Rick Steves Athens Audio Tours provide humorous and insightful commentary on the art and history of many of Athen's most notable museums and historic sites. Each tour includes a PDF companion map, downloadable at https://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours. Subscribe to get them all! Excerpted from the Rick Steves Greece guidebook. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at https://www.ricksteves.com.
Athens City Walk
Get oriented to the sprawling city by walking from Syntagma Square through the pedestrian-friendly Plaka. See candelit churches, ancient ruins, and Acropolis views, while hobnobbing with Athenians today. Allow at least two hours for this walk. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at https://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.
Athens' show-stopper is this dramatic hill topped with the ancient world's greatest temple, the Parthenon. Stroll among ruins and statues, enjoy expansive views, and appreciate those Golden Age people who started Western Civilization. Allow at least two hours for this walk. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at https://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.
The heart of ancient Athens still has remnants of former shopping malls, theaters, bars, and government buildings. Discover the fascinating people who once worked, shopped, and played here. Allow an hour for this walk. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at https://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.
National Archaeological Museum
Trace the evolution of Greek statues, vases and paintings, from their roots to the flowering of the Golden Age and beyond. Starring: Prehistoric Barbie dolls, the golden Mask of Agamemnon, and the perfectly posed Artemision Bronze. Allow two hours for this walk. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at https://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.
Just walked through the agora while listening to steve. So much more interesting with his tour- we tries it without and the lack of signage left us wanting more.
Going to Greece this summer for the first time..Have used Rick Steves' audio tours for France and Italy and now I am looking forward to learning about Greece.
It's like I'm there
I love this concept, like having my very own personal tour. I listen to the podcast and see the pictures! love it!