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Anafiotika
Anafiotika

Anafiotika

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Sprawling up the northern slopes of the Acropolis and peeking above the rooftops of Plaka, Anafiotika is a tiny enclave of steep, cobbled alleyways lined with squat, whitewashed stone houses reminiscent of villages in the Greek Islands. The area was developed by skilled craftsmen from the Cycladean island of Anafi, who arrived in Athens in 1843 to work in the building boom that followed independence from the Hellenic Republic. Taking advantage of an ancient decree that allowed people to keep their property if they could build it between sunset and sunrise, the islanders worked on grand neo-classical palaces by day and their own cramped quarters by night.

Part of Anafiotika was torn down in the 1950s and now only around 50 of the artisan dwellings remain, tucked between the miniscule churches of Agios Georgios tou Vrachou and Agios Simeon, both also the work of the Anafi islanders. Their descendants still live in their mini-homes, amid splashes of color from scented gardens and balconies awash with bougainvillea and pots of scarlet geraniums.

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Acropolis Athens Classic eBike Tour

Acropolis Athens Classic eBike Tour

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Discover the top sights of Athens with ease on an electric bike tour, led by a local guide. Hop on your electric-powered bike, and make light work of Athens’ attractions following a route that’s mostly traffic-free. Ride around the Acropolis rock and ancient agora, delve into historical Plaka, see the Bath House of the Winds, and more. Stop to savor a traditional Greek coffee, and learn about the sights via the crystal-clear headset commentary from your guide. Numbers are limited on this small-group tour for a more personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.31
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$56.31

Athens at Night Small-Group Walking Tour with Dinner

Athens at Night Small-Group Walking Tour with Dinner

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Discover the most ancient and atmospheric quarters of Athens on a small-group night walking tour. Feel the weight of history while passing the Greek and Roman Forums, and admire views of the illuminated Parthenon and Acropolis as the city's nocturnal energy comes alive in pubs and cafes. Catch the sound of the ‘laterna’ barrel piano drifting through doorways as you wind along narrow streets, and then complete the evening with a delicious Greek dinner in a traditional tavern.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$104.51
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$104.51
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Hidden Athens Small Group Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens

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

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Escape the well-trodden tourist track and discover a quieter side of Athens on this leisurely walking tour. With a local guide, explore the tucked-away areas around the slopes of the Acropolis and uncover their ancient and recent past. Stroll around the cobbled Plaka, Athens’ Old Town; and delve into Anafiotika, where the sugar-cube houses mirror a whitewashed Cyclades village. Discover the ancient sites of Mars Hill and Philopappou Hill, and savor a delicious Greek picnic and glass of wine as you gaze over Athens sprawled below.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.57
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$62.57
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Acropolis Private Skip the Line and Hidden Gems Tour

Acropolis Private Skip the Line and Hidden Gems Tour

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On this skip-the-line tour, you'll save time visiting the Athens sight you’re most excited to see: the Acropolis. You’ll whiz past the crowds, and hear fascinating commentary about the UNESCO-listed site. Your itinerary also leaves time for highlights including Hadrian’s Library and the Roman Agora, as well as hidden gems such as the tiny village of Anafiotika and Greek Orthodox churches. Please note the admission to the sites is not included in the price of the tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.59
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$82.59
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Athens Legends: Gods and Myths Private Tour

Athens Legends: Gods and Myths Private Tour

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Get an on-the-ground lesson in Greek history on this private walking tour. Explore the atmospheric streets of Athens while learning about the myths and legends of ancient Greece from an informative guide. Visit the Trilogy of Athens, learn about neoclassical architecture, explore the Central Market and hear about Hermes, the God of Commerce, explore the colorful local spice market and more on this affordable half-day outing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$33.20
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$33.20
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Live Online Experience: Discover the heart and the soul of Athens

