Secrets of Athens
This cultural walking tour is made to reveal a different side of Athens, not usually shown in tourist catalogues. It will be unique aspects of this vivid capital to attract your interest and let you become acquainted with secrets that you have never imagined they exist. You will see impressive historical buildings with rich decoration, museums where cultural heritage treasures are kept, historic squares, colorful buildings, food-market places with colors and aromas from different products, which all blended together and compose a scenery from the antiquity to modern face of Athens
10:00am Meet in front Grande Bretagne hotel (Syntagma Square) from where our walk tour in the city center starts.
First stop at the Numismatic Museum, located in a neoclassical building of 1881, a work of Ernest Chiller, to house the famous archaeologist H. Schliemann. At this place you can see the history and the exhibition of coins from the 6th to the 20th century in Greece.
Next stop at the National Library, housed in a beautiful neoclassical building that stores the national written treasures of Greece. Donated by Vagliano Bros, the library was designed by Theophil Hansen and built under the supervision of Ernest Chiller.
At Kotzia Square you will see the Town Hall, the beautiful neoclassic buildings of the National Bank of Greece and part of the ancient city walls which came to light upon Banks’ lately scheduled renovation.
No wonder what, our visit to the spectacular Central Market where locals go for daily food shopping. Here the fresh meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, fruits and spices blended with colors and aromas for stimulating your senses.
Later on, heading towards Monastiraki Square, named after the church of Virgin Mary, you see the Ottoman Mosque of 1759 and explore Pandrosou street, the open air colorful bazaar that takes place daily.
Before our tour comes to end, you will visit Aghia Irini Square, a must see popular place, where you will enjoy a glass of premium local wine.
- Visits as per detailed itinerary
- Entrance tickets for the Athens Numismatic Museum
- A glass of wine at Aghia Irini square
- Α Geo‐Routes Tour Director
- Geo Routes information material
- Liability Insurance
3 hours cultural walking tour
Daily on request – excluding Sundays
(bookings close 72 hours prior to departure)
- In front of Grande Bretagne Hotel - Syntagma
- Athens Numismatic Museum
- National Library
- Town Hall Square
- Central Market
- Pandrosou street
- Aghia Irini Square
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