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the neighborhoods of athens

Come with us around this very old modern city, and see how it evolved into one of Europe’s most interesting urban spaces. See Athens the way Athenians see it, beautiful and yet often messy. We won't just show you the city; we will share it with you, in the true tradition of Greek hospitality.

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the neighborhoods of athens

I was about five, and I was taking part in a school celebration. Dressed in a traditional costume like all the other members of my “troupe”, I was waiting to recite the lines of the poem I had painstakingly learnt by heart. At last, my turn came. ...

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"Tour was awesome! Nice and intimate and Nikos was an awesome guide. So much knowledge about the city and street art and food!! Highly recommended :-)"

Colette

"Alternative Athens does it right! There is no better way to get a feel and taste of authentic Athens than accompanying Zoe on a delightful tour of off-the-beaten path food delights. We discovered amazing side streets while learning about the history, fine art and traditions of wonderful treats. This was an amazing way to begin our Athens adventure. Zoe brought the heart and soul of Athens to a never to be forgotten culinary stroll."

Cathi A - USA, TripAdvisor

"Excellent full day tour with really good guides. Thanks for the many fascinating stories, for the really good local food and talks, it is definitely something worth to try! George, our archaeologist tour guide in Delphi was fascinating, telling ancient Greek myths and stories in both very professional and friendly manner."

Zalan01 - Sweden, TripAdvisor