Athens Off The Beaten Track Private City Walking Tour

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Starting times: 11AM, 3PM, 5PM. Please choose you preferred starting time at the time of the booking.
  • Departure Details :
    Ermou 111, Athina 105 55, Greece
  • Return Details :
    Strefi Hill, Emmanouil Benaki 134, Athina 114 73, Greece
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Ready to experience a side of Athens like a local, with a local? This is a tour, unlike any other! If you want to take a step away from the touristy path, there's no better way than by diving into the city's alternative side. Welcome to Akadimia!

If you're done with the main highlights, why not step away and take a less-traveled path that will show you an unexpected side of Athens? Follow a local guide on a private tour full of surprises and check out Strefi Hill, Psiri District, and more that let the true form of the city shine!

Withlocals Off the Beaten Track Tour 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 the alternative side of the ancient city of Athens. Stroll through the citys unique neighbourhoods and learn about their history. Your local private will show you all the authentic spots and uncover citys secrets for you.

Begin your tour in the heart of the historic city, Monastiraki area. Admire one of the oldest church and pass different places which are hosting cultural events and exhibitions. Take a look at the unique souvenirs displayed at the flea market before wandering the streets of Psiri. Listen to your local guide stories and gain insights into the citys modern culture.

Know for its hip bars, galleries, and theaters, the area is one of the coolest in the city. Make a stop at an old bakery and enjoy a tasty freshly baked koulouri, which is a circled bread stick. Tip: take care, it might be hot! Continue your walk through this hip area and pass by cool street art, interesting architectural buildings, and stylish venues.

Go off the beaten path and head off into the Exarcheia, a historical area where present and past mingle. The areas full of young people, amazing street art and its a symbol of anarchist movements. Discover different political messages, hear the stories behind them and how the economical crisis influenced the social movement.

The last stop of your tour is Strefi hill, a place from where youll enjoy an amazing panoramic view of the city. Enjoy an awe moment, take in the vibe and admire the beautiful view. Get your last recommendations from your private guide say goodbye to your new local friend.

This is the plan:

Meeting Point: Start in front of the small church in Monastiraki square
Stop 1: Peek inside the Taf, a new coffee and exhibition space
Stop 2: Sample a freshly baked Koulouri
Stop 3: Continue through the lively streets to a hear about the self-managed Theatre
Stop 4: Check out a hidden gem that was once home to the Kings horses
Stop 5: Stroll past an alternative coffee and bar with a great garden area
Stop 6: Continue onto Kotzia square and hear the stories of this changing space
Stop 7: Next stop by a radical thinking bookstore representing the social-political movements of Athens
Stop 8: Step into the heart of Exarcheia and wander through the self-managed park
Stop 9: Hear the story behind the memorial for Alexis Grigoropoulos
Stop 10: See the art work by one of the most internationally recognized Greek street artist, iNo
Stop 11: Walk towards Exarcheia square and Nosotros cafe a place for alternative thought and conversations
Stop 12: Stop by the central bookstore and meeting place in Exarcheia
Stop 13: Follow the road up to Strefi hill where you will see a spectacular view of Athens
End: Finish your tour at a traditional taverna with relaxing music and tasty food


Private guide

Local guide

Due to post Covid-19 policy this tour has a limited amount of participants

Tips and tricks about the local way and information on Covid-19 regulations from our local guide

Your local host will reach you to make sure all precautionary measures are taken

CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset



Private transportation

Pick-up or drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

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

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  • 26-Oct-2022

    We had a great time with Dimitris. He was so informative, personal and made our afternoon trip with the highlights of the city. He customized what we wanted to see and was very accomodating to ensure that we were satisfied. Dimitris gave us history, cultural insights and must-see sights with a personal touch. The tour was slow paced and terrific. He recommened some of his best restaurants and they were all great with local foods and service. Thank you Dimitris for the memories and great time! Folks - Ask for Dimitris.

  • 25-Oct-2022

    I requested Dimitris to be our guide after reading positive reviews about him. Glad I did -- he did not disappoint. This was our first time in Athens and we covered a lot of ground prior to this tour. He customized the walking tour and took us to places we haven't been to. He also give us some local restaurant recommendations which were amazing. Thanks again Dimitris!

