WALKING TOUR of ATHENS : THE BYZANTINE ERA

 The Odeon theatre at Athens, GreeceDepartures: All year round

Duration: 1/2 day – Private Tour


If you are a lover of history, museums and Byzantine churches then this is the tour for you.
Your walking tour begins with a visit to the Byzantine Museum of Athens founded in 1914. The collections of the Byzantine Museum show the course of Greek art from the 4th to the 19th century. These works represent the artistic production of the Greek area, and other regions both central and peripheral of the Byzantine empire and subsequently of Hellenism on into post-Byzantine times.

Continue with a visit to the famous Benaki Museum which houses Greek works of art from the pre-historic to modern times.  An extensive collection of Byzntine art, the Benaki Museum hosts periodic exhibitions and maintains a state-of-the-art restoration and conservation workshop.

Later, walk back to Plaka and visit two of the most famous Byzantine churches in the city – the Church of Sotiria Of Lycodimos and Kottakis Church.  Your tour concludes in this most auspicious area of the city.

 

 

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