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Welcome to Alternative Athens!
Εxplore local life and venture off the beaten path to discover the authentic side of Greece with our top-rated tours and experiences.

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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.

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These may be times of uncertainty, but nothing keeps true travelers at heart from the pleasure of exploring 😊 From our side we have taken great care so that your experience is as pleasurable as safe!

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It was while I was in Vietnam that I came across Vivien Greene's famous quote, "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain,” and I thought, yes, that's what I'm learning here.

I'd gone there right a...

Pavlina
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Pavlina, a tour leader here in Alternative Athens

Awards & Accolades

Testimonials

"It’s not only ancient sites that are interesting to see in Athens! Our terrific and fun guide took us through the neighborhoods that are the social and political heart of contemporary Athens. Well worth it and highly recommended!"

John M

"This is your chance to experience the spirit of modern Athens. Our eyes opened to this wonderful vibrant city - we loved Athens. Several hours of walking and talking with our new Athenian best friend. Don’t miss this tour!"

Drew J

"My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Athens Neighborhood tour. Our guide gave us some indepth history and interesting facts about the history and evolution of the Athenian neighborhoods. An awesome and very informative walking tour."

Promod L

"LOVED the comic book workshop! Our hosts were so incredibly engaging and we had so much fun. The cellar we did the workshop in was the coziest and most enchanting little library. Brick and stone walls with black bookshelves filled with comics set the scene for a truly pleasant two-hour adventure into Grecian mythology."

Ruth Loh