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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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Testimonials

"Vassia was lovely and a great source of information around all things in Athens, both historical and current. We learnt more from this tour than any guide book could tell you. I appreciated the telling of Athens story from a local. Highly recommended.’’"

seeingred17 – Southambton

"Our tour guide was perfect. She knew how to gage the group, she gave us enough information for it to be enjoyable without turning this into a university class. It was simply pitched perfectly. I learned a lot and I enjoyed it 100%.It made the Acropolis and all of the ruins come alive, make sense and really enjoyable."

Njaire1, TripAdvisor

"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."

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