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Neoclassical Athens

An introduction
to the little-known
kingdom of Greece

Culture for the real world

Bust in the National Garden in Athens, Greece

Explore a different side of Greek history, with this walking tour that will take you through the gardens and mansions of 19th century Athens, to discover the optimism and splendor of the first century of Greek independence.

Neoclassical Athens begins with a guided tour of the enchanting National Garden, to discover its history, secrets, and flora. You’ll be transported back in time to the early days of the modern Greek state, when kings and queens strolled along the garden’s paths, and dreamers and visionaries from across Europe and the world gathered in the newly established Greek capital.

Small fountain in the National Garden in Athens, Greece

Take a stroll through the National Garden, which was originally commissioned by the first Queen of Greece as her royal gardens, and admire the exotic flora accompanied by a tour guide.

View of the exterior of Numismatic Museum in Athens city centre, Greece

Walk down Panepistimiou street to discover the stunning architecture of its 19th-century neoclassical buildings and their connection with King Otto, including Iliou Melathron (the Numismatic Museum of Athens).

Enjoy an artisanal coffee at Black Duck Garden, a hidden treasure tucked away in the gardens of the first temporary residence of Greece’s first royal couple.

The garden of Black Duck, a beautiful café in Athens city centre
Interior view of the Museum's of the City of Athens, in Athens city centre

Get a glimpse into a fascinating period of the modern history of Athens, with a private tour of the Museum of the City of Athens, Vouros-Eutaxias Foundation.

the route

Neoclassical Athens


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