Athens Walking Tour
Athens is a place of great cultural interest, as well as a vivid and modern city. The harmonious and perfectly balanced combination between the old and the new age makes this city unique. Both sides of Athens are extremely appealing to tourists.
There are many interesting museums to visit and various cultural activities to attend that cater for all tastes. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. You'll be taken to see the centre of the city. On our way to the Acropolis you will see the Old City (Plaka) the Roman Agora, Hadrian's Library, the Ancient Athenian Agora, Thesseon and the Pnyx "The hill of Democracy".
Continue city sightseeing passing by Thesseon and Monastiraki famous for it's flea market which is open every day. Pass by the Town Hall of Athens close to the meat and fish markets where Athenians from all suburbs of Athens gather to bargain for the best deals. This is the best way to see the true Athenians and their way of life.
Walking down Herod Atticus street you will see the Evzones in their unique uniforms guarding the Presidential Palace and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We will visit the Panathenaic Stadium (70.000 seats all from marble) where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896.
Next we'll see, the Temple of Olympian Zeus (the biggest temple in ancient times) and Hadrian's Arch. The walking tour can be done in 5 or 8 hours depending on the time spent at each site. I recommend 8 hours so we will have time to have lunch in the Plaka area.
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DEPARTUREDaily: Approx.(5 to 8 hours)
Acropolis site: Summer, daily, 8a.m. to 7p.m.Winter, 8a.m to 5p.m. Last entry 30 min before closing. Entrance fee 12 Euro.
Museum Acropolis Entrance fee 5 Euro. Opens from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Acropolis site - All major sights of Athens - Hellenic Gold workshop - Lunch in a Greek - restaurant at Plaka.
Closed on Holidays: January 1st., March 25th, May 1st, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. On Good Friday, the sites are open 12.00 - 17.00.