Unexpected Athens Orientation Walk
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Unexpected Athens Orientation Walk

Highlights

Come with us around this very old modern city, and see how it evolved into one of Europe’s most interesting urban spaces. See Athens the way Athenians see it, beautiful and yet often messy. We won't just show you the city; we will share it with you, in the true tradition of Greek hospitality.


  • See six different neighborhoods, ranging from working-class havens to boutique boulevards.
  • Hear how Athens was transformed from a town into a modern city, all in the shadow of its own ancient glory.
  • Uncover hidden spots with stories to tell or treasures (edible, wearable or collectible) to offer.
  • Stop for coffee in a secret courtyard right in the middle of one of the city’s busiest spots.
  • Catch up with what the city’s doing now – its street art, its new hotspots, its creative scene.

Description

This is a tour about the true heart and soul of Athens. It’s a tour about its people, its habits – old and new-, its everyday life and its secrets.


During this walk you will witness some of Athens’ greatest contrasts: From theOld Royal Palaceand the city’s posh areas, wherethe rich and famoushave always settled, to thehotbed of rebellious young thinkers, that has been associated with forward-thinking and social experimentation, where students gather to argue the issues of the day.


You‘ll see buildings ofamazing architecture, that reflect the vision of modern Athens as a successor to the glory that was Ancient Athens, as well as architecture that represents the Modernist and inter-war movements. As you are slowly discovering the city you will learn that there are many secrets that lie beneath the surface and that the past is always just a few steps from the present…

You’ll also get a chance to explore somegentrified neighborhoodsthat are devoted to small businesses, but now they’re all interspersed withtrendy eateriesandfunky little bars. This is where you can see some of the city’s beststreet art, come across a new jewelry designer, or shop for vintage clothing at one of the retro boutiques.


And as modernity coexists with tradition, you’ll find out how theOttomanpast is still alive inAthens’ flea market, one of the liveliest neighborhoods of the city, where the old and the new generations still meet today.


By the end of our tour, we hope that you’ll have seenthe true soul of Athens and its people,a city with a thousand stories still standing, as it has since ancient times, right on the border between the East and the West.



What's Included

  • English Speaking Guide

Additional Information

  • Please make sure you are at the meeting point 10' prior to the tour's start time.
  • Tour not available on November 17th, December 6th, December 25th & 26th, January 1st, Easter Sunday.

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Alternative Athens

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