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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Athens Private Tour

This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Athens from a unique perspective! Get to know Athens on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, with city highlights, hidden gems, storytelling, and a local treat - this tour has it all!

Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Athens at its best but from the eyes of a local. Check out main landmarks like Ancient Agora, Hadrian Library, Areopagus (Mars Hill) and uncover hidden gems and city secrets with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. And the cherry on top, a local treat is included.

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

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3 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Private tour
    • Local Guide
    • 1 local drink/tasting
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Entry/Admission - Monastiraki
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Agora of Athens
    • Entry/Admission - Hadrian's Library
    • Entry/Admission - Roman Agora
    • Entry/Admission - Areopagus
    • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
    • Entry/Admission - Arch of Hadrian (Pili tou Adrianou)
    • Entry/Admission - Zappeion Conference & Exhibition Center
    • Entry/Admission - Hellenic Parliament
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Adrianou Street, Odos Adrianou Plaka, Athens 105 55 Greece

    Meet & Greet: Say hi to your local host at the coffee island opposite Thiseion Metro Station and get the perfect introduction to your tour as you get ready to explore the oldest district in Athens, Plaka

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Monastiraki, Athens Greece

    Monastiraki Square: Find out why this square is one of the most famous meeting points in Athens and hear more about its long history, from past to present

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Monastiraki, Athens Greece

    Shopping Time: Wander through the Monastiraki flea market, and check out its collection of small shops where you can find almost everything!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient Agora of Athens, Adrianou 24, Athens 105 55 Greece

    Ancient Agora: Pass by the Ancient Agora of Athens and let your host recreate the ancient Athenian life with their storytelling skills, from Athenian Democracy to the meaning behind the Agora in the lives of ancient Athenians and more

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Hadrian's Library, Areos 3, Athens 105 55 Greece

    Hadrian Library: Hear how this landmark is not just a regular “library”, your local host will point out its cultural relevance and history as you admire it from the outside

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Roman Agora, Polignotou 3, Athens 105 55 Greece

    Roman Agora: Spot the Roman Agora and discover more about the use of the ruins through the ages

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Areopagus, Acropolis, Athens 105 58 Greece

    Special Viewpoint: Follow your host to Areopagus for a great view of the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Nike. This spot is one of the most beloved spots for the locals, especially during sunset and night!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Plaka, Athens 10556 Greece

    Coffee Break: Sit down in a delightfully quiet spot under the Acropolis and enjoy a cup of Greek coffee as you ask your host more about the life in Athens

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Acropolis, via Dionysiou Areopagitou str., Athens 105 58 Greece

    City Island: Discover an oasis in the middle of the city, a hidden island with tiny houses and narrow streets that for most tourists goes unnoticed. You’re lucky you have a local by your side!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Arch of Hadrian (Pili tou Adrianou), Leoforos Amalias, Athens Greece

    Greek Ruins: Admire the outside of two majestic Greek landmarks, Hadrian Arch and the Temple of Zeus, and hear more about their remarkable meaning in ancient history

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Zappeion Conference & Exhibition Center, Leof. Vasilissis Olgas, Athens Greece

    Zappeion Treasures: Take a walk through the beautiful National Gardens and see the Zappeion Hall as well as its gardens, one of the most “recent” architectural gems that decorate Athens

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Hellenic Parliament, Parliament Mansion, Athens GR-10021 Greece

    Parliament Traditions: Before saying goodbye to your local host, go to the Presidential Mansion where if you’re lucky you might be able to see the changing if guards ceremony

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    360 Degrees Hotel, Pl. Monastirakiou, Athina 105 52, Greece
    Return Detail :
    Athens 106 74, Greece
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Private tour: only you & your local guide
    • CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Post Covid-19 regulations are applied to this product with regards to the number of participants, delivery methods of the tour and content of the tour.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-24380P293

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