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Once Upon a Time ! ! !

Your guru: Ioannis
Questions? Contact with Ioannis

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  • Athens
  • Available in: English

About the guru Ioannis

Explore Culture, Arts and Entertainment is a non profit org. composed of volunteers with no affiliations to third parties that aims to promote the rich cultural and historical heritage of Greece. We are a group of local storytellers who love sharing stories in a smart, funny and entertaining way and we look forward to showing around.

Explore Culture, Arts and Entertainment is a non profit org. composed of volunteers with no affiliations to third parties that aims to promote the rich cultural and historical heritage of Greece. We are a group of local storytellers who love sharing stories in a smart, funny and entertaining way and we look forward to showing around.

About the tour

This walk is, in fact, an interactive performance for romantics! Once Upon a Time is a narration of myths and legends that reflect the beliefs and culture of a people who gave human-like characteristics to divinity. These Gods were not perfect - not by a long shot. They were actively living, singing, dancing, falling in love, hating and cheating one another, and falling victims of their pride and vices, but they nevertheless inspired the old Greeks to become better both individually and as a whole. Join us in this walk and let your imagination take you to a time when everything was possible.

Meeting point
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How to find me: Meet us right in front of the Thissio Metro stop. Look for your guide Antonia - see pictures. She will be wearing a strawhat to be recognized!
Tour duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give 5, some people give 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (55)

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Greg

3 days ago

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Maria Pilar garcia

4 days ago

The tour is fantastic and different from others. She tells a lot of curious stories of mythology while making a little tour in another part of the city to see the sunset and the Acropolis. Very very recommended.

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Ilham

5 days ago

Very nice experience. Cheerful guide and a very nice walk with great views of the city and fun mythology stories. Strongly recommend!

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Janine

17 days ago

This was a great tour, we got to see some amazing views of the Acropolis and hear some fascinating stories on different Gods that help shape Greek Mythology! Would recommend!!!

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Fabiana

19 days ago

Can’t recommend as the meeting point was very difficult to find and we did not make it

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Response from Ioannis:

Fabiana the meeting point is ridiculously easy to find! You are the first one to fail. Thank you for choosing the tour though.
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Peter

20 days ago

I had an amazing tour with Antonia, she shared a lot of stories about Greek mythology, she answered all my questions and showed me the best spots for sunsets in Athens. I highly recommend this tour with Antonia, especially the evening one where the weather is good and the sunset views are stunning.

On a separate note, Guru Walks is just a horrible site, I booked 4 tours with them, 3 were cancelled without notifying me and when I texted them after reaching the place, someone just apologized saying that the guide left Greece, other time, they said the tour is rescheduled for is a total disrespect for the clients, especially tourists with limited schedules who want to cover everything in short time. If you don't want to waste your time, please do yourself a favor and keep away from this site. I knew from Ioannis, whom Antonia work with, that they are private guides and this website is just a platform, so I recommend using better platforms that respects their clients.

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Response from Ioannis:

Thank you Peter, Just to clarify, we are not responsible for other tour operators who advertise on Guru walks but only the tours that we organize.
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