Get ready for an extraordinary walk around Athens city center to explore the natural beauty and history of the most renowned hills of the city. Follow scenic ancient pathways that lead to Mars Hill (Areopagus), Pnyx and then straight up to Philopappou Hill, only to enjoy breathtaking views of Athens and immerse yourself into a history journey of the ancient city.
What you can expect
Follow our expert licensed guide through an entertaining walk to the most famous hills of Athens! Your walking route takes you through picturesque Anafiotika and its island-like alleys colored by lush bougainvillea flowers; feel like you ramble around the narrow paths of a Greek island surrounded by small houses with touches of white and blue everywhere.
Your first hill-stop will be on Mars Hill (or Areopagus) where your guide will unfold the tales behind the name of that place. Your tour will continue to enrapture every step you make towards your way to Pnyx, where the Athenian assembly was held during antiquity, where democracy got its actual meaning. Aiming for the top of the Philopappou Hill, you will meet a cozy old church and the place where Socrates - the well-known philosopher - was said to be imprisoned. Reaching Philopappou hilltop you will get to see the Monument of Philopappos and soak up the boundless view to the Acropolis, Piraeus and the Saronic Gulf.
Finish up your tour walking along the cobblestoned laneway of Dionysiou Areopagitou Street where you will get the chance to admire the Acropolis from a different angle and take a look at the astonishing still-working Herodes Atticus Odeon.
A walk full of natural beauty and vantage points for the best photos before Athens magnificent views!
Why book that tour?
- A scenic walk led by our fun and expert licensed guide.
- Explore the Anafiotika area, an island located in the heart of Athens!
- An ideal experience for couples and families. Perfect vantage viewpoints – capture the best Athens views!
- Available daily as a private tour - please send us an inquiry.
Amazing Athens Hills and Anafiotika tour
We booked this tour so that we could have a little bit of a different tour during our Athens stay. It turned out to be our favorite tour/activity we did while there. Our guide for the tour was Eleni; she was very personable and we truly enjoyed spending time with her during the tour. She explained the history and mythology of the area, and went out of her way to show us things that she found out we were interested in seeing. I couldn't recommend her as a guide more highly! The tour itself takes you to some less busy areas of the city and much of the tour is spent walking in park-like areas. Because you visit some of the hills of Athens, you get great views and lots of photo opportunities. We booked a couple of other tours with different tour companies, and although we really enjoyed all of them, if we were to visit Athens again, I wouldn't hesitate to book everything with Greeking.me! We definitely recommend this company and this tour!
Visited: November 2017
Athens hills tour!
We had a wonderful time in Athens thanks to greeking.me. For all my inquiries, Nikos was extremely communicative and understanding of our needs. He was able to personalize the tours to fit our desires, and came up with reasonable suggestions so that we could stay within our budget as a young couple. We did a tour through the hills and streets of Athens with Theodore that ended with a delicious meal of mezes in Psirri. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable (archaeologist), but the best part was that they was also friendly and casual. It felt like we were visiting Athens with friends. And because we were a private group of 2, they gave us really flexible, personalized experiences. Thank you so much!