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  • Cape Sounio half-day afternoon tour


    Cape Sounio

    A half day afternoon trip from Athens full of images. Begin your Sounio tour with a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada,Vouliagmeni, Varkiza). As you approach Cape Sounion, it rises like a sheer cliff out of the sea. At Cape Sounio where you will visit the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world(on a clear day you can see at least seven islands).The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea.

    Land masses to the west stand out in sharp profile: the island of Aegina backed by the mountains of the Peloponnese. The beauty of the surviving Doric columns has inspired many poets, including Lord Byron who carved his name on one of the columns.

  • Private Walking Tour of Athens: The Acropolis


    The Acropolis

    Don't miss the opportunity to join this amazing private easy walking tour, explore the city's rich ancient past and visit the breathtaking Acropolis!

    The tour begins at Sydagma square, see the Monument to the Unknown Soldier and watch the changing of the guards.

    Your walking tour continues visiting Sotira of Lycodimos and the Kottakis Church both beautiful Byzantine churches.

    Continue strolling through the Plaka's paved streets before arriving the Acropolis. You will enter the Acropolis, visit the Dionysus sanctuary and Dionysus Theatre built in the 5th century BC. Your knowledgeable licenced guide will give you a detailed explanation of the glorious monuments of the Acropolis such as, the Parthenon, the Erectheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple and the surrounding monuments such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Observatory as well as the Philopappos.

  • Private Walking Tour of Athens: Byzantine glory


    The hall of the Byzantine museum

    If you are a lover of history, museums and Byzantine churches then this is the tour for you.

    Your walking tour begins with a stop at the Byzantine museum of Athens which was founded in 1914. The collections of the Byzantine Museum show the course of Greek art from the 4th to the 19th century. These works represent the artistic production of the Greek area, and other regions both central and peripheral of the Byzantine empire and subsequently of Hellenism on into post-Byzantine times.

    Continue with a visit to the famous Benaki museum which houses Greek works of art from the prehistorical to the modern times, an extensive collection of Byzntine art, hosts periodic exhibitions and maintains a state-of-the-art restoration and conservation workshop.

    After the end of your visit to the two of the most famous museums in Athens its time to visit and admire the most historical Byzantine churches which located in Plaka.

  • Private Walking Tour of Athens: New, Flea and Ancient Markets of Athens


    Ancient Agora of Athens

    Explore Athens, wander through flea markets, and explore the city's rich ancient past. Today in 3.5 hours of easy walking, you will admire one of the most important sites of Athens and not only, while listening to a multitude of stories about its history!

    Meet your local guide at Monastiraki Square, see the Andrian Library and the Tzistarakis mosque, then head to Ancient agora which was the political and cultural center of the Athenian city – state. It was the heart of the city, the place where philosophy and democracy were born. The site was occupied without interruption in all periods of the city's history.

    After your visit to the archaeological site of Ancient Agora, you will visit the Ancient Agora museum which located in the stoa of Attalos. The museum displays a varied range of objects that were found during excavation of the Ancient Agora. Statues and monuments that decorated the many temples on the agora are exhibited in the colonnade. Inside the stoa are objects that give a great insight in the daily life in Athens.

    Dive into the Athenian way of life as your guide takes you through the markets. Here you will find every Mediterranean fruit, vegetable, meat, cheese and fresh on offer. Filled with all these warm colours, tastes, and smells.

  • Private Walking Tour of Athens: Keramikos, Ancient Agora, and Islamic Art Museum


    Islamic art

    Starting your private tour from Keramikos and its mystic charm which was the city's ancient cemetery dating back to ancient times. You will also notice the ancient city walls as well as the Dipylon Gate and the Sacred Gate. Great processions - during the city's major religious festivals - have passed through these gates on the way to the Acropolis and the sanctuary of Eleusis.

    Continue to the Ancient Agora which was the political and cultural center of the Athenian city – state. It was the heart of the city, the place where philosophy and democracy were born.

    Visit the nineteenth- century Observatory and the Hill of Pnyx, an area used in Classical Athens as the meeting place for the democratic assembly, continue to Filopappou Hill, also known as the Hill of the Muses, from where the shell that destroyed the roof of the Parthenon was fired.

    The tour ends with a visit to the Benaki Museum's collection of Islamic art ranks among the most important in the world. Housed in the complex of listed buildings located in the historic centre of Athens near the ancient cemetery of Kerameikos, it consists of objects from India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, the Middle East, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa, Sicily and Spain.

  • Athens Walking Tour: Socrates Footsteps


    Picture from the Roman Agora

    Socrates footsteps is a unique walking tour in Athens which follows the paths of Socrates. Though Socrates is known globally about his teachings, most of people do not know a lot about him or what made him one of the most important personalities in history.

    This tour takes you back to ancient Athens through stories of everyday life in ancient times. While following Socrates tracks we will pass by the Ancient Agora, Pnyx and the Hill of the Muses. Each place visited has a different story to tell.

    Main theme in this tour is Socrates, how he lived, what he taught and how he died.

    His actions are a worldwide testimony of his values and his Virtue and this tour can only be something very small as an act to pay homage to him and his contribution in humanity with his teachings in ethics, justice, Virtue, Love and self awareness.

  • Private Walking Tour of Athens: Jewish Heritage


    Sunagogual textiles

    This private walking tour is designed for those who are interested in both the history of the Jewish community of Greece and the must-see sites of ancient and modern Athens.

    Begin your walking tour with a visit to the Jewish museum. This museum was founded in 1977 in order to collect and exhibit the material evidence of 2300 years of Jewish life in Greece. The collection contains more than ten thousand artefacts (some of which are unique) pertaining to the domestic and religious life, as well as the history of the Greek Jews.

    Continue your tour walking through the beautiful pedestrian paths of Plaka, pass by Roman market and reach Monastiraki square which is the hub of life around here and the main street leading off takes one to narrow streets with a thousand artefacts to buy and sell.

    Your private walking tour ends with a visit to the old Synagogue of Athens, Etz Hayyim, which was built in 1904 and is used today only during the High Holidays. Right across the street is the newer and larger Beth Shalom Sephardic synagogue, built in 1935, renovated in the 70's, and the one fully used today. Its exterior is in white marble with neoclassical elements, while the spacious interior bears not much resemblance to the Greek tradition regarding synagogue design.

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