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Kotzia Square (Plateia Kotzia) Tours

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Kotzia Square (Plateia Kotzia)
Kotzia Square (Plateia Kotzia) is located in central Athens, Greece and is lined with neo-classical buildings from the 19th century. One of the buildings here is the City Hall of Athens, which is decorated with busts of famous Athenians such as Pericles and Solon. Another impressive building on the square is the National Bank of Greece. The square was built in 1874 and was originally called Loudovikou Square. The current name is for a former Athens mayor, Konstantinos Kotzias. This square was the starting and finishing point of the men's and women's road race events during the 2004 Summer Olympics. 

Ancient ruins and antiquities were discovered here, and now you can see them on display in the center of the square. Tombs, a small building, and part of an ancient road are all on display, reminding us of the long history of this city. In the areas surrounding the square, visitors can find pedestrian streets with plenty of shopping and several restaurants and cafes, some right on the square with outdoor seating.

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Kotzia Square is surrounded by Efpolidos Street, Athinas Street, Kratinou Street, and Aiolou Street. To get there, take the metro to Omonoia Square and walk a few minutes south.
Address: Kotzia Square, Athens, Attica, Greece 10551, Greece
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Athens For Foodies: More Than A Greek Food Tour

Athens For Foodies: More Than A Greek Food Tour

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Go behind the scenes in Athens to taste authentic Greek cuisine on a food and walking tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Experience daily life in the city as you visit a variety of eateries and discover culinary gems that are favorites of the locals. Enjoy enough tastings to make up a generous meal and understand why Greece is famous for its delicious cuisine. Visit the Athens Central market, bakeries, traditional taverns and restaurants, and explore historical sites that few tourists see.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.35
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$78.35
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Withlocals Connect - Athens Favorite Food & Flavour Walk

Withlocals Connect - Athens Favorite Food & Flavour Walk

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Discover the delights of authentic Greek cuisine with a private, three-hour food tour of Athens. Let a professional food journalist guide show you how real Athenians eat as you visit a traditional market, mouthwatering bakeries, and a cafe near the Acropolis for tastings of the best local products. Learn about typical ingredients found in Greek cooking, and get tips on the best places to drink and dine while in town.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.98
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$40.98
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Withlocals Off-the-Beaten-Track Private Covid-19 Regulated Tour in Athens

Withlocals Off-the-Beaten-Track Private Covid-19 Regulated Tour in Athens

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Discover a side of Athens beyond the ancient monuments and crowded tourist spots with a private guide well-versed in the Greek capital’s counterculture. Check out hip cafes, art galleries, bookshops, and public spaces tucked into lively neighborhoods that most tourists miss. Learn about the social and political movements that inspired vibrant street art, enjoy the views from a secret lookout point, and taste a treat from a favorite local bakery.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.72
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$27.72
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Athens Small-Group Food Tasting Tour

Athens Small-Group Food Tasting Tour

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Let your taste buds do the exploring on this small-group tour focusing on the best of Greek cuisine. Led by a local guide, you’ll set out on foot to sample such classics as creamy feta, rich olives and olive oil, and sesame seed-crusted ‘koulouri’ (bread). Wash it all down with a glass of strong, licorice-flavored ouzo. Your guide will even take you to a local delicatessen, where the owner will divulge the secrets to Athens' best eats. A small group limited to 12 people or less ensures a more intimate, personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.73
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$88.73
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Small-Group Walking Tour in Ancient Athens Ruins and Markets

Small-Group Walking Tour in Ancient Athens Ruins and Markets

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Get an insider’s look into the best Athens has to offer on this small-group tour of the ancient city. Explore the city with a private guide who can share insights into the local history and culture. You’ll visit the culturally rich squares of Ktozia and Monastiraki and get an up-close look at the UNESCO-listed Acropolis. Avoid the hassle of a big group with this small-group tour, designed for 12 people or less.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$71.12
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$71.12
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PRIVATE ONLY Off The Beaten Track SAFE Walking Food Tour in Athens

