Orestis Seferoglou

Don’t just see the city, live it! Let the locals walk you through unseen Athens. Discover the people and stories that make up this glorious capital, full of colour, contrasts and unexpected beauty.



Potential starting points are the Info point kiosk at Syntagma or the City Hall. Locals are non-paid savvy Athenians providing their personal opinions and not professional tour guides.



I really enjoyed walking around the Ambelokipi neighbourhood with Katerina and seeing the city from the top of Lycabettus Hill. It gave me a new perspective on the city and Greek culture, while also getting to know a neighbourhood with its own personality.

Visited Athens in May 13, 2023

Dennis Clarke

We were impressed by the opportunity to join with a local to walk primarily the plaka neighborhood and learn about it’s culture, history, architectural variety, and the reasons buildings took the form they are today.

Visited Athens in May 3, 2023

Geraldine D Ong

The walk was a very good introduction to Athens and the neighborhoods. We scheduled the tour on our first day in Athens, so it was a good orientation to the city. We also asked for tips o how to navigate the city.

Visited Athens in March 23, 2023

Sally Kirkman

Fantastic way to see the real Athens. Can highly recommend.

Visited Athens in February 10, 2023


As it was the first day of my visit to Athens this walk was just like a quick overview of Athens :)

Visited Athens in February 2, 2023



Visited Athens in September 7, 2022


I enjoyed not only the different aspects of each area we visited but particularly the insights to life in Athens (past and present) Vivi was kind enough to share. There are so many hidden gems still to discover, but this walk certainly showed me parts of Athens I never knew existed and each quite beautiful in its own way. Certainly an insightful walk and I would recommend to anyone who comes to visit!

Visited Athens in September 9, 2022

Andy from New Jersey

Danai showed us around Plaka and all around the Acropolis. Later in the week, as we walked the city, we realized that Danai had walked us to the most important sites and showed us the popular and fun areas of Athens. We almost felt like locals ourselves!
Thanks very much.

Visited Athens in September 3, 2022


Great experiance to visit places that the locals know and hear intresting stories about the city and culture.

Visited Athens in August 18, 2022

Andy Stermer

Our walk with Danai was one of the highlights of our time in Athens! We toured a variety of charming neighborhoods we wouldn’t have visited otherwise and learned much about the city’s past and present. Waking with Danai, we discovered many hidden gems and insights beyond what you can find in a guidebook or blog. There’s no match for seeing the city through the eyes of a local!

Visited Athens in August 5, 2022

Enrico Giustiniani

unusual and pleasant places, well explained rour. excellent

Visited Athens in June 29, 2022


Total unforgettable local experience with Evi!
We had a nice walk around the neighborhood where she lived as a child, and a wonderful square full of typical, delicious and cheap restaurants. The best and cheapest meal I had in 10 days in Greece! Then, we went to a nice and original bar.
Another day, she showed me Kolonaki, the old and the new Parliament, Syntagma Square and the Guards, and then we walked around the Acropolis and Plaka District.

Visited Athens in May 12, 2022


It was intriguing and original, I would definitely recommend it.

Visited Athens in April 18, 2022


Mein Spaziergang mit Athanasios war super. Er hat das Auge für´s Detail und hat spannende Zusammenhänge erklärt. Ich habe wieder etwas mehr über Griechenland, "die Griechen" und Athen erfahren. Bravo!

Visited Athens in March 14, 2022


The 'walk' that I took with Danai left an lasting impression on me. I was lucky enough to meet with her more than once. Please see the 'rate the local' section for my full review.

Visited Athens in February 18, 2022


The best way to visit a city is to do so with a local. And I really appreciated the walk proposed by Kagkas. He was very friendly and showed me different parts of the city in a casual way. Something I truly love.
Thanks for everything

Visited Athens in October 6, 2021


We love the walk. It was really beyond our expectation and showed us an amazing part of Athens which is hard to know for tourists. We explored some local food (Dolma, Mydia, Baklava, Lukumades, Tzatziki, and of course, Moussaka) and streets with George and had a beautiful night view near the Acropolis. We had dinner together at a very stylish restaurant (lots of old vintage ads decorations on the wall) and the food was good there. The walk started from evening and lasted into late night, and it was a great time. Btw, the good thing of 'Athens with a local' is that the entire program is volunteered by local people who love Athens and like to share the beauty of Athens with tourists and is not at all commercialized as walks in other places.

Visited Athens in September 8, 2021

Julia & Fabienne

We had a great time!

Visited Athens in August 13, 2021


It was a cold breezy day, a perfect weather for a tour around the neighbourhood. We went to central Athens and were introduced to the sights (museums and architecture of the buildings), the delicacies (food, drinkks, sweets and desserts) as well as the culture of the community in Athens (education, politics, free canvas for grafitti etc). My husband and I truly enjoyed the walk as Danai shared with us the rich knowledge of Athens.

Visited Athens in January 20, 2020


It was a great walk!

Visited Athens in January 8, 2020

Lidia C

We started our walk at Acropolis metro station, went to Anafiotika, then to Plaka (Agora, library of Hadrian), Monastiriaki square, Central Market and ended at the Academia. It was close to a 2 hours walk.

Visited Athens in January 11, 2020

Your Locals for this Walk

Andreas L.

Athens is the city I call home, although I was born in Munich and have a Swedish passport. I love diversity and I am a passionate urban explorer!
I speak fluently English and German. I work as a web developer/designer, and I am interested in startups and all things web and design.

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Alexandros A.

An anonymous face in the multitude, I’m free to probe my surroundings for the clues and hints that may go unnoticed by others. A typical flâneur, I combine the casual eye of the stroller with the purposeful gaze of the detective.

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Constantine C.

Athenian by birth, and a trained architect, I love the historic layers of the built environment of my city.

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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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Dimitris M.

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

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Anastasia G.

I am a volunteer at This is my Athens since 2012. Having grown up in Athens, I have a strong understanding of and respect for the area and I am passionate about introducing it to visitors. I am enthusiastic and i enjoy the opportunity to meet people of any culture and to show them how beautiful this city is !

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