3000 years of History around the Acropolis Rock

Explore the cultural evolution of the Athenian society
Duration:
Half Day (4 hours)
Destinations:
per person 49

Through this itinerary, you will follow an alternative path that will allow you to explore 3000 years of the history of a town which, over the centuries, has managed to leave an indelible mark on the world.

Available daily during April-October 2019 (except April 26th) and every Thursday during January-March 2019, November 2019-March 2020 in groups of up to 15 people.

For a private tour or a different day, please send us a request.

49€ per person.  24.5€ per child 6-12 years old.

  • A different pricing policy applies in private tours. Please, send us a request.

You will start from the Acropolis Metro Station and take the Pedestrian Road towards the Hill of the Muses, passing in front of the Acropolis Rock.

Once on the Hill of the Muses, you will walk on the paths carved by the famous architect DimitriosPikionis; you will rest for a few minutes in front of the site that is known as “Socrates’ Prison”; and then, you will hike up the hill to the top, where, resting under the pine trees and accompanied by the loud song of the cicadas, you will enjoy the most spectacular panoramas of the Parthenon, while listening to the stories that formed the city of Athens.

You will continue your way towards the hill of Pnyx – where the heart of Democracy beat in antiquity – and then reach the Hill of the Nymphs, passing in front of the National Observatory: the first research foundation of modern Greece and one of the oldest in Southern Europe.

You will turn again on the Pedestrian Road as it descends towards Thisseio neighborhood, and you will take the busy Adrianou street, heading to Monastiraki Square. You will stop for a while in front of a few remains from the Roman and Ottoman Era, before entering the bustling alleys of the flea market and the Avyssinias Square where myriads of antiques are luring the passersby to a journey through time.

You will finally continue to reach the neighborhood of Psirri where you will explore a few examples of graffiti and street art: a controversial topic that, apparently, defines Athens today.

Your tour will finish at around 14:00 as you will arrive at a local tavern to enjoy some traditional Greek food.

  • Walking Tour
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • All taxes, VAT inclusive

Not included:​

  • Your international airfare
  • Personal expenses, beverages or meals
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • Operated by SpecialTy Tours
  • Meeting time: 9:45-10:00 am
  • Kick-off: at 10 am sharp
  • Duration: 4 Hours approximately
  • Meeting point: Acropolis Metro Station -  Exit towards Makriyianni/Dionysioiu Areopaghitou. The people should wait at the corner as soon as they come up the last stairs and exit on the street (near the sign that leads to the Acropolis Museum).
  • This is a walking tour, so athletic shoes are recommended (no sandals). You will be walking on paved paths that can be slippery, and you will go through some uphill and downhill.
  • Also, you may wish to carry a bottle of water with you while on the hills, since there will not be an opportunity for refreshments there.
  • Finally, don’t forget hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, cameras, and your thirst for stories.
  • The booking is non-refundable if canceled 72 hours before the tour time.
  • The tour is implemented in small shared groups.
  • A private tour can be arranged daily, at extra cost.