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Classical Athens

Description

The classical period was an era of unprecedented political and cultural achievement. In this period, Athens reached its greatest political and cultural heights: the full development of the democratic governmental system under the Athenian statesman Pericles; the building of the Parthenon on the Acropolis; the creation of the tragedies of Sophocles, Aeschylus and Euripides; and the founding of the philosophical schools of Socrates and Plato.

Walk in a nutshell
Step back in time and gain a vivid insight into Athens’ classical past. In addition to the great monuments of classical Athens, you will also learn about all major aspects of daily life from food and sports to religion, education, and politics. You will see the houses people inhabited, admire the theatre where the masterpieces of ancient drama were first performed; learn about the architecture of the Parthenon; discover the ruins of the state prison where Socrates was executed; and visit the Athenian Agora, the heart of ancient Athens where political, judicial, commercial, cultural and religious activities all found a place together.

Venues
This walk visits the Acropolis with the Parthenon as its crown jewel, the Acropolis Museum and/or the archaeological site of the Ancient Agora,  and the nearby sites. This tour is performed by a state-licensed archaeologist.

 

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We turn aside to trace the footsteps left by ancient Time
Aeschylus, The Suppliant Maidens. 533.

Image Credit: Frederic Boissonnas, 1903

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Pricing & Bookings
This walk is currently only offered to private groups in English or in Greek, with the price on display being for the whole group (depending on its size). Kindly indicate the preferred date, starting time & participant number by filling the following form

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