The Religious Tour
Travelers have been making spiritual journeys to religious sites for centuries. On this walk we follow the footsteps of pilgrims and spiritual leaders as we explore the great religious changes that took place in Athens, from the establishment of the first Jewish community to the introduction of Christianity by Saint Paul and the Muslim conquest of the Christian lands.
Walk in a nutshell
Visit the historic lands of the three Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) on a fascinating walk while seeing the beauty, art, and architecture of places of worship and religious importance. The walk begins at the Jewish synagogues and the Holocaust Memorial and continues to various Byzantine churches, Ottoman mosques, the site of a vanished Capuchin convent, and ends at the First Evangelical Church of Athens.
Walk duration: approx. 3 hours
Difficulty level: Easy
Meeting point: Metro station “Thisseion”, street Asomaton square (exact location here)
€40 for adults
€30 for students with valid ID and seniors over 65 yo
How to book
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Minimum participation requirement
This tour requires a critical mass to run. In the case that the minimum participation has not been reached, a member of our team will contact you to provide alternatives and/or an option to cancel. Your credit card will not be charged if the tour doesn’t go ahead.
Walk design credits
This walk was curated exclusively for Big Olive by Nicolas Nicolaides, a PhD candidate in South European history at the University of Athens
“Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee
and I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me.”
– Robert Frost.
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Pricing & Bookings
This themed 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