The most fascinating landmarks telling the history of Athens from 400 BC to the 1900's, are free to visit. We will visit :- - these landmarks AND the known entrance fee ones, without paying, getting detailed history, then decide if you want to visit the pay site on your own - the Acropolis - Ancient Greek city hidden beneath the Roman city hidden beneath the modern city - The rock where St Paul spoke to the Athenians - Greek and Roman Era Amphitheaters and Baths - Ancient stadium with 60,000 seats, renovated since 300 BC to host the end of the Marathon run for the modern 2004 Olympics - The mansion that housed all of the first modern Olympiad in 1896 - Ancient temples with myths of Theseus and the Minotaur - Roman markets, Arches and libraries. - Visit the area where just 10,000 ancient Greeks lived, developed in the 1800's to house 100,000 - Ancient and modern museums - Palaces that became museums or parliaments. - Residence of Archaeologist who discovered Troy, its myth of Trojan horse - Learn the shenanigans of the 12 ancient gods - Neoclassical buildings built like ancient temples - Metro stations' archaeological finds - Byzantine churches - Presidential Palace
I am a local and have lived in the center of Athens for last 20 years. My interest and studies in archaeology History and architecture since childhood, led me to seek the fascinating buildings and landmarks of this city, learn the history of the "rocks" of central Athens, associating them to the myths of Homer's Odyssey and Iliad.
In the main and back streets of center Athens and 2 of its 3 historical Hills, Philopapou and the Acropolis. We will meander around the Plaka, Thissio Monastiraki and Psiri districts.
18歳以上の方8名まで参加できます。 Wear light airy clothes and good walking shoes like sport sneakers, Athens has a warm to hot climate specifically in the months of June to early September. avoid large backpacks and heavy bags
This is a 4 hour excursion, summer in Athens can be warm to very hot, please wear comfortable shoes preferably sneakers, light airy clothes and a shady hat