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.
Athens uncovered is the definitive Athens “sights & atmosphere” walkabout, that you have to take at least once in your lifetime.
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 atmosphere and cuisine. This is a blend of history and local colour, that one can only appreciate on foot.
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.
Place of ORIGIN: Patras
LIVES in: Athens
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
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