Awful Athens

4.9 (65 Reviews)
28is Oktovriou 47, Athina 104 33 (Italian Institute of Education in Athens - Athens)
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4.9
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Duration

1.5 hour

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

30 people

Languages

English, Espanol

About this tour

They say beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. But some places are really awful. Want to see a different side of Athens? You’re in the right place!

You will find a contrasting city, with a totally different cultural and social character, and another topography. Bustling places where tourists and immigrants, street vendors, and passers-by bump into each other, passing through it in a rush. This mix of cultural diversity and mirror of social “disorder”.

Ungentrified and lively, the oldest limb of the modern metropolis—an area where no-frills Greek classics sit next to ethnic eats, 60s office blocks, and old printing presses. Not Athens’ prettiest face.

Godforsaken places and a lot of urban decay: awful can be awesome. Dare to see it.

Discover one of the most controversial and offbeat areas of Athens – only for true explorers.

-Please note that this experience is not advised for the faint-hearted. Nothing is going to happen to you, but know what you are booking.

-Feel free to contact me for a date and hour that suits you best and to create a combined schedule with our other experiences called “Athens Social and Political Walk”, “The Feminist Walk of Athens”, “History-walk about the Lgbtqia movement of Greece”.

Frequently asked questions

In this part of town (Victoria, Aghios Panteleimonas, Metaxourgeio, and Omonia) for modern adventurers, immigrants, and destroyed bodies and souls; you will find old decrepit neoclassical houses as well as some scattered “alternative” (as they style themselves) entertainment venues, which seem to be trying to forcibly change the identity of those areas. In the end, we'll visit completely gentrified Pysri, to see how the future looks like.

You can expect to receive an email from us within the next two business days. This email will serve as a confirmation and provide instructions to access your online itinerary for your order details. In the event that we encounter any issues fulfilling your request, we will reach out to you directly to discuss the alternatives that are available.

Unfortunately, our system only accepts bookings made at least 24 hours in advance of the experience date. However, depending on the availability of our hosts, we may be able to accommodate last-minute bookings. Please send us a message and we will check if it is possible to organize an experience for you.

If you have specifically booked a nighttime experience, starting later, like 8 pm, is definitely possible. However, if you have booked a different time slot and wish to have a later start time, please contact us and we will assist you accordingly.

In certain circumstances, we may be able to accommodate cash payments on the spot. Please reach out to us and we will discuss the options with you.

Absolutely! If you would like to add an additional guest to your booking, please get in touch with us, and we will provide you with a booking link for them prior to the experience.

Planetwonk operates its experiences rain or shine, so it's advisable to come prepared to the best of your ability. However, in the case of extreme or dangerous weather conditions, Planetwonk may decide to cancel or reschedule experiences. In such situations, our team will promptly contact you with updates and alternative options.

Highlights

  • Please note that this experience is not advised for the faint-hearted. Nothing is going to happen to you, but know what you are booking.
  • Feel free to contact me for a date and hour that suits you best, and to create a combined schedule with my other experience called Athens Social and Political Walk.

Durations

1.5 hour
2.5 hours

Languages

English
Espanol

Tour's Location

28is Oktovriou 47, Athina 104 33 (Italian Institute of Education in Athens - Athens)

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awful Athens
Willem
05/05/2024
book this trip! Isaac is really knowledgable and surprised us on so many levels. we have a much better understanding of Athens and its complications. my advice would be to book this tour at the end of your Greece trip. we will totally saturated and needed some time to process all in the info.
awful Athens
Ruggero
09/04/2024
Isaac was exceptional; he not only guided us through the dual aspects of Athens, providing a much clearer and realistic view of the city, but also, with his tireless energy, clear explanations, and engaging manner, addressed all of our questions.
awful Athens
Robert
10/03/2024
Not like any walking tour I’ve ever taken - so interesting!

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