General

Duration:
Half Day (4 hours) every Tuesday
Destinations: Athens

Is it possible for Athens, the city that is identified with the values of classical antiquity, to still bear the living remnants of the Ottoman rule? Uncover the complex links between the Ottoman Empire and the city of Athens on this fascinating walking tour around the Greek capital. A journey from Monastiraki Square to the Plaka neighborhood, visiting important sites as you learn historical anecdotes from your expert guide.

Greek history is inextricably linked with that of the Ottoman Empire. In ancient times Greeks and Persians competed for territory, wealth and glory. The competition between them has given world history legendary battles such as the Battle of Thermopylae and the Battle of Salamis, while the men who pioneered in these epic wars have become symbols of bravery and discernment -Themistocles, Miltiades, Leonidas.

Uncover the complex links between the Ottoman Empire and the city of Athens on this fascinating walking tour around the Greek capital. A Journey from Monastiraki Square to the Plaka neighborhood, visiting important sites as you learn historical anecdotes from your expert guide. Begin your tour by meeting your guide at Monastiraki Square, centrally located within a bustling neighborhood featuring clothing boutiques, souvenir shops, and specialty stores. Listen to stories about the powerful Ottoman Empire and find out what life was like for Greeks from the 15th to early 19th century when they were under the empire’s control.

This walking tour allows you to stop at a variety of locations that have borne witness to the centuries of Ottoman rule like the Gate of Madrasa, home of a former Islamic school, and the Horologion of Kyrrhestos, also known as the Tower of the Winds. As you visit mosques, churches, and houses dating back to the years of the Ottoman Empire, you realize that this city has more to offer than just Classical Greek antiquities.

Is it possible for Athens, the city that is identified with the values of classical antiquity, to still bear the living remnants of the Ottoman rule? Discover this and much more, on a walk that will tell you that history has continuousness and is still alive as long as you know where to look for it…

What is included

4-hour morning walk with a licensed local guide
An authentic Greek coffee or beverage and a loukoumi (small sweet) in a traditional place downtown
All taxes

Not included:

Personal expenses
Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts

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Regular Day Tour Price Per Adult

60 EUR

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