Athens - Classical Athens and its Golden Age – An experiment in culture

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Classical Athens and its Golden Age – An experiment in culture

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(101 reviews)
Athens, Historical center, Athens, Greece
45 mins

About the tour

A tour led by Nota. 2,500 years ago, ancient Athens did not only grow to be the biggest city in the Greek world, but also, to be by far the most complex Greek city, in many respects: politically, socially and culturally too. On this tour, we will stroll around the heart of ancient Athens, between the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora, to explore the city’s extraordinary history and development during the 5th century BCE – from Athens darkest hour to its glorious rebirth during the Persian wars and then to its heyday, an era often labeled as a “Golden Age” (450-400 BCE). Contemplating what was achieved, begun or defined, in Classical Athens in fields like art, architecture, drama, history, philosophy, politics and so on, this tour aims to reveal a panorama of Athens at the center of Greek civilization.

Meet Athens Insiders

Athens Insiders

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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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

Tony T.

20 May 2021

I am a great fan of history and of Nota's tours. She is an excellent, knowledgeable and very competent guide and such a charm person. I will certainly try to find Nota when visit Athens again. I feel very sorry for those that they tried to destroy her narrative (unsuccessfully!) and for those that they just jump in the wrong tour for them. Bravo Nota. Very very much appreciated.

Anthia V.

20 May 2021

An amazing tour once more, love the fact that even if the tour is the same, Nota has always different, fascinating stories to tell.

Mandy O.

20 May 2021

Excellent tour with Nota. She is a very good guide. Pity about the trolls but Nota dealt with them very well and Heygo intervened quickly.

Renee N.

20 May 2021

She has so much knowledge of the history and fit better to conduct classroom lecture rather than a walking tour guide. She used a lot of pictures and talked abt those pics at length. I will not join her future tours. She needs to be trained as a walking tour guide.

Garima S.

20 May 2021

Nota is amazing, very knowledgeable, with tonnes of interesting stories to share and so grounded even in the face of online trolls, hats off to her! Every tour is different and engaging, and I really look forward to more!

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