- “We booked a 6 hour private history and food tour and we had a wonderful experience! It was like being shown around Athens by a friend. We loved how our guide shared history, mythology, philosophy, and current cultural insight. The food was excellent. Highly recommend for a professional but fun tour.”
- Samantha H, TripAdvisor
2. What you can expect
Beginning as early as the 6th century BC, the Ancient Agora was made into a symbol of the social and commercial life of Ancient Athenians. From the galleries with the vendors to the meeting point of great philosophers and the Bouleuterion (the Council House), the Ancient Agora was the very center of Athenian Democracy. Together with your expert guide, you will bring forth the greatness of ancient Athens: Democracy, Justice, Philosophy, Commerce… all flourished in this place!
Some of the landmarks you will explore during the Ancient Agora tour are the Temple of Hephaestus (the best-preserved Greek temple of its time), the Tholos, the Bouleuterion, the Temple of Apollo Patroos, the Stoa of Zeus, the Altar of Zeus, and others. Learn how Democracy came to be and walk where the great Socrates walked and philosophized!
After the Ancient Agora, this private, guided walking tour will continue with the Roman Agora, the beating heart of Athens during the Roman period. Passing through the imposing Gate of Athena Archegetis, you will learn about the great Roman Emperor Hadrian and try to solve the mysteries of the Tower of Winds, the first meteorological station in the world!