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We offer interesting walks through the different districts of Athens, of course not missing the highlights, but also discovering the hidden gems and going to the places where the locals go.We let you experience and, literal, taste this facinating...more
First time in Athens and so glad I did this tour. Our guide, Angelo, was great from beginning to end. He took us on quite a walk throughout the city. Spots that were hidden and gave you a real feel of what the city and...More
We only had one day in Athens so we did the daytime walking tour and the evening food tour. We were the only people on each tour so it made it very personal! These tours really take you out of the touristy places and shows...More
Our first stop after checking into our hotel was to meet Marlene, our tour guide for the evening. Marlene was warm, friendly and well educated. She took us to parts of the city that we would NEVER have visited on our own. It was the...More
My 18-year old daughter and I took this walking tour, minutes after we checked into our hotel after what ended up being a 34-hour journey to Athens (thanks to a late flight and a missed connection). Needless to say we were a little wiped out...More
We learnt so much about Greek food, and explored some cool parts of the city. I loved the tour and our host Marleen was so kind. Even as a vegan and vegetarian we had lots of eat and left with full stomachs. Would definitely recommend...More
Date of experience: September 2017
Marleen V, Eigenaar at A Gem Called Athens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017
Thank you for your kind review. Thanks as well for joining our tour as you were great company!
A wonderful tour of the hidden treasures of Athens. Almost all of which, we would not have seen otherwise! This tour focused on historic as well as local treasures: neighborhoods and restaurants which are not normally seen on larger tours. The guide touched on some...More
Date of experience: June 2017
Marleen V, Eigenaar at A Gem Called Athens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017
Thank you very much for your review.
Very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour!
The walk 'à la carte' all around the Akropolis, accompanied and guided by Jessica of 'A gem called Athens' mid June was extremely pleasant and at the same time very instructive. With a in depth knowledge of Greek history and its archeology, we had a...More
Marleen was our guide through Athens and many other places in Greece. Spent about 3 weeks with her and found her to be so charming and lovely! She was amazing in her ability to speak the language and interpret for us. I highly recommend you...More
My sister and I (we are from the Netherlands) visited Athens for a long weekend, and we contacted Marleen Veldhorst from "A gem called Athens" for a guided tour. Starting at Monastiraki square in the centre, Marleen took us for an interesting and varied walk...More
Date of experience: May 2013
Marleen V, Eigenaar at A Gem Called Athens, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2013
Dear Ingrid and Ron,
Thank you very much for your kind review. It was my joy showing you some of the nice places of Athens. Hope to see you again!
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Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized streets surround the remains of both the Greek and Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street
peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.
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Thank you for your interest in our tours. Kindly ask you to inform us via mail in which tour you are interested. As we do have availability on that date.
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