Understanding the Refugee Crisis

4.9 (38 Reviews)
28is Oktovriou 76, Athina 104 34 (Athens University of Economics and Business (Main entrance) - Athens)
From: $37,72
(38 reviews)

1.5 hour

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

30 people



About this tour

Refugee arrivals to Greece and Europe keep going. The media focuses intensely on the so-called ‘refugee crisis’ but often fails to mention why people have been forced to flee their countries.

This walk seeks to give you the chance to understand and observe first-hand their situation. Furthermore, we will draw parallels between what has happened in the history of Greece and what is currently happening in Syria, Afghanistan, and other countries of the wider region.

The idea is to make us realize that none of us are immune to turbulent times, that the refugees of today are escaping real danger. By understanding their situation, we can start to change our attitudes.

-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 program with my other experience called Athens Social and Political Walk.


Where You'll be

Victoria, Aghios Panteleimonas, Omonia, and Metaxourgio: An area full of abandoned neoclassical buildings and some of the most multicultural neighborhoods in Athens.

Please take into account that during the walk you will observe a certain degree of urban decay.


1.5 hour
2.5 hours



Frequently asked questions

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.

Tour's Location

28is Oktovriou 76, Athina 104 34 (Athens University of Economics and Business (Main entrance) - Athens)


(38 reviews)
Very Good
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understanding refugee crisis
It was an insight into parts of the city I would not have ventured into. Isaac gave us a lot of background information & context into the refugee crisis.
understanding refugee crisis
I booked this experience as a private tour after going on the Athens Social and Political Walk with Isaac (which I would highly recommend as well). It was illuminating to see parts of Athens that have housed generations of immigrants, and how they came to be inhabited by different ethnic groups over time. The neighborhoods we visited were much safer than some of the anarchist areas on the Social and Political walk, so there is no need to be wary. Isaac illustrated the human side of the refugee crisis, and I appreciated his sensitivity while doing so. I will read and watch stories of refugees in Europe with a more nuanced perspective because of this insightful and engaging tour.
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understanding refugee crisis
Isaac is very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had about the political situation in Greece. I learned a great deal about the refugee crisis, which we don’t hear much about through the media.

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