The Big Olive Grand Tour of Athens
Birthplace of drama, democracy and philosophy, Athens today is a maze of aesthetic anarchy filled with steel and concrete edifices and bustling thoroughfares. But past the busy main roads you will find a secret city of narrow alleyways, hidden courtyards and ancient buildings all of which are cobwebbed by time. Relish this cultural mishmash with this walking tour that explores the neighborhoods where Athens began and lives on.
In a nutshell
This tour spans 3,400 years of Athenian history, including: Greek and Roman ruins; medieval churches; stately neoclassical edifices; vibrant city squares, and colorful markets. Over the course of the walk, your guide aims to give a broad but comprehensive look at the city, explaining in detail how the city as a whole has been planned and built as well as the institutions, individuals, and visionaries who are a part of its long, compelling story.
Duration: 3 hours
Starting point: Evangelismos metro Station (exact meeting location provided upon booking)
Highlights: Presidential Palace, the Zappeion, Syntagma square, the University, the Commercial Triangle, Monastiraki square.
Language of delivery: English
- Private guidance by a Big Olive field expert
- All taxes, legal charges and processing fees.
Hotel pickup / drop-off (provided the hotel is in walking distance)
Meals, transfers and other personal expenses not mentioned above
Ratecard (The below rates are per group)
Small Group (1-6 persons) Average group (7-12 persons) Large group (13-20 persons)
280 € 320 € 340 €
- Rates vary according to group size and the duration of the walk.
- This walk is available for private bookings only and allows further customization/theme adaptation
- You can extend or reduce the duration of the walk (please contact us for a special quote based on your preferences).
- This is a city walk – please equip yourself with comfortable shoes, a hat and sun-block.
- This walk will not visit any archaeological sites.
“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.