Sightseeing in Athens

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100% With locals

Who you see is who you get.
The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

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are private, meaning exclusively
for you.

a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
Our hosts share it with you.

Sightseeing spots in Athens

Sightseeing is one of the elements that makes a trip gain some perspective. A trip is supposed to entertain, relax but also broaden the visitor's mental and image horizons. Therefore, sightseeing in should be on the top of your things to do in Athens list. What is more, sightseeing combines your sensory input on the monuments with your personal experience. As a result, you will create once-in-a-lifetime memories.

Apart from the obvious choices such as Acropolis, sightseeing in Athens includes miscellaneous options. While the heart of the city is drawing all the spotlights, Athens outskirts are also worth your attention. The mountain of Ymittos can be a great place to take artistic pictures while you enjoy some fresh air and a wonderful view over the city.

But, the best of Athens' sightseeing is yet to come! Beauty can be found in the most unlikely places. Thankfully, Athens has a lot of hidden spots that wait for visitors to explore them. A local host can help you locate such beauty all over town. You can even capture such images of beauty with your camera.

You can even take the Athens' sightseeing experience one step further. Along with a local host/driver, you can circulate all around the city in search of the latent and mysterious aspects of the city. Having a local who can drive by your side increases the potential of sightseeing in Athens. For example, you can make pit stops to take pictures of lovely seaside sunsets and you can personalize your tour based on your preferences.

The list of monuments and attractions for sightseeing in Athens is never-ending. Therefore, you should make your choice count by choosing a local host to guide you through the best of the best.

Top highlight tours in Athens

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Eileen Agathi

Shop 'til You Drop in Athens

My family had a shopping tour with Agathi in April. She was very upbeat during the tour despite the constant pouring rain for the entire duration of it (think soaked through sneakers and socks). Her communication prior to and during the tour was excellent, and she took my requests for stops on the tour with ease as well as making some suggestions, especially given the weather. Thanks Agathi!

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Jackie Agathi

Athens’ Tastiest Vegan Food Tour

I don't think there are enough wonderful words to describe our Vegan Food tour of Athens with Agathi.

Prepare for a longer review as I want to make sure I hit all of the high points!

Even if you aren't vegan (which I'm personally not but my wife who was also on the tour is mostly vegatrarian), Agathi straight away said she can personalize what we would be eating depending on how open we were to try things blwhen we first met up.

The food we ended up trying along the tour were: freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh nuts and dried fruits, spanikopita (which we chose cheese and spinach pies), tasting a variety of Greek olive oils and Greek liquors/alcohols at Dia Tafta, and vegan souvlaki (which looked like any meat-lovers gyros and tasted like them too!).

All of which are from local spots that are off the beaten path and that was exactly what we wanted to experience. As authentic to Greece as someone that lives here can give us. We love to abosrob other cultural experiences and Greece was no exception!

Never once did Agathi make us feel rushed walking from place to place, or even when we were spending extra time looking around Dia Tafta at some gifts to bring back home. In all honestly she could have told us we didn't have time or that we could come back later after the tour to purchase gifts and such.

She provided not only ancient and more modern history of Greece, but we also got to know Agathi on a more personal level instead of the usual one sided experiences when touring.

I can only say that it was like catching up with an old friend as we spent a little over three hours with her - despite having only just met!

I can't recommend booking a tour with her more, she was so lovely! By far she was our favourite WithLocals tour and guide - even including ones we'd already done in Greece or other countries.

My new joke is that I want to keep all of the wonderful Greek people we've met on our honeymoon, and bring them back to Canada. Agathi is no exception!

Book a tour with her - you won't regret it.

Love from two very happy Canadians! 🍁

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Samuel Melina

Greek Cooking Class with Organic Products

Melina was an absolutely wonderful host, i can’t say enough how much fun we had and how much we learned. There was never a dull moment, as Melina shared her vast knowledge of Greek culture as we cooked. Her ingredients were fresh and local and the food neither of us had tried before. We can’t wait to copy her recipes for our families back home. The best part of the evening, however, was melina’s infectiously good attitude and humor.