If you wish to not only see but also understand what went on and still goes on in the long history of Athens and Greece though a modern Greek's eyes, I can help and I would be more than happy to share my insight!
I was born and raised in Athens, studied sociology here and did graduate studies in Cultural Heritage at UCL in London. I returned to Athens and found my calling as a tourist guide, leading visitors all around Greece for the last 18 years.
Athens is my city and my tours can focus on anything between archaeological/academic-interest to family-oriented. Tailor-made tours (cuisine, plain fun, etc.) can introduce you to the alternative and hip spots the city has to offer, for Athens, like every metropolis, has many heartbeats!
Please email BEFORE you book to check my availability!
Recent reviews of this tour guide:
Excellent guide, very professional, personable and clearly passionate about her country's history and culture. It was nice to have someone provide such in-depth information about the sites without being heavy-handed. Also really appreciated the dining and nightlife suggestions - it was so good to have an Athenian insight on where to go to avoid the beaten tourist track. Thanks Smaro - won't forget this trip!
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Tour guide services/sample itinerary:
I can help you to create your own programme in Athens depending on your interests. The Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, Agora, Panathenaic Stadium (1st modern Olympic Games of 1896 venue), the hills of Athens with their breathtaking views (like every great city of the past, Athens was also build on 7 hills), and the Plaka are only a few of the places we can visit. I am a licensed tourist guide and therefore can guide in any site or museum you choose in Athens, and beyond.
I can do walking tours and use the public transportation in the city, but if you need a car please let me know so that I may assist you in booking appropriate professional transportation from/to any destination.
Athens is a great base for day tours to Mycenae, Epidaurus, Delphi and the nearby islands. If you have more days available, I will be more than happy to guide you anywhere in Greece and help you organise your time in the most effective manner.
Transportation by tour guide:
Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request with professional car/taxi and driver or coach/mini bus at extra cost. Sailing trips can also be arranged, as well as scuba diving (Try Scuba) in locations near Athens.
Tour guide interests:
When I don't travel, study, and read? I love good food - no trip is good without good food! I enjoy art, cinema, hiking and walking in nature, amateur photography, and socialising. Scuba diving is my newest infatuation!
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