Urban Athens Collective: Athens City Tour: Discover Both Old and New

Athens City Tour: Discover Both Old and New

Athens, Greece

Urban Athens Collective

Non-profit organization

3 hours
From$36 USDPer person

Urban Athens Collective is a nonprofit organization that aims to preserve and promote the historical, cultural, and architectural significance of Athens to visitors and locals alike.

Tour Highlights

  • Get an insider's perspective of Athens while supporting vulnerable populations and the preservation of the city's cultural heritage.
  • Encounter Athens’ ancient hotspots and hidden alleyways, including the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus, and more.
  • Experience contemporary local Greek life from an insider’s perspective.

Tour revenue will be invested in the provision of meals for the homeless in Athens as well as an archaeological excavation on Anthikythera Island that aims to empower the local community.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    9:30 am and 5 pm

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families

  • Languages


  • Tour Participants

    1 to 12

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking, Hat, Sunglasses

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

Beginning at Syntagma Square, wander down hidden alleyways and discover Athens from an insider’s perspective with your local guide! On your walk, you will gain an understanding of daily life in the city, where past and present still mingle. Walk through bustling city streets with Athens' major hotspots in the background: admire ancient landmarks, including the Acropolis, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus, the Roman Agora, the Evzones, and the 'tomb of the unknown soldier.' Walk along the city in the steps of philosophers, conquerors, rebels, and ordinary people, following ancient and modern routes. Hear stories of social change from a neighborhood entrepreneur with the Urban Athens Collective, and gain an understanding of both ancient and contemporary Athenian life. After a morning of exploring, grab a bite to eat at a local cafe for a taste of a traditional Greek sweet.

Vetted & Visited By

Ribbon ambassador
Joy Maraveyias
June 1, 2016

4 Visitor Reviews

    Leaity ●  May 18, 2018

    Excellent tour with knowledgeable guides.

    Alice Pham ●  Apr 8, 2018

    Eleni was warm, friendly, and knowledgeable. We totally enjoyed our time with her.

    Denise Laws ●  Aug 4, 2017

    My husband and I had a wonderful tour guide. Elena was friendly, easy to get along with and patient. She was very knowledgeable and took pleasure in sharing the history of the places we visited. She offered advice on how to get around, places we should see, and cost friendly ways to enjoy the city. We truly enjoyed the time we spent with her and learning about Athens from her. This really made us feel comfortable and informed in a new city and made our vacation an enjoyable one.

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Tour Start Address

In front of the fountain in Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece

How To Get There

Take public transportation to the Syntagma Metro Station.

More About Urban Athens Collective


To preserve cultural heritage through education while supporting the local economy and vulnerable populations.

Main Programs

  • Interactive historical walking tours in Athens