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Athens: Plaka to Acropolis Smartphone Audio Tour

1. Athens: Plaka to Acropolis Smartphone Audio Tour

Begin the audio tour in the picturesque district of Plaka known for its narrow streets, winding staircases, and neoclassical houses. Then, wander through the streets of Anafiotika, a small neighborhood hidden at the foot of the Acropolis with its white houses and cobbled paths. Learn more about the history of these areas as you explore their charming streets. Afterward, head towards Areopagus Hill, a mythical place with a fascinating history. From here, enjoy a superb view of both the Agora and the Acropolis. As you reach the Acropolis, learn more about the architecture and mythological legends of this ancient landmark. The tour ends at the Acropolis Museum, an impressive building that blends naturally into the surrounding landscape.

Cats of Athens: Self-Guided Mobile Tour in Plaka

2. Cats of Athens: Self-Guided Mobile Tour in Plaka

This self-guided mobile tour is based on an award-winning storytelling concept and the fascinating narratives prepared by handpicked destination experts. You can enjoy this multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step to explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule. After downloading the app from Apple Appstore or Google Play, you can access this tour and activate it any moment you wish and also repeat it any time. To best enjoy our multimedia self-guided tour (comprising maps, video, audio and text), it is recommended to use headphones. This is a tour based on, and dedicated to, the beautiful cats of Athens. In contrast to most traditional guided tours that tend to focus on the ancient temples, the medieval churches, and the neoclassical jewels of this city, the tour focuses on these felines and highlights the almost mythical stories of their arrival and gradual domination in Athens. This journey down memory lane begins at one of Athens’ most picturesque spots. Anafiotika is an island in the heart of Athens with narrow lanes and tiny whitewashed houses clinging to the rocks. Ancient Athenian households and markets were full of dogs, grasshoppers, crickets, hedgehogs or monkeys who served as pets. You were more likely to come across a cheetah than a cat in downtown Athens. As you make your way through the Plaka district, take time and introduce yourself to the city’s adventurous feline residents who enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the ancient Agora. The remains of the Byzantine church, visible beneath the foundations of the mosque in the Roman Agora, reverberate with the calls of Mechlempe’s descendants. He was the imperial Byzantine cat and lived a life of luxury as he ate from gold plates. During the Ottoman period, cats were the subjects of as much adoration as in the time of the pharaohs. The ruins of the madrasa remain a favorite feline haunt in memory of that relationship.

Athens: Plaka Self-guided Exploration Quiz Game & Shopping

3. Athens: Plaka Self-guided Exploration Quiz Game & Shopping

Discover the most picturesque neighborhood of the city, Plaka, and immerse yourself in 19th-century Athens. The Athenian Cat will become your guide around this island-like neighborhood that has survived in the city’s historical center. Take a walk around the maze of ‘Anafiotika’, discover the unique view to the city in between narrow streets and enjoy your coffee at the cinematic stairway of Plaka, surrounded by Bougainvilleas. Take a journey in time along with sounds and images from timeless artistic hangouts and legendary Greek filming locations. You will also enjoy the super Instagrammable urban spots of Athens, where you can take funny selfies! While you explore Plaka Neighborhood, you can discover hidden local craftsmen and souvenir shops where you can redeem the gems you have earned during your self-guided tour. You can win discount vouchers at the coolest Greek design concept stores, where you can find unique local creations to take back home with you.

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What people are saying about Anafiotika

Overall rating

3.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Seamless experience. Thoroughly enjoyed myself wandering around quaint old-town Athens. Cats were not the only wonderful things spotted :) Recommend!

Athens is a beautiful city. This tour is really interesting and gives you a different point of view to get to know Athens. Excellent

Impressive! I thought I knew the place very well. Yet! I learned so many new things in a fun and cheerful way. I highly recommend

It was a great pleasure to listen the stories in this audio and to get to know more about Plaka.

great experience. i would recommend this tour to all cat lovers.