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Sprawling up the northern slopes of the Acropolis and peeking above the rooftops of Plaka, Anafiotika is a tiny enclave of steep, cobbled alleyways lined with squat, whitewashed stone houses reminiscent of villages in the Greek Islands. The area was developed by skilled craftsmen from the Cycladean island of Anafi, who arrived in Athens in 1843 to work in the building boom that followed independence from the Hellenic Republic. Taking advantage of an ancient decree that allowed people to keep their property if they could build it between sunset and sunrise, the islanders worked on grand neo-classical palaces by day and their own cramped quarters by night.

Part of Anafiotika was torn down in the 1950s and now only around 50 of the artisan dwellings remain, tucked between the miniscule churches of Agios Georgios tou Vrachou and Agios Simeon, both also the work of the Anafi islanders. Their descendants still live in their mini-homes, amid splashes of color from scented gardens and balconies awash with bougainvillea and pots of scarlet geraniums.

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Hidden Athens Small Group Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens

Hidden Athens Small Group Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens

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Escape the well-trodden tourist track and discover a quieter side of Athens on this leisurely walking tour. With a local guide, explore the tucked-away areas around the slopes of the Acropolis and uncover their ancient and recent past. Stroll around the cobbled Plaka, Athens’ Old Town; and delve into Anafiotika, where the sugar-cube houses mirror a whitewashed Cyclades village. Discover the ancient sites of Mars Hill and Philopappou Hill, and savor a delicious Greek picnic and glass of wine as you gaze over Athens sprawled below.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.27
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$60.27
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Athens at Night Small-Group Walking Tour with Dinner

Athens at Night Small-Group Walking Tour with Dinner

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Discover the most ancient and atmospheric quarters of Athens on a small-group night walking tour. Feel the weight of history while passing the Greek and Roman Forums, and admire views of the illuminated Parthenon and Acropolis as the city's nocturnal energy comes alive in pubs and cafes. Catch the sound of the ‘laterna’ barrel piano drifting through doorways as you wind along narrow streets, and then complete the evening with a delicious Greek dinner in a traditional tavern.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.45
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$102.45
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Athens Legends: Gods and Myths Private Tour

Athens Legends: Gods and Myths Private Tour

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Get an on-the-ground lesson in Greek history on this private walking tour. Explore the atmospheric streets of Athens while learning about the myths and legends of ancient Greece from an informative guide. Visit the Trilogy of Athens, learn about neoclassical architecture, explore the Central Market and hear about Hermes, the God of Commerce, explore the colorful local spice market and more on this affordable half-day outing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.54
Price varies by group size
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$32.54
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Acropolis Private Skip the Line and Hidden Gems Tour

Acropolis Private Skip the Line and Hidden Gems Tour

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On this skip-the-line tour, you'll save time visiting the Athens sight you’re most excited to see: the Acropolis. You’ll whiz past the crowds, and hear fascinating commentary about the UNESCO-listed site. Your itinerary also leaves time for highlights including Hadrian’s Library and the Roman Agora, as well as hidden gems such as the tiny village of Anafiotika and Greek Orthodox churches. Please note the admission to the sites is not included in the price of the tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.96
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$80.96
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Athens Old Town: Monastiraki and Plaka Small Group Walking tour

Athens Old Town: Monastiraki and Plaka Small Group Walking tour

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This small-group walking tour is ideal for travelers who want to venture beyond the top tourist attractions of Athens. By exploring the city with a guide, you’ll discover hidden alleyways and unusual sites that you wouldn’t find alone. Visit the neighborhood of Plaka, and finish the tour in Monastiraki. 
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.37
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$37.37
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Athens Heart Small Group Walking Tour

Athens Heart Small Group Walking Tour

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The ideal introduction to Greece’s history-packed capital, this small-group, half-day walking tour covers the highlights of Athens. Discover a storied heritage spanning thousands of years, from the hilltop Acropolis to the iconic changing of the guards in front of the Hellenic Parliament. Tours include a complimentary Greek tea or coffee.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.29
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$66.29
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Hidden Anafiotika and the Mythical Hills of Athens Walking Tour

