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Athens, Piraeus, and Coastline: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

1. Athens, Piraeus, and Coastline: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Explore Athens, the Port of Piraeus, and the coastline of the Athenian Riviera at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Benefit from easy transportation to key attractions, such as the Panathenaic Stadium and Parthenon at the Acropolis. Travel on 4 lines for 1 day, including Athens (Orange Line), Piraeus (Blue Line), Glyfada (Yellow Line), and Vouliagmeni (Green Line). Get acquainted with the Greek capital's most beautiful sites and enrich your cruise or vacation experience. Recorded commentaries in 16 languages will provide historical, cultural and social information about one of the most ancient capitals of the world. Blue Line - Piraeus  Ideal if you have just arrived on a cruise, you can hop on the Blue Line at either of the cruise terminals in the Port of Piraeus, just a stone's throw from your cruise ship. See attractions such as the yacht marina at Pasalimani and the ancient harbor of Mikrolimano. Don't miss out on the impressive new Museum of Acropolis and walk up the hill to admire the Parthenon at the top. The bus takes passengers directly to the most eminent monuments of Athens and Greece. Orange Line - Athens The Orange Line roams by the most beautiful attractions further down the city center from the Acropolis and Parthenon. Explore the historic Plaka district and discover the most traditional area of Athens. Visit the gate of the Roman emperor Hadrian. See the Temple of Olympian Zeus and admire the largest temple in Greece from Roman times. Go to the Hellenic Parliament on Syntagma Square and look at its impressive guards. Stroll through Ermou to experience the busiest shopping street in Athens. Visit the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held. Go to the National Library to marvel at an outstanding building of great historical value. Drop by the National Archaeological Museum, or roam around the picturesque area of Monastiraki and its Flea Market. Take a walk through the quaint neighborhood of Thission.  Yellow Line − Glyfada Enjoy a tour of the Athenian Riviera, starting from the Planetarium stop of the Blue Line. Find out how the bewildering desert of the 1900s has evolved into one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Greece. From the Niarchos Foundation to the Marina Alimou, the Yellow Line blends history with the modern. Watch the sunset from Marina Flisvou or swim and sunbathe in Agios Kosmas. From the Glyfada Terminal, you can wander around the most cosmopolitan suburbs of the capital and shop at the luxury department stores. Wind down in a beautiful cafe and don't miss out on the beach bar where you can enjoy a cocktail by the seaside.  Green Line − Vouliagmeni Vouliagmeni may be better associated with its beaches, but the area is also a history lesson in its own right. From the Allied Forces Cemetery to the Byzantine Museum, Vouliagmeni is certainly worth a visit. Relax at the beautiful beach of Kavouri Oceanis, one of the most popular beaches in Athens. Go to Vouliagmeni Lake to discover one of the city's most popular spots. Don’t miss out on the thermal baths and admire the breathtaking surroundings.

Athens: Greek Food Tour with Tastings

2. Athens: Greek Food Tour with Tastings

Explore Athen's food markets on a 4-hour walking tour. Taste delicious treats and visit local stores selling Greece's "Green Treasures" such as olive oil, wines, mushrooms, herbs, and traditionally made pasta and salamis. Start with a traditional Greek with koulóuria (sesame bread rings). Sample the famous Ancient Greek loukoumades (Greek donuts) and custard-filled filo squares. Continue to a local phyllo pastry shop. Enjoy local pies and cheeses at authentic Greek bakery. Next, wander through the famous meat and fish markets. Try roasted coffee and visit specialty shops for fresh fruit, olives, cheese, ham, and other deli products. Enjoy local wine, organically produced olive oil and honey, aged aromatised vinegar, and world-famous Greek yogurt with thyme honey topping. Wander down Evripidou Street, scented by herbs. Continue your culinary exploration in the historic city center, where your food tour leader will take you to some of the most authentic downtown mezedes taverns (Greek tapas). End your tour with a famous Greek souvlaki aka pita bread with pork or chicken delicious gyros. This tour can be done easily also for vegetarians.

