our team

Elli

Finance Fairy Photo of Finance Fairy Elli

Elli doesn’t really like to talk about herself, so we’ll do it for her! As the one holding the purse strings at Alternative Athens, “Miss Elli” is both feared and loved by all of us. Her desk is her castle where no one is allowed to touch anything! There, she has secret magic boxes where she hides spare tour tickets and obscure invoices. No one would have ever imagined that working with a Finance Officer would be that fun! But above all else, what makes Elli a great Alternative Athenian and special to the whole team is that she has proved to be the biggest moral support in hard times and a great friend!

Photo of Founder Tina.

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.

Read more
Photo of Head of Reservations & Operations Angelos.

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.

Read more
Photo of tour Leader Andreas.

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.

Read more
Photo of tour leader Pavlina.

Pavlina

tour leader

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

Read more
Photo of tour leader Vassia.

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”. 

Read more
Photo of tour leader Niko a.k.a. Rude.

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...

Read more
Photo of tour leader Elizabeth.

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.

Read more
Photo of Travel Designer George.

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.

Read more
Photo of tour leader maria.

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...

 

Read more
Photo of tour leader katerina.

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.

Read more
Photo of tour leader antigoni.

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.

Read more
Photo of tour leader Tania.

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.

Read more
Photo of tour leader Ariadni.

Ariadni

tour leader

What is the difference between looking into a microscope and looking into a telescope?

Read more

Awards & Accolades

Testimonials

"Great time visiting several neighborhoods. We also had two children who they were engaged the whole time. More interesting way to see the city than touring sites in a big group."

Edward - U.S.A.

"We had one day in Athens while on a cruise. Our guides made history come alive and took us to many hidden treasures that most tourists would not see. Both of them spoke excellent English and were very enthusiastic and friendly. I would highly recommend this small, innovative, private tour company to anyone."

Leslev C

"We loved all of the food we tried with our guide. We were only in Athens for one day on a cruise and still had time to explore Athens some more after the tour. We had a great time!"

Celena S