Tour of Athens' First Cemetery with an Art Historian

landmark in Greece
what to do in Athens
view from the Arditos Hill
Athens cemetery tour
coffee shop in Mets neighborhood
Greek sculptures
First Cemetery of Athens
Panathenaic Stadium
landmark in Greece
what to do in Athens
view from the Arditos Hill
Athens cemetery tour
coffee shop in Mets neighborhood
Greek sculptures
First Cemetery of Athens
Panathenaic Stadium

Tour of Athens' First Cemetery with an Art Historian

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If you’re looking for quirky things to do in Athens, this tour is for you! This guided walking tour in Athens’ first cemetery with an art historian is a time-travel to old Athens with narrations from the city’s rich past.

Visiting Places: First Cemetery, coffee shop, Arditos Hill, Panathenaic Stadium.
Duration: 3 hours

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WHY WE LOVE IT

Ideal for second time visitors in Athens with an interest in 19th-century history, art and culture this walking tour in Athens is one of the most quirky things to do and out of the beaten path. 

Activity Description

The First Cemetery, which opened in the 19th century, is the final resting place for a number of Greek luminaries. Experts from the artistic field (artists, poets and actors), to politics (politicians and former prime ministers) were laid to rest in this Athens landmark.

Your tour begins with a quick stroll to the First Cemetery of Athens, one of Athens' landmarks off-the-beaten path. Art and history enthusiasts will admire the sculptural gravestones, guided by their art historian guide as they recount the place's backstory.

Following the tour you will walk to one of the most charming districts of Athens, the historic Mets neighborhood, for a coffee break. Then you will continue your walking tour to Arditos Hill to admire the fascinating Panathenaic Stadium from above; an incredible spot away from the crowds visiting the marble stadium of Kalimarmaron.  

Special Features

  • Visit a quirky Athens landmark with an art historian
  • Learn about Athens modern history while strolling this open-air sculpture gallery.
  • Ideal for art and culture enthusiast who will witness abundance of gorgeous carvings and ornamental gravestones.

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start time : Upon request here

Duration: 3 hours

Spoken Language: English, Greek 

Meeting Point: Syntagma Square in front of the fountain.

Group Size: Shared groups of min of 2, max 10 participants. 

Pace: Moderate amount of walking is involved. Not suitable for persons with walking disability.

Included: Bottled water, professional art historian guide.

Excluded: Food, drinks and gratuities (optional).

Note: The tour operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately. Wear comfortable shoes, clothes and put your sunblock on. Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or wheelchair user.

Cancellation Policy

Up to 14 days before a booked experience is due to take place you can cancel your booking and we will refund 80% of the initial payment made, taking 20% as a cancelation fee. If you cancel your booking within 14 days of the experience date or if you don’t show up at all, you are not eligible for a refund.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
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