. Take in the view of the whole city from the “balcony” of Anafiotika, a hidden island on the slopes of the Acropolis, and get your camera ready for the best photos of your trip!

Walk down and let your senses be captivated by the smells of the blossomed flowers and the colorful neoclassical houses of the area. Have a refreshing coffee-break in a beautiful café and discover the coffee culture that runs through every Greek. After your stop, continue your wandering to reach the premises of the Roman Agora with its long porticos and its impressive Gate of Athena. Gaze at the jewel-like Tower of the Winds and experience most of the city's history at a single spot! Our walk will lead you towards the buzzing Monastiraki Square, where you will check out the popular flea market, full of multi-colored shops. We will finish up our walking tour in the alternative & colored-by-street-art area of Psirri.

Some of the spots you are going to visit:

Plaka neighbourhood

Plaka is the oldest neighbourhood surviving in the city of Athens. Stretching down the northern slopes of the Acropolis, the space it occupies was continuously inhabited since prehistoric times. Nowadays, the visitor has the chance to walk around the narrow medieval alleys, marvel at the dominant Athenian neoclassical architecture, discover some picturesque thousand-year-old Byzantine churches and feel the vibe of the centuries of history in every corner. Do not miss your chance to stroll around the jewel of Athens just under the magnificent rock of the Acropolis!

Inclusions

Inclusions:

  • A 4-hour morning walk through the most beautiful Athenian neighborhoods
  • Services of an excellent local guide & archaeologist
  • Coffee break in the oldest Athenian neighborhood
  • All taxes and VAT

Important note:

This tour does not include an Acropolis visit.

 

FAQs

What is the tour language?

The tour language is English. Spanish, French and German are also available upon request in a private tour.

 

Reviews

  • I went on the Athens highlights tour with Eleni and she was terrific. Excellent knowledge and she curated the tour to my taste and interests. I highly recommend it! I was running a little late at the beginning and Nikos was very responsive and easy to connect with, so everything turned out well.

    - bklyn149
  • Our tour guide Penelope was an excellent tour guide. She was well versed with the history and the local attraction and knew every insight. Indeed it was unique walk revealing the beauty of Athens through the eyes of a local. The tour guide didn't rush us through. Was a beautiful morning walk around Athens. Highly recommend if you want to know the insight of Athens like a local!

    - Hasina K
  • We did the Morning Stroll in Athens tour on a Sunday Morning with our guide, Marialena, and the owners of the business - Nikos and Anna.It was a great opportunity to get off the normal tourist trail and see other parts of Athens. The Sunday markets were particularly interesting. Overall, a very enjoyable few hours. Many thanks.

    - JamieWalker888
  • I booked the "Morning Strolls" tour because I wanted to enjoy a nice walking tour in Athens on a shiny Sunday. I was really lucky because Sofia, our guide, was really knowledgeable and tried a lot to make us feel like friends. It was a small group tour (5 people) and the route was well-designed. Highly suggested as a fantastic way to spend your morning in Athens!

    - Lenahimm
  • I took the walking tour in early May. Maria kicked things off by talking us through the history of the changing of the guard ceremony as well as providing us with interesting facts about the ancient sites and neighbourhoods. Along the way, we stopped for a traditional Greek coffee in the beautiful Plaka neighbourhood. All the guides were so kind and knowledgeable, would definitely recommend this tour.

    - FionaDublin123
  • I chose Greeking.me after finding it on Google and was instantly impressed with the responsive informative responses to my questions. When we finally started the tour was even better than expected. the guide was friendly, knowledgeable, managed our time perfectly, gave us choices and really covered all of our needs completely.

    - rjhoch
  • We decided to take a long weekend trip to Athens and turned to Greeking.me. In Athens we have already been expected at the airport by a reputable driver. The vehicle was a Mercedes, extremely clean and well maintained. We also booked a guide, who spoke first-class German. She not only gave us knowledge and data, but she also told us very exciting.Thanks to the Greeking.me-Team.

    - SandraReiselustig
  • We just returned from our 12 day vacation around the Mediterranean and we all agreed this was the best tour of the whole trip. Our guide was Theo and I cannot say enough good things about him. There is quite a bit of walking so wear comfortable shoes but nothing my 75 year old mother, fiancé and I felt was overwhelming or strenuous. We honestly could have gone all day seeing Athens through the eyes of Theo!

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  • We were in Athens only for one day off of a cruise ship and initially booked the market/cooking class, but as it was a Sunday, the food market was closed and we cancelled because we wanted the total experience of the shopping for ingredients, etc. that being said, we saw the morning stroll offered and went for it and boy are we glad we did! Eleni, our guide, has a lovely personality and is extremely knowledgeable about her people and country. So many things we didn’t know were told in such a casual, informative way, what a great teacher she would make. We highly recommend this tour, this company and look forward to another visit to Athens....Opa!

    - KimW
  • Our experience with GreekingMe was excellent from pick up at the ship to meeting our guide and then spending 4 hours getting to know Plakka and the Acropolis thanks to our amazing tour guide. She presented us with stories and images that helped us appreciate our surroundings and the history that goes with it. We would tour with GreekingMe again and we would recommend them without hesitation. One of our best experiences while on our.cruise. Thank you GreekingMe!

    - pianopiano56

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