The guide, Theo, really made this tour. He was so fun and personable! We had a really great evening around Athens. The venues where we went were nice, but it was also good to pass by so many other spots and see how lively the city is at night. It's a great tour to do at the beginning of your visit so if you're planning to stay a while you can see what venues might be worth another look.
It was eye-opening visiting the nightlife around the city. Otherwise, I wouldn’t know how we would find them lol. Disclaimer: we were 2 hours late for this tour because we were finishing up a cooking class. Each space was different and unique. Noel and Booze was beautiful, almost didn’t look like a bar. Six dogs had a hidden yard, reminded me of wynwood area in Miami. Then we did a rooftop with great views of Acropolis. I do wish that there was a bit more tasting of Alcoholic spirits/ drinks. I feel that at least a drink in each bar would have been great or at minimum the option to purchase your own drink. (I don’t think the price of the tour matches the actual amount of tasting during the experience) Our guide, Evelina, was fantastic. Her personality is perfect for showing people around. She was engaging, personable, and a lot of fun. We were out till 2am, ending with none other than Souvlaki. Two words= AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS! (My first of many) It was such a great experience and a must do to get to know some awesome bars to go to while in Athens.
This was a disaster. Do not book this. It is totally misrepresented. We only stayed for the first two bars which was 1 ½ hours. By this time we had been in the worst looking neighborhood full of graffiti and gritty. By 10 pm we had only had one glass of bad wine, a glass of some kind of fruit juice, and some nasty bar nuts. The guide tried hard but it was a total disappointment. It was awful.
Theo was such a lovely and engaging host. He was very prompt at meeting us at the start of the tour, and was exceptionally friendly and engaging. We visited some lovely places to eat, with the ice cream being my favourite- that and the gyros which were so delicious we came back to the restaurant 3 times!
I couldnt find any fault with this tour and really recommend starting your Greek odyssey with an evening of food, sights, a little history and a friendly face.
We highly recommend this tour! Theo was a great host and provided us with a wealth of knowledge on the history of Athens as well as local information. We took this tour on our first day in the city and it was the best time to do it! You will learn the layout of the central area of Athens, and will be comfortable exploring the city on your own after discovering the main sites with Theo. The tour provides just the right mix of drinks, food, information and fun. Take this tour if you have the opportunity!
Well worth it. Georgia had an intense passion for her job. She was really into everything and was all smiles. I loved how she explained everything even the simple foods like the morning snack bread Greeks eat. We tried everything from bread, to desserts, to a variety of teas, a stroll through the fish market, the fruit market, and the famous soulvaki Gyro as we call it in America. There were many times when vendors would flirt with her, but she always handled it professionally. Each taste of food was accompanied with a short history lesson concerning the food and part of the culture. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire thing and consider it the highlight of my stay in Athens. I'm a pretty big eater, but by the end of the tour I was full.
The tour group was indeed small, only 5 of us, but that did not stop us from having fun. Everyone was from America, except one from the Philippines. We all got along well, and, by then end of the tour, we all sat around the table and talked for a long time. I highly encourage everyone to try this tour.