Monastiraki, Athens

Monastiraki tours, things to do and tickets

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Private Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens

(624)
Duration: 4 hours
Step off the beaten track and awaken your senses on a 4-hour gourmet food walking tour in Athens, taken at a time that suits your schedule. Follow a private guide through Monastiraki Square and the central city market, Varvakios Agora, to spend a half-day
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Athens Gods, Myths and Legends Tour

(526)
Duration: 3 hours
Discover the history and the myths of Ancient Athens on a private tour with a local guide. Admire the best places related to Greek Gods and hear the tales behind them. Get intriguing facts of the places you’ll see and hear great insights of the context in which these myths were created. Start your local experience and meet your guide at the Trilogy of Athens, a complex of three elegant buildings representing the 12 Olympian Gods. Get an introduction to Ancient Greece and take a look at the jewels of Athenian neoclassical architecture. Marvel at the impressive elements and be amazed by the details. Move on to the next stop, follow your private guide and wander around the bustling street of Sofokleous. Let your local host tell you everything about Hermes, the God of commerce which is known as the protector of humans. Ask about the tricks the used to play on other gods and how he fooled Apollo. Make a stop at the Varvakios Market, a less known place, where locals love to go. Gaze at all the goodies on display and take in the delicious smells surrounding you. Listen to the legends of Artemis - the Goddess of hunting, Poseidon - the God of sea and Demeter, and the Goddess of Agriculture. Learn more about their lives and understand what really hides behind their stories. Soak up the atmosphere of the streets and make a stop at a trendy bar, unknown among tourists. Enjoy an extraordinary story about Dionysus, the God of fertility and wine. Find out more about the how Dionysus taught the world how to cultivate grapevines to make wine while enjoying a glass of wine yourself. Then, head to Monastiraki Square, a vibrant neighborhood in the old town of Athens. Admire ‘Tower of the winds’, a marble clocktower found in Roman Agora, an area that was known as the hub and focus of ancient Athenian life. Discover the lesser-known monuments in the historical Plaka as your guide shares the legends that swirl around the Gods Aiolos, Apollo and Ares. Your tour ends in one of Athens’ famous, scenic, tiny neighborhoods of Anafiotika. Stroll through its narrow fairytale streets and make a final stop for an amazing view of Acropolis. End your experience with the legend of Zeus and admire the breathtaking view. Take a look at the hosts’ personal videos and choose the one you like the most. Get in touch with them and customize your experience to fit your preferences.
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Acropolis Skip the Line & Hidden Gems Tour

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Duration: 2 hours
Explore the most famous symbol of Athens as you’ve never imagined. The best of Acropolis is waiting for you in this 100% private walking tour by your very own professional guide. Get ready to kick-off your tour at one of the most famous meeting points in Athens: the Monastiraki Square. Located right in the heart of the city center, you’ll find a unique blend of styles, eras, and cultures. Lively and always dynamic all it takes is a 360-degree turn to see the very history of Athens surrounding you. Admire ancient landmarks, like the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus, the Roman Agora, Ancient Agora, the Evzones, and the 'tomb of the unknown soldier.' Stroll towards the archaeological site of the Hadrian's Library, once an impressive construction of extraordinary richness. Walk towards the Gate of Athena and admire the Roman Agora where you can see the use of the ruins through the ages. Reconstruct the past in the present, as you discover how thousands of years of history and different civilizations formed the life in Athens. Head to the most famous building in the Roman Agora: an eight-sided marble tower that is a combined water clock, sundial, and a weathervane. Continue wandering down hidden alleyways and discover Athens from an insider’s perspective. You will gain an understanding of daily life in the city, where past and present still mingle. Make your way towards Plaka, the most ancient part of the city. Check out some of the oldest taverns of Athens that have been meeting points for over two decades. Get ready to enter the tiny village of Anafiotika, a tranquil oasis isolated from Plaka’s buzz. Enjoy the cluster of small houses built on the slopes of the Acropolis. It's like being on a Greek Island. Let your local host show you iconic monuments that hold an even more impressive story. Stroll by one of the most picturesque Greek Orthodox churches of Athens, and you’ll understand why this is a local favorite for weddings, baptisms or relaxing walks. Arrive at your final stop and enter the incredible Acropolis through the less touristy south slope. What’s even better is that there’s no need to wait in line! Your new local friend has already purchased your tickets in advance. Just pay your host directly. Check out the hosts’ personal video’s and pick your favorite one. This tour can always be 100% customized to your preferences and wishes. Friendly tip: *Due to the very hot summers, make sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, and water. Good walking shoes are a must. The walking route can be customized according to your physical condition, and an alternative entryway is available.
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Colors & Myths of Athens: Family Friendly Tour