Hidden Anafiotika and the Mythical Hills of Athens Walking Tour

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Explore central Athens on a walking tour focused on the neighborhood of Anafiotika and the city's hills. As you follow a guide along ancient pathways that lead to Mars Hill (Areopagus), Pnyx Hill, and Philopappos Hill, learn about the long history of the area and enjoy views of the city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$198.88
Price varies by group size
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$198.88
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Acropolis, Plaka and Anafiotika Private Tour

Acropolis, Plaka and Anafiotika Private Tour

The amazing Acropolis and the old City of Athens! A unique private tour to dive deep in the history of Athens. Visit Parthenon, Erectheion, the Temple of Nike, Propylaea and see the amazing view from Acropolis! After the Acropolis you will visit the old city of Athens, Plaka. Stroll in the road and walk around the hill and to this charming old neighborhood. Plaka is full of cafés and restaurants so you will have time for a quick coffee and a snack! It is one of the nicest parts of Athens to wander around. Plaka is a must-visit for all first-time visitors, a great place to buy souvenirs. Anafiotika is a colorfull neighborhood in Plaka located on a hill above Plaka district. You will forget the city sounds and get the feeling that you are walking through the alleys of a Cycladic island. Stroll around the little alleys and admire the white cubic houses with bright painted shutters and carved wooden doors! You will think that you are in a Greek Isalnd.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$240.74
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$240.74
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Acropolis Athens Classic eBike Tour

Acropolis Athens Classic eBike Tour

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Discover the top sights of Athens with ease on an electric bike tour, led by a local guide. Hop on your electric-powered bike, and make light work of Athens’ attractions following a route that’s mostly traffic-free. Ride around the Acropolis rock and ancient agora, delve into historical Plaka, see the Bath House of the Winds, and more. Stop to savor a traditional Greek coffee, and learn about the sights via the crystal-clear headset commentary from your guide. Numbers are limited on this small-group tour for a more personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.20
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$55.20

Private Downtown Athens Tour

Private Downtown Athens Tour

Admire the change of Evzones guards, stationed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Greek Parliament. Stroll through the Greek National Gardens. Admire Zapeion Megaron, walk down Herodes Atticus road and see the Greek Presidential Residence. Continue to the Panathenaic Stadium and the Temple of Olympian Zeus the largest of the ancient Greek temples, one of the first to be conceived and the last to be completed. After a quick break for beverages our tour continues in the picturesque shaded streets of Plaka one of the most iconic areas of Athens. Discover the secrets of classical antiquities such as the Ancient circular Lysicrate’s Monument. Your tour will finally take you to the vibrant Monastiraki area, where you will have the chance to get to know Hadrian’s library, the Roman Forum and the Flea Market. Our tour ends at Monastiraki Metro Station where our guide will provide you a Parthenon Tours souvenir.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$236.25
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Plaka & Acropolis Surroundings: Audio Tour on your Phone (no entry to sites)

Plaka & Acropolis Surroundings: Audio Tour on your Phone (no entry to sites)

Discover the best of Athens, the surroundings of the Acropolis and the beautiful Plaka area, with an immersive audio tour & a detailed map of the route. Your tour begins in Plaka, where you will enjoy a leisurely stroll covering the highlights of this most nostalgic neighborhood, including the Tower of the Winds & the Anafiotika, a small piece of Cycladic heaven at the heart of Athens. Then, you will walk around the cobbled paths that surround the Acropolis hill to discover some fascinating stories from its rich past and end your audio tour outside the stunning Acropolis Museum. This is an unmissable opportunity to enjoy a pleasant stroll around the historical area of the Acropolis hill and get introduced to its highlights and some of its most unexpected secrets. The tour doesn't cover the Acropolis site and the Museum, but will provide you a comprehensive overview should you wish to explore them on your own! * Tickets to the archaeological site and the museum are not included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.45
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$14.45
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Magical Afternoon in Athens & Local tips

