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FREE WALKING TOUR IN ATHENS

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FREE WALKING TOUR IN ATHENS

THE FREE WALKING TOUR OF ATHENS WILL START FROM THE OLD PALACE SQUARE,NOWADAYS CALLED SYNTAGMA SQUARE,WHERE WE WILL ADMIRE THE FORMER PALACE WHICH FROM 1929 HOUSES THE PARLIAMENT OF GREECE.JUST AT THE SLOPES OF THE MAIN BUILDING YOU CAN SEE THE  EVZONES AND THE MONUMENT OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER.CONTINUING OUR WALK TO THE FORMER KING’S GARDENS, THE NATIONAL GARDENS, THE CENTER’S LUNG OF OXYGEN TO THE ATHENIANS, WE WILL PASS FROM THE OLDEST CONFERENCE CENTER IN EUROPE, THE ZAPPEION CONFERENCE CENTER.

CLOSE TO IT WE WILL STOP TO THE PANATHINAIKO STADIUM, THE PLACE THAT THE POST WAR GAMES TOOK PLACE IN 1896, WHICH IS BUILT ON TOP OF AN ANCIENT STADIUM SINCE THE 4th BC.

NEXT TO IT, COMES THE COLOSSIAL TEMPLE OF ZEUS, A TEMPLE OF WHICH THE CONSTRUCTION TOOK ALMOST 7 CENTURIES AND FINALLY WE REACH THE BOUNDARIES OF ROMAN AND HELLENIC ATHENS, WHICH IS THE HADRIAN’S ARCH.

WALKING ACROSS THE AREA OF MAKRIGIANNI AND THE ANCIENT ROAD OF DIONISIOS AREOPAGITIS, WE WILL ADMIRE THE OLDEST GREEK THEATER OF DIONISOS (6th BC), THE UNIQUE SMALL CHURCH OF SAINT SOPHIA, THE ODEION OF HEROD ATTICUS AND THE ROAD TO PNYX, THE DEMOCRACY HILL OF ATHENS,SURROUNDED BY THE HILL OF MUSES AND THE NYMPHS, WITH THE MONUMENT OF FILOPAPOS ON ITS TOP.DECLINING THE HILL OF THE NYMPHS YOU WILL SEE THE ANCIENT PRISONS OF ATHENS, THE OBSERVATORY AND THE AREA OF THISSION. WE WILL SEE THE BEST PRESERVED MONUMENT OF THE TEMPLE OF IFESTOS OR THISSION, THE ANCIENT AGORA AND THE ARCADE OF ATTALOS, THE ROMAN AGORA AND THE AERIDES.

WE WILL START CLIMBING TOWARDS THE HILL OF ACROPOLIS PASSING FROM MARS HILL,WHERE WE WILL END UP OUR TOUR

WHAT’S INCLUDE

i. SYNTAGMA SQUARE AND MONUMENT OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER
ii. NATIONAL GARDENS AND NEW EXCAVATIONS
iii. ZAPPEION MEGARON CONFERENCE CENTER
iv. PANATHINAIKO STADIUM AND HILL OF ARDITTOS
v. TEMPLE OF ZEUS AND HADRIAN’S ARCH
vi. MAKRIGIANNI AREA AND ROAD OF DIONISIOS AREOPAGITIS
vii. THEATER OF DIONISOS
viii. ODEION OF HEROD ATTICUS
ix. PNYX,PHILOPPAPOS MONUMENT,HILL OF MUSES AND THE NYMPHS
x. ANCIENT PRISONS OF ATHENS AND OBSERVATORY
Xi. THISSION,ANCIENT AGORA,PLAKA AREA
xii. ROMAN AGORA AND AERIDES
xiii. MARS HILL AND ACROPOLIS


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