Philosopher paths

Tour description

Ancient Athens is impregnated with antique legends and curious facts. This tour & quest was created hand in hand with archaeologists and guides to let you have the best of both worlds - fun and true historical facts about world's most famous monuments and landmarks.

  • Step in the shoes of an ancient Greek and see why the monument dedicated to the god of gods was built outside the city walls and not on the sacred hill of Acropolis.
  • Find out why the Parthenon temple is such an important architectural landmark and discover hidden gems around it.
  • Discover why the Greeks built a porch on the Acropolis, what the six female statues around it mean and which is holiest place on the rock.
  • Explore what the Athenian Democracy was like and the irony of death of the "inventor" of public toilet taxation.

Highlights


2 h

4.5 km

22 sites

7+ age

Moderate

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Tips & extra info

  • Make sure you wear comfortable clothes & shoes, preferably with rubber soles as ancient sites’ pavements are slippery in certain locations!
  • Don't forget your water bottle, especially if you visit Athens during summer season!
  • This tour is available during daytime only, since most sites are not accessible after sundown.
  • This tour is great for both individuals and groups of friends or couples
  • Attention, to fully enjoy this tour you'll have to purchase entrance tickets. Most ancient sites around the city center are paid admission only. Tickets can be bought at the ticket gate or booked in advance, online as a single entry or as a combination ticket that includes several archaeological sites in Athens. More information about tickets here: http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh355.jsp?obj_id=2384
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