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Duration: 3 hours
Let me show you the beauty and hidden places of my beautiful city, while I keep the interest and energy level of the kids alive with many stories of gods and emperors plus fun and educative games. Stroll through Monastiraki square, where I will share with the kids a handmade souvenir that I made just for them, and I'll explain to them it's story. I will also introduce to them the treasure hunt map and the prize for the winner! After you hear all the stories from the different eras that the city went through like the Roman and Ottoman empire, move on to your next stop: Psiri. This place is famous for its graffiti culture and lively nightlife. Wonder around admiring the street art pieces and a myriad of colors, and put your graffiti skills to the test! Continue your walk through the biggest food market in town, where you can taste some of the best local delicacies like olives, fruits, etc. But keep your appetite because the best souvlaki in the city is just around the corner! This is one of my very own recommendations, let me know if you want to try it! I left the best stop for last, the National Gardens. Here, the kids will have the opportunity to socialize with local kids and play while you take a break and enjoy the local park. I will also teach you some of the basic words in greek like 'Kalimera' which means 'good morning' and of course, how to write your name. Before we say goodbye I will share with you my favorite spot for a pistachio ice cream, truly the best in the city. I will also give you all the family friendly recommendations you need for the rest of your stay in the city. Please let me know if you or the kids have any dietary restrictions or requirements and I will adjust the tour accordingly!
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Off The Beaten Track in Alternative Athens

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Duration: 2 hours
Discover the alternative side of the ancient city of Athens. Stroll through the city’s unique neighborhoods and learn about their history. Your local private will show you all the authentic spots and uncover city’s secrets for you. Begin your tour in the heart of the historic city, Monastiraki area. Admire one of the oldest church and pass different places which are hosting cultural events and exhibitions. Take a look at the unique souvenirs displayed at the flea market before wandering the streets of Psiri. Listen to your local guide stories and gain insights into the city’s modern culture. Know for its hip bars, galleries, and theaters, the area is one of the coolest in the city. Make a stop at an old bakery and enjoy a tasty freshly baked ‘koulouri’, which is a circled bread stick. Tip: take care, it might be hot! Continue your walk through this hip area and pass by cool street art, interesting architectural buildings, and stylish venues. Go off the beaten path and head off into the Exarcheia, a historical area where present and past mingle. The area’s full of young people, amazing street art and it’s a symbol of anarchist movements. Discover different political messages, hear the stories behind them and how the economical crisis influenced the social movement. The last stop of your tour is Strefi Hill, a place from where you’ll enjoy an amazing panoramic view of the city. Enjoy an awe moment, take in the vibe and admire the beautiful view. Get your last recommendations from your private guide say ‘goodbye’ to your new local friend. Take a look at hosts’ personal videos and choose the one you love them most. If there’s anything that you would like to add to your itinerary, get in touch with them and personalize your experience.
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Best of Athens Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

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Duration: 4 hours
Be amazed by Athens’s must-see spots, stroll down the narrow streets and unveil its hidden gems. With your favorite local, you’ll get all the insights that you need to get the most out of the city. Meet your local host at Monastiraki square, the most famous square in Athens. Start your tour with a beautiful view of ancient landmarks and admire one of the oldest and lesser-known churches in town. Head to your next stop where you’ll check the famous flea market full of small shops. Take a look at the many items on display and admire the antique objects. Hear all about the Athenian lifestyle and learn how the democracy was born while passing Ancient Agora and Hadrian’s Library. Walk around the Roman Agora and get insights into the Roman period of the city from your local host. Refuel with a coffee break in the Plaka district, the oldest neighborhood in Athens also known as “Gods district.” Wander around the small pathways of the island-like area and discover its hidden gems. Your local insider will lead you to a hidden area of the Anafiotika quarter. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Acropolis and the city. The entire area is populated by small houses with a touch of white and blue, giving you a real Greek island feel. Listen to the intriguing stories of Greek Mythology and reach your next stops: the ancient Temple of Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian. Admire its structures and hear from your host about the roles they played in Ancient Greece. Continue to the National Gardens and enjoy discovering a green oasis. Take a look at the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion building and get to know more about the Athenian lifestyle. End your tour at the Presidential Mansion and observe the ceremony of changing guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Ask your host for final recommendations before you say “goodbye.” Check out the hosts’ videos and pick your favorite one. Get in touch with them and personalize your experience as you like!
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90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Athens

