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Athens: City Highlights Tour on a Dutch Bicycle

1. Athens: City Highlights Tour on a Dutch Bicycle

The best way to discover Athens is on a trendy and comfortable Cortina bike. On your 3-hour bike ride, cycle a beautiful route past the best places in the city. Cycle through the atmospheric neighborhoods of Psiri, Plaka, and Monastiraki. Visit the central market and make photo stops at the main highlights of Athens. Cycle past the Acropolis, the National Gardens, and the old Olympic stadium. With this bike tour, get to know the lesser known neighborhoods, often missed by tourists. Along the way, hear fascinating stories about Greek culture and everyday life. In three hours, be sure to get a good picture of what Athens has to offer and what you can do during the rest of your stay in Athens.

Athens: Food Tour with Market Visit and Traditional Lunch

2. Athens: Food Tour with Market Visit and Traditional Lunch

Meet your friendly guide then set out on your food-lovers adventure around some of Athen’s culinary hotspots. On the tour, discover the beating heart of the city as you wander around local markets, stop at beloved tavernas, and visit hidden gem eateries. The first stop is a popular food market, bursting with sights and smells to ignite the senses. Mingle with the locals going about their daily shipping as you learn about regional ingredients and soak up the hustle and bustle of this community hub. Make a few stops at various local stores and sellers next where you can taste a variety of traditional Greek snacks, including Kalamata olives and pistachio nuts from Aegina Island. Enjoy some of the best Greek cheeses and cured meats during a food tasting in a deli shop. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite from your exploration, dine on an authentic lunch at a charming taverna complete with Greek wine. End the day with a visit to a family-owned distillery that was founded in 1897. Enjoy a tasting session of the distillery’s best spirits, including Mastiha liquor and the world-famous Ouzo.

Athens: Electric Bike Tour

3. Athens: Electric Bike Tour

Discover the most breathtaking parts of the city, gaze at monuments and enjoy a relaxing and safe e-bike ride on this guided tour through Athens. Admire the Ancient Greek Panathenaic Stadium, Acropolis, and the Temple of Zeus. Ride around and pass landmarks including the Academy of Athens, Syntagma square, presidential guards, and the Presidential Palace. See the Plaka, and Roman Agora. Make stops to snap photos and hear essential information from your guide about each site. Receive a map of the ride with extra tips at the end to help you find your way around the city and maximize the rest of your stay.

Athens: Electric Bike Day Tour

4. Athens: Electric Bike Day Tour

Start your tour at the meeting point where you will have the chance to meet your fun and friendly guides. Once you've had the chance to meet your guides, you will be shown the route for the day, hop on your E-bike and off you go.  Set off toward your first stop, the traditional meat and fish markets to see local Athenians buying fresh supplies. Then pass by Omonoia square and visit three wonderful neoclassical buildings, the Library, the University, and the Academy. Pass by the upper part of the city known for its luxury and exclusive streets. The tour is scheduled so that you will be on time at Syntagma square to watch the famous changing of the guards and take photos with the Evzones. Next, visit the Presidential Mansion and head towards the stunning Panathenaic Stadium. You will ride to the temple of Olympian Zeus, Zappeion Hall, and then towards Plaka, the Acropolis, and the Areopagus Hill to experience the city from above. Ride around Acropolis to Plaka, Anafiotika, the Roman Agora, Monastiraki, and the lively streets of Psyrri. Riding back to the finishing point you will pass the Athens triangle, a fun local hang out for Athenians. Your tour will end with a special treat back at the local partner's office. By the end of this tour, you will surely be in love with Athens.

Athens: Highlights Evening Walking Tour and Meze Dinner

5. Athens: Highlights Evening Walking Tour and Meze Dinner

Set off from Syntagma Square and make your way to the historic Plaka district. Venture down quaint alleys and stroll along charming Dionisiou Aeropagitou to see the Acropolis floodlit after dark. Admire the Theatre of Herodes Atticus and go to Pnika Hill for panoramic views before walking to Thiseio for a look at the ancient market and Arios Pagos. Join the locals on the central square and get a view of the Stoa of Attalos museum. Continue to Monastiraki and wander the open-air flea market. End in Psyri, known for its traditional bars and restaurants and enjoy a plate of savory mezedes (appetizers) with the help of your guide.

Athens: Self-Guided Quiz City Tour & Shopping Rewards

6. Athens: Self-Guided Quiz City Tour & Shopping Rewards

Enjoy the famous “Athens Grand Walk” and explore the Greek Capital in all its glory visiting 35 Points of Interest in this self-guided orientation tour. Mourgos the Athenian Dog will become your most loyal friend, as the hustling streets of the city are his home. Discover all the world-famous landmarks of Syntagma Neighborhood, Academia, Psyri, Monastiraki, and Plaka. Apart from Athens' important monuments, you will get off the beaten path and explore the local architectural gems, flea markets, and food bazaars together with its urban, alternative character. Through the quizzes you will have to notice details on the monuments and look around you for clues, so you will truly engage with your surroundings. You will also enjoy the super Instagrammable spots of Athens, where you can take funny selfies with your guide Mourgos, the Athenian Dog. While you explore Athens City, you can redeem the gems you have earned during your self-guided tour and win discount vouchers at the coolest Greek design concept stores. You can find handmade crafts and unique local creations to take back home with you.

