Join this tour and understand how Athens has evolved to the city it is today: A city in layers, where the ancient, the ottoman, the neoclassical and the modern city coexist.
During our tour you will visit some landmark buildings that were pivotal to planning a contemporary European capital from scratch after centuries of oriental influence.
Our steps will take you to neighborhoods where the footprint of the Ottoman Empire is still present. You will grasp a true sense of orientation in the city and start making sense out of the apparent chaos of modern day Athens and its people.
You will step on ancient streets, cross ancient walls, descend underground to watch an ancient river still flowing and walk along sacred tombs.
At the end you won’t be seeing Athens as a tourist anymore, but as it truly is: a complex, fascinating, multi-layered city
-English / French speaking guide
-City map highlighting the transformations of the city through 2.500 years
-Food or drinks
Walking pace: Easy
Languages: English, French
Starting times: 09.30 am daily
Maximum group size: 12 people
Hi there! I am native Athenian who belongs to the new generation of Greeks that believe that Greece is more than just ouzo, bouzouki and souvlaki. I have a passion for discovering hidden corners of Athens and unveiling the secrets of this complex and diverse city. I have travelled extensively in Greece and abroad and love cultural crossings, great conversations and authentic, delicious food! Some time ago I decided that I wanted to show travellers Athens in the same way I do when I travel, off the beaten path, so I set up my tour company called Alternative_Athens. If you are travelling to Athens or Greece me and my team can help you plan your trip in a creative, fun and non-touristic way,so just drop a line anytime! Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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