Explore daily life, politics and philosophy in Ancient Athens
A tour designed especially for those who wish to delve into public life and private practices in Ancient Athens. Explore the Hill of Pnyka and the Ancient Greek Agora, where Democracy was born and perfected, and stroll along the paths where Socrates once taught about the meaning of life, virtue and personal responsibility.
Discover the places where Pericles once delivered his famous speeches and admire the melancholic and gracious faces of the ancient Athenians, carved for eternity on the grave marks of Kerameikos. The tour focuses on the aspects of public and private life in Ancient Athens, which forged the uniqueness of its people and turned the city into the political and cultural hub of the Ancient World.
Our walk in the Ancient Greek Agora, the Cemetery of Kerameikos and the Hill of Pnyka will help us discover everyday life, rites and rituals in Ancient Athens, while acquainting ourselves with the places where Democracy and Philosophy blossomed.
The tour starts with a visit in the archaeological site of the Ancient Greek Agora, the political, administrative and commercial centre of Ancient Athens, where guests can view, among other monuments, the Temple of Hephaestus, the ruins of the Agrippa Odeon and the rebuilt Attalos Stoa, which hosts the splendid Museum collection of the Agora.
Our visit will provide the occasion to talk about ancient Greek Philosophy, while our walk among the ruins will allow us to discuss about the origins and the institutions of ancient Athenian Democracy.
The tour will continue with a visit in the Kerameikos Cemetery, viewing the elegant grave marks of the prominent ancient Athenians, the exquisite Museum collection of the site, the "Demosion Sema", and the ancient walls of the city, while discussing about ancient rituals and the perception of Death in Ancient Athens.
The walk will end on the Hill of Pnyka, the meeting place of the Athenian Democratic Assembly, where we can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Acropolis.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Entrance of the Monastiraki Metro Station (Monastiraki Square), OR your hotel lobby, in case your hotel is located in the city centre.
End location: Entrance of the Monastiraki Metro Station (Monastiraki Square), OR your hotel lobby, in case your hotel is located in the city centre.
Duration: 4 hours
Walking sightseeing tour
My services as your private tour guide, licensed by the Greek Ministry of Tourism.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
16 Euros - €8 for the Ancient Greek Agora (free entrance for visitors under the age of 18), €8 for the Ancient Cemetery of Kerameikos (free entrance for visitors under the age of 18)
-Entrance tickets to the archaeological sites
-Coffee or beverages
-Any personal purchases or souvenirs
I am not a driver guide, but I can arrange transportation upon request.