Planning a trip to Greece? Make Athens your first stop. With a recorded history spanning over 3400 years, it is one of the world’s oldest cities and can be a great way for you to soak in the socio-cultural ecstasy the country offers.
Like many of our featured bloggers have suggested, one of the best ways to experience new places and indulge in green travel is by foot. And Athens, thriving with a richness of history and mythology at every corner of the city, is best explored walking.
A group that’s come together to help you do exactly that is the New Athens Free Tour. Offering a daily free Athens walking tour, this takes you through the city that became the cornerstone of western civilization. You may find your self walking in the footsteps of Socrates and Plato, as the team helps you relive the golden age of Greece. They take you through the history and mythology of the city. Amongst the attractions is a stroll through the picturesque old town of Plaka, pass by the Acropolis besides ancient theaters and stadiums.
When: Everyday beginning 10.20 am
Where: Monastiraki square
Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours
Price: Free to join. All tours operate on a voluntary “Pay-What-It’s-Worth” basis.
We chatted briefly with the organizers to know more about these tours
An orientation of the city of Athens including the most important historic sites with an explanation and brief history of each. We also provide our walkers with tips on how to beat the queues across local attractions and some of the best travel advice to live the city. It could be recommendations around the best places to enjoy local nightlife, eateries to experience authentic Greek cuisine and so on. Ultimately we promise a fun day out with a chance to meet people from all over the world.
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There is a huge coffee culture in Greece. Food and coffee are a great way to socialize too.
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The Acropolis of Athens
The New Acropolis Museum
Souvlaki or Greek kebabs