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Discover secret Athens with help from true insiders

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Tailormade Athens Tours

City tours ran by local Athenians

Athens, Greece
Few hours to as long as you want..
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Open dates
Running Period
All year round

The Combadi Insight:

Want to see a different side of Athens? Avoid all the tourist traps and discover Athens, its history, its tastes and sounds with the help of a group of friends who are passionate about their city. You will feel like a local within minutes...

Holiday Code: CT1

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Local Athenians become your city guides for the day. It's no secret that the best way to discover a city is when a friend shows you around - and that's exactly what this group of talented local Athenians are. We'll be touring Athens with a group of professionals that share with you their love for the city and its secrets!

We are very proud to be working together with this team of young professionals who offer unforgettable, private and fully tailormade travel experiences to small groups of travellers.

Having understood the wish of many travellers to experience new destinations in a genuine and alternative way, they are determined to offer an enriched travel experience and to transform visitors from observers into participants.

They appeal to travellers who love stepping off the beaten path. The experiences offered are ideal for visitors who appreciate the personal touch and want to discover the treasures of Greece in the company of friendly and knowledgeable locals.

The ultimate objective is to offer travellers who entrust us with their holidays, the most beautiful memories.

This inspirational team of young professional tour guides organises a range of exciting themed experiences that illustrate Greece’s culture and way of life -always with a twist -from cooking lessons and wine tasting to excursions and walking tours. All experiences can of course be further customised, according to the needs of each traveller.

Here is a sample of the top themed experiences:

Athens Orientation

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Cost: 280 EUR (group 5-8 people)

The best of Athens in a tour full of interesting information, lovely views and genuine experiences! A perfect choice for your first day in Athens. Save yourself the stress and worry and let us show you the city’s most important landmarks as well as amazing hidden treasures in the company of a friendly and knowledgeable local. Get the feel of a city that has been inhabited for 4000 years on this intriguing private tour. Find your bearings and discover the best of the city, see some of the most significant landmarks and sights of the historical and modern city and discover all about the local way of life.

Highlights:

  • Admire significant landmarks.
  • Take in amazing views of the Acropolis and Ancient Agora.
  • Enjoy stunning panoramic views.
  • Immerse yourself in the cobbled alleys of Plaka.
  • Drift through the modern city.
  • Visit Syntagma square.
  • Wander around Monastiraki square and its flea market.
  • Enjoy a Greek coffee or herbal tea.
  • Sampling a variety of local snacks.
  • Private and possible to customise on the way.

Keep in mind this tour is private and possible to customize in advance or on the way to satisfy your desires.

Flavours of Athens

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Cost: 295 EUR (group 5-8 people)

A sense-provoking tour with insights into Greek gastronomy and an engaging exploration of the local food culture. During this private tour you will not only explore the streets of Athens but you will sample appetizing sweet and savory treats locals enjoy as part of their daily routine and gain insights into the development of our cooking methods, our recipes and culinary traditions. With our food-wise guide we will be visiting dedicated artisans that have perfected their recipes over the decades, as well as specialised food stores sourcing the best products from all over Greece. A culinary tour would not be complete without a visit to the city’s vibrant central food market where local vendors exhibit their produce from across the country.

Highlights:

  • Explore the streets of Athens and visit some of the best food stores in the city.
  • Sample a selection of sweet and savoury local delicacies.
  • Enjoy a cup of Greek coffee.
  • Visit the city’s central food market.
  • Learn about the local food culture and gastronomy.
  • Private, with the flexibility to customise along the way.

Keep in mind this tour is private and possible to customize in advance or on the way to satisfy your desires.

Athens Photo Safari

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Cost: 280 EUR (group 5-8 people)

There is more than meets the eye in the city of Athens! Let your creativity flow and capture life and the essence of our multifaceted city through the intriguing settings that you will discover on our customized photographic tour. Discover the most visually exciting places of Athens at your own pace with our professional photographer who will help you enhance your photography skills, unlock your creativity and show you the most interesting photography spots off the beaten track. Suitable for anyone who wishes to increase his photographic opportunities whilst travelling, to see a more authentic side of the city and to create an amazing portfolio.