Live Online Experience: Discover the heart and the soul of Athens

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Explore Athens with a local insider from the safety and comfort of your own home. Join a unique online LIVE tour and discover the heart and soul of the Greek capital. Discover Ancient and Modern Athens live, learn how life goes on in the one of the most Ancient Cities of the world. Discover hidden gems and districts of Athens, lets talk about mythology, history, legends and the contemporary life in Athens. From the safety of your home we visit together the Market of Athens, we stroll around Acropolis hill, and the most Ancient district of Athens Plaka, we discover the hidden island of Athens and we admire the view of Acropolis Hill. Discover the street art of Athens, the monuments and the ruins of the city. Verify the correct time in your own timezone using Timeanddate(com) to convert your local time to Athens, Greece time
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.03
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$25.03
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Self-guided Virtual Tour of the Cats of Athens: Cats on the prowl

Self-guided Virtual Tour of the Cats of Athens: Cats on the prowl

Experience the historical center of Athens, the area of Plaka, that belongs to the cats from the comfort of your home with an engaging self-guided virtual tour, narrated in English, from your PC or smartphone browser. It’s so simple! You will receive an email with the tour link with instructions and, in a couple of minutes, you will travel back in time and enjoy a virtual journey from the comfort of your couch! Through the power of storytelling combined with street and satellite views, you will learn not only about historical facts but also discover unknown stories and tales of ancient and modern times about the beloved cats that will amaze your family and friends. The tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief intriguing stories that will make your virtual visit both engaging and informative. The tour is only available online and you can access it repeatedly and anytime.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$14.74
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$14.74
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Photogenic Athens with a Local

Photogenic Athens with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Come with me to discover the city of Athens through your camera lens! Join me on this short city walk for this unique opportunity to get to know the city from an insider’s point of view and take stunning pictures of it at the same time! Our walk will take us from Monastiraki Square to the Mama Roux. While you use your camera to capture the beauty of Athens, you will also get to discover local spots and hidden gems that your typical tourist guide won’t show you. Treat your curiosity by discovering an alternative side of Athens and all the unique beauty it has to offer! Don't forget to book the Experience at a suitable time to have the best light possible for the pictures!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.71
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$34.71

Athens in a Click Small Group Photo Adventure Tour

Athens in a Click Small Group Photo Adventure Tour

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If you’re tired of taking blurry photos on your travel camera, or you’re a shutterbug who just doesn’t know where to start in Athens, this group tour will give you the skills and sights you’re looking for. Led by your guide, a professional photographer who can help you get the most out of your photos, explore picturesque, old-fashioned neighbourhoods like Anafiotika and Plaka, vibrant counter-culture areas like Psirri and bustling metropolitan sights like the Monastiraki Flea Market and the Varvakios Agora.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.23
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$120.23
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Private Athens Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

Private Athens Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

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Memorialize your time in the Greek capital with a private, 1 to 4 hours photoshoot and walking tour in Athens. Stroll through some of the city’s most picturesque locales with a professional photographer guide and have your photo taken against the backdrop of ancient ruins, lush gardens or typical Athenian streets. Learn about the city’s history along the way, and receive a web gallery of high-quality images of you and your sweetheart, friends or family.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$244.67
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$244.67
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Top Sites of Athens By Bike

Top Sites of Athens By Bike

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Explore Athens without getting trapped in a large walking group, listening to exhausting, over-rehearsed commentary. Instead, take to the streets on a bicycle on this small-group sightseeing tour. Cycle around landmarks both ancient and modern, from the Temple of Olympian Zeus to the Zappeion Exhibition Center. Ride around tourist hotspots and through quiet neighborhoods with a guide to show you around, providing personalized commentary every step of the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.03
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$43.03
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Private Full Day Athens Photography Tour

Private Full Day Athens Photography Tour

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Discover the highlights and hidden treasures of Ancient Greece and learn the tips and techniques of professional photography on this guided, full-day, private photo tour. Walk the city streets and the outskirts of the Greek capital. Learn practical tips from a professional photographer guide, capturing the details that many amateurs miss. See the city from an entirely new perspective and get creative pictures to make memories that last a lifetime. Hotel pickup, drop-off, and transportation are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$367.62
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$367.62
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Athens Old Town: Monastiraki and Plaka Small Group Walking tour

