Private walking tour to see the most beautiful of Athens

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Valery Aloyants
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Experience what the best Athens has to offer on this private XNUMX-hour walking tour. From the wearing of the famous pom pom by the Presidential Guard at the Houses of Parliament on the site of the first modern Olympic Games to the atmosphere in the cobbled streets of the Plaka district.

Highlights

  • Done in English

Syntagma metro station, where your visit begins with many archaeological exhibits, including the ancient tombstone, a 5th century BC aqueduct, pottery, a 2.000 year old beehive, and a 5th century AD mosaic .



Continue to the impressive Palace of Parliament with the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, guarded by the famous Evzones statue, the Presidential Guards. Continue your visit just to the right to see the changing of the guard which takes place every hour.

As you walk through the National Garden, you'll see the Presidential Residence and the marble Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896.

The walk continues to the beautiful neo-classical Zappeion Hall, opposite the tower with the remaining Corinthian columns of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch, both Roman monuments.
No visit to Athens is complete without a visit to the attractive and atmospheric part of Athens, the Plaka. These cobbled lanes nestle into the northeast slope of the Acropolis and are filled with traditional Greek restaurants and souvenir shops.

Your tour will end at Mitropoleos Square, the home in Athens where you will see two Greek Orthodox cathedrals. Then you arrive in the most famous district of Athens – Plaka, the district of the gods – at the foot of the Acropolis and the Lysicrates monuments. This tour ends at Mitropoleos Square, the home in Athens where you will see two Greek Orthodox cathedrals.



Detailed schedule

Starting point:
Departure inside Syntagma metro station


Departure time:
09:30 a.m. (if you prefer another time, you must advise at the time of booking, changes are not allowed after booking)

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