Walking the modern past of Athens

Walking the modern past of Athens

- Athens, Attica -

Location: Πλατεία Μητροπόλεως/ Ναός Γοργοεπηκόου(See Map)

Description

We walk in Plaka, the oldest neighborhood in the world and in the historical center of Athens. Actually, we walk in an open-air museum, with exhibits like medieval Byzantine churches, mosques, an Aegean island settlement, with secret colorful corners and ancient streets. During our walk we will learn about the topography of the past of the historical center, sometimes using old drawings. We will also have short photo workshops on the spot. The tour passes by the trendiest sites for coffee and finger food in the area for locals, from which you can choose one to have some relaxing moments, after the tour. We are photographers, authors and also travelers so we have planned this tour as Athenians to help you to explore our city s modern past. The tour, even though passes by important archaeological sites, does not include inside visits, but only provides some info for your individual visits.

Highlights

Byzantine churches dated in the 11th and 12th centuries, old buildings important for the city, mosques dated in the 17th century, an Aegean island settlement inside the old neighborhood, secret colorful corners, ancient streets, topography of the historical center and its past during our walk, short photo workshops on the spot, the trendiest sites for coffee and finger food for the locals in the historical center.

Details

Inclusions

English speaking tour guide

Exclusions

Tranfer to meeting point, entrance fees in museums, tranfer from the finish point and anything not mentioned. No archaeological sites visits

Additional Info / Other things to note

Minimum participation: 2 persons. The price refers to 2-3 participants. For 4-6 persons the price is 32.00 euros p.p. For 7 persons and more the price is 25.00 euros p.p. What to take: your photo camera, water and your best mood. What to wear: Comfortable clothes, hat, sunglasses, sneakers or hiking shoes or any shoe suitable for walking and an umbrella (when the weather is rainy). Basic physical condition (not suitable for: people with mobility problems), age 12 and above. No archaeological sites visits. The tour duration is approximately 3.5 hours.

Meeting Point

Mitropoleos Square (Mitropoleos Street) West side of the church (Gorgoepikoos) next to Cathedral, at 9:30.

Cancellation Policy

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Attica encompasses the metropolitan area of Athens and its suburbs, Piraeus, Lavrion and a few islands of the Saronic Gulf. Apart of the numerous archaeological monuments and the countless options for entertainment and shopping, Attica is a great destination for all … enjoy thematic walks around the city, follow pleasant cycling routes with family or friends, attend various gastronomy related events like cooking classes or wine tastings, try exploring Attica’s mountains with their rich flora and fauna through well maintained hiking paths. Or head to the sea where you can practice water sports or just relax in a cruise to the nearby islands.

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We organize actions/experiences in the city of Athens and in the Peloponnese for small or bigger groups to introduce traditional architecture and nature of our motherland Greece. "See our country through our eyes and beyond".


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