Athens Old Town: Monastiraki and Plaka Small Group Walking tour

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This small-group walking tour is ideal for travelers who want to venture beyond the top tourist attractions of Athens. By exploring the city with a guide, you’ll discover hidden alleyways and unusual sites that you wouldn’t find alone. Visit the neighborhood of Plaka, and finish the tour in Monastiraki. 
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.11
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$38.11
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Private Custom Tour with Local Driver in Athens or Nafplio with Lunch

Private Custom Tour with Local Driver in Athens or Nafplio with Lunch

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Customize your Greek adventure on a private day tour from Athens. The itinerary is based on your personal preferences and you can choose from the Epidaurus theater, Cape Sounion, and many other points of interests. Private end-to-end transportation - with complimentary wifi - allows you to cover more ground comfortably. Your guide is always on hand and reachable by a provided mobile phone while you’re exploring independently. The tour also includes lunch at a restaurant off the beaten path.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$345.98
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$345.98
Price varies by group size
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Athens Heart Private Walking Tour

Athens Heart Private Walking Tour

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Discover the best of Athens on this private city walking tour. Over the course of 4 hours, you’ll visit the Arch of Hadrian, the Panathenaic Stadium, the National Garden, Syntagma Square, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Monastiraki Flea Market, Ancient Agora, and more. Enjoy a traditional Greek coffee and chat with your local guide about this fascinating meeting place of ancient history and contemporary life.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.13
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$125.13
Price varies by group size
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The Hidden Stories under Acropolis!

The Hidden Stories under Acropolis!

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- Why did Zeus ask his son to hit him on the head? - What does the 2004 Greek football team have to do with the first King of Greece? - Why are there a church and a mosque so near to each other on the central square of Athens? -What is the stracture of the Roman Agora, that few of us would dare to enter inside today? - Where is the old Parthenon that was destroyed in 480 BC? - What is the most bizarre monument which you can also find in New York, Sydney and Oxfordshire? - What is the secret symbolism of the Acropolis? >>>You want to know more? Come walk with me under the Acropolis to experience Athens like a VIP! The whole activity is interactive as you will participate in a Challenge Game during the tour! Old photos, paintings and pictures are also part of the tour! Don't miss it! PS:The tour doesn't include any visits or tickets inside archaeological sites. Instagram @hiddenstoriestours
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.03
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$28.03

Athens: On the prowl- Cats of Athens Plaka, Self-Guided audio tour on your Phone

Athens: On the prowl- Cats of Athens Plaka, Self-Guided audio tour on your Phone

If you love cats, this self-guided Athens tour is perfect: letting you discover the city’s legendary felines and their favored hotspots at your own pace, yet with guided commentary. Download the Android or iOS mobile app, and follow the directions to Athens’ areas popular with felines. Roam the cat-prowled Plaka, Agora, and more; and hear nuggets and facts about the city’s ancient love of cats that you’d probably miss independently.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$9.82
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$9.82
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Private walking tour- Enjoy a Sunset Tour in Plaka

Private walking tour- Enjoy a Sunset Tour in Plaka

After your pick -up from your location, we will enter the old alleys of Plaka, passing by the Lysicrates Monument, Tripodon street, old taverns, and well-known residences. We will walk next to the Rizokastro wall, climbing the stairs of the Anafiotika neighborhood to admire a panoramic view of Athens, and we will pass by the old University heading towards Monastiraki. Step by step, Plaka will lose its touristic edge and, despite its bustling streets, it will soon begin to feel like home. With this tour, we will attempt to go beyond the façade, delving into the human aspect of this community, which has remained vibrant for centuries and has inspired numerous Greek and foreign artists. Accompanied by the echo of the old “laternas” or the cantatas that, once upon a time, used to be performed in these streets, we will recount stories of love and betrayal.Our tour will finish at around 19:00(low season) and 21:00(high season) and your guide will accompany you to your location.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$147.54
Price varies by group size
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$147.54
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A Taste of Athens Food Tour with Unique Traditional Specialties

