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Monastiraki Tours

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Monastiraki
The neighborhood of Monastiraki in central Athens is known for its bargain shopping, vibrant nightlife, and an array of historic ruins and monuments. The word “Monastiraki” means “little monastery,” and refers to the small monastery in Monastiraki Square. It’s all that remains of a once-great monastery in this area. A more modern house of worship, the Tsisdarakis Mosque, was built in 1759 during the Turkish occupation.

Surrounding Monastiraki Square, there are narrow streets lined with shops of every variety. On Sundays, there is also a flea market off the main pedestrian avenue, where you’ll find antiques, furniture, jewelry, books and nearly everything else you can imagine. The remains of Hadrian’s Library are directly across the street from the Monastiraki Metro station, and both the Roman Agora and the Ancient Agora are also nearby.

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The Monastiraki Metro station is right on Monastiraki Square, and is served by two of Athens’ Metro lines.
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Experience the Athens Nightlife

Experience the Athens Nightlife

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See a different side of Athens on this urban nightlife tour of the city. Go down secret alleyways and explore some of the most modern areas of Athens as you visit hip coffee shops, popular restaurants, and must-see bars. Watch exciting live performances, and enjoy one complimentary drink and food tasting on this night journey.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.85
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$35.85
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Private Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens

Private Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens

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Indulge your inner foodie on this 4-hour gourmet tasting tour and sample the edible delights of Athens. Take to the streets for a walking tour of Athens’ cafés, markets, delicatessens and street food haunts. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private food-expert guide as you uncover the secrets of Greek cuisine and learn more about the city’s culinary heritage. Stop along the way to sample local treats like sweet donuts, Greek bread and regional cheeses, washed down with Greek wine and freshly brewed coffee.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.69
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$71.69
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Athens Full Day Private Tour

Athens Full Day Private Tour

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Explore the highlights of Athens in a private vehicle on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel and make your way the the Acropolis, where you can stroll through the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum, and the Parthenon. Take in views from Lycabettus Hill and explore the neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.23
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$179.23
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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
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$37.04
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$37.04
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Greek Cooking Class in Athens Including Rooftop Dinner with Acropolis View

Greek Cooking Class in Athens Including Rooftop Dinner with Acropolis View

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Be taught how to make real Greek food and enjoy dinner with a view on this 3.5-hour cooking class in Athens. Head to a much-loved bakery in vibrant Monastiraki and learn how to make traditional Greek dishes, from tzatziki to spinach pie, with hands-on guidance from an experienced chef. Then, when the food is ready, head up to the roof to enjoy the fruits of your labor while you take in unbeatable views of the Acropolis of Athens, the UNESCO-listed jewel in Athens’ crown. This small-group tour is limited to just eight participants.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.59
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$95.59
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Acropolis of Athens Segway Tour

Acropolis of Athens Segway Tour

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Journey around ancient Greece on a Segway! This thrilling Segway tour is the ideal introduction to Athens, taking in historic highlights like the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestous. Learn to operate your easy-to-use self-balancing Segway, then follow your guide on a scenic tour around the neighborhoods of Plaka, Monastiraki and Thiseio, stopping to take in the views from Mars Hill. Best of all: this small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.50
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$70.50
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Athens Night Segway Tour

Athens Night Segway Tour

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Admire the dazzling monuments and prettily lit streets of Athens at night on this 3-hour Segway evening tour. Riding an electric, eco-friendly Segway, glide around the twinkling Plaka and Monastiraki neighborhoods as your guide entertains you with historical tales. See the floodlit Hadrian’s Library and Agora; admire glittering city views from the slopes of the illuminated Acropolis, and enjoy a drink stop at a friendly bar. Finally, cruise around top Athens attractions such as the Temple of Zeus and Panathinaikos Stadium.  Numbers are limited to 12 for a more personalized atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.22
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$108.22
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Athens For Foodies: More Than A Greek Food Tour

Athens For Foodies: More Than A Greek Food Tour

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Go behind the scenes in Athens to taste authentic Greek cuisine on a food and walking tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Experience daily life in the city as you visit a variety of eateries and discover culinary gems that are favorites of the locals. Enjoy enough tastings to make up a generous meal and understand why Greece is famous for its delicious cuisine. Visit the Athens Central market, bakeries, traditional taverns and restaurants, and explore historical sites that few tourists see.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$77.67
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$77.67
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Athens Tour with Electric Bike

Athens Tour with Electric Bike

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If you’re short on time and energy, cruise through Athens on an electric bike in just 3 hours.  After being fitted with your bike, your private guide takes you past the city’s historic and modern sights. Stop whenever you like to ask questions or take photos. With the aid of your electric motor, cover several important areas of the city without getting worn out. Enjoy refreshing water or a bottle of beer at the end of your ride.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.08
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$51.08

