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George

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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. I am most alive in those moments of free-falling, whether it's actually jumping out into thin air or just making the same kind of gravity-defying decisions in my own life, like the choice I made when I was studying Hospitality and Tourism Management to concentrate on the field of Food and Beverage. And when I found that this wasn't the path I wanted to be on, I jumped again, taking with me the lessons I'd learned along the way, including the importance of finding an environment that helps you grow and become a better person.

This time, my leap of faith took me to a different field in the tourism industry, the world of Travel Design. I attended seminars and workshops that prepared me for what I'm doing today, and when I interviewed for the position of Travel Designer at Alternative Athens, I knew that this company was the perfect fit for me! What I enjoy the most is the great team spirit. Here, your colleagues help you achieve your goals, both professionally and personally. In fact, I'd say this leap was one of the best professional choices I’ve made so far in my life, and it's been so good that, for now at least, my “jumping-mania” is focused only on the real deal as I organize and join in on extreme free-falls all around Greece in wonderful places like the Samaria Gorge, on the island of Crete. What do you say – want to give it a try with me? You might find that you love it, too!

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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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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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Ariadni

tour leader

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

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Awards & Accolades

Testimonials

"The whole family agreed- it was the best day we spent in Athens! We loved taking this family day trip to Delphi with our knowledgeable guide and kind driver. Not only were we able to learn about the history of the Delphi site, but also about the smaller towns in the area. Meeting craftspeople in the village really made this tour special. This tour is very well organized to avoid the crowds at the archaeological site, and includes a yummy lunch. If your travel plans include the time to spend a day outside of Athens, I highly recommend taking this tour with Alternative Athens."

nkeredn

"This tour was excellent! A three hour walk through the most interesting districts of Athens looking at the latest street art. Our guide Nikos was superb - well informed, engaged, and super friendly."

Costi S

"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