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Athens off the beaten path walking tour

Athens off the beaten path walking tour

This is a unique tour in Exarcheia and Kolonaki districts, outside the crowded touristic areas of Athens but at the heart of it’s modern history! Discover these two nearby neightborhoods of Athens, which are so close but so different from each other! Witness the Athenian way of life, learn the historical events that defined the modern history of Greece and discuss about the political and economical issues that Greece is currently facing and how they affect the everyday life.

The plan

We meet at Omonoia square, one of the most central and old squares in Athens, and we start our walk by heading to Exarcheia, the most alternative and controversial neighborhood of Athens, rich in history and culture and full of student life.  During our tour we’ll see the historic building of Polytechnio (National Technical University of Athens) which defined the modern history of Greece and has some great as well as dramatic stories to tell.

We will continue our walk to the nearby Kolonaki district, one of the most expensive districts downtown, where we’ll admire the elegant architecture of this neighborhood and we’ll blend in with busy Athenian Professionals and witness the upmarket lifestyle. 

Then through the famous Panepistimiou and Stadiou streets we will have a stop at outside each one of the three gems of Athens namely Academy – University – Library which are also known as the Trilogy of Athens. Our tour ends at the old parliament building and the area around, known for the modern cafes and the cozy bars, where we’ll be happy to give you any further information or tips you might want in order to explore Athens like a local!


  • Local guide
  • Small groups (up to 8 persons)

Not included:

  • Private expenses
  • Hotel pick-up, drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Language: English

Where: Omonoia square (outside of Hondos Center department store)

When: This tour is run on

  • Monday – Wednesday – Sunday at 09:30 pm
  • Every day us a private tour


Or contact us for other days or hours and more information

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