Athens: Mythical Rivers & Hills Private Tour

Athens: Mythical Rivers & Hills Private Tour

From $41.82 per person

On this guided walk you’ll come across ancient sanctuaries dedicated to mysterious gods, and Christian churches that replaced old temples, caves, and Roman baths. You’ll hear urban myths, see the remains of ancient neighborhoods, and visit sacred hills.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a walk in an unspoiled part of Athens
  • Encounter ancient sanctuaries dedicated to mysterious gods
  • See Christian churches that replaced old temples, caves, and Roman baths
Full description
A small river flowed from a source in the foothills of Lycabettus through the ancient Agora to the archaeological site of Kerameikos. Part of the river was unearthed during the excavation of the Athens Metro. Ilissos was a river god of Green antiquity and of great importance for ancient Athenians. Now the River named after him lies beyond the city but, following its route with your guide on this 3-hour walk, you’ll be able to imagine the waters flowing once again. The Athens Riverside experience is a walk through unspoiled Athens. You’ll see a completely different side of the city and you’ll be supporting Urban Athens Collective and groups that are collaborating to save areas such as the group Ilissos-sos. Walk along hidden paths, and learn about past and present of Athens. Encounter ancient sanctuaries dedicated to mysterious gods and see the remains of ancient Athenian neighborhoods. Visit Pnyx Hill, Philoppapos Hill, and the Ilissos riverside.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Drinks and food
  • Tips for your guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet outside Coffee Island, opposite Monastiraki square.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, and bring sunglasses and a hat during the summer
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