PRIVATE ONLY Off The Beaten Track SAFE Walking Food Tour in Athens

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Taste the best of Athens, all in one day: this wide-ranging, private food tour will introduce you to authentic bites and vibrant neighborhoods. Pick between several daily start times and meet your guide in central Athens. Over the course of your excursion, you’ll see where locals shop at a bustling market, will enjoy meze dishes at a traditional tavern, will indulge in sweet treats like baklava and lukoumades, will discover spice vendors, will sample the city’s best souvlaki, and much more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.11
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$64.11
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Athens Gourmet Food Small Group Walking Tour with Tastings

Athens Gourmet Food Small Group Walking Tour with Tastings

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Discover Athens' food without having to guess your way around its markets and menus on this half-day walking tour. Find and taste treasures such as organic olive oils and pastries easy to pass over if alone, and discover artisanal stores and eateries mostly only known to locals. Plus, as you talk and taste, hear background and snippets you could only get from a guide. A choice of departures provides flexibility.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.96
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$81.96
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Greek Private Food Walking Tour - Taste (Y)Our Way

Greek Private Food Walking Tour - Taste (Y)Our Way

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Immerse yourself in Greek cuisine on a private 4-hour gastronomy tour. Together with your guide, visit the top markets, including Athens Agora, and food establishments that the city has to offer.  Begin with sweet treats such as koulouri (a circular bread with sesame seeds) and bougatsa (breakfast pastry), moving on to traditional cheeses and olives.  The non-stop food adventure continues with coffee, souvlaki (skewered meat), and other savory dishes.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.64
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$144.64
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Athens LGBTQ Culture & Hangout Spots Private Tour

Athens LGBTQ Culture & Hangout Spots Private Tour

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Less well-known for its LGBTQ scene than for its cultural history and monuments, Athens is a city full of surprises. Get underneath the city’s skin, and take a deeper look at what makes Athens tick, on this journey to explore the city’s LGBTQ community, culture and lifestyle. Visiting cruising areas and hidden bars known only to locals, get right among this thriving part of Athens’ city life.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.45
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$55.45
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Private Walking Tour- Bites of History and Gastronomy

Private Walking Tour- Bites of History and Gastronomy

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After your pick up from your location we head to Syntagma / Constitution square, which is fundamentally connected with the first official Greek Constitution and political developments in the 19th and 20th centuries.We return to Syntagma square to tell the story of the luxurious Grande Bretagne Hotel. . Palia Vouli / Old Parliament building at Kolokotroni square, where stands the imposing statute of Theodoros Kolokotronis, one of the most distinguished leaders of the Greek Revolution against the Ottomans We cross Athinas street getting to the Varvakios Agora (Athens Central Market). This is literally the Grand Central Station of food, where people from all walks of life converge to discover the freshest and most delicious ways to satiate their hunger. .Further down on Evripidou street we will stop at the well-known “Miran”charcuterie, to taste “tsipouro“ or “ouzo” with delicious Greek specialties when our tour will finish, your guide will accompany you to your location.
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  • 4 hours
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$201.29
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$201.29
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Athens Extreme Bites Afternoon Food Small Group Tour

Athens Extreme Bites Afternoon Food Small Group Tour

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Delve into the world of Greek cuisine and sample some of the nation’s lesser-known flavors on this small-group tasting tour in Athens—limited to 12 people. Arrive hungry, and follow your guide to four different food stops throughout the city. Discover top attractions like the Acropolis and Monastiraki Square, and lose yourself among the cheese, fish, herbs, and vegetable stalls of the Central Market.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.16
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$138.16
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Athens Food Small Group Walking Tour: Taste (Y)Our Way

Athens Food Small Group Walking Tour: Taste (Y)Our Way

Being in the center of the pathways between the East and Europe, Greece has always enjoyed a great variety of influences, some of the most important of them involving the great family of foods and tastes of its capital, Athens. Stroll down hundreds of years of culinary tradition that gave birth to one of the most recognized and healthy diets of all time, the Mediterranean Diet. In this 4 hour private tour you will visit some of the oldest traditional markets of the capital, taste typical salty and sweet Greek delicacies like the loukoumas and the cheese pie, explore all kinds of herbs and spices and the worldwide famous Greek olives, olive oil and, obviously, the souvlaki. You will also experience some of our most cherished everyday habits, like enjoying a Greek coffee or a glass of ouzo accompanied by a selection of small dishes (meze) in some of the oldest establishments of the historical center of Athens.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.40
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$90.40
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Private ( All Inclusive) Visit Acropolis & Food Tour

