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Walking tour through the Ottoman heritage of Athens

Walking tour through the Ottoman heritage of Athens

For almost four hundred years, Athens was part of the Ottoman Empire. Since Greece became an independent state Athens transformed from a small city to the cosmopolitan Greek capital. Although the Empire is long gone, Ottoman and Muslim heritage is still visible. Join us to this amazing 3 hours walking tour, travel back in the time of Sultans, harems and bazaars, discover hidden treasures in some of the most crowded districts and revive the mixed lifestyle and culture during Ottoman occupation.

The plan

  • Acropolis
  • Lysicrates monument
  • Ottoman architecture in Plaka
  • The oldest house of Athens
  • Roman Market
  • Remnants of the Muslim Religious School
  • Mosques
  • Monastiraki square
  • Images of Athens through the centuries through a tablet
  • Traditional desert

 

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 was during the Ottoman occupation in Athens. We start our walk by heading at the heart of Plaka district where we will admire residences from the Ottoman times and dig their history. As we continue our walk we will see the oldest residence in Athens, dated back to 16th century, historic hammam, mosques and we will share stories and historic facts about that era. During the tour we ll have the chance to see through a tablet how Athens has evolved through the centuries. At the end of our tour we will end up to a traditional Greek pastry shop where we will taste deserts inspired from eastern culture and discuss about Athenian every day life and history!

Languge: English

Where: Acropolis metro station

 

When: This tour is run on

  • Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 16.00
  • Every day us a private tour
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