Why not soak up the best Athens has to offer with a morning stroll through its most iconic landmarks and local gems? Enjoy this half-day tour led by one of our expert local guides and take in the sights as you wander around some of the most historic areas in the city, including the neighborhoods of Plaka, Anafiotika, Syntagma, Psirri and Monastiraki.
Prepare yourselves for what is sure to be an unforgettable stroll through the many faces of Athens. Meet up with your archaeologist local guide at Syntagma Square, from where a tour full of interesting insights into the history and local life of Athens will begin!
Watch the Greek Presidential Guards – the evzones – outside the parliament building, and gaze around the historic area of Syntagma. Take a stroll along the winding pathways that make up the aristocratic Plaka and discover some of Athens’ most historic landmarks and centuries-old churches. Admire the view over the entire city from the slope of Anafiotika, an island-like neighborhood just below the Acropolis, where you will have the opportunity to take some of the most stunning photos of your trip.
Let the scents of the blossoming flowers and the sight of the colorful neoclassical houses overtake your senses and guide you to a beautiful café. There, you will taste a cup of reviving, traditional, Greek coffee, while discovering the reason why this daily custom is an integral part of Greek culture. When you are done with your coffee, continue your walk until you reach the grounds of the Roman Agora. Admire its long porticos and the imposing Gate of Athena, as well as the first weather station in the world: the impressive Tower of the Winds.
The tour will bring you to the buzzing Monastiraki square, from where you will explore the popular flea market and its quirky, multi-colored shops. Your final destination will be the local-favorite neighborhood of Psirri, filled with both modern and traditional coffee shops, local eateries and interesting street art. Let the true character of Athens enchant you during a walk that will show you more than meets the eye; from antiquities to local haunts and from coffee shops to graffitis, this is your chance to explore Athens the way only few visitors do!