Get Lost in Athens with an Insider

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City gems in Athens Get lost in Athens with an insider
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the delights of eclectic Athens on a tour that includes bustling markets, ancient marvels and traditional coffeehouses. Explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Psiri and Kolonaki; browse the stalls at Monastiraki flea market and Athens Public Market; and admire ancient sites like Kerameikos Cemetery and the Temple of Hephaestus. Along the way, discover bold street art, foodie hotspots, handicrafts workshops and secret local hangouts.
  • Insider tour of Athens
  • Get off-the-beaten-track in neighborhoods like Psiri and Kolonaki
  • Experience local life as you explore markets, coffeehouses, and street art galleries
  • Pass historic sites like Kerameikos Cemetery and the Temple of Hephaestus
  • Get the inside scoop from a local Athens guide
  • Several departure times available throughout the day
  • Experience the real Athens, beyond the top attractions

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Greek coffee in a hidden traditional coffee shop
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Monastiraki
    Monastiraki, Athina, Greece

    Our guide will be waiting for you in front of the old church with the towerbell located in Monastiraki square holding a bag with the logo of Urban Athens Collective

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your guide in Monastiraki Square in the heart of the historic city to begin your Insider Tour of Athens. Jump right in and immerse yourself in local life as you browse the stalls of Athens Flea Market, the city’s largest and busiest market.

Pass by the ancient ruins of the Theseion, or the Temple of Hephaestus, and the Kerameikos Cemetery, and marvel at Athens’ striking juxtaposition of the old and new as you continue through the lively Psiri district. As you explore the vibrant neighborhood, stop to admire some of the city’s most impressive street art and learn how the art form has its roots in ancient Greece.

After exploring the bars, galleries and crafts workshops of Psiri, head north to the Exarheia neighborhood, the center of Athens’ student quarter. Make a beeline for Athens Central Market and lose yourself amid the colorful stalls and throngs of locals. Stop to browse the produce, learn about delicious Greek cuisine and browse the myriad herbs and spices, then duck into a hidden coffee shop for a traditional Greek coffee (included). Along the way, listen as your guide points out popular stalls, unique buys and little-known cafés and restaurants, and make a note to return at a later date.

Finally, head to Kolonaki, Athens’ artistic quarter and main shopping center, located on the slopes of Lykabettus hill. Your walking tour ends here, so bid your guide farewell and continue exploring independently or take the opportunity to hit the shops.

Monastiraki (Pass By)

Ancient Agora of Athens (Pass By)

Kerameikos Cemetery (Pass By)

