Join me for a walk and experience the historical center of the city like a true Athenian. Be immersed into the sights, smells and sounds of Athens and discover all about its history, its fascinating contrasts, its vibrant pulse at the most popular places.
Over 2500 years of Athenian history unfold in front of your eyes: Greek and Roman ruins, medieval churches, Ottoman mosques, neoclassical and contemporary edifices, busy squares, street art and colourful markets. You get a comprehensive look at the city, the way it has been planned and evolved, especially during the 20th and 21st century. And above all, you get the insider's view on the life of its people.
This is a well-balanced walking tour, on and off the beaten track, in historical districts and downtown Athens.
It can be customised in order to meet your needs and expectations as it's addressed to first time visitors but also to veteran travellers of our city, wishing to decipher more of its amazing past and challenging present.
We meet at the Acropolis metro station to start our Athens discovery: the Acropolis, the theatre of Dionysos, the colourful alleys of the old town district (Plaka)with the elegant neoclassical edifices, the picturesque byzantine chapels, the street cafes next to the ancient ruins consist one of the most fascinating parts of the city.
We get by the Ancient and the Roman Agora before we get to the Flea market area at Monastiraki square. Contemporary architecture meets antiquity in side streets and main boulevards as we get to the modern heart of the city: Syntagma square, the Memorial to the Unknown soldier and the House of Parliament is where we close our tour.
Meeting location: At the Acropolis metro station or your hotel, if centrally located upon request. Please contact me for details.
End location: Syntagma square- or someplace in the centre depending on your plans for the rest of the day.
Duration: 5 hours 30 min.
This is a walking tour, so please wear your best supportive walking shoes. We might also use the metro, which also consists one of the city's highlights: some of the stations are underground museums!
This is a private walking, guided tour that offers you a broad and comprehensive overview of the city's past and present.
No transportation included in the tour price.
20 Euros - Entrance fees to the Acropolis.
If you wish to have a closer look at the tower of the Winds in the Roman Agora site, you need the 30 EUR ticket which covers your entrance in ALL major archaeological sites in Athens (attention: not the Acropolis museum).
> Snacks, drinks or lunch.
> Entrance fees to the Acropolis and the Roman Agora.
> Metro tickets (1,40 EUR per person)
In case you wish me to arrange transportation for you from the port or any other place of the city, I will be most delighted to do so. Contact me for further details.