The Big Olive Grand Tour of Athens


Birthplace of drama, democracy and philosophy, Athens today is a maze of aesthetic anarchy filled with concrete edifices and bustling thoroughfares. Yet still, a guided walk through its vibrant squares, colorful markets and meandering streets reveals a city full of secrets and surprises. Explore the major and less traveled landmarks of downtown Athens and hear anecdotal stories about visionaries who left their indelible mark on this new -old- capital.

This privately offered activity comes in different versions based on group size, duration. Conducted by a Big Olive history expert (MA or higher). Does not visit any archaeological sites.

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We have dreamed the world as resistant, mysterious, visible, ubiquitous in space and firm in time, but we have allowed slight, and eternal, bits of the irrational to form part of its architecture so as to know that it is false.” – Jorge Luis Borges, Avatars of the Tortoise.