We followed Alternative Tours of Athens in one of their free tours!

The objective of Alternative Tours of Athens (ATA) is to enhance the local community and promote culture and tourism through alternative landmarks

The experience was enriching and playful, guiding us through urban architecture to highlights of street art (Athens is a street art paradise) and designers’ workshops. A great way to spend Sunday afternoon, learning more about the city and connecting with people that share the same interest on urban culture. In the end of the tour, members of ATA, talked to us about their initiative and what they expect will be the impact of it.

ATA’s moto is “Discover the real Athens, all the real reasons why we love it”. And that is one of the reasons that makes them different from other walking tour services offered in the city. Members of ATA (architects, photographers, artists,musicians, writers) want you to learn the city like an insider, thought its hidden spots and imperfections.

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Using their own words: “The objective of Alternative Tours of Athens (ATA) is to enhance the local community and promote culture and tourism through alternative landmarks putting an emphasis on modern city life. through its action, it aims to contribute both to the development of relations of communication and interaction between visitors (foreigners or greeks), residents and countryside, and to the promotion of new talent, ideas and proposals”.

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You can read more about ATA organisation and learn about their upcoming tours in http://www.atathens.org

Follow them on  facebook.com/Alternative-Tours-of-Athens

Pictures are ATA courtesy.