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Free Thematic Walking Tours of Athens Available in English in May

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The Athenian Itineraries thematic walking tours of Athens return in May with five itineraries available in Greek and two available in English.

Pre-booking is necessary to participate in the free tours, organized by Athens Culture Net, an initiative of the City of Athens.

The two itineraries available in English are the Return to New Athens, scheduled for May 8th, and Dark Athens, scheduled for May 29th. Bookings will open online beginning on May 2nd and May 24th, respectively.

Both of the above itineraries will also be available in Greek, alongside another three itineraries; one in Kypseli, the old Athens neighborhood of poets and artists, and two at the 1st Cemetery of Athens, where some of the greatest personalities of modern Greece lay to rest.

Each group will be limited to 20 participants.

Athens Itineraries available in English

The Athens Itineraries program started in 2018. It was received with enthusiasm and continued until the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It resumed briefly in autumn of 2021 and has been operating again on a regular monthly basis since April.

Initially inspired by books linked to the respective city area they are visiting through their plots and themes, Athens Itineraries often feature the reading of book excerpts.

The program’s aim is to familiarize participants with specific areas of the city, including more obscure corners and unknown stories of Athens from from the past through to today.

This is the first time that some of the Athens Itineraries will be available in English.

Return to New Athens, hosted by author Nadia Georgakopoulou, will take participants on a historical and experiential journey through the first 100 years of modern-day Athens as the capital of a new state.

On the other hand, Dark Athens, hosted by Melbourne-born Arthur Antonopoulos, will be centered around his crime novel heroine trying to shed light on a conspiracy as she walks among the roads, monuments, and inconspicuous symbols of Athens.

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