Highlights:

  • Explore the streets of Athens and visit amazing places off the beaten path.
  • Enhance your photography skills with our professional photographer.
  • Visit the most photographically interesting spots.
  • Enjoy panoramic vistas.
  • Private and possible to customize on the way.

Walking Meze

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Cost: 550 EUR (group 5-8 people)

Our tour starts with a relaxed walk encompassing all the must-sees of the city. You will view the city’s main highlights, discover spots off the beaten track and master traditional Greek nibbles (meze). After you have got a taste of what Athens is like, and built up a healthy appetite, it is time to taste some authentic Greek food - prepared by you! We will retreat to a private and comfortable setting in the centre of Athens. Our food-wise guide will talk you through the basics of Greek cuisine and assist you with preparing some typical Greek meze recipes. The perfect way to gain hands-on experience of this elaborate and healthy cuisine!

Highlights:

  • Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour of the city’s main highlights.
  • 2 hour cooking course.
  • Prepare authentic meze recipes.
  • Savour a variety of delicious meze.
  • Fun and knowledgeable English speaking food-specialist.
  • Private and possible to customize on the way.

Athens Treasure Hunt

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Cost: 280 EUR (group 5-8 people)

The ultimate treasure hunt! Follow the directions, hunt for and solve clues, view fascinating landmarks and lesser-known jewels in a fun way. Interact with locals, learn about our way of life, taste treats and drinks that locals relish and get the true feeling of our city. The objective of the game is to beat other groups of travellers by gaining more points than them. Points are won by following simple, yet cunning, instructions and solving a number of clues and challenges especially designed for travellers that are new to our city. Be the first team to complete the tasks and you will triumph!

Highlights:

  • Discover our city in a fun way.
  • Learn about contemporary Athens.
  • View significant landmarks and sights.
  • Visit local shops.
  • Enjoy panoramic vistas.
  • Savour drinks and snacks that Athenians cherish.
  • Interact with locals.

Tsipouro Tasting Tour

  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Cost: 420 EUR (group 5-8 people)

A perfect choice to discover the best of the city, to enjoy an authentic Greek ritual and to gain knowledge of one of the Greeks’ favourite spirits, Tsipouro. After a 2-hour walking tour where you will get the feel of the city, we will retreat to a private and comfortable setting where you will experience a journey through the history of tsipouro, learn about its cultural value and engage your taste buds. You will discover all about the art of distillation and taste four different top-end tsipouro varieties. Tastings will be accompanied by a lavish assortment of carefully selected sweet and savoury delicacies (meze). Join us in this genuine ritual and enjoy what locals describe as “quality time”.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy a 2-hour private sightseeing city tour.
  • Sample a selection of the finest tsipouro on the Greek market.
  • Savour delicious meze.
  • Discover the history and cultural value of this fantastic spirit.
  • Fun and knowledgeable tsipouro guide.
  • Private and possible to customise on the way.

Wine tasting and walking tour

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Cost: 100 euro per person

A perfect choice to discover the best of the city as well as a unique opportunity to explore the different fragrances and tastes of Greek wine. After a 2-hour encompassing walking tour where you will get the feel of the city, we will retreat to a favourite Athenian wine bar, where you will discover the Greek wine culture and sample some of the finest Greek wines. While exercising your palate, you will learn about the indigenous grape varieties and the components that make them so unique. Tastings will be accompanied by a lavish assortment of carefully selected delicacies.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy a 2-hour private sightseeing city tour.
  • Sample a selection of the finest Greek wines.
  • Visit a unique wine bar in the heart of the city.
  • Savour delicious delicacies.
  • Learn about the famous wine-making regions and the process of winemaking.
  • Fun and knowledgeable English speaking wine guide.
  • Private and possible to customise on the way.

Majestic Sounio

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Cost: 780 EUR (5-8 people)

Immerse yourself in the blue waters of the Aegean Sea, watch the sun set from the majestic Temple of Poseidon, and enjoy a delicious seafood dinner in the historic port town of Lavrio. We will start from Athens in the late afternoon to enjoy the once in a lifetime experience of watching the sun set from the temple of Poseidon. The drive along the impressive coastline of Attica is a beautiful experience on its own with amazing views and many opportunities to immerse ourselves into Poseidon’s kingdom.

