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An intriguing self-guided audio tour in Plaka's exceptional landmarks, used as a walking tour on tablets and smartphone devices. Beyond the famous Athens of antiquity, the visitor sees another Athens: traditional and neoclassical houses, churches, mosques, baths, make up the connecting link between the ancient and the modern city, and help you better understand today's Athens. This is a tour provided by our tour-guide app. The tour is based on an award-winning storytelling concept and the fascinating stories prepared by handpicked destination experts. Enjoy this tour on your Android or iOS smarphone device  at your own pace, even if you are  offline. The  interactive map on your screen will guide you step by step to explore all the points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of signature stories, allowing you to tailor this experience to your personal interests and schedule.

Description:
“Insider's Plaka: the essentials” provides all the information you need to explore the most picturesque neighbourhood of Athens. The Monument of Lysicrates is the only classical choragic monument still standing, a one-of-a-kind remnant from the glory days of ancient Greek drama. A little down the street you will discover the intricacies and charming atmosphere of the traditional Athenian house, with its unique blend of Ottoman and neoclassical features. The church of Saint Nicholas Ragavas is a Byzantine jewel and commemorates the time when Athens provided brides from the emperors of the Byzantine Empire in Constantinople. The Tower of General Church is the only Ottoman tower house preserved in Athens. Shortly after the house of General Church, you will see the Benizelos mansion, the city’s oldest house whose facade is hidden behind a tall wall. The Kleanthes Mansion became the first university of Athens, while the Bath of Kyrristou Street is a wonderful and recently renovated in all its past splendour Ottoman hammam. The Roman Forum was for centuries the city’s commercial centre, as the Wheat Market, the heart of Ottoman Athens, was also here. Here you can see the Tower of the Winds, the Madrasa and the Fethiye mosque. Nearby Monastiraki is a vibrant square with a lost church perched on an ancient monument, a cursed mosque, a buried river and a great monastery that shrank. Finally, Saint Eleousa and Assizes gives us the opportunity to explore the neighbourhood of Psyrri.

To take this self-guided tour you will need the app on your iOS or Android device.

Highlights:

    Location: Athens, Greece

    Duration: 70 minutes

    Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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    Additional Information


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      Departure Point:
      Choragic Monument of Lysicrates

      Departure Time: Best hours to visit: Mon-Fri: 9:30 - 15:00 Specifically per landmark opening hours:  Saint Nicholas Ragava: 08.30-15.00 Benizelos mansion: Tue-Thu:10.00-13.00 Sun: 11.00-16.00  Kleanthes house: Mon-Fri: 09.00-16.00, Sat-Sun: Closed Bath of Kyrristou Street: Mon, Wed-Sat: 08.00-15.00, Sun: Closed Roman Forum: Mon-Fri 08.00-15.00, Sat-Sun: 08.00-17.00 Library of Hadrian: Mon-Sun 08.00-15.00 Μosque of Tzistarakis: temporarily closed Urban Rail Transport - Stations Monastirakit - Eridanus river: 5.00-00.00 Church of the Pantanassa: Mon-Sun: 08.30-15.00 Saint Eleousa and Assizes: Mon-Fri: 9.00-17.00.

      Return Details:
      Agias Eleousis 4, Athina

    • Inclusions:
      • • Self-guided tour for your smartphone in English 
        • Offline content with offline interactive map and signature stories 
        • Secure promo code to access the tour after downloading the app

    • Exclusions:
      • Entrance fees
      • Smartphone
      • App not available for Windows phones
      • Transportation to/from attractions
      • Food and drinks
      • Hotel pickup and drop-off

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Book per device to be used, not per participant.
      • Please note that this is an audio self-guided tour. No VR / AR is included, no physical guide will accompany you.
      • You must have an Android or iOS smartphone for this digital tour.
      • After booking, you will receive an email with your personal promo code and instructions to download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play and unlock this tour.
      • The tour is yours to use at any moment you wish according to your schedule and also repeat any time.
      • Usage of headphones is recommended, in order to best enjoy this multimedia (audio, photos & text) self-guided tour.


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