WALKING TOUR OF ATHENS : GLORY OF MUSEUMS

Parthenon temple on the Acropolis of Athens,GreeceDepartures: All year round

Duration: 1/2 day -Private tour


Start at Keramikos, the city’s ancient cemetery. See the Old City Walls including Dipylon Gate and the Sacred Gate.  These Gates are still used for major religious festivals today.

Continue to the Ancient Agora which was the political and cultural centre of the Athenian city-state, where philosophy and democracy were born and flourished.

Visit the 19th century Observatory and the Hill of Pnyx, important meeting points for democratic assemblies and philosophical dialogue in the classical period.  Continue onto Filopappou Hill, also known as the Hill of the Muses, from where the shell that destroyed the roof of the Parthenon was fired.

The tour ends with a visit to the Benaki Museum’s collection of Islamic art which ranks among the most important in the world. Housed in the complex of listed buildings located in the historic centre of Athens near the ancient cemetery of Kerameikos, it consists of objects from India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, the Middle East, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa, Sicily and Spain.

 

 

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