Get ready to walk off-the-beaten-path in Athens and explore the natural beauty and history of the most renowned hills of the city. Follow scenic pathways until you eventually reach Anafiotika, a hidden island on the slopes of Acropolis. You will climb the rocky stairs of Areopagus and Pnyx, to immerse yourself into a journey through time back to the ancient city. Take in the views from Philopappou Hill, have your camera ready to capture the best pictures of your trip to Greece!
What you can expect
Follow our expert local guide an a fascinating walk to the most famous hills of Athens! Your walking route takes you through picturesque Anafiotika area and its island-like alleys colored by lush bougainvillea flowers; you will feel like you are wandering around the narrow paths of a Greek island surrounded by white-washed houses with blue windows.
Your first hill-stop will be Areopagus, where your guide will unfold the tales behind the history of the place which used to be the supreme court of ancient Athens. From there, the views to the Acropolis are just breathtaking; get your camera clicking! Your tour will continue to captivate you as you make your way towards to the Pnyx, where the Athenian assembly was held during antiquity and where democracy got its actual meaning. On the hill, spot the “bema”, the stepping stone from where renowned orators of antiquity such as Pericles and Demosthenes used to influence the Athenian politics. Aiming for the top of Philopappou Hill, you will meet a cozy old church with a strange name and the place where Socrates - the world-famous philosopher - was said to be imprisoned.
Reaching Philopappou hilltop, you will get to see the Monument of Philopappos and soak up the commanding views to the Acropolis, Piraeus and the Saronic Gulf. Finish up your tour by walking along the cobblestoned laneway of Dionysiou Areopagitou street and take a look at the astonishing Odeon of Herodes Atticus. This walk encompasses natural beauty, ancient history and vantage points, all of which will give you the chance to encapture Athens as very few travelers ever do!
Why book that tour?
- An off-the-beaten-path walk led by our fun, local guide & archaeologist.
- Climb the lush and serene hills of Athens: Areopagus, the Pnyx and Philopappou Hill.
- An ideal experience for nature lovers & discerning travelers, who want to experience the city far from the crowds.
- 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!