This total Athens tour combines two of our most popular group tours: Markets, Ruins & Ancient Athens and Exarheia Sweet Sins & Anarchy.
On this Athens market tour you’ll dive into the Athenian way of life as your guide leads you through the city's diverse markets. Here you will find every Mediterranean fruit, vegetable, meat, cheese and more on offer. Experiencing local produce is one of our favourite things to do in Athens and you’ll be able to pick out all the local delicacies after this tour!
Overwhelmed with all these warm colours, tastes and smells, we'll make our way to the next stop in Monastiraki Square. The name of the square derives from the Greek word for monastery (in the centre of the square sits the Pantanassa Monastery). The square is also home to the Adrian Library, an archaic temple constructed in the Corinthian-style. Not far away is the 18th-century Tzistarakis Mosque, now a ceramics museum.
Next, we'll explore the square’s flea market, mingle with the friendly merchants and marvel at ancient monuments as you uncover even more Athens history. This is the perfect place to pick up a momento of your Athens travel experience, and the best way to get in touch with Athens market culture.
Then we'll walk through the charming Thisson area, passing houses from the 17th and 18th centuries along the way. We will stroll around one of Athens oldest neighbourhoods, Plaka, and enjoy a freshly brewed coffee while talking about the city's past and present.
Then, it’s time to head to Athen’s most punk neighbourhood, Exarheia, and discover the newer, funkier side of Athens!
Treat your taste buds to some special sweet delights, while hearing stories of student rebellions and anarchist riots and get to know the intellectual and artistic side of this buzzing district. Learn about one of the biggest street art scenes in the world and dig up the most unexpected souvenirs in only-locals-know vintage fashion stores, second-hand vinyl stores and local grocers.
Before you go, don't forget to ask your local guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay in amazing Athens.
Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, coffee or soft drink, Koulouri (bread ring), 4 special sweet delights at 4 different stops, bottled water.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable walking shoes
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: Please wear comfortable walking shoes and inform us of any food allergies.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.