Athens: Museum of Illusions Admission Ticket

3. Athens: Museum of Illusions Admission Ticket

Enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience while in Athens. Bring the whole family along for sure fun for all ages. Discover 60 visual and interactive illusions, including the infinity room, inverted room, chair illusion, holograms, and many more. Different visual illusions teach spectators how perceived reality is affected by sciences, vision, perspective, and other stimuli. On top of that, interactive illusion installations invite visitors to become one with the work and to take photos of friends and family within the different rooms. Gear up for an experience that is sure to captivate and challenge your imagination.

Athens: Ultimate Food Walking Tour with 15 Tastings

4. Athens: Ultimate Food Walking Tour with 15 Tastings

Prepare yourself for a mouthwatering journey to discover the secrets of world-renowned Greek cuisine. This 4-hour experience will take you through picturesque neighbourhoods and local food shops offering secret culinary treasures. During the tour, your food-loving guide will share stories about Greek gastronomy and local culture. You’ll taste 15 different types of Greek culinary excellence, including a traditional filo pie from a family-run place that has existed since the 1920s, the dessert that was given to the winners of the ancient Olympic Games and Greece’s most famous street food! You’ll also discover the answer to the great debate: Turkish or Greek coffee? Unlike many Athens food tours, you won't just be sampling mouthfuls. This is a 4-hour Greek gastronomy tour where you will enjoy traditional Greek recipes such as stuffed tomatoes, moussaka, soutzoukakia, the dessert of choice for the winners of the ancient Olympic Games and more. It is essential that you don’t eat breakfast and there will be no room for lunch!

Athens Original Street Art Tour

5. Athens Original Street Art Tour

London, Berlin, New York, or Paris normally come to mind when street art is mentioned. Athens, however, is often overlooked and yet is a city rich in graffiti art. Street art emerged in the Greek capital around 1998. The art form really took off, developing its distinctive style over the past 10 years, particularly as the country’s economic crisis unfolded. This 3-hour guided tour offers an alternative way to experience Athens and take a look at what’s happening at its core. A vested interest in art isn’t required to enjoy this activity. All you need is curiosity and receptiveness to the fantasy, colors, and meanings of the works you encounter, as you look at Athens in a fresh and unconventional way.

Athens by Night: Sightseeing, Spirits, and Food

6. Athens by Night: Sightseeing, Spirits, and Food

Greet your guide at Monastiraki square and embark upon your epicurean exploration of the city. Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of downtown historic center of Athens, an atmospheric enclave replete with informal bars and food corners. Enjoy the famous Greek Boat pizza or so called Peinirli in the narrow streets of Monastiraki Next, walk to one of the most funky neighborhoods, Psirri, where you will enjoy a glass of local variety wine combined with Greek charcuterie, cheeses plate, and local chutneys. Learn about the snack’s interesting origin as you chat with your guide and feel the vibrant and unique atmosphere of Athens by night. Continue further in the district of Psirri and walk by some significant wall art hidden in the atmospheric streets of the town. Walk towards to Monastiraki square where it is time to enjoy the famous local deserts like baklava or Greek fried donuts. Visit one of the most famous local bars at the Karitsi square and enjoy a cocktail made from local herbs and spices. Finish you tour by admiring some of the most beautiful city buildings lit at night.

Old and new Athens with street food by e-bike

7. Old and new Athens with street food by e-bike

Embark on an exhilarating e-bike guided tour through Athens, a journey that seamlessly weaves together the tapestry of ancient marvels, neoclassical elegance, and vibrant street life. Begin your adventure by riding beneath the majestic Hadrian's Arch, experiencing the grandeur that once welcomed Roman emperors. Marvel at the colossal Temple of Zeus, an ancient engineering marvel that stands testament to Greece's architectural prowess. Glide past the Olympic Kallimarmaro, the world's largest marble stadium, echoing the cheers of ancient competitions. Pause at the iconic Zappeion and little later witness the synchronised change of the Guards at Syntagma, and soak in the neoclassical beauty of the Trilogy, First Royal Residence, and Kotzia Square. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Varvakios Market, where the pulse of the city beats through vibrant stalls. Navigate the artistic streets of Psiri, pedal along the Apostle Pavlou promenade, and stop at Thission to admire the remnants of the Athens Agora. Ascend the Areopagus for a panoramic view that unfolds the Acropolis in all its glory. Witness the historical landmarks unfold as you pass the First University, the unique atmosphere in the alleys of Anafiotika, and the oldest street in Europe, Tripodon. At the Roman Forum, marvel at the Tower of the Winds, an ancient weather station that defied the test of time. Delight your senses at the Athens Cathedral and savour the authentic taste of souvlaki, a culinary treat that complements your journey. Traverse the timeless streets of Plaka, where every cobblestone tells a story, and conclude your tour at the Lysicrates Monument, one elegantly standing testament to a bygone era. This e-bike adventure through Athens promises not only a glimpse into the city's rich history and architecture but also an immersion into its vibrant present. From ancient ruins to bustling markets, from neoclassical elegance to culinary delights, this tour is a captivating odyssey through the heart of Athens.

