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Philopappos Hill (Filopappou) Tours

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Philopappos Hill (Filopappou)
The Acropolis is Athens’ most famous hill, but one that can’t escape notice (especially as you climb up to the Parthenon) is the nearby Philopappos Hill (Filopappou). This forested hill was once called Mouseion Hill, or “Hill of the Muses,” but has been known as Philopappos Hill since a monument of the same name was built atop the hill in the year 116 C.E. The monument and tomb, the most noticeable part of the hill when viewed from anywhere else in Athens, was for the Roman consul and senator Gaius Julius Antiochus Epiphanes Philopappos. He was a powerful and respected man in Athens, having lived there for many years, and was a prominent theater sponsor. The monument is a partial ruin today, but you can still see aspects of Philopappos’ life carved into the stone.

Lower on Philopappos Hill, you can also visit what some say is the cell where Socrates was imprisoned in 399 C.E. before he was executed. Many others contend the cell was in the Ancient Agora, but that doesn’t stop city officials from labeling the caves on this hill as “Socrates’ Prison.”

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Access to Philopappou Hill is free, and there’s no admission fee to see the monument or the caves called Socrates’ Prison.
Address: Athens, Greece
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Greek Cooking Class in Athens Including Rooftop Dinner with Acropolis View

Greek Cooking Class in Athens Including Rooftop Dinner with Acropolis View

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Be taught how to make real Greek food and enjoy dinner with a view on this 3.5-hour cooking class in Athens. Head to a much-loved bakery in vibrant Monastiraki and learn how to make traditional Greek dishes, from tzatziki to spinach pie, with hands-on guidance from an experienced chef. Then, when the food is ready, head up to the roof to enjoy the fruits of your labor while you take in unbeatable views of the Acropolis of Athens, the UNESCO-listed jewel in Athens’ crown. This small-group tour is limited to just eight participants.
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  • 4 hours
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Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night

Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night

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Escape the daytime heat and see Athens’ ancient sights after the sun has gone down on this 2.5-hour electric bike tour. Meet your guide in the late evening, then hop aboard your easy-to-ride bike and zip around the city center. Cruise through atmospheric Plaka, or Athens Old Town, and see the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Acropolis of Athens and other historical landmarks illuminated against the night sky. This small-group tour is limited to just 11 participants.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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Hidden Athens Small Group Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens

Hidden Athens Small Group Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens

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Escape the well-trodden tourist track and discover a quieter side of Athens on this leisurely walking tour. With a local guide, explore the tucked-away areas around the slopes of the Acropolis and uncover their ancient and recent past. Stroll around the cobbled Plaka, Athens’ Old Town; and delve into Anafiotika, where the sugar-cube houses mirror a whitewashed Cyclades village. Discover the ancient sites of Mars Hill and Philopappou Hill, and savor a delicious Greek picnic and glass of wine as you gaze over Athens sprawled below.
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Athens Sunset Bike Tour

Athens Sunset Bike Tour

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Athens Morning Electric Bike Tour

Athens Morning Electric Bike Tour

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Hop on an e-bike for a leisurely morning cycle through the historical center of Athens. With the bike’s electric motor, you’ll save your energy for sightseeing on a route that takes in landmarks such as the UNESCO-listed Athens Acropolis, National Garden, Panathenaic Stadium, and more. Ample photo stops are included through the tour, and you’ll also get a break for a coffee or ice cream, depending on the season.
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Athens Sunset Electric Bike Tour

Athens Sunset Electric Bike Tour

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Join in our Athens Sunset Electric Bike Tour and enjoy the city under the beautiful sunset light! Discover the secrets of Athens in a modern and environmentally friendly way! Enjoy the comfort of a pedal assist e- bike, while you explore the beauties of Athens. Get ready to enjoy the sunset city vibes and see Athens turning into a picturesque paradise as all the highlights of the city center are lit by the gold, orange and pink sunset light. Enjoying local flavors is one of the highlights of our tour. During our 20 minute break, at a nice Greek cafe, you will be offered a cup of traditional Greek coffee or some delicious Greek ice cream. Throughout this time, you will also get the chance to mingle with the rest of the group.  
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Become a model and explore Athens' rich history

