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Athens city tour to the Ancient Past

Athens city tour to the Ancient Past
Stroll along the most popular spots in Athens where all the famous Greeks like Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and Alexander the Great used to walk. We spend a day with a local archaeologist-historian and admire the landmarks of Ancient Greece.

HIGHLIGHTS
Experience the glorious past of the Ancient Greeks
Visit the most important landmarks of the city in 4 hours
Visit Herakleidon museum and live the “miracle” of Ancient Athens
Walk through picturesque districts
Admire the breathtaking view at the top of Areus Pagus Hill
Enjoy a coffee break with our archaeologist-historian
Taste the “oinomelo”; the popular drink of the Ancient Greeks
Have a lunch break with a local Athenian and talk about the “Symposium”

STARTING POINT AND DEPARTURE TIME

At 09:00a.m at Acropolis Metro station

AVERAGE EXCURSION DURATION
5 hours (4 hours walking-tour plus 1 hour lunch-break)

EXCURSION DESCRIPTION
We start our tour at Acropolis Metro Station getting ready to walk through the city center of Athens like the Ancient Greeks. First we visit the district of Plaka where the upper class Athenians used to set memorials of their victories in the theatrical drama contests.

As we walk we learn about their daily life and details regarding their habits and customs. Admire the theatre of Dionysus where the lower class Athenians used to wait in the queue in order to enter free of charge and watch tragedies/comedies of famous authors.
Let the Parthenon catch your eye; the masterpiece of the Greek classical architecture and later on we climb up to Areus Pagus Hill, the court that used to hold the cases of murder. Enjoy the breathtaking view to the ancient agora and don’t miss the stories, myths and local legends from our historian!

Then we visit Irakleidon (or Herakleidon) museum where we have the chance to admire the technological achievements of the Ancient Greeks. We discover the Eureka project, the “Automata” and the Antikythera Mechanism.

We combine our experience with a coffee break against the amazing view of the Acropolis. Argue like a philosopher about the purpose of the human existence, about the meaning of happiness and head for Pnyka in order to join the Athenian Assembly (or Ecclesia/Ekklesia).
Our experienced archaeologist-historian will recommend us the most famous places to visit during our stay. We visit also the Prison of Socrates and relive the last days and moments of the famous philosopher’s life.

Finally, we have lunch at the nearby traditional district of Thissio (optional) where we have the chance to taste the “oinomelo”; a hot (or cold) combination of wine and honey that the Ancient Greeks used to drink.

THE PRICE OF THE EXCURSION INCLUDES
Experienced archaeologist-historian (English/Greek)

NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fee to Herakleidon Museum: 4€/person
Personal expenses (coffee, lunch etc.)

USEFUL INFORMATIONS
Our escort-archaeologist will be waiting with a marking of Ammon Express at Acropolis Metro Station
You should be at the meeting point 10΄ before the time indicated in the schedule
In summer season bear in mind to have a bottle of water, sunglasses and a hat
Comfortable shoes are recommended for your convenience during the tour
Wear the appropriate clothing according to the weather forecast
Be ready to have a great experience!
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