  • 20-Oct-2022

    To start my first day journey in Athens with Spyros was time and money well spent and I highly recommend!! Get your walking shoes on because you will see a lot! And speak up if you need a minute or two of rest or to take a pictures because this guy will keep you on the move! ATTENTION : If you have physical limitations pertaining to distance, hills, or stairs , let him know. The long version: Spyros is down to Earth, pleasant and professional. Wander the streets and see the beauty of Athens with Spyros, you won’t be disappointed! If I were you it would be the first thing I do in Athens. Get the lay of the land while enjoying your city journey. See the hidden gyms this fantastic city has to offer. Your tour with Spyros will show you the mixed beauty of the modern and the ancient sights of Athens. Loved it because he took me places I could really FEEL the vibe of the city. Pros - he’s happy , chill but not boring, knowledgeable, very patient with picture taking and questions being asked, and he’s open to route changes if you’re interested in seeing something specific. Con- there were none😁😁😁

  • 20-Oct-2022

    Spyros was a wonderful guide, we saw many interesting and beautiful parts of Athens we wouldn’t have seen otherwise, and learned much about the history of Athens and its development and Greek culture. Highest recommendation for Spyros!

  • 18-Oct-2022

    Dimitris was a great guide! We learned a great deal and all questions were answered. Would encourage others to take tour.

  • 08-Oct-2022

    I arrived in Athens 2 days before my official Greece tour began. I thought it would be fun to take an “Off the Beaten Track” to see things the tour won’t cover. The reviews were good. Unfortunately I was not lucky enough to get one of those good tour guides. First he was 45 minutes late. He was relatively new to Greece and I knew more Greek and Athen history than he did. There was limited narration. This is how the narration went: Tour guide: this is an old church. Me: How old? Guide: very old. He took me to the places every tourist goes: Suk, parliament; etc. he wanted to take me to the acropolis but I stopped the tour there. These were not off the beaten path places. Total waste of time, money and energy. I will ask a refund from TripAdvisor because the description of the tour was a misrepresentation. Save your money or be very careful who your guide is!!

  • 07-Oct-2022

    This is a great non strenuous 2.5hr tour. Our guide was Maxime and he was fantastic. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He came to meet us at our hotel. If you have never been to Athens this tour gives you a quick and easy orientation. We went back to some opf the sites 2 days later to revisit and do some shopping. The tour is inexpensive and really good. Ask for Maxime for your guide. You will be happy with him

  • 06-Oct-2022

    This tour was a great decision on our first day. We had so much fun while learning the history of Greece walking the streets of Athens. Irini took us to the local spots with amazing views. She’s so pleasant and everyone greeted her along our journey. She was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Even after our tour, she recommended restaurants near our hotel that turned out to be the best ones we tried during our visit. This was our first time using With Locals, and think it’s going to be our first choice for local walking tours on our next trip anywhere they’re available. Thanks Irini ❤️

  • 02-Oct-2022

    This was our first trip to Greece. Luckily for us our guide was Spiros Ioannis (it was like walking about with family) get ready for an off the totally beaten path tour, this man takes you to places that just sneak up on you at any given turn. I remember walking up along the Acropolis path thinking we're going there, then we ended up in this housing area that was just amazing (the builders of Athens, I think), you would never know it unless you knew of it, he's so refreshing, versed and a good soul. You are taken outstanding views, his energy, vibe is AMAZING!, True story we frequented this bar pardon my spelling YPPA it was just a great vibe, wicked music, GREAT RAKU? (at 11:00 am), turned out to be Spiro's spot as well. It was an absolute please Spiros, thank you. SIDE NOTE: So your appreciation a tip $ is always good!!. Let's face some of you are not that easy to take on tour. But do continue to go on tours, See the World and Tip.

  • 20-Sep-2022

    A tour that sounds like it might repeat something you’ve seen, but instead you learn something new and different of the area. This was our 3rd tour of Athens and astonishing that we learned things about the Square's and sights that no one else had shared. They also take you to little gems and sights just a street over from the usual routes that are not to be missed.

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