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The Olympic Games Workout (Private)

<p>You begin your day as an Olympic athlete at the beautiful neoclassical building known as theZappeion, just below theNational Garden. Here, you’ll find out in detailwhat role the Ancient Olympics played in societyover the millennium in which they were held. You’ll learnhow the athletes trained, what disciplines were includedas the games evolved and you’ll load up on some really old sports trivia to stump your friends. You’ll also find out abouthow the Modern Olympics were first proposed, organized and held in Athens, more than 1500 years after they were last staged, and you’ll do this all right in the building that served as the first Olympic Village.</p><p><br></p><p>After knowledge comes exercise – there’s a historic gym nearby, and that’s where you’ll get totrysome classic techniques for really old events,such as thediscusand thejavelin throwand practicenewer ones like theshot put, long jumpandrelay races.</p><p><br></p><p>By the time you reach thePanathenaic Stadium, a beautiful white marble structure (and the only stadium in the world made entirely of marble!), you’ll be psyched up for a truly unique experience –a race in the stadium itself,on the hallowed track where the first modern Olympians competed more than a century ago. Don’t worry about personal bests, it’s the run, not the finish line that counts here.</p>

Offer valid until: 31 décembre 2023

The Olympic Games Workout (Group)

<p>You begin your day as an Olympic athlete at the beautiful neoclassical building known as theZappeion, just below theNational Garden. Here, you’ll find out in detailwhat role the Ancient Olympics played in societyover the millennium in which they were held. You’ll learnhow the athletes trained, what disciplines were includedas the games evolved and you’ll load up on some really old sports trivia to stump your friends. You’ll also find out abouthow the Modern Olympics were first proposed, organized and held in Athens, more than 1500 years after they were last staged, and you’ll do this all right in the building that served as the first Olympic Village.</p><p><br></p><p>After knowledge comes exercise – there’s a historic gym nearby, and that’s where you’ll get totrysome classic techniques for really old events,such as thediscusand thejavelin throwand practicenewer ones like theshot put, long jumpandrelay races.</p><p><br></p><p>By the time you reach thePanathenaic Stadium, a beautiful white marble structure (and the only stadium in the world made entirely of marble!), you’ll be psyched up for a truly unique experience –a race in the stadium itself,on the hallowed track where the first modern Olympians competed more than a century ago. Don’t worry about personal bests, it’s the run, not the finish line that counts here.</p>

Offer valid until: 31 décembre 2023

Athens Highlights Mythology Tour (Private)

<p>Start your tour at the magnificentTemple of Olympian Zeuswhich was, and still is, the unofficial entry point to Athens and the mythological start of this glorious city.</p><p><br></p><p>From there, your English-speaking guide will take you all the way to theTheater of Dionysusand theAcropolisto visit theTemple of Athena Nike, the Temple of Erechtheion, the Propylaiaand of course, the marvelousParthenon.</p><p><br></p><p>It is here that the most famous ancient myths come to life, stories about Gods and Heroes, such as almightyZeus, Athena,Goddess of Wisdom and protector of Athens, Poseidon,God of the Sea,Dionysus,God of Wineand many more. But what’s even more intriguing is that you’ll also find out what truths hide behind these myths and why the Ancient Greeks created them.</p><p><br></p><p>Your tour back in time continues to theAncient Agora. It is here that democracy was born and where great philosophers such asSocratesspoke about global truths. Here you’ll have a rare chance to see theHephaisteion, the most perfectly preserved of Greece’s temples and one shared between Athena and theGod of the forge, Hephaestus. You ‘ll hear more mythical stories aboutTheseus and the Minotaur,the jealous wife of Zeus, HeraandAphrodite, Goddess of love and beauty.</p><p><br></p><p>This walk will also help you figure outhow this city was created and how it rose to become one of the greatest cities of the old world,how Athens managed to create such a reputation and such monuments that are still immortal and legendary. Just like their Gods.</p>

