Things to do in
Psyri

Enter your dates to find available activities

Psyri: Our most recommended tours and activities

Athens: Food and Wine Tasting Tour at Night

1. 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.

...
Athens: City Highlights Tour on a Dutch Bicycle

2. 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.

...
Athens: Electric Bike Day Tour

3. Athens: Electric Bike Day Tour

Start your tour at the meeting point where you will have the chance to meet your fun and friendly guides. Once you've had the chance to meet your guides, you will be shown the route for the day, hop on your E-bike and off you go.  Set off toward your first stop, the traditional meat and fish markets to see local Athenians buying fresh supplies. Then pass by Omonoia square and visit three wonderful neoclassical buildings, the Library, the University, and the Academy. Pass by the upper part of the city known for its luxury and exclusive streets. The tour is scheduled so that you will be on time at Syntagma square to watch the famous changing of the guards and take photos with the Evzones. Next, visit the Presidential Mansion and head towards the stunning Panathenaic Stadium. You will ride to the temple of Olympian Zeus, Zappeion Hall, and then towards Plaka, the Acropolis, and the Areopagus Hill to experience the city from above. Ride around Acropolis to Plaka, Anafiotika, the Roman Agora, Monastiraki, and the lively streets of Psyrri. Riding back to the finishing point you will pass the Athens triangle, a fun local hang out for Athenians. Your tour will end with a special treat back at the local partner's office. By the end of this tour, you will surely be in love with Athens.

...
Private Athens Street Art & Culture Tour

4. Private Athens Street Art & Culture Tour

Artworks rapidly change in the streets of Athens, essentially providing an outdoor, large contemporary art gallery- if you know where to look! Discover the incredible street art of Athens with our talented guide and street artist. Gain an understanding of the culture, social commentary and politics behind them. Witness the genius and skill of these artists from the works of bold iNO to the colours of Vasmoulakis, through murals, post-graffiti and guerilla art. Explore their playgrounds in neighborhoods such as Monastiraki, Psyrri, Metaxourgheio and Gazi. See modern-day Athens through a prism of colours, creation and political thought. Your guide, a talented street artist herself, will tell you about the different styles, techniques and terminology: from stencils, paste-ups, throw-ups and bombings to tags, pieces, murals, installations and wild-style graffiti! Together you’ll explore small streets in up-and-coming neighbourhoods and discuss the reasons why street art has flourished on its walls.

...
Athens: Electric Bike Night Tour

5. Athens: Electric Bike Night Tour

This Athens-by-night tour will show you most of the city’s sights in addition to helping you uncover Athenian secrets of nightlife, food hotspots, and local favorites. Get to know your guide and fellow riders, talk about the route, familiarize yourself with your e-bike, and get ready for an exciting night ride. Begin in the city center and head off towards Athens Trilogy, the old library, the old University, and the marvelous Academy of Athens. Then head towards Kolonaki, the upper part of the city and the new National Gallery glass building. Your next destination is the Presidential Palace and Syntagma square to watch the changing of the guards under the moonlight. Ride towards Zappeion Hall and the fascinating Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place. Then you will visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and you will ride around Acropolis to Areopagus Hill from where you can enjoy a 360-degree look at the city lights from above. Keep on riding around the Acropolis, towards Plaka, Anafiotika, and the famous alleys. Following, see the Roman Agora, Monastiraki, and Psyrri. Ride around the alleys of these vibrant areas to discover their secrets, hidden bars, restaurants, and street-food corners that you would probably otherwise miss. The tour will end with a special treat in the local partner's office.

...
Athens: Highlights Evening Walking Tour and Meze Dinner

6. Athens: Highlights Evening Walking Tour and Meze Dinner

Set off from Syntagma Square and make your way to the historic Plaka district. Venture down quaint alleys and stroll along charming Dionisiou Aeropagitou to see the Acropolis floodlit after dark. Admire the Theatre of Herodes Atticus and go to Pnika Hill for panoramic views before walking to Thiseio for a look at the ancient market and Arios Pagos. Join the locals on the central square and get a view of the Stoa of Attalos museum. Continue to Monastiraki and wander the open-air flea market. End in Psyri, known for its traditional bars and restaurants and enjoy a plate of savory mezedes (appetizers) with the help of your guide.

...
Athens Private Food Tour

7. Athens Private Food Tour

Enjoy this unique tour, in the non-touristy area of Athens and acquaint yourself with Greek cuisine in the company of your food specialist guide. Discover another side of Athens which lies in the shadow of the famous Acropolis where a kaleidoscope of colors, smells, tastes and textures await. Your expert and totally passionate about food guide will lead you past produce stalls bursting with color, intoxicating spice shops, enticing sweet shops, and of course the bustling central food market of Athens. Visit various specialty food shops, colorful and alluring delicatessens, aromatic and tempting bakeries and sweet shops, restaurants, dairies, spice, grocery and pie shops where you will sample and taste the most traditional Greek food and not necessarily the Greek food stereotypes such as "Greek salad” or “moussaka". A genuine Athenian food tour would not be complete without a visit to the vibrant central Varvakeios food market, with its bustling energy and loud bargaining; this dazzling galaxy of fruit and spice, meat and fish will enchant you. Your guides will knowledgeably lead you through a food stroll and introduce you to small, hidden specialty food shops. They will provide valuable insight both on the unique and intricate culinary heritage of Greece as well as the famous Mediterranean diet, hailed today as a model of healthy living. The tour ends at Iroon Square at Psiri. 

...

Other Sightseeing Options in Psyri

Want to discover all there is to do in Psyri? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Psyri

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 67 reviews

Ti Ama was the most passionate, knowledgeable, and relatable guide i have ever had. Her information was more than just facts, it was stories with her family and friends that made me feel the culture so much more deeply. An experience I'll never forget (and neither will my taste buds).

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...

Wheels in great shape, guide knows a lot about history, news, shows everyday life with market etc., but also old town, sights etc. Simply a great way to discover Athens! Any time!!

Highly recommended, easy to do even for the untrained. Short walks in narrow streets as an insider tip and good conversations. Thanks again

Vasiliki was my guide. Very enthusiastic and knowlegeabke. She made a big difference.