ALTERNATIVE ATHENS is an experiential Travel Company that designs and operates high-quality experiences in Athens and beyond. The company focuses on the non-touristic aspects of Greece, offering a genuine travel encounters, connecting travellers with locals and helping them discover the secrets of this fascinating and diverse country. ALTERNATIVE ATHENS‘s theme trips include mythology, food, city, street art, shopping, nightlife, LGBT and others. Prices start from 49 euro per person and bookable online via www.alternativeathens.com
Unexpected Athens Orientation Tour – (4 hours) – from 49 euro per person
Experience the real Athens, as it has evolved through the centuries. Discover and visit five contrasting neighbourhoods and understand how four different cities coexist and intertwine; the ancient, the ottoman, the neoclassical and modern metropolis, with glimpses into the Athens of World War II. It lasts four hours, starts from the Parliament sq. and ends in Monastiraki area, covering also Kolonaki, Exarchia, Syntagma, Psiri and the Athens Trilogy.
Athens Street Art Tour (3 hours) – from 49 euro per person
An original and fun tour to experience Athens out of the ordinary! During this three-hour walk discover the surprising and bustling street art scene of the capital, accompanied by a real street artist as guide. From edgy outdoor murals to elaborate stencils and raw graffiti, get to know the city through street art and understand what’s really happening in the core. The areas visited are Thissio, Gazi, Metaxourgeio, Psiri.
The Delicious Athens Food Tour (3.5 hours) – from 59 euro per person
During this tour discover Greek flavours and their history with an easy paced stroll through some of the city’s most interesting and less touristy neighbourhoods. Visit food markets and carefully selected deli stores and to familiarize with the most famous flavours of the Greek cuisine, alongside a top rated guide! The tastings include Greek coffee, olive oils, honey, tapenades, Cretan rusks, tsipouro liqueur (similar to grappa), cheeses, specialty cured meat, Greek souvlaki, a variety of Greek tapas and patisseries (bougatsa, baklava, Greek donuts).
Athens Highlights Mythology Tour – (4 hours) – from 62 euro per person
Discover the myths behind the greatest landmarks in Athens! Enjoy a unique four-hour mythological tour that will help in understanding how Athens became one of the greatest cities in the world and a beacon of civilization. The expert guide will discuss all about Greek gods and heroes in an entertaining way which will help to discover the true meaning behind the universal myths! At the same time, there are visits to the most impressive landmarks and sites in Athens; The majestic Acropolis (the Parthenon, the Theatre of Dionysus, the Temple of Athena Nike, The Erechtheion, and the Sanctuary of Asclepius), the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Agora, and the temple of Hephaestus! This is a fun and lively experience that offers a real insight into life in Athens in ancient times. It is Ideal for families.
Greek Designers Shopping Tour (3.5 hours) – from 59 euro per person
Why not take a piece of Athens back home with the best Athens has to offer in clothes, jewellery, cosmetics, handicrafts and high-quality souvenirs by contemporary Greek designers. Discover that there’s a group of young, ingenious designers creating wonderful, affordable items that are still under the radar. Each shop has a story to tell and along with the story see, feel, touch and appreciate the value of every item.
ALTERNATIVE ATHENS, also, offers a variety of trips outside the capital including to the islands of Aegina & Hydra as well as some important archaeological destinations like Delphi, Mycanae & Nafplio and the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio.
Book online at www.alternativeathens.com