We will take advantage of these opportunities and stop on a beach (organized or free, depending on your preferences) for an invigorating dip and to experience the local beach culture.When we reach the temple you will have time to explore the archeological site and marvel at the once in a lifetime experience of watching the sun sink into the azure waters of the Aegean. We will then go to the small, historic port-town of Lavrio to enjoy a delicious dinner from locally caught seafood. Once our appetites have been satisfied we can explore this interesting and little-visited town with a small digestive stroll and then start our journey back to Athens.

Divine Delphi

  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Cost: 930 EUR (5-8 people)

Once believed to be the centre of the world and the site at which Apollo spoke through his oracle, Delphi is definitely a must-see. But why limit yourselves to the archaeological site when there are other jewels in the area worth discovering? Athens Insiders are happy to share their knowledge of the area with you and design an unforgettable excursion including many alternative stops! Our excursion starts early in the morning with us picking you up from your accommodation. On the way to Delphi you will have the opportunity to admire imposing landscapes. After a 2 hour drive we will arrive at the breathtaking archeological site of Delphi with its museum both of which you will have plenty of time to explore.

We will then drive to the picturesque seaside village of Galaxidi where we will enjoy a leisurely stroll and a delicious lunch in one of the local taverns. Galaxidi also has a small beach where we could go for a little swim to refresh ourselves. *Option to replace the visit to Galaxidi with a Free Fall Jump Experience at extra cost!

Mythical Argolis

  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Cost: 830 EUR (5-8 people)

Grasp the glory of the Mycenaean civilization, and discover the precious gems of Nafplio; one of the best preserved historic towns of the country. We will start from Athens in the early morning and after a scenic 1.5hr drive we will reach the archeological site of Mycenae. There, you will enjoy a guided tour of the site and museum, and get to admire the monumental ruins that beautifully blend with the surrounding landscape. Your guide will offer interesting information about the history of one of the most important civilizations and insights into the way of life of the Myceneans at the location where everything took place. We will then set off to the picturesque town of Nafplio to savour a delicious lunch at a traditional tavern. Before heading back to Athens a leisurely stroll along the cobblestone alleys will give you the chance to take in the beautiful architecture and to learn about this town’s illustrious past.

Greek Dance Lesson

If you have ever wondered what dancing Greek folk dances feels like, then this is your chance! In a spacious setting situated in the centre of Athens and with the assistance of our experienced teachers, you will have the opportunity to learn how to dance the most popular Greek folk dances. Our dance repertoire features 4 to 5 popular dances such as Sirtaki and Zembekiko. Our dance instructor will introduce you to the different dances and show you the steps with a fun and easy to follow approach. At the end of our class you will enjoy a glass of fine Greek wine and view footage of a range of traditional dances from all over the country. Greeks dance to come together, to celebrate, and to connect with their cultural heritage. Join us for a fun and entertaining experience that you certainly won’t forget!

Highlights:

  • Learn 4-5 different Greek folk dances.
  • Enjoy a glass of Greek wine.
  • View audiovisual material illustrating the variety of traditional Greek dances.

Exclusive Shopping Tour

Hours:

  • 10.00 am (daily)
  • 17.00 pm (Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays)

Join this original shopping tour and discover 10 amazing local boutique shops in the most modern areas of Athens. We will visit carefully selected upscale independent stores, each with a special character and story, offering beautiful clothing, shoes, artifacts, souvenirs, jewellery, accessories and cosmetics as well as delicatessen products. During this leisurely and personal tour you will have the opportunity to explore the city's most exclusive shops, to meet the people behind the windows, appreciate the uniqueness of the items we discover, and -if you decide to shop- to enjoy special discounts. A comprehensive experience that caters to the shopper interested in high- end items from independent merchants. All that away from tourist traps or mainstream high street stores and wrapped up with insider tips! Please keep in mind that we are commission-free and we only visit shops that are truly worthwhile.

