With more than 5.5 million tourists visiting Athens each year, it’s recommended that you plan your trip well in advance in order to take advantage of cheaper airfare and to make sure you don’t miss any of the highlights this wonderful city has to offer.
If you are visiting Athens for the first time, you won’t want to miss — 28 of the Best Things to Do in Athens.
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Airbnb Experiences in Athens
Introducing Airbnb Experiences in Athens!
Whether or not you happen to be staying in an Airbnb rental in Athens, you can easily book an Airbnb Experience with just a few simple taps of your smartphone.
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If you’re looking for a guided experience in Athens, we recommend that you turn to Airbnb Experiences in order to connect with local Greeks who will be happy to take you on a behind the scenes tour of their beloved country.
Below, you’ll find a list of The Best Airbnb Experiences in Athens that simply cannot be missed.
Traditional Greek Food Tour
You cannot really say you have experienced a destination until you have experienced its cuisine.
Let your hosts, Rachel and Michalis, take you on a gastronomical tour as you explore some of the tastiest traditional Greek foods that Athens has to offer.
You will visit different vendors and try local fish, meat, and fruit dishes, as well as some Greek coffee and Greek cheese.
Some of the places that you’ll stop at along the way are so well hidden that as a visitor, you would never find them on your own.
Learn more: Traditional Greek Food Tour in Athens
Athens Street Art Tour
Athens is known for its wide variety of street art and talented street artists who find unique places around the city to paint their masterpieces.
Travel like a local alongside your host Popi and marvel at the artwork plastered all over the walls of five different neighborhoods where street art is supported and showcased.
This three-hour tour will come to an end in Kerameikos, which has been dubbed one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world – according to Forbes Magazine.
Learn more: Athens Street Art Tour
Explore Athens by Bicycle
This 3.5 hour tour combines the modern times with the ancient times as you explore the city of Athens with a local guide on electric bicycles.
Over the course of three and a half hours, your guide will fill you in on everything you need to know about living in Athens as well as point out all the best places to eat, where the best nightlife is, where you can catch a movie and more.
Learn more: Explore Athens by Bicycle
Athens Vegan Food Tour
The food culture in Athens is quite extensive and serves all types of people — yes, including vegans. But you must know where to look.
Join Fragiskos and Ariana as they as they take you to some of the best Vegan places that Athens has to offer.
You’ll have an opportunity to try vegan moussaka, vegan Greek ice cream, vegan souvlaki, and more.
Learn more: Athens Vegan Food Tour
Athens Nightlife Tour
Athens is a city known for its nightlife and late night bars with live music and DJ’s.
Explore Athens by night with your host, Adam, and check out all of the popular bars and clubs in the area.
You will explore some of the best places in downtown Athens and have an opportunity to sample local beverages and cocktails.
Whatever you choose, Adam will make sure you have the best night out in Athens.
Learn more: Athens Nightlife Tour
Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Experience
A visit to Athens wouldn’t be complete without catching the sunset from the Temple of Poseidon — one of the best places to watch the sunset in all of Athens.
As you make the drive along the beautiful coastline of the Athens Riviera, your private driver will tell you about the interesting history of the Temple of Poseidon.
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Once you arrive, you will have the opportunity to explore the site of the temple and end your evening with an incredible sunset from the cliffs of Cape Sounio.
Learn more: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour
Greek Food Cooking Tour
This list began with a food tasting tour, so it is only right that it ends with a Greek cooking tour.
Courtesy of CookinAthens, you and other members of your group will be taught the necessary skills to prepare a traditional Greek meal in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
After a brief introduction, your group will begin the cooking class where you will all learn to make a 7+ course mezedes dinner using traditional ingredients.
Learn more: Greek Food Cooking Tour
Planning your trip to Athens and looking for day trip ideas? Don’t miss 8 of the Best Day Trips from Athens.
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