A tour led by Nota. Ancient Athens has a unique place in the history of western civilization, and it defines our image of ancient Greece. The city’s most sacred rock, the Acropolis, crowned by some of antiquity’s most famous buildings, is a place of history proper, of archaeology, extraordinary art, and myth. Its focal point, the enormous Parthenon – the temple of the goddess Athena, and the most iconic monument of ancient Greece – reflects Athens heyday and rich history: rocked by earthquakes, burst into flames, wounded by explosives, reshaped by man-made interventions, it still stands proud as the symbol of the city and the entire country, 2,500 years after its construction. Although it is not possible to go inside the Acropolis, this tour will bring the wonders of the sacred hill to life, help you engage with the timeless architecture of Classical Athens and offer you the most spectacular panoramic views of the entire area, of the Parthenon and of the landscapes that surround the Greek capital.
Our philosophy is to provide experiential tours and activities - live or virtual - that engage travelers in a unique and entertaining way. We are committed to sharing our “insider” knowledge and give our guests the opportunity to look below the surface and see Greece through our eyes, as we know and love it. Our ultimate objective is for our guests to have a fabulous time while discovering Greece’s history, culture and way of life. Meet our Guides: Nota, archaeologist and licensed tour guide from 2013. A wonderfully enthusiastic and inspiring professional guide, Nota has escorted many guests in Athens over the years and received high praise. Not only has she led numerous tours around Athens, she is internationally accomplished having led tours throughout mainland Greece and the Greek Islands, across the Aegean Sea including Asia Minor, as well as Istanbul, Ankara and Cappadocia. Born and bred in Athens, Nota has been travelling to Turkey for many years, captivated by its multicultural history and the warm local hospitality. With a degree in Archaeology and Art History and post-graduate studies in Byzantine Archaeology (at the École Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris), she is a specialist in Byzantine art, architecture and history. She has excavated and surveyed at a number of sites in Cappadocia and elsewhere in Turkey, and at sites in Greece, ranging from the island of Kos to central Athens. Alongside her academic studies, she has worked for a specialist Byzantine photo-library in Paris and for a number of cultural institutions. A native Greek-speaker, she is fluent in English and French (and is picking up Turkish too) and puts her language skills to use as a freelance translator and editor. Nota likes nothing better than exploring Greece’s ancient sites in good company and sharing her passion and knowledge of history, arts, culture and landscapes of Mediterranean with her guests. Sissy, archaeologist and licensed tour guide. As an archaeologist, Sissi has participated in a large number of excavations all over Greece, while she is currently finishing her PhD on ancient Greek sculpture, studying more specifically god Apollo and his family. She is deeply interested, and focuses on her tours in the ancient Greek religion, society structure, mythology and philosophy searching for the inner meanings of human existence, through an amazing journey in time.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Athens with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Athens. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
14 July 2021
Amazing tour with Nota, this is the second time I have done this tour, I learned so much watching it a second time. Nota is very educated guide and obviously puts in a lot of research. Heinrich accompanied Nota and his contributions were excellent too. Thanks both of you.
Leanne (Ontario, Canada) H.
14 July 2021
Amazing tour - very knowledgeable - learned a lot.
14 July 2021
Top notch tour and views of Athens and Acropolis highlighted by Nota's excellent deep knowledge and narrative skills.
13 July 2021
Remarkable premiere! As usual, friendly Nota Karamouna went far and beyond to deliver the tour with her proficiency, deep knowledge, passion, and good mood, and gave us "The Best View of the Acropolis and the Parthenon in Athens."
13 July 2021
Nota is a knowledgeable guide and the tour with her was an utterly valuable experience. The amount of information on Acropolis was so incredibly huge that I think I will have to participate in the tour one more time so I could process and remember more. I will do it eagerly because the way she imparts knowledge to us is absolutely intersting.