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  • Athens: Morning Bike Tour

    1. Athens: Morning Bike Tour

    Cycle the historic center of Athens on a 9-kilometer bike tour, and see archaeological and architectural highlights of the city such as the Panathenaic Stadium, Presidential Mansion, indoor exhibition center of the Zappeion Hall, and Roman Agora. Discover the city’s green spaces, such as the National Gardens, and explore historic neighborhoods such as Plaka at the footsteps of the Acropolis. Go to the ancient burial site of Kerameikos Cemetery. Admire the dome of the National Observatory of Athens, and enter the traditional neighborhood of Thission. Although you will not enter any of the archaeological sights, you will stop for approximately 5-8 minutes at each one while your tour leader provides valuable information and tells interesting stories. Get off your bike for a short walking tour of an areas that bikes can’t access, but leads you to an amazing view far off the tourist path.  ...

    Julio was amazing. He had a great energy, answered everyone’s questions and gave insights on where to go and what to see in Athens.

  • Original Gourmet Food Tour of Athens

    2. Original Gourmet Food Tour of Athens

    Explore the food markets of Athens on a 4-hour walking tour and taste some of the delicious treats on offer. Visit local stores selling the "Green Treasures" of Greece, such as olive oil, wines, mushrooms, herbs and traditionally made pastas and salamis. Start with a traditional Greek breakfast of koulóuria (sesame bread rings) in a century-old café, and then make your way to a tiny pastry shop to sample loukoumades (Greek donuts) and custard-filled filo squares. Enjoy local pies and cheeses at authentic Greek bakeries and cheese stores. Next, wander through the meat and fish market, the living monument markets of the city. Try some home-grown and roasted coffee, and visit specialty shops to purchase fresh fruit, olives, cheese, ham and other deli produce. Enjoy some local wine, organic produce olive oil and honey, seven years old aromatized vinegars and the world famous Greek yoghurt...

    Irene was a wonderful guide! The tour was fun upbeat and an interesting variety of foods! A must do in Athens!

  • Athens Food Walking Tour - Small Group

    3. Athens Food Walking Tour - Small Group

    Your culinary journey of Athens will take you to carefully selected specialty food shops, where you’ll taste some of the finest olive oil, cheese, and honey available in the city, as well as local delicacies such as pastourma cured meat. On this 3.5-hour guided food tour you’ll stroll through traditional Athens neighborhoods and visit some wonderful pastry shops that serve tempting Greek sweets. You’ll be immersed in the fragrances and colors of local spices, the secret behind renowned Greek dishes, and aromas of Greek coffee as well. The irresistible smell of freshly baked delicacies will lead you into one of the oldest traditional bakeries in Athens. Continue through the bustling alleys of Varvakios, the picturesque fish, meat, and vegetable market. Last but not least, you’ll stop for a taste of the celebrated Greek souvlaki!

    The tour was amazing. Our guide Pavlina was kind, considerate and extremely knowledgeable about not only the local food but also the history of Athens. It’s an enjoyable memory to munch on the delicious food/drink while learning a lot of this elegant city. Highly recommend.

  • Athens: The Classic Food Tasting Tour

    4. Athens: The Classic Food Tasting Tour

    Fulfill your food-tasting desires on this food tour in Athens, specifically designed to offer you an unforgettable experience of some of the most original or traditional greek culinary treasures you will ever taste. Discover iconic greek delicacies in a food tour in the picturesque old districts of Athens. Start in Omonia by tasting refreshing Greek yoghurt and traditional pies and pastries. Take the opportunity to taste a fine Greek coffee from a local favorite, that manages to blend the old style with new fusion.   Next, stroll the famous ''Varvakios'' food market, a vivid commercial point where you can buy a wide range of traditional mediterranean fresh goods such as meat, fish and all kinds of vegetables and fruit. From there, experience a colorful pallet of boutique products, like the world renowned cretan cheese, meat delicatessens. Taste olive oil and olives, traditional greek r...

    Anna was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. The foods were delicious, and the experience was memorable. Not only that, but she also provided awesome recommendations for travel in Santorini. 10/10 experience, this is a must if you are visiting Athens.

  • Athens: Sunset Bike Tour

    5. Athens: Sunset Bike Tour

    Discover the must-see sights of Athens at the best time of day on an afternoon bike tour of the historic monuments. Avail of the breathtaking views of the ancient city as you cycle to landmark monuments, starting at the National Gardens, followed by the Panathenaic Stadium and Presidential Mansion. Get off your bike to take short walks to different locations, and journey through the history of Ancient Greece at monuments such as the Roman Agora. Admire the columns of the Zappeion exhibition hall, and cycle through the charming Plaka district at dusk. Make your way to Kerameikos just north of the Acropolis and explore the hip district of Thisseio.

