Ottoman heritage of Athens walking tour

Ottoman heritage of Athens tour

Join this Ottoman heritage of Athens tour and travel back in time!

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Travel back in the Ottoman times

For centuries, Athens was part of the Ottoman Empire. Although this period is long gone,  Ottoman  heritage is still visible. Join us in this amazing Ottoman heritage of Athens walking tour and travel back in the time of Emperors, Sultans, harems and bazaars. Discover hidden treasures in some of the most crowded districts and revive the mixed lifestyle and culture during this less known but equally important period of history. At the end of the tour join a traditional hammam experience (optional), where you will discover an oasis of serenity and tranquility where your inner energy and your outer glow will regenerate.

Historic Landmarks

Explore some of the most important parts of the city and witness how things have evolved through the centuries.

Private tour

This private tour gives you a unique personal experience and allows you to blend in with the local culture.

Expert Licensed Guide

Your guide will explain all the historical events that Athens faced through the Ottoman period and the lifestyle of that era.

Easy Access

The meeting point is at one of the most central place in Athens easily accessible with metro and public transportation.

Ottoman heritage of Athens tour Itinerary

Explore old Athens in an alternative way, hear unknown stories about some of the most famous landmarks in town which are not even known by locals!

Meeting point & introduction
We meet at the slopes of the Acropolis and we start our tour by discussing how things changed in Athens and especially in the Acropolis area from the ancient times, what happened during the Ottoman period and things evolved in our modern era
An island in the heart of Athens
We will explore this beautiful neighborhood of Athens, share some interesting stories and we will pass by an old Ottoman house transformed into the first University of Athens
Old Athens at its best
We will stroll almost every street of Plaka discovering the last remaining Ottoman houses with amazing stories behind, hammams, Byzantine churches and more
Oldest House in Athens
Pass by this amazing Ottoman style house and learn everything you need to know about the Ottoman architecture and the history of the house and its first owners
The Bazaar area
At an area that is now full of archaeological sites and monuments, centuries ago it was the heartbeat of Athens! We will make alive that hidden era, see mosques and what left from the Athens Muslim school and discuss how three religions coexist!
Sweet end
At another beautiful district you will enjoy our traditional eastern inspired desert or a traditional hammam! It’s your choice!


I did the Ottoman Heritage walking tour of Athens with Eureka Athens, after having done the classical Greek tour of Athens, as I wanted to delve deeper into hidden history of the city. Not much attention is given or mentioned in the mainstream tours about the 400 years of Ottoman rule in Greece. We are talking here 200 more years than British rule in India and nearly 300 years more than the French rule in Algeria. So if this is something of interest you then I highly recommend this tour. My tour guide was brilliant; she was warm and friendly and gave a fascinating tour of Ottoman heritage of Athens. She pointed out the former Islamic school behind the roman agora and Tzistarakis Mosque which is now a ceramics museum. It was very insightful and at the end of the tour she took me to a lovely café in the Psyrri district where I tried some Greek coffee and delicious cake. Thank you very much Eureka Athens!

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