Explore a different side of Greek history, with this walking tour that will take you through the gardens and mansions of 19th century Athens, to discover the optimism and splendor of the first century of Greek independence.
Neoclassical Athens begins with a guided tour of the enchanting National Garden, to discover its history, secrets, and flora. You’ll be transported back in time to the early days of the modern Greek state, when kings and queens strolled along the garden’s paths, and dreamers and visionaries from across Europe and the world gathered in the newly established Greek capital.
Take a stroll through the National Garden, which was originally commissioned by the first Queen of Greece as her royal gardens, and admire the exotic flora accompanied by a landscape architect or a horticulturalist.
Walk down Panepistimiou street to discover the stunning architecture of its 19th-century neoclassical buildings and their connection with King Otto, including Iliou Melathron (the Numismatic Museum of Athens).
Enjoy an artisanal coffee at Black Duck Garden, a hidden treasure tucked away in the gardens of the first temporary residence of Greece’s first royal couple.
On colder days, sip coffee at Black Duck Multiplarte, an all-day multilevel hang-out restaurant, popular for the art and photography exhibitions held in the basement.
Get a glimpse into a fascinating period of the modern history of Athens, with a private tour of the Museum of the City of Athens, Vouros-Eutaxias Foundation.