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Athens Highlights: Myths & Philosophers Private Walking Tour

1. Athens Highlights: Myths & Philosophers Private Walking Tour

After meeting with your local guide outside Panepistimio Metro Station, begin your journey with the famous Trilogy of Athens, a work of the great architect, Theofilus Hansen. Admire stunning statues from famous 19th-century sculptors. While marveling at these miracles of architecture, take the opportunity to talk about two of the most famous philosophers of antiquity, Socrates and Plato. Discuss the god Apollo and goddess Athena, two gods totally different from one another but sharing many more commonalities than one may think. Afterwards, head to the Greek Parliament and the National Gardens to discover the live of Epicurus and his philosophical school, known as the Garden. Walk down the most commercial street in Athens, Ermou Street, named after the god and merchant, Hermes. Take a chance to admire an 11th-century temple known as Kapnikarea and hear about Aristotle and his Lyceum philosophical school. Take a pitstop to enjoy a greek coffee at a cozy cafe in the Thissio area, taking advantage of the location to chat about Pre-Socratic philosophers. Next to the Ancient Agora, discover the place where Stoic philosophy was born in the Poikile Stoa. The next stop will be the Plaka area and Anafiotika, on the foot of the Acropolis with Cinic philosophers close by. While admiring the famous Tower of Winds, learn everything there is about Aiolos, the keeper of the winds. The tour will conclude on the Areopagus Hill with a breathtaking view of the Acropolis and some more myths about the Olympian gods.

Downtown Athens: Private Greek Food Tasting Tour

2. Downtown Athens: Private Greek Food Tasting Tour

Begin your 4-hour walking culinary tour with traditional sweets and finger food like the koulouri (a circular bread encrusted with sesame seeds) and the famous bougasta (a pastry consisting of either semolina custard, cheese or minced meat filling between layers of phyllo). Head to the Athens Agora and see the amazing range of spices, cheeses, olives, meat, fish and fruit on offer. Here, find a plethora of traditional tavernas. After your visit to the market, enjoy a brief break for a cup of traditional Greek coffee in one of the oldest coffee shops in Greece. Next, visit a folklore art shop and the beautiful Kotzia Square, situated just outside the ancient Archarnian Gate of Classical Athens. Stop at one of the oldest and best souvlaki houses in Greece for a taste of real souvlaki. End the tour by admiring the astonishing Acropolis in one of the most authentic restaurants in the city.

Athens: Highlights Evening Walking Tour and Meze Dinner

3. Athens: Highlights Evening Walking Tour and Meze Dinner

Set off from Syntagma Square and make your way to the historic Plaka district. Venture down quaint alleys and stroll along charming Dionisiou Aeropagitou to see the Acropolis floodlit after dark. Admire the Theatre of Herodes Atticus and go to Pnika Hill for panoramic views before walking to Thiseio for a look at the ancient market and Arios Pagos. Join the locals on the central square and get a view of the Stoa of Attalos museum. Continue to Monastiraki and wander the open-air flea market. End in Psyri, known for its traditional bars and restaurants and enjoy a plate of savory mezedes (appetizers) with the help of your guide.

Athens Heart Walking Private Tour

4. Athens Heart Walking Private Tour

Your path will initially take you in front of the new Acropolis Museum and continue towards the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a stone theater structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis. Afterwards, enjoy one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the world, with the entire city of Athens at your feet and the Temple of Athena above you. Continue your walk entering the most folkloristic neighborhood in Athens, the Anafiotika, which is situated just downhill from the Acropolis of Athens, a symbol of architectural perfection and knowledge throughout the last 25 centuries. The Ancient Roman Agora will be your next stop, allowing you to admire the Tower of Winds and continue heading towards the famous Monastiraki District with its flea market . A brief 30 minute break will follow, offering you the pleasure of tasting a traditional Greek coffee, some tea or another beverage of your liking and then admire the Metropolitan Cathedral of the city. Walking by the famous Ermou Street, the most important commercial road in Athens, which takes its name by the Greek God Hermes (in Greek Ermis), protector of commerce. Arrive at the central and most famous square of Athens, Syntagma Square, where, in front of the Hellenic Parliament, you will witness one of the oldest traditions in Greece, the Changing of the Presidential Guard. Passing through the underground archeological exhibition at the Syntagma metro station will take you to the National Garden, where you will be able to relax with your family and enjoy feeding the animals on display. After passing in front of the Presidential Palace, continue to the Panathenaic Stadium (also known as the Kallimarmaron), the biggest stadium in the world constructed exclusively by marble. Then visit the beautiful Zappeion Megaron and afterwards admire the biggest temple in ancient Greece, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian. Finally, head towards the Acropolis metro station, where your tour will be concluded.

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We cannot explain how much we loved this experience, in no small part due to the fact that we have made a lifetime friend with our guide, Bianca. Not only was she gracious enough to reschedule us after our flight was delayed, but she helped us get to our meeting place while we were jetlagged and late because our luggage was lost. The tour itself is fascinating, and easy to digest for the beginner philosopher or even the most advanced student of philosophy. Definitely something for everyone, and nothing was lost in translation; in other words, Bianca spoke flawless English and really was an outstanding representative of both her country and for her expertise! She is passionate, engaging and left us wanting more. Plus, we are now on Team Aristotle. My fiancé and I could’ve stayed the rest of the day simply because we enjoyed Bianca’s company so much. We will definitely return for another tour when in Athens again, and cannot encourage anyone reading this to opt for this unique tour!

This tour we did same day we arrived to Athens. It was amazing!! It was a great way to see some amazing places in Athens with such a lovely and knowledgeable tour guide named Bianca. She made our tour personalized and so much fun! She was so knowledgeable and kind and made us love Greece from the start of our trip!

We took a 4 hour tour with Effie and it was a wonderful experience. We went to many different historical locations in Athens while also learning about Greek philosophy. We highly recommend this experience for anyone that travels to Athens

We had the most beautiful evening with our local philosopher Bianca. We will never forget this day, we felt like we saw the soul and the heart of the city.

Bianca was fabulous, informed, gracious and enlightening. Highly recommend.