Reviews

Athens Gourmet Cooking Course

Outstanding Chef, Experience beyond expectations

 

"Our cooking class with Chef Yannis Ninos was a masterpiece! Yannis is an amazing guy! We were offered a comprehensive gastronomy and culture experience that no one else could ever offer. Excellent Chef, with knowledge from another planet. Can't wait to see his own TV show! Thank you Athens Insiders, Thank you Yannis!"

 

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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center visit

A new look on the historical town

 

"You can walk up to the roof of the New Cultural Centre, passing through some lovely public gardens on the sloped roof of one of the buildings. From the main rooftop, you'll be able to overlook the marina's and get a gorgeous view of the sea and, if you're there at the right time of day, of the sunset.

Inside you'll find a sort of public library on the top floor, with a very laid-back atmosphere. There is also a small cupcake-and-coffee corner.[...]"

 

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Athens Architectural Walk

An inspiring experience

 

No words can describe the professionalism of such a guide. Yorgos Madianos was an exceptional guide, he was able to tell the story behind each art and gave a lot to understand how much he understood the subject. It was an inspiring as well as a motivating experience. Thank you Athens Insiders for the possibility of making this experience a reality.

 

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Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Fantastic

 

Hi, I visited this beautiful museum for the second time last week. It is rightly considered one of the richest in works (most of which are very ancient and well preserved) to be admired. Absolutely not to be missed and photographed room by room. The Top, for me, is the huge statue of Zeus and the hall full of wonderful busts!

 

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Tailor Made Experience

Seeing the Pantheon by moonlight from our bedroom window in the Noble Suites on the first night simply set the scene for the end

 

"We took a 2 week private tour that commenced in Athens and continued around to Delphi, Olympia and Galaxidi before heading down to the Mani, across to Monemvasia and Nafplio. Following this we returned to Athens via Mycenaea and the Corinth Canal. We then flew across to Crete and stayed in Chania and Heraklion visiting Knossos and the wonderful archeological museums. Chris Leontopoulos organised a wonderful tour for us that went without a hitch. The guides were top quality especially Nota, Yannis and Yorgis [...]

 

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Athens Orientation Tour

Great Activity

 

"Great guides & team
Great activity for a team building
Mix between culture & fun !
Can be personnalized"

 

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Athens Street Art Tour

Exploring Athens' Graffiti

 

"Giorgos (George) was a superb guide for a comprehensive tour of the street art scene of (the sometimes the seamier side of) Athens. He confessed to having been a street artist in his youth and his enthusiasm for the genre and knowledge of the artists and the symbolism/ reason behind the drawings, as well as the street artist's code, gave us a much deeper understanding and respect for the works. Totally recommended for a wonderfully fascinating and [...]"

 

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Acropolis Guided Tour

Acropolis with Dimitris

 

"Firstly it was nice of the guides to meet you at your hotel if you stay near the Plaka area
Secondly, it was a nice touch of the company to give you a small gift at the beginning of the tour as a momento
Next, tickets for the tour had already been purchased upfront for us so we need not purchase them at the gate when we arrived [...]"

 

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Acropolis and Acropolis Museum

A great way to see the Acropolis

 

"If you are considering a tour company for a visit to Greece, we highly recommend Athens Insider. They arranged five activities for us, and we enjoyed every one of them. They took excellent care of us, both in preparing for the trip and during the different excursions."

 

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Mycenae and Nafplio Private Excursion

Centuries of history in a day

 

"If you are considering a tour company for a visit to Greece, we highly recommend Athens Insider. They arranged five activities for us, and we enjoyed every one of them. They took excellent care of us, both in preparing for the trip and during the different excursions.

The day trip from Athens was excellent. Our driver Yannis was outstanding — [...]"

 

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Sounio & Temple of Poseidon Private Excursion

Sunset at Sounio

 

"If you are considering a tour company for a visit to Greece, we highly recommend Athens Insider. They arranged five activities for us, and we enjoyed every one of them. They took excellent care of us, both in preparing for the trip and during the different excursions.

The day trip from Athens to Sounio was the highlight of our trip. Our driver Yannis was outstanding — we enjoyed our time with him as much as the sites themselves. [...]"

 

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Divine Delphi and Galaxidi Private Excursion

A site like no other

 

"If you are considering a tour company for a visit to Greece, we highly recommend Athens Insider. They arranged five activities for us, and we enjoyed every one of them. They took excellent care of us, both in preparing for the trip and during the different excursions. [...]

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Flavors of Athens

 

"Our family of 4 took the Flavor of Athens Tour with Chef Yorgos as soon as we hit the ground in Athens. Yorgos has deep experience in the food scene having spent many years as a both a fine dining chef and a private chef in the Greek islands. You could not find a better insider to show you [...]"

 

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Walking Meze Cooking Course

Awesome Tour

 

We met George in the lobby of our hotel and walked to the market where we learned how to choose the freshest meat and fish. After purchasing a few items for our meal we walked to the kitchen and were soon engaged in hands-on preparation of delicious fried meatballs, eggplant dip and cheese pie triangles. Recipes came home with us. Yum!

 

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Afternoon Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Incredible tour

 

"My wife and I went on this tour with Yannis and it was phenomenal. All of the stops and recommendations were spot on. We enjoyed everything from the food, the sights seen, and the company. It felt more like spending time with a friend than a food tour. He was very knowledgeable about both the history and the food. We wish we would have done this tour the first day we were here.
I recommend this tour to everyone. I wish I could go on it again."

 

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Greek Mythology for Kids

Mostly awesome

 

"My family booked tours with this company (merging with an outfit called Kids Love Greece) and had a wonderful experience. We booked four tours that included our 7-yr old and 10-yr old (who knows his Greek Mythology better than 99% of adults I know, certainly beyond my knowledge!). Three of the four days featured tour guides who engaged the kids, kept us all entertained, and really made the sites come alive. [...]"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Much Better than Expected

 

"I was afraid this was going to be a lot of over-eating and I had already been doing that for 2 weeks. George did a great job! It was a perfect combination of small tastes, local food knowledge and walking the streets of Athens. We began at a charming small coffee shop to taste Greek coffee, frappe, teas, orange cake and baklava. [...]"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Flavors of Athens Tour

 

"WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!!! George our guide was very personable, attentive and knowledgeable about the navtive foods, spices, etc of Greece. He took us on a private guided tour to authentic coffee, food, and various meat, seafood and spice markets. 5 hrs flew by. Highly recommend!!"

 

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Tailor Made Experience

Fantastic and Historic & Cultural Tour of Athens & Surrounding Area

 

"Nota & Yannis were always right on time in meeting us. Our first day in Athens, we went to the Aegina Island. We visited the hill of Kolona and the Temple of Afea. On second day, we visited the Acropolis, Agora and sunset at Cape Sounion (Temple of Poseidon). The third day, we visited sanctuary of Nemesis, ancient city of Rhamnous and Marathon. Nota took her time to explain the heritage & culture of ancient Greece in chronological order. The one thing that touched me the most [...]"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Private tour with Yorgos

 

"My mother and I spent a day and a half in Athens on the way to Ikaria. I knew that after flying overnight, we'd struggle to rally and explore well. I set us up with a private curated tour with Athens Insiders, and it was the best decision we could have made. After asking us a series of questions about our interests and goals, they tailored an experience that was perfect for us. [...] "

 

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5-day Athens and Peloponnese Private Trip

 

"We spent a wonderful few days with Athens Insiders exploring Athens (1 day) and then the Peloponnese (4 days). The planning stage with Stefania was very responsive, with ideas going back and forth until we arrived at the right trip.
In Athens we did tours with two excellent guides aimed at our five year old: one a tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum and the other a walk round Athens focused on Greek myths. Our daughter was really engaged with the guides doing really well to keep her attention through the day. We learned a lot ourselves too.[...]"

 

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Explore Athens in a Day

Explore Athens walking tour

 

"We had a walking tour with Yannis and it was incredible!! It was just my husband and I which was great, but would be fun for a larger group as well. Yannis was incredibly intelligent and very well versed on the history of Athens, as well as current events. We got to see some of the more popular neighborhoods, but also areas that we definitely would not have seen without doing this tour. We saw beautiful street art, had Greek coffee and Greek desserts. We loved our time and it was SO worth doing. Especially with Yannis, he was so much fun to be with!!! Highly highly recommend."

 

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Athens Orientation Tour

Niki’s walking tour

 

Nikki was awesome and personable. She was punctual and went above and beyond. She was very knowledgeable about the area and the sites she showed us. We would definitely recommend Nikki to anyone.

 

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Walking Meze Cooking Course

Cooking with Chef George

 

If I were on death row, I would want Chef George to prepare my last meal! He taught us how to purchase food and prepare for a great meal this is one is personable. He was fun he was personable and we highly recommend Chef George to anyone. We tried to hire him to come to the US to be our chef but sadly he declined.

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Experience Greek food culture up close!

 

We were on the way with our guide Panos, who gave us insights into the Greek eating and drinking culture. First we were on a quiet roof terrace, where we tasted Greek coffee, olive oil and honey. Then we had puff pastry delicacies filled with feta, meat and spinach. Later we visited a market where we tasted olives, meat and fish. Then we visited an Armenian restaurant, which had feta, figs and various types of meat and sausage products. Later there was the typical Greek dish souvlaki and finally we tried baklava with ice cream in a small pastry shop. All in all, we were very satisfied with the tour and our very friendly guide Panos. I highly recommend the tour to everyone.

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Super duper great tour

 

We were traveling with our guide Panos. He showed us unique glimpses of Greek cuisine. We were allowed to try everything from authentic Greek coffee to freshly fished fish. Panos designed the tour according to our wishes. I can only recommend the tour.

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Flavor explosion seasoned with unique insights into Greek life!

 

First we went to see the Acropolis on our own and then met up with our guide Panos. First he took us to a hidden coffee shop with a cozy roof terrace and there we tasted different types of honey and olive oils over a cup of Greek coffee. The calm in this actually very lively city was heavenly. Then we continued towards the city center, where we tasted delicious bites of puff pastry that were prepared in front of our eyes and filled with feta, chicken or spinach. Then we went to the central food market, where Panos, who reports on life in Athens all the time, let us taste some types of olives. In a small, hidden place between the meat and fish market, there were small samples that tasted very tasty. [...]''

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Delicious Food and Engaging Guide

 

"Every bite was delicious, from the morning coffee to the lunchtime souvlaki. As we walked together, we tasted and learned so much about authentic Greek cuisine (fish, fruits and vegetables, and especially spices) from our guide, George. As a chef, he was so knowledgeable - and he clearly had great relationships with all of the vendors and restaurants we visited. Highly recommend."

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Flavors of Athens Tour

 

"Our group had a fantastic taste of Greek cuisine along with a wonderful tour through Athen’s Central Market. Thank you Chief George for sharing your Wealth of information on Greek food culture. You are a wonderful guide."

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Outstanding - Flavors of Athens walking tour

 

We recently took the walking Flavors of Athens tour. Our guide was Yannis, an architectural, history, religious, chef. What a four-hour tour - it ended too soon.

