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Hidden Athens Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens

Highlights
  • Get a local perspective on Athens as you explore it with a guide
  • Enjoy views of the Acropolis from Mars Hill
  • Share a picnic with a view on Philopappou Hill
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Hidden Athens Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens
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Overview

It can be hard to navigate Athens’ curving streets and layers of history on your own. On this walking tour, learn about the city with a guide. You’ll explore the old town of Plaka and the island architecture of Anafiotika, and view the Acropolis from Mars Hill. An included picnic with wine, while you look out on Athens from Philopappou Hill, means you can pack light for a hassle-free day.

What to Expect
Meet your guide for your 3.5-hour walking tour at the Benaki Museum and head out to explore Athens. Walk through the mazelike streets of Plaka, Athens’ old town, and notice the Byzantine churches and tavernas that dot the area. Imagine you’re on an island as you admire the whitewashed buildings in the Anafiotika neighborhood.

Stroll to the Rock of Ares on Mars Hill and take in the sight of the Acropolis. Make your way to Philopappou Hill, where you’ll enjoy a picnic and a glass of wine as you gaze out at the city. Your walk will end in front of the Benaki Museum.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great intro to Athens

We did the afternoon walking tour the day we arrived and Athens. It was a great intro to current Greek society/history but also a deep dive into the ancient city. We walked past some of the major government buildings, as well as Hadrian's arch and...More

Thank Benjamin S
Reviewed 1 July 2018
Efi was excellent! Best tour in Greece!

If you want a fantastic tour ask for Efi, she's an archeologist! Wow we were lucky to get her, what a tour, gorgeous historical buildings, the guards, we even got a wave off to the prime minister, 10 feet away, the park, mini zoo, prison,...More

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Athens W, Operations Manager at Athens Walks Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Than you very much for your kind review! We hope to see you again in one of your next visits! Our kindest regards

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Best Walking Tour in Athens!

I booked this walking tour for my husband, son and I after reading reviews here and it did not disappoint. Costas our tour guide was wonderful. Very friendly and knowledgeable. He took us to some beautiful areas of Athens that we might not have discovered...More

2  Thank TaraM01
Athens W, Manager at Athens Walks Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review, it is very appreciated! Our kindest regards

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Excellent way to start our trip

My wife and I took this tour with Miss Daphne on our first night in Athens. Not only did she give an excellent tour, but because it was a small group she provided insights on being a native Athenian.

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Athens W, Manager at Athens Walks Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review Our kindest regards

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Don't expect a picnic!

This was an odd tour. Our guide, who never introduced himself to us, was about 20 minutes late. He was very intelligent and the places we visited were fantastic! He was interesting and kind. And he took some great photos of us. It was just...More

Thank kaelap
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Response from edwardsL4770VP | Reviewed this property |
We did the tour in the afternoon/evening. The tour ended across from the Acropolis, which was illuminated. Spectacular!
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We walked pretty consistently for a couple hours. Our tour was just the two of us so we could stop as frequently or seldom as we wanted. The gentleman leading the tour is not young, so it was a nice easy pace. We did stop... More
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