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Through this itinerary, you will follow an alternative path that will allow you to explore 4000 years of history in a city which, over the centuries, has managed to leave an indelible mark on the world.
You will start from your centrally located location and through Plaka we will head to the Pedestrian Road towards the Hill of the Muses, passing in front of the Acropolis Rock. Once on the Hill of the Muses, you will walk on the paths carved by the famous architect Dimitrios Pikionis; you will rest for a few minutes in front of the site that is known as “Socrates’ Prison” and then you will hike up the hill to the top, where, resting under the pine trees and accompanied by the loud song of the cicadas, you will enjoy the most spectacular panoramas of the Parthenon, while listening to the stories that formed the city of Athens.
You will continue your way towards the hill of Pnyx – where the heart of Democracy beat in antiquity – and then reach the Hill of the Nymphs, passing in front of the National Observatory: the first research foundation of modern Greece and one of the oldest in Southern Europe. You will turn again on the Pedestrian Road as it descends towards Thisseio neighborhood, and you will take the busy Adrianou street, heading to Monastiraki Square. You will stop for a while in front of a few remains from the Roman and Ottoman Era, before entering the bustling alleys of the flea market and the Avyssinias Square, where myriads of antiques are luring the passersby to a journey through time.
You will finally continue to reach the neighborhood of Psirri, where you will explore a few examples of graffiti and street art: a controversial topic that, apparently, defines Athens today.