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Εxplore local life and venture off the beaten path to discover the authentic side of Greece with our top-rated tours and experiences.
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.explore
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.COUNT ME IN!
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...
"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."
"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."
"The street art was impressive and varied. There was so much to discover and see. I highly recommend this tour if you want to get out of the touristy areas and see amazing artwork."