Yannis took us to his favorite local stops:
• First dried nuts and fruits, candies
• Second, a street stand for Koulouri, sort of a Greek bagel. Apparently, Greeks have coffee at home and stop for these on the way to work.[...]''

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

 Fabulous afternoon

 

Loved our walking tour of Athens. Chef George guided us through a series of authentic Greek restaurants and markets. He was knowledgeable and so personable.

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Awesome Adventure

 

Chef George gave us a delicious food tour of Athens! We experienced a bit of Athens culture and food

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Good Food & Great Guide!

 

"My mother and i had a great experience on our food walking tour! our guide Ilektra was wonderful & made the whole tour feel very personalized - I had mentioned I was a history nerd and she went out of her way to take us around some historical sites in between our food stops - she was very knowledgable about the city and [...]"

 

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Tailor Made Experience

Thank you Athens Insiders!

 

"We could not have been happier using Athens Insiders! Not only was the company EXTREMELY responsive, organized, and helpful, but also the tours and guides were the better than we could have hoped for.

In addition to tours, we booked ferry and airport transfers through Athens Insiders and the drivers were always professional and on time![...]"

 

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Tailor Made Experience

3 marvelous days!

 

"We were so fortunate to book our first time in Athens with Athens Insiders. From beginning to end, we were treated royally. There were 4 of us collected from a cruise ship at the port and delivered to our hotel. We arrived in the middle of a huge charity event and our driver, yannis, was able to circumnavigate the many barriers. Our afternoon guide, Stelios, escorted us to the Acropolis and then the Acropolis Museum. [...]"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Best Tour in Greece!

 

"I had the pleasure of having the first tour on my trip to Greece with Yannis Ninos. I was glad to have had this tour on my first day there because he gave me a great introduction to the different kinds of foods that I later encountered in the rest of my trip. Because of this tour, I felt comfortable knowing what I was ordering in restaurants and [...]"


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Acropolis Guided Tour

Great History, Great Food...Fun, Fun, Fun!

 

Wonderful! High praise for our tour guides C.C. (Acropolis) and Chef Yannis (Food). Both of these Athens Insiders Tours guides knew their topic and provided our group of 6 with a wonderful day. C.C. was knowledgeable and passionate about the Acropolis, museum and history of Athens. Yannis knew the streets and food vendors and provided a fun, satisfying and very tasty tour of the side streets and eateries of the area. [...]''

 

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Tailor Made experience

Just great!

 

We were very, very enthusiastic about our guide Jakob. He guided us through Athens off the beaten track and impressed us with his historical and political knowledge of Athens (and Greece in general). He ended the stroll through Athens with us in a magical restaurant in Plaka (Yiasemi). Through Jacob we got a wonderful impression of this historic city and through him we were able to see Athens and Greece from a completely different perspective!

 

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Athens Treasure Hunt

Searching for treasure with Yannis: An unforgettable experience!

 

The most wonderful way to get to know Athens through games and exercises! Υannis Ninos was wonderful, kind and ready to give him all the knowledge he has about everything he loves: Athena and food, through fun games. A magical experience, with the most captivating partner!

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Delicious way to see Athens

 

"George's walking tour of delicious Athens food was terrific. As a professional chef, his knowledge of food and cooking really added to the experience. We ate a lot of marvelous Greek food and heard the back stories. Also saw and learned about some secondary ancient sites along the walk. We did the tour the afternoon of the day we arrived in Athens, so the market was closed, but the four places we visited and the discussions along the way made it a great intro to Greece.[...]"

 

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Acropolis Guided Tour

a rewarding and well-organized visit!

 

We booked a guided tour of the Acropolis in July with Athens Insiders. Everything was very well organized to welcome us. The visit with our guide who spoke French was really very interesting. We really appreciated the site thanks to its explanations.

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Steve

 

"George was a delight. He made accommodations for my wife’s gluten allergy and for the fact that I was having a stomach ache. All the food was great and George’s commentary and knowledge of both Athens/Greece and the US was amazing."

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Wonderful Tour

 

"Don't skip this one. Our tour guide Electra was amazing. A native Athenian, she was a wealth of knowledge on every area we walked through as well as the details, variations, and history of the foods we tried. Greek coffee, baklava, pies, meze... All delicious. Electra was also very flexible and generous with us. We made a few stops off the tour (at my request), [...]"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Athens street tour

 

Had a wonderful day touring the streets of Athens with our new friend Panos! His knowledge and passion were evident throughout this special day! We highly recommend him for a unique glimpse of this special city

 

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Athens Orientation Tour

Great tour!

 

I so enjoyed my walking tour with Vasilios - he was very knowledgable, gave me an insiders tour of the fish/meat market with a stop for a little bite to eat- something I would not have seen otherwise. This was a great beginning to a lovely stay in Athens!

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Eating with a Rock Star!

 

"Our food tour with Yannis Ninos was not only the highlight of our vacation in Greece, but also one of the most incredible experiences in our life!
With more than 5 hours of walking, eating and discussing about every aspect of the greek culture, we felt like really greek locals! [...]"

 

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Flavors of Athens for Families

Flavours of Athens

 

"My wife and had an excellent food tour from a passionate Chef George. We were excited to learn so much about olive oils, honey, fruit and vegetable preserves, deli meats etc. George helped us do shopping for unique Greek gifts for our adult children. My wife who is a very experienced cook and baker had great discussions with George who helped us acquire specialty spices and herbs. We really enjoyed his enthusiasm and knowledge."

 

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Tailor Made experience

The best tour in Greece.

 

We had the absolute BEST experience. For starters, we got lost and didn’t make it to the meet up point on time (or at all) our guide Nota somehow found us and I still don’t know how she did it. She was the nicest person and made sure that we had an amazing tour even though we were a little short on time. Without her we would not have appreciated the rich history of the Acropolis. She told us stories and myths. It’s a must do. [...]''

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Food tour with Chef George

 

We met Chef George in Plaka directly after our tour of the ruins. He introduced himself and our first stop was a little cafe for coffee and early morning desserts. We talked about American mobster movies while he taught us all about Greek coffee traditions while sampling desserts from the area. After that as we walked to the markets we talked about past and present culture of Athens. Arriving at the meat market we were able to see all the fresh meat and fish available to buy. [...]''

 

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Flavors of Athens for Families

Flavors of Athens

 

"Six ️! What a great way to see and learn about Athens. Yannis Ninos was a fantastic guide - so informative and so much fun! He brought is to the best shops, we ate and ate and ate so bring your appetites. Im hoping i learned how to make a Hreek salad to rival the original. This is a must do!"

 

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Family Food Tour of Athens

 

We had a wonderful day touring Athens with Panos. He was knowledgeable about the food, culture, and history of Athens. He took us to a variety of great food spots in Athens based on our interests and taste - markets, coffee shops. quick bites, and restaurants. Also, the best gelato in the city! It was one of our highlights of our trip to Greece. We highly recommend this trip with Athens Insiders.

 

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Afternoon Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Great Food, Better Guide

 

"Our first full day in Greece - jet-lagged, hot, and exhausted - we opted for a private food tour in Athens. In addition to the aforementioned conditions, I should note that the only thing I like less than writing reviews (I made an account for this) is taking guided tours. Then, I met Yannis Ninos.

Yannis is a chef and food/culture enthusiast, and I'll start with the obvious. The tour itself was engaging on every level [...]"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Outstanding Experience!!

 

"Chef George was our personal Athens Food Tour Guide! He is an experienced Chef that is passionate about food. He took us to some fantastic restaurants and explained what makes Greek food distinct and unique. Traditional Svoulaki was a favorite for us. The Orange Pie (like a cake) was mouth-watering ~ I can’t seem to forget the orange blossom aroma and sweet citrus flavor. George is an awesome conversationalist and could talk [...]"

 

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Ancient Flavors Food-Tasting Walk

We loved the flavors of Athens Tour

 

"We really enjoyed our tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and took care of all our dietary preferences. He also showed us street art that we really enjoyed. Thank you for a wonderful and delicious afternoon!"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Day 1 - Set the scene for an incredible holiday

 

Greeted by our own guide Alex who has a Masters in history, the 8am start was brilliant as we bypassed the crowd to walk straight into the Acropolis. Alex told us more about history than I had absorbed in my whole life, and brought the experience alive! [...]''

 

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Mycenae and Nafplio Private Excursion

Fantastic Day - Highlight of our trip to Greek Mainland

 

"We loved our private day trip to Mycenae, Nafplio and Epidauros. The Greek countryside is beautiful and a relaxing change from busy Athens. Our driver Vasilis was informative, enthusiastic and pleasant to be with. He answered our questions and was good at intuiting our interests and reasons for travel, so the day was tailored for us. [...]"

 

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Afternoon Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

The new Anthony Bourdain is greek!!!

 

"After an INCREDIBLE four-hour food tour, the only thing i can say for sure is that Yannis Ninos is the reason for you to have a food tour in the center of Athens! Exploring Athens and tasting unbelievable local delicacies with Chef Yannis was the highlight of our vacations in Greece. It was by far an experience beyond expectations! This guy should really have his own tv show! Thank you Yannis!"

 

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Tailor Made Experience

Incredibly engaging and informative tour of Athens street art and modern politics

 

"My husband and I and our two teenage sons spent five hours with George exploring some of the less touristy neighborhoods of Athens. We learned about modern Greek politics by seeing neighborhood sites and street art (i.e., graffiti). George was incredibly knowledgeable and was able to make the tour as interesting for our sons as it was for the adults. As one of our kids said afterwards, "I wasn't bored for the entire time" -- somewhat of a miracle for a teenager, and truly a testament to how engaging George was! George also made sure that we got to stop and eat and drink in off-the-beaten path but truly delicious places."

 

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ATHENS INSIDERS ... TRUSTED MY 84 yoa MOM TO THEM ... THEY WERE BRILLIANT.

 

"Having had the pleasure of being very well taken care of by Athens Insiders in the past, this time around I trusted my 84 year old mother, traveling on her own, to them. Jointly we created, months in advance, a very detailed program, minute by minute, for her stay in Athens.
The result was:
(1) my mom had the trip of her life in Athens, led by fantastic guides she simply adored for their knowledge and attention to detail. All perfect as planned
(2) I felt she was (as she in fact was) in the hands of a pro group that took care of her 24/7 better than I could.
Thank you Athens Insiders !!!
SIMPLY BRILLIANT. !!!!! :)"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Excellent Food Tour with Yannis!

 

"This walking food tour of Athens was fantastic with the energetic, friendly, and informative chef Yannis Ninos! We tasted so much wonderful foods, all while exploring the vibrant city of Athens. From nuts and dried fruits to Greek coffee and sweets, pies, and traditional foods like souvlaki and moussaka. We left the tour completely full of delicious Greek foods,[...]"

