Archaeological Path

Let's go on a nice walk back in time, when the architects Kleanthis and Schaubert dreamt of a single walkway that would unify the archaeological sites of the city of Athens.

It was in 1833 that this project was first conceived and not until recently did it come to life. Dionyssiou Areopagitou, Apostolou Pavlou and Ermou streets take you on a well-curated journey through time that reveals the most majestic monuments, buildings and remnants of the ancient Athenian era.

Stretching from Hadrian's Gate till the neighborhood of Kerameikos, this enchanting promenade will cross the entire Athenian history.

Follow the artful pathways leading up to glorious Acropolis and the two Hills. The Hill of the Nymphs, Pnyx, a site sacred to the Nymphs and once the Athenian citizens' assembly, looks like an extension of the Hill of the Muses. Nowadays called Philopappou, in the ancient times served as a Sanctuary to the Muses.

The Ancient Agora, 3500 BC, located northwest of the Acropolis is surrounded by two hills. With numerous buildings and structures of the classic times, the Ancient Agora offers literally a walk through another era.

Pass by two theatres in the south slope of the Acropolis, the Theatre of Dionysus, founded in the 6th century BC, the place where theatrical representations first took place in honor of God Dionysus and the Herod Atticus Odeon, less significant, but better preserved built in 161 AD.

Finally, you find yourself in the pedestal that leads to Kerameikos, the place that once used to serve as the ancient Athenians sacred cemetery.

Take this archaeological promenade and pass by the neighborhoods where Plato and Socrates, Pericles and Euripides used to spend their everyday lives. What a feeling!

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