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Byzantine architecture & churches tour

Description

Athens is very rich in Churches. Almost every neighborhood has one as the Protector Saint as well.  11th and 12th centuries are said to be the Golden Ages of Athens Byzantine art, therefore churches and chapels from byzantine area located into and around Athens. In our walking tour you can have the opportunity to guiding in the some of the oldest churches and  chapels of Athens city .

Itinerary

The tour is starting at Metro Station Acropolis at 10:00 and continue heading to Acropolis. The Chapel of Panagia Hrysospiliotisa lies hidden in a small cave behind the Theater of Dionisious Areopagus. Next destination of the tour the Athens Metropolitan Cathedral at Metropoleos Street. The metropolitan Cathedral Annunciation of Mother of God builded in 1862. Inside the cathedral are the Tombs of 2 Saints of Athens, The Saint Philothei and the Patriarch Gregory V. The tour continue to Panagia Kapnikarea a Byzantine chapel in the middle of Ermou Street. Panagia Kapnikarea built in the 11th century around 1050. As it was common with the early Christian Churches this was built over an ancient Greek temple dedicated to the worship of a goddess. The following churches in our tour is the  Byzantine chapel of Agioi Asomatoi at Psiri  quarter and the Catholic Cathedral of Athens, located in Syntagma. The Catholic Cathedral built in 1844 and is dedicated to Agios Dionisios Areopagitis. The tour end at the church of Saint Foteini which located at the beginning of  Kalirois Street. Saint Foteini built in 1879 on the location where during 1830's  The Bavarian Soldiers cemetery was.

 

KINDLY NOTE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO CUSTOMIZE THE TOUR ACCORDING TO YOUR TASTE SHOULD YOU WANT  A PRIVATE  TOUR WITH SPECIFIC REQUEST PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL ABOUT WHAT AND WE WILL TAKE CARE OF IT.

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Pickup

-Tour starts at metro station "Acropolis: 

* your guide will wait for your at the exit of the metro station holding your name on a sign board 

Dropoff

-The tour will finish at the Syntagma square or in the city centre 

Things to bring

-Printed voucher 

-Photo / video camera 

Inclusions

- Professional english speaking guide 

-The map of Athens 

 

Exclusions

- Entrance fees ( in case of visiting from inside) 
- 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

* Available daily upon the request 

Language: The tour is on English language ( other languages available upon the request - please send us an e-mail) 

* Duration of the tour is 4 hours 

Pick up time is at 10:00 pm 

Booking : We accept the booking made at least 48 hours prior the tour 

* Minimum persons to book this tour is minimum 1 and maximum 20 

SPECIAL  Price (if only  1 person) :  39 eur 

SPECIAL Price(minimum 2 and maximum 20 persons) : 29 eur per person