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Audio tour Tour over Athens

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  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    Athens, the city of ancient glory and the once cultural center of the world. One of the most sought-after destinations for tourists and native Greeks alike. The roads in the historical areas of Athens are specifically designed for pedestrians. This tour follows the pedestrian routes, and guides you though all the major attractions of the city. Put on your sneakers, grab a water bottle and prepare yourselves for the magnificent temples of the ancient gods, the Acropolis, the awe-inspiring Parthenon, and the remnants of the Roman years.
    The history of Athens begins almost 3000 years ago, when the first Greeks founded a small society atop the Rock of Acropolis. However, it took many centuries for Athens to reach its peak, during the 5th century BC, under the reign of Pericles, the king who brought Athens into its "Golden Age". It was the apex of civilization, culture, and knowledge. Philosophers, artists, and cultured men from all over the world gathered in Athens, drawn by its prestige and reputation. Athenians took great pride in their origin, and considered themselves native Greeks, in contrast with the rest of the Greek population, who had emigrated to the peninsula. According to the myths, the name of the city originated like this: Athena, goddess of wisdom, and Poseidon, god of the sea, were fighting for dominion over the city. They decided to sort out the dispute with a competition. Each would demonstrate their powers, and prove who was more suitable to sire the city. Poseidon struck a cliff with his trident and water flowed from it, but his water was saltwater, so it wasn't of much use to the Athenians. Athena struck the earth and made an olive tree bloom and bear fruit, promising bountiful crops, timber and merchandise. She was named winner of the competition and protector of the city. This is why Athena is depicted with an olive branch quite often.
    Athens experienced many glories and defeats, it rose and fell, it was conquered and plundered, until it was renamed as the capital of Greece near the mid-19th century, after the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire and nearly 400 years of Ottoman rule. Many known individuals have come from Athens, philosophers, rulers, mathematicians and historical figures. The list could go on indefinitely! Enjoy your tour and wander through the nostalgia of the past and the classic beauty of the city that is now known as the cradle of Democracy.

  3. 1 Hadrian's Library
  4. 2 Roman Agora
  5. 3 Cavern of Attalos
  6. 4 Temple of Hephaestus
  7. 5 Ancient Greek Agora
  8. 6 Odeon of Herodes Atticus
  9. 7 Temple of Athena Nike
  10. 8 Propylaea
  11. 9 Parthenon
  12. 10 Erechtheion
  13. 11 Theatre of Dionysus
  14. 12 Temple/Columns of Olympian Zeus
  1. Audio tour Summary

    Athens, the city of ancient glory and the once cultural center of the world. One of the most sought-after destinations for tourists and native Greeks alike. The roads in the historical areas of Athens are specifically designed for pedestrians. This tour follows the pedestrian routes, and guides you though all the major attractions of the city. Put on your sneakers, grab a water bottle and prepare yourselves for the magnificent temples of the ancient gods, the Acropolis, the awe-inspiring Parthenon, and the remnants of the Roman years.
    The history of Athens begins almost 3000 years ago, when the first Greeks founded a small society atop the Rock of Acropolis. However, it took many centuries for Athens to reach its peak, during the 5th century BC, under the reign of Pericles, the king who brought Athens into its "Golden Age". It was the apex of civilization, culture, and knowledge. Philosophers, artists, and cultured men from all over the world gathered in Athens, drawn by its prestige and reputation. Athenians took great pride in their origin, and considered themselves native Greeks, in contrast with the rest of the Greek population, who had emigrated to the peninsula. According to the myths, the name of the city originated like this: Athena, goddess of wisdom, and Poseidon, god of the sea, were fighting for dominion over the city. They decided to sort out the dispute with a competition. Each would demonstrate their powers, and prove who was more suitable to sire the city. Poseidon struck a cliff with his trident and water flowed from it, but his water was saltwater, so it wasn't of much use to the Athenians. Athena struck the earth and made an olive tree bloom and bear fruit, promising bountiful crops, timber and merchandise. She was named winner of the competition and protector of the city. This is why Athena is depicted with an olive branch quite often.
    Athens experienced many glories and defeats, it rose and fell, it was conquered and plundered, until it was renamed as the capital of Greece near the mid-19th century, after the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire and nearly 400 years of Ottoman rule. Many known individuals have come from Athens, philosophers, rulers, mathematicians and historical figures. The list could go on indefinitely! Enjoy your tour and wander through the nostalgia of the past and the classic beauty of the city that is now known as the cradle of Democracy.

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  • Better than paid ones

    5 out of 5 rating 09-16-2023

    This is an excellent audioguide. I bought the Akropolis one for 3 euros, but this free one is better because it covers most things and quite well I should say.

  • Lorenzo

    5 out of 5 rating 09-28-2022

    Estas guias izi y esta en particular son geniales para recorrer una ciudad a tu aire y ver mas ee lo que se ve a simple vista

  • Tomasz

    5 out of 5 rating 09-17-2021

    Very interesting tour going through the key monuments with a clear narrative, a lot of information but kept with a good pace

  • Joan

    5 out of 5 rating 09-08-2021

    Really enjoyed this tour. A lot of information, but told very clearly! And it also tells you how to walk which makes it easier to navigate. Thanks so much!

  • Dimitris

    5 out of 5 rating 03-18-2021

    Excellent route through the main points of interest in Athens. Many thanks to the creator for his work.

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