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8 hours walking tour - Main Athens Sights

Description

The historical centre of Athens is the most important area of the city for the thousand of tourists who are visiting the Greek capital in order to admire the shrine of Democracy the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the museums and the monuments and theatres from the glorious past of Athens. The Pedestrianisation of the historic centre that is surrounded from the triangle between Plaka, Dionysiou Areopagitou street and Keramikos includes almost all the magnificent sights of Athens. At Dionyssiou Areopagitou one can go walking from Syntagma square or by metro to the Acropolis station, a few meters away is the new Acropolis museum and opposite is the Ancient theatre of Dionysus, a little bit further is the Herodes Atticus Odeon and after that is the way on the Acropolis. The hills of Filopapos and Pnix are near by as well as the ancient Agora, the temple of Hephestus the oldest neighbourhoods of Athens Plaka, Anafiotika and Monastiraki on the north west slopes of the sacred rock. An amazing planning that give the opportunity to the visitor to see within a few hours the most important sights of Athens. But Athens has more attractions to offers as we can see in the article about the sights of Athens.

Itinerary

DESCRIPTION OF WALKING TOUR 

 

MONASTIRAKI

 

Explore the markets of this Athens principal shopping district, the flea market at Avissinias Str. and  the shops both sides of Ermou Str. This is the classical historical center of Athens!

 

ROMAN AGORA- KERAMEIKOS- ANCIENT AGORA

 

The area of Kerameikos has undergone a number of archaeological excavations in recent years, Is  an extensive  area both within and outside the ancient city walls on both sides of  ''Dipylon". The ancient cemetery of Kerameikos locate here, the ancient demos, the temple of  Hephaestous. From the west side of kerameikos start the Sacred Way the road to Eleusis.  Take  the opportunity for a  visit  to the Kerameikos museum, see the material and  the techniques of the ceramic and pottery in archaic and ancient times.

 

PSIRI

 

Psiri is a neighborhood within the old part of city of Athens, bordering with Plaka , Monastiraki and Omonoia Sqr. Psiri is famous for the nightlife, the restaurants, the trendy bars and nightclubs, for the traditional tavernas and ouzeri, places you can taste pure and  delicious Greek cuisine.

 

THISEIO

 

A walk to the beautiful, small settlement of Thiseio . Every part of Thiseio has an amazing view to the Acropolis. Pedestrian streets and neoclassical buildings giving the spirit of the old Athens!

 

ACROPOLIS

 

The famous Acropolis of Athens the greatest monument. A walk to the famous rock including the Temple of Athena Niki, the Parthenon, thr Propylaia and the Erectheion. Visit the famous Odeon of Herodes  Attikus, and the theatre of Dionysious Areopagos. Acropolis is the eternal symbol of the Hellenic civilization, the symbol of democracy as well. History of the Acropolis is long with moments with democracy philosophy and art flourished, leading to its creation.

 

TOUR END AT METRO STATION ACROPOLIS 

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Pickup

- Pick up point is at the exit of the metro station Syntagma 

Our guide will be at the spot 15 minutes before the tour starts handling 

the sign board written : "Athens city tous"

Dropoff

- Tour ends at the exit of Acropolis metro station 

Things to bring

- Printed voucher 

- Photo / Video Camera

Inclusions

- Athens Map
- Local professional english speaking guide

Exclusions

- Entrance fees 
- Food and beverages
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Gratuities

Cancellation

Cancellations more then a week in advance only administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution 

Additional Info

Adult: 39 EUR

Teenager (13-18): 35 EUR

Child (6-12):19 EUR

Child (0-5): FREE