Begins in villa Melliti, close to city-center. The tour includes historic points in Athens and its famous heritage sights such as the Acropolis and others. The tour ends in Plaka quarter, where you can finally relax and buy yourself some greek treats.
The Villa Meliti features six luxurious apartments, each with a unique style and character. The apartments are decorated with a vintage and modern decor blend, creating a charming and comfortable atmosphere. The villa also features a beautiful garden where guests can relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Located near the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and other iconic Athens landmarks, Villa Meliti is an excellent choice for visitors exploring the city's history and culture. With its charming atmosphere and luxurious amenities, the villa is also an ideal retreat for those seeking a relaxing and peaceful vacation.
Kerameikos (Greek: Κεραμεικός, pronounced [ce.ɾa.miˈkos]) also known by its Latinized form Ceramicus, is an area of Athens, Greece, located to the northwest of the Acropolis, which includes an extensive area both within and outside the ancient city walls, on both sides of the Dipylon (Δίπυλον) Gate and by the banks of the Eridanos River. It was the potters' quarter of the city, from which the English word
The National Observatory of Athens (NOA; Greek: Εθνικό Αστεροσκοπείο Αθηνών) is a research institute in Athens, Greece. Founded in 1842, it is the oldest research foundation in Greece, as it was the first scientific research institute built after Greece became independent in 1829, and one of the oldest research institutes in Southern Europe.
The Pnyx (/nɪks, pəˈnɪks/; Ancient Greek: Πνύξ; Greek: Πνύκα, Pnyka) is a hill in central Athens, the capital of Greece. Beginning as early as 507 BC (Fifth-century Athens), the Athenians gathered on the Pnyx to host their popular assemblies, thus making the hill one of the earliest and most important sites in the creation of democracy.
The Prison of Socrates is an infamous location in Athens, Greece, where the philosopher Socrates was held before his execution in 399 BCE. The prison is located in the ancient Agora and is believed to have been a former storage room or a basement under the Court of justice. It is a small, dark, and damp cell, which is said to have housed Socrates for about a month.
The prison cell has a symbolic significance in the history of philosophy, as it is where Socrates was held before he was sentenced to death for drinking hemlock. Socrates was convicted on charges of corrupting the youth of Athens and not believing in the gods of the state. Nevertheless, the philosopher refused to escape or to compromise his principles, even though he knew his execution was imminent.
Today, visitors to Athens can visit the prison of Socrates as part of a historical tour of the city. The site provides an opportunity to learn more about the life and teachings of Socrates and the political and social context of ancient Athens. In addition, the prison is a powerful reminder of the importance of intellectual freedom and the courage of those who challenge the status quo.
The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. The word acropolis is from the Greek words ἄκρον (akron,
Anafiotika (Greek: Αναφιώτικα pronounced [a.naˈfço.ti.ka]) is a scenic tiny neighborhood of Athens, part of the old historical neighborhood called Plaka. It lies in northerneast side of the Acropolis hill. The first houses were built in the era of Otto of Greece, when workers from the island of Anafi came to Athens in order to work as construction workers in the refurbishment of King Othon's Palace. The first two inhabitants were listed as G. Damigos, carpenter, and M. Sigalas, construction worker. Soon, workers from other Cycladic islands also started to arrive there, to work as carpenters or even stone and marble workers, in a further building reconstruction period in Athens, but also in the following era after the end of the reign of King Otto.
The Arch of Hadrian (Greek: Αψίδα του Αδριανού, translit. Apsida tou Adrianou), most commonly known in Greek as Hadrian's Gate (Greek: Πύλη του Αδριανού, translit. Pyli tou Adrianou), is a monumental gateway resembling – in some respects – a Roman triumphal arch. It spanned an ancient road from the center of Athens, Greece, to the complex of structures on the eastern side of the city that included the Temple of Olympian Zeus. It has been proposed that the arch was built to celebrate the adventus (arrival) of the Roman Emperor Hadrian and to honor him for his many benefactions to the city, on the occasion of the dedication of the nearby temple complex in 131 or 132 AD. It is not certain who commissioned the arch, although it is probable that the citizens of Athens or another Greek group were responsible for its construction and design. There were two inscriptions on the arch, facing in opposite directions, naming both Theseus and Hadrian as founders of Athens. While it is clear that the inscriptions honor Hadrian, it is uncertain whether they refer to the city as a whole or to the city in two parts: one old and one new. The early idea, however, that the arch marked the line of the ancient city wall, and thus the division between the old and the new regions of the city, has been shown to be false by further excavation. The arch is located 325m southeast of the Acropolis.
The Temple of Olympian Zeus (Greek: Ναός του Ολυμπίου Διός, Naós tou Olympíou Diós), also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a former colossal temple at the center of the Greece capital Athens. It was dedicated to
The Zappeion (Greek: Ζάππειον Μέγαρο, Záppeion Mégaro, listen (help·info)); is a building in the National Gardens of Athens in the heart of Athens, Greece. It is generally used for meetings and ceremonies, both official and private.
That's it :) you're in Plaka - the hot center of life in Athens.