After dark tours of the ancient city

Athens Night Owls

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Athens First Free Night Walking Tours

Our knowledgeable and well-versed tour leaders will walk with you through the streets and alley ways of downtown Athens, sharing stories and secrets known only to locals and history buffs. We will cover ancient and modern history as well as visiting some of the nicest cafes, eateries and bars that the city has to offer. This night  walking tour  conveniently ends at the famous Monastiraki square and Psyrri neighbourhood that has a lively late-night dining scene, pubs, cafes, after-dark venues, tavernas, roof bars, local street-food joints and much more...

Get ready for some unique night views of Athens. When the sun goes down, the lights come up and the ancient cobbled streets are illuminated. Don’t forget your camera as there are plenty photos opportunities!

We like to keep our groups small, making the experience more interactive.

Space is limited.

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  • Local tour leader
  • A 90 minutes entertaining and informative  overview of Athens’ historic centre by night.


  • Tours run at different times according to season.
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  • Please be there 15 minutes prior to the tour start time

The Athens Night Owl...

The Goddess Athena is the embodiment of reason, strategic warfare and wisdom. The patron goddess of the city of Athens.

According to myth, an owl sat on Athena’s blind side, so that she could see the whole truth. For the Greeks and the Romans, the owl -being sacred to Athena- was a symbol of higher wisdom, an embodiment of her intellectual powers.

Mythology tells us that Athena herself at times also took the very form of her favorite bird. She transformed into an owl to be closer to mortal humans.
The world-famous little owl (Athene noctua) of Athena, can still be seen at night-time, flying around different hills of Athens. Our walking tour is a night hunt not only for the best views and the best stories but also a hunt to spot Athens’ night owls.

Join us and you' ll see places you won't find in your tour-guide books.

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OUR Guides

Our tour leaders are all passionate about giving you the best experience possible whilst visiting Greece. Whether you are touring with us by day or by night our guides will show you all the sights and secrets that only locals will know. We won't simply recite travel guides and show the main tourist sites but take you on a journey spanning thousands of years. 


About US

the athens free walking tour

We run Athens first and top rated Free Walking Tours, and now are delighted to offer you the only night time tour too. Whether you want to explore the ancient city by day or after dark we have you covered. By day you will explore the main sights and sounds of the historical centre and flea market followed by the very best that Athens has to offer once the sun goes dow. Our guides have years of experience and can help with having the best trip of your life.

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