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Hidden Athens Small-Group Walking Tour

by Athens Walks Duration 4h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveller Price is £45
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There's a lot to see behind Athens' hustle and bustle. Follow your guide through alleyways away from the touristy roads and explore the city as the locals know it. Discover hidden viewpoints over the city, pass by lesser-known landmarks and enjoy an authentic Greek picnic at Philopappou Hill.

Meet your guide at the Benaki Museum and begin with a relaxing stroll through the city's old town at Plaka. Enjoy the historic district's cobbled streets, Neoclassical architecture and Byzantine churches, all nestled at the foot of the impressive Acropolis.

Continue to Anafiotika, a pretty, village-like district with idyllic, whitewashed houses reminiscent of homes in the Greek islands. Your guide explains that Athenian workers from the island of Anafi were homesick, and so painted the buildings bright white to remind them of the sugar-cube villages of the Cyclades.

Next, head to the Ares Rock, a large stone promontory that was once used as a high court and public gathering place. Pass by Socrates' Prison, where the philosopher was sentenced to death, and arrive at Philopappou Hill. Get your camera ready for a fantastic panoramic photo over Athens. Marvel at the view and sit down for a well-deserved break, indulging in a traditional picnic complete with white wine and Greek delicacies. Pass by the Philopappos Monument as you return to the city centre via UNESCO-listed pathways.

There's a lot to see behind Athens' hustle and bustle. Follow your guide through alleyways away from the touristy roads and explore the city as the locals know it. Discover hidden viewpoints over the city, pass by lesser-known landmarks and enjoy an authentic Greek picnic at Philopappou Hill.

Meet your guide at the Benaki Museum and begin with a relaxing stroll through the city's old town at Plaka. Enjoy the historic district's cobbled streets, Neoclassical architecture and Byzantine churches, all nestled at the foot of the impressive Acropolis.

Continue to Anafiotika, a pretty, village-like district with idyllic, whitewashed houses reminiscent of homes in the Greek islands. Your guide explains that Athenian workers from the island of Anafi were homesick, and so painted the buildings bright white to remind them of the sugar-cube villages of the Cyclades.

Next, head to the Ares Rock, a large stone promontory that was once used as a high court and public gathering place. Pass by Socrates' Prison, where the philosopher was sentenced to death, and arrive at Philopappou Hill. Get your camera ready for a fantastic panoramic photo over Athens. Marvel at the view and sit down for a well-deserved break, indulging in a traditional picnic complete with white wine and Greek delicacies. Pass by the Philopappos Monument as you return to the city centre via UNESCO-listed pathways.

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Hidden Athens Small-Group Walking Tour

Activity Location

Athens

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Evangelismos Metro Station

    Vasilissis Sofias Avenue

    Athens


Highlights

  • Off-the-beaten-track areas & hidden gems of Athens

  • White-washed Cycladic-style architecture in Anafiotika

  • Tasty picnic with Greek delicacies & a glass of white wine

  • Breathtaking views of bustling Athens atop Philopappou Hill

  • Maximum of 10 people per group for an intimate experience


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of Athens

  • 1 glass of wine, snacks and water

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Check in is 15 minutes prior to tour start time.