Highlights:

  • Discover 10 amazing local boutique shops
  • Enjoy special discounts
  • Stop for a refreshment
  • Private and possible to customise on the way.

Pricing depends on group size and the itinerary selected.

Athens Orientation (Available in : English, French, Italian, Spanish)

  • 08:00 a.m.
  • 09:00 a.m
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 04:00 p.m.
  • 05:00 p.m.

Inclusions:

  • 4 hour private walking tour.
  • Fun and knowledgeable Insider guide.
  • Greek coffee or herbal tea.

Exclusions:

  • Guided tour of the archaeological site and entrance fees are not included.

Flavours of Athens (Available in: English, French, Italian, Spanish)

Hours:

  • 08:00 a.m.
  • 09:00 a.m
  • 10:00 a.m.

Inclusions:

  • 4 hour private walking tour.
  • Fun and knowledgeable food guide.
  • Greek coffee or herbal tea.
  • Sampling of local snacks.

Photo Safari (Available in: English)

Hours:

  • 08:00 a.m.
  • 09:00 a.m.
  • 05:00 p.m.

Inclusions:

  • 4 hour private walking tour.
  • Professional photographer and guide.

Walking Meze (Available in: English)

Hours:

  • 08:00 a.m.
  • 09:00 a.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 05:00 p.m.

Inclusions:

  • 2 hour private walking tour.
  • 2 hour cooking course.
  • Fun and knowledgeable food guide.
  • Preparation of 3 traditional meze plates.

Athens Gourmet (Available in: English)

Hours:

  • 08:00 a.m.
  • 09:00 a.m.
  • 04:00 p.m.

Inclusions:

  • 1 hour private walking tour.
  • 3 hour private cooking course.
  • 1 hour lunch or dinner.
  • Professional Insider chef.
  • Private setting.
  • Top-end ingredients.
  • 3 different, 4-course menus to choose from
  • 1 refreshment and a glass of house wine per person.
  • Further customisation of menu is possible.

Athens: The Amazing Race (Available in: English)

Hours:

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • Kids up to 12 years FREE! (MAX free participation 1 child per adult)

Inclusions:

  • 4 hour experiential activity.
  • Fun and knowledgeable Insider guide.
  • Local snacks on the way.
  • A goodie bag with 3 different signature Greek products for the winning team.

Tsipouro Tasting Walking Tour (Available in: English)

Hours:

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 05:00 p.m.

Inclusions:

  • 2 hour private walking tour.
  • 1.5 hour private tsipouro tasting.
  • Fun and knowledgeable tsipouro guide.
  • Tasting of 4 different top-end tsipouro varieties.
  • Assortment of traditional sweet and savoury delicacies (4 different items).

Greek Wine Tasting (Available in: English)

Hours:

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 05:00 p.m.

Inclusions:

  • 2 hour private walking tour.
  • 1 hour private Greek wine tasting at an Athenian wine bar.
  • Fun and knowledgeable wine specialist.
  • Tasting of 5 exceptionalGreek wines.
  • Assortment of traditional savoury delicacies.

Trip to Sounio (Available in: English, French, Italian, Spanish)

Hours:

  • 14:00 p.m.
  • 15:00 p.m.
  • 05:00 p.m.

Inclusions:

  • 7 hour excursion.
  • Temple of Poseidon visit.
  • Private car or mini van.
  • Fun and knowledgeable Insider guide.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Fuel & toll expenses.
  • Refreshments & snacks.

Exclusions:

  • Entrance fees to the archaeological site
  • Dinner at Lavrio

If interested you can add to your trip to Sounio a horse ride or a visit to the lake of Vouliagmeni. For this option contact us. Cost will differentiate.

Trip to Delphi (Available in English. Other languages upon request)

Hours:

  • 08:00 a.m.

Inclusions:

  • 9 hour excursion.
  • Guided tour of the Delphi museum and archaeological site
  • Private car or mini van.
  • Refreshments & snacks.
  • Fun and knowledgeable Insider guide.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Fuel & toll expenses.

