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Athens History, Philosophy and Democracy Tour

Your guru: Panos
Questions? Contact with Panos

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  • Athens
  • Available in: English

About the guru Panos

Hi, i am Panos, have been working in the tourism industry and just like you i love to travel. I also like to talk about my favourite subjects, History, Philosophy, Politics, Art & Sciences. Having been in more than 30 countries, i know that what is left after each journey is the beauty of the places and landmarks that we visit but also the stories about them. Journey... More »

Hi, i am Panos, have been working in the tourism industry and just like you i love to travel. I also like to talk about my favourite subjects, History, Philosophy, Politics, Art & Sciences. Having been in more than 30 countries, i know that what is left after each journey is the beauty of the places and landmarks that we visit but also the stories about them. Journeys would be half their value without learning them, so i would like to share some interesting stories about my birthplace. Oh, i should not forget. This tour includes also questions! Questions set by the famous Greeks you obviously have heard and i would love to hear your own replies and talk about them! Look forward to start our journey.

About the tour

In this tour, we:

a. Will see many of the most important landmarks of ancient Athens and give you tips for sightseeings, activities, food, night life etc.

b. Will provide an overview of the city’s ancient history and discuss about its greatest achievements such as Philosophy, Democracy, Sciences, Art etc.

c. Will examine some of the ancient philosophical theories under a new light due to surprising latest scientific discoveries

d. Discuss the ancient Democracy compared to the modern

List of places:

1. Thission

2. Kerameikos

3. Monastiraki Flea Market

4. Hadrian’s Library

5. Roman Market

6. Tower of winds

7. Ancient Greek Market

8. Pnyx Hill

9. Areopagus Hill

10. Herodeion

11. Acropolis Museum

12. Adrian’s Gate

13. Olympios Dias temple

14. Zappeion

15. Syntagma

Don't be ovwerwhelmed by the hills mentioned, they are low! The tour will take place at an easy pace, with lots of stops and all you will need is comfortable walking shoes, water and a hat!

The tour takes us in almost all major landmarks of the ancient (and partly the modern) city, while we discuss all these interesting subjects!

Meeting point
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How to find me: In front of the statue of Thisseas, opposite the Thissio train station, i will have a sign "Free Tour""
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Tour schedule

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Ratings (6)

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Albert

13 days ago

Panos was an excellent guide. Insightful, passionate and well read while being engaging throughout. He also had a good sense of humour and really improved my understanding and knowledge of Athens. Thank you Panos!

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Response from Panos:

Thank you Albert, wish you all the best!
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Melize

14 days ago

The tour with Panos was the highlight of our family's trip to Greece. His knowledge of history, everyday life, philosophy and art and the way in which he conveyed it was not only fun, but really enriching. Do not miss this this, and thank you again, Panos!

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Response from Panos:

Melize, thanks a lot, you and your wonderful family, were a great company! All the best!
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Magali

15 days ago

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Response from Panos:

Thanks Magali, was nice meeting you...wish you all the best!
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Timothy

23 days ago

Panos was an amazing guide, he was engaging and allowed me to appreciate the history of Athens much better through his comprehensive knowledge of the history of Athens. This was the best walking tour I’ve taken in Europe so far and I highly recommend anyone visiting Athens to spend 3 hours of your time on this tour!!

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Response from Panos:

Thanks, Timothy, I also enjoyed your company! Wish you lots of trips in the future!
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Maria GuruWalk

26 days ago

We have reviewed the quality and content of this guruwalk and Panos has proven a deep knowledge of the city of Athens.

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Clarissa

1 month ago

Panos was great. Full of information, great stories and kept my daughters and I engaged the whole tour. The stops he chose and the route was excellent. Communication was great and he was very friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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Response from Panos:

Thanks Clarissa, it was also a pleasure for me to be with you and your wondelful daughters!
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