A fascinating Athens self-guided audio walking tour in Parthenon with credible & original stories written by top local professionals. Enjoy it instantly on your smartphone device.
Parthenon through the years invites you on a journey through space and time, and captivates you with the wealth of stories about Phidias, Pericles, Evliya Çelebi, Morosini, Lord Elgin, and King Otto. Each and every one of them defined how we see the temple and left their mark on the building’s stones and sculptures.
The Parthenon is endowed with architectural and sculptural wonders that impress the visitor; but nothing can compare to the fascinating stories associated with the temple and the people who built it, used it, and abused it. This tour presents the Parthenon through a tour of downtown Athens and offers a comprehensive storyline of its turbulent past.
Marvel at the never-fading beauty of the immortal gods of Mount Olympus who serenely observe you (and the ancient Athenians) from the frieze at the Acropolis Museum. Look up towards the Parthenon and remember the wonder felt by the Muslim traveler who saw before him the most magnificent mosque in the world. Stand on the top of Philopappos Hill and imagine the noise and smoke from the Venetian cannons that blew up the Parthenon. Stroll through Monastiraki and ponder whether the clock donated to the Athenians by Lord Elgin and erected in the middle of Hadrian’s Library was an adequate compensation for the brutal removal of the Parthenon marbles. Finally, enjoy the view of the Acropolis from the Greek Parliament and feel the excitement of the first king of Greece, Otto, as he surveyed the Parthenon daily from his palace.
15 Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athens (Metro station Acropolis)
Acropolis Museum, Philopappos Ηill, Monastiraki Square, Hellenic Parliament
Acropolis Museum: Mon. 8.00-16.00, Tue.-Sun. 8.00-20.00, Fri. 8.00-22.00 | Acropolis: Mon. – Sun. 8.00-20.00
Acropolis Museum: 5€ General | Acropolis: 20€ General