Athenians Show Visitors the Real Athens, Up Close and Personal Guidebooks, travel guides and downloadable apps are surely great tools to explore and get around a city.
But there is nothing like having a local show you around.
Go beyond the traditional places of interest.
Let an Athenian show you that special neighbourhood bakery; that little café, where your coffee cup may be read; that open-air farmers’ market with organic produce; that rooftop bar with a spectacular view of the Acropolis; that shop with the discounted designer shoes; that gallery with the one-of-a kind collection…
Let an Athenian show you the Blue-Flag awarded beaches and marina promenades nearby.
“This is My Athens” is a new, free program staffed by volunteer Athenians who are excited to show you Athens and all it has to offer. It is designed to give visitors to Athens the insider’s edge, all with a little help from an Athens Local.
How it Works (in brief):
Travellers planning a trip to Athens, are encouraged to apply online by filling out the “Meet an Athens Local” registration format least 72 hours prior to arrival date.
The "This is My Athens" team at the City of Athens Development and Destination Management Agency matches the visitor with an Athens Local that best fits the criteria of interests and, based on availability, will schedule a meeting.
Visitor is informed (via email) of the details; including date and time, name and contact information of the Athens Local, and, meeting point.