Athens: Traditional Greek Food & Walking Tour

7. Athens: Traditional Greek Food & Walking Tour

Be welcomed to Athens by a couple of locals as they take you on a walking tour off the beaten path. Enjoy street food and two meals at some local meze bars. Walk the streets of Athens among the locals and see what life in the Greek capital is like. Learn about the city's food and culture from your guides. Visit the fish, meat, fruit, and spice markets and familiarize yourself with the ingredients that go into Athenian cuisine. Meet local traders and take in the market atmosphere. Sample some street food and enjoy tastings along the way before sitting down at a local meze bar. Enjoy two different meals and drink homemade wine fresh from the barrel. See Athens the way the locals see it on this walking tour and food tasting.

Private Athens Street Art & Culture Tour

8. Private Athens Street Art & Culture Tour

Artworks rapidly change in the streets of Athens, essentially providing an outdoor, large contemporary art gallery- if you know where to look! Discover the incredible street art of Athens with our talented guide and street artist. Gain an understanding of the culture, social commentary and politics behind them. Witness the genius and skill of these artists from the works of bold iNO to the colours of Vasmoulakis, through murals, post-graffiti and guerilla art. Explore their playgrounds in neighborhoods such as Monastiraki, Psyrri, Metaxourgheio and Gazi. See modern-day Athens through a prism of colours, creation and political thought. Your guide, a talented street artist herself, will tell you about the different styles, techniques and terminology: from stencils, paste-ups, throw-ups and bombings to tags, pieces, murals, installations and wild-style graffiti! Together you’ll explore small streets in up-and-coming neighbourhoods and discuss the reasons why street art has flourished on its walls.

Athens: Electric Bike Night Tour

9. Athens: Electric Bike Night Tour

This Athens-by-night tour will show you most of the city’s sights in addition to helping you uncover Athenian secrets of nightlife, food hotspots, and local favorites. Get to know your guide and fellow riders, talk about the route, familiarize yourself with your e-bike, and get ready for an exciting night ride. Begin in the city center and head off towards Athens Trilogy, the old library, the old University, and the marvelous Academy of Athens. Then head towards Kolonaki, the upper part of the city and the new National Gallery glass building. Your next destination is the Presidential Palace and Syntagma square to watch the changing of the guards under the moonlight. Ride towards Zappeion Hall and the fascinating Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place. Then you will visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and you will ride around Acropolis to Areopagus Hill from where you can enjoy a 360-degree look at the city lights from above. Keep on riding around the Acropolis, towards Plaka, Anafiotika, and the famous alleys. Following, see the Roman Agora, Monastiraki, and Psyrri. Ride around the alleys of these vibrant areas to discover their secrets, hidden bars, restaurants, and street-food corners that you would probably otherwise miss. The tour will end with a special treat in the local partner's office.

Athens: Local Markets with Artisanal Crafts Walking Tour

10. Athens: Local Markets with Artisanal Crafts Walking Tour

Starting from Koukaki area, at the Trekking Hellas Athens base, we will walk up Areopagus Hill to admire the view. We will then head south through Plaka district before we reach the areas of Monastiraki and Psyri. We’ve now reached the marketplace and the well-known Varvakios Market (meat market) a real memorable experience! Around the corner is the old Stock Exchange and Athens City Hall. We then enter a more diverse side of Athens, through Geraniou Street, a multicultural hidden neighborhood. The last part of our walk takes us around Omonia Square, an always buzzing part of Athens. We get to taste the street food located in this area before ending our walk at Omonia metro station! 10:00 am: Meeting 10:00 am – 11:30 am: Artisans & Markets Walking Tour 11:30 am – 12:00 am: Break for Coffee & Snack 12:00 am – 13:00 pm: Artisans & Markets Walking Tour

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What people are saying about Psyri

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 67 reviews

Very interesting and very lively visit with our guide Yiannis who knew how to adapt to the weather and make us discover the center of Athens by sharing his experience with us by giving us advice on visits and nice places to eat which will be very useful for the rest of our stay. We strongly recommend this visit preferably at the beginning of your stay.

Fantastic tour of all things food with Mike in Athens. Walking, eating and talking around the busy and quieter spots of the city. Learning random facts about Athens/Greek food (like why feta is called feta!), a little of the geography of Greece and about lives of locals. Baked goods, olives, markets, food, food, food… Show up hungry and leave full!!

Wheels in great shape, guide knows a lot about history, news, shows everyday life with market etc., but also old town, sights etc. Simply a great way to discover Athens! Any time!!

Highly recommended, easy to do even for the untrained. Short walks in narrow streets as an insider tip and good conversations. Thanks again

Fabulous trip! We have adored. The best way to discover Athens. Yannis is super friendly. We recommend 300%