Athens Neighborhood Walk: a Captivating Walking Tour of Athens

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Athens Neighborhood Walk: a Captivating Walking Tour of Athens


Walk through 34 centuries of history and discover a fascinating city.

Visiting Places: 19th century sights, modern markets, ancient rivers, tombs of a foregone era, landmark buildings of international architectural interest, preserved ottoman neighbourhoods and prisons of World War II.
Duration: 4 hours.

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Why we like it

At the end of this tour you won’t be seeing Athens as a tourist anymore, but as it truly is: a complex, multilayered and fascinating city that few visitors get to experience in just a few hours.

Activity Description

In the streets of Athens lies the true spirit of a mythical city.
With a recorded history that spans over 3.400 years, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world. The cradle of Western civilisation and birthplace of democracy has evolved into the sprawling cosmopolitan metropolis it is today through radical and often frantic and impetuous changes -resulting in a multifaceted, multilayered city which has the magical ability to surprise and enchant you around every street corner.
Join this one-of-a kind walking tour off the beaten path and understand how Athens has evolved to the city it is today: A city in layers, where the ancient, the ottoman, the neoclassical and the modern city coexist. 

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Special Features

  • Streets that connect or divide the past and the present
  • 19th century landmarks of the industrial revolution and royal palaces
  • Bustling modern markets
  • Ancient rivers still flowing, tombs of a foregone era and city walls that are forever lost
  • Landmark buildings of international architectural interest
  • Preserved ottoman neighbourhoods
  • Notorious prisons of World War II (closed Mon & Tue)

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start time : Mon-Sun, All Year | Shared: 9:30am, daily; Private: 9am and 4:30pm (May-Sep) - 9am and 2:30 (Oct-Apr). Contact us to arrange a private tour here

Duration: 4 hours

Spoken Language: English, French

Meeting Point: Central Athens, to be advised

Group Size: Shared group tours run with min. 2 - max. 12 participants. Request a quote for a large private group tour here

Pace: Easy

Included: English/French speaking guide, city map highlighting the transformations of the city through 2.500 years. 

Excluded: Food & drinks, coffee/snack during the tour, gratuities (optional)

Note: Some sights are only open during the morning visit (prison, market) as they close in the early afternoon.

Discounts for Young Travellers: Children 0-11 years: Free | Children 12-17 yrs: €36/child. Ask for your Discount Code here

Vendor: Alternative Athens

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation at least 5 days prior to scheduled Program: 70% refund Cancellation 2-4 days prior to booking date: 50% refund Cancellation 48 hours prior to booking/no show: No refund. Please take some time to read the Vendor's full cancellations and refunds policy here

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion. 

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