    Julio was an excellent , friendly and knowledgeable guide . The bicycle tour was a great way of getting an overview of Athens . We are so grateful to him for making it so enjoyable. Thanks

  • Athens: City Highlights Tour on a Dutch Bicycle

    6. Athens: City Highlights Tour on a Dutch Bicycle

    The best way to discover Athens is on a trendy and comfortable Cortina bike. On your 3-hour bike ride, cycle a beautiful route past the best places in the city. Cycle through the atmospheric neighborhoods of Psiri, Plaka, and Monastiraki. Visit the central market and make photo stops at the main highlights of Athens. Cycle past the Acropolis, the National Gardens, and the old Olympic stadium. With this bike tour, get to know the lesser known neighborhoods, often missed by tourists. Along the way, hear fascinating stories about Greek culture and everyday life. In three hours, be sure to get a good picture of what Athens has to offer and what you can do during the rest of your stay in Athens.

  • Hard Rock Cafe Athens: Dinner Menu with Priority Seating

    7. Hard Rock Cafe Athens: Dinner Menu with Priority Seating

    Located at 52 Adrianou Street in Monastiraki, just a stone’s throw away from the historic city center and with stunning views of the Acropolis, the new Hard Rock Cafe Athens is a must-visit attraction. The Cafe-Bar area features a beautiful internal atrium with a sliding roof, where guests enjoy fresh, high-quality food. Both traditional American favorites and locally inspired main courses are on offer. Hard Rock Cafe's menu items are complimented by an extensive, award-winning drinks menu that includes signature favorites and alcohol-free beverages, all available in Hard Rock Souvenir glassware. All cocktails are handcrafted, just like the food, and as authentic as the memorabilia on the walls. Memorabilia from the Hard Rock iconic collection adorns the walls of Hard Rock Cafe Athens, including items from legendary and contemporary musicians from around the world. Fans will be able t...

  • Athens Classic Tour on an Electric Bicycle

    8. Athens Classic Tour on an Electric Bicycle

    Let’s Roll into the Old Town Meet at the shop and your friendly guide will help you get familiar with the equipment and the use of e-bikes. All guides are locals and committed to helping you discover the magic of Athens city. End the anticipation as you start cycling towards the unique place of Acropolis. This area hosts World Heritage sights. The Ancient Markets Once again, cycle among very old areas and admire the remains of a great civilization. The Roman Forum and the Ancient Agora dominate this part of the trip. Keramikos An area full of antiquities and part of the old city's western limits. It is an entrance point to some popular neighborhoods of Athens and also leads the way from the center to Piraeus. Monastiraki Arrive at the most popular location for all Athens visitors. From here, discover the city and the entrance to the oldest part of Athens. Plaka The heart and the most...

    Perfect organised and bikes well maintained. Easy and nice way to have a glimpse of the hot spots.

  • Athens: Food and Wine Tasting Tour at Night

    9. Athens: Food and Wine Tasting Tour at Night

    Experience the romance of Athens after dark on a food and wine tasting tour of traditional neighborhoods such as Plaka, Psyrri, and lively Monastiraki. Join a food expert to discover the hidden gems of the local cuisine and learn the history behind some of the most beloved dishes of Greece. Pop into quirky delis and family taverns to try dishes and delicacies loved by the locals and not so known internationally. Sample authentic mezedes (small plates) as you take in the atmosphere and meet the vendors who delight visitors and locals alike with their artisanal skills. End your evening at an excellent wine bar and take an aromatic journey through the wine culture of Greece. Taste the wines, served with charcuterie and cheeses from across the country.

    It was a great night out with Tatialena. Fun conversation with excellent food and lots of interesting facts. The wine tasting part was also exceptional, and I had the chance to taste an amazing selection of unique Greek wines. I would happily do it again...

  • Athens: Alternative Neighborhoods Private Tour

    10. Athens: Alternative Neighborhoods Private Tour

    Enjoy a more authentic tour of Athens as you discover some of the city’s alternative neighborhoods and experience the city more like a local. Walk through the famous Flea Market on Monastiraki Square, and the neighborhood of Thiseio en route to the ancient cemetery of Kerameikos. Pass street art in the birthplace of graffiti, and wander through the streets of Psiri to learn about one of the coolest, anti-establishment neighborhoods in a former leather craftsmen’s district. Find cool bars, galleries, and theaters full of the young. Watch the butchers and fishmongers at Athens Public Market, and savor the aromas of spice shops and cheese stores. Visit the 2 working class restaurants in the meat market, and the secret underground restaurant at the vegetable market. Explore the most interesting road in Athens, full of plant and seed, and herb and spice stores. Pass through Kotzia Square o...

    We enjoyed our tour. We would never have found all the interesting street art by ourselves. It was a very worthwhile tour and took you beyond the acropolis-centric experience of Athens.

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What people are saying about Monastiraki

Irene was a wonderful tour guide and we met wonderful people on the tour! She took us to a bunch of restaurants and we tried so many greek foods, it was fantastic!!

Julio was amazing. He had a great energy, answered everyone’s questions and gave insights on where to go and what to see in Athens.

Irene was a wonderful guide! The tour was fun upbeat and an interesting variety of foods! A must do in Athens!

Perfect organised and bikes well maintained. Easy and nice way to have a glimpse of the hot spots.

Nice Tour and very friendly tour guide. Not exactly sure if is worth the money.