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

  • 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
Hidden Athens Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile
Hidden Athens Walking Tour Plaka And Picnic And The Hills Of Athens

Mariza is the Ideal Tour Guide. She is a Total Professional, yet she is fun,funny interesting and extremely knowledgeable. She Amazingly brings the Art,Culture,History and the People Of Athens Alive in very vivid ways. I Dare You To Get Bored With Her ! You Can’t...More

1  Thank Anita L
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile
Best experience in Athens!

We've been to Athens several times and on various tours. This tops them all. Marisa (Marie-Georgia) was the best guide! She was extremely knowledgeable and was so friendly. Our 11 year old loved all the stops and the stories Marisa told us. We were able...More

1  Thank MnmHall
Athens W, Operations Manager at Athens Walks Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Extremely glad and pleased to have met your standards! Thank you for being a great guest! Our very kind regards

Reviewed 25 August 2018
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

2  Thank Liza I
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

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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, it is very appreciated! Our kindest regards

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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!
19 April 2018|
Response from Steven H | Reviewed this property |
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