09:15

Starting Point: Acropolis Metro Station

09:30 – 10:30

Visit to the archaeological area of the Acropolis, accompanied by a field expert – licensed archaeologist, in search of the little secrets of the rock: visual corrections, colors, damaged architectural elements and the stories behind these. Experience the Acropolis rock, the natural landscape that encouraged worship on the site, in a walk.

10:30 – 11:30

Visit to the Church of Aghios Dimirtrios Loumbardiaris, situated at the foot of Philopappou Hill, just across from the Acropolis of Athens. This little Byzantine Church was originally built in the 16th century and was restored in the 1950s by the influential architect and thinker Dimitris Pikionis, who also designed the pedestrian area between the Acropolis and Philopappou Hill.

11:30 – 13:00

Visit the Acropolis Museum, accompanied by a field expert – licensed archaeologist, to discover a different experience of the Acropolis monuments, through artifacts, sculptures, and architectural elements of the temples.

13:15 – 14:45

Indulge yourself to one of the best souvlaki in town. Located in the bustling Monastiraki, Thanasis is famous for its perfectly cooked, tender souvlaki on pitta with grilled tomato and onions, the must-eat dish during your stay in Greece.

14:45 – 17:30

Free time

17:30

Meet at Syntagma Square (opposite of Hotel Grande Bretagne)

17:30 – 18:30

Walk down Ermou Street (the street of Mercury). Hermes (Mercury), the god of commerce and protector of merchants, gave his name to the street where the heart of commercial Athens beats.

18:30 – 19:15

Liquor sampling at Brettos, a cozy blend of distillery and bar considered amongst the landmarks of the bustling Plaka district. Brettos, with more than 100 years of history, invites us to sample its home brands of ouzo, raki, and liqueur next to a stunning wall of colorful bottles and huge barrels.

19:15 – 20:15

Walk in Plaka, a neighborhood at the foot of the Acropolis preserving the feel of a 19th century town. Plaka, is the capital’s most historic and picturesque district with labyrinth alleys, quaint neoclassical houses, and a generous number of monuments and excavated ancient sites.

20:30 – 22:00

Discover the traditional Greek cuisine at Attikos Greek House, a restaurant next to Philopappou Hill that boasts spectacular views of the lit-up Acropolis. 

22:15

Ending Point: Acropolis Metro Station

* In the event of rain, the tour will still go head and alternative activities will be offered.

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