Hidden Athens, the past beyond the present
Spoken in: English, Ελληνικά
(31 reviews) star City tour Athens 1 - 12 watch_later 3 hours
- done Zappeion
- done Plaka
- done Panathenaic Stadium
- done Best views of Parthenon and Temple of Zeus
- done Exploration of Medieval monuments
- done See the National Garden and the hidden ancient ruins
- done See Evzones, the National Guard
You will be picked up anywhere in: Monastiraki square, Athens
What you can expect
The Hidden Athens, the past beyond the present experience will allow you to walk along the city through the eyes of a native Athenian.
You will see all the hot spots of Athens through hidden routes, and learn about past and present of Athens. Walk along the city in the steps of philosophers, conquerors, rebels and ordinary people, through the modern and ancient city routes. Hear the stories of social change from a local entrepreneur.
Be prepared to travel through the stories that lie beyond the present of this historic city.
You will be able to have the best views of the hot spots of Athens, such as Acropolis, Panathenaic Stadium, Temple of Zeus, Roman Agora, the Evzones the National guard and the tomb of unknown soldier, but we'll focus on the hidden gems. You'll explore medieval Athens, the Byzantine and Ottoman sites of the city. We won't go inside the monuments, but we walk around admire them in their splendour, while exploring the hidden paths of Athens.
Athens has a long history after the end of the Roman antiquity that remains unknown. You will discover the house of a saint, a catacomb, tiny churches, Turkish baths, remains of Byzantine monasteries, an Ottoman priest school that became a prison and signs of Capuchin Monasteries. You will learn the use of the ancient ruins during the medieval era and learn how conquerors left their sign.
Starting at Monastiraki square, I will give you information about the square and its hidden history,
It is a magical journey through the steps of ancient Athenians alongside with the steps of philosophers, through the modern city’s routes and the everyday life of the locals, learning the history behind the ancient ruins and also several urban myths that will catch you by surprise… Because Athens has many stories to tell!
You will see the most famous hotspots in Athens, but you will be guided trough routes that only locals know!
Join me and discover the history of Athens!
This is the plan
City tour details
- checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
- closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date
I am Eleni and I am native Athenian, I deeply love my city, its history and the complex contemporary life, I know every corner of it and its hidden gems, the sleepless city and night life, I will be more than glad to guide you and show you everything in the city. From an hour till the whole day be sure that you will have the most emotional experience in Athens!
I am interesting in travelling, getting to know other cultures, showing travelers around Athens and Greece, meeting people, connecting them, organizing events and having lots of fun.
In the past years I have been volunteering in the Public Relations of ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments and Sites), which has turned into a part-time job. I have also organised numerous events on a voluntary and professional basis - meetings, conferences and music events.
After a series of life changing events I decided to follow my passion and start my own start up, being fully committed to promote the cultural heritage of Athens. I am still a member of ICOMOS and registered for Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau as Athens Destination Specialist (ADSP) and also a social entrepreneur.
Can't wait to meet you in one of my 3 Athens tours! Check them out and choose the one you like best!"