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Elizabeth

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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 rediscovering something I had missed in my previous trip.  At the end of each of those road trips what I missed the most was the sea, the feeling of peace and plenitude it filled me with. I felt that no holidays could be complete without spending a few days by the beach, days that had to end staring at the sun disappearing behind the mountains. 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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Tina

Founder

In 2010, the Greek crisis hit and the country went into freefall. From there begun a great and long adventure...

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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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Katia

travel designer

As I was growing up, I jumped on every opportunity to create friendships without linguistic or other kinds of borders. It was never enough. 

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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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Vassia

certified guide

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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George

Accounting Associate

As Euclid said, the laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God. So, maybe the reason I developed an inclination to mathematics is because I was so connected to the earth since my childhood.

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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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Josephine

tour leader

‘We must be willing to get rid of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us’. And so I did!

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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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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 an amazing tour through the sites with stories about the gods and goddesses with our kiddos, ages 5 and 9. I highly recommend Alternative Athens! Not only did we have a great guide, but we were also greeted and treated to excellent customer service. This tour was a highlight of our trip!"

Rosanna

"A must do! I enjoyed this tour SO much! Our guide was really knowledgeable and kept us engaged throughout. The idea of the tour itself is really interesting and a departure from stuffy historic facts recounting. If you have the time, definitely worth the money :)"

Dalia Y

"Our guide was excellent, very kind, informative and tailored our tour to the ages and experience of our group. It was a long tour, with a break for lunch, which was at the right time in the tour. He also made the museum tour interactive with truth and dare, which was fun for the teens. I highly recommend Alternative Athens. If we had more time, we would have booked additional tours with this company."

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