Psirri (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is casual
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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22 reviews
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Interesting Neighborhoods
Jeff_K, Oct 2023
Overall, we enjoyed the experience of visiting a variety of neighborhoods. The street art was particularly engaging. But there were some issues, including pacing (which felt somewhat slow) and communication. I would suggest a refreshment break of some sort as well, instead of the guide simply pointing out some popular spots. I'm not sorry we took this tour, but feel it could be improved in terms of pace and organization.
No show
Virginia_J, May 2023
It was probably our fault, but my husband and I did not make the meeting place on time. We got a little lost. I saw later that the tour guide that sent an email saying he was waiting for us.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank for taking the time for reviewing us. Even you are not showed in the meeting point. We are really sorry that you didn't manage. Always we send messages and we call the guests who they are not in the meeting point. We did the same with you and we didnt have any answer We really sorry thatyou didnt manage to join us. We hope to see you another time in Athens
A great start to get to know a new city
Morten_S, Sep 2022
We had a great guided tour with Dionysis which we would recommend to anyone looking for a good overview of Athen. "Get Lost in Athens with an Insider" is a very good start of a stay in a new city, ie one get an overview of where to find what and what to do. Our guide Dionysis is very nice, knowledgeable, down to earth, very good to explain and easy to understand either we ask about ancient history, how Greek live today or tips on what to do in Athen.
Wonderful stroll through the streets of Athens!
Mandeep_H, Jun 2022
Highly recommend this tour! It’s a great way to see parts of Athens on foot and learn some of the history and culture. Dennis was amazing - very knowledgeable, flexible in changing the itinerary, and took us to a great Greek coffee shop we would not have found on our own. It was a great experience!
Even better than expected!!!
Luke_B, May 2022
Hercules was great! Knowledgeable and personal. He had excellent recommendations for restaurants and really made the experience chill and enjoyable!!!!
Can do but not must do
Eriny_A, May 2022
Okay tour especially for those interested in Street art. Was nice to have someone walk us around the back roads
The best tour ever
Aneta_P, Dec 2021
The best experience ever. The tour guide - Helen was knowledgeable, professional and very friendly at the same time. Simply incredible idea to experience the magic of the city...
An awesome day!
Michaela_G, Sep 2021
This was a wonderful experience & we learned so much we never would have known. We loved it. A perfect start to our time in Athens.
It’s a great tour BUT….
Lynn_L, Jun 2021
Everything on the tour was special and most areas I never would have seen on my own., but I could not understand the guide. She was warm and engaging and knows her information .It would have been perfect if her English was better.She even said if we didn’t understand( she had to wear a mask) she would talk louder, but that wasn’t the problem.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Thank you for taking time for reviewing us. We understand that we couldn't met everybody expectations, but Helen is one of our most experienced guides. She always does her best she does always this tour and has the best reviews. and except few moments that you were with her in crowded and noisy places, that probably this was created a problem and you didn't probably hear her very well. In any case when you will be again in Athens you are welcome to join another tour with us.
Must seen
MiguelAngel_R, Mar 2020
Helena was a wonderful guide with a very good knowledge about street art and also about arqueology. If you’re planning to visit Athens I would recommend to do this tour
Nice closure for Athens
Carmen_A, Dec 2019
Our guide was a nice snd knowledgeable lady, showed us a different yet interesting side of Athens, it was a good closure for our short visit in Athens. Well done!
One of my favorite tour, it's really...
nadim-6, Sep 2018
One of my favorite tour, it's really helpful to be with an Insider, Dionysis was a great great guide! Thank you again for the tour, efaristo! :D
We were the only people on the trip...
Ronald_L, Feb 2018
We were the only people on the trip and our guide was awesome. We went to areas that most tourist do not go, saw a lot and felt we got to know the true Athens. Went to a wonderful out of the tourist area for a drink and our guide gave us information about Athens that was interesting and educational. We will always remember this tour and guide.
Sorry did not do this tour because...
Genevieve L, Aug 2017
Sorry did not do this tour because it was soooooo hot in Greece temps above 100 I knew I pass out from the heat maybe next trip : . I will rate it a four star
We did the get lost in Athens with...
Rod S, Jul 2017
We did the get lost in Athens with Dionysus. He is very knowledgeable and fun to be with. Excellent tour.
So much fun! Wound up being a...
Lynn F, May 2017
So much fun! Wound up being a private tour. It was great wandering around the interesting flea markets and back areas of Athen. Would recommend to all.
We enjoyed the tour on our first...
KarenL_D, Apr 2017
We enjoyed the tour on our first full day in Athens as it helped give us our bearings and we probably saw places that we would not have seen otherwise. The tour consisted of just my husband and me and our tour guide so that was ideal too. The only criticism we had was that we would have liked to have learned more about the history of Athens in particular and Greece in general. I didn't feel as if we got as much in the way of history and stories. It was much more of a tour of walking from place to place. Our guide was nice and spoke English fairly well but it just wasn't quite as good as some other Viator tours we have taken.
This is a most! The guide provides...
Luis D, Jun 2016
This is a most! The guide provides an incredible insigigh on the city and will give you information that no one and no book would. She was also incredible generous with her time and wrote to us to give us additional tips that made our trip fantastic

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