Get Lost in Athens with an Insider

Get Lost in Athens with an Insider

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Experience the delights of eclectic Athens on a tour that includes bustling markets, ancient marvels and traditional coffeehouses. Explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Psiri and Kolonaki; browse the stalls at Monastiraki flea market and Athens Public Market; and admire ancient sites like Kerameikos Cemetery and the Temple of Hephaestus. Along the way, discover bold street art, foodie hotspots, handicrafts workshops and secret local hangouts.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.35
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$57.35
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Athens Private Walking Tour: Acropolis, Plaka and Food Tastings

Athens Private Walking Tour: Acropolis, Plaka and Food Tastings

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Take in the architecture and history of Athens with a dedicated guide on this 4-hour private walking tour. Explore the city's iconic sights at your own pace with the personal attention of your guide. Listen to information about the history of the Greek capital while visiting the Temple of Nike, the Proplylaia Gates and the Parthenon. Stroll through the historic neighborhood of Plaka, admiring its charming streets and neoclassical balconies. Taste some of the best food Greece has to offer, such as local coffee, salami, pies and other desserts. All tastings are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$173.26
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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
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$92.01
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$92.01
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Athens Day Tour-Skip the line: Acropolis, Acropolis museum, Plaka and Local Food

Athens Day Tour-Skip the line: Acropolis, Acropolis museum, Plaka and Local Food

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Combine ancient Greek architecture with traditional Athenian food on this walking tour of the Acropolis and Plaka. Head to the hilltop Acropolis and tour its age-old buildings as your guide shares their stories. Marvel at the Parthenon, Temple of Nike, Odeon, Propylaea, and more; and then explore Plaka, Athens’ cobbled old town. Admire the neoclassical architecture and visit cafes, markets, and shops to sample local delicacies such as Greek donuts, cheese, pies, coffee, and more.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.44
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Withlocals 90 Minutes Kickstart: Covid-19 Regulated Athens Private Tour

Withlocals 90 Minutes Kickstart: Covid-19 Regulated Athens Private Tour

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Discover Athens’ secrets from an insider on this private walking tour. Visit famous Syntagma Square, see the Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea, Hadrian’s Library, and the Old Town of Plaka—even stop by the neighborhood’s oldest distillery. Because it’s just you and a guide, you have plenty of time to ask questions about the fascinating sights you encounter.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.13
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$62.13
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Athens Highlights Evening Tour with Meze Dinner - Private Experience

Athens Highlights Evening Tour with Meze Dinner - Private Experience

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Experience Athens at its most enchanting — as darkness falls — on this 4-hour evening walking tour. Admire views of the illuminated Parthenon and Acropolis and roam the alleyways of Plaka past tavernas filled with cheerful locals. Continue by classical sites bathed in moonlight and learn about their role during Athen’s Golden Age between 500 and 300 BC. Lastly, discover Monastiraki’s flea market and join the locals at a bar in picturesque Psyrri, savoring a drink and traditional ‘mezedes’ appetizers.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$167.28
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$167.28
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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
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$80.26
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$80.26
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Small-Group Evening Food Walk and Dinner in Athens

Small-Group Evening Food Walk and Dinner in Athens

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Join us on a delicious journey around Athens through four of the city’s most foodie neighbourhoods to take in as much Greek food gastronomy as you can (come hungry!). During our food walk: - We will visit a deli to taste amazing Greek olives, Greek cheeses, spreads and learn all about Greek herbs and olive oil. - We will taste the beloved street food of the locals, the souvlaki or gyro. - We will watch how the locals unwind inside stylish bars and cafes around the hip St. Irene’s square surrounded by the first cathedral of Athens and neoclassical buildings of 19th century. - We will taste peinirli (a traditional pizza style crunchy dough topped with melting cheese and delicious cold cuts) baked on hot stone oven. - We will visit a well-hidden a mom-and-pop restaurant to savour tapas style food in bohemian Psyrri area. - Time for hard choices: to pick our favourite dessert: baklava, galaktoboureko (phyllo custard pie) or a unique-flavoured ice-cream!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.67
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Night photo shoot in Athens

Night photo shoot in Athens

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Capture memories of your trip to Athens when the ancient sites are illuminated during this evening photoshoot. Walk around the city center and stop at famous landmarks, secret spots, cool bars, lit-up fountains and anywhere else that may be perfect for portrait photography. Then, a few days after the tour, receive 40 retouched, high-definition photos from your shoot directly in your email so you can easily share with your friends and family.
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  • 2 hours
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$53.77
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6 Hours - Athens Sightseeing Private Tour

