Athens Historical Tour-Acropolis Walk

Athens, Greece

Experience hosted by Fotios

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

We will meet up at Acropolis Metro station and then walk around the Acropolis area and stop by every major site. Those include:

- Handrianns Arch
- Olympion Temple
- St. Aikaterini (roman baths)
- Lisicratis monument (Plaka area)
- Dionysus theatre
- Acropolis museum
- Parthenon
- Odeon of Herodis Attikus
- Socrates prison (Philoappou hill)
- Areopagus (Ancient market overview)
- Roman market
- Monastiraki sq.

During those stops we will talk about the history of Athens, and Greece in general, about each of the monuments (when and why it was made, what made it important, who constructed it, etc) and you will listen to some of the myths of ancient gods and heroes!

The tour ends at Monastiraki sq. where you have access to metro and is in walking distance from Syntagma and other central areas of Athens (Plaka, Psiri, Thisseion)

During the tour you are free to ask any question regarding the places we visit, or information regarding you stay in Greece

Please note that this is a walking tour of the area and an introduction to the city, so we are not going to enter any of the sites listed.

From November to April the tour runs only on weekends. If you want to go on a weekday please contact me or ask through airbnb for a specific day
Other things to note
This is walking tour, so we are not going to enter any of the sites. The duration is about 2,5 hours. It is better to wear walking shoes and bring a bootle of water
We will meet up at Acropolis Metro station and then walk around the Acropolis area and stop by every major site. Those include:

- Handrianns Arch
- Olympion Temple
- St. Aikaterini (roman baths)
- Lisicratis monument (Plaka area)
- Dionysus theatre
- Acropolis museum
- Parthenon
- Odeon of Herodis Attikus
- Socrates prison (Philoappou hill)
- Areopagus (Ancient market overview)
- Roman…

Meet your host, Fotios

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Hello and thanks for checking my tour!

I am Fotis, an amature guide with great love about history and culture! I ve lived my whole life in Athens, and I have walked almost every street. So I wanted to know everything I could, and found information for all the major sites of my city!

Then I was introduced to the walking tours culture during my trips, and I thought it was a great way to introduce someone to your city. That was when I decided to take the task and create a walking tour about Athens, focusing on the Acropolis area, the part of the city that holds most of the archeological sites!

So I am proud to present the Athens Historical Tour - Acropolis Walk! I hope you will enjoy it!
Hello and thanks for checking my tour!

I am Fotis, an amature guide with great love about history and culture! I ve lived my whole life in Athens, and I have walked almost every street. So I wanted to know everything I could, and found information for all the major sites of my city!

Then I was introduced to the walking tours culture during my trips, and I thought it was a great way to introduce someone to your city. That was when I decided to take the task and create a walk…
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Where you'll be

During the tour we will stop near every major archeological site in the area. Two resting stops (Herodion and Philopappou hill) during which we will talk about the Parthenon, the philoshopher Socrates and the hero Thisues
We will also visit Areopagus hill with a great view to the ancient agora (market) and the city of Athens
Please note that this is a walking tour so we will not go inside of any of the sites listed.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 108 reviews.

Wendell
January 2020
Fotios ensured our adventure through the streets and sights of Athens was a wonderful experience! His knowledge of the culture and history of Athens (past AND present) is unmatched. At every historic location, he spoke in depth regarding the significance of the sight. He had answers to every question we asked. Fotios made us feel welcome. The tour felt personal. I believe his walking tour of Athens is a MUST for anyone looking to gain greater insight to this wonderful city.
Fotios ensured our adventure through the streets and sights of Athens was a wonderful experience! His knowledge of the culture and history of Athens (past AND present) is unmatche…
Disa
December 2019
Our guide was very knowledgeable on historical facts. He was able to answer every question and made time for photo stops, extra questions and little detours. He was very accommodating and gave many other suggestions and options for other activities as well.
Our guide was very knowledgeable on historical facts. He was able to answer every question and made time for photo stops, extra questions and little detours. He was very accommodat…
Peter
December 2019
Would recommend to friends and family. The host has studied the history along the tour route. Very knowledgeable and personable. Provided lots of great opportunities for photos as well as other local recommendations and suggestions.
Lanjuan
November 2019
Fotios is very knowledgeable about Greek history and mythology. We had a great time walking with him, enriched by the stories of the past. He also gives valuable information about the local community.
Alain
November 2019
Fotios was quite friendly, helpful, and insightful the entire time. He displays a pretty good knowledge of Greek history, mythology, and Athens as a city overall. Would recommend if you have the time and want good context of what you're seeing in the Acropolis.
Fotios was quite friendly, helpful, and insightful the entire time. He displays a pretty good knowledge of Greek history, mythology, and Athens as a city overall. Would recommend…
Rob
November 2019
Fotios is very insightful and passionate about Athens. Ask him questions about mythology or even about philosophers so you can enrich the experience. Highly recommended.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water

Walking shoes - avoid sandals and flip flops