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A Gem Called Athens

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28 Jun 2018
“2 tours in one day - amazing!”
10 Oct 2017
“Amazing Food Tour of Athens!”
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
Monastiraki Square, Athens 10555, Greece
+30 698 388 4132
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Brittany M
Reviewed 28 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank geoffreypc
Reviewed 11 October 2017

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
Thank valerieo805
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!

Reviewed 5 June 2017

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
Thank edoane
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!

Reviewed 25 June 2015

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

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Geertv
Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

Very relaxed tour in the center of Athens. A guide who knows to show you interesting but not over touristic places. A pleasent pastime!

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 4 January 2014

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

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 13 November 2013

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
Thank Ronvw
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
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30 April 2018|
Response from Marleen V | Property representative |
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. Please mail to info at agemcalledathens point com
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