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You can stay in Athens for a couple of nights before or after a Walking Plus island holiday. We give you a free, written walking guide to the heart of the city and its remarkable sights, and are happy to advise on a range of hotels in quiet but central locations.

Athens is a delight to explore on foot – with the help of the complimentary Walking Plus 'Acropolis Circuit'. This self-guided walking tour takes you along broad, paved pedestrian avenues, through a maze of mule-width lanes and tightly packed Cycladic island houses in the heart of the city . Shaded paths lead to a rocky, ancient Greek version of the 'House of Commons' and breathtaking panoramas of the Acropolis and the modern city in its mountain setting. En route, there are interesting views over a Roman shopping mall, an oasis of green with layers of history in its tombs and temples, and many other ancient sites where Western democracy, philosophy and culture were shaped. The Walking Plus tour enables you get your bearings – in historical time and space – in one of the world's most exciting and striking cities in a single day.

 

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"The WALKING PLUS Athens Tour was EXCELLENT.
I met someone who was doing Athens on his own and I realized how much more I had seen in less time by using your guide."

– Nicola Watson, Head Teacher.
 
 
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