Ottoman heritage of Athens walking tour
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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!
At another beautiful district you will enjoy our traditional eastern inspired desert or a traditional hammam! It’s your choice!
- Licensed tour guide
- Small groups (up to 8 persons)
- Traditional Hammam experience (Kese Hammam) (for the “with hammam” version)
- Aromatic tea and Oriental delight (at the Hammam) (for the “with hammam” version)
- Traditional coffee and desert (for the “without hammam” version)
- Hygiene products (hand sanitizers and face masks)
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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