6 Hours - Athens Sightseeing Private Tour

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There’s so much to see in Athens and only so much time.  Maximize your Greek vacation with a full-day private tour of the city.  Starting from your hotel, you’ll have private transportation at your disposal whisking you away to multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Acropolis. You can explore each location independently at your own pace or choose to hire a private guide in advance. It's your day.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.87
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$170.87
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e-TUK Athens Old Town Tour by Day

e-TUK Athens Old Town Tour by Day

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Explore the Old Town of Athens from the comfort of your own eco-friendly electric tuk-tuk with this tour. Your guide will drive you and your party around top spots, from the National Library and Mount Lycabettus to the Acropolis and Syntagma Square. And with open-air seating, you’ll be able to get plenty of great photos as you go.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$182.89
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$182.89
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Private Taste Athens Evening Food Walk & Dinner

Private Taste Athens Evening Food Walk & Dinner

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Join us on a delicious journey around Athens through four of the city’s most foodie neighbourhoods to take in as much Greek gastronomy as you can (come hungry!). During our food walk, we will: - Visit a deli to taste Greek olives, cheeses, wrapped vine leaves and learn all about Greek herbs and olive oil. - Taste our beloved street food, the souvlaki or gyro. - Watch how the locals unwind inside stylish bars and cafes around the hip St. Irene’s square. - Taste peinirli (a traditional pizza topped with melting cheese and delicious cold cuts) baked on hot stone oven. - Visit a well-hidden mom-and-pop restaurant to savour home-style food in bohemian Psyrri area. - For the end, our favourite dessert: baklava topped with a unique-flavoured ice-cream! This experience is private to ensure ultimate satisfaction. It can be 100% tailor-made and adjusted for any dietary requirements, but please let us know.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.54
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Athens Off-the-beaten-tracks Tour with Philopappou Climbing & Plaka Visit

Athens Off-the-beaten-tracks Tour with Philopappou Climbing & Plaka Visit

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You fancy an introduction to Athens off-the-beaten-tracks? Let’s have a local insight with this experience, to better understand this city, its history and its present, with an original route through quiet streets and a panoramic view over Athens! Our moment together will be structured around two main moments. We will meet on the bustling Monastiraki square and ascend the Philopappou hill, a heaven of tranquility in the heart of the metropolis which offers magnificent perspectives on the Acropolis and a panoramic view. Then, we will head to the upper part of Plaka, the old neighborhood of Athens, to wander in its small streets and out the beaten paths spots. NB: this experience has no particular difficulty (including Philopappou hill) but the capacity to walk for 2:30 to 3 hours (with stairs though). It’s possible with children. Note as well that this experience is not focused on archeology nor antique history and that we will not enter any site.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.26
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Jewish Athens Walking Tour

Jewish Athens Walking Tour

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Learn about the history of Athens' Jewish communities on a walking tour with a guide who introduces you to historically Jewish neighborhoods and other sights. You'll visit the Jewish Museum of Greece and a kosher restaurant (own expense), hearing about the city's Jewish heritage, which dates back to at least 250 BC, as you go.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.96
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$72.96
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Small Group - Taste Athens Food Walk: Market Visit & Lunch

Small Group - Taste Athens Food Walk: Market Visit & Lunch

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Join us on a small group (max. 8ppl) food walk through the buzzing vibe, colours and flavours of the Central market and learn all about Greek gastronomy. Bring along your appetite, as we will savour around 20 local tastes, plenty enough for breakfast and lunch, among others: - Delicious spanakopita and bougatsa pie with cream/cheese. - Six different local cheeses and cold-cuts. - Original Greek yogurt with honey or wild cherry preserve. - A selection of top-quality olives and extra virgin olive oil. - Different types of honey, eg from thyme, pine and fir tree. - Traditional Greek coffee made on hot sand! - An array of different meze (tapas) made with fresh vegetable, meat and fish straight from the market. - Heavenly desserts, eg baklava and a unique flavoured ice-cream. Can be adjusted for vegetarians. For any other dietary requirements, please contact us beforehand and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.11
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$68.11
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Athens Heart Small Group Walking Tour

Athens Heart Small Group Walking Tour

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The ideal introduction to Greece’s history-packed capital, this small-group, half-day walking tour covers the highlights of Athens. Discover a storied heritage spanning thousands of years, from the hilltop Acropolis to the iconic changing of the guards in front of the Hellenic Parliament. Tours include a complimentary Greek tea or coffee.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.72
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$65.72
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Should I book Monastiraki tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Monastiraki 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 176 Monastiraki tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Monastiraki 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Monastiraki costs USD 35.85. Guided Monastiraki tours start around USD 35.85 per person. See all 176 Monastiraki tickets and tours on Viator.
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