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Philosophy and Democracy tour of Athens

In this tour, we:

a. Will see many of the most important landmarks of ancient Athens and give you tips for sightseeings, activities, food, night life etc.

b. Will provide an overview of the city’s ancient history and discuss about its greatest achievements such as Philosophy, Democracy, Sciences, Art etc.

c. Will examine some of the ancient philosophical theories under a new light due to surprising latest scientific discoveries

d. Discuss the ancient Democracy compared to the modern

per adult from

$24

AUD

Duration

2 hours 45 minutes

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  • What's included :
    • Gratuities
    What's excluded :
    • Admissions to sites
    • Entry/Admission - Kerameikos Cemetery
    • Entry/Admission - Hadrian's Library
    • Entry/Admission - Roman Agora
    • Entry/Admission - Tower of the Winds
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Agora of Athens
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Kerameikos Cemetery, Ermou 148, Athens 105 53 Greece

    This is a place relatively unknown to tourists even though it is one of the most important landmarks. Kerameikos means “ceramic”. It was called like that because there were many ceramic workshops here. It was also the cemetery of Athens for many centuries. In this place many prominent Athenians whose name are famous, were buried here! This is also where Pericles pronounced his famous “Epitaph” speech for the first casualties of the Peloponnesian war where he praises the virtues of Democracy and the ways of the Athenians.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Monastiraki Flea Market, Ifestou 2, Athina 105 55, Greece

    Take an easy pace walk in the Flea market of Athens

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Hadrian's Library, Areos 3, Athens 105 55 Greece

    Hadrian's Library was created by Roman Emperor Hadrian in AD 132 on the north side of the Acropolis of Athens.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Roman Agora, Polignotou 3, Athens 105 55 Greece

    The Roman Agora at Athens is located to the north of the Acropolis and to the east of the Ancient Agora.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Tower of the Winds, Aiolou, Athina 105 55, Grecia, Athens 10555 Greece

    The octagonal building called the Tower of the Winds was made by the astronomer Andronicus of Kyrristos, in the 1st century BC and served both as wind indicator but also a clock, so it was the “Big Ben” of Athens and also the meteorological station of the city. The clock was solar but in cloudy days there was also a hydraulic mechanism that produced a sound every hour! It’s considered the first meteo station.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient Agora of Athens, Adrianou 24, Athens 105 55 Greece

    This place was the heart of the city of Athens. Philosophers like Socrates, Plato, politicians like Solon, Themistocles, Pericles, Thoucidides,Sofoklis, Aristofanis,that consisted the “Dream Team” of Athens, prominent Athenians and simple citizens walked here and had discussions and debates for all matters.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Pnyx, Philopappos Hill, Athens Greece

    Pnyx Hill was the first parliament of the world. This place offers a great view to the area. It’s also free, just like the best things in life.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Plaka, Athens 10556 Greece

    Plaka is a scenic neighborhood of Athens with small houses and narrow streets.

    Pass By: Panathenaic Stadium, Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue opposite the statue of Myron Discobolus, Athens 116 35 Greece

    The stadium were the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.

  • Departure Point :
    ΘΗΣΕΙΟ ΠΛ.1, Athens 118 51, Greece
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hadrian's Arch, Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 50, Athina 105 58, Greece
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Free Tours Athens

Activity ID: V-165642P1

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