 

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Acropolis & New Acropolis Museum for Families

Family tour of the Acropolis and Museum

 

"My husband and I and our four children (ages 15, 13, 9 and 5) toured the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum with our guide, Nota. We can’t imagine touring these places without her expertise. Her knowledge base was phenomenal and her method of engaging each of our kids was impressive. For example, she had my kids draw a [...]"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Food tour

 

"Our walking gastronomic tour was really superb . Starting at a local gourmet foodstore . Walking around the Plaka & experiencing the local traditional food , wine & ouzo. Our tour guide George was informative, fun & very knowledgeable. Thank you George for a memorable day."

 

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Tailor Made Experience

AMAZING Bespoke Travel Designer

 

"WOW...there aren't strong enough words to express how amazing this team, and Meijun our travel designer, is. We chose Athens Insider to craft our bespoke multi-generational family vacation to Greece. Our trip included 14 people ages 10-71, 3 different cities in Greece, and all of the dynamic and diverse needs you can imagine that go with this. The Athens Insider team took care to truly get to know me and my family, understand our needs and interests, [...]"

 

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Athens Highlights Tour

Amazing private tour for our family

 

"For our last day in Greece, we decided to take a private, 4-hour walking/eating/drinking/history tour of Athens. It was phenomenal! Yannis Ninos was the most personable, warm, considerate, knowledgeable, professional, kind... guide we could have ever asked for. Yannis fit into our family of two adults and our two adult children (27 & 29) immediately. If you're going to Athens, you must take one of his tours. You will not be disappointed!"

 

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Ancient Flavors Food-Tasting Walk

The only way to see Athens!

 

"On our last full day we met Yannis Ninos- a chef with the ultimate respect and deep passion for Greek culture through food.

Our tour was beyond expectations. Yannis took us to the paces in Athens that are not just incredible food but tell the stories of the Greek cultural over the ages. His knowledge of the city and how people live and communicate was beyond anything [...]"

 

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Afternoon Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Great tour great guide

 

We loved the tour and Ilektra was awesome.

Everyone says skip Athens that except the acropolis it’s a nothing city. Well this was a wonderful way to spend 4 hours. Great walk great talk and great food. Ilektra was a great guide knew so much history and even though it was 98 degrees it was a comfortable tour. Diverse great food and so many insights

So this tour is the best

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Thumbs up for Yannis!

 

"We had the luck to have Yannis Ninos with us during the last day of our vacations in Athens! No words can describe our experience with Yannis, an extremely qualified, friendly and passionate about greek food chef! We visited the best places in the center of Athens and enjoyed fantastic flavors that made us feel locals for these 4 hours! If you visit Athens, this walk is a must! Remember to ask for Yannis!"

 

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Walking Meze Cooking Course

Terrific Tour with George

 

George was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Athens as well as street art around town. He took us through the Byzantine history of the city in one segment, and the incredible open market in another. We finished up with a cooking class in a beautiful space and enjoyed a meal and chit chatting about sports by the end. Highly, highly recommend.

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Beyond Expectations!

 

"The walking food tour was outstanding. Our guide, Panos, did a great job sharing his enjoyment for good food and his city. We visited areas of the city and sampled the best of Athens’ cuisine we wouldn’t have found by ourselves. I highly recommend this tour."

 

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Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Outstanding Tour of Acropolis and Museum

 

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum with Marilena. It was wonderful to bypass the line. She was so informative and friendly. Highly, highly recommend!

 

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Tailor Made experience

Flavors of Athens

 

We just finished and amazing culinary tour of Athens with George. We had 3 generations from age 13-75 and everyone had a wonderful time, enjoyed food and drink and learned a ton about food and Greek history and culture while walking around the city. Our itinerary was adjusted real time based on some requests. We highly recommend the experience and if possible book George as your guide, he is a trained chef and very knowledgeable on a variety of subjects.

 

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Athens Photo Walk

Athens Photo Tour

 

Great way to see Athens with a guide that knows the city and helps document Thur trip via photos. Spiros was a fantastic person to learn more about photography but also about Athens. Highly recommend. Don’t miss this tour!!!!

 

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Flavors of Athens for Families

Walking Food Tour of Athens with Panos

 

"Panos was a superbly accommodating and knowledgable guide who was exceptionally amicable and energetic while showing us the cuisine in Athens. Would highly recommend booking a tour with Panos to get a flavor of Greek street food!"

 

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Afternoon Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Outstanding time with Panos!

 

"Our guide Panos was incredible...knowledgable and personable. He took us to an eclectic selection of locations and tailored our experience to our interests. Loved every step of the tour and the exotic tastes of Athens! Well done Panos thanks for taking such good care of our family!
Yamas!"

 

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Afternoon Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Excellent Athens Food Tour !

 

"When you are back home after a holiday full of new experiences - people, places food, music - there are always one or two of those experiences that stand out in your memory. Our day with Ioannis Ninos, exploring the Athens food scene, was one of those experiences. He was an excellent guide - knowledgeable and fun to be with - and took us to places we would have never found on our own in the short time we spent in Athens. We spent the day eating and drinking and talking about our different cultures: ours Caribbean, his Greek, and the time passed all to quickly. Thank you Ioannis for a perfect day !"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Flavors of Athens

 

"This tour was great! Not just the food but walking the area like a local and feeling the neighborhood. Our guide, George, a chef, was brilliant! So good with food pairings with drinks and the Greek philosophy of eating. So knowledgeable, I feel we should get at least three college credits for this tour. George was really great and we would recommend this tour to everyone!! Did I mention LOTS of food and drink?!!"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Perfect food tour with an exceptional guide! Way better than expected.

 

"George was fantastic. What a great way to wander through the neighborhoods, learning not only about the excellent cuisine and tasting great stuff, but also a bit of culture, history, and cool facts about Athens. Never felt rushed and never a dull moment. [...]"

 

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Flavors of Athens for Families

Amazing Food Tour with Yannis!

 

"We were lucky enough to spend the afternoon today tasting the flavours of Athens and learning about local culture and history with Yannis Ninos of Athens Insiders. In addition to being a fabulous guide, Yannis is also a chef and a food lover who truly enjoys sharing his passion with his clients, which made the tour an unforgettable experience for all of us, including (especially!) our kids aged 11 and 7. Yannis tailored the tour to suit us - [...]"

 

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Flavors of Athens for Families

George Rocks The Flavor Tour

 

"We just finished a Flavors of Athens tour. Our guide George made it a memorable experience. We have traveled many different places and done food tours. George is the GOLD STANDARD. Related to people of all ages. Took us to wonderful places. Donthis you cannot go wrong! Ask for George"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

magical experience with Yannis Ninos

 

No words can describe our food tourism experience with Yannis Ninos, an extremely qualified, friendly and passionate about Greek food and history, guide! We visited the best local places in the center of Athens and enjoyed fantastic flavors that made us feel like locals for these four hours! If you visit Athens, this food tour is a must! Remember to ask for Yannis!

 

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Ancient Flavors Food-Tasting Walk

Walking food tour with Yannis Ninos!

 

"No words can describe our food adventure with Yannis Ninos! He knows so much about Greek culture, food & history! We tasted so many delicious greek foods! He is personable, funny & smart! The food is amazing! The tour of the shops &
Markets very interesting & everyone knew & loved him! I recommend!"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Chef George

 

"Not only did George guide us through the most amazing food tour with savory delicacies and local favorites of his, he also educated us on great tips on selecting olive oils, best places for food, sweets, etc. but also great cooking tips since he was a chef and came in handy since my husband loves to cook. Better than we expected and had the best guide!"

 

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Afternoon Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Chef George

 

Not only did George guide us through the most amazing food tour with savory delicacies and local favorites of his, he also educated us on great tips on selecting olive oils, best places for food, sweets, etc. but also great cooking tips since he was a chef and came in handy since my husband loves to cook. Better than we expected and had the best guide!

 

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Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Amazing tour of Acropolis and Museum

 

"We booked private 4 hour tour to get an immersive look at history and temples atop Acropolis. Our guide Zakia met us at 9 am and we spent 2 hours exploring the architecture and the temples of the Acropolis before moving onto the superb museum where the ancient artifacts are laid out really well and just fascinating. Zakia was friendly individual really passionate and [...]"

 

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Acropolis Guided Tour

 

Nota: Best tour guide we have ever had!

 

"We are so grateful we were assigned as our tour guide Nota, a brilliant, young, engaging, friendly, extremely erudite archeologist who speaks English, French and of course Greek. Our heads are still spinning (in a positive way) from the amount of knowledge she imparted during our family’s private day tour of the Acropolis, it’s museum [...]"

 

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Explore Athens in a Day

Unique Experience

 

"My family spent 5 hours with George and he delivered an authentic and educational tour of Athens from a chef's perspective. Trained as a biologist and from a medical family, George decided he wanted to become a chef and now he is loving life. Think of a young and handsome Greek Anthony Bourdain - he teaches you about the food through the history and culture of Athens. We were six people including a child with Celiac disease. When we did the olive oil tasting with fresh Greek bread, he brought my daughter six little spoons so she could have the whole experience with the rest of us. [...]"

 

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Mycenae and Nafplio Private Excursion

Giannis is the Best Tour Guide!

 

"I traveled to Greece with my parents, husband, and mother-in-law. This was scheduled for the last day prior to leaving back home and this was one of the best tours while in Greece!
Giannis (which I hope is the right spelling) picked us up at our hotel in Athens and the long drive to Mycanae, Nafplio and Corinth. The van was well appointed with rain poncho, wet wipes, snacks, maps for each person in the van. Giannis is a great conversationalist, intelligent, with a ton of information about Greece in general. [...]"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Absolutely loved! Yannis Ninos was the BEST

 

The flavors of Athens tour has been the best tour I’ve ever been on in a city. The food was out of this world and our guide, yannis ninos, had the best recommendations [...]

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Amazing food tour with George!

 

Our family did a private food tour with George. We were ages 21-80 and everyone loved it! We learned so much and he took us to great restaurants and the market. I highly recommend you ask for George and take this tour!

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Incredible Tour!

 

Panos was available for any request from us and from the beginning it left us totally at ease and gave us lots of tips about the city, such as where to have lunch and a drink. All the food we tried during the tour was fantastic. immense for those who want to spend an active afternoon on the streets of Athens and want to get to know Greek gastronomy.

 

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Acropolis Guided Tour

Having a blast while exploring Athens

 

Having this tour was definitely worth it, as I got to see the little corners of Athens by the eye of a local. The tour started with the visit to the Acropolis, one of the wonders of Greece, and continued with a walk around the centre of Athens with an insightful local. Walking around the centre, I got to try amazing delicacies and understand more about the food culture of Greece. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting Greece for the first time and wants to have a unique experience.

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Amazing Day!

 

My wife and I did this tour/cooking class with George and his team and it was amazing! We walked through the market and learned how to pick the best meat/fish. Then we went and cooked a traditional Greek meal with them, which was also amazing. The best part of the whole day is that they were relatable, we talked about sports, Ancient Greece, Modern Greece, and everything in between. It was 100% an amazing day and highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Athens!

