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Tour overview

Hills of Athens walking tour, is the only tour in Athens designed for people who like to actively explore a new city. In 3-4 hours of easy walking/hiking, you will view most of the important sites of classical, roman and modern Athens!

Admire superb views of Athens, while learning all about its history!

At 09.00 am we will meet at the entrance of Evangelismos Metro Station. Our guide will be holding a Trekking Hellas sign.

We will climb up to Lykavittos. A Cretaceous limestone hill that offers stunning views of Athens! We will then pass by the bustling Kolonaki square, where Athenians enjoy their coffee and drinks. We will walk by the city’s most important sites. The Presidential Mansion, the National Gardens, the temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s arch, the Odeon of Herodus Atticus and the Acropolis museum.

Just below the Acropolis is the hill of the Areopagus. It is also known as the “Hill of Mars”, here the Council of Nobles and the Judicial Court met while under the aristocratic rule of ancient Athens. We will see the prison of Socrates! Next is Filopappou Hillm or Hill of the Muses, from where the shell that destroyed the roof of the Parthenon was fired. Our exploration continues to the nineteenth – century Observatory and the Hill of Pnyx. The meeting place of the democratic assembly in Classical Athens. Last stop is the 103 meters high Hill of the Nymphs, the site of a shrine dedicated to the nymphs in antiquity.

Hills of Athens walking tour details:

  • Meeting time: 09.00 am & 17.00 pm
  • Meeting point: Evangelismos Metro Station
  • Finishing point: Thisio Metro Station
  • Distance:  7,4Km / 4,6 Miles

If you are interested in active and cultural explorations check out our Athens Sea Kayak tour or our hiking tour in Mt.Parnitha national park.

Activities

Tour Summary

Duration

3 hours

Period of Operation: Every day
Price: 

  • 30€/pp for 5-6 participants
  • 40€/pp for 2-4 participants

Tour Details

Tour inclusions
  • English speaking Trekking Hellas tour guide
  • A variety of  refreshing and energizing treats throughout the walk
  • Photos of the tour
Tour exclusions
  • Transfer to meeting point and from finishing point
  • Professional Licensed Guide during the tour
  • Entrance fees to any archaeological sites and museums

FAQ

Every day  throughout the year

Meeting Point: Evangelismos Metro Station  – Google Maps Point – Click Here

Time: Morning tour 09.00 am / Sunset Tour: 17.00 pm

What to take: Photo camera and water.

What to wear: Light clothes, hat, glasses and shoes that are not slippery

Need to have: appetite for walking, and imagination, your own personal water bottle.

As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.

Nonsuitable for: people with heart or mobility problems

Itinerary

At 09.00 am you will meet your Trekking Hellas guide at the entrance of Evangelismos Metro Station. Your guide holding a Trekking Hellas sign will be waiting for you there.

Starting from a climb up to Lykavittos a Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens enjoy the stunning view of Athens city sprawled in front of you in all directions! We then pass through the famous and trendy Kolonaki square where local Athenians enjoy their coffee and drinks. To get to our next hill we will pass through the towns most important sites such as the Presidential Mansion, the National Gardens, the temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s arch, the Odeon of Herodus Atticus and the Acropolis museum.  Below the entrance of the Acropolis, walk towards the hill of the Areopagus.  This is also known as the “Hill of Mars” that was the site of the Council of Nobles and the Judicial Court under the aristocratic rule of ancient Athens, we will have the chance to see the prison of Socrates before we continue to Filopappou Hill, also known as the Hill of the Muses, from where the shell that destroyed the roof of the Parthenon was fired. Our exploration continues to the nineteenth- century Observatory, the Hill of Pnyx, an area used in Classical Athens as the meeting place for the democratic assembly and the 103 meters high Hill of the Nymphs, the site of a shrine dedicated to the nymphs in ancient times.

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