Hidden Athens: The Past & Present


The Hidden-Gem Explorer

Hidden Athens: The Past & Present

Spoken in: English, Ελληνικά

( 63 reviews ) star City tour Athens 1 - 12 watch_later 3 hours
  • Best views of Parthenon and Temple of Zeus
  • Admire the National Garden & ancient ruins
  • Discover hidden gems along the way
  • Learn about Greek history & culture
  • Hear the stories about Greek lifestyle
  • Wander around the bohemian streets

You will meet here: Monastiraki square, Athens

What you can expect

Join me for a unique tour that blends the past and the present of Athens. 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 or Roman Agora. You'll explore medieval Athens, the Byzantine and Ottoman sites of the city. We won't go inside the monuments, but we walk around to admire them in their splendor 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.

If there's any specific place that you would like to visit get in touch with me and I'll create an experience just for you.

PLEASE NOTE: Me or my colleague Dionysis a knowledgeable archaeologist and Withlocals originals guide,can offer this tour to you

This is the plan

Meeting point
Monastiraki square
Stop 1
Discover the medieval monuments and history, and their connection with the antiquity
Stop 2
Discover the remains of the Ancient city Plaka & Anafiotika
Stop 3
Enjoy a refreshment & a traditional Greek sweet
Stop 4
See then most famous hot spots in Athens
Stop 5
Head to Panathenaic Stadium, Zappeion Exhibition Hall and National Gardens
Stop 6
Parliament and the Tomb of Unknown Soldier with the National Guard

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City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 12 persons
Meeting point
Monastiraki square, Athens
Guest pick-up
possible (extra charges)
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
Private guide
Not included
entrance fees


The Hidden-Gem Explorer

63 reviews


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!"

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