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A Pinch of Athens:

The Ultimate Athens Walking Tour

Culture for the real world

A Pinch of Athens is a tour for cultural adventurers and curious minds, for travelers who want to dig deeper and really get to know the authentic character of this city. It’s a fantastic opportunity to explore the unique interplay between the various influences and diverse cultures that have swept over the city through the centuries. Prepare to learn about the fascinating history and rich cultural heritage of Athens and discover a city more beautiful and complex than you had ever imagined.

Information

Duration: 10:00 - 12:00 (Half Day)

Location: Athens

Price: €50 per person

Theme: Classical Heritage

Availability: Year-round
Runs on Tu, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

Highlights

Explore the area around the Acropolis, take in stunning views, and learn about classical Athens.

Wander through picturesque Plaka, and discover the turbulent history and diverse cultural heritage of the Greek capital.

Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens and the medieval “Little Metropolis” and find out how Christianity evolved in the city.

See the ceremonial Presidential Guard and the imposing House of Parliament, and discover the exciting story of the Kingdom of Greece and the early years of Greek independence.

Travel back through the 20th century with captivating stories from the city’s modern history.

Enjoy a very Athenian subterranean surprise!

What's included

  • Expert tour guide in English
  • Private tour
  • Pick up from hotel available upon request

Timetable

10:00

Meet your guide at Acropolis Metro Station and get ready to explore the capital’s rich and fascinating heritage.

10:00-10:15

Admire the Parthenon and explore the area around the Acropolis Rock, enjoying some of the capital’s best views and visiting some of the ancient city’s most important locations as you learn about the rise and fall of classical Athens.

10:15-10:30

Wander through the stunningly picturesque Plaka, and explore the diverse cultural influences at the Roman Agora as you begin to unravel the city’s turbulent history!

10:30-11:00

Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens and the adjacent “Little Metropolis” and find out about the history and evolution of Christianity in Athens and how elements of Greek antiquity and paganism survived in Christianity.

11:00-11:30

Walk through the city’s foremost shopping street and arrive at the Hellenic Parliament Building, also known as the Old Royal Palace, which was originally built for the royal family. Enjoy a chance to observe the ceremonial Presidential Guard, or Evzones, and learn about an extraordinary period of Greek history: the establishment of the Kingdom of Greece and the early years of Greek independence.

11:30-12:00

The tour ends with a subterranean surprise—a glimpse of exactly how myriad influences of past and present coexist and shape this uniquely multifaceted city!

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