For centuries of years, Athens was part of the Byzantine and then Ottoman Empire. Although the medieval period is long gone, Byzantine and Ottoman heritage is still visible. Join us to this amazing 2 and a half hours walking tour, travel back in the time of Emperors, Sultans, harems and bazaars, discover hidden treasures in some of the most crowded districts and revive the mixed lifestyle and culture during this less known but equally important period of history. At the end of the tour join a traditional hammam experience, where you will discover an oasis of serenity and tranquility where your inner energy and your outer glow will regenerate.
We meet at Acropolis metro station , and we start our tour discussing about the eras Athens faced and how the Acropolis and the area around evolved from the ancient times to the Byzantine and Ottoman period and what we see today in our modern world.
We start our walk by heading at the heart of Plaka district where we will admire ancient greek monuments and their role during medieval period, old byzantine churches, residences, mosques and hammam from the Ottoman times and dig their rich history.
During the tour we ll have the chance to see through a tablet how Athens has evolved through the centuries and we will share stories and historic facts about that era.
At the end of our tour we will end up to our local favorite hammam place where you will have the opportunity to relax after the long walk. Your package includes your stay in the wet – hot marble room (hammam) with the running water, the traditional basins and the large marble heated bench where you lie down to enjoy the exfoliation process by our experienced therapists to renew skin and get a silky body and face. After this magnificent ritual, you will pass at the lounge to relax and enjoy your aromatic oriental tea and the Turkish delight!
- Local guide
- Small groups (up to 6 persons)
- Traditional Hammam experience (Kese Hammam) (for the “with hammam” version)
- Aromatic tea and Oriental delight (at the Hammam) (for the “with hammam” version)
- Traditional coffee of tea (for the “without hammam” version)
- Hotel pick-up, drop-off
- Private expenses
- Any other Hammam package
- Gratuities (optional)
Duration: 3 hours
Where: Acropolis metro station
When: This tour is run on
- Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 16:00 from October to May
- Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 18:00 from June to September
- Every day us a private tour
Or contact us for other days and time or for more information