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Periclean Golden Age Tour

Description

Fifth century BC was a period of Athenian political hegemony, economic growth and cultural flourishing, also known as Classical Greece, the Golden Age of Athens or else The Age of Pericles.  
During the years of that period (from 480 BC to 404 BC) what started as an alliance of independent cities-states gradually became an Athenian empire. The Delian League treasury was relocated in Athens, where also the Acropolis was built.  Personalities like Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Thucydides, Hippocrates and Socrates lived and worked in Athens at that period and were about to leave an extremely influential piece of work as a heritage to us all.Pericles was a clever person with political visions and a talented speaker, factors that led to a series of success. During his administration, the Athenians were allowed to occupy public offices, even if they were not rich. 

 

Itinerary

 The tour is starting at the exit of metro "Syntagma"l at 09:30 and continue heading to the ancient agora of Athens by the "Stoa of Attalos''and Temple of Hephaestus. You will guiding into the center of political and public life in Athens at Fifth Century, the Centuryof the golden age of  Pericles. Listen the story of the great speaker politician Pericles the political organization, the Assemblyof the People, the Council of Boule  and the economic treasures of the Delian League. The great sculptors which created theParthenon, the story of the great playwrights Aeschylus Sophocles and Euripides all lived in 5th century, as did the historians Thucydides, Herodotus  and the great philosopher Socrates. Ancient agora located at the northwest of the Acropolis and you can have an extensive view of the hill and the Parthenon. You will also visit the ''Agoraios Kolonos'' the market hill, the excavations which continue until today, buildings and structures of the classical Athens Ages.

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Pickup

- The tour is starting at the exit of  "Syntagma"metro station at Syntagma square 

* Our guide will hold the sign board with your name or name of the group on it

Dropoff

-Drop off location is at market hill ''Agoraios Kolonos'' 

Things to bring

- Printed voucher 

- Photo / Video Camera

Inclusions

-Professional local English speaking guide for 2 hours 

Exclusions

- Entrance fees ( in case of need) 

- Food and beverages
- 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

* pick up time available daily upon the request 

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

* Duration of the tour is 2 hours 

* We accept the booking made at least 48 hours prior the tour 

* Minimum person to book this tour is 1 and maximum 20 

Price ( 1 person) :  29 eur 

Price( 2-20 persons) : 19 eur per person