Urban Athens Collective
Urban Athens is a collective consisting of people whose common characteristic is that they love their city and have deep knowledge of her. Their vision is to offer their knowledge to those who are really interested in discovering the unknown Athens. Following their steps, through the ancient roads, you will get to know the contemporary Athens. You will discover the, not so common, but of great historic importance ancient ruins, you will learn all the urban myths, you will visit secret caves and crypts, you will follow the paths of other religions, you will visit the open… museum of the streets, the young inhabitants neighborhoods, the smells, the tastes and the entertainment of a city that you are not afraid to get lost in its streets, a city that for thousand years integrates all the positive elements that people who inhabit her bring with them, no matter how they got here. The Urban Athens Collective, among others, organizes strolls, for Greeks and foreigners, in order to get a deep knowledge of the city, the life and the history. It also organizes educational tours for groups, students and pupils. Part of the revenue from the participation are used to support voluntary programs that give prominence to the cultural and architectural inheritance, voluntary groups that support vulnerable sets of the population and many others. Our main activities include organizing walking interactive tours in Athens, focusing on what hides behind what we see, trying to connect the ancient city, through the years of its existence, reaching today’s modern Athens and the contemporary life. Our vision is to give, both to the citizens and travellers, a different view of our city, by discovering the not so common, but of great historic importance ancient ruins, neighbourhoods, buildings, caves and crypts, revealing urban myths and discovering unknown hidden paths, having fun while strolling around the city and at the same time gaining the knowledge needed to understand the modern lifestyle of the city. Through our activities we support other groups to continue their volunteering work, local social businesses and traditional workshops.