A Taste of Athens Food Tour with Unique Traditional Specialties

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Taste traditional drinks & snacks and visit famous sites & picturesque local shops. Tables reserved at all venues! No eating on the go or standing! Provided: Glass of ouzo p.p. & local tapas (potato salad, salami, tomato, cucumber, dolmadaki). Glass of tsipouro p.p. served with cheese & cold cuts platter. Glass of red wine (Nemea) p.p. served with local cheeses platter & bread. Greek olive oil, olives & olive pâté tasting (Kalamata & Cretan origin). Cup of Greek coffee p.p. & traditional cherry sweet. Experienced, educated, certified (EFR) & friendly facilitator! Our company is an innovative alternative tours / activities organizer, active since 2004.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.39
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$66.39
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Indulge in a Photo walk w/t an Architect

Indulge in a Photo walk w/t an Architect

We will start strolling around the city centre and we will pass by some of the main monuments and archaeological sites of historical Athens. We will take photos from different points depending on weather conditions. Based on the group's interests we may focus on archaeological sites, traditional buildings, temples, sculptures and fountains. We will wander around the picturesque streets of Plaka and Anafiotika and you will feel like a local!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$66.74
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$66.74

Athens Treasure Hunt Tour

Athens Treasure Hunt Tour

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This exciting and experential tour in the historical part of the city walks among the most famous monuments and beautiful hidden places of Athens. A cross between a Treasure Hunt, an Escape Room and a Walking Tour, this unique tour combines exploration, puzzle solving and little-known stories from Athens and transforms the way you explore the city. Learn all about the history of ancient and modern day Athens and explore the city in a different way while engaging in experential activities,riddle games and clue hunting. The Athens Treasure Hunt Tour is a fun group activity (for friends and families) where players try to find hidden mysteries and places by using a series of clues. Solve the mystery before the time runs out!!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.49
Price varies by group size
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$153.49
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Athens Old City Treasure Hunt with a Tablet and Game App

Athens Old City Treasure Hunt with a Tablet and Game App

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We provide you with a tablet & a customized software installed, which encourages engagement with your surroundings & cooperation between all players. Enjoy the huge potential of up-to-date technology, combined with a great variety of types of games. Use tools like maps, GPS coordinates, puzzles, riddles, quizzes, pictures & videos. Get to know the town & its history through this interactive & fun mission! Our company is an innovative alternative tours / activities organizer, active since 2004.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.43
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$109.43
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Athens at night

Athens at night

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ATHENS ... AT NIGHT! Noon NIGHT WALK ON FOOT BY MONASTIRAKI, ANAFIOTIKA, PLAKA & TISEO Daily at night throughout the year.  Included in this excursion  • Spanish speaking companion guide.  • 3 hour walking tour.  • Small groups of up to 7 travelers.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.41
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$50.41

Have fun & Learn Playing Riddle Games in Plaka Athens-Private Family experience

Have fun & Learn Playing Riddle Games in Plaka Athens-Private Family experience

Are you in Athens with your family? Join us for an interactive and adventurous tour full of playing and learning under the Rock of Acropolis in the narrow lanes of the old town of Athens in Plaka.Strengthen your family bonds playing riddle games and learning the ancient and modern history of Athens through conundrums. Learn about the Greek mythology, listen to the story of Acropolis under the imposing Rock. Use the hints that will lead you to the next clue. Feel like an Athenian of the old times and follow your life-coach guide experienced in family bonding games! Reaching the end solve the last conundrum and discover the true essence of Greece! For all your efforts we award you with a souvenir to remember this lifetime experience! More than interesting and friendly for kids over 10.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$340.33
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Anafiotika can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 33 Anafiotika tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Anafiotika costs USD 9.82. Guided Anafiotika tours start around USD 9.82 per person. See all 33 Anafiotika tickets and tours on Viator.