WALKING

As an ancient urban center, it’s fair to say people have been walking around central Athens for several millennia.   Our walking tours introduce you to “new” places where hundreds of thousands of bare feet and sandaled feet have preceded you.  Most visitors to Athens are unaware of the city’s depth, its layers of history, its bountiful culture created by the succession of foreign invaders who leave a part of their world in Greece whenever the next conqueror succeeded to call Athens its territory.

The purpose of our walking tours is to introduce you to the city’s history, not just the famous sites, but the unheralded sites as well.  We also seek to introduce you to Athens urban nature scene.

Eco-Athens offers multi-day packaged tours where we help you select from all available activities, active and leisure, to create daily itineraries.   Be sure to include a hike as one of your activities!

Diomidis Botanical Garden

The best kept secret for nature lovers in Athens is the sprawling Diomidis Botanical Gardens in Haidari, a mere eight kilometers from central Athens.   Second best secret is Zefiro Experience, a center for traditional culture.

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  • 5 hour tour
  • Lunch included
  • transfers to Garden

National Gardens Walk

If plants are your passion, this tour is for you.  It is led by a professional botanist who has detailed knowledge of the 519 different species in the National Gardens which became a public park in 1927.

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  • 3 hour tour
  • botanist guide
  • focus on flora
  • includes lunch

Taste of Athens

You will taste the most amazing Greek foods walking amidst the stalls and specialty shops in the Varvarkio Central Market, Athens’ oldest and largest food market.   And a bonus detour to the Gastronomy Museum.

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  • 6 hour tour
  • cruise traveler friendly
  • every day but Sunday
  • Lunch in Psirri

Democracy Walking Tour

The Democracy Walking Tour visits fifteen points of interest in the old city of Athens.  Full day option includes lunch and choice of Acropolis + Acropolis Museum or Lycabettus, the highest point in Athens.

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  • Acropolis with full day
  • casual walking
  • half day or full day
  • Lycabettus option
  • Teen friendly