See the best of Athens during a morning walk that's filled with surprises and contradictions. Enjoy a small-group half-day tour with an expert guide that consists of a walk through some of the city's most historic neighborhoods, including Syntagma, Plaka, Anafiotika, Monastiraki and Psirri.
Is there anything better than enjoying your breakfast and thinking about the exciting morning stroll you are going to experience during the rest of your day? You have landed in Athens, the centre of Greek culture! Don’t waste any time, just start your exploration!
Our local expert will be your guide for the rest of your walk. Starting your tour at Syntagma Square, you will admire the impressive building of the Greek parliament as well as the famous evzones. You will learn the historic importance of the area, one of the most important places in Athens.
Leaving Syntagma Square, through a beautiful walk, you will find yourself at Plaka, the most famous neighborhood of Athens! Beautiful neoclassical buildings, pedestrian streets, picturesque cafes and restaurants with appetizing flavors are everywhere around you. Your local guide will inform you about significant historical traits and help you discover a number of hidden spots.
Could you resist the temptation not to fill your suitcase with the fantastic souvenirs you are going to find at Adrianou street? In this place you will spend much of your time looking for the perfect keepsake of your trip. Numerous options here include clothes, jewelry, organic cosmetics, traditional delicacies, art crafts and so many other things!
After crossing Adrianou street, your local expert will lead you to the most picturesque and beautiful place of this area - Anafiotika. The whitewashed stairs, small cafes and tiny houses make you feel as if you were on a Greek island, justifying the name “an island under Acropolis”! And since Anafiotika deserves more of your time, your local friend will guide you to a beautiful café with a magical ambiance to enjoy a cup of traditional Greek coffee. If you are lucky and the weather is sunny, you will have the opportunity to admire the breathtaking view of the Acropolis and the entire city!
Through a lovely and scenic route, you will reach Dionysiou Aeropagitou street, the “grande promenade” of Athens. Your morning stroll goes on through a hidden shortcut. You’ll have a chance to listen to great stories from Greek mythologies and see the road where the Panathenaia (the Athens celebration) were held in the past. Here, you can also admire some of the most beautiful houses of the city.
Next stop of this walk will be the Roman Market, where you will be informed about the historic importance of this archeological place and admire Adrianos’ impressive library. At this point, you will learn a lot about the great monuments built in that area. You are already at Monastiraki Square, the most crowded and lively area of the city!
Following your local expert, you will walk to the well-known Flea Market with peculiar shops selling everything from Greek sandals to colourful beads to CDs.
Finally, you walk towards your final destination of this tour - the alternative corner of Athens: Psirri! Leaving back historical monuments, you can now see a neighborhood full of impressive street art with peculiar traits.
It’s time for you to decide how you want to end this city-centre tour - either with a tasteful traditional Greek pastry or with delicious Greek food and wine. The choice is yours!