Athens: Self-guided First Discovery Walk and Reading Tour

8. Athens: Self-guided First Discovery Walk and Reading Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour from the monument of the Unknown Soldier, a monument with huge symbolism for Hellenism! Visit Kapnikarea church with its strange name and many stories about its name, and explore Monastiraki Square, the center of Athens with its wonderful church and unique view. Photograph the Library of Pantainos with its unique aesthetics and admire the Arion ice with the unique ancient history it carries. Then the world-famous Herodus Atticus Odeon awaits you. Even the statue of the hero General Makrygiannis in a beautiful landscape will continue your beautiful journey in the heart of ancient Athens. Admire the Lysikrates monument. The church of Ragavas will enchant you, while the Tower of Andronikos will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Athens Highlights: Myths & Philosophers Private Walking Tour

9. Athens Highlights: Myths & Philosophers Private Walking Tour

After meeting with your local guide outside Panepistimio Metro Station, begin your journey with the famous Trilogy of Athens, a work of the great architect, Theofilus Hansen. Admire stunning statues from famous 19th-century sculptors. While marveling at these miracles of architecture, take the opportunity to talk about two of the most famous philosophers of antiquity, Socrates and Plato. Discuss the god Apollo and goddess Athena, two gods totally different from one another but sharing many more commonalities than one may think. Afterwards, head to the Greek Parliament and the National Gardens to discover the live of Epicurus and his philosophical school, known as the Garden. Walk down the most commercial street in Athens, Ermou Street, named after the god and merchant, Hermes. Take a chance to admire an 11th-century temple known as Kapnikarea and hear about Aristotle and his Lyceum philosophical school. Take a pitstop to enjoy a greek coffee at a cozy cafe in the Thissio area, taking advantage of the location to chat about Pre-Socratic philosophers. Next to the Ancient Agora, discover the place where Stoic philosophy was born in the Poikile Stoa. The next stop will be the Plaka area and Anafiotika, on the foot of the Acropolis with Cinic philosophers close by. While admiring the famous Tower of Winds, learn everything there is about Aiolos, the keeper of the winds. The tour will conclude on the Areopagus Hill with a breathtaking view of the Acropolis and some more myths about the Olympian gods.

Athens: Street Food Tour Market & City Centre

10. Athens: Street Food Tour Market & City Centre

This 2,5-hours walking tour in a small group includes the visit of local Food Market and city centre of Athens: strolling through the market stalls you will savor the local food and learn loads of precious information, suggestions and recommendations regarding the food traditions in Greece, where all your senses will be overwhelmed by the colours and the flavors. This is not just a street food tour, we will also illustrate the arts of the city, share history, stories and anecdotes, while passing in the front of the Parliament, Ermou Street, Ancient Market and the Cathedral in Monastiraki district. Last, but not least here comes a yummy Greek dessert and traditional Greek cofee. Itinerary & tastings are subject to change due to seasonal availability/opening hours/ local holidays.

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This was an excellent tour. If you are a foodie and love Greek food or just want to explore Greek food you may not usually have, then this is a great opportunity to explore and indulge. Be sure not to eat anything, as you need space for all the food you are going to enjoy during the walking tour. Dorela was an excellent tour guide. If you sign up for this tour and you have her as a guide, then you are sure to have a great time. This tour is highly recommended.

Stella made us feel comfortable, is a great organiser & cook, and provided us with some extra nutrition-based info as well. A great way to learn how to cook Greek food when back home, and - as a solo traveller - meet fellow foodies.

Adele was great. Food too. Maybe to put the sweets and coffee at the end of the tour instead in the middle.

The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Excellent food and a great value overall.

Great tour guide. Very informative and loads and loads of food.