Magical Afternoon in Athens & Local tips

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We will show you the old and modern way of enjoying the city of Athens. Join us to experience a magical afternoon with locals! We'll meet at Monastiraki Square and we will walk around Plaka while enjoying a drink among the center's many souvenir stores and taverns. Then going up, we will enjoy a magical view of Athens by sunset! After capturing the moment of the wonderful Seven Hills of Athens with pictures on the sunset and the Acropolis on the background, we will walk to the islandic alleys of Anafiotika, the most stunning area of Plaka. Going back down, we walk through the famous graffiti streets where you will have the chance to learn their stories and secrets. All along the way we will share with you the best instagram spots of Athens-pictures taken by "Vrontis II". And we keep the best for the closure: Souvlaki & reccomendations of course for the rest of your vacation in Greece! Tip: If the city is too hot to walk, don't worry, pame paralia (greek saying)! (Info upon request)
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.13
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$30.13
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Private Athens Highlights Morning Tour with Coffee Break

Private Athens Highlights Morning Tour with Coffee Break

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Get under the skin of Athens and add a dose of local coffee and culture into the mix on a leisurely 4-hour small-group walking tour. Stroll around top attractions including historical Syntagma Square, charming Plaka and the Roman Market with a local guide, and discover tucked-away corners including the dinky whitewashed cottages of Anafiotika, trendy Psiri, street markets and more. Stop to enjoy a cup of classic Greek coffee at a popular café, and learn all about Athens’ history and daily life in the Greek capital.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.67
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$122.67
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Have fun & Learn Playing Riddle Games in Plaka Athens-Private Family experience

Have fun & Learn Playing Riddle Games in Plaka Athens-Private Family experience

Are you in Athens with your family? Join us for an interactive and adventurous tour full of playing and learning under the Rock of Acropolis in the narrow lanes of the old town of Athens in Plaka.Strengthen your family bonds playing riddle games and learning the ancient and modern history of Athens through conundrums. Learn about the Greek mythology, listen to the story of Acropolis under the imposing Rock. Use the hints that will lead you to the next clue. Feel like an Athenian of the old times and follow your life-coach guide experienced in family bonding games! Reaching the end solve the last conundrum and discover the true essence of Greece! For all your efforts we award you with a souvenir to remember this lifetime experience! More than interesting and friendly for kids over 10.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$333.64
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Discover Plaka, the old neighborhood of Athens

Discover Plaka, the old neighborhood of Athens

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Join a photographer for a private photoshoot in the atmospheric Plaka neighborhood, where narrow streets, historic houses, and ancient ruins offer a picture-perfect backdrop. Making the most of the natural light and scenery, you’ll create beautiful images to remember your time in Athens.
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  • 2 hours
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$42.19
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$42.19
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Private Ancient Agora, Monastiraki and Plaka Tour

Private Ancient Agora, Monastiraki and Plaka Tour

We start our journey at Tzistaraki Mosque, one of few surviving examples of a mosque in Athens. We then visit Hadrian’s Library, which was the largest in Athens and with its columned façade and high surrounding walls, is built to impress. We make a stop to admire the Ancient Agora including the Stoa of Attalos, the most impressive building in the Athenian Agora. We then stroll through Avyssinia’s square where you will have the chance to purchase special items from the traditional local antique shops. We will then make a break for snacks and beverages at Monastiraki square. The tour resumes with a stop at the Roman Forum, Tower of the Wind and the Madrasah Gate. We then pass through the picturesque neighborhoods of Plaka andAnafiotika and get to know Ermou Street, the most famous commercial road in Greece. Our tour ends at Syntagma Metro Station where our guide will provide you a Parthenon Tours souvenir.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$236.25
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$236.25
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Athens in a Click Small Group Photo Adventure Tour

Athens in a Click Small Group Photo Adventure Tour

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If you’re tired of taking blurry photos on your travel camera, or you’re a shutterbug who just doesn’t know where to start in Athens, this group tour will give you the skills and sights you’re looking for. Led by your guide, a professional photographer who can help you get the most out of your photos, explore picturesque, old-fashioned neighbourhoods like Anafiotika and Plaka, vibrant counter-culture areas like Psirri and bustling metropolitan sights like the Monastiraki Flea Market and the Varvakios Agora.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.87
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$117.87
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Indulge in a Photo walk w/t an Architect

