The cradle of Western civilisation, the crucible of classical philosophy, the birthplace of democracy: this is Athens, capital of Greece and cultural and political centre of the ancient Mediterranean for centuries, with an extensive, influential, and fascinating history. It’s been part of the Ottoman Empire and a wealthy 19th-century capitalist city, and is now a vibrant centre of modernist and contemporary culture.
Urbs' audio tours of Athens are the ultimate way to see the sights, including the many hidden gems dotted throughout the city. Whether you’re visiting for a day trip or longer, there’s no better way to take it all in than a self-guided walking tour of Athens.
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All about Athens
With jaw-dropping architecture, ancient ruins and history at every turn, it’s easy to see why Athens is one of the greatest cities in the world. Europe’s oldest capital also has a thriving foodie scene as well as warm welcoming hospitality to enjoy, that makes it a favourite with travellers of all ages.
The best way to experience the fascinating Greek capital is by foot, mingling with the locals and getting lost in the city’s charms. One of the best ways to achieve this is with a self-guided walking tour of Athens. Just download the Urbs app, plug in your headphones and immerse yourself in the city– no more losing the moment to guide books.
What’s better – the Urbs app also allows you to get about with ease by creating your own adventure from a number of options. Chosen by cultural experts and locals on the ground, just add your preferred options to the walking tour app and it will create a schedule for you. What more could you ask for?!
Greece is the word
You can easily lose a day to the cobbled streets of Athens, discovering new and familiar sights, sounds and tastes to enjoy. Taking a self-guided walking tours of Athens is the ultimate way to find hidden gems available, inviting you to get under the skin of ancient Athens in the most modern way.
With the Acropolis dominating the skyline, it brings an air or magic, mystery and romance to your visit. So whether you’re planning to go for a day, a weekend or longer, an audio tour of Athens is the best way to experience the city. Looking for inspiration? Here are just some of the activities and events you can enjoy on a self-guided tour.
Athens street food has come into its own in recent years. Known as one of the greatest foodie destinations in the world, you haven’t experienced Athens, until you’re chomping on a homemade souvlaki on the side of the road! Now, this of course goes hand-in-hand with its café-culture, the perfect excuse to take a seat and sink back a very strong Greek coffee, whilst watching the world go by. Bring your MP3 player and you’ve got the perfect soundtrack.
Gear the audio tour to your personal tastes, taking you from fresh daily caught seafood, to local tavernas and first-class dining.
With over 70 museums in Athens, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to cultural history. A self-guided walking tours of Athens will take you to the best of these, including free and paid-for entry. You’ll be able to take it all in, with our audio tour helping you to navigate the best spots.
If you have the time, walking through Athens is a great way to understand its past, present and future. The historic city offers a rich mix of different themes and periods in time, from Greco-Roman, Neoclassical and modern design, all coming together.
If you’re on a budget, your audio tour of Athens can be filtered to find free events to attend, as well as free galleries, museums, parks and public spaces to make the most of at any point during your visit. Take note – it’s one of the best ways to save time and money.
Ancient ruins and landmarks
Greece is one of the prime destinations for history, archaeology and taking a step back in time. Even when you think you’ve seen it all, there’s still so much more to discover, and that’s where Urbs comes in. Using local experts, we provide a rich list of places to see. Some of these include the world-famous Acropolis and the Parthenon – some of the greatest symbols of Ancient Greece, still standing in all their glory. There are also lesser-known places, including The Agora – once the centre of commerce during ancient civilizations.
Whether you’re looking for the best bars, top clubs, theatre shows or fun sporting events, there’s a ton of entertainment in Athens. Add your favourite picks to your audio tour of Athens and even buy tickets direct, saving you time queuing.
The only way to see Athens
Urbs makes it easy to create a self-guided walking tour of Athens, to download and enjoy during your travels. Here’s some of the advantages:
Attractions at a click
For convenience, you can access our library of bespoke audio tours, or build your own from the hundreds of options available. The user-friendly interface makes it simple to create your Athens audio tour guide, ensuring your trip is unique and personalised to your own tastes.
Enjoy the best of Greece
Off to the theatre, a sporting event or museum? Book your own tickets and keep them in one secure place on the app.
Discover something new
Whether it’s your first or fifth time to Athens, you’ll find something new and inspiring through our guides.