Athens City Tour: The city of myths

From: 9,99 per person

  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English, Ελληνικά, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano
    For both audio and stories included
Athens City Tour: The city of myths

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Overview

  • 2h 20min
  • 68 stories
  • 7.2km distance
  • 20 stops

A town chosen by goddess Athena as her own must be quite the place. The Athenians believed they were born from the soil and never changed their place of habitation. The countless layers of history you discover as you walk downtown prove them right. Explore Athens with a self-guided city walking tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert and lose yourself in the beauty of its stories.

Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the long and fascinating history of Athens. Start your tour from Syntagma square, one of the landmarks of the city, and then continue to explore the best sites of the city, feeling like a local. This is an unmissable opportunity to experience Athens at your own pace and find out the hidden corners of it  with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

 * Ticket/entrance fee to the museums or other sites is not included.

 

Cover photo by Jim Niakaris on Unsplash

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The first constitution

Syntagma Square is an emblematic space for staging democratic demands. It was renamed after the 3 September 1843 Revolution that demanded the replacement of absolute monarchy with constitutional monarchy through a written constitution. The immediate cause of the revolt was the frustration felt by the leek War of Independence leaders at their exclusion from the government and the excessive influence of Bavarian officials. On the night of 3 September 1843, Colonel Dimitrios Kallergis (Commander of the Athens cavalry) gathered his men from their barracks and headed toward the palace. There they shouted, “Long live the Constitution” beneath the king's windows. King Otto yielded to their demands the following day and granted the first constitution of Greece. Ever since, Syntagma Square has become the focal point for mass public demonstrations, celebrations, and political rallies.

Leonidas Argyros

A grumpy man with a PhD. He is fascinated by words; when he sees them forming beautiful sentences he feels like an apprentice wizard who just produced fancy potions out of cauldrons full of frog legs and tears of bats. In his spare time he roams about town or watches anything produced and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, an inexhaustible source of similes. In Canada, he learned to love the cold, but he is much happier working in Athens.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English or Greek
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps)
  • Link to activate and access your audio tour 

Exclusions

  • Entrance fee to the museums and monuments
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation

Mandatory items

Charged smartphone, headphones, comfortable shoes, (hat & sunscreen during summer)
  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

The location

Address

Syntagma Square

Starting point

Stadiou 13, Athina 105 61

Areas

  • Syntagma Square
  • Old Royal Palace/Parliament House
  • Numismatic Museum of Athens
  • Athenian Trilogy
  • Klafthmonos Square
  • Omonoia Square
  • Kotzia Square
  • Athens Central Market
  • Monastiraki
  • Hadrian’s Library
  • Ancient Agora of Athens
  • Sanctuary of Pan
  • Odeon

Important information

Opening hours

24/7

Recommended visiting hours

It is recommended to have the tour before sunset

Additional admission

The entrance ticket for museums and archaeological sites is not included

Know before you book

  • Please consider that admission fees for the museums, archaeological sites, and monuments are not included. 
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (accessible through our app)
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • You will receive an email from the local supplier with important audio instructions. on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB) 
  • Please keep in mind that it is a walking city tour and for that reason it is wheelchair accessible. 

Know before you go

  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download the audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to avoid connectivity issues and enjoy it offline
  • Admission fees are not included in this product
  • The audio tour can be used repeatedly both online and offline
  • Ensure you have a fully charged device and earphones/headphones
  • Please wear sunscreen and a hat during the hot summer months 

Contributors and Bibliography

Contributors

 

Clio Muse

 

Image Credits:

Stop 1: © dronepicr / Wikimedia Commons 

Stop 2: © Ntaltagianni Christina private collection

Stop 3: © C Messier/ Wikimedia Commons 

Stop 4: © Thomas Wolf  / Wikimedia Commons

Stop 5: © Barcex / Wikimedia Commons

Stop 6: © Ntaltagianni Christina private collection

Stop 7: © Barcex / Wikimedia Commons

Stop 8: © C messier / Wikimedia Commons

Stop 9: © Barcex / Wikimedia Commons

Stop 10: © Jeanhousen / Wikimedia Commons

Stop 11: © Ntaltagianni Christina private collection

Stop 12: © George E. Koronaios / Wikimedia Commons

Stop 13: © Jebulon / Wikimedia Commons

Stop 14: © Ntaltagianni Christina private collection

Stop 15: © Andreas Trepte / Wikimedia Commons

Stop 16: © George E. Koronaios / Wikimedia Commons 

Stop 17: © Joanbanjo / Wikimedia Commons 

Stop 18: © C messier / Wikimedia Commons

Stop 19: © Ntaltagianni Christina private collection

Stop 20: ©Reinhard Dietrich / Wikimedia Commons 

 

Download the app

To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

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