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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.

Athens: Hidden Athens Private 3-Hour Walking Tour

2. Athens: Hidden Athens Private 3-Hour Walking Tour

Get off the usual tourist trail on a 3-hour walking tour that goes beyond the historic sights of Athens. Meet your guide at Syntagma Square, and wander down streets that reveal a rich history with every step. Walk the more hidden routes towards the Parliament building, and learn its history as you look at the guard in front of the Monument to the Unknown Soldier. See the ancient ruins of the National Garden, and continue to the Zappeion Exhibition Hall and Zappeion Garden. Go to the Panathenaic Stadium (also known as the Kallimarmaron) to see the home of the first modern Olympic Games, held in 1896. Continue past the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arc, and the Theater of Dionysos, Herodus Atticus Odeon, and Areios Pagos on the southern slopes of the Acropolis. Follow ancient streets through the Plaka area to Anafiotika, a hidden island inside the city of Athens. Stop for refreshments, and sample a traditional Greek sweet, before going to the Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library, and Monastiraki Square, a popular meeting point with a long history.

Athens: Acropolis & Museum with City Highlights Exploration

3. Athens: Acropolis & Museum with City Highlights Exploration

Discover the most iconic, impressive sites and areas of Athens. Your deeply knowledgeable, friendly guide will show you the city while giving you a valuable insight into the history and culture of Athens. Starting from the wonder of the Acropolis explore the magnificent site and the state-of-the-art Acropolis museum. Continue on to Syntagma Square where the Greek National Parliament stands. Embark on a journey through the city from the beautiful National Gardens to the lively markets of Monastiraki. Wander through picturesque Plaka and discover the little-known neighbourhood of Anafiotika with its Cycladic houses of blue and white with overarching bougainvillaea.   From antiquity to modern Athens; through Venetian, Byzantine and Ottoman influence; from gardens to markets, ruins and island neighbourhoods; Athens has it all!

Athens: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

4. Athens: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Athens at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like ancient Agora, Hadrian Library, and Areopagus (Mars Hill) and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Athens Heart Walking Private Tour

5. 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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Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 450 reviews

It was one of the best guided experiences we had with my wife from all our trips. You will be walking throughout Athens and discuss philosophy and mythology with a highly knowledgeable, smiling and cool guide in the traditional way Ancient Greek philosophers used to do it. The active format makes the content feel light and enjoyable - we didn’t realize we had spent over four hours learning new things. Because Bianca (our guide) had such a broad knowledge, it felt very interactive. We felt comfortable asking anything about anything philosophy or mythology and we’d be sure to get an educated and clear answer in return. The walk is lovely and get you to see all the nicest place as well. It’s very nicely calibrated to be the right balance between walking and resting. We felt energized after the tour. It was refreshing and fulfilling - unlike some other tours we attended where you feel bored like a kid on a school bench. We highly recommend it.

My wife and I took the “Athens Highlights: Myths & Philosophers Private Walking Tour” on the last day of our vacation in Greece. We absolutely loved this experience!!! Spending a day with our dynamic and friendly guide "Bianca" from Be a Greek fully immersed us in Greek culture. She brought the historic eras, philosophers, and mythology together! Those four hours were truly magical as we felt like we were transported to various periods throughout history :-). We also were able to discuss and better understand modern Greek culture. It was a perfect cap of the trip and our favorite part. Well worth the money!!

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!

It was really very interesting! Bianca was a fantastic guide, very educational and fun. Highly recommended if you are interested in philosophy and mythology

Informative, varied tour with very friendly management, who responded wonderfully to our three children. All in all highly recommended!