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Duration: 2 hours
Discover Athens’ secrets and add a dose of local insights during this private tour. Meet your private guide at one of the most famous squares in Athens, the Syntagma Square. See the Greek Parliament building and enjoy the ceremony of Changing of the Guard. Stroll through the picturesque streets, pass the Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea and end up at Monastiraki Square. While you admire Hadrian’s Library you private host will tell you all the tales behind this magnificent site. Move to Pandrossou Street, an ancient narrow street of Athens. What makes it so amazing is the variety of items that are sold there: from handmade traditional Greek artifacts to leather products and unique souvenirs. Next, you’ll delve into the Old Town neighborhood of Plaka, known for its colorful buildings and tiny streets. Your host will give you tips about the best cafes and restaurants in the area and you’ll gain an insight into the daily lives of Athenians. Make a stop at the oldest distillery in Plaka, with over 100 years of operations. The place has a fun vibe and sells homemade liqueurs. Admire the hundreds of colorful bottles and get your last recommendations before you head back to Syntagma Square, where your tour ends. Ask your guide any questions along the way to make the most out of your holiday in Athens. Watch the hosts’ personal videos and get in touch with the one you like the most. Personalize your tour according to your preferences and get ready to discover Athens with a local.
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Athens' Hidden Gems & Best Views

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Duration: 3 hours
Let's have lots of fun and enjoy the true wonders of Athens! Explore the hip, artsy neighborhoods of Athens! Get lost in the most alternative neighborhoods of Athens, learn their history, visit secret corners, traditional coffee shops, wander in the open museum of the Athenian street art, enjoy the a really great view with super local and authentic places in Athens. We will start by going up the Lycabettus Hill, the highest in the city, and glance at the beautiful views there. Afterwards we will walk through the Kolonaki neighborhood and reach the historical Neoclassical trilogy of Athens We are heading to the central Market of Athens and have some shopping time there. We'll check out the two working class restaurants in the meat market and the secret underground restaurant at the bottom of the vegetable market. We'll also wander through the streets of Psiri, a neighborhood full of street art, cool bars, galleries, theaters, and young people. Our tour will end at Monastiraki square, where I'll share with you other great stories about the city. This tour can be also a night life tour, so you will have the chance to immerse your self to urban night life of Athens and enjoy the most spectacular sunset from Lycabettus Hill. If there's anything else you'd like to include in the tour, just let me know and I'll create a personalized experience just for you. See you in Athens! PLEASE NOTE: Me or my colleague Dionysis a knowledgeable archaeologist and Withlocals originals guide,can offer this tour to you
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Shop 'til You Drop in Athens

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Duration: 3 hours
Shopping lovers get ready to shop 'til you drop. Join me for an unforgettable shopping spree in Athens. Wander the streets like a true local and admire hidden gems. Let me tell you stories only insiders know. I'll introduce you to the city's best designer shops, and we'll stroll from modern, affordable Greek shops to handmade jewelry boutiques. Fancy some natural Greek cosmetics, ceramics or something completely different? Just let me know, and I'll show you the way. Feel like buying some souveniers? I can show you the most lovely souvenir shops in town. In between shopping stops I'll tell you everything you need to know about the city's lifestyle. I'll point out the must-see attractions along the way. Our journey will begin in the upmarket neighborhood of Kolonaki. Our walk will be about 5 km and we'll visit the most important neighborhoods of Athens. Stroll through Syntagma, Monastiraki, Plaka, and Psiri. During our shopping walk you'll have the opportunity to meet fashion insiders. Get to know eco friendly brands and buy whatever catches your eye! Please note that on Monday and Wednesday afternoon shops are closed in Athens (except for shopping malls, large department stores and tourist shops). All shops are closed on Sundays.