Each and every one of our staff is dedicated to the task of offering our clients the highest quality services and are responsible for you getting all of your questions about our tours, both scheduled and private, transfers and general information concerning your stay in Athens answered within 24 hours 7 days a week.
The Operations Director and the driving force behind the Athens Walking Tours and a guide herself for over 30 years. Despina hand picks all of our guides one by one and still answers most emails personally because she chooses to maintain personal contact with her clients. She has a passion and enthusiasm about guiding as if every tour is the first time she guides.
Yiannis is the Managing Director of the Athens Walking Tours as well as Despina’s husband. His strategic thinking and strong vision for the AWT is the perfect combination to Despina’s fiery creative passion. Together they make it work.
Our Marketing Coordinator. Anything and everything that is significant to the success of our tours goes through her. She is a delightful and very intelligent young mom who is absolutely crazy about her 4 yr. old daughter Katia.
Maria is the person who will make sure that everything concerning your tour will go smoothly, that your transfers will be at the right place at the right time and that your questions and requests are answered within 24 hours.
IT and New Media Manager- Aris is our angel and our savior when the screen on our computers suddenly goes blank or when our emails go haywire. But more than that, he is always ready to offer a helping hand in a friendly and constructive manner and is usually the best solution finder on our team. Aris is also responsible for internet sales and marketing.
Aris is not anymore an active member of our team; he works in Google Ireland now. We miss him and we are grateful for his tremendous contribution to the development of the AWT but we wish him every success in the future. We are sure that he is going to continue to develop his abilities and skills and he will have a bright career.
Morning Walking Food Tour This is an amazing company. In fact, company is not the right word. They are family right from the start. Alexandra took care of me from the moment I made my first reservation. Due to covid and all the new restrictions, things were up in the air a bit but she was right there making sure I didn’t miss a thing. ...I’m so thankful I booked with Athens Walking Tours. I look forward to my Acropolis tour tomorrow!!
nmlover | May 21 | Athens Food Tour
Premium experience for a premium tour! I had a wonderful time going on this tour with Despina. She has a certain verve and passion when explaining and discussing the historical elements from the sights that made you feel that you have travelled back in time and made the experience feel alive, while at the same time dispelling some of the beliefs I've had for a long time about the Acropolis! There was enough information without it feeling like a boring history lesson, and I appreciated the balance.
Shahab A | May 21 | Acropolis Premium Tour
History comes alive "Our wonderful and knowledgeable guide, Despina, taught us so much!! Due to Covid we had a unique experience to see and learn In an environment free of crowds. I would totally recommend this tour without hesitation. The Massey family"
Toni T | Sep 20 | Acropolis & City Tour
Great tour with Vicky!!! This is a great way to see the Acropolis so that you know exactly what you are looking at. Vicky was an amazing local guide. We got queue skip tickets, the tour starts at 11.30 am and last for around 1.5 hrs. You get to visit the Acropolis, Parthenon, Erechtheion, Propylaia, Nike Temple, the Dionysus Theater and Sanctuary. Our group was 10 people from all over the world! Vicky answered all my questions and even gave me some great Greek recommendations too! I did the Walking Food Tour with Despina previously and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND both for
hilifeliving | Oct 20 | Acropolis Tour
Awesome tour Very knowledgeable and thorough. Would rate as one if the BEST tours we’ve experienced! Brought history to life!
Brigid Z | Oct 19 | Acropolis Tour
Great Tour! This was an awesome tour! Our guide, Georgia, was excellent! She was energetic, informative, and excited to pass on all the history and traditions of Greek food as well as city of Athens. We saw parts of the city we would not have seen on our own. We highly recommend this tour.
KKPorter | Oct 19 | Athens Food Tour
Highly recommend food tour! I highly recommend the food tour of Athens with Athens Walking Tours. Our guide, Rena, was so sweet and fun. We learned a lot and she showed us so many amazing places we never would have discovered otherwise! She was really accommodating and we had the best time!
ddehaven06 | Dec 19 | Athens Food Tour
Terrific Experience Our guide was terrific. He was an archaeologist and was able to explain what was found, what the places represented and what the reconstructions that were taking place would look like. Very well worth the experience.
ryegrad | Oct 19 | Acropolis Tour
A really informative tour of the Acropolis I would highly recommend the Skip the Line tour of the Acropolis. Our guide Katrina was highly informative, patient and entertaining.
Deepika S | Nov 19 | Acropolis Tour
Highly recommend! We really enjoyed our 1.5 hour tour of the Acropolis and 1.5 hour tour of the museum. Our guide, Kimon, was really funny and knowledgeable and helpful! We learned so much and I really recommend booking this tour to make the most out of the experience at the Acropolis!
ddehaven06 | Dec 19 | Acropolis Tour
This class was something different that will stick with us. Fofi is so nice and walks you through everything. Rather than just go through the motions, she genuinely seems to care if everyone is having a good time. The food was incredible and we made way more than the 12 of us could eat. This is an absolute must and well worth the money.
J S | 17.07.2018 | Greek Small-Group Cooking Class in an Athens Tavern
Gods and myths walking tour. Loved this tour. We learned so much and our teenage boys really enjoyed it. They are 15yo. We got to see parts of Athens we would never have discovered on our own. I love walking tours. Such a great way to get to know the city.
donnaparker2463 | 13.07.2018 | Athens Food Tour
Wonderful Acropolis Evening Tour! Climbing the Acropolis was the highlight of our trip to Athens. Our guide was a wealth of information. He was engaging, scholarly, and fun! A perfect trifecta for any tour!The Acropolis is truly awe inspiring. Thank you!
LizabethRose | 01.08.2018 | Afternoon Acropolis Museum and Acropolis Tour
Our teenage daughter had requested a Greek cooking class during our stay in Athens and it was a great experience.Small group of 16 guests and very hands on. Fofi, the instructor, was engaging and taught us how to make the specific dishes on the menu, but also gave us tips and insights into Greek cuisine, ingredients, culture.
Jodi H | 30.06.2018 | Greek Small-Group Cooking Class in an Athens Tavern
Celebrating 21!!Our guide was so generous with his depth of knowledge and passion for Greece! He invited us to be part of history! We loved it!!!
Jane O | 29.06.2018 | Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis