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Athens from hill to hill

Hiking through the Heights – Discover Athens from Above

Would you like to experience Athens from above on foot? If you enjoy walking and would like to see this world metropolis from a different perspective, then join us on this hiking tour through Athens from hill to hill.

This walk is a fantastic opportunity to get some exercise while exploring Athens away from the bustling crowds and with lesser-known yet just as breath-taking views. During this tour, which we run with a maximum of six participants, you can enjoy spectacular nature, visit the famous landmarks of the Greek capital, and enjoy incredible views of the whole of Athens and the Saronic Gulf from up high.

As we walk from hill to hill, we can enjoy the city from multiple new and different perspectives, guaranteeing postcard-quality photos. Venture off the beaten track, often overlooked by many visitors. One of the highlights of this discovery tour is the journey we take back in time through the city’s rich history.

We follow in the footsteps of ancient philosophers and heroes and pass Athens’ ancient landmarks such as the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games was held! Your expert guide leads you to famous sites such as Hadrian’s Arch, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and the famous Acropolis! Accompany us through Athens and discover the Greek capital from a new perspective!


Highlights

  • High up: Explore Lycabettus, steeped in history
  • Journey back in time: Visit Athens’ famous landmarks
  • Dream-like views: Enjoy views over the whole of Athens and the Saronic Gulf


4 hrs
All year round
Easy
Athens
Athens
Persons: 2+
Age: 12+

Included Activities

  • Guided walk to the most beautiful hills of Athens
  • Rejuvenating break with an organic energy drink made from local vegetables and fruits
  • Visits to Athens’ most famous landmarks

Dates

This tour is available all year round from Monday to Saturday.


WHERE TO MEET
We meet at the Evangelismos Metro Station in the centre of Athens and begin walking up Lycabettus. According to legend, this hill was created by Athena, the goddess of wisdom and the patron saint of Athens.

Reaching 277 m / 909 ft. above sea level, Lycabettus is the highest point in Athens. If the weather is clear, we enjoy a spectacular view out over the Saronic Gulf all the way to the island of Aegina! Enjoy exercising in the fresh air and being surrounded by nature!

WHAT TO SEE
We then head down into the city, passing most of Athens’ famous landmarks. Admire the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium, the venue of the first modern Olympic Games. Your guide also leads you to famous ancient sites such as Hadrian’s Arch and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.

We continue on foot past one of the world’s most popular sites and landmarks, the iconic Parthenon! Along the way, your guide points out the best photo spots and takes you on a journey through time by bringing the fascinating mythology and history of the Greek metropolis to life. They are of course always happy to answer any questions you may have!

The next highlight of our hike is the Hill of Areopagus, a prominent rocky outcrop located northwest of the Athenian Acropolis. In ancient times, this was the site of the Council of Nobles and the court that dealt predominantly with murder cases.

Directly below lies the ancient Agora – the heart of Athens during antiquity. Enjoy the view and gaze out over Athens from high above!

Lastly, we make our way to the Hill of the Nymphs. This small hill, just 100 m / 328 ft. in height, is located at the northern tip of the green expanse that forms the south-western section of the Acropolis.

Be sure to take the opportunity to get more tips and suggestions from your local guide so that you get the most out of your trip to the amazing city of Athens.

Filled with wonderful experiences, our tour ends at Monastiraki Square in the centre of Athens.

What are the age requirements for this tour?
As this tour has no special requirements, it is suitable for adults as well as children aged 10+.

What language is the tour conducted in?
This tour is available in English only.

Where does the tour start?
The meeting point for this tour is the Evangelismos Metro Station in the centre of Athens. If you book a private tour, we can pick you up from your hotel or the port.

Are changes to the tour itinerary possible?
We are constantly updating our unique itineraries based on new information and experiences. We reserve the right to make changes to the published itinerary if, in our opinion, weather conditions warrant it, or the safety of participants can no longer be guaranteed.

How difficult is this tour?
We have classified the hill to hill walk in and around Athens as easy. This makes it an ideal outdoor activity for anyone who enjoys exercise, has an average level of physical fitness, and is used to walking for 3-4 hours. Sturdy and comfortable footwear, as well as sure-footedness, is required.

What should I bring on this tour?
We recommend bringing as little as possible with you on this tour. Below you will find a brief guideline as to what you should bring with you for the day, which you can of course modify to suit your own needs.

Bag:

  • 20l daypack to carry a change of clothes, camera, water bottle, snacks, etc.

Clothing:

  • Casual clothing – if necessary multi-functional shirt
  • Possibly rain trousers / poncho
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Head wear for protection from the sun
  • Sun cream

Basic Tour Price

90 € per person
Private Group: 120 € per person

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Ticket for public transport
  • Guided walking tour around Athens
  • Organic energy drink & water during the tour

NOT INCLUDED

  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips for guide and driver

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