Exclusions:

  • Archeological site entrance fees
  • Lunch break

Mythical Argolis (Available in: English. Other languages upon request)

Hours:

  • 08:00 a.m.
  • Available also during the afternoon

Inclusions:

  • 9 hour excursion
  • Fun and knowledgeable Insider guide
  • Private car or mini van
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Fuel & toll expenses
  • Refreshments & snacks
  • Guided tour to the archaeological site

Exclusions:

  • Entrance fees to the archaeological site
  • Lunch at Nafplio

Greek Dance Lesson (Available in: English)

Hours:

  • 17:00 p.m. EVERY SATURDAY. Other days upon request.

Inclusions:

  • 1,5 hours dancing class & 30 minutes relaxation time
  • A glass of wine and some snacks at the end of the class
  • Audiovisual material of Greek dances
  • English speaking dance instructor
  • Private and spacious environment

Exclusive Athens Shopping tour (Available in: English, French, Italian, Spanish)

Inclusions:

  • 4 hour private walking tour or using private transport (upon arrangement).
  • Exclusive store discounts, which are usable until your departure.
  • Shopping map with main shopping streets and boutique stores.
  • Fun and knowledgeable Insider guide.
  • Shopping can be delivered to your hotel.

The team works on a tailormade basis organising holiday experiences that are right for each and every type of traveller. All visitors are valued as special and unique. By collecting information on their tastes and interests via an interactive online form or via direct communication, tours and experiences are designed to match the profile and schedule of every one of our visitors.

From a few hours to several days, the itinerary will be just as you want it to be.

The tours and experiences provided by the Athens Insiders are available in English, French, German and Spanish.

Payment

All tours booked will be paid for via Paypal. Upon receipt of the payment the organisers will issue a voucher and send it via email. The voucher must be printed, as proof of purchase, and be presented on the day of the tour. For more booking information and availability, please enquire below.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The organiser allows for the eventuality that a customer may need to change or cancel an agreed service. Changing the date of a tour will incur no penalty, provided notification is received at least 5 days prior to the scheduled tour and provided other dates are available.

Otherwise, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • More than four days prior to the scheduled tour: Full refund, excluding 15% for administrative and credit card fees
  • 2-4 days prior to the scheduled tour: 50% refund
  • 24hrs prior to the scheduled tour: No refund
  • No show: No refund
  • Refunds will be returned within 30 days of the cancellation date
  • Should the organiser need to cancel a tour, any payments will be fully refunded

“Amazing Way to Experience Athens” Reviewed September 5, 2013

We spent an afternoon touring Athens on foot with Anthia and can't say more about our experience. The group was made up of just the 3 of us (myself, my fiance & Anthia) and because of this the tour was very personalised and flexible.

When we felt like stopping for a quick drink we did and Anthia was able to give us tailored information and recommendations. She also took us to places that we would not have normally been able to see in a big tour group and explained the current political and economic context on top of just the historical facts. It was absolutely lovely... a highlight of our visit!

“The best way to see, hear, feel and taste a city.” Reviewed December 28, 2012

For anyone who wants to experience a city the locals way. This team was a real treat. Athens is not an easy city to negotiate if you are new to it. The guys took on what I wanted to see, hear, feel and taste and gave me the full works. I loved it. Would definatley use them again and look forward to them expanding to other cities. This should be the way forward for tourism. No more drudgery and tourist trails, instead unique hand picked passage tailored to suit the individuals needs.

“Like spending the day with a friend -an absolute highlight of our time in Athens!” Reviewed May 28, 2013

During our recent stay in Athens, we were fortunate enough to spend a full day with our guide from the best team of Athenians. It is not often that by the end of such a day excursion you can say you truly felt as if you had spent the day with an old friend -this was just the case at the end of our day with Anthia. She led us on a unique and intimate tour of Athens sharing insights and knowledge from her life here in the city.

She was completely happy to tailor our tour in any way we liked, stopping for coffee and lunch at special local establishments, off of the well beaten tourist path. She was so very kind and considerate to even assist us with a pressing matter unrelated to our tour, even following up long after our tour completed -definitely going above and beyond!

She exemplified the concept that the team strives to bring to travelers an intimate friendly experience away from home. And as for us, we have made a new friend!

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