Offer valid until: 31 décembre 2023

Athens Street Art Tour

<p>Athens is a street artist’s paradise: from the established to the constant streams of new talent spraying up the neighbourhoods, this tour celebrates them all.Tagging, bombing, stencil and painting. Join us and get an up-and-close introduction to the city’s incredible street art scene counting 2,000 or so street artists.</p><p><br></p><p>During this walk you'll find thecoolest works of art in the most unlikely places, thanks to yourstreet artist guide.He knows about the iconic images, pieces that have been up so long they’re now part of the cultural conscience, but he’s also aware of the newest creations and the artists behind all of them. His expertise and up-to-date information means you’ll find it all - from enormous, “can’t-miss” full-buildingmuralsto quirky littlestencilsor cleverpolitical messages, you’ll see the full range of what Athens, one of the graffiti capitals of Europe, has to offer.</p><p><br></p><p>Each area has its own style, and so does the street art you see there.Gazi,home to a new industrial space and exhibition center, boasts pieces with a more formal feel.Metaxourgio, the new hotspot, is all creative energy and there’s so much room here to express that.Psiri,the original home of street art in Athens, remains politically committed. What’s more, many of the works here have the full support of the community, are respected as works of public art and have survived for years.</p><p><br></p><p>The city is speaking to us all the time. Whether it’s aboutart and culture, sports, politicsorlove, people have been leaving their messages in plain sight on the streets of Athens for a very long time. With the help of your guide who can “translate” both the language and the images to give you a fuller picture of what you’re looking at, you’ll find out what these street pieces really mean. And this will help youunderstand this city,and this moment in time, a little better, too.</p><p><br></p>

Offer valid until: 31 décembre 2023

Athens Nightlife Tour (Private)

<p>One thing is sure:Athens knows how to party! If you're visiting the city, tasting the famous Athens nightlife is a must -and you should experience it not as a tourist, but as a true Athenian.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>At night, Athens offers an amazing array of music styles and entertainment genres; there’s something for everyone here. But what setsAthens nightlifetruly apart is thefriendly and generous character of the Greeks, myou can bet your Athens nightlife tour will be really good-hearted, energetic and fun!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Your evening begins with a visit toa local neighborhood bar,to give you a feel of the everyday laid-back atmosphere that only the best bars in Athens can offer. Then, your Athens Nightlife tour is off to thehip downtown bars, wherecelebrated mixologistscater to asee-and-be-seen crowdin the most famous spots of Athens nightlife. Your guide,an open-hearted, outgoing Athenianwho stays up longer at night than during the day, will help you find the perfect drinks at the coolest venues and give you any help you need ininterpreting local customs.During your Athens by night tour, you’ll also do what every Athenian does when going out at night-grab a few snacks along the way,because food and drinks go together, and also because it’s a great opportunity totry some Greek meze(small dishes that go with drinks).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>By the end of your Athens night tour, you’ll have seena whole new side of the cityand enjoyed the vibrant Athens nightlife like the locals do: witha bit of recklessness and a warm feelingtowards these favorite spots where they can really express themselves.</p>

Offer valid until: 31 décembre 2023

Greek Designers Shopping Tour (Private)

<p>In this tour you will have the chance toexplore the two most important shopping areas in the city, and to the shops in those areas that are doing the most interesting things. InKolonaki, the city’s most expensive neighborhood, there’s always a feeling of indulgence combined with style. Here, you’ll drop in onclothing boutiquesthat stand out from the crowd not just because of what their product lines look like but also because of how they’re made and what they’re made from. Organic and unused recycled are definitely in this year.</p><p><br></p><p>You’ll also explorepioneers in cosmetics– a company run by former pharmacists that combine Greek philosophy with natural ingredients to produce goods that are, in fact, good for you, body and soul.</p><p><br></p><p>Another stop will be for adeli store, dedicated to Greek produce and traditional Greek foodstuffs that make up the Mediterranean diet as it’s experienced here on the shores of the Aegean.</p><p><br></p><p>In the center of town, after a stop for coffee and a visit to amuseum gift shopthat promotes new designers by exhibiting and selling their work, you’ll visit a pair ofjewelry shopswhere brand new motifs are being realized, often with the use of unexpected new materials as well. You’ll also look in at more boutiques, including one with a range of items that runsfromsmall furniture to shoes and accessories.</p><p><br></p><p>Before the tour is finished, you’ll know more aboutwhereGreek fashion and the Greek aesthetic are headed, and there’s a very good chance you’ll have picked up more than just some really good ideas for your wardrobe.</p>

Offer valid until: 31 décembre 2023