Private ( All Inclusive) Visit Acropolis & Food Tour

This tour will take you to Athens in all possible ways. We will find Ancient Athens everywhere on this route.Our first stop will be the most beautiful, the most ancient and the most imposing monument in the world. The Acropolis. Then we proceed to visit the most beautiful Neoclassical building in Europe. The Academy's main building is one of the major landmarks of Athens and part of the so-called Trilogy. The organization of the Academy of Athens, whose title harks back to the ancient Academy of Plato, was first established on 18 March 1926. After this visit we head to the heart of Modern Athens and try our 'Tastings' to get to know it better. We will see Varvakio .... Varvakios Agora (Athens Central Market).Finally we will stop at the well-known " Miran ", a taste of" tsipouro "or" ouzo "with pastrami, delicious sausages and smoked pork from the north or south of Greece.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$372.90
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$372.90
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Private Athens Vegetarian Food Tour

Private Athens Vegetarian Food Tour

Greek gastronomy is heavily based on a vegetarian diet and now you have the opportunity to see it yourself on our private vegetarian food tour across Athens! Let your local foodie guide you around Athens' city center, introducing you to the best veggie spots of the city! See where local veggies enjoy meat-free meals and learn about the local produce of the Greek land that has bee nurturing the people of Greece since ancient times!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.33
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$119.33
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The Instagrammable Places of Athens with a Local

The Instagrammable Places of Athens with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. If you want to spice up your Instagram feed and impress your friends with stunning shots from your travels then you are at the right place! Let me show you the most beautiful and impressive spots in Athens and guide you with some useful tips to take good pictures with your phone or camera! Of course while strolling through the city and taking photos of the most unique places (like Plaka or giving you the best view of Athens!) you will also get to know more about Athens and learn about its secrets from a local's perspective. Join me on this adventure to give your insta feed an upgrade. Make sure you don’t book this experience too late, as we don’t want to miss the golden hour!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.72
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$27.72

Dinner in Athens food tour

Dinner in Athens food tour

Dinner in Athens food tour is a real treat for your evening. A unique way to enjoy Athens by night on a tour. Stroll around the uncrowded streets. Eat like a local.Learn about history and food culture. Visit 6 local shops. Taste authentic food, more than 15 tastings. Wonder around the streets of Monastiraki and Psyri, a vibrant area full of craft shops, bars and taverns. Taste the traditional koulouri, sweet sesame bread at an old bakery since 1926. Visit a local pastry shop for a selection of delicious greek pies , spinach, feta cheese, meat, sweet custard. Enjoy a family-run charcuterie since 1922, for a platter of cold cuts, curred meat, and local greek cheese paired lovely with "tsipouro". Savour the famous street food souvlaki-gyros at a shop since 1952. Experience how it feels to taste the real greek yogurt made of sheep milk with raw honey and walnuts. Discover Athens oldest bar for a glass of wine surrounded by colourful liquer bottles and huge wooden barrels.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.20
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$147.20

Authentic Old Athens food tour

Authentic Old Athens food tour

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The Old Athens food tour a great walk full of colours, flavours, smells around the narrow streets of Athens. Experience of discovering the best local hidden foodie spots. Authentic old family-run shops that they pass on for generations. Visit Varvakeios agora: a vibrant fish, meat and vegetable market. Voices and laughter filling the roads and sidewalks around them, bringing nature’s best – right to you.Over the course of 3,5 hours of the old Athens food tour, you will have the chance to explore the city beyond guidebooks.Taste traditional recipes and learn the history of gastronomy around mediterranea. An urban tapestry that will bring you closer to the real beauty of Athens in every shop, in every bite.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.00
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$92.00

