Thomas Gravanis

From neighbourhood farmers’ markets to souvlaki stands and a connoisseur’s coffee culture, let a local show you what Athens really tastes and smells like.



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. Taste Athens with a Local doesn't include or require food sampling.



I enjoyed my tour with George. It was interesting to learn how gastronomy developed in Athens and find out where to sample different foods.

Visited Athens in October 21, 2020


Very interesting places

Visited Athens in October 7, 2020


The walk was lovely. I got to see places in central Athens I wouldn't have visited otherwise, like the area with Chinese supermarkets and a hidden espresso cafe. I'll definitely be bringing people to the gyros joint.

Visited Athens in October 2, 2020

Daniel Brennan

The walk was beautiful. From the hills near the Acropolis to the squares, it provided a historical timeline of Athens.

Visited Athens in December 23, 2019

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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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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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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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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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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