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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

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"Highly recommended - it will make your visit to Athens! We had a fabulous half day with Ilias trying lots of delicious Greek food. We were stuffed at the end of it! Ilias was really knowledgeable about both the food and the history of Athens and was also really lovely. All the food stops were great and we went back to some of them after the tour. We also got lots of good tips on places to visit after the tour from Ilias."

187069Amy - UK, TripAdvisor

"Traveling to Delphi was wonderful. But what made the experience the best part of traveling to Athens were the guides and staff of Alternative Athens-Elisavet and Tania were so great!! . Yes, it's more expensive than maybe some other touring companies, but it's entirely worth it. I hope to travel back to Greece soon and I will certainly be reaching out to Alternative Athens for another tour."

Sarah Y

"Christina took us to places one would just walk by and never know they were there. It is a great tour to see some of the unique details of Athens. Well worth the time and the cost is very reasonable."

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