In 2022, City Contact/Athens Walking Tours embarked on a journey towards sustainability by participating in the SUSTOUR program, which aims to promote sustainability among European tour operators through a business-led approach. With the support of SUSTOUR, we joined the Travelife program, benefiting from training and coaching to work towards obtaining the Travelife Certified award by the end of 2023.
Extensive market research in the travel industry indicates a growing trend among travelers to prioritize planet-first options and seek out sustainable choices for more purposeful travel. With the climate crisis reaching critical levels and global awareness on the rise, people are increasingly inclined to travel thoughtfully, responsibly, and with intention. Today, most travelers consider sustainability best practices when planning their next trips.
During our certification process, we discovered that sustainable travel means much more to travelers than simply recycling and reducing waste. They have developed a deep appreciation for the local communities, environment, biodiversity, energy reduction methods, and carbon footprint reduction, among other factors. Travelers are actively seeking ways to become more responsible in their journey. As a travel provider, we recognize this opportunity to reshape our company policy and adapt our offline and online processes to meet the new sustainability requirements for our local partners and suppliers. Our goal is to facilitate sustainable choices for our clients and make it easier for them to travel responsibly.
Really enjoyed the tour! It was very educational and informative! Our tour guide has a degree in anthropology so we learned a lot about the Acropolis and beyond. I would have missed a lot of details and gained a lot less if I were touring the sites on my own.
Jade | May 23 | Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
Aigli was fabulous! Loved the tour, so much information! So happy with the tour
Barbara | May 23 | Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
I completely agree with what Jade commented recently. It's impossible to understand the most important facts without a guide, and our guide was knowledgeable and interesting.
Susan | May 23 | Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
Amazing experience and beautiful setting looking up at the Acropolis. Nicholas was amazing and the food was delicious. Highly recommend it.
Kevin | May 23 | Athens Cooking Lesson
Outstanding class with Nicholas. We had an amazing time. He was very informative, the food was delicious & plentiful. Location with a view of the Acropolis was perfect. Highly recommend.
Caryn | May 23 | Athens Cooking Lesson
Marina is a doll and really knows her Greek history as well as the details in every dish we tasted. She introduced us to the culture and some genuinely amazing people. Every tasty experience was full of flavor and fun. Definitely recommend!
Jessica | May 23 | Athens Food Tour
Angel was a fantastic tour guide! He gave us time to look around and made sure to sure all our questions. Making Athens accessible to all! Would do the tour all over again!
Serena | May 23 | Athens Food Tour
Loved the tour. First time we’ve done a tour like this. My wife and I loved it and learned so much. Thanks Apollo for being our guide. Well worth the money we paid
Andy | May 23 | Acropolis Tour
Great tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. Highly recommend.
Anne | May 23 | Acropolis Tour
Great review, very informative, plenty of breaks and opportunity to enjoy location.
Alex | May 23 | Acropolis Tour
Our tour guide, Giota, was wonderful. She was very nice, very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting! Thank you so much!
Russell | May 23 | Acropolis Tour
Fantastic Experience We booked tours with a couple of tour companies but Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour with Athen Walking Tours was our favorite.
Vicki B | May 22 | Acropolis & Museum Tour
Great pace and level of details WITHOUT going to deep yet, she answered every question wth great knowledge and passion!!
GrandTour398142 | May 22 | Private Acropolis Tour
An excellent 3 hour guided tour with an extremely knowledgeable archaeologist guide. Just the tight amount of time to tour the Acropolis site and the highlights of the outstanding Parthenon Museum.
Jan A | July 22 | Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
Food is the soul of a nation - the perfect Athens experience!
CMS | July 22 | Athens Cooking Lesson