First Cemetery of Athens Walking Tour

The official cemetery of Athens, the city’s First Cemetery isn’t just a historic landmark: given its wealth of beautiful carvings and ornamental gravesites, it’s akin to an open-air sculpture gallery. On this 3-hour, small-group walking tour, venture from the centrally located Syntagma Square and explore this 19th-century landmark, while your art historian guide tells you about the area's past.

per adult from

$99

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Duration

3 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Professional art historian guide
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Temple of Olympian Zeus, Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas Leoforos Amalias, Athens 105 57 Greece

    As we start walking we pass around the Temple of Olympian Zeus, talking about the decision to be Athens the capital of Greece, and the need for the first Cemetery of the new capital

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Anapafseos, Athina 116 36, Greece

    We are heading to Anapafseos street, that means Rest to the main entrance of the First Cemetery, talking about sculpture, the funerary customs, and everything had to do with the life and death since antiquity in Greece

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Logginou, Athina 116 36, Greece

    The city’s official cemetery, the sprawling landmark is famous for its pretty green space, several churches, and highly ornamental gravestones. Admire the sculptural tombs while your guide, an art historian, tells you about its backstory.
    Opened in the 19th century, the First Cemetery is the final resting place for a number of Greek luminaries, from artists and poets to actors, politicians, and several former prime ministers. After you’ve discovered the sights and sculptures of the First Cemetery, continue your tour with a coffee stop in the historic Mets neighborhood, one of the prettiest districts in the city. We are reaching the First Cemetery of Athens, and the main Gate, we talk about the the sculpture of 19th Century, and we stop to the main and wellknown tombs, we talk about the different styles of the sculptures. You will learn also if finally the Cemetery is haunted or not.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: National Garden, Leoforos Amalias 1, Athens 10557 Greece

    Though the National Garden of Athens we are heading to Synagma square, where is the end of our tour

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Στρατηγού Μακρυγιάννη 7, Athina 117 42, Greece
    Return Detail :
    Zappeio Hall, Leof. Vasilissis Olgas, Athina 105 57, Greece
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or wheelchair users
    • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Urban Athens Collective

Activity ID: V-25951P5

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