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Athens Scenic Bike Tour
"Step back in time on this cycling tour through Athens and learn about the city's rich history. Anyone can join this tour because the routes are suitable for any rider capable of biking 9km. This bike tour hits all the must-see sights by safely biking on get off the bikes to walk around on the Hill of the Muses and Pnyx. Enjoy the serenity of the scenery and great views of Acropolis here before moving to Ancient Agora the center of political and public life in Athens. Move from Ancient Greece to the Rome Period with a stop at the Roman Forum Tower of the Winds and the famous Plaka area.The tour concludes with a coffee break and chatter of Greek culture's everyday life before returning back to the original departure point in Central Athens.""""See the sights of Athens in this 9km journey by bike. Go back in time and learn about Greece's capital from a local's point of view. This 3-hour tour cycles at a nice
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Athens Small-Group 2.5 Hour Electric Bicycle Tour
"This is a fast trip passing the main sights of Athens. It will give you an impressive idea about the beauty and richness of Athens and it’s history!You will see the following attractions:• Panathinaiko Stadium (Kalimarmaro)• Zappio Megaro (Na Herodion Attikon• New Acropolis Museum• Temple of Olympian ZeusAll bicycles are made in Germany and powered by Bosch engine and batter Shimano hydraulic break system and gears."""This tour is designed for those who want to see most of Athens sights in a short amount of time. Starting off just below Acropolis you will pass all major sights. Enjoy the ride on one of the Bosch powered electric bicycles.title=Highlights&1=2.5-hour+tour+of+Athens%27+highlights&2=Explore+the+city+by+bike&3=See+ancient+and+modern+sites&4=Soak+up+the+local+atmosphere+on+city+streets&5=Family+friendly&6=Small+group+ensures+a+personal+experience""
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"Private Walking Tour: Ancient Agora
"Syntagma Metro station where your tour begins contains many archaeological exhibits including ancient grave stones an aqueduct from the 5th century BC pottery a 2000-year old beehive and a mosaic from the 5th century AD. Heading down to Mitropoleos Square where you can visit the Cathedral which began construction on Christmas day in 1842. It remains a major city landmark and the site of important ceremonies
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Tower of the Winds

It's called the Tower of Winds for its most obvious features: the eights wind deities that grace its highest rim. The wind vane on its roof would indicate the wind direction, but it was also probably...
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antistar
Jul 12, 2016

Tower of Winds

It's also called horologion (timepiece) and is an octagonal Pentelic marble clocktower. It is being overlooked by the acropolis and the parthenon and was erected by the Macedonian astronomer...
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penny_g
Nov 26, 2010

Tower of the Winds

This lovely octagonal building is inside the site of the Roman agora/forum, although you can see it from the road if the site is shut (or you don't want to go in).It dates from the first century BC,...
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leics
Apr 12, 2009

Tower of winds(Aerides)

From Dioskouron Street continue to Areos Street which will lead you to the square where a monument is located. It is called the Horologion or Clock of Andronikos Kyrrhestes, after the architect from...
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mallyak
Aug 23, 2008

Tower of the Winds

The Tower of the Winds is an octagonal marble tower on the Roman agora. It was supposedly built around 50 BC. The 12 m tall structure has a diameter of about 8 m and was topped in antiquity by a...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Jul 23, 2008

The Tower of the Winds

This marble tower dominates the Roman Agora.It was constructed as a water clock in the 1st half of the 1st century BC by the astronomer Andronikos Kyrrhestes.Its sides are adorned with reliefs...
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viddra
Jul 19, 2007

Tower of the Winds and the Agora

The Tower of the Winds and the Agora are conveniently located near Monastiraki station and a clutch of touristy restaurants at the edge of Plaka. The ruins have precious little explanatory material...
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mikey_e
Jul 02, 2007

Athens - Tower of the Winds or Clock of Andronicus

I did not find the Roman Agora quite as interesting as the Ancient Agro, but I would still recommend you allow yourself time to walk through it. Probably the most interesting building in the remains...
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littlesam1
Jun 11, 2007

The Tower of the Winds

was constructed near the east end of the Roman agora by the astronomer Andronicos, from Kyrrhos in Macedonia. It is now known as the Tower of the Winds. The name of the structure relates to the...
janbeeu
Jul 18, 2005

Tower of Winds

At the very eastpoint of the Roman Agora, you´ll find the beautiful Tower of Winds. This octagonal tower, with a height of 12,1 metres, was built in the first century B.C. and kept a socalled...
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Pieter11
Jun 01, 2005

The Tower of Winds

The Tower of Winds, found in the Roman Agora, is an octagonal tower which was created as a meteorological station and clock. The building is also called the Clock of Andronikos – based on the...
AsterixSg
Jan 19, 2005

Tower of the Winds in Roman Agora

The Tower of the Winds is located near the east end of the Roman Agora. The octagonal tower stands on a base of three steps and is built of white Pentelic marble. It has a conical roof, a cylindrical...
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AcornMan
Apr 26, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Tower of the Winds

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Omonia Square

Short tour at the Omonia square A taxi driver who took as in his cab one night, told us in his own words the story about the Omonia square. He was a proud Greek man, around 65 years old. In his...
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Zappeion

The Zappeion is stunning building complex beside the National Gardens, is used as a Conference and Exhibition Center. In 1869, the Greek Parliament approved the building works for the Olympic Games...
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Acropolis - Erechtheion-Caryatids

Erechtheion was the devil spawn of the Goddess Athena, born of rape and put in a box to keep him secret. Those foolish enough to open the box, and see the snake beast within, threw themselves to their...
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Acropolis - Temple of Athena Nike

It's small enough to be overlooked, and dwarfed even in comparison to the Propylaea (Acropolis Gate). But it's the first temple you see as you enter, and it's position over a sheer drop is the most...
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Ermou Street.

To truly appreciate the cultural ambience and beauty of Athens one needs to take the time to amble through the streets. One of the best walking tours of Athens is to start at Syntagma Square and walk...
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Roman Agora

In Ancient Greece the Agora was an assembly or gathering of the city's people, like a modern town square. It brought together the city's different classes - artistic, political, philosophical,...
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