 

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Tailor Made Experience

Eat and drink like an insider

 

"If you complain about too much “foreign” food when you travel you can stop reading this now. But, if you want to see a place like the locals see it, then take a walking tour with Panos, our guide from Insider Tours. This four hour tour walks you across the inner city from seafood and meat markets, to olive and pistachio stands, to a secret coffee garden where everyone was under 30 (except us) and only the locals go.[...]"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Athens Through A Chef’s Eyes

 

We feel very fortunate to experience this Monday morning tour by George, an experienced chef. Five interesting and delicious hours visiting carefully selected shops, restaurants and the main market [...]

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Wonderful Flavors of Athens Food Tour!

 

We just completed a Flavor of Athens Food Tour with 6 couples who we are very close friends. Our group has varied tastes in food and drink and this tour exceeded all of our expectations! [...]

 

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Tailor Made experience

Fantastic!!!

 

Did the Acropolis and Food tour.Great combination! History meets modern life and the Greek food culture in a fun 4-hour tour. Our state-licensed guide Maria and Insider guide Panos offered us a unique experience. Highly recommend it to everyone!

 

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Tailor Made experience

Fantastic / Highly Recommend

 

This was exactly what we were looking for. George was great keeping both us and our early 20 kids engaged. The food was good but we really enjoyed the off script stuff that George showed us and talked about. His enthusiasm for the food and helping us understand the culture was great. He also is a Johnny Cash fan which we lived since we are from Nashville.

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Fantastic Food Tour

 

Today we had the most amazing food tour I have yet to experience. Iaonnis Ninos was professional, engaging guide we could have asked for. He took us to his local favorite shops, markets, restaurants [...]

 

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Tailor Made experience

3 Day Private Car Excursions

 

Athens Insiders organizes the tours and excursions for my wife and I during our stay in Athens. The guides were all very knowledgeable, and experienced, immersing us in the culture, mythology and ancient history. We loved our walking tour of Athens, visit to the Acropolis and museums and were impressed by the time each guide was willing to spend answering our questions in detail and giving us a detailed look at all the things that interested us most. Stelios and especially Sissi were spectacular guides in Athens. [...]''

 

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Ancient Flavors Food-Tasting Walk

Food tour and cooking class

 

We had a wonderful day touring the food market with George and learning about the selection process for meats and fishes. We followed the tour with a hands on cooking experience in a private home [...]

 

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Walking Meze Cooking Course

Great day with George

 

Our family (my wife and I and our two nineteen year old daughters) had a great walk with George (he knows a lot of history as well as an expert in street art) and then he helped us make a fantastic meal in a very nice space. Highly recommended

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Fabulous!

 

Loved this tour! Fabulous guide and wonderful food. If you take this tour (and you should) be sure to go hungry! The guide was wonderful and will take you to the best places for the best Greek food - places you wouldn’t find unless you were a native

 

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Acropolis Guided Tour

Wonderful Private Transfer and Tour of Acropolis

 

Throughly impressed with Athens Insiders in preparing a private transfer and tour of the Acropolis during a long layover in the city. Natalie responded promptly to my inquiry and took care of all the logistics and details in advance so me and my family didn't have to worry about anything. Traveling with a large amount of luggage after a week in the Greek island, we wanted to make sure we had a private transfer to keep our luggage safe while we explored the Acropolis with an expert. [...]''

 

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Afternoon Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Fabulous food tour of Athens

 

"I had a wonderful time exploring Athens food with Panos - we spent about 4 hours wandering through different neighborhoods and sampling many different types of Greek and Middle Eastern food. Everything was delicious, and he tailored the tour based on what I was interested in doing/ experiencing. Very friendly, knowledgeable guide with perfect English- could not recommend him more! I’ve already told several others who are going to Athens about this tour. Thank you again, Panos!"

 

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Panoramic Tour of Athens

Athens Panoramic Tour

 

We had a wonderful experience on our tour with Valena. She was a very knowledgable and interesting guide and we enjoyed our tour and also learnt a lot. Highly recommended.

Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

An Amazing Experience and Absolute Must

 

Our group of 10 had the absolute best time on our food tour with our guide, Yiannis Ninos. He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the local flavors in Athens. It was a highlight of the trip for everyone in our group [...]

Afternoon Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Fantastic

 

Our guide, George Madianos, was fantastic. We learned a ton and enjoyed a lot of great food and drink. Here's a perfect day in Athens: do an Acropolis tour in the morning; then do the food tour with George right afterwards. Best way to experience everything Athens has to offer.

Divine Delphi for Families

Three generations loved Delphi

 

I traveled with my daughter and granddaughter last month. One of the highpoints of our visit to Athens was the all day private tour to Delphi. All the details of the reservation and trip were covered efficiently [...]

Athens Street Art Tour

Incredible and Interesting Tour!

 

A Tour that is for everyone! Excellent way to show the city and understand its history through art, involving social and economic problems and the expressiveness and creativity, especially of young Greeks. It was not just a tour, it was a very positive way of drawing on our imagination and reaching out to other perspectives and other points of view, always giving our opinion with a very fun and always available guide. Very interesting! Very affordable price for the quality-price ratio An unforgettable experience for which I recommend!

 

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Athens Street Art Tour

Escape the highlights for a few hours!

 

The tour lasted about 3/4 hours, started at the keramikos metro station. The guide, Yorgos, was available for any request from us and from the beginning left us totally at ease and gave us lots of tips about the city, how to have lunch, attention to pickpockets in the metro, among others. [...]''

 

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Afternoon Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Food tour

 

We did a food tour of Athens with George and it was fantastic. Lasted about 5-6 hours and it was such a fun variety of foods that were able to enjoy in multiple settings. Everything from snacks, meals, treats, oils, seafood. Absolutely loved it and would recommend without hesitation.

 

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Athens Treasure Hunt for Families

Amazing experience

 

Had an amazing "treasure hunt" experience with Nikki on our last full day in Athens. Our kids, two 7 year olds and my 11 year old, had done the 4 hour mythology Acropolis tour [...]

Athens Treasure Hunt for Families

So glad we did this tour!!

 

This was an awesome tour that our kids 7,8 and 10 really enjoyed! Our tour guide Niki was patient, and kept our kids engaged and she took us through scenic neighborhoods [...]
 

Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Great Sites and Great Food

 

This was a unique tour that we decided to do spur of the moment and WOW are we glad we went. Found some wonderful spots for food and learned alot about local culture in the process. Highly recommend 

Athens Photo Walk

Athens Day Tour with Professional Photographer

 

We booked our travel through AAA and visited Athens back in early November. Our travel agent suggested that one of the great ways to experience Athens is through the eyes of a professional photographer. This is how we met Spiros Kotsiopoylos, our guide for the day. Spiros was very warm and welcoming. He took us, not only to the famous sites, but also through some interesting local streets that we otherwise would have overlooked.  [...]''

 

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Athens Treasure Hunt

Athens treasure hunt themed tour

 

The game was unbelievable. It was one of the best team events I have ever participated. Excellent organized with amazing tasks to perform. Even the locals had the chance to learn things about their city that they didn’t even know their existence.

All the participants had a great time. With the help of Athens insider team, we now have a memorable experience.

Thank you!

 

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Tailor Made experience

Explore Athens Tour

 

We enjoyed our walk with George very much. He‘s a friendly open minded guy who knows a lot about the city, the history and today‘s greek society.

It was very inspiring to discover the city, looking at Athens from different angels: the historic one, the modern one and from all the intersections inbetween. [...]''

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Great Food and Market Tour

 

"Our group had a great time accompanying Chef George throughout the Plaka and market areas. We visited a lot of places that we would likely have missed and got a real sense of the best Athens has to offer. George adjusted his tour based on our interests and our ability to keep eating. This was no small sample excursion, there were many things to taste and [...]"

 

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Acropolis for Families Guided Tour

Acropolis with children

 

We had the Acropolis tour for children (ours are 10 and 8 years old) with Stelios as a guide and the tablets with the 3D visualizations. It was a perfect fit, and the duration of 2 hours is sufficient.

 

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Tailor Made Experience

4 hour orientation of Athens with Iliana

 

"Ask for Iliana! She is passionate about her country and educating you on all of YOUR areas of interest .
In just 4 hours, we learned not only about Ancient Greece, but about more recent history . We discussed education, politics , economy, and lighter topics as well! Our time was filled with lively conversation, walking through areas we might never have found on our own, and had we somehow stumbled upon the areas, would not have known the significance of it without her input. The pace was quick yet somehow relaxing, as she included a stop for Greek coffee and later, a lunch-on-the-go snack. She also offered helpful information on Greek customs, places to shop and enjoy dinner once our tour ended. With only one day to spend in Athens , we are certainly happy to have spent it with Iliana!"

 

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Tailor Made Experience

Yanni rocked!

 

"Insightful, knowledgeable, polite, fluent in English, accommodating, funny, flexible - perfect! Met us at our hotel and had us back in time for our transfer to the airport. Gave us an excellent Sunday morning introduction to Athens before we headed to our island hotel, and we used what we learned on our return later in the week to confidently explore on our own. Translated the graffiti for me! Reviewed our reservation information and designed a tour to perfectly match our interests. He was prepared and ready for us! One of the best parts of our Grecian trip!!"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

One of the highlights of our trip!

 

"We were not looking forward to traipsing around Athens, (the Plaka, we thought) especially with my wife having a sore foot but how wrong we were. This was one of most memorable afternoons of our 14-day trip to Greece. Yorgos (George) was so knowledgeable and engaging about food in general and the very unique ways Greeks enjoy flavors. He introduced us to [...]"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Amazing Experience!

 

"Our group of 6 was led on the Flavors of Athens tour by George. He is a chef by trade and passionate and super knowledgeable about the food and flavors of Greece! He met us at our hotel and took us all around the neighborhoods of Athens to taste everything from breakfast through dinner. Come hungry! [...]"

 

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Athens Treasure Hunt

Great for Groups

 

We did this tour as an activity for a group of teenagers and it was excellent. A great way to experience and learn about Athens around the major archeological sites.

 

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Tailor Made experience

Athens at its best! Highly Recommended!

 

We were in Athens with a group of 10 people and booked various, individually tailored tours. Even at the planning stage, Mariliza advised us competently and with passion. She selected both the tours and the guides according to our needs. Everything went perfectly from A to Z. We were thrilled and impressed by the expertise and commitment of the tour guides. Thank you very much! We will be back!

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Best food tour

 

George was fantastic, probably the best tour guide we ever had. On our cruise from Venice to Athens, we had a private tour in every port, by far he was the best. Personable, funny and very knowledgeable.

 

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Athens Highlights Tour

A Beautiful Day in Athens

 

"We had the pleasure of being guided thru Athens by Sisi, an Archeological student, who shared her knowledge and love of Ancient Greek history with us. We began at the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum and then strolled to Plaka where she settled us in for a relaxing, delicious lunch.
After lunch we rejoined Sisi and a driver to tour the rest of the highlights of Athens, including Mt.Lycebbetus.[...]"

 

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Athens Highlights Tour

An Enlightening Way to Spend Your First Day in Athens!

