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.

Miltos C.

Having been born and lived in Athens for the majority of my life, I've developed a love for this city. I like walking her streets and exploring her secrets, and then sharing them with travellers from all over the world. I am 24 years old and I currently study Economics. I consider myself a citizen of the world, so I love sharing moments with people from all around the globe.

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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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Dimitris T.

I’ll leave the ancient / historical monuments and typical city landmarks to the pros and the travel books. I believe that mingling with locals and acting like a local is the best way for our visitors to get acquainted with the Greek spirit. So that’s what I offer you as a volunteer of “This is Athens with a Local".

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Yannis P.

I like exploring, sometimes with my camera.

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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?

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Dimitris M.

I love meeting new people from all around the world and showing them Athens' hidden gems.

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