Old street in Plaka

Old street in Plaka

Vasilissis Sofias Avenue

Vasilissis Sofias Avenue

Athens shopping

Athens shopping

Traditional Tavern

Traditional Tavern

Shopping in Athens

Shopping in Athens

Athens cafe bar

Athens cafe bar

Street view to Acropolis

Street view to Acropolis

Picturesque coffe shop

Picturesque coffe shop

Herodou Attikou Street

Herodou Attikou Street

Plaka restaurants

Plaka restaurants

Live music

Live music

Athens by night

Athens by night

Athens Gazi for a drink

Athens Gazi for a drink

Under Maria’s expert guidance, guests will explore places that are off the beaten track, walk on the city roads like true locals, acquaint themselves with the Athens traditions, and explore the renowned Athens cuisine and entertainment opportunities

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. The real Athens behind the tourists’ facade

  2. Traditional local Athens cuisine and tastes

  3. Authentic Athens entertainment venues and sites

€69, 5 hrs, 5 persons

Maria – Athens, discover the mythical and authentic city

Itinerary: how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together

  • Place of ORIGIN: Cyclades & Dodecanese

  • LIVES in: Athens

  • SPEAKS: English

  • LOVES: good and authentic lifestyle, culture, history, traditions and local folklore

  • Has TRAVELLED to: UK, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy, all over Greece

  • Personal TRAITS: very hospitable, sociable and friendly, with a permanent broad and welcoming smile and a unique ability to offer on a voluntary basis, while being in love with Athens

€69, 5 hrs, 5 persons

Booking details

Maria Skevofylax is your Hostess

Maria was born and raised in Athens, and she loves the city to the utmost. She is an accomplished self-taught photographer and loves discovering Athens hidden spots that are behind the tourists’ façade. She is an excellent cognoscenti on everything concerning Athens cuisine, entertainment opportunities, and the Athens history, myths and traditions. Her ambition is to convey all that to her guests

  • Place: Athens

  • Meeting Point: Monastiraki Metro station, at the ticket office

  • Duration: 5 hours

  • Timetable: 21.00-02.00

  • Price: 69 euros per person (delis, beverages are included; entry tickets are not  included)

  • Availability: throughout the year

  • Group size: 5 persons max

  • What’s SPECIAL about this experience: the guests will have the chance to fully exploit Maria’s love and knowledge of the city, and acquire an authentic feel of the Athens vibrant culture and atmosphere

 

      Athens - Where the Experience will take place

What wikipedia says

 

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years, and the earliest human presence around the 11th–7th centuries BC. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent and in particular the Romans. In modern times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece. In 2015, Athens was ranked the world's 29th richest city by purchasing power and the 67th most expensive in a UBS study.

Athens is recognised as a global city because of its geo-strategic location and its importance in shipping, finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, culture, education and tourism. It is one of the biggest economic centres in southeastern Europe, with a large financial sector, and its port Piraeus is the largest passenger port in Europe, and the second largest in the world. The municipality (City) of Athens had a population of 664,046 (in 2011, 796,442 in 2004) within its administrative limits, and a land area of 39 km2 (15 sq mi). The urban area of Athens (Greater Athens and Greater Piraeus) extends beyond its administrative municipal city limits, with a population of 3,090,508 (in 2011) over an area of 412 km2 (159 sq mi). According to Eurostat in 2004, the Athens Larger Urban Zone (LUZ) was the 7th most populous LUZ in the European Union (the 5th most populous capital city of the EU), with a population of 4,013,368. Athens is also the southernmost capital on the European mainland.

The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon, considered a key landmark of early Western civilization. The city also retains Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as a smaller number of Ottoman monuments.

Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. Landmarks of the modern era, dating back to the establishment of Athens as the capital of the independent Greek state in 1834, include the Hellenic Parliament (19th century) and the Athens Trilogy, consisting of the National Library of Greece, the Athens University and the Academy of Athens. Athens was the host city of the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896, and 108 years later it welcomed home the 2004 Summer Olympics. Athens is home to the National Archeological Museum, featuring the world's largest collection of ancient Greek antiquities, as well as the new Acropolis Museum

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