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Athens History, Philosophy and Democracy Tour

Your Guru: Panos
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  • Athens
  • Available in English
  • 3 hours

About the Guru

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, Arts and Sciences etc. Athens gave a lot to the Western World and i would like to explore with you the interesting stories of my birthplace as well as its rise and tragic fall. How did they achieve so... 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, Arts and Sciences etc. Athens gave a lot to the Western World and i would like to explore with you the interesting stories of my birthplace as well as its rise and tragic fall. How did they achieve so much in so little time? For the virtual tour, keep in mind that you may ask a time that is more convenient for you, just send me a message with your email and your suggested hours!

About the Tour

In this tour, we:

a. Will walk by 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 mainly 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. Filopappos Hill

4. Observatory

5. Ancient Greek Market

6. Hadrian’s Library

7. Roman Market

8. Tower of winds

9. Plaka

10. Zappeion

10. Panathenaic Stadium

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 (on sunny warm days).

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

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Please send me a message in WhatsApp, Viber or Skype to confirm your participation and i will send all necessary details for meeting point etc.

Tour Schedule

  • Sat, 17 Apr
    10:00
  • Sun, 18 Apr
    10:00
  • Sat, 24 Apr
    10:00

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 €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (60)

ali about 5 hours

Fantastic tour. Panos is a very interesting historian and most importantly an excellent storyteller. He attracts you with his insightful information and funny stories about history, Democracy, culture and philosophy. Looking forward to meet him again in my next trip to Athens.

Response from Panos
Hi Ali, thanks for your kind words, next time we will have more discussions on these issues! Look forward to see you again.
Steffen Seeger 3 months

one of the best walking tours we ever enjoyed. Panos is extremely knowledgeable and combines the illustration of Athen´s history with anecdotes from philosophy, science and culture. Great experience. highly recommended

Response from Panos
Hello Steffen, i am glad you enjoyed it! Best regards.
Olga 3 months

My partner and I really enjoyed the walk. Probably one of the best walking tours we’ve done. Panos is very knowledgeable and is happy to answer all the questions. It felt like a tour with a professor of history! Definitely recommend

Response from Panos
Hi Olga, thanks for your comments, wish you many more trips when, hopefully the pandemic ends! All the best
Barrie 4 months

This was a truly excellent tour. Panos explained the concepts in a way that was very entertaining and understandable. He used each point to build on the last and prepare for the next, and we could tell that as well as having a lot of knowledge about his subject, he also cares about it very much and that was clear to see. As well the route of the walk took us to some less obvious places such as Pnyx and Keramikos which are very connected to the theme. One of my favourite tours, and Ive been on a few.

Response from Panos
Hi Barrie, thanks a lot for your kind words! As i said, you are always welcome to join the virtual tour and learn more since you are interested in these subjects. Best regards!
Uves 4 months

One of the best walking tours ever done. Tour was done by a gentleman named Panos. Due to less tourism this year I was the only 1 attendee and still he did the tour just because I had booked it advance. He shared knowledge on philosophy, science , democracy and etc. The most intellectual conversation I ever had on a walking tour. It’s a must tour to know Athens and it’s roots. You will see Athens and Greece from a very different perspective. A MUST DO

Response from Panos
Hi Uves, thank you, i enjoyed it as much as you did. Wish you all the best!

4.9(60) Ratings

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 €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

4.9(60) Ratings