The city of Athens is one of the most crowded cities in Europe with a population of 4.5 million people. Although it is almost inconceivable to find a quiet touristic place in this world famous historical capital, if you participate in the Athens Off the Beaten Track Tour, our Professional Local Tour Guides will sweep you away to some of these hidden places of the metropolis.
Your tour will start from Philopappos Hill which is located opposite of the Acropolis Hill. There our local guide will unfold the history of Athens from the ancient times till the modern period. ( unless there is a special request this tour doesn’t include entrance in the Acropolis Hill and the Temple of Parthenon).
Then your tour will continue to Pnyx Hill where in ancient times the Athenians gathered to make important decisions for their city like the initiation of war with another city, or to exile a politician who was considered dangerous for the democracy of the city.
Before you continue down town you will have a short break to a place which is known as the Socrates prison but this has not been confirmed by all archaeologists.
Leaving the history and the past behind the last part of Athens Off the Beaten Track Tour / Shore Excursion includes the modern part of the city known only by Athenians. You will have the chance to mingle with the locals and to feel the pulse of every day life. Before your tour comes to its conclusion your Local Tour Guide will show you the places where the locals eat and enjoy coffee allowing you to enjoy the smell and taste of the local cuisine.
This tour is highly recommended for those individuals who really want to see the other side of Athens.