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Ariadni

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What is the difference between looking into a microscope and looking into a telescope? In one case something minimal becomes intelligible, in the other, something immense. But in both cases you end up with a whole new dimension being captured into a small circular surface and if you approach your eye to that circle, it becomes your own field of experience for that moment.

Now think of everyday life and of those moments where it feels like something immense meets something tiny and where this instant seems to last forever. This happens to me when I suddenly get caught by a random stain on the pathway as if it were a painting revealing a thousand stories. When I was taught about the roots of jazz in an anthropology lecture and I discovered this old recording of slaves’ chants in the cotton fields that started resonating with my own heartbeat. When, meeting a new person, an intimate link is created, as if I was recognizing someone I don’t actually know. Then time and space seem to expand and I find myself completely immersed in the experience of the moment, feeling grateful, feeling alive.

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Tina

Founder

In 2010, the Greek crisis hit and the country went into freefall. I was left without a job, a car or even medical insurance, and there was little perspective of finding a new job any time soon.

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Angelos

Head of Reservations & Operations

Camus once mentioned that a single truth, if it is obvious, is enough to guide an existence. Although it may sound unreasonable or perhaps simplistic at first glance, for me it proved to be right.

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Andreas

tour Leader

I grew up in a neighbourhood called Nea Smyrni. The first settlers here were refugees from Asia Minor. People in our neighbourhood are proud of where they come from.

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Pavlina

tour leader

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain

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Elli

Finance Fairy

Elli doesn’t really like to talk about herself, so we’ll do it for her!

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Vassia

tour leader

There is a book I like a lot. Its final sentence reads: “It is never too late to have a happy childhood”. 

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Niko a.k.a. Rude

tour leader

It must have been at the end of middle school when I discovered graffiti. My new hobby began stealing ‘precious’ time I could have used for studying for school. I realised that action had to be taken...

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Elizabeth

tour leader

The French poet Arthur Rimbaud once wrote that "Eternity is the sea mingled with the sun " and I guess there' s a little bit of truth of that in me.

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George

Travel Designer

Life should be like bungee jumping: we're meant to take leaps in our lives, moments when we choose to be daring and forget to be afraid.

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maria

tour leader

Growing up, I had always thought that life always puts us on the right path. As I got older, however, I discovered that...

 

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katerina

tour leader

I am a fan of poetry. Poems have the ability to paint a picture in just a few words… especially while traveling.

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antigoni

tour leader

There is a theory that claims that your name determines who you are. Antigone, the famous heroine of a Greek tragedy, defied the rules and for that she faced death.

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Tania

tour leader

I was about five, and I was taking part in a school celebration. When I stood behind the microphone, my mind went blank and my mouth went dry. Tears welled up in my eyes.

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Awards & Accolades

Testimonials

"We had a blast with Andreas! He was incredibly friendly, insightful, outgoing, and answered our tons of questions that came up about what life is like in Athens today. He truly made you feel like a friend."

AliasMil

"We had a great time on this tour. We loved learning about the history of the Olympic Games, learning different techniques for sporting disciplines, and visiting the Panathenaic Stadium. We also loved getting some gentle exercise, and the kids loved running a relay race! Our guide was excellent, fun, professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour for families with children. Something unique!"

JNicole78

"Our guide was Nikos, and he made this our favorite part of visiting Athens! We talked and laughed and had a great time! We met so many amazing local people in Greece, and fell in love with it because of the people that live there! Nikos was by far our #1 favorite local! He went above and beyond to make sure we had a good time. Thank you, Nikos!"

Mylissa R