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Discover the historical city of Athens by foot on this private 4-hour walking tour. Get up close to top landmarks, ancient ruins and royal palaces. Then, step off the well-trodden tourist path to explore bustling markets, modern city sights and other local hotspots. Feel as though you’re flipping through a real-life history book as you walk around diverse, history-rich neighborhoods, and uncover the city’s long and storied past through your private guide’s eye-opening commentary.

Begin with a pickup from your centrally located Athens hotel by your private guide. Then, when you reach the tour start point, set off to discover the secrets of one of the world’s oldest cities with your very own guide.

Visit historical landmarks, ancient ruins, scenic viewpoints and the iconic neighborhoods of Psiri and Monastiraki, where the Ottoman Empire once reigned, and venture off the beaten path to places that only the locals know to understand the ever-changing spirit of the city.

As you stroll, learn about the spectrum of Athens’ history, which dates back more than 3,400 years, and discover how it’s evolved from the birthplace of democracy to a buzzing modern city.

Traverse Syntagma Square, the central square of Athens, and follow your guide through bustling Athens Central Market (Varvakios Agora), around royal palaces and near ancient rivers and tombs, and uncover the missing link between the city’s past and present.