 

"I am so glad that we did it. My husband and I arrived Athens for our honeymoon with limited knowledge about Greece and exhausted bodies from our looong flights. Our private Athens Highlights Tour was scheduled to few hours after we arrived our hotel. I was not excited about it until we actually started it! Our lovely tour guide Niki waited us in our hotel lobby. [...]"

 

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Tailor Made Experience

Exceptional corporate event run by a fantastic team - big thank you to Natalie! :)

 

"I organised a scavenger hunt through Athens Insiders for a corporate event with over 200 attendees. Natalie and her team were amazing from beginning to end and surpassed my expectations at every stage. They were always enthusiastic and very accommodating to all my companies requests and any specific requirements we had. The event itself was well designed and allowed participants to see the major parts of athens in a team building event which was highly praised by everyone who attended!

Thanks so much for all your hard work; we thoroughly enjoyed this event and would highly recommend other companies to enlist Athens Insiders for future team building events!"

 

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Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Must have Nota to guide you!

 

Nota is an archeologist who grew up in Athens and is very knowledgeable and passionate about the history and culture. She was considerate of of needs and we really enjoyed our 6 hours with her. We learned so much more than we ever would have in days on our own. She met us at our hotel and finished in the Plaka with an easy stroll home. You should have sturdy walking shoes for all tours in Athens. Marble is very slippery! And take a snack with you as we didn't have lunch to 2:30 after a 9:00 am start.

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Flavors of Athens Food Tour

 

We toured with Maria, and it was absolutely the best thing we did while in Athens! Worth every penny. It was like having a local friend who knew all the best spots to take us to! She was friendly and knowledgeable, catered the tasting to our preferences, and spent more time with us than was planned. And we walked the streets of Athens like a local. It was a beautiful experience. A must do!!

 

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Afternoon Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Get George!

 

We did this as a private tour with just 4 of us and it was excellent! George was our guide, and he has multiple university degrees, plus he is a professional chef! His experience in fine dining and as a private chef really showed with his knowledge of the fresh meat and seafood markets where he showed is some excellent tips on how to make sure your purchasing fresh food as well he knows everyone! He is very passionate about the food and many other things which makes him an excellent guide. [...]''

 

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Greek Wine Tasting

Wine knowledge and wonderful company

 

"We spent the evening of our first day in Athens with the lovely Maria - what a lovely introduction to Athens and Greek wine! We walked to 3 wine bars near our hotel. Bubbles, white, red and dessert wine - and perfect food choices with each. Her knowledge and experience defied her young age and was very impressive. I’d strongly recommend Maria and Athens Insiders!"

 

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Flavors of Athens for Families

Interesting, historical and delicious!

 

I took the acropolis and food tour which is 8 people maximum. First we went to the Acropolis with a guide, which was very interesting because the guide knew a lot and was enthusiastic about it. Unfortunately, we didn't have much time to look around the Acropolis. Then the food tour continued, which was an absolute highlight! The guide was open-minded and told lots of "inside" information about local food and the culture of Greece. You could try a lot and in the end you were definitely full. It was a beautiful day that felt like spending it with friends and it was educational too.

 

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Acropolis Guided Tour

Great - 100% recommended

 

We were in Athens for a 3-day corporate event and not only did a food tour but also guided tours through the Ancient Agora and the Acropolis. The preparations with Mariliza were just amazing. I have rarely seen someone who does his job with so much passion, fun and energy and tries to 100% respond to the wishes of the customer, as if it were the most normal thing in the world - customer service is lived here. And the whole thing at an incredible price-performance ratio. [...]''

 

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Tailor Made Experience

Private Group Tour of Mainland Greece

 

"Our group of 8 adults toured mainland Greece with our driver Vasilis and tour guide Iliana for 5 days visiting the antiquity sites of Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, Mycenae, and Epidaurus. In addition, we had some interesting local visits to Klio's Honey Bee Farm and the Melambus Caves. Our experience with Athens Insiders was amazing. We felt safe and kept on schedule with Vasilis' driving. Iliana and Vasilis knew the areas well and provided us with some unique experiences that only locals know. [...]"

 

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Athens Orientation Tour

Ilektra is a super guide

 

"I just spent over 4 hours with the most delightful, bright young tour guide name Ilektra. She showed me the entire area and I feel as if I made a friend! Had lunch with her on my euros and she showed me a grocery store where I bought all my food for my apartment stay. She is a warm, vibrant woman with passion. Great knowledge, gave me choices on what I wanted to see, [...]"

 

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Afternoon Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Highly insightful, fascinating, and delicious!

 

My wife and I went on the Acropolis and Flavor of Athens tour and loved it, despite the extremely hot sun. Both of our guides were able to answer any questions we had, whether it was about history, politics, the economy, food, or culture. Our food tour guide, George, led us through not only a rich gustatory journey but also interspersed historical, cultural, and political insights (don't get him started on the Greek soccer scene!) that kept our attention for the entire 5-6 hours. [...]''

 

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Afternoon Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Food Tour

 

Our tour guide Yiannis was informative and educational as well as having great Food experience .. Bravo..

 

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Ancient Flavors Food-Tasting Walk

Greek food explained by a chef!

 

"We had this tour with George over 5 hours and it was the most enjoyable way of getting to know the city. George was approachable, knowledgeable, friendly and a pleasure to tour with. He went out of his way just to make sure we were always comfortable. The food was plenty and pace was just right."

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Incredible experience to discover the flavors of Greece!

 

I came to Greece on vacation for a few weeks and feel free to do this tour to get to know the real Greek food. Without this tour I don't think it would have been possible to try all the food and without them I would not have found the restaurants and hidden places in Athens. A 100% recommended tour!

 

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Acropolis for Families Guided Tour

Personal, intensive, exciting and instructive

 

We booked two tours for our week-long stay in Athens. We got to know the city better (family with two teenagers) on the four-hour discovery tour with Ilianna. Ilianna guided us through the city with a lot of passion and great knowledge, to well-known places as well as parts of the city that we would probably not have visited on our own. Stelios accompanied us on the Acropolis tour and imparted knowledge to us in an incredibly entertaining way during the two hours. [...]''

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Great tour and great guide

 

"It was a tremendous experience to explore the food with Chef George, George get well experienced and very impressive on his passion on exploring good food in Athens, every restaurant and food that he brings to us is absolutely amazing and impressive. Thanks for George and Athens insiders, we all happy with the tour!! [...]"

 

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Flavors of Athens for Families

Magnificent discovery of Greek gastronomy

 

Thank you to Yannis for this "immersion" and discovery of culinary traditions while strolling in Athens at our pace. Our teens were more than delighted! An exciting and rewarding tour, a great time for all (and thank you for the good addresses ...) Sandra, David and our teenagers ...

 

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Mycenae and Nafplio for Families

Amazing Driver; Amazing Guide

 

"We did three day trips from Athens with Yannes, Nota, and Christina and they were all amazing. We also did the kids tour of the Acropolis with Petros — also amazing. The whole group shared their knowledge and love of Greek history and culture in a way that was as accessible and educational for our 8 year old as it was interesting and enriching for us. I didn’t think about logistics once (including when I left our passports in our hotel safe) and the team worked flawlessly to get us from place to place with ease and enjoyment. We ate great meals in beautiful locations, watched sunsets and learned so much! I recommend Athens Insiders highly!!"

 

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Divine Delphi and Galaxidi Private Excursion

Private Day Tour of Delphi from Athens

 

"We enjoyed so much our tour today. The driver was a highly educated person who kept us engaged in interesting discussions all through the way. The archeological site of Delphi was a great place to learn about the
Greek civilisation. We enjoyed the food so much in the restaurant we went to. It was a perfect day. [...]"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Excellent tour to know the true Greek flavor!

 

I was a few weeks in Greece and I decided that I needed to take a gastronomic tour in the city to know the true essence of Mediterranean food and from there I found this tour on Trip Advisor, I decided to sign up and it was the best of the best. Our tour guide (George) really made me fall in love with Greek food. He taught us what a typical breakfast is like in Greece, how to prepare Greek coffee, the difference between souvlaki, [...]''

 

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Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

EXCELLENT !!!

 

Athens insiders were great to us. Very organized, always ready to attend to our requests. Vassilis was great! A super intelligent boy who, in addition to knowing a lot about the history of Greece, is seen to be in love with Athenas and her work.
 
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Ancient Flavors Food-Tasting Walk

Amazing Food/Drink Tour

 

"We had such a great time on our food/wine/beer tour! Our guide, Panos, was extremely knowledgeable about the local foods and drinks. We started at a small cafe for coffee and a cheese pie and followed it up with a few more hours of meats, cheeses, beers and wines and good times! We were able to set the pace and just enjoy it. Panos was a great guy to hang out with and an amazing musician. We didn’t get a live performance, but his music was playing at our final stop (a really nice wine bar)!! Highly recommend this tour!"

 

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Acropolis & New Acropolis Museum for Families

Wonderful kid-friendly tours in athens

 

"Our Family of 4 ( 2 girls 11 and 9) took three tours from Athens Insiders in June 2018 , and we are very happy with our decision . Mariliza was very professional and quick to answer all our queries and set up all the tours .
All the tours were kid friendly , kept their attention and even fostered their history inquisitiveness.
All the guides were wonderful , special shout-out to Kostos , Nancy ,Dimosthenis and Christina .
Thanks and we hope to be back to explore more next time."

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

The Food Tour was the Icing On the Cake in Athens

 

"Yargos (George) is a professional chef who knows how to introduce you to the foods of Greece. He added his knowledge of the history of Athens as well as taking you to the local market. Our tour included a tasting of different olive oils as well as understanding how to buy the best; a stop in the Miran Charcuterie to taste cold meats and cheeses; [...]"

 

Divine Delphi for Families

Delphi visit

 

We are from Washington DC area with three teenage boys. Took Athens insiders private tour , Yannis arrived at the right time and drove us to Delphi, 3 hours ride from Athens.
He kept us and the kids completely engaged with Athens' historical, political, economic, agriculture, and educational system. Yannis is very knowledgeable, funny, and friendly guy. Took a pit stop at a good place to grab food. Also stopped at a nice scenic spot for my Nikon D750.
On the way back stopped at an authentic Greek restaurant Kalpamis, great food. We loved the food.
Great trip. Highly recommend Yannis.

 

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Acropolis Guided Tour

Very Knowledgeable Guide and great views of Acropolis and Museum

 

"We had an Athens Insider driver & guide for our full day tour. Both were very knowledgeable. Both knew how to 'hit the highlights, but keep us moving through the day. Also they arranged a beautiful lunch near the Acropolis with great food...
Highly recommend them for your tours in Athens!"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Had an amazing time led by the best tour guide ever

 

"The Athens Insiders Tour I took with my family was the best tour I've ever been on. Not only was the tour itself fantastic and interesting, but our tour guide, George, was spectacular. George was extremely friendly, very knowledgeable, and intrinsically motivated to help my family have the best time possible. While we signed up for the food tour, our family decided last minuted that we wanted to see more history than food so George happily tailored our tour to what [...]"

