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Athens Byzantine & multicultural past

history walk

Athens Byzantine & multicultural past

1 review
Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

Athens Byzantine & multicultural past

history walk

Athens Byzantine & multicultural past

1 review
Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We walk in Plaka, the oldest neighborhood in the world and in the historical center of Athens, meeting the multicultural past of the city. Actually, we walk in an open-air museum, in which the exhibits that we can find create an unbelievable variety of monuments, dated in several centuries. Medieval Byzantine Churches built in the 11th century, old mansions like the oldest surviving residence in the city, Ottoman mosques dated in the 17th century, a small Aegean island settlement inside the old neighborhood, secret colorful corners and ancient streets are some of our points of interest amongst others. During our walk we will learn about the topography of the historical center and its past, sometimes using old drawings, as well as we can have short photo workshops on the spot, for picturesque images on our mobile’s or camera’s sensors. The tour passes by the trendiest sites in the area for coffee and finger food for the locals, where after the tour you can have some relaxing moments and feel the beat of the city.

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Learn more about Babis

Babis

Hi, I am Babis and I am an author and a photographer and I deal with the defensive, traditional and neoclassical architecture and the environment for over 20 years. I was born and I live in Athens and it’s my great pleasure to introduce my city to visitors. I have written three books, the first one is a study for the Fortified Residences in the Peloponnese 15th- 19th century, the second is for lake Kerkini, one of the most important wetlands in Europe, and the third is “Monasteries in Greece, 15 centuries of Art and Architecture”, as well as many articles about architecture and travelling.

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Where you'll be

Medieval Byzantine Churches, old mansions, Ottoman mosques, a small Aegean island settlement inside the old neighborhood, secret colorful corners and ancient streets. We will learn about the topography of the historical center and its past, sometimes using old drawings, as well as we can have short photo workshops on the spot, for picturesque images. The tour passes by the trendiest sites in the area for coffee and finger food for the locals.

This experience is available starting April 04, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until Friday 3 April due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Basic physical condition. Not suitable for: people with mobility problems

More tips

The tour does not include transfer to meeting point, entrance fees in museums, transfer from the finish point and anything not mentioned. No archaeological sites visits.
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Athens Byzantine & multicultural past
1 review
From £28/person
1 review
From £28/person