Alternative Athens: The Most Exciting Off-Beat Experiences in the Greek Capital

Try something out of the ordinary in Athens
Try something out of the ordinary in Athens | © jozef sedmak / Alamy Stock Photo

Go beyond the Acropolis and discover a different side to Athens. Culture Trip’s curated list of unusual tours and experiences will help you get off the beaten track in the Greek capital.

Renowned for its fusion of ancient history and vibrant contemporary culture, Athens has no shortage of quirky, original experiences to uncover. The most unusual activities to enjoy on a break to the Greek capital include travelling back in time to experience ancient Greek theatre, sampling local gins, seeking out the best of the city’s street art and even working out at the iconic Panathenaic Stadium.

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