Hidden Athens Walking Tour
The past beyond the present.
Walk along the city in the steps of philosophers, conquerors, rebels and ordinary people, through the modern and ancient city routes. Hear the stories of social change from a local entrepreneur from the Urban Athens Collective, who love and know their city.
What's Included?* Local English-speaking guide.
Every day 09.30 -12.30
Small groups up to 11
Meeting point: Syntagma square, in front of the fountain. Meet us at Syntagma square, in front of the fountain, at 09.30 and start your walk around Athens,wandering through streets that enclose a rich history you will able to reconstruct the past into the present due to your interactive tour. Be prepared to wide your knowledge and let your thought travel through the stories that lies beyond the present of this historic city.
The Hidden Athens experience will allow you to walk along the city through the eyes of Urban Athens Collective, a group of locals, who love their city.
Our 3 hours Hidden Athens walking tour is a journey following the steps of ancient Athenians alongside with the steps of philosophers, conquerors, rebellions and ordinary people, through the modern and ancient city’s routes. By participating to this tour you support the Antikythera Project, a volunteer archaeological excavation in Antikythera island.
Destination CoveredAthens, Syntagma Square, Old Parliament House and Panathinaiko Stadium
Ancient ruins of the National Garden and the secret places of Zappeion exhibition hall and Zappeion Garden. This is an easy and safe walking exploration that will also allow you to explore the ancient and modern culture in Athens.
After visiting the Panathenaic Stadium, also known as the Kallimarmaron, which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, we will head towards Monastiraki square. On our way there you will see and get interesting information about the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arc and the South slop of Acropolis (Theater of Dionysos, Herodus Atticus Odeon, Areios Pagos). Walking to an ancient road with the same name from ancient times, reaching Plaka area we will enter Anafiotika, the hidden island inside the city of Athens, and we learn the history of the locals, where we can have a stop and enjoy refreshment and a traditional Greek sweet, interacting with local people.
Our last stop will be Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library and the famous Monastiraki square, which is a multi-national meeting point with long history.
We will be more than happy to give you the insider tips you need, in order to continue your day.
Our 3 hours tour is a magical journey through the steps of ancient Athenians alongside with the steps of conquerors, philosophers, rebellions and other,through the modern city’s routes and the everyday life of the locals, learning the history behind the ancient ruins and also several urban myths that will catch you by surprise… Because Athens has many stories to tell…
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