See Athens Classics Differently With These 6 Alternative Experiences

See Athens’ landmarks in a completely new light
See Athens’ landmarks in a completely new light | © Dave G Kelly / Getty Images

With so many big-hitting sights, including the Parthenon and the Ancient Agora, it can be challenging to get an original take on Athens. These handpicked tours and experiences show the Greek capital in a fresh light.

Whether it’s exploring Athens by bike at sunset, putting your camera skills to the test on a street art walking tour or learning the sirtaki at a Greek dance class, this curated selection of experiences invite you to encounter the city as never before. These alternative tours and activities guarantee a unique perspective and unforgettable memories of your time in the capital.

ToursAthens Sunset Bike Tour
From $45 per person
3 hours 30 minutes
5 (8)
This 3.5 h afternoon bike tour offers a chance to capture a sunset in Athens as you ride around the city and pass by all the must see locations. Admire the ancient monuments together with the bustling new part of the city during the afternoon breeze. Your tour leader will lead you to all the major sites together with some hidden spots and will give you all the necessary information in order to make your stay in Athens the most pleasant one.
Enjoying local flavors is one of the highlights of our tour. During our 20 minute break, at a nice Greek cafe, you will be offered a cup of traditional Greek coffee or some delicious Greek ice cream. Throughout this time, you will also get the chance to mingle with the rest of the group.  
ClassAthens Semi-Private Greek Dance Lesson With Dinner
From $85 per person
4 hours
5 (2)
Make invaluable memories and indulge in an authentic local experience by joining us for an evening full of Greek music, dance, and lots of delectable food! Follow the lead of an expert dance instructor and learn the steps of the most renowned Greek folk dances.

Following your dancing experience, you will have the opportunity to drink and eat like a local. Enjoy a 3-course meal in a traditional restaurant in the heart of Athens, accompanied by live Greek music and a Greek fold dancing show by professional dancers dressed in traditional greek folk uniforms. Have fun, the Greek way!

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ToursAthens Highlights: A Mythological Tour
From $84 per person
4 hours
4.7 (136)
History & Myth meet in Athens! Discover the greatest landmarks of Athens & their surrounding myths! Enjoy a unique mythological tour, suitable for all ages, that will help you understand how Athens became the mythical city we know today.
ToursPrivate Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens
From $74 per person
4 hours
4.9 (228)
Step off the beaten track and awaken your senses on a 4-hour gourmet food walking tour in Athens, taken at a time that suits your schedule. Follow a private guide through Monastiraki Square and the central city market, Varvakios Agora, to spend a half-day
ToursElectric Bike Tour of Athens by Night
From $58 per person
120 to 150 minutes
4.7 (11)
Check off the Greek capital’s top sights after the sun has set on this late evening tour of Athens by electric bike. Pedal through the city center and soak up the ambiance as locals and visitors alike amble along the timeworn streets. Cruise through vibrant neighborhoods such as Plaka (or Athens Old Town), passing ancient sights like the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens and Panathenaic Stadium lit up against the night sky. Numbers limited to 11 on this 2.5-hour tour, ensuring a small-group experience.