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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 think I spent most summers of my childhood traveling from Athens to Paris by car while crossing several other countries. Actually, most of my childhood memories are linked to those endless travels and the joy of discovering something new or redi...

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"I just got back from Athens and I must say that the authentic home cooked meal at Korina's was excellent..after a long day of work Korina came home and cooked our meal including entree,wine and lamb..if you ever have a chance to try this you must, you won't be disappointed."

disappointedMontreal

"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

"Our guide was superb and not only set the tone for our stay in Athens, but our approach to our whole holiday. The idea behind this 4 hour walking tour is to show the different areas of Athens but it's so much more than that. As newbies to the city, with very little to use as a reference point, this tour was brilliant.’’"

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