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Best day in Athens

We did 2 Big Olive Walks and they were excellent! The first was an all day tour if the ancient... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
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Food Tour of Athens

What a great tour. Firstly we explored parts of Athens that aren't on the normal tourist trail... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Michelle N
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Big Olive Walking Tours offers high quality scholar-led tours providing a unique entertaining and educational perspective on the city. We also offer bespoke experiences that enable participants to build their own package of accommodation, transport...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Efpolidos 14, Athens 105 52, Greece
+30 21 6700 3325
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We did 2 Big Olive Walks and they were excellent! The first was an all day tour if the ancient sights including the ancients sights, Acropolis and museum. Demitra, our guide was engaging and fun the be around. She was full of information but not...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

What a great tour. Firstly we explored parts of Athens that aren't on the normal tourist trail (certainly not ours, anyway!) with someone knowledgable and passionate about the city. But what we loved most was the fact that we went down side streets and into...More

1  Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We were a group of architects and undergraduate students of architecture (in total 14 people). We both had a tours with Ilias and Nikos, both were excellent. They are great experts and guides who can tailor their tours according to the interests of the groups....More

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Reviewed 14 January 2017

We did the Grand Tour of Athens with Ilias and we had such a wonderful experience. Ilias did a great job of peeling back the layers of city, helping us understand Athens from antiquity through to modern times. We ended the tour feeling so much...More

Thank Dean R
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Either you have visited Thessaloniki million of times or it's your first time, treat your self and have the Grand Tour of Thessaloniki. Our guide, Aggelos Kwttas, was very much informed about the history, urbanism and architecture of the city. I enjoyed even more our...More

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BigOliveAthens, General Manager at Big Olive City Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Dear Ermioni Natsi, thank you very much for your comment and for the time you've taken to rate our service - we shall review our pricing policy as per your remarks. We hope to be able to better meet your group's needs in the near...More

Reviewed 21 October 2016

Since we had never been to Athens, we booked the Athens Grand Tour. Our guide Ilias was wonderful. His knowledge of the cultural history of his native city was truly impressive. We learned much more than we ever could have on our own, and it...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We just spent a long weekend in Athens, after disembarking from a cruise. Since it was our first visit, we decided to book two walking tours and selected Big Olive. Wow, was that a good decision. The food tour with Ilias was lively, conversational, and...More

2  Thank JPW-BOS
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We did the food & heritage tour with Ilias, who is passionate about history and an absolute expert about Athens. He told us about the amazing past of his beloved city, particularly its merging of various cultures, and walked us around the city explaining the...More

Thank Helena K
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We did the oriental food tour of Athens, with Ilias as our tour guide. Ilias showed us the gems of Athens where we sampled authentic Greek street food and he peppered his explanations with alot of humour and an extensive knowledge of Greek history, art...More

Thank anestorides
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We decided to take the Orientalist's walk as a company event during our sales conference. Although most of us live in Athens, we realized how many things we did not know about our city and the history behind many places & buildings. It was a...More

1  Thank Marianna K
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Omonia Square is as plain in appearance as Syntagma is
grand. Surrounded largely by functional blocks from
the 1950s and 60s and no longer boasting its
underground stalls, the square is now mostly
frequented by immigrants and bargain shoppers. The
most rewarding area to explore is to the south. Set
off down Athinas Street, with the Acropolis gradually
coming into focus in the distance, and you will get a
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Sarah B
30 December 2014|
Response from BigOliveAthens | Property representative |
Thank you for reaching out! All our group (join-in) tours are offered in English. Private tours are delivered in the customer's preferred language upon request.