See the best of Athens in a morning walk full of surprises and contradictions! Enjoy a half-day tour led by our expert local guide, and stroll to discover some of the city’s most historic neighborhoods, including Syntagma, Plaka & Anafiotika, Monastiraki and Psirri. Ideal for first-time visitors!
What you can expect
Rise and shine early & join us on an unforgettable walk under the fresh morning sky. You will meet our energetic local guide at Syntagma Square and this is where a walk full of fascinating insights into Athens’ history and mythology kicks off!
Watch the ‘evzones’ outside the Greek Parliament and take a look around the historic area of Syntagma Square. Wander around the flagstone pathways of the aristocratic Plaka to discover the Athenians’ favorite hidden gems, but also iconic landmarks like the Monument of Lysicrates and the first University of Athens. Take in the view of the whole city from the “balcony” of Anafiotika, a hidden island on the slopes of the Acropolis, and get your camera ready for the best photos of your trip!
Discover a Roman house underneath your feet and listen to peculiar stories from Greek mythology, while you walk by ancient monuments like the Roman Market and Hadrian's Library. Wander down the hidden road where processions of people used to celebrate the Panathenaic Games in honor of goddess Athena, and stroll around the most beautiful buildings of the city.
Our walk will lead you towards the buzzing Monastiraki, where you will check out the popular flea market, full of multi-colored shops. We will finish up our walking tour in the alternative & coloured-by-street-art area of Psirri where you will be invited to make an important choice: Greek pastry or Greek food and wine? Whatever floats your boat!
Why book this tour?
- A 4-hour Athens walking tour entailing a carefully mapped-out route through the most historic neighborhoods of the city: Syntagma square, Plaka, Anafiotika, Monastiraki and Psirri.
- A walk through important landmarks and monuments of Athens: the Roman Agora and the Tower of the Winds, the Monument of Lysicrates, the Library of Hadrian, and more.
- A perfect introduction for first-time visitors and an ideal tour for families. A unique walk revealing the beauty of Athens through its contradictions!
- A local expert guide & archaeologist, ready to answer your questions and share with you all aspects of living in Athens!
- Available daily as a private tour - please send us an inquiry.
One of the best tour in Athens conducted by the fabulous tour guide Eleni
We were in Greece for 14 days and we went on a tour everyday but this one was one of the best. The tour started on time and we had Eleni as our tour guide and she was excellent. Eleni spoke perfect English, she was very energetic and charming; she was absolutely passionate in explaining and sharing with us so many historical information about Greece. Make sure that you wear good shoes because there will be a lot of walking but the tour was so interesting that time would go by very fast. Take this tour only if you want to learn a lot about Greece and for tour guide, you must ask for Eleni; she simply stands out to be the best because of her caring personality and professionalism.
Visited: December 2017
Highly recommend Xenia as your tour guide!
We had an amazing time with Xenia as our tour guide! She customized our tour based on what we wanted to see. We spent the whole day with Xenia from 9am-5pm. She was pleasant company and we had so much fun with her! We loved Athens and highly recommend using this company to show you Athens.
Visited: August 2017
Athens Highlights Morning Tour
This was our first visit to Athens, and this tour was the perfect introduction to the City. Our guide, whose name I wish I could remember!, was wonderful. She had a degree in archeology, so her knowledge of the City and history was superb. She took us to spots that weren't your typical tourist spots while also working in the must see sights. This was billed as a small group tour anyway, but on the day we went, it was just our party of two, so we got personalized attention we weren't expecting. If you are looking for a great tour of Athens that isn't so touristy, this is it.
Visited: July 2017
I went on the Athens highlights tour with Eleni and she was terrific. Excellent knowledge and she curated the tour to my taste and interests. I highly recommend! I was running a little late at the beginning and Nikos was very responsive and easy to connect with, so everything turned out well.
Visited: July 2017
Small-Group Athens Highlights Morning Walk
Our tour guide Penelope was an excellent tour guide. She was well versed with the history and the local attraction and knew every insight. Indeed it was unique walk revealing the beauty of Athens through the eyes of a local. Covered all the main attraction around Athen city. My two young boys truly enjoyed the experience too and the tour guide stopped to explain and answer all the questions my boys enquired. The tour guide didn't rush us through. Was a beautiful morning walk around Athens. Highly recommend if you want to know the insight of Athens like a local!