Private City Kickstart Tour: Athens

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    Starting times: 10AM, 3PM, 5PM. Please choose your preferred starting time at the time of the booking.
  • Departure Details :
    Leof. Vasilisis Amalias 4, Athina 105 57, Greece
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Receive a warm welcome to Athens on a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible! In only 90 minutes, a local guide will get you acquainted with Athens to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest.

Discover where to find main attractions like Syntagma Square and Plaka, and how to explore them away from the crowds. And what about that unique family owned restaurant or that amazing local hotspot? We got you covered; the local guides are experts in the subject! Forget about touristy traps; on this city kickstart tour, your guide will point you in the right direction.

Private City Kickstart Tour: Athens is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

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Discover Athens secrets and add a dose of local insights during this private tour. Meet your private guide at one of the most famous squares in Athens, the Syntagma square. See the Greek Parliament building and enjoy the ceremony of Changing of the Guard.

Stroll through the picturesque streets, pass the Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea and end up at Monastiraki square. While you admire Hadrians Library you private host will tell you all the tales behind this magnificent site.

Move to Pandrossou Street, an ancient narrow street of Athens. What makes it so amazing is the variety of items that are sold there: from handmade traditional Greek artifact to leather products and unique souvenirs.

Next, youll delve into the Old Town neighborhood of Plaka, known for its colorful buildings and tiny streets. Your host will give you tips about the best cafes and restaurants in the area and youll gain an insight into the daily lives of Athenians.

Make a stop at the oldest distillery in Plaka, with over 100 years of operations. The place has a fun vibe and sells homemade liqueurs. Admire the hundreds of colorful bottles and get your last recommendations before you head back to Syntagma square, where your tour ends.

This is the plan:

Meeting Point: Start your tour at Syntagma square at the fountain
Stop 1: Walk towards the Presidential Mansion and see the guards and the guard dog
Stop 2: Visit one of the oldest churches in Athens, the Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea
Stop 3: Stroll down Aghia Eirini Square a popular shopping area of Athens
Stop 4: Head towards the flea market in Monastiraki full of little shops
Stop 5: See one of the ancient Roman ruins in Athens, Hadrians Library
Stop 6: Time to check out some leather products, bargains and handmade instruments
Stop 7: Step into one of the most picturesque areas of Athens, Plaka
Stop 8: Hear the story behind Choragic monument of lysicrates in Plaka
Stop 9: Peek inside the oldest distillery of Athens which is full of colourful bottles
Stop 10: Return back to Syntagma square through a trendy new street


Private Tour

Local Guide

Local Tips and Tricks

City Orientation


Food and drinks

Hotel pick-up and drop off

Entry/Admission - Hellenic Parliament

Entry/Admission - Church of Kapnikarea

Entry/Admission - Monastiraki

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Private tour: only you & your local guide

Most travelers can participate

Post Covid-19 regulations are applied to this product with regards to the number of participants, delivery methods of the tour and content of the tour.

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Jan-2020

    My husband, our 10 year old son and me stayed only 1 day in Athens but wanted to see whatever we could manage. We requested a guided walk with Urania but we specified to her what we need, what our son can handle etc. She made a perfect customized plan and we had an amazing afternoon with her where she took us to many places and explained everything to us. It was like meeting a fried who totally understood what we need. She is a very nice, kind and relaxed person and we highly recommend her. She really made a difference! Thank you a lot Urania!

  • 10-Nov-2019

    Our guide was Yorgos and what a great way to start a trip in Athens!! He was so friendly and so much fun. Not only did he show us some of the bigger things to see, he also took us around to some of his local favorites so we knew where to go back to. It was such a great way to start off our stay in Athens and Yorgos was the perfect ambassador to do it!!

  • 30-Oct-2019

    Before meeting the guide, i suggest agreeing on a specific spot to meet as the square is really busy. We had a lovely walk around the city and the guide pointed out interesting spots with advice on where to eat and shop. It made it easier to navigate on our free days.

  • 30-Oct-2019

    Before meeting the guide, i suggest agreeing on a specific spot to meet as the square is really busy. We had a lovely walk around the city and the guide pointed out interesting spots with advice on where to eat and shop. It made it easier to navigate on our free days.

  • 25-Oct-2019

    Absolutely LOVED our 90 min kick starttour with Dionysis. He was very well informed and helpful. Gave us a lot of tips that improved our whole Athens experience! Thank you so much for being so geneorous with your knowledge of Athens and sharing your brilliant tips. It made our whole trip way more enjoyable.

  • 15-Oct-2019

    Vicky was an excellent guide she have a nice over view of the area. She enlightened us on some of the Greek Mythology Gods. She also gave us some great recommendations for good local food. Two of which we tried already for dinner last night and lunch today. That's very much Vicky!

  • 09-Oct-2019

    I don't even know where to begin with how amazing Yorgos was! My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Greece, and had just over 24 hours to spend in Athens. We hired Yorgos hoping to see the highlights of the city in our short period of time without the frustrations of navigating the city on our own. From the minute we met with Yorgos we knew we made the right decision. Not only is Yorgos very personable and fun to talk with, he is very knowledgable about the history of Athens and you can tell how passionately he feels about Greece and it's colorful history! He showed us the prominent tourist locations in Athens, but also took us to some of his personal favorite spots in the city that few tourists would ever know about. Our time with him just flew by, but I had such a greater appreciation for the area, the history, and the little tidbits of little known facts about Athens after spending an afternoon with Yorgos. We cannot wait to see him again when we come back in 10 years :)

  • 20-Sep-2019

    Urania was beyond the perfect guide! She was very pleasant and energetic. She gave us several helpful tips. Urania extended herself beyond our expectations.

  • 23-Jul-2019

    Ich wollte eine kleine Einführung eines Locals in die Stadt haben und das hat super funktioniert. Anna hat uns schöne Ecken gezeigt, ist auf unsere Interessen eingegangen und war insgesamt eine sehr angenehme Begleiterin. Das Angebot ist absolut zu empfehlen, wahrscheinlich ist auch egal wer führt, weil jeder andere Themen und Lieblingsorte hat und das Interessante sind ja die Einblicke aus Dicht der hier Lebenden. Hat wirklich großen Spaß gemacht.

  • 15-Jul-2019

    We had a great family tour with Anna. We saw the changing of the guard at Parliament and she took us to some amazing lookouts we would never have found without her. She gave us some great recommendations and was lovely and patient with our five year old.

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