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Athens in a Nutshell-The Best of Athens

Tour Highlights

  • Stroll the historic neighborhoods of Makrygianni, Plaka, Anafiotika, and Philoppapos Hill and marvel at ancient monuments and neo-Classical mansions.
  • Visit the Acropolis with an awarded archaeologist guide
  • Savor freshly baked pastries and homemade sweet bread at a family-owned bakery and a neo-Classical gem.
  • Boost your energy with a Freddo espresso or frappé coffee, the famous Greek-style iced coffees.
  • Dig into the country’s largest open-air market for undiscovered “antiques.”
  • Enjoy a cocktail on a rooftop with Acropolis views
  • Taste It, See It and Experience It — In Athens!
Private Group Price per person

Discover the best of Athens in a Day!

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Immerse yourself in the Athenian culture by exploring ancient masterpieces and mingling with hipsters in trendy neighborhoods. Explore the best of Athens in a day!

Learn all about ancient Greek Mythology while visiting the Acropolis. The city that invented cities has survived for 5,000 years and remains a world-class destination for travelers. Taste it, see it and experience it with a Local Adventures local guide. Sure, the ancient monuments are exciting but wait until you taste the savory pies hot from the oven and shake up your own cocktail.

Behind-the-Scenes Access: Go behind the scenes at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, and learn about the adaptation of traditional techniques of metalsmithing as well as decorative arts like ceramics, woodcarving, ivory, and ceramics, using industrial materials like acrylic or plastic.
Hands-on Element: Try wrapping your own gyros, at one of the city’s oldest establishments.
Local Interactions: Meet local shop owners who have been continuing their family businesses, including a sandal maker who is also a poet and who has had customers such as The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, Lily Tomlin, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Local impact — How you help the local community by joining this tour

  • By experiencing a hands-on lesson in traditional techniques at the Jewelry Museum, your tour helps to preserve local culture.
  • Your tour supports locally-run businesses, such as a sandal-maker, which helps preserve traditional crafts for the next generation.
  • All of the stores your visit on your tour are 100% locally owned and run.