Sunday food tour in Athens

Sunday food tour in Athens

Sunday is special in Athens, in the morning the streets are quiet. Its lovely to see families out together and friends meeting to just enjoy a coffee, a meal or take a stroll downtown. A morning walk under the shadow of the Acropolis. Discover the most picturesque neighbourhood of Athens, Plaka.Enjoy a fragrant greek coffee before we explore Monastiraki’s famous flea market and Psyrri. In fact, it’s the day when the flea market really is a flea market and not just a collection of small shops. A pleasant stroll as we taste our way through authentic local shops, discovering vibrant, colourful markets and the best-hidden food gems.It is always nice to visit old shops that they pass from generatios, places where locals cherish. During our walk, we will talk about the origins of the recipes and history of gastronomy before we arrive at an old local tavern, for a long tasting of the best traditional Greek dishes. We will finish the tour with the real greek yogurt with raw honey, since 1930
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.20
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$147.20

Total Athens Hidden Local Food Spots Tour Extreme Bites and Posh Happy Hour

Total Athens Hidden Local Food Spots Tour Extreme Bites and Posh Happy Hour

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Eat and drink like an Athenian on a combo food tour and bar crawl designed for adventurous eaters and nightlife seekers. Bypass the tourist traps and venture into local neighborhoods to try ‘extreme’ Greek dishes you won’t find anywhere else. Wash it all down with creative cocktails at some of Athens’s hippest watering holes, and get tips on where to continue the party from a fun-loving guide.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$230.69
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$230.69
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Full-day Small Group Athens Walking Tour with Food Tasting

Full-day Small Group Athens Walking Tour with Food Tasting

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The UNESCO-listed Acropolis is undeniably the star attraction of Athens, but the ancient Greek capital also has a wealth of sights to discover away from the tourist trail. This full-day small-group walking tour will introduce you to the real Athens, as you shop at the local markets, explore the vibrant Plaka neighborhood, visit a secret garden and sample traditional Greek foods.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$204.07
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$204.07
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Private Athens For Foodies: More Than A Greek Food Tour

Private Athens For Foodies: More Than A Greek Food Tour

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Doing a DIY food tour of Athens may give you only a sketchy take on its cuisine. This private walking tour steps in: casting a wider, deeper light on the city’s tastes and culinary customs. Watch locals shop at the Central Market, chat to vendors, and visit traditional food spots for 15 tastings of treats such as moussaka and desserts, all accompanied by food stories and tips you’d otherwise miss.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$314.02
per group
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$314.02
per group
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Total Athens Lifestyle Tour - Extreme Bites, Posh Happy Hour & Twilight Athens

Total Athens Lifestyle Tour - Extreme Bites, Posh Happy Hour & Twilight Athens

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Get the real Athens experience on this tour that takes you from the old town to the hippest city neighbourhoods, diving deep into local food and exploring the hottest drinking venues in town. Embrace the Athenian lifestyle as you eat your way through the city like a true local – and find out why Greeks love to party all night long!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$347.30
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$347.30
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Off Beaten Private Food Tour Express

Off Beaten Private Food Tour Express

We will have a lot of tastes about traditional greek food. Will start with the famous Koulouri and then with a Greek coffee and tastes. Then Fruits and olives. Next stop with Greek meze, like Tzatziki, Tyrokafteri, Meat balls, Salads, Potato Salad and Tsipouro. Loukoumades from a traditional shop. Baklava and Kataifi, the famous sweets. Visit Meat, Fish and Fruit Market.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.94
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$37.94

Private Walking Tour in the Heart of Athens

Private Walking Tour in the Heart of Athens

Visit Athens famous streets with landmarks, enjoy a walk through the famous Monastiraki Flea Market and the urban city streets around it, enjoy the pedestrianised Dionysiou Aeropagitou Street and Thisseio. Explore the National Garden and Zappeion Hall, see the Asteroskopeio, the observatory, the historical Technical University, and Syntagma Square.Take a chance to see the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Handrians’ Arch as well as other city highlights
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.54
Price varies by group size
From
$120.54
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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