Private Walking Tour of Athens with a LocalPrivate Tour

Discover the enchanting Thissio neighbourhood with a local.
Adults: 4 Children: 0

Things to know


3 hrs

Suitable for:

Culture Vulture, Family, Friends, Looking for Local

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.


A coffee or a glass of house wine at a kafeneio.

Other inclusions:

Gratuities optional
Meeting points: At the statue of Theseus, outside of the Thissio metro station.

What makes this tour special

Travel isn’t just about travel, it’s people, faces, food and cultures,  discoveries and different ways of life - it’s about uncovering the city’s soul. In Athens - one of the world’s finest preserved ancient cities - venturing off the tourist drag is near impossible to perfect without a local guide, and worth every moment of serenity. 

Learn first-hand what locals love about Athens from someone who knows each of its ancient roads.
Greece’s capital ranks amongst the world’s oldest cities, with history spanning over 3,400 years, and human settlements believed to date back to the 11th millennium BC. Today, the city packs a heady punch of absorbing ancient history and hip, gritty neighbourhoods overlooked by the Acropolis even in  Athen’s furthest reaches.

Enjoying a private, guided tour with a local will help you discover one of Athens’ most elegant and enchanting districts, Thissio, which tourists often miss though it’s only blocks from Monastiraki Square. As you snap pictures of the hodge-podge of Byzantine churches, Ottoman architecture and buildings in neoclassical style offer striking classical enclaves in the city, hear how Thissio has become a popular place for local Athenians to spend their time off. As you walk each elaborate street, you will uncover the authenticity hidden in plain-sight in Greece’s capital city.  Your walking tour down wide, pedestrian roads in Thissio is immersive - where you can enjoy new views of Acropolis Hill at a local kafeneio. Enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine, as you jot down your guide’s version of “must do Athens,” which will keep you on your feet for the rest of your time in Athens. 

What you'll see

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Free cancellation

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Avoid the crowds

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Professional Guides

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QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
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