Thomas Gravanis

Stroll around the neighbourhood where you’re staying in Athens and find out what lies within its back-streets and squares. Follow the locals and experience the area just like an Athenian.

Overview

Info

Potential starting points are the Info point kiosk at Syntagma, or a subway station near the neighbourhood. Locals are non-paid savvy Athenians providing their personal opinions and not professional tour guides.

Reviews

Lydia

The This is Athens organization and it’s volunteers are doing a wonderful job in showing their love for the city and give visitors a chance to meet locals outside the tourist industry. The Kypseli area was not known to us, but we found it very interesting to learn about it’s history and the recent changes in the area.

Visited Athens in December 4, 2022

Almira

This authentic walk with local must not be missed when in Athens.

Visited Athens in October 22, 2022

George and Susan V

We were so impressed with Danai B. She took us to the local areas of Athens that we wouldn’t have probably seen without her. She was very personable and very knowledgeable about the different areas and their history. We went to the Plaka area and to Anafiotika area. We loved them both. She took us to the various food markets and showed us various shopping options. We ended at a cafe that had lots of Greek food. She ordered many small plates of the best of Greece and we all shared them. It was wonderful. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a local guide. Susan

Visited Athens in September 8, 2022

Christiane

Sibylle was a perfect guide. The tour exceeded our expectations by far. After she knew our interests she changed the route to meet them. We would love to see her again some day.

Visited Athens in August 21, 2022

Tammy McGillivray

We went through Anafiotika which was amazing, followed by coffee and a chat. We visited Monastiraki Square, Athens market, took photos at Alice in Kookland & watched the change of the guards at Syntagma Square before returning to Plaka. Although I had been in Athens a few days I had missed some of these areas and really appreciated the guided tour with a local. I got to see street art and Anastasio explained some greek mythology and gave me an insight into greek alphabet. Would highly recommend this walk!

Visited Athens in August 21, 2022

Sara

We did this our first evening, to get a sense of our surroundings on our first visit. We are so glad that we fought through the fatigue and jet lag.

Visited Athens in July 11, 2022

Faith

I really enjoyed my walk with Danai. She shared alot of information about the places that we were at, it was informative and enjoyable. It really helps to give me a different perspective of Athens! I enjoy the places that she has recommended to me and my friend too.

Visited Athens in June 29, 2022

Anette

Dear Team,
thank you very much for your message. We had two tours with the local guide Dania, once in Vouliagmeni and once in Athens on the central market. It was very nice and we really liked it. Dania showed us many interesting places and things and explained connections. We were allowed to try everything on the market and got to know great cafes. We can only recommend this type of exploration and are happy that we were able to participate. We enjoyed it very much!

Visited Athens in June 20, 2022

Ilaria

Very nice and relaxed tour I enjoyed so much and I felt in the atmosphere of the city in a second! Lots of historic information and curios facts to know! Perfect!

Visited Athens in May 27, 2022

Ilaria

Very nice and relaxed tour I enjoyed so much and I felt in the atmosphere of the city in a second! Lots of historic information and curios facts to know! Perfect!

Visited Athens in May 27, 2022

Ilaria

Very nice and relaxed tour I enjoyed so much and I felt in the atmosphere of the city in a second! Lots of historic information and curios facts to know! Perfect!

Visited Athens in May 27, 2022

Ilaria Milan

Very nice and relaxed tour I enjoyed so much and I felt in the atmosphere of the city in a second! Lots of historic information and curios facts to know! Perfect!

Visited Athens in May 27, 2022

Ilaria Milan

Very nice and relaxed tour I enjoyed so much and I felt in the atmosphere of the city in a second! Lots of historic information and curios facts to know! Perfect!

Visited Athens in May 27, 2022

ora

it was great! we saw many places and learned a lot about the city

Visited Athens in March 23, 2022

Lynn Lotoski

We loved our walk Danai was great!! She was a wealth of knowledge. A perfect way to begin your adventure on Athens!

Visited Athens in November 1, 2021

Ron

We got to explore Pagkrati and fell for its contemporary urban charm, thanks to this program!

Visited Athens in October 16, 2020

Your Locals for this Walk

Andreas L.

Born in Munich and raised in Athens with a Swedish passport, I’m a passionate urban explorer. I work as a web developer/designer and am interested in startups and all things web and design.

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Yannis P.

I like exploring, sometimes with my camera.

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Vicky P.

Hi, I am Vicky - Greek but also a citizen of the world: I love my city (born and raised here) and I find any intercultural exchange just amazing! So far, I have met travellers from all continents, but my purpose is to have friends from every single country.

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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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Haris K.

I have travelled a lot and lived abroad, so I am aware that visiting a foreign town is all about its local vibes, hidden in the everyday street life. I am not the type to take you to museums or art exhibitions. But I can get you under the skin of an Athenian stroller who loves to go out and feel the atmosphere of the city lights. Be sure that we will visit neighbourhoods and spots that are not written about in your guides ;-)!

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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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