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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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tailor made tours

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.


I grew up in this neighborhood of Athens. It's called Nea Smyrni. The first settlers here were refugees from Asia Minor. People in our neighbourhood are proud of where they come from; they respect history because many of their grandparents or grea...

Andreas, a Guide here in Alternative Athens

"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

"A perfect day. Alternative Athens is very fortunate to have such gifted guides!"

taiter – Orkney

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