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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

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

It all started during the period when the Greek crisis reached its zenith. A combination of many fruitless attempts in the Athenian job market as well as a huge loss in ...

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"Amazing Tour! It exceeded my expectations. Our guide Demetra was wonderful and had an amazing knowledge of history, archaeology and culture; she did a great job highlighting things of importance and interest, while not bogging us down with too much detail. Our tour included a number of cultural stops (wine tasting, icon painting, Greek lesson, tanner and bellmaker visits, stops for local sweets and food, etc.) and every stop added to the richness of our trip. I honestly cannot say enough good things about Alternative Athens and Demetra!!"

Elizabeth B, TripAdvisor

"Can honestly say this tour made our Athens visit. A great mix of history and fantastic bars with our guide Andreas. Follow up tips were also really good, we then had a great plan for the next two days for sights, food and revisiting the cool bars from the tour. Highly recommended!"

Deirdre J

"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