On this free walking tour of Athens you'll live and breathe the five thousand year history of the Greek capital, the foundation of European culture itself, in search of the traces of Plato, Archimedes, Athena and Zeus. Even better, it's free!
Free Walking Tour of Athens
Depart with a small team of local experts, as they take you by the hand and back through the years, in the city that birthed the modern world.
Democracy, modern mathematics, and the foundation of Western philosophy are infused in the incredibly well preserved ancient monuments you'll see on the tour. Throughout you'll see the footprints of great gods, as our guides bring to life Greek mythology: mixing together the real and the legend, the ancient and the modern, and the living and the dead, in a way only possible in a city so vibrant and so historic as Athens.
To show you the real face of the city, taking in some of the lesser known spots only possible with a local guide. Sights include the Ancient Agora, the Roman Agora, the Library of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, the Temple of Zeus, the Acropolis, Syntagma Square and the Hellenic Parliament.
But Athens is a city more living than dead, and with much more to offer than thousand-year ruins! As a complete and we will see the changing of the guard, the National Garden, the Zappeion, the modern Kallimármaro Olympic Stadium, and the Metropolitan Cathedral.
And to make sure you get the most out of your stay in the Greek capital, our very own modern-day Athenians will explain all you need to know about public transport, costs, discounts, and schedules for each site.
The tour ends around Athens' flea market.
The tour does not enter any archaeological sites, as these usually involve an extra ticket and are under the purview of official tour guides employed by these sites and museums. Nonetheless, we will see them from afar and speak about their significance.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking local guide
Entry into any archaeological sites
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the same day (11:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - this activity requires a minimum of 9 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
Athens Metropolitan Cathedral
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.