 

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Best tour I've ever been on!

 

I've visited 13 countries and our Athens Insiders tour was the best I've ever done. George was an extremely knowledgeable tour guide and I will personally recommend that each one of my friends take this same tour when they visit.

Our tour guide George made the experience. He knows so much about the city and gave us an amazingly local experience - and he even stayed with our family for an extra hour. Would give him 6 stars if I could!

 

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Modern Politics Private Tour

Very interesting tour!

 

"I wanted to learn more about Greece's political and economic situation and its modern history. George provided great information and some very interesting sites. As a bonus, he showed me some great coffee shops and taught me how to drink Greek coffee properly. I highly recommend this opportunity to learn about modern Greece."

 

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Tailor Made experience

Friendly, competent, following our wishes, full of anecdotes

 

We booked two tours in a row and had the impression that we had experienced and seen more than others don't see in one week. Wanda has adjusted to us perfectly and I can warmly recommend starting the Acropolis early in the morning. Our guides were super punctual and it was a lot of fun to experience the Greek way of life both in ancient times and in Athens today. Food tour with Jacob from Vienna was authentic and delicious!

 

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One Day In Athens

 

"Well over a year ago, my wife and I booked a small ship based expedition that began in Athens and took us up the coast to Croatia. Has this trip had minimal time in Greece’s capital city, we opted to arrive a day early and choose “Athens Insider” as the provider of a “private” guide that would show us Athens in a manner than what one would experience in a large group.
My initial positive impression of the organization was driven by its web site. [...]"

 

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Acropolis for Families Guided Tour

Acropolis highlight with Stelios

 

We booked a half-day excursion to the Acropolis with a visit to the museum for 7 people (5 adults including 3 seniors and 2 children) and were enthusiastic about the tour. Stelios designed the tour with a lot of specialist knowledge and passion. He stood by the older rulers on the steeper sections and was able to convince at the highest level. [...]''

 

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Acropolis Guided Tour

Very Knowledgeable Guide and great views of Acropolis and Museaum

 

We had an Athens Insider driver & guide for our full day tour. Both were very knowledgeable. Both knew how to 'hit the highlights, but keep us moving through the day. Also they arranged a beautiful lunch near the Acropolis with great food...
Highly recommend them for your tours in Athens!

 

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Private tour with guide in Athens and then day trip to Delphi

 

"We loved our experience with Athens insiders. We had to request a Spanish speaker for my parents and they did an awesome job finding us two guides who were great! (cant remember their names sorry) The tour of Athens was a walking tour were they accommodated to our pace two older parents, and the heat. It was great we walked around the Akropolis and partheon and had ipads so we could see what the ruins actually looked like. [...]

 

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Flavors of Athens for Families

We loved Geroge!

 

My wife and I did a private food tour. It was incredible! It was the highlight of our time in Athens. Our tour guide was George. He did a phenomenal job! George's passion and knowledge of Greek gastronomy was inspirational and so enjoyable. Beyond learning about and getting to try some of Athens tastiest foods, George taught us so much about the history and culture of the city. He even went out of his way and made a special stop for us so that we could find a hard straightener that would work in european outlets. I would highly recommend this tour. It was an excellent way to see the city and to try some of the best traditional greek foods.

 

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Athens Treasure Hunt

Great team building event with treasure hunt

 

We had a team building event to do treasure hunt after our sales meeting in Athens. It was a great and fun event walking around the Acropolis with a team while looking for all the cues to win the contest. Our guide Leto was very engaging, fun and helpful in getting us to the winning team:)

 

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Teambuilding / Treasure Hunt

 

"I just did an event with this company for 60 people group, doing a treasure hunt in the Athens. AMAZING!

The content of the event was great, attitude and knowledge of the guides - excellent, administration, responsiveness and practicalities when arranging - easy peasy.

I can surely recommend AI for the company events!"

 

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Perfect day with Athens Insiders

 

"My wife and I spent most of the day on two different tours with AI. First we did a tour of Acropolis with Alexandros (Alex). It was incredible and I can't imagine going without a knowledgeable guide. And Alex is certainly that. Besides being just a really nice guy, Alex is a really good guide. We learned so much and he made the tour fun. I can't recommend it and him enough.[...]"

 

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They know their stuff

 

"We stayed in the Home and Poetry hotel in Athens for three nights and we did the walking tour with Nancy from Athens Insiders on our second day. She was terrific! She really knew the ins and outs of every location we visited and there were many. We did a 7hr ALL day tour that lasted right around 9hrs because she was so patient and involved. I'm a very inquisitive personality and she did an excellent job answering what must have been a thousand questions. She was personable and had a great personality. If they all take what they do as personal as she does, then you cant go wrong. We were humbled by how hard she must work and how effortless she made it seem. Thanks again for being part of our experience Nancy!"

Ron & Lori H

 

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Divine Delphi & Breathtaking Meteora

Superb Delphi and Meteora excursion

 

Superb private excursion with our group of friends of 7 in French. Athens Insiders are an amazing team with a perfect organization starting out with email correspondence with Mariliza through her efficiency in our communications and organization. His answers were always quick and accurate. Then our nice guide Nota attentive to our needs, generous in her explanations and smiling on all occasions, we had fun. [...]''

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Excellent way to experience Athens

 

"Our guide, Chef George, was outstanding. He met us at our hotel in the morning and we spent the next 6 hours getting to know the origins of Greek gastronomy. George took us on a behind the scenes tour of restaurants, shops and the Varvakios market. These are places the average tourist could never experience on their own. It was a wonderful experience. I recommend it for anyone who loves food and [...]"

 

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Athens walking tour

 

Iliana was terrific and we would definitely recommend her to anyone. As a first visitor to Athens, she was knowledgeable, attentive and efficient. She is multilingual and has a fantastic grasp of the history and richness of her country. Thank you for a wonderful day and experience!!

 

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Acropolis Guided Tour

Amazing day in Athens!

 

Athens Insiders was recommended to me by a friend who used them on a trip to Greece last year. I was traveling with my parents and aunt and uncle and was looking to get a good overview tour at the start of our trip. From the moment I reached out to the team at Athens Insiders they were very helpful in crafting the best experience for our group all while working within our budget. Our schedule was a 3 hour food tour and 2 hour tour of the Acropolis. [...]''

 

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Afternoon Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Chef George food tour

 

We decided to do the "food tour" and that was with chef George. I can honestly say I was not prepared for this surprise. I actually got a guide with a few common interests. Urban street art,music,style,hobbies and clearly food. He has a very educational back ground but is also a very fun and light hearted guide. He made it interesting. We made our stops,tried multiple "traditional" delights,and even got introduced to work of certain artists. Even took his time to help us as we walked through the market to negotiate an item at the market [...]''

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Nice afternoon with Yorgos (George)

 

My wife and I spent 5 hours with George, sampling different local foods. He's engaging, funny and very knowledgeable. Totally enjoyable.

 

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Afternoon Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Athens Insiders Tours - Flavors of Athens with George - Exceptional!

 

Chef George took three on a four hour walking tour of Athens. It was exceptional in every way! By way of background, George was a private chef for several years so well versed in Greek cuisine and culture. Friendly, articulate and fluent in English, George led us through the streets of Athens as we visited restaurants, pastry shops, local meat and fish markets and spice galleries. All along the way he treated us to samples of Greece's wonderful cuisine with detailed explanations on ingredients and preparations. George added thoughtful historical details of the city and its surroundings along the way. We had an exceptional afternoon and highly recommend George and his Athens Insider Flavor of Athens tour.

 

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We recommend

 

The contact with Athens Insiders was very friendly in the run-up to the trip and my emails were always answered very quickly. We had booked both the airport transfers and a day trip to the Peloponnese. The minivans were very well maintained, the drivers extremely friendly and very punctual. The service with WiFi in the car, drinks and snacks was fantastic. Is absolutely recommendable!

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Amazing food tour with outstanding guide

 

"After having been to Greece multiple times, I thought I would know the Greek cuisine. But as I am a foodie, I still booked a private 'Flavors of Athens Food Tour' and it blew me away. Not only was my guide a chef (Chef George), he also knows every secret little restaurant or shop.
I had the opportunity to try EVERYTHING. From sea food meze, olives and nuts to dried fruits, doughnuts and Spanakopita. It was an amazing experience.[...]"

 

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Fantastic custom tour

 

We were very enthusiastic about our tour guide Jakob, who calmly brought us closer to Athens - with a lot of historical and current knowledge. Of all the city tours that we have done so far, this was the most individual and the best. You had the feeling of following a friend who brings you closer to your city than an official city guide. With the help of the tour we were able to explore the city very well on our own in the following days.

 

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Excellent!

 

We recommend! Unique selection of private tours with German-speaking guides who impress with their extensive knowledge, perfect German and very pleasant and social interaction!

 

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Acropolis for Families Guided Tour

Perfect tour for children and adults

 

The private Acropolis tour was great thanks to our guide Stelios! He understood how to make the tour varied and exciting for our children and us, and with his great knowledge he was able to respond to our questions again and again and to weave exciting stories on the most varied of aspects. At this point we would like to thank Stelios very much :-)! We had rented the mini ipads, and they were the perfect visual addition to our tour, and showed us perfectly implemented 3D scenarios of the Acropolis at the time of its heyday! We were the only ones with the Ipads, and other visitors often tried to catch a glimpse of them ;-)! Absolutely to be recommended!

 

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Divine Delphi and Galaxidi Private Excursion

Fantastic family visit !!

 

A big thank you to the entire Athens Insiders team for our superb visit to Delphi. Note our guide was perfect. She was able to interest children in the site and we had a good chat with her during transport times and breaks in Arachova and Galaxidi. We were able to enjoy this excursion as we hoped thanks to our guide and our driver who were attentive to our every request. Excellent follow-up concerning the organization of this trip since our first contact by email with the very nice Mariliza. [...]''

 

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Athens Orientation Tour

Terrific urban walking tour

 

Had a terrific guide, knowledgeable, and friendly. Walked throughout the city, seeing the many contrasts of urban life in Athens. Would recommend this without hesitation.

 

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Acropolis Guided Tour

Highly recommended!

 

The Acropolis Tour with Stelios was exciting and multifaceted. Interesting things about history, archeology, architecture, politics and much more were conveyed to us in perfect German. We were completely satisfied, with the organizer and with our guide. Thank you for this great day!

 

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Athens Treasure Hunt

Funny scavenger hunt - treasure hunt

 

Professional and friendly, and also extremely flexible. Many Thanks! The guides were courteous and competent.

 

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Athens Treasure Hunt for Families

Amazing Treasure Hunt in Athens

 

We wanted to do something both educational and fun for our children durinh the Easter holidays and we found Athens Insiders on TripAdvidor. The best choice we could ever make. Iliana was our guide for the day, and helped our children, as well as us the adults, find out so much we didn't know about the history and culture of our own city! Our children loved her! Thank you Iliana!

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

One of the Best Food Tours!

