Greek mythology is a sum of fables told by the Ancient Greeks to explain the existence of the world, some natural phenomena or just for pleasure, to intrigue the imagination of people. Most of these Ancient Greek myths survive till our days , because they have been included in the works of famous ancient writers and historians. They are, of course, not based on rationalism but on the unbelievable and the supernatural. Some of the ancient Greek myths are shocking, but all are bound to captivate you. Greek mythology is full of hereos who inspired our ancestors. In this walking tour you will have the opportunity to discover some of the most famous Greek Myths and compare them to the modern way of life and thinking.
Start your tour at Thiseio Station . Thiseio is a historical railway station of Athens as it was the first station of the city. While crossing the Apostolou Pavlou sidewalk you will see some of the most important archeological monuments of Athens. The Areopagus, Pnyx, the Sanctuary of Pan with the famous mosaic and the prison of Socrates are just some of the sites between the station of Thiseio to Dionisiou Areopagitou. Out side of Socrates prison you will also some words for this Great Philosophere. As we keep walking we turn to Dionysiou Aeropagitou, where we are going to have a stop outside the Herodion Theatre. There you will have the chance to touch and feel the beat of ancient greek culture through some fascinating myths. You will decode their meaning and the real-life events hidden behind them. Our walk will condinue to Plaka. Plaka, built at the foothill of Acropolis, will captivate you due to its romantic character. Narrow streets, small old houses, gardens full of flowers… always give the impression that you are in an island! Very old churches, like Saint Nickolas Ragavas or the church of Holly Grave and then the neighborhood of Anafiotika are some of the distinctive places in Plaka.
Lysicrates monument and the Tower of the Winds are landmarks that you will see among the cafes and restaurants. We are going to have a short stop in one of this cafes in order to enjoy a refreshment or a drink and continue our talk for the Myths of the Olympians Gods. It is also a good chance to admire once more Plaka at night. A place full of life and light!This tour back to the ancient time will end in Monastiraki square, where modern and classical buildings compose the explosive character of the area. At last, we hope that this walk will help you figure out how this city was created and how it rose to become one of the greatest cities of the old world, how Athens managed to create such a reputation and such monuments that are still immortal and legendary just like their Gods.
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