Plaka with Anafiotika, Monastiraki and food stops


Tour Snapshot

With this 3-hour Private Tour you will walk and see the very interesting part of the old city of Athens, Plaka, that spreads all around the Acropolis hill. You will see the Anafiotika district, go past the Roman Market, see the tower of the Winds and the Library of Hadrian and arrive at Monastiraki square with the flea market. In the nearby area of Psiri, you will enjoy 3 tasty food stops.


  • Walk the old city of Athens, Plaka, and visit the picturesque district of Anafiotika, which looks like a Greek island
  • Visit St.Anargyri and admire the icons and the stories that are connected to this important, for the orthodox religion, Greek church
  • See interesting graffiti and street art on the way, and take pictures of your favorite ones
  • Go past the Roman market, where you will admire the Tower of the winds and the Library of Hadrian.
  • Stop at Monastiraki, the second important square in Athens and enjoy the street musicians, flea market, and more
  • Indulge yourselves by tasting authentic Greek delicacies, in the 3 food stops that are going to follow
  • Learn about the past and the present life of the Athenians and their city
  • Your expert, English speaking, licensed guide will explain historical facts and myths and narrate interesting stories that reveal secrets of Plaka, Anafiotika, St. Anargyri church, Roman market, Tower of the winds, Library of Hadrian, Monastiraki, Psiri and more
  • Feel free to ask any question you like and stop any time to take wonderful pictures

Full Description

You will start your tour at the pedestrian Acropolis street, right outside the Acropolis metro station. After meeting with your local, licensed guide, you will head for Plaka through little Vironos street. On the way to Anafiotika you will pass in front of the Lysicrates monument. You will walk along Tripodon street and you will see the Byzantine church of Ragavas, and the street art on the walls of the narrow streets of the area. Anafiotika will appear all of a sudden and will amaze you with the little old houses, the colors and the architecture. This neighborhood is similar to one of the Greek islands of the Aegean sea, Anafi, where this area took the name from. Here you will take nice pictures, you will admire the view of the Lycabettus hill and see the little church of St. George, built on the rocks.Next stop will be the Greek orthodox church of St. Anargyri, an amazing church related to stories, legends and facts that are significant to the orthodox religion.You will continue your way to Plaka, through picturesque, traditional paths, stairs, little streets, passing in front of old houses, taverns and little coffee shops until you will see the tower of the winds.Walking down the street you will see the remains of Hadrian’s library and Monastiraki square, full of people, music and nice smells from the nearby taverns. You will cross Ermou street and will finally indulge yourselves by tasting authentic Greek delicacies, in 3 different food stops in the area of Psiri and Heroon square.First stop, the famous greek spinach pie and bougatsa, a special phyllo filled with several savory fillings. Bougatsa has a unique sweet custard taste, served with cinnamon and powdered sugar.Second stop, the most traditional Greek dish, souvlaki, pita bread with gyros meat inside (pork or chicken), vegetables and tzatziki, the famous Greek yogurt sauce.Third and last food stop of our tour will be the well-known Greek dessert, baklava, with crispy phyllo, syrup and nuts, a real temptation that no one can go without! Your dessert will be accompanied with an authentic Greek coffee, warm, served the traditional way or cold (frappe) and exactly the way you like it.The tour will end here, at the coffee shop, where you can stay and relax as long as you like.

Tour Details

  • Local, english speaking, licensed guide
  • Athens Map
  • Mineral water
  • All foods and drinks that are referred in the tour description
  • Any extra food and drink that is not referred
  • Gratuities / tips for your guide
Departure TimeUpon your request and according to availability, preferably in the afternoon to avoid the crowds and the heat.Meeting PointOutside the Acropolis Metro station, exit Makrigianni street.
Entrance FeesAre not requiredImportant noteWe advise you to book all entrance tickets after you make arrangements and book your tour with a licensed guide. The tickets are valid ONLY for one day, the day you booked. You cannot cancel or change them after you book them.
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