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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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Tania, a Guide here in Alternative Athens

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"This tour is an excellent opportunity to see and learn about a different Greece than the one in most tourist books. Highly recommend."

Vincenzp

"Your food tour was one of the best we have been on and we have been on at least a dozen in Europe and the States. We will talk fondly about this tour in the future and it will be the standard of excellence that we will compare other food tours to."

Janholis – Italy

"A great way to start off your visit, get your bearings and immerse yourself with a local guide. This small group tour was an in-depth lesson in the history, food, architecture, culture and politics of Greece and Athens through the lens of distinct, beautiful and funky neighborhoods. Andreas, our guide, was top notch!"

Patricia M