 

"One of the best walking food tours we've experienced. Chef George (Yourgos) took two of us on a 7 hour walking tour through the center of Athens. The food tour was so fun and super interesting. We learnt so much about the culture, history and traditions (coffee ritual!). We sampled 7 different items, all of which were top-quality, fresh and locally sourced. The portions were so generous [...]"

 

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City walk that has an effect

 

We were only briefly in Athens and wished for a city walk that could show us something about the "real" Athens and the life of the people here, off the beaten track. Our young city guide gave us exactly that - with a lot of knowledge and depth. In terms of the atmosphere, we had the feeling that we were traveling with a friend rather than a "professional". Highly recommended!

 

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Excellent service

 

We were very happy with the attention and affection with which he received us and introduced us to the city of Athens. I recommend

 

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Athens Treasure Hunt for Families

Treasure hunt for kids was just perfect

 

It's a unique way to discover Athens with the whole family! The whole communication with the agency was perfect. The tour guide Jacob was great!

 

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Acropolis & New Acropolis Museum for Families

Entertaining Acropolis for whole family

 

Nota absolutely made our time in Athens. Met us at our Air-BnB and walked up to to the Acropolis. She struck the perfect balance of archeologist/teacher/guide for our 8,10,12, and 40 year kids. Brought the temples at the Acropolis back to life and accompanied us down to the museum. Great day invested in the history of Athens. Highly recommended!

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Chef Yorgos (others call him “George”) gives an awesome Athens food tour!

 

"Yorgos guided us through the city streets and meat and seafood market of Athens on a wonderful food tour today. It was an incredible time to be here when the locals were hand picking their lamb for the Easter holiday. The market was crowded and festive and Yorgos treated us to special visits to places we never would have found on our own. [...]"

 

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Bravo bravo

 

Indeed the best in Athens bravo to Mrs. Natalia is really professional Good jobs and good season

 

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Athens Orientation Tour

If you really want to get to know Athens, you've come to the right place

 

We did the 2.5 hour orientation tour followed by a 1.5 hour tour with 8 people. Our tour guide Stelios was very well prepared. From the millennia-old history of Athens to the current political situation in Greece, he knew how to report in perfect German, rich in anecdotes. The orientation tour started at Monastiraki Square, took us through the Agora and around the Acropolis. The tour in a new luxury minibus went through the government district past all the important museums and ended with a visit to Mount Lykavittos, which gave us a great view of Athens all the way to the sea. [...]''

 

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Panoramic Tour of Athens

Wonderful day out in Athens

 

"We spent the day on the panoramic floor of Athens including the private tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. Angela was a brilliant guide, very informative and full of little facts that we wouldn't have come across otherwise. We would definitely recommend Athens insiders to friends and family!" [...]''

 

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Acropolis for Families

Great kid-friendly tours!

 

"We recently took two tours with Athens Insiders with our two children (age 4 & 8) – we enjoyed both the Acropolis Tour (2 hours) and the Treasure Hunt for kids (4 hours). We are history buffs and Petros provided a lot of interesting insights on the different sights at the Acropolis. He was very thoughtful and engaging with our 8 year old son who loves Greek myths. For us it was the perfect amount of time with the young kids and also still adjusting to the time change from the US. [...]"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

A real insight into the flavours of Athens with George

 

"I travel a lot for work, leisure and I'm also a travel writer/blogger. I would rank this tour as one of the best I have ever experienced. My blog concentrates on authentic experiences and you can't get more authentic than going on a food tour with a trained chef in his home city! My husband and I opted for a private experience and i have to say George was very personable and his knowledge of his craft was impressive.[...]"

 

Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

A real insight into the flavours of Athens with George

 

I travel a lot for work, leisure and I'm also a travel writer/blogger. I would rank this tour as one of the best I have ever experienced. My blog concentrates on authentic experiences and you can't get more authentic than going on a food tour with a trained chef in his home city! My husband and I opted for a private experience and i have to say George was very personable and his knowledge of his craft was impressive. I have endorsed this tour on my blog (be-lavie.com) and would recommend and commend Athens Insiders in putting this tour together.

 

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Acropolis Guided Tour

a wonderful and very touching tour.

 

My daughters surprised me by booking these super nice tours. It was a wonderful day.

 

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Athens Gourmet Cooking Course

Athens Gourmet Tour

 

A professional Greek chef named Yorgos and his assistant Marie took us on a fascinating tour of local markets where we were given a short history of Greek culinary traditions and bought fresh ingredients for our subsequent cooking class. Our chefs did a wonderful job of both teaching and entertaining us in a modern and cozy kitchen in the heart of Athens for a hands-on cooking experience. Highly recommended!

 

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Athens Street Art Tour

Excellent tour with George

 

We chose this tour in an effort to get to know the Athens where we grew up. We met George in Monastiraki and he took us on a unique trip to the alleys of Kerameikos, Metaxourgeio and the area of Psyrri. He passed on not only his knowledge of street art but also his enthusiasm for us to discover it ourselves. We had a wonderful time and saw a part of Athens that neither of us had ever seen. Keep up the good work!

 

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Fantastic tours for kids! Highly recommended

 

"We booked two tours with Athens Insiders and both were AMAZING!

We are a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children, aged 10, 8 and 5).
The first tour we did was the “Acropolis Extend Tours for Kids” (29th Dec)
We absolutely loved this tour We decided to book the iPads as an addition which I highly recommend. Petro was delightful and gave our boys excellent explanations about the Acropolis, the history of different temples and lots of information about the Greek gods.[...]"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Chef George was amazing

 

"We went on a private Flavors of Athens tour with chef George on Dec 31, 2017. We have a 9 year old and a 19 year old who also attended. The tour was a 5 hours walking tour and we stopped into multiple local establishments, tasting favorite Greek foods and getting a detailed explanation of each. Chef George also explained Greek coffee tradition and which olive oils are best.[...]"

 

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Athens Treasure Hunt for Families

Fantastic kids treasure hunt tour

 

We had a fantastic tour on Boxing Day with kostos. It was the kid friendly treasure hunt your. Our 8 year old kids loved it & so did we. It was a great way for all of us to see the sights whilst making it fun for the kids. At each stop they had to complete challenges (e.g. Take photo, colour in, answer questions, do a jigsaw, work out where we were going using the map, write their name in Greek, play a game etc). It made the tour so much fun for them and when they got a challenge right they got a piece of pottery and at the end they needed to use the pottery for a final challenge! [...]''

 

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A memorable and educational experience!

 

"Our tour was customised to our needs. Communicated with Athens Insider (AI) on arrival and departure date/time including the places we wish to visit.AI was very prompt in providing a propose itinerary and ready alternatives when we asked for modifications including pricing. On arrival, we were warmly greeted by Yannis (our designated driver cum guide for 3.5 days. He was safe and very proactive to meet our impromptu demands). Our key places of visits were accompanies by very knowledgeable and competent guides like Yannis (Athens city walking tour), Vera (Acropolis), Christine (Delphi), and Vangelis (Meteora). Hotels proposed were 4 stars on average and great location."

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Amazing Walking Tour Experience

 

"George was our private guide for the day and he was incredibly personable, fun and extremely knowledgeable. He shared some amazing food and coffee with us in some very quaint and popular spots in Athens. But, in addition, he was very knowledgeable about the history of Greece, and well-informed about the local politics. He was so interesting and so energetic. We didn't want the day to end! One of the best experiences of our trip to Athens. Thank you!" [...]''

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Living in Athens and learning new things.....

 

"I am living in Athens very close to the center (walk distance). This was a corporate activity for a small group of people from 2 different companies part of a common business team...., that ends up to be one of the most interesting (to be modest) experience.
Although I am almost everyday in the Center, which I really love it, I saw things that never notice before or learned few new.....[...]"

 

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Athens Food and Drinks tour (Corporate Event)

 

"We chose this Athens Insiders tour for a corporate event among representatives of two Telecommunications companies. And it was the best choice by far!
We were a group of 8 people, all Greeks that live in Athens, that did not all know each other. However challenging it may be, our tour guide Yannis, managed to make us feel like tourists in our own city! He was very flexible on the tour destinations, based on our preferences and needs, always providing different options during this 4 hour tour. [...]"

 

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Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Guided tour of the Acropolis and the Museum

 

Visit very well commented in French by Petros who was able to make us discover all the facets of the site and make us understand the museum as well in its collections as in its architecture. Thank you also to Mariliza for its efficiency in the organization. for his seriousness

 

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Cape Sounion visit

 

Excellent organized private tour of Cape. Our driver, Evangelos, gave us lots of explanations in perfect French during the ride. In addition, Mariliza has always been very responsive to the answers to our requests. Agency to recommend without hesitation

 

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Mother Daughter Trip (Mom’s birthday gift)

 

"I am the Mom who is grateful for this Birthday gift of a fantastic trip to Greece! Daughter did it right by selecting Athens Insiders for private walking tours.

First, was a morning with the extremely knowledgeable archeologist and amusing tour guide, Alexis, who educated us & walked us up to the Acropolis. We loved it! [...]"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Flavors of Athens Food tour with Athens Insiders was Fabulous!

 

Highly recommend the food tour with George! He is charming, funny and well versed in all things food and Athens. We enjoyed learning about olives and olive oil and learning more about the delicious food of Greece. He didn’t mind deviating a little from the tour topic of food to answer questions about the City or it’s history. He goes above and beyond to make his tour an outstanding experience. Thanks!

 

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Acropolis Guided Tour

The Acropolis Beyond Tour was Amazing

 

"Nota, our tour guide for the Acropolis Beyond tour was knowledgeable, engaging and professional. Loved her passion for the Archaeological detail of this ancient and fascinating site. She entertained us as she made history come alive. She patiently discussed the Acropolis for these first time visitors to Athens. I would highly recommend asking for her especially as her background and education includes a degree in Archeology/art which makes her uniquely qualified to deliver and excellent experience."

 

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Athens Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt Activity (Company Event)

 

The treasure hunt activity organized by Athens Insiders, was by far the highlight of the business trip our organization chose!!

Despite the large number of participants, the organizers and our guide Kostas were extremely well prepared and ensured a fantastic 4 hour session, during which we discovered the city, tried local delicacies, learned about the history of Athens, competed with each other and of course had loads of fun! [...]''

 

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Become an Ancient Athenian for a Day

Become an Ancient Athenian for a Day

 

"This activity was a favorite with my kids. They really enjoyed dressing up like ancient Athenians. My youngest loved learning to write her name in Greek and has been writing everything in Greek since our tour. They loved playing statue and learned a lot on the walking tour. The snack was good and the craft was fun. The length of the tour was also good, perfect to catch their attention and enjoy, but not so long they got bored. The only thing I would do differently is not put the goodies we got in a carryon on the way home. Security took our olive oil and the tangerine treat, before we even got to try them. Overall a great tour."

 

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Afternoon Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Top marks Chef George!

