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Welcome to Alternative Athens!
Discover local life and venture off the beaten path with our top-rated tours and experiences!

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Private itineraries, fully customized and impeccably delivered! Based on your interests and you travel needs, we’re here to make sure you enjoy every step you take and every little detail we show you.

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"Tess comes from the Byzantine name Theodosia; in ancient Greek, this means “God gives”. It came to me as an inspiration not from Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urberville’s, but from a much more superficial 80s movie with Harrison Ford and Melanie ...

Tess
Head of Travel Design
Tess, a Head of Travel Design here in Alternative Athens

"Our guide was superb and not only set the tone for our stay in Athens, but our approach to our whole holiday. The idea behind this 4 hour walking tour is to show the different areas of Athens but it's so much more than that. As newbies to the city, with very little to use as a reference point, this tour was brilliant.’’"

AlanK

"Our Night tour went above and beyond any expectations. We had such an amazing time, we're still reminiscing about the night. We weren't just customers, we were friends on a night out. I can't recommend this evening out enough!"

Deidre R

"Lena and Kristos were fantastic. They fed us lots of food and drinks. The best part, however, was the discussions we had with them. Whenever I travel, I always try to schedule a meal with a local family, or a cooking lesson, and I've never been disappointed. You'll learn so much about the culture! We spent almost four hours in their home and left with a new understanding of the Greek psyche."

jennykvb, Brooklyn, New York