Off The Beaten Track in Alternative Athens

Off The Beaten Track in Alternative Athens

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  • Explore the hip, artsy neighborhoods of Athens
  • Go off the beaten path & discover hidden gems
  • Enjoy a local snack called ‘Koulouri’
  • Get an insider perspective on the daily life
  • See popular local hangout spots
  • Learn about the history of art street

You will meet here: Monastiraki Metro Station

What you can expect

Discover the alternative side of the ancient city of Athens. Stroll through the city’s unique neighborhoods and learn about their history. Your local private will show you all the authentic spots and uncover city’s secrets for you.

Begin your tour in the heart of the historic city, Monastiraki area. Admire one of the oldest church and pass different places which are hosting cultural events and exhibitions. Take a look at the unique souvenirs displayed at the flea market before wandering the streets of Psiri. Listen to your local guide stories and gain insights into the city’s modern culture.

Know for its hip bars, galleries, and theaters, the area is one of the coolest in the city. Make a stop at an old bakery and enjoy a tasty freshly baked ‘koulouri’, which is a circled bread stick. Tip: take care, it might be hot! Continue your walk through this hip area and pass by cool street art, interesting architectural buildings, and stylish venues.

Go off the beaten path and head off into the Exarcheia, a historical area where present and past mingle. The area’s full of young people, amazing street art and it’s a symbol of anarchist movements. Discover different political messages, hear the stories behind them and how the economical crisis influenced the social movement.

The last stop of your tour is Strefi Hill, a place from where you’ll enjoy an amazing panoramic view of the city. Enjoy an awe moment, take in the vibe and admire the beautiful view. Get your last recommendations from your private guide say ‘goodbye’ to your new local friend.

Take a look at hosts’ personal videos and choose the one you love them most. If there’s anything that you would like to add to your itinerary, get in touch with them and personalize your experience.

This is the plan

Meeting Point
Start in front of the small church in Monastiraki square
Stop 1
Peek inside the TAF, a new coffee and exhibition space
Stop 2
Sample a freshly baked Koulouri
Stop 3
Continue through the lively streets to a hear about the self-managed Theatre
Stop 4
Check out a hidden gem that was once home to the Kings horses
Stop 5
Stroll past an alternative coffee and bar with a great garden area
Stop 6
Continue onto Kotzia square and hear the stories of this changing space
Stop 7
Next stop by a radical thinking bookstore representing the social-political movements of Athens
Stop 8
Step into the heart of Exarcheia and wander through the self-managed park
Stop 9
Hear the story behind the memorial for Alexis Grigoropoulos
Stop 10
See the art work by one of the most internationally recognized Greek street artist, iNo
Stop 11
Walk towards Exarcheia square and Nosotros cafe a place for alternative thought and conversations
Stop 12
Stop by the central bookstore and meeting place in Exarcheia
Stop 13
Follow the road up to Strefi hill where you will see a spectacular view of Athens
Finish your tour at a traditional taverna with relaxing music and tasty food

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

City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
2 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Monastiraki Metro Station
Guest pick-up
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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.


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