Philosophy and Democracy tour of Athens

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  • 3 hr

In this tour, we: a. Will see many of the most important landmarks of ancient Athens b. Will provide an overview of the city’s ancient history and discuss about its greatest achievements such as Philosophy, Democracy, Sciences, Arts etc. c. Will examine some of the ancient philosophical theories under a new light due to surprising latest scientific discoveries d. Discuss the ancient Democracy compared to the modern e. Give you tips for sightseeings, museums, activities, food, night life and anything you want to know!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Athens Classic Tour

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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This is a place relatively unknown to tourists even though it is one of the most important landmarks. Kerameikos means “ceramic”. It was called like that because there were many ceramic workshops here. It was also the cemetery of Athens for many centuries. In this place many prominent Athenians whose name are famous, were buried here! This is also where Pericles pronounced his famous “Epitaph” speech for the first casualties of the Peloponnesian war where he praises the virtues of Democracy and the ways of the Athenians.

Duration: 15 minutes

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Take an easy pace walk in the Flea market of Athens

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hadrian's Library

Hadrian's Library was created by Roman Emperor Hadrian in AD 132 on the north side of the Acropolis of Athens.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Roman Agora

The Roman Agora at Athens is located to the north of the Acropolis and to the east of the Ancient Agora.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Tower of the Winds

The octagonal building called the Tower of the Winds was made by the astronomer Andronicus of Kyrristos, in the 1st century BC and served both as wind indicator but also a clock, so it was the “Big Ben” of Athens and also the meteorological station of the city. The clock was solar but in cloudy days there was also a hydraulic mechanism that produced a sound every hour! It’s considered the first meteo station.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Plaka

Plaka is a scenic neighborhood of Athens with small houses and narrow streets.

Stop At: Ancient Agora of Athens

This place was the heart of the city of Athens. Philosophers like Socrates, Plato, politicians like Solon, Themistocles, Pericles, Thoucidides,Sofoklis, Aristofanis,that consisted the “Dream Team” of Athens, prominent Athenians and simple citizens walked here and had discussions and debates for all matters.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pnyx

Pnyx Hill was the first parliament of the world. This place offers a great view to the area. It’s also free, just like the best things in life.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Philopappos Monument

Philopappos monument is a sign of vanity of a rich man. Apart form that the spot offers the best vistas

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Acropolis

Greece's greatest monument is now yours to visit and admire
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