7. Acropolis

Maria is an Athens enthusiast. She cherishes the city’s history and cultural vibes, and loves to take her guests along a thorough walking journey that covers almost all the “must-see” ancient monuments, as well as offering a unique feeling of the vibrant city's atmosphere and cuisine. This is a blend of history and local colour, that one can only appreciate on foot.

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. Ancient Greek History and culture, as it unfolds along a comprehensive tour covering 16 major ancient landmarks

  2. The city’s contemporary and vibrant atmosphere and cuisine

Athens uncovered – the definitive Athens “sights & atmosphere” walkabout, that you have to take at least once in your lifetime

€69, 6 hrs, 6 persons

Itinerary: how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together

€65, 6 hrs, 6 persons
  • Place:  Athens, historic center

  • Meeting Point: Acropolis metro station, ticket office

  • Duration: 6 hours

  • Timetable: 12.00-18.00

  • Availability:  25 July - 20 September

  • Group size: 6 persons max

  • Price:  69 euros per person. Included:  food and delis at the local tavern AND a complimentary "gift-basket" with a selection of traditional greek delis. Not included:  transportation costs, entry tickets to museums and sights

  • What’s SPECIAL about this experience: this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit almost all the “must-see” ancient monuments, as well as acquire a unique experience of the vibrant city atmosphere and cuisine. NOTE:  Itinerary is flexible. Options that may be added during the course of the walkabout (depending on time availability, and group preferences on the day) include visits to: Areios Pagos (the most ancient law court of the world), Socrates’ jail, Pnyka (the location of the assembly of the people of ancient Athens from 6th century BC), and the National Archaeological Museum.

  • Place of ORIGIN: Patras

  • LIVES in: Athens

  • SPEAKS: English

  • LOVES: travelling, nature, reading literature, cooking, writting, teaching

  • Has TRAVELLED to: all over Greece, England, France, Spain, Germany, Italy

  • Personal TRAITS: very pleasant and sociable, great communicator, has the ability to make others feel at home, patient, outgoing

Maria holds a first degree in English and Greek Language and Literature, as well as an M.A. and a Ph.D in English Literature. She is a qualified teacher of both English and Greek, with more that 25 years of teaching experience, and has worked with people from diverse backgrounds. She pays great attention to detail, is an excellent teacher and loves to convey her enthusiasm and knowledge to her guests and students. She is also an arts connoisseur, having organised a Greek arts festival and other cultural activities in London.

Maria Thanassa is your Hostess

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Athens, historic center - Where the Experience will take place

 

Athens - Where the Experience will take place

What Wikipedia says

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years, and the earliest human presence around the 11th–7th centuries BC. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent and in particular the Romans. In modern times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece. In 2015, Athens was ranked the world's 29th richest city by purchasing power and the 67th most expensive in a UBS study.

 

Athens is recognised as a global city because of its geo-strategic location and its importance in shipping, finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, culture, education and tourism. It is one of the biggest economic centres in southeastern Europe, with a large financial sector, and its port Piraeus is the largest passenger port in Europe, and the second largest in the world. The municipality (City) of Athens had a population of 664,046 (in 2011, 796,442 in 2004) within its administrative limits, and a land area of 39 km2 (15 sq mi). The urban area of Athens (Greater Athens and Greater Piraeus) extends beyond its administrative municipal city limits, with a population of 3,090,508 (in 2011) over an area of 412 km2 (159 sq mi). According to Eurostat in 2004, the Athens Larger Urban Zone (LUZ) was the 7th most populous LUZ in the European Union (the 5th most populous capital city of the EU), with a population of 4,013,368. Athens is also the southernmost capital on the European mainland.

 

The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon, considered a key landmark of early Western civilization. The city also retains Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as a smaller number of Ottoman monuments.

 

Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. Landmarks of the modern era, dating back to the establishment of Athens as the capital of the independent Greek state in 1834, include the Hellenic Parliament (19th century) and the Athens Trilogy, consisting of the National Library of Greece, the Athens University and the Academy of Athens. Athens was the host city of the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896, and 108 years later it welcomed home the 2004 Summer Olympics. Athens is home to the National Archeological Museum, featuring the world's largest collection of ancient Greek antiquities, as well as the new Acropolis Museum.

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