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Hans Christian Andersen walk in Athens

Hans Christian Andersen walk in Athens

Duration:2 hours total
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Leonidas is a Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies of Memorial University of Newfoundland and holds a PhD in Maritime History from Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada. He has a Master’s Degree from the University of Greenwich in Maritime History and a Bachelor’s degree in History and Archaeology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His areas of interest and…
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What we’ll do

The eye of a visitor is often keen and penetrating, able to detect what is best and most beautiful, as well as absurd and bizarre. In the 1840s, as Athens expanded rapidly to become the “Paris of the East”, Hans Christian Andersen arrived in Thiseio and began exploring a city enveloped in myths and classical stories. His ultimate goal was to meet the king and queen, a social event that became a…

What else you should know

No special preparation is required to participate in this experience. Depending on the weather and personal preferences, guests should dress comfortably and bring with them sunglasses, hats, sunscreen

What to bring

Depending on the weather and personal preferences, guests should dress comfortably and bring with them sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, umbrella (if it's raining), bottled water.

Where you'll be

The tour begins in Thiseio, the traditional point of entry in Athens. Conveniently served by the Athens Metro, it is located near Kerameikos, the ancient cemetery of classical Athens. We will cross Monastiraki, a neighbourhood full of inviting cafes and second-hand stores that sit on the edge of the ancient Agora, favourite haunt of Socrates and Perikles.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 15 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

No special preparation is required to participate in this experience. Depending on the weather and personal preferences, guests should dress comfortably and bring with them sunglasses, hats, sunscreen

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Hans Christian Andersen walk in Athens
New experience
From £39/person
New experience
From £39/person