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Athens - Athens, on the Foothill of the Acropolis

Athens, on the Foothill of the Acropolis

(173 reviews)
Athens , Athens, Greece
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Join Sissi, an archaeologist, and expert licensed guide, on a tour to the heart of Athens, strolling right on the foothill of the Acropolis rock. Sissi will walk on the beautiful, iconic Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian street, surrounding the city's most impressive landmark, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the sacred rock of the Acropolis. During this walk, you will enjoy the historic city center's relaxed ambiance and green setting while listening to Sissis's storytelling. She will reveal stories and myths about the ancient Greek gods and their fight for the city of Athens' patronage and historical facts about this area bringing to life the history of thousands of years. You will pass by the Ancient Theatre of Dionysus, and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a must-see attraction in Athens that has hosted legendary performances by Frank Sinatra, Maria Callas, and Luciano Pavarotti. You will also enjoy views of the monumental entrance of the Acropolis, the Propylaea, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Your walk will conclude at Mars Hill, where you will enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Ancient Agora and the whole of the city of Athens.


Meet your local guide

Sissi

Sissy is an archaeologist and licensed tour guide. As an archaeologist, she 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 the human existence, through an amazing journey in time.

Sissi has been guiding since Jan 2015


What to expect

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 guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide 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 guide 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.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

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.


Reviews from travellers

Eileen C.

14 April 2021

Very enjoyable experience with Sissi - a very knowledgeable guide. Experienced some scenes that were missed on an actual tour.

Mary C.

14 April 2021

Very good history & presentation

Judith G.

14 April 2021

Loved Sissi's tour! She was worried about the connection because someone was having trouble but the sound and visuals were great throughout. Very beautiful tour and very interesting and informative. Thank you, Sissi! We wish we were in Athens!! :)

Jeanette F.

14 April 2021

Couldn't really make out very well - but good information.

pat m.

14 April 2021

Super !!!


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