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Architecture tours in Athens

So many visitors come to Athens expecting to concrete jungle, with nothing more of interest architecurally than the ancient sites of the Parthenon, perched atop the Acropolis, and the Ancient Agora laid out below.  Too many visitors miss much of what Athens has to offer.  Athens, like any major metropolitan area, is a city filled with people, Greek and immigrants, living and working in close promiximately to one of the most popular tourist destinations on earth and yet and until recently it seemed that the Ministry of Tourism spoke primarly to those who think of Athens as merely the jumping off point to the sand and sun and blue waters of the islands.

Fortunately, the city of Athens,  with the support of the EU, has put together a site that beautifully introduces visitors to Athens, not only for her archeological marvels and her proximiately to Mykonos and Santorini, but for the amazing growing metropolis that she is, poised in the 21st century to resolve the problems any growing metropolis faces, and to celebrate and protect the architectural beauty which remains.

To explore Athens architecture, several walking routes are highlighted, along with listings by date and period of construction, by architect, by building type and by  architectural style.

To explore Athens architecture in the company of a local architect, contract Athens Day TripsArchitecture tours in Athens.

By Athensguide

How does a little girl from Skokie, Illinois find herself in historical Athens, leading curious explorers through the winding streets of Plaka, down "pezodromos" to hidden ouzeries for tempting mezedhes and homemade barrel wine? The journey began more than twenty years ago, and regardless of whether the wanderlust comes from the spiritual and culture DNA flowing through my veins, or the alignment of the stars on that cold mid-December day this Sagitterian came into the world, I never seem to tire of exploring my adopted homeland of Greece. Here you'll join me as I explore Athens: be it the back streets of Psirri and Gazi, or through the National Gardens and Zappeio where a family of turtles makes their home, or down wide, treelined Imittou Street in Pagrati, which pulses with Athenian life 24 hours a day. And while Athens has stolen my heart, the rest of Greece vies for my curiousity and wanderlust. My two guys (that'd be the Greek God, Vasilis and our Greek dog, Scruffy) and I can often be found settling in for a long weekend in some charming mountain village, or a quaint fishing port on a nearby island, or learning how Greek vitners are producing wines that rival some of Napa Valley's finests productions, or celebrating a panayeri in Epirus or sharing in the festivities as a family of Cretan sheepherders come together to sheer their 1500 sheep in the spring ... And if you happen to find yourself heading to Athens, consider finding yourself a real home for your stay. Living amongst the locals, be it for 3 nights or 3 weeks, will offer you the chance to experience true Athens, beyond the Acropolis. Choose from one of our 5 beautiful penthouse and historical homes, and who knows, I may be leading you down that winding "pezodromo" to our favorite hidden ouzerie!