WHO International Healthy Cities Conference

Extended Athens City Walking Tour

There is no more fitting start than an extended walk in the historical center of Athens. The historical neighborhood of Plaka, also described as the “Neighbourhood of the Gods”, is situated very close to the Hill of Acropolis. Walking in Plaka will make you travel in time and experience what authentic Athens used to look like with all the neoclassical architecture and the small houses built one next to the other, bringing in mind images of the Greek islands.

Other stops of this walking site visit will be The National Gardens, which in the time of the Greek monarchy were the private gardens of the King, The Panathinaikon Stadium also known as the "Kallimarmaro" which is a tribute to the Olympic Games and a famous landmark of Athens, and Zappeion Megaron. So if you want to see where modern Olympic Games were (re)born, that’s the place to visit!

Take this tour if you prefer to walk around rather than visit the nearby Acropolis Museum of archaeological site. You will also have the opportunity to do your souvenir shopping. You will stil have time to visit the Acropolis Museum if you chose so.