Become a model and explore Athens' rich history

We want you to travel through time back to the days when Athens was the pinnacle of civilization and capture wonderful photos with famous monuments in the background. We will also explore hidden locations and wander around the oldest parts of the city. Ancient history is present all around Athens and we would love to tell you some interesting facts and myths while walking. Since we are a couple (me and my girlfriend Julie), we can simultaneously take photos of you using both our camera and your mobile phone (for you to have them immidiately in order to post them on social media or send them to your friends/family).
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Athens Small-Group 2.5 Hour Electric Bicycle Tour

Athens Small-Group 2.5 Hour Electric Bicycle Tour

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See Athens’ essential sites by electric bike on a 2.5-hour, guided tour of the city with an experienced guide. Enjoy the flexibility to ride at your own pace, by pedaling your bike or just zipping along using the electric assist. Trace an all-star route from the Acropolis to the Panathenaic Stadium, a scenic park and historic churches and markets, and continue past the Ancient Theater, the Herodion and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Get a great overview and orientation of the city that’s as active, or relaxing, as you want.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Athens Sun Down Electric Bicycle Tour

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Experience the beauty of Athens in the cooler evening hours on a sundown tour by electric bike. Get a battery-powered boost to cruise through the city’s bustling streets, historic sites and surrounding hills for majestic viewpoints and a great dose of local culture. Cover much more ground than walking to make the most of your time, and visit many of the city’s most iconic attractions, including Monastiraki Square, the New Acropolis Museum, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Roman Market.
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Spend an evening like a local in Athens

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Experience the Acropolis area of Athens like a local, with a side order of Greek 'mezze' (snacks), wine, and music. This private walking tour takes you to the scenic hills near the Acropolis to discover their ancient myths and history. Cap it with a picnic of olives, cheese, and wine as you enjoy live Greek music and panoramic Acropolis views.
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Hidden Anafiotika and the Mythical Hills of Athens Walking Tour

Hidden Anafiotika and the Mythical Hills of Athens Walking Tour

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Explore central Athens on a walking tour focused on the neighborhood of Anafiotika and the city's hills. As you follow a guide along ancient pathways that lead to Mars Hill (Areopagus), Pnyx Hill, and Philopappos Hill, learn about the long history of the area and enjoy views of the city.
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Dance and dine the evening away in irrepressible Greek style on this 4hour dance class and dining experience in Athens. Learn to dance like a local at a fun-filled 1.5-hour lesson, with an expert instructor showing you the steps to popular Greek folk dances, including the ‘syrtaki.’ Discover each dance’s history as you learn, and then visit a traditional downtown taverna for a delicious 3-course Greek dinner. Feast on classic local dishes, enjoy the convivial atmosphere, and then take to the floor to show off your nifty, newly learned footwork.
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Highlights of Athens with New Acropolis Museum Walking Tour

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Visit the highlights of mythical Athens and benefit from in-depth explanations of the most important monuments of the historical city and the Acropolis on this comprehensive walking tour.
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Early Morning Athens Marketplace, Acropolis and Parthenon Tour with Pastry Shop Visit

Early Morning Athens Marketplace, Acropolis and Parthenon Tour with Pastry Shop Visit

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Get an early start in ancient Athens during this morning city tour offering minimal crowds and a variety of sensory delights. Wander the historic Varvakeios Market, observing the bustle of early-morning shoppers picking up their daily goods. Then ascend to the timeless Acropolis, listening to the sweet song of sunrise birdcalls as you admire this famous wonder. Cap off your “early riser” excursion with coffee and a cheese or spinach pie at a traditional pastry shop on Syntagma Square. A tour host, breakfast, and round-trip hotel transport are included.
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  • 3 hours
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Athens Instant Camera Photo tour

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Athens Mythological Tour: Boudoir of the Gods

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Athens Wooden Bike Tour with Greek Tapas

Athens Wooden Bike Tour with Greek Tapas

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  • 3 hours
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