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.

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!

Read More

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.

Read More

George M.

Born in Athens in 1986 and still here! I’m fluent in English, friendly and communicative. This city has so much to offer and l am here to help you by giving you plenty of suggestions for great places to eat and drink or just explore the city. You could also join me on a street-art safari around the city, to find new murals.

Read More

Thanasis O.

Being made of 60% water, 10% fat and various other ingredients, I am pretty much like each one of you reading this text right now. And just like you, during my trips, I strongly believe that the best way to learn about a place is by meeting its living part: the locals. Born and raised in the city you’re about to visit, I can’t stop exploring it and being surprised by its secrets (and all those still waiting to be discovered). My favourite area is the historic centre, its hills and the stories behind its thousands of years of history. Wander with me, won’t you?

Read More

Maria Antonia T.

Hello, my name is Maria Antonia. I was born and raised in Athens, but I also come from Lisbon, Portugal. I love both my countries, their history, culture and people. I have always regarded myself as an inter-cultural and travelling soul, always striving to broaden my cultural horizons by connecting with people from different countries. And this is the main reason why I decided to become an Athens Local. Together, we will immerse ourselves in the heart of beautiful Athens, by strolling through its bustling alleys and main squares, and by capturing vivid images of its past, present and future.

Read More

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.

Read More