Total Athens - Combo 8: Markets, Ruins & Ancient Athens & Exarheia Sweet Sins & Anarchy - Small Group

Dive deep into the history of the ancient city of Athens, with a local to guide you Explore the city’s many markets and legendary foodie traditions Wander around the famous neighbourhood of Plaka, and sip coffee at a local’s favourite joint Discover Exarcheia, Athens’ most alternative neighbourhood and see for yourself why it’s considered one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Europe Treat your taste buds to some special sweet delights and sip traditional Greek coffee like a local. See the best of Athens on this special total tour that combines our pick of the best markets, ancient ruins, shops and temples, giving you a comprehensive overview of our fair city and some ideas on what else you can do during your stay! This total Athens tour combines two of our most popular group tours: Markets, Ruins & Ancient Athens and Exarheia Sweet Sins & Anarchy. On this Athens market tour you’ll dive into the Athenian way of life as your guide leads you through the city's diverse markets. Here you will find every Mediterranean fruit, vegetable, meat, cheese and more on offer. Experiencing local produce is one of our favourite things to do in Athens and you’ll be able to pick out all the local delicacies after this tour! Overwhelmed with all these warm colours, tastes and smells, we'll make our way to the next stop in Monastiraki Square. The name of the square derives from the Greek word for monastery (in the centre of the square sits the Pantanassa Monastery). The square is also home to the Adrian Library, an archaic temple constructed in the Corinthian-style. Not far away is the 18th-century Tzistarakis Mosque, now a ceramics museum. Next, we'll explore the square’s flea market, mingle with the friendly merchants and marvel at ancient monuments as you uncover even more Athens history. This is the perfect place to pick up a momento of your Athens travel experience, and the best way to get in touch with Athens market culture. Then we'll walk through the charming Thisson area, passing houses from the 17th and 18th centuries along the way. We will stroll around one of Athens oldest neighbourhoods, Plaka, and enjoy a freshly brewed coffee while talking about the city's past and present. Then, it’s time to head to Athen’s most punk neighbourhood, Exarheia, and discover the newer, funkier side of Athens! Treat your taste buds to some special sweet delights, while hearing stories of student rebellions and anarchist riots and get to know the intellectual and artistic side of this buzzing district. Learn about one of the biggest street art scenes in the world and dig up the most unexpected souvenirs in only-locals-know vintage fashion stores, second-hand vinyl stores and local grocers. Before you go, don't forget to ask your local guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay in amazing Athens. Language English Redeem informationVoucher type: Printed and e-VoucherPrinted voucher or E-voucher. Print and bring the voucher or show the voucher on your mobile device to enjoy the activity.LocationStarting point: Kotzia SquarePlease be at Kotzia Square, in Athina Avenue between the metro stations of Omonia and Monastiraki, in front of the Mayor Building. Your guide will meet you at the fountain in this square and they will be holding an Athens Urban Adventures sign. Your tour will end in Panepistimio Metro Station.End point: Same as starting pointScheduleOpening datesMonday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday, 09:30 - 15:30Duration: 6 HoursGuiding optionsGuiding type: GuideGroup size: 12 PeopleRequirementsPlease wear comfortable walking shoes.

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