ATHENS RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE TOUR

* From 72€/person
Photo Friendly 5:00 Hours 4+ People

This tour will allow you to move stress free through Athens and discover the highlights of Athens’ most iconic Christian places of worship. This half day tour will take you on a walking pilgrimage in Athens City Centre where you will be able to walk the steps of Saint Paul, visit Athens’ most important churches and explore Athens’ Christian religious history. Following our walking tour, our van will take you to a unique restaurant where you will be able to taste delicacies inspired by the monastic gastronomy. Upon request, this tour provides you the option for participating in one of the most impressive and spiritual mysteries of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Tour Details
The tour starts outside Syntagma Metro Station. Our tour guide will be holding a Parthenon Tours sign. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the departure time of the tour. Our guide will walk you through Athens City centre where you will have the chance to take magnificent photos of Athens’ most iconic monuments and buildings. Our pilgrim tour starts at Sotira Lykodimou-Russian church, which is the biggest medieval building of Athens. It continues through Plaka, where you will be able to visit the historical churches of Sotiras tou Kotaki, Ayia Ekaterini, Ayios Nikolaos Rangavas and Ayios Ioannis Theologos. Our guide will then take you to the picturesque neighbourhood of Anafiotika, where you will have the chance to admire Metochi Panayiou Tafou and Panayia Chryssokastriotissa, where according to popular belief, the miraculous icon of the church protects believers in difficult circumstances. The tour will continue through Monastiraki one of the most vibrant areas of Athens, where you will visit one of the oldest churches of Athens Ayioi Apostoloi tou Solaki and Pantanassa church. Our walking tour continues to Kapnikarea church in Ermou street the most famous commercial street of Athens and ends at the Old Metropolis Cathedral. Given the package purchased and your request, our guide will take you to a traditional Orthodox church where you will be able to witness and participate in an orthodox ceremony. Your tour leader will then guide you to your van that will take you to visit a carefully selected restaurant offering a unique menu that is aligned with the Orthodox faith and monastic tradition. After a day full of new experiences, our guide will leave you outside the Syntagma Metro Station or your accommodation and will provide you a Parthenon Tours souvenir.
Highlights
  • Experienced local guides
  • Discover the religious heritage of Athens
  • Visit eleven of the most iconic churches of Athens.
  • Stroll through the picturesque neighborhoods of downtown Athens
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the city and capture exceptional photos of Athens most iconic monuments
  • Taste unique monastic delicacies
  • Participate in one of the most holy orthodox ceremonies
  • Small group ensuring a relaxing and personal experience
Practical Info
  • Included: Food and Drinks, local guide, van transport, hotel pick-up and drop off service (only with Private tour), religious ceremony.
  • Not Included: gratuities.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10-15 minutes prior to the departure time
  • Languages: English. 
  • Private Tour is offered in different languages upon request.                          
  • Surprise quality gift
  • COVID -19 measures apply*

Trip Itinerary

10:00 AM - Syntagma Metro Station

Meet with your guide

10:15 AM - Walking Pilgrimage Tour

Enjoy your walk-through Athens city center and visit Athens’ most important churches

12:15 PM -Ceremony

Your guide will take you to a Greek traditional church to attend an orthodox ceremony

13:30 PM Lunch
Your van will take you to enjoy unique monastic food
15:00 PM Farewell and souvenir

Pricing Chart

5:00h Deluxe Tour
4 People +
€72/person
  • Local Guide
  • Set Menu
  • Surprise Gift
5:00h Private Tour
up to 6 People
€720/tour
  • Local Guide
  • Fruits, Snacks and Beverages
  • Deluxe Menu
  • Orthodox Ceremony
  • Luxury Gift

Meeting Point

In Parthenon Tours your safety is our priority during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.  
  • Our guides are fully vaccinated and are regularly tested for Covid-19.
  • Our guides wear safety masks at all times and follow all the necessary sanitary protocols and precautions.
  • Your transport is professionally sanitized before your trip.
  • We require that you wear a protective mask in mandatory venues and crowded places, and that you keep the required distance from your fellow travelers so that everyone can safely enjoy the tour experience.
For more info concerning current COVID-19 measures please visit:

https://eody.gov.gr/en/category/covid-19-en/

“ This tour was a great way to see Athens religious sites. The tour was very flexible and accommodating. Lunch was delicious and an experience on its own. ”
Boris Karasev
“This is a great tour to learn about the religious and experience the cultural orthodox history of Athens. Highly recommended. ”
Matina Palaiologou
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