Meet Our Locals

This is Athens with a Local is an opportunity to meet new people, visit hidden gems and discover the diversity of Athens. Our community of Athenians will show you around our city, sharing their knowledge and experiences.

Please take into consideration that our local volunteers do not accept payment or tips. They are not professional tour guides. For a guided tour of the Acropolis, or other monuments and museums, please visit the association of licensed tour guides.

Kostas Bakoyannis

Mayor of Athens  

Born and raised in Athens I can never get enough of this inviting, intriguing, exciting city. I love Athens for its variety, its' contradictions and the moments that it offers - there's no way that one gets bored! The hidden places, the out of space and out of time locations, the secret paths of a city that combines modern and traditional elements in such a unique way!
Let's discover Athens together!

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Danai B.

I was born in Athens and I have lived in the southern suburbs (Athens Riviera) for more than 40 years. The last five years I have been working to bring more tourists to my neighbourhood. Also, I collaborate with other citizens to make the archeological spots of our municipality known to others. I believe that Athens and the Athens Riviera can attract people with different interests. It is very important to me to show visitors the real (and rich in many ways), Attica and Athens.

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Katerina K.

Hey there! I consider myself very spontaneous, in a sense that I love to create, reinvent and experiment with new things. I studied and enjoyed engineering and I was one of the three women in Greece in my specialty. But life has a way of changing things so I found my true passion and that is to connect with people. It's amazing how sharing thoughts and ideas, interests or experiences can make such incredible bonds all over the world. I am a collection of the things that have inspired me through my life and those things include my city. Ι believe myself to be a very chilled and open-minded person. I love Athens because it’s the city where I was born and raised and where you can appreciate a contrast of diversity. I like to find the most authentic places of a city. Those places that make you connect with the people and want to come back to them. The Acropolis, temples and museums are impressive, but get to know the way real, everyday Athenians live and hang out.

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Katerina L.

I am passionate about the Olympic Games and I also like walking, art, cultural events - and Korea 여러분 안녕하세요!

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Nicole V.

Chemist, PM, MUA, creative thinker and dedicated reader. I was born and raised in Athens, left for 6 years to study in Cyprus and came back. I live in Zografou. Even though I have spent most of my life in Athens, I realise every day that there many amazing places that I have never visited, so I always try to explore this city - my city - and learn new places and things. I love walking around town, taking the train and exploring the areas around the train stations. I love exploring new street food places and tasting local and international dishes!

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Athanasios A.

Born in Athens, I am currently living in the Zografou area.     My main interests are: history, art, cinema, music, comedy, basketball,travelling, books and libraries.

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