 

This is an exceptionally good tour. George clearly knows all the good spots and can talk very knowledgeably, since he used to work as a chef. His English is fluent and he managed to cover politics, history, food and just about anything else you are keen to know about. We sampled souvlaki, doughnuts, Greek coffee, baklava with mastic ice-cream, nuts and Greek savoury pies. I recommend you have a very light breakfast. We also visited the meat and fish markets where George showed us the freshest of ingredients. What was perhaps more surprising was how well he was able to engage with my young children (six and nine). [...]''

 

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Acropolis for Families

Top quality tour with great guide.

 

"We were delighted with Eleni, our guide for the day, who managed to keep our six and nine year olds (and us) interested throughout the whole tour. Eleni arrived at out hotel on time and sat down with us before we started the tour, to explain what we would see and put it into context for the children, making use of good pictures. Her English was impeccable which made it very easy for her to explain and simplify things for the children. Before visiting the Acropolis, she walked us through Plaka and recounted fascinating stories [...]"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Fantastic tour guide...

 

"George was a fantastic tour guide and not only knowledgeable about food but also Athens and Greece, it's history and the culture. We went to areas that we wouldn't have found ourselves, sampling delicious Greek food along the way, exploring markets, cafes, bakeries and restaurants. A real insight into living and working in Athens in 2017."

 

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The Athens Experts - Perfect Guides,Timing, Comfort and Value !

 

"Natalie and her team of experts toured our group of 6 for 3 days and we could have toured longer! Vivian gave us the most in depth tour of the Acropolis and even used tablets with 3D like visuals. Yanis took us to Delph where we learned so much about the Oracle from Cristina and then visited an olive grove for snacks and a charming Greek fishing village for lunch sharing all his knowledge and chatting us up with interesting conversation the entire day. [...]"

 

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an outstanding agency

 

A remarkably efficient agency, a perfectly French-speaking correspondent (Mariliza), always listening and at all times, and all this without ever putting pressure to do more (or too much)! Absolutely perfect services, whether tickets, transport, the quality of the guide who made us discover Athens: I have rarely given such a high note to an agency. Thank you for making our stay so pleasant.

 

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Excellent Tour Company

 

"We were in Greece for two weeks and Athens Insiders did an excellent job from start to finish on our trip.
We started out with a list of places we wished to visit on this trip and Konstantinos did a wonderful job working with us to arrange our complex itinerary. He suggested a few ideas and we had the ultimate decision on where to visit and the order of the visits. He was thorough in his detail and made this trip worry free.
When we arrived in Greece, the office duties were handed over to Natalie, who was there when we needed her and even when we didn't! [...]"

 

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Travel with a group of students

 

Wonderful study trip with my students! A huge thank you to Mariliza, Petros and Yannis of Athens Insiders "for the perfect organization, for their skills and kindness.

 

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Two great tours in Athens

 

"We had a private tour of the Acropolis with Angela. She was very knowledgeable and provided excellent insight to the ruins. This was followed up by a 'history and food' tour with Yannis. He was also very informative and we really enjoyed the tour of the different areas in Athens, and yes all the food was great!"

 

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Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Great way to experience The Acropolis and surrounding area

 

This was an excellent tour of The Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, and the surrounding area. It is a lot of walking, but the pace was manageable. Angela was our guide and was extremely knowledgable and kind. We highly recommend this tour as a great way to experience some amazing history in Athens.

 

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Smart travel guides

 

"We were in Greece for 3 weeks and Athens Insiders provided us with outstanding tours and professional one on one guides to the best archeological ruins. The drivers had a wealth of knowledge and offered great suggestions and met our needs in every way."

 

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Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Excellent Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Tour

 

While we could have opted to do this ourselves, we went with Athens Insiders and definitely made the right choice. The booking was easy, we were collected at our hotel and experienced a wonderful few hours touring the acropolis and acropolis museum. We got so much more out of the experience than doing ourselves.

 

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Best tour ever!

 

We had Christos meet us at our hotel lobby. Can I tell you, he was the most engaging, informative and fun. He took us through some amazing neighborhoods that had we not taken the tour, we most likely wouldn't have found on our own. And little tidbits about buildings, etc in each neighborhood we went through. We went through a marketplace indigenous to the people of Athens as well as restaurants too. When you are eating at a restaurant locals go, you know it's going to be good. And, it was. We had unique Greek coffee, Christos explained, the breads, the sweet spoons, and every destination was just as unique as the one before [...]''

 

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Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Informative, well paced tour!

 

Had a great tour with Eleni of the acropolis and museum. It was well paced & very informative. I appreciated that we were able to customized our tour and adjust the times to fit with our tight schedule. Eleni was awesome and knew the ins and outs of greek history and mythology. Would definite book Athens insiders again! Can be pricier because all tours are customized and private but very worth it!

 

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Informative, well paced tour

 

"Had a great tour with Eleni of the acropolis and museum. It was well paced & very informative. I appreciated that we were able to customized our tour and adjust the times to fit with our tight schedule. Eleni was awesome and knew the ins and outs of greek history and mythology. Would definite book Athens insiders again! Can be pricier because all tours are customized and private but very worth it!"

 

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Awesome experience !!

 

Our experience with Athens Insiders was awesome from start to finish. Natalie who coordinated, Maria our very knowledgeable guide and Janick our driver worked as a great team together to ensure a perfect day. Would highly recommend this team!

 

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Awesome experience !!

 

"Our experience with Athens Insiders was awesome from start to finish. Natalie who coordinated, Maria our very knowledgeable guide and Janick our driver worked as a great team together to ensure a perfect day. Would highly recommend this team!"

 

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The Best of the Best - Our Guides

 

We toured with Athens Insiders for 6 days. We had a food tour, a city tour and a four day tour through the mainland. Athens Insiders planned a very impressive trip, visiting family owned wineries, caves, ancient sights and ruins. The day guides were fun, friendly and very knowledgeable. One guide, Yannis, was with us for four full days and he was like part of the family. His knowledge and caring brought our trip to new heights. We missed him when we left. Absolutely use Athens Insiders to guide through the amazing country of Greece.

 

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Political Landscape Tour

Our best experience in Greece!

 

We did the tour with the theme of politics. This activity was the most rewarding of our trip to Greece. Alex was able to pass on the history of Greece to us since WWII. This tour is a must to better understand the political challenges that Greece is currently experiencing.

 

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thank you for discovering grace

 

We called on Athens Insiders to help us discover Greece.They built a special program for us, from reception at the airport, to a guided tour in French of the acropolis and Athens, Mycenae but also of 'Olympia. The two French-speaking guides that we had were able to share with us their passion for their country and its monuments. They adapted to the whole family (9 year old child) and were particularly considerate (bottle of water, poses, turn around to look for a lost and found bag ..) A big thank you to all, with you this trip has met all of our expectations.

 

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Incredibly engaging and informative tour of Athens street art and modern politics

 

My husband and I and our two teenage sons spent five hours with George exploring some of the less touristy neighborhoods of Athens. We learned about modern Greek politics by seeing neighborhood sites and street art (i.e., graffiti). George was incredibly knowledgeable and was able to make the tour as interesting for our sons as it was for the adults. As one of our kids said afterwards, "I wasn't bored for the entire time" -- somewhat of a miracle for a teenager, and truly a testament to how engaging George was! George also made sure that we got to stop and eat and drink in off-the-beaten path but truly delicious places.

 

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Great Experience!

 

"I used Athens Insiders to plan a trip for a client July 21-31, 2017. Kostantinos was very helpful and knowledgeable. He worked with me to provide a customized itinerary for a family of 7 (2 parents and 5 kids ranging in age from 15-21 years old) The accommodations, tours, guides and transportation were amazing. This was truly the trip of a lifetime and an experience that no one will ever forget. I will definitely use Athens Insiders again for future clients (and myself, too!)"

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Food tour of central Athens, great way to learn about the culture and history of the city.

 

My family of five spent five hours with George, walking through the central part of Athens, stopping at shops, cafes and the wholesale food market to sample olive oils, coffee, spanakopita, baclava, souvlaki and other treats. The tour was very interesting and George made it really fun with his enthusiasm for great food and commentary about Greek history and culture. I recommend this tour if you are interested in seeing something different in Athens and/or love Greek cuisine.

 

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Exquisite food tour with insight and history

 

Yiannis did a fantastic job on our tour, and this was the highlight of our time in Athens. The food/ restaurant choices were great. He was very passionate about his work, and very educated about the food... not just the flavors but the history as well. We covered a lot of ground on our tour, which is what we wanted. I would do the tour again in a heartbeat if I return to Athens!

 

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Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

Wonderful tours by Athens Insiders

 

This is a terrific company. Yiannis appeared at our hotel on time, of course, and took us around Plaka and more of the old part of Athens on what was billed as a food tour, but it was much more than that. Yiannis is extremely knowledgeable (and very friendly). He took us to places where we could sample authentic local food, all the while explaining the origins of the local specialties and the historic context. Warning: the morning of the food tour, don't eat breakfast! [...]''

 

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Acropolis Guided Tour

Great experience both on tours and ease of booking

 

My wife and I were in Athens 23-24 July and booked an Acropolis tour for one day and food tour for second day
Both guides were great and very informative and really made the tours interesting
Really enjoyed the experience and the company were great at providing information, and arranging everything

 

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Political Tour

Political tour was top notch!

 

George was a fantastic tour guide on the Athens Insider political tour. Some people might think this isn't a great topic for a tour while you're on vacation but it is terrific: George is super well-informed, very personable and actually very entertaining. You will love what you learn on this tour and will come away with a much more in-depth sense of Greece and Athens. [...]''

 

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Afternoon Flavors of Athens Food-Tasting Walk

We had a fantastic culinary tour of Plaka, with Chef Georges!

 

The Flavors of Athens food tour with George was excellent. We got to taste pastries, Greek coffee, visit the market and taste more cheese and prosciutto-like delicacies. But we also understood how it all this food was prepared, the history of the shops as well as the cultural background. I have been many times to Athens and I learned much more than on any previous trip. A great thank you to George (Yorgos).

 

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Acropolis Guided Tour

AN UNFORGETTABLE INSIDERS EXPERIENCE. BRAVO!!

 

Our fascinating tour of the Acropolis with Elisavet, followed by an outstanding gastronomical tour with the one and only Yiannis, simply made this day in Athens a wonderful and unique experience. Athens Insiders totally exceeded our expectations!!! Thank you, hope to be back soon!!! We want more!!!
Juan & Karla

 

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Annual women’s ride :)

 

We are a group of nine couples who have been friends for years. Traditionally, the ladies go - all 50 nights :) - once a year to a European metropolis to discover and get to know them. This year we visited Athens, a trip that was super great THANKS to AthensInsiders !! Alexandra, our city guide, an extremely nice, competent employee, introduced us to the history of the city, the sights, the mythological legends as well as a lot of interesting things about the Greeks, their culture, their cuisine and traditions in perfect German. [...]''

 

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Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Excellent tour of Acropolis

 

Our family of five met Vivian who toured us through the Acropolis and the museum. She was very knowledgeable in the archeology, art and history of Greece. The kids really connected with provided access to iPads that imaged the buildings, inside and out, as they looked when used (picture). Her enthusiasm was contagious.