Indulge in a Photo walk w/t an Architect

We will start strolling around the city centre and we will pass by some of the main monuments and archaeological sites of historical Athens. We will take photos from different points depending on weather conditions. Based on the group's interests we may focus on archaeological sites, traditional buildings, temples, sculptures and fountains. We will wander around the picturesque streets of Plaka and Anafiotika and you will feel like a local!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$65.43
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$65.43

Acropolis and Athens Old Town Walking Tour

Acropolis and Athens Old Town Walking Tour

Get to know Athens and its Acropolis with the old town Join a small group tour for a perfect introduction to the Greek Capital Combine history, archeology, and local neighborhood experiences in Athens Follow your expert guide to learn about Greek mythology and history in the Acropolis Discover a little hidden gem dormant the little village of Anafiotika hidden for many tourists
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.45
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$102.45
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Private walking tour- Enjoy a Sunset Tour in Plaka

Private walking tour- Enjoy a Sunset Tour in Plaka

After your pick -up from your location, we will enter the old alleys of Plaka, passing by the Lysicrates Monument, Tripodon street, old taverns, and well-known residences. We will walk next to the Rizokastro wall, climbing the stairs of the Anafiotika neighborhood to admire a panoramic view of Athens, and we will pass by the old University heading towards Monastiraki. Step by step, Plaka will lose its touristic edge and, despite its bustling streets, it will soon begin to feel like home. With this tour, we will attempt to go beyond the façade, delving into the human aspect of this community, which has remained vibrant for centuries and has inspired numerous Greek and foreign artists. Accompanied by the echo of the old “laternas” or the cantatas that, once upon a time, used to be performed in these streets, we will recount stories of love and betrayal.Our tour will finish at around 19:00(low season) and 21:00(high season) and your guide will accompany you to your location.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.64
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$144.64
Price varies by group size

Private Custom Tour with Local Driver in Athens or Nafplio with Lunch

Private Custom Tour with Local Driver in Athens or Nafplio with Lunch

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Customize your Greek adventure on a private day tour from Athens. The itinerary is based on your personal preferences and you can choose from the Epidaurus theater, Cape Sounion, and many other points of interests. Private end-to-end transportation - with complimentary wifi - allows you to cover more ground comfortably. Your guide is always on hand and reachable by a provided mobile phone while you’re exploring independently. The tour also includes lunch at a restaurant off the beaten path.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$331.33
Price varies by group size
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$331.33
Price varies by group size
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Private Athens Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

Private Athens Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

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Memorialize your time in the Greek capital with a private, 1 to 4 hours photoshoot and walking tour in Athens. Stroll through some of the city’s most picturesque locales with a professional photographer guide and have your photo taken against the backdrop of ancient ruins, lush gardens or typical Athenian streets. Learn about the city’s history along the way, and receive a web gallery of high-quality images of you and your sweetheart, friends or family.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$239.86
per group
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$239.86
per group
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Private Full Day Athens Photography Tour

Private Full Day Athens Photography Tour

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Discover the highlights and hidden treasures of Ancient Greece and learn the tips and techniques of professional photography on this guided, full-day, private photo tour. Walk the city streets and the outskirts of the Greek capital. Learn practical tips from a professional photographer guide, capturing the details that many amateurs miss. See the city from an entirely new perspective and get creative pictures to make memories that last a lifetime. Hotel pickup, drop-off, and transportation are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$360.40
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$360.40
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The Hidden Stories under Acropolis!

The Hidden Stories under Acropolis!

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- Why did Zeus ask his son to hit him on the head? - What does the 2004 Greek football team have to do with the first King of Greece? - Why are there a church and a mosque so near to each other on the central square of Athens? -What is the stracture of the Roman Agora, that few of us would dare to enter inside today? - Where is the old Parthenon that was destroyed in 480 BC? - What is the most bizarre monument which you can also find in New York, Sydney and Oxfordshire? - What is the secret symbolism of the Acropolis? >>>You want to know more? Come walk with me under the Acropolis to experience Athens like a VIP! The whole activity is interactive as you will participate in a Challenge Game during the tour! Old photos, paintings and pictures are also part of the tour! Don't miss it! PS:The tour doesn't include any visits or tickets inside archaeological sites. Instagram @hiddenstoriestours
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.48
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$27.48

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