Best of Athens Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Best of Athens Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

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( 194 reviews ) star City tour Athens 1 - 8 watch_later 3.5 hour
  • Admire Athens’ magnificent sights
  • Gain insight into Greek mythology
  • Explore a local flea market
  • Delve into the Anafiotika quarter
  • Private tour: only you & your local host
  • 100% personalized to your wishes

You will meet here: Monastiraki Square

What you can expect

Be amazed by Athens’s must-see spots, stroll down the narrow streets and unveil its hidden gems. With your favorite local, you’ll get all the insights that you need to get the most out of the city.

Meet your local host at Monastiraki square, the most famous square in Athens. Start your tour with a beautiful view of ancient landmarks and admire one of the oldest and lesser-known churches in town.

Head to your next stop where you’ll check the famous flea market full of small shops. Take a look at the many items on display and admire the antique objects. Hear all about the Athenian lifestyle and learn how the democracy was born while passing Ancient Agora and Hadrian’s Library.

Walk around the Roman Agora and get insights into the Roman period of the city from your local host. Refuel with a coffee break in the Plaka district, the oldest neighborhood in Athens also known as “Gods district.” Wander around the small pathways of the island-like area and discover its hidden gems.

Your local insider will lead you to a hidden area of the Anafiotika quarter. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Acropolis and the city. The entire area is populated by small houses with a touch of white and blue, giving you a real Greek island feel.

Listen to the intriguing stories of Greek Mythology and reach your next stops: the ancient Temple of Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian. Admire its structures and hear from your host about the roles they played in Ancient Greece. Continue to the National Gardens and enjoy discovering a green oasis. Take a look at the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion building and get to know more about the Athenian lifestyle.

End your tour at the Presidential Mansion and observe the ceremony of changing guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Ask your host for final recommendations before you say “goodbye.”

Check out the hosts’ videos and pick your favorite one. Get in touch with them and personalize your experience as you like!


This is the plan

Meeting Point
Start at the most well know square in Monastiraki
Artsy Hub
See where the latest alternative art and cultural exhibition is showcased
Flea Market Treasures
Find hidden gems in the local flea market
Impressive Ruins
See the well preserved Hadrian's Library from AD 132
Historical Remains
Next stroll past the Roman Agora and see the Tower of Winds
What a View!
Head up to Mars hill where you will see a spectacular panoramic view of Athens
Refreshing Break
Time to enjoy a traditional Greek frappe or coffee
Island Vibes
Enjoy the tranquil Anafiotika district with it's island feeling
Hi Zeus!
Check out one of the most famous gates in Athens and the Temple of Zeus
Green Oasis
Marvel at the magnificent Zappeion Hall and the National Gardens
End of Tour
End your tour in front of the Parliament building

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

City tour details

Type
Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
Duration
3.5 hour
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Monastiraki Square
Guest pick-up
no
Confirmation
instant confirmation
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
check1 non alcoholic drinks
Not included
Food & extra drinks

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
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  • With the host of
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  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.

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How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.

Done

Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.