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Free tour of the historic center of Athens:facts,myths and anecdotes about the past and present

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Elena
Quality Verified Registered on March 15, 2023

The origins of Athens can be traced back to a magical time when gods came down to the earth from their royal palace on mount Olympus in order to get married to mortals and competed among them over who would give the city the best gift and win the dominion. Mysteries and intricate questions are delved into: how many Pythias were there ? why did athletes compete naked ? was Socrates really bullied by his wife ? The thread of the history of Athens is unwound and touches the controversial character of the modern Greeks ,who take pride on breaking the smoking ban That and many more ,can satisfy the curiosity of the most demanding visitors. I am more than happy to share my knowledge of the Greek history and culture with our international friends!

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Tour description

Welcome to Athens! The beautiful capital of Greece. Many archaeological and historical sites from the 5th century BC, including the Acropolis, predominate wherever you look.

 

During the tour, we will walk around some of the most characteristic landmarks of the city centre.
 
We will pass by the Acropolis Museum and the Acropolis Hill. We will have a stopover at the Herodion Ancient Theatre, then we will make a U-turn and head toward the Columns of Zeus Olympian.
 
Afterwards, we will visit Zappeion Hall and the National Gardens to continue to the Houses of Parliament. There we will pay homage to the monument of the unknown soldier, where the change of guard occurs every hour.
 
Before closure, we will pass by the complex of the three most famous historical buildings, the National Academy, the University, and the National Library of Greece.

 

If there is still time, we can visit the vibrant area of Monastiraki, where street artists and baskers paint with their happy colours the ruins of the Ancient Agora Site.
 
During the tour, I will be happy to answer all your questions. I would love to share with you all about my culture, as well as the best-kept secrets that even locals don't know about. 

 

I await for you so together we can create the best memories of my city that you will treasure forever!

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Σταθμός ΜΕΤΡΟ, Ακρόπολη, Athina 117 4...
    Σταθμός ΜΕΤΡΟ, Ακρόπολη, Athina 117 42, Greece
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    I will be wearing red clothes

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Acropolis Museum
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Acropolis of Athens
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Odeon of Herodes Atticus
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • 5
    Outside visit
    zappeion
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Athens National Garden
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Monument of the Unknown Soldier
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Greek Parliament
  • 9
    Outside visit
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 10
    Outside visit
    NATIONAL LIBRARY OF GREECE
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Academy of Athens
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Monastiraki

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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DOLORES 23 Feb 2024

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
Me.ha encantado, hemos visitado muchos sitios, a Elena no le ha importado alargar el tiempo para poder ver todo lo que queriamos.
OSVALDO 23 Feb 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Muy buen tour con información histórica completa y un buen panorama de la Grecia actual. Elena muy buena gurú!
Marion 22 Feb 2024
Dublin

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Elena was very informative and friendly in her approach, very pleasant day all in all!
Katie 22 Feb 2024

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Travelled in family - Feb 2024
Elanna was a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. I'm so glad that we went on this guided tour on our first morning. I feel like we know so much more about what we're looking for now and she gave great advice about the rest of our day. Thank you
Gabriela 21 Feb 2024
Vitrac

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Una genia!! Súper recomendado!!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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