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“Great overview for our first morning in Athens”
Review of Urban Free Tours

Urban Free Tours
Ranked #10 of 288 Tours in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Never been in Athens and want to experience it all at once? Or maybe you have been to a few cities, but never been part of the local culture? If you're interested in exploration & like treasure hunting on foot, this is a perfect walking tour for you! We want to show you the Heart of Athens like never before that's why the sky's the limit in terms of creating your next walking tour itinerary.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted an orientation tour for our first morning in Athens and this fitted the bill perfectly. A little taster of all the important sites and attractions so we knew what to go back to in our own time. Vasilis was well informed and interesting and we fitted a lot in to a morning. He told us not just about historical sites but about life in the city, where to eat and drink and other paces to visit. The group wasn't too enormous (I think about a dozen, from memory) which is often a problem with free tours, but because you have to book, they can control the numbers, I guess. Definitely recommended.

1  Thank Lesley F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After living the plast two years in Athens I thought I knew a bit about the city. Urban Free Tours guide Jimmmy blew that notion away when I joined a couple of my relatives on his walking tour of the city.

Jimmy provides informed commentary on history, myths, culture, language, food and wine in a way that only a true local can. It is all wrapped up with plenty of humour and off the cuff stories.

As he was brought up in Australia, Jimmy has an excellent command of the English language and a great understanding of what information the tourist wants to know and the sights they would like to see..

If you are coming to Athens I highly recommend you jump on to an Urban Free tour and let Jimmy show you this great city as well as providing some great tips on the best shortcuts and ways to save money.

Thank ExpatStu16
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AngelosUFT, Support at Urban Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our team is so thrilled to receive such a Awesome review! We really want to thank you for taking the time to write and support us! It really means a lot and we totally agree with the fact that Jimmy is such a great guide who's also so entertaining and fun to be around.He truly shares his passion in what he does! We are looking forward to seeing you again on one of our tours around our beautiful city!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful walking tour of Athens this morning with Vasilis. He is passionate about this city and has a great knowledge of the history and myths. The tour covered a lot of ground, many great photo spots as well as the changing of the guard. And his list of recommended eating and drinking spots is greatly appreciated.

1  Thank TriciaB123
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AngelosUFT, Support at Urban Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful review! We want to Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review on our tour with other travelers here! We really loved to read your opinion about Vasilis as well, we couldn't agree more! He's such a great and entertaining guide who shares his true passion in what he does! We wish you many happy returns to our beautiful city!

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

WOW, what a morning we spent with Jimmy.
It was just perfect. Jimmy poured so much information it was just fun. It was our third time in Athens and we learnt so much. About the history, culture, the Greek mythology and even the bars, restaurants and wines.
We recommend to begin your Athens trip with this tour! Don't miss it.

1  Thank mnaor
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AngelosUFT, Support at Urban Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We really want to thank you so much for taking the time to share such a wonderful review and support us! Our team and especially Jimmy is so happy to read that you truly enjoyed your tour!! We wish you many happy returns to our beautiful city!

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Jimmy was the tour guide and he was amazing. He really opened up about himself which helped to see Athens through his eyes. Definately recommend to start your vacation with this tour, helps to decide, what to see more or what you saw enough. Being a solo travel, it helped to meet people and share the experience. Definately take water with you and wear shoes that aren't that slippery, because marble is pretty but treacherous. Also sunscreen is a good idea. But other than that, enjoy the stories, use the tips and mingle.

3  Thank Johanna R
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AngelosUFT, Support at Urban Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

We really want to thank you for taking the time to give us a perfect rating, recommend and support our walking tour! It really means a lot to Jimmy and our team when you say that he provided an enjoyable and inspiring tour because that's exactly what he loves to do! Also thank you for the important